Monday, November 9, 2009
LETTER TO THE BEATLES: PLEASE LEAVE THE YELLOW SUBMARINE AT THE DOCK
Lots of bad ideas going around lately! Bono and The Edge doing songs for a Spider-Man musical. Steven Tyler maybe quitting Aerosmith. The other four guys from Aerosmith thinking about working with another singer. Now, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, and creepy sorta animated films like Polar Express and A Christmas Carol) wants to remake The Beatles' Yellow Submarine. Dear Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr: don't let him. The Beatles didn't want to really be involved in it the first time around - it is actually voice actors playing the roles of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Being involved in this one wouldn't make up for it. The Beatles have handled their legacy exceedingly well in the past decade or so: everything they've done has been cool (with the possible exception of Let It Be ... Naked) and well executed. The greatest hits album 1 sold millions, Love is a hit in Vegas, Across The Universe turned young kids on to their music, etc. But this would most likely come off as lame, so don't do it!