“I heard the news today” that people could finally download the Beatles music on ITunes. Wow I wonder what The Beatles would say? While I am sure the living have no problem, would John and George roll over in their grave? Well probably not, but they might just laugh and say what took them so long and it got me thinking…
The Beatles have got to be my all time favorite band. Outside the fact that they really changed music, the change in their music was amazing, they went from I Want to Hold Your Hand and Twist and Shout to Hey Jude and Let it Be. They went from pop rock to sort of a psychedelic sort of music. They went from meaningless love songs to meaningful messages to the world.
The Beatles caught my attention when they first hit the air. I was just a kid but knew they were something special and that I would be a fan. As each song came out, so did my guitar as I skillfully tried to learn each lick. I could not get enough of these four chaps.
Every time an album came out, I was there and when the cassettes, 8-tracks and reel to reel came out as I was making sure I had that album in every form of media.
So I’m not so sure I understand what the big hoopla is with ITunes. I have been listening to The Beatles on my IPod every since I had an IPod. Years ago I found a free mp3 burner and burnt all my albums to the computer. Last year my cousin gave me thirty-five Beatles albums as mp3′s for a Christmas gift. Some were re-mastered, some where greatest hits, not so greatest hit, interviews I mean I have a folder with 35 Beatles albums at my finger tips to listen to on my IPod or computer.
I did not have to wait for ITunes to offer me the Beatles. Like always even as a child if I wanted something in a specific media, I would find a way. As a kid, we would record our albums onto a cassette and stick it in our Walkman. As an adult, we simply burn the CD that we owned or rented from the library onto the computer and convert it to MP3.
But Apple is ranting and raving that they have “unveiled” The Beatles on ITunes. Hmmm, I feel sorry for those who really thought they had to wait for Apple to get the Beatles on their IPod. Hey but if you are one of those people who really thought you had to wait, then go for it. You can go to Apple and pay and simply click and the group’s 13 re-mastered studio albums for $12.99, or as double albums for $19.99 can be yours.
As for me, hmmm I guess I am just ahead of my time, or is Apple a little behind the times? One would have to wonder.