Bob. 24. TV and Film Art Dept. Person, Living in Cardiff, Wales. I obsessively collect records, drink way too much coffee and live with two manic goldfish, an equally manic flat mate and an over-active brain.
"In My Life was, I think, my first real, major piece of work,” John Lennon said. “Up until then it had all been glib and throwaway.” The ballad reflects the serious turn the Beatles took with Rubber Soul, but it specifically arose from a journalist’s challenge: Why don’t you write songs about your life? The original lyrics put Lennon on a bus in Liverpool, “and it was the most boring sort of ‘What I Did on My Holidays Bus Trip’ song,” he said. So Lennon rewrote the lyrics, changing the song into a gorgeous reminiscence about his life before the Beatles. It’s ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
My name is my favorite word. This playlist is dedicated to ladies in general. If your name isn’t on the list, I’m sure it won’t be too long before you have your own song. Until then, enjoy these tunes. (Image: Frida Kahlo/Lizzy Mercier Descloux)
1. Alison by Elvis Costello & The Attractions 2. Marlene by Todd Rundgren 3. Suzanneby Leonard Cohen 4. Fridaby Yann Tiersen 5. Elisaby Serge Gainsbourg 6. Angelina by Harry Belafonte 7. Marianne by Terry Gilkyson & The Easy Riders 8. Marthaby Tom Waits 9. Aubrey by Bread 10. Josie by Steely Dan 11. Annie by Mac Demarco
12. Gloria by Patti Smith 13. Valerie by Amy Winehouse 14. Lorelei by Tom Tom Club 15. Pénélope by Lizzy Mercier Descloux 16. Leonie by Frankie Cosmos 17. Sara by Fleetwood Mac 18. Jolene by Dolly Parton 19. Carey by Joni Mitchell 20. Jenny by Sleater-Kinney 21. Anne by Santogold 22. Isobel by Björk
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