Last night I was invited to a friend’s for dinner. This is a rare treat for me beyond the very capable hands of my dear Kate. The invite also extended to watching Magical Mystery Tour and probably drinking too much for a Monday night.
What I enjoy about spending time with Johnny and Ali is that there is absolutely no effort involved in talking to them or being in their company, that’s a rare thing to come by, particularly when you’re rather taken with the idea that you are surrounded by idiots. They’re both very intelligent and wasted in this little seaside town and I think that’s a part of the draw. They aren’t people who haven given up and settled down to life in a cubicle, they have dreams and they enjoy life. They also cook up an amazing lasagne which I am also a fan of.
As far as the film goes, there was obviously a lot of money going round in the sixties and Magical Mystery Tour is a surreal waste of it. I had previously heard that it has very little narrative but wow, just wow. I think Yellow Submarine made more sense.
Right, I’m going to try and finish 1Q84 and listen to some Lennon, it’s his birthday you know.