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I have the song "That Thing You Do" on my iPod.  Today it happened to play right before "I Saw Her Standing There".

The folks who recorded "That Thing You Do" are doing a good, energetic job, and are pleased with themselves.

The Beatles, on the other hand, are giving it everything they've got.  There's a degree of exhilaration, of newness, of excitement, that "I Saw Her Standing There" has, that "That Thing You Do" entirely lacks.

"That Thing You Do" sounds like sixties pop until you listen to some *real* sixties pop.  The Beatles are seizing their moment with every performance like it's their one chance in a million.  The folks recording as the Wonders, on the other hand, know they've got plenty of time.



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Jun. 20th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
You hit the nail on the head. I could not have put it better myself.
Jun. 20th, 2013 01:50 am (UTC)

How are you? I read about Grommit, of course. (*hugs*) How are you otherwise?
Jun. 20th, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
Better today, actually. The twitter post? Was supposed to be on LJ! How it ended up on Twitter instead I'll never know. Silly silly flickr sharing.

Our sole surviving cat, Biba, is a bit freaked, and very needy of attention today. In her entire 16 years, she's never been without at least one other cat in the house with her. The kids, of course, are asking for another. Bill has been pretty firm with the no. It's going to take time for him to forget having to clean up after Grom multiple times an hour (we were shampooing the carpets 3-4x a week, sometimes multiple times a day)
Jun. 20th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Poor kitty, and poor kids. And poor you! Though I'm glad you're feeling better today.

I'm not sure I'd heard of Biba before. Is she the same cat as Miss Bella Louise? Or did Miss Bella pass? (If so, I'm very sorry. I must have missed that or I would have said something.)
Jun. 20th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
Biba = Bella Louise. She's also BeeBEEEEE. Cats have a way of collecting names. Grommit was also Grommy Salami Meow Meow.
Jun. 20th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
Cats have a way of collecting names.

So true! Jack is also Jacobius and Giacatto, as well as (according to S) "Captain Jack Feinberg".
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