When it comes to research materials (such as Michael Braun's book "Love Me do: The Beatles' Progress", which I purchased earlier this week), the only limit is how much I can fit into my suitcase. But when it comes to non-essential souvenirs and mementos, I always limit myself to one per trip. At the "International Beatles Conference" in Altoona, PA in February of last year, I splurged and bought a unique Lego Yellow Submarine, which has been proudly displayed on top of my living room bookshelf ever since. For this trip, my extravagant purchase was a 1/4-size miniature replica of Paul's Hofner bass, photographed here with an American dollar bill to show size.
This little guy will be in storage for the next six weeks, during the move to Indianapolis, but once settled in to the new home, he'll take his place next to that Lego Yellow Submarine on top of the living room book shelf!
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.