"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Saturday, 21 April 2012

quick pop quiz...

Guess who?
Oh my word, I did not even know that Sir Paul had a son.  This picture popped up on one of the news feeds this morning and I thought to myself  "What is the man thinking? Dying his hair orange. He has lost the plot".  Then I read further and it is his son, James.  Miserable looking child and perhaps this is the picture that Paul takes to his plastic surgeon "I need to look this age".  I did an image search on Google and could not find a smiling one.  The closest to a smile is this one:-
Smug chap.  I dislike him already.  Perhaps Daddy was too stingy to send him to the dentist. Judgemental Jennifer (and you have not even met him).

Now wouldn't you like a son like this one:-

My favourite Beatle was George, this is his son - Dhani.  "Harrison's first name is pronounced similarly to the name Danny but with an aspirated 'd'. He is named after 6th and 7th notes of the Indian music scale, 'dha' and 'ni'. 'Dhani' is also a raga in north Indian classical music" - Thanks Wikipedia.   

"An aspirated "d"?"  "My name is Dhani with an aspirated 'd!'"

He is a pretty good and very humble musician and has sung with Jakob Dylan and currently plays with Ben Harper (one of my favourites) in Fistful of Mercy

Next, we have............................ 
Okay if the oriental look did not give it away the glasses certainly did.  Sean Lennon - not to be confused with Julian (also a musician).

No prizes for guessing this one:-
Zak Starkey - Son of Ringo.  If you saw this picture on it's own it would have been the most difficult (so I gave you a picture with drumsticks as a clue).Fortunate chap to have not inherited the skeg of a nose.  He has played for The Who and Oasis and has even "guest drummed" with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

So a pretty easy quiz for a Saturday - James McCartney, Dhani Harrison, Sean Lennon and Zak Starkey.

Apparently these four fabulous fellas are planning to get together to form "The Beatles - The Next Generation" (such an original name).  Read the story here.   None of them are spring chickens.  Dhani is the youngest at 33 and Starkey is 46.  Maybe they have left things a bit late?

On checking up on my facts I found this little quip from James on a BBC news page:-

"James McCartney, who strongly resembles his father, said he had "dreamt of being better than The Beatles".  "I'm not sure if I can do that," he told the BBC. "If anything, I would love to be equal to The Beatles -- but even that's quite tough."  The younger McCartney was playing a gig Tuesday in Liverpool, north-west England, at the famous Cavern Club where The Beatles first made their name."

".......but even that's quite tough"  "....I'm not sure if I can do that"   Understatement.  He must be on something organic.

I rest my case and think my judgement on James is correct.  In 1966 John Lennon was banned for saying that they "were more popular than Jesus".   I'm watching you James!!

1 comment:

  1. It's eerie how much the top three resemble their fathers. Beatles genes are clearly incredibly dominant.