I’d rather not get into specifics, but I had kind of a difficult day yesterday. And, knowing this, Clementine and Linette made me a nice dinner that started with a big gin and tonic, some time alone on the couch with George Harrison, and a big bowl of homemade artichoke dip. [During times of stress, I’m known to seek out Harrison’s 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass.] Interestingly, later that night, as I was catching up on the news, Harrison would come back to me in a story about the Republican National Convention. It would seem that, just before Trump’s daughter Ivanka took the stage to declare her father “the people’s champion,” they played Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun”. And, as you might imagine, the musician’s family was not terribly pleased… Following are two tweets sent out by the Harrison estate.
The first references their displeasure with the Trump campaign for using “Here Comes the Sun”.
And the second suggests a song that might have been better suited for the occasion, Harrison’s “Beware of Darkness,” which I’ve also quoted in the graphic at the top of the post.
And, here, if you’re unfamiliar with the song, is video of Harrison and his friends performing “Beware of Darkness” at The Concert For Bangladesh [Madison Square Garden, 1971].
From now on, whenever I hear Trump’s name mentioned, I know what I’ll be humming.