Do you yearn for back stories that offer valuable guidance and inspiring insights? The music group that brought us Help! and taught America how to Twist and Shout recently gave me a beautiful one to contemplate.
The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across the Atlantic a whiff of much needed fresh air, a reacquaintance with joy we all had been craving since November 22, 1963.
American culture is a youth culture. On television and the movies it sometimes seems that everything and everybody is permanently frozen at 28 years old and it's just the rest of us on the couch who break '50, '60 and '70.
"This guy is the George Harrison from Pakistan. That's awesome, and that's something people should know about..." says Chris Jean, director and co-producer of music videos of 2 songs from TEE-M's recent album.
There are a number of ways to view Mad Men. For my own part, I can take it as a period piece, a sort of time capsule of the early '60s, at once relatively close yet far enough away to be intriguing for its unfamiliarity.