Celebrating 40 years of Sgt Pepper's: The Video Ode

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.


Joshua said...

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Feel free off course to comment as you wish and remember: don't take it wrong, don't think that this visitation I make is a matter of more audiences for my own blogg. No. It's a matter of making universal, realy universal, all this question of bloggs, all the essential causes that bring us all together.

I think it's to UNITE MANKIND that we became bloggers! Don't see language as an obstacle. That's not the point. Pictures talk also. Open your heart and come along!!!!!

Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

Cool blog, Joshua. They are pretty poems. I also like that you write poems about dinosaurs. I like dinasaurs.

Blog fresco, Joshua. Son poemas bonitos. TambiƩn tengo gusto que usted escribe los poemas sobre dinosaurios. Tengo gusto de dinasaurs.