The following is a video celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. It was filmed over 3 days on an $80 polaroid camera in Seoul, South Korea. I interviewed various folks, including the infamous, Roberto, about the effects of the album and the band's overall appeal in Asia after so many years.
I first bought Sgt Pepper's on record, when I was living in a small apartment in Newark, Delaware. I had no furniture, prospects, nothing. All I knew was my record player. I would put Pepper's in rotation with some Dylan, lie on the hardwood floor, and think, "These songs make me happy." Then I would fall asleep to Paul singing "Fixing a hole where the rain gets in." I didn't realize how much that album shaped my life, until after the second record with Cecil's Water came out. I didn't know how much I missed it, until I sang songs with Roberto in my room 10 years later in South Korea.
I heart Roberto. I heart yesterday. I heart Sars and Paprika.