Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The speaking voices of the 4 Beatles was provided by two voice actors. The songs were real Beatles songs. The band itself was not involved in the project, although their voices were used in the previously recorded music.
The show consisted around two episodes, each framed from a Beatles song. There was a "follow the bouncing ball" singalong in the middle. The intro to each show played their music while the group was depicted running from it's crazy fans. A phenomenon we know as Beatlemania, which was rampant at the time.
The Beatles were reportedly initially not fond of the TV show, but later came to like it. The cartoon, I believe, went a long way toward cementing the band's place in American culture. Most of the Beatles songs that I knew were the ones that I had heard on the cartoon.
The Beatles would eventually release the movie "Yellow Submarine" which was also animated.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Yes, my in-laws were there, but so were my brothers and friends as my wife had planned a surprise party. She told me that she had planned it for months.
The Jet City Players performed, they are a danceable pop band with a rock edge. The lead singer is the lovely Marcie J. We were also treated to Larry Hays playing guitar while his friend, Diane sang some rock and roll. A great time was had by all.
Deb and I spent the night at the Bothell McMenamins Anderson School.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
School is out for the summer and apparently, the originally structure for Lake Wilderness Elementary School is gone forever.
Students will attend classes, starting this fall, in a new facility, which I believe is seen in the background.
Things work quickly in the Tahoma School District.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
BSB stands for "Brown Sugar Bourbon". I am not a bourbon drinker, but I decided to try BSB when we attended the game last Sunday. I had it mixed with club soda and it was real good.
On my next visit to a Mariners game, I hope to bravely try the grasshoppers.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
It is now the only course within the city limits. The restaurant on the course, reportedly, is losing money. That is no surprise as the city and nearby Covington have seen a flurry of new restaurants. Changes discussed have included upgrading the course and making the restaurant available to only golfers using the course at the time.