Feb 29: "The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at the South Georgia Regional Library
While all my tours are vacations in a sense, the lack of bookings on Friday and today made this weekend an ideal time for a "vacation within a vacation". On Thursday, I met up with my wife and in-laws at Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort in Daytona Beach. While my phone camera isn't adept at night photography, I managed to capture the lunar-lit scene that greeted us upon check in:
And while it's significantly cooler than it was earlier in the trip (mid-60s instead of mid-70s), that's not keeping us out of the four pools and three hot tubs!
I depart the Sunshine State tomorrow, as I make my way North to Valdosta. Having delivered "Band of the Sixties" 14 times in the last 21 days, I'm not complaining that tomorrow's program is instead on Sgt. Pepper:
Monday, 29 February 2016, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
South Georgia Regional Library, 300 Woodrow Wilson Dr, Valdosta, GA
The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Since its release in 1967, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has often been regarded as the single greatest rock album ever made, and one of the first rock concept albums. This 90-minute multimedia presentation will observe and discuss the landmark album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.