How The Beatles Stitched Two Takes Of “Strawberry Fields Forever” Into A Rock Classic (Cool Weird Awesome 677)

Today in 1966, the Beatles were trying to make one great take of their new song “Strawberry Fields Forever,” and with help from producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick, they ended up making that one great take out of two half takes.

By |2021-12-22T07:44:36-05:00December 22, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Slime Molds Can Remember Stuff Even Though They Don’t Have Brains (Cool Weird Awesome 484)

Physarum polycephalum is pretty smart for a slime mold. It can find its way back to the places where food had previously been even though it doesn't have a nervous system. Researchers in Germany have just figured out how this organism does it. Plus: American Beatlemania may have begun in February 1964, but George Harrison had made a nice, quiet trip to southern Illinois the previous fall.

By |2021-02-25T08:54:56-05:00February 25, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

25 More Days of Holiday Songs: “I Want A Beatle For Christmas” by Becky Lee Beck

I can't imagine what it must have been like to be Santa Claus in 1964. Apparently everyone in the world asked to have a Beatle for Christmas!

By |2020-12-08T10:30:58-05:00December 9, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |
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