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Paul McCartney’s triumphs and Dan Aykroyd’s music

As if the man doesn’t have enough honours and success, he’s #1 on the NYT Bestseller list! Honestly, could you just slow down for once, Paul? I’ve asked for his book for Christmas, hope Santa is listening. And excitement is building because Peter Jackson’s three-part Get Back film launches Nov. 25. I know some of my friends laugh at my adolescent fan girl enthusiasm, but there are many, many millions of Beatle lovers just like me. It’s a fine club to belong to.


Even louder sigh. #1 on the NYT Bestseller list. Sigh sigh sigh sigh sigh. 

Yesterday, Ken and I were going to see Dune, our first movie in a theatre in nearly two years. But it was such a stunning day, I called his cell, and both of us had had the same thought – this might be the last lovely day of the year, let’s see a film when it’s dark and raining. We met at Queen’s Park instead and sat people-watching in the warm sun under a shower of gold, orange, and scarlet leaves, then rode along Harbord and stopped for lunch at a restaurant with a patio until a sudden rainstorm had us hustling inside. While waiting for the rain to stop, which it soon did, we FaceTimed our dear friend Lynn in Provence – how surreal is the technology, that there on the little phone in my hand was our laughing friend in southern France. She and I meet regularly now on the Zoom screen; I sent her the link to Nicky Guadagni’s fabulous daily dance party, so Lynn and I now dance together several times a week, as we did when we were teenaged roommates, when Danny Aykroyd used to come to parties at our apartment with his favourite record, the music from the film Psycho. Yes. We danced to the screechy stabbing music. That was Dan.

It’s a gloomy day – perfect for Dune. Let’s make another date, Ken.



One response to “Paul McCartney’s triumphs and Dan Aykroyd’s music”

  1. What a lovely post! Thank you Beth

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