Tag Archives: George Harrison

Joy: The Beatles, “Here Comes The Sun” (1969)

Easter 2018 This is a movie hook post that wants to become a music hook post. I’m starting with an image from Tarzan and His Mate (1934), one of a number of production stills in which Maureen O’Sullivan looks very happy indeed … Continue reading

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Supernormal Stimulus: The Huge Guitar Tone

Father’s Day 2013 I first read about the supernormal stimulus in one of Joseph Campbell’s books where he was explaining religious psychology in terms of the captivating power of exaggerated attributes.[1] He cited Niko Tinbergen’s observation that a male grayling … Continue reading

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Too Good: Derek and the Dominos, “Bell Bottom Blues” (1970)

A track can have extraordinary impact in many different ways. Here is a way that depends on a sense of limited access. Perhaps the experience I am about to describe can no longer be had in the age of universal … Continue reading

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