Nice column on Tuesday by BeloJo deputy editorial pages editor, Ed Achorn. Taking a break from his usual political musings, Ed writes about one of his favorite topics, The Beatles. His other fave topic and area of expertise is early baseball and, in particular, Old Hoss Radbourn (Achorn's book Fifty Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had is a gem).

Achorn writes admiringly of Paul McCartney's latest CD, Kisses On the Bottom, a collection of tunes by Great American Songbook-types like Harold Arlen and Irving Berlin. Best of all, Sir Paul has featured a new song on the CD, written in the style of these earlier masters, titled "My Valentine."

McCartney performed the song on the Grammy broadcast this week, with able support from Diana Krall on piano and some lovely guitar work by Joe Walsh. It was nice to see that Sir Paul still has the touch when he puts his mind to it. As Jorge's father said when the Beatles performed "Yesterday" for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show, "Hey, that guy can really sing."

Send half-price candy and Pulitzer-grade tips to  p&j@phx.com.

< prev  1  |  2  |  3  | 
  Topics: Phillipe And Jorge , Birth Control, Abortion, Brown University,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY PHILLIPE AND JORGE
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   ONE FINE LADY  |  April 16, 2014
    Nuala Pell was a woman whom Phillipe and Jorge liked, admired, and respected, and we are saddened by her death this week at the age of 89.
  •   MAN OF MORE THAN LETTERS  |  April 09, 2014
    Peter Matthiessen, one of the greatest American writers of his generation and a longtime hero to Phillipe and Jorge, passed away on April 5.
  •   THE GOOD NEWS  |  April 02, 2014
    We like to highlight the inspiring things that occasionally happen in the Biggest Little.
  •   VOTE THEM ALL OUT!  |  March 26, 2014
    Rhode Island’s newly-christened Speaker of the House, Rep. Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston), makes Phillipe and Jorge think of someone who, if you went mountain climbing with him and if you started to fall, would be sawing with a knife furiously at the safety line connecting you in case you might take him down with you.
  •   DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?  |  March 12, 2014
    The story of the Prius stolen from Mrs. Clay Pell — aka Michelle Kwan — has reached farcical proportions.

 See all articles by: PHILLIPE AND JORGE