Being for the benefit of the Lemonade Band

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Affiche_MrKite.jpgA few weeks ago I went to New Orleans and saw Paul McCartney in concert, which was everything I had ever hoped it would be. I smiled, I sang, I got goosebumps. I loved it. He played a lot of Beatles songs, including a few songs by the other members of the band. One such tune was "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!", the origins of which I'm familiar as a Beatlemaniac. John Lennon owned a vintage poster, and its content pretty much verbatim became the lyrics to the eponymous song.  

What a singular way to write a song, right? But hearing the song made me think of my husband Steve, who is decidedly  not  a Beatlemaniac. He and his artistic partner, Waki Gamez, also wrote a song some years ago in exactly the same manner after Steve discovered a poster in our neighborhood for something called a Lemonade Band.  


While it might be a stretch to say that Waki and Steve one-upped the Beatles, I'm just going to say that  one  of these two bands just did a song, while the other also did a video that involved an insane amount of pre-production, including tracking down a disused synagogue as a set.  And  made a blog about it.  

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club who??

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