Saturday, November 01, 2008

An Open Letter to Ringo Starr

Peace and Love, Peace and Love.  

Ringo, I am writing to you today to inform you in peace and love that after the 20th of November, I will no longer be accepting signed memorabilia from you.  Please do not send me anything you have signed;  concert t-shirts, LP or CD covers, key chains or tote bags.   I simply DO NOT HAVE TIME to accept anything of this nature and it will be returned if it is dated after November 20th.

I was raised as a Beatles fan.  Though my favorite was John, (you may imagine my devastation at his death when I was but 6 years old) I've always liked you, thought you were funny and cute and phenomenal on the drums.  I could listen to Yellow Submarine, Act Naturally, and Octopus's Garden all day long.  But the fact remains that I NO LONGER HAVE TIME for you to be my idol.  Fortunately, I will continue to have time for Paul, who I am sure will never himself be too busy for the gratification of gushing fan mail.  

Paul, please feel free to continue to send me signed Beatles, Wings, or solo memorabilia, which I will accept and gratefully acknowledge receipt of.  A signed copy of Flaming Pie would be nice.

Peace and Love, Peace and Love, 

Paul fanatic

**Please, dear readers, if this doesn't make much sense to you, be sure to follow the link in the text above to Ringo's announcement on You Tube.**

12 fishy comments:

Erin said...

I have to admit, I never really got into the Beatles (again, please don't hate me!). So I'm probably admitting my ignorance by asking: why November 20?

Mina said...

It's about as meaningful as Ringo's Oct 20th deadline (and OCt 20 is already past). Check out the link within the test of my post.

Mina said...

And I don't hate you.

clan of the cave hair said...

(I always like George Harrison...not for his looks, but his music. I could totally live without Wings, it wouldnt' even phase me.) Could you ever imagine sneaking your girls out of the house to go do something Larry had directly forbidden? Yeah, me neither! Go FLOSSIE GO! LOL

Mina said...

I can't imagine Larry directly forbidding anything--well, maybe bars, strip clubs, etc. But a band? I've always admired Grandma for that!!

The Beatles. Well, John has really always been my favorite. His voice makes me weak in the knees. Paul only really has one song like that. He recorded Oh, Darling first thing in the morning to get that raspy voice. John just had it! George is one of the best guitarists of all time.

My mom loved Paul. Don't tell him, but he's generally a little too cheesy for me. My parents has a Wings album and when I was little, I thought my dad was on the cover in the band. And since he played guitar ... well it made sense to me. I'd argue with my parents about it really being him, lol. I do like Flaming Pie when I need something mellow. And he would NEVER tell fans to take a hike.

Wendy said...

Ringo will feel so bad if you return his mail!! by the way cute pumpkin photos!

Savvy Mode SG said...


Jeni said...

I can't say I'm a Beatles fanatic, but I am a fan. I was a little perplexed about your post until I listened to the YouTube clip. All I have to say is AMAZING! I kept asking myself, "Is this really Ringo or an impersonator?" Seems totally selfish...the people who made him who he is he no longer has time for. Hmmmm

Whitney R said...

Ooo, I like the Beatles. But haven't listened to a ton of them. But what I hear I like!

Octamom said...

haa haahhahaaaa--okay, we've been over to youtube and giggled our way through that little treasure--1 0f 8 says that Ringo snorted his dad's ashes must have gone to his head....
or was it George who claimed to have snorted his dad's ashes?

Jenn said...

Wow... that was... interesting, LOL.

I can't possibly choose. I love them all. I spent the whole day George died in tears.

I didn't know who they WERE back when John died, but I'm sad knowing I "missed" that. There's something about John though... I guess it's that he seems the "deepest", the one thinking the hardest about the world and struggling to find his place in it.

Paul has that cutesy thing going on, and is adorable in his own way. But you're right that he sometimes has a cheesy quality.

In My Life will probably always be my favorite song of all time, though I get a kick out of singing the more obscure songs and getting odd looks from my husband and children (OK, and whoever else happens to be around...)

veronica said...

I'm a huge Beatles fan. It was a staple in our house growing up. I think if I had to rate my favorites they would be Paul, John, George, Ringo. (Ringo always seemed like the red-headed step child of the group.) I wonder if he never got out of the drug phase...maybe that explains this little video.