“If I Ran Away from You: Ep. 2 Pt. 1” Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

In the second installment of our Break-up series, Diana and Phoebe take a DEEP look into January 1969, when the Beatles record and film Let it Be.  

Part 1 reflects on the sub-textual conversation revealed in their behaviors and their music.  Part 2 (Coming very soon!) looks at some of the underlying issues of the break-up as they play out in this period.  

This multi-part series explores the emotional roots of the Beatles break-up with a focus on Lennon/McCartney.

Where to Listen

IF I RAN AWAY FROM YOU: Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles. Episode 1, PARTS 1 & 2

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IF I RAN AWAY FROM YOU: Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles. Episode 1

In this multi-part series, Diana and Phoebe explore the emotional roots of the Beatles break-up with a focus on Lennon/McCartney. They use John’s and Paul’s contemporaneous words and behaviors to challenge the traditional narrative and show how this delicate negotiation for love and security went disastrously awry. In the first installment, they begin their re-examination by tracing the  Big Bang of the break-up to 1968.

Part 1 of Episode 1 focuses on the first half of the year; part 2 on the second.

Our first review!

Lindsay at 25YL left us this beautiful review in 25YL’s feature “What’s the Buzz!”  This was really encouraging and uplifting to read.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! 🙂

“There is no shortage of sources for information about The Beatles. The most popular music group in history has had thousands of books, articles, documentaries—thousands upon thousands of words written or spoken—etc, all produced about them. And now nearly 60 years since they first came together onstage as The Beatles, especially in the post-Beatles Anthology years, it would seem as though nothing more needs to be said. But as younger fans take up the mantle of musicological scholarship about the Fab Four from the hands of the Baby Boomers who first knew and revered and wrote hagiographies about them, an interesting thing has begun to happen.

This is where Another Kind of Mind: A Fresh Look at The Beatles, a new Beatles podcast, steps in. Fronted by a group of passionate young women (somewhere around the Gen-X/Millennial age boundary) AKOM enters the ring determined to wade through the bullshit of Beatles discourse to try to get to the heart of some of the issues surrounding the fandom.

They’re only a month old, but so far they’ve tackled Ringo Starr’s musical style and contributions to the band, George Harrison’s involvement in “How Do You Sleep?”, John Lennon’s song-attack on Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono’s artistic output (both as a competent and interesting solo artist and as John‘s final creative partner), and the intense Lennon/McCartney relationship. Not bad for a brand-new podcast!”

What’s the Buzz: Joe Keery, Sigur Ros, and More! | 25YL

Lindsay at 25YL left us this beautiful review in 25YL’s feature “What’s the Buzz!”  This was really encouraging and uplifting to read.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! 🙂

“There is no shortage of sources for information about The Beatles. The most popular music group in history has had thousands of books, articles, documentaries—thousands upon thousands of words written or spoken—etc, all produced about them. And now nearly 60 years since they first came together onstage as The Beatles, especially in the post-Beatles Anthology years, it would seem as though nothing more needs to be said. But as younger fans take up the mantle of musicological scholarship about the Fab Four from the hands of the Baby Boomers who first knew and revered and wrote hagiographies about them, an interesting thing has begun to happen.

This is where Another Kind of Mind: A Fresh Look at The Beatles, a new Beatles podcast, steps in. Fronted by a group of passionate young women (somewhere around the Gen-X/Millennial age boundary) AKOM enters the ring determined to wade through the bullshit of Beatles discourse to try to get to the heart of some of the issues surrounding the fandom.

They’re only a month old, but so far they’ve tackled Ringo Starr’s musical style and contributions to the band, George Harrison’s involvement in “How Do You Sleep?”, John Lennon’s song-attack on Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono’s artistic output (both as a competent and interesting solo artist and as John‘s final creative partner), and the intense Lennon/McCartney relationship. Not bad for a brand-new podcast!”

Where to find us

What’s the Buzz: Joe Keery, Sigur Ros, and More! | 25YL

Yoko Ono: Art versus Artifice

An interesting artist in popular music and a controversial figure in Beatledom, Yoko Ono has played an outsized role in crafting many of the tropes and narratives that still predominate Beatles history. Phoebe and Thalia discuss Yoko’s music, art and mastery of publicity and media.

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Ringo Starr: The King of Feel

This episode is dedicated entirely to the one and only Ringo Starr! His musicianship, his chemistry with the other Beatles, and how interesting he is as a human being are often overshadowed in the fandom, but Paul continues into present day to refer to Ringo as “the best drummer in the world,” and Dave Grohl calls him, “the king of feel.” Like Paul, Dave, and most of the music world, we feel Ringo deserves more accolades!  Join us as we celebrate his uniqueness, creativity, and innovation as a musician, as well as his interesting life story.

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Too Busy being John and Paul: George Harrison’s Role in “How Do You Sleep?”

In Part 2 of our deep dive into “How Do You Sleep?”, we attempt to dissect George’s role in the creation of the song, his perspective on Lennon-McCartney as a unit, and the impact his participation may have had on George’s relationships with both John and Paul.

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I Find My Love Awake: Reassessing “How Do You Sleep?” in 2019

In Part 1 of this series, Thalia and Phoebe dive deep into the undercurrents of Lennon’s “How Do You Sleep,” exploring John’s state of mind, how he processed the dissolution of his partnership with Paul, and the climate in which the song was written.

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Who’s the Boss: The Fluidity of Leadership within the Lennon/McCartney Dyad

Phoebe and Thalia unpack how the topic of leadership between John and Paul is discussed by authors and fans, and some of the hows and whys behind the various narratives.

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