Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea

This is a great song to listen to carefully. So nice to see George Harrison playing a 6-string uke and singing but also to hear the improvisations going on as you listen to the focus changing arround to various instruments.

I came across this video after looking at Tarzan play the ukulele on the Backwards Ukulele Player's blog and then looked at the "A Man Called Preach" blog. [Click the blog entry title to see the George Harrison entry.]


  1. Under the heading, "Hare Krishna Mantra," (Famous people, funny stories)
    claims that the following is in fact, fact -

    In 1966, George Harrison (the quiet, spiritual Beatle) began to study the teachings of A. C.
    Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of
    the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

    One day, the "quiet one" drove from France to Portugal chanting "Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna" for
    23 consecutive hours - and claimed to have been
    transcendentally guided to his destination after
    forgoing the use of road directions.

  2. When I was at UC, Berkekey, the Hare Krishnas were
    everywhere. Here they come, chanting down the
    sidewalks, here they come snaking their way through
    the dorm areas. Well, they never bothered me, but
    others in the dorms weren't as tolerant as the
    young Pot. Water balloons filled the air and splashed down on and around the transcendental
    meditators. Better they had taken up Transcendental
    Ukulation. Certainly better music...