Anonymous asked: I’m so ready for the next ep!! The last ep was so good, really really stoked to hear about Linda, especially her early life. She’s so under appreciated in fandom. Also curious to hear your guys’ take on the Cox tapes, if it comes up. Cox’s portrayal of their relationship always felt really out of character, and I would like to be better informed on the topic. Thank you for this podcast, I’m learning a lot!!
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We’re so glad you’re enjoying our podcast, and Diana and Phoebe are hard at work on the next episode of the breakup series!
Linda is such an important and influential woman in the worlds of photography, music, art, vegetarian cooking, and sustainable living! She deserves way more attention within the fandom. We’re pleased to share that we have a full episode dedicated to Linda in the pipeline!
We think the claims Peter Cox made about their marriage are sketchy for a number of reasons.
From episode 3.A of If I Ran Away from You, our series on #thebeatles breakup. Beatles authors often place John at the center of the Beatles story, and we think this is the story of all of them, and most especially John and Paul!
We are not afraid to call out Mark Lewisohn. He is simply a man who has written some books. He is subject to the same rigor and scrutiny as any other author. We don’t believe popularity within the fandom should render him immune from criticism. Especially since we think he has failed spectacularly at being unbiased and impartial (which he originally claimed he was setting out to do).
“If I Ran Away from You: Part 4″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles
In this episode, Diana and Phoebe begin their investigation into the issues that separated John and Paul and turned them against each other, the most significant of which was Allen Klein: the Demon King of the Beatles Break-up.
They examine how Klein drove a wedge between Paul and John and hastened the band’s demise. They also discuss what Paul McCartney describes as “the cracking of the Liberty Bell,” a hugely important moment in the journey of the Beatles.
Just wanted to say I love your guys’ podcast and it is so extremely necessary. I’m amazed at how well you’re keeping your cool if you’ve read as many Beatles books as it seems like you have. I’m trying to get through Phillip Norman’s Paul bio and I want to reach through the pages and bitch slap the author. Anywho, love ya, thanks for the stellar content 😘
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Hello listener, and thank you so much for the kind comments! We really appreciate it and are glad you’re enjoying us. It is true that combing through most of the Beatles books out there is an exercise in patience! 🙂
Norman is a bit of a mixed bag depending on what metric we’re going by. There are things about his approach we find frustrating (a bit of misogyny here, a bit of editorializing there). But we do want to give him credit for being willing to revise his opinions on Paul as an artist and a human being, his marriage to Linda, and the Lennon-McCartney partnership as being that of two equals who had mutual respect and love for one another.
The dynamic of Paul and Jane’s relationship was markedly different from that of John and Cynthia’s. We see that while Cynthia was resigned to John prioritizing his relationship with Paul and The Beatles over theirs, Jane wasn’t willing to acquiesce to being second fiddle.
When 3 educated, professional women with a lifelong love of the Beatles found each other through their fandom, and found they all shared a common dissatisfaction in how the Beatles story is analyzed and told, Another Kind of Mind was born!