Monday, June 04, 2007

Happy Birthday, Sgt. Pepper!

June 1 marked Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's 40th birthday, and I totally missed it. Here's the trailer from "Yellow Submarine" to make up for it.

It never ceases to amaze me how I can throw this movie on for a crowd of jaded 12-18 year-olds (usually before studying surrealism) and they almost unanimously love it. People in the hallways will stick their heads into my classroom to see what's going on, and I will hear people singing songs from the movie for weeks afterward.

It's good stuff.


Chris James said...

When I was 16, SPLHCB cassette was played in my car as often as Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Oasis. Great stuff that never gets old.

Anathema Device said...

Hahah! Yeah, I know. Me, too. My dad had it on vinyl and I actually listened to it a lot as a kid on his old stereo with the HUGE Princess Leia headphones. God, what that album would be worth if we had never played it! Oh, well. The memories of growing up with music like that (and Roberta Flack, Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Joel, and tons more) are worth so much more than anything a record -- even mint-- could bring.