Thursday, August 29, 2013

August/September MTBRF update

I have noticed that viewers in the past few days have jumped up by about 500 people a day.   So I thought it would be a great time for another update.   Welcome to all of those who are new to Meet The Beatles...For Real!  I think it is safe to say that there isn't any other Beatles site online quite like it.  Now if that is good or bad is up for you to decide.   If you have any questions about this blog, please read the "Self Interview" (aka FAQ) at the top of this page.

August was a rough month for me with this blog.   I got quite a few rude comments emailed to me after I posted photos from my trip to the U.K and Germany.   Then I got an e-mail in which someone was mad about things left in the comment section and threatened to sue me if they were not promptly removed.   As I have said before, I am a real person and quite sensitive one at that, and all that stuff had me in tears.  Many thanks to all of the kind viewers I talked to at the Fest for Beatle Fans who helped raise my self-esteem about this blog a bit.   I am not going to allow a few Blue Meanies to ruin our fun around here.

How many of you were surprised to hear a new song from Paul today?  I know I sure was!   I like to think that I am pretty much on top of all the Beatles news, but that new song sure took me by surprise.  When did Paul even have time to record a new album?    He is one busy man!   I really like the song, "New" and hope to hear it live!  :)

If you would like to write an article for Meet the Beatles...for Real!, please feel free to do so.   I am looking for any news on Ringo or Paul sightings, reviews of things, and anything Beatle fan related.   It would be great to have a variety of fans of different age groups and locations.   I have a few things planned for the near future for this blog, but nothing big and exciting.    I do have another contest in the works.   I just love giving out Beatles things. 

Just a few reminders:

1 Keep spreading the word about "Good Ol Freda."   It will be available on Video on Demand and Itunes starting September 6.    Contact your local indie theater and request that they show "Good Ol Freda" from Magnolia pictures.    Check here to see the latest list of  screenings.   Please spread the word among all of the Beatle fans you know.  

2.  There is still time to enter the contest to win James McCartney's autograph.    All you have to do is email a Beatles photo to
All entries must be in by noon central time on September 1, 2013.   That evening I will announcing the winning number.    So if you haven't entered, go ahead and send a photo in right now.   It doesn't cost you a thing and you might be the winner.   

As of right now I plan on attending the unveiling of a marker for George in Benton, Illinois on September 21.   If anyone else is planning on going, please let me know.    I will have a report from the festivities.

That appears to be it for now.   As always, if you have a story or photo to share about meeting one or more of the Beatles in person, just send you story or photo to me.   You can send stories even if you don't have a photo.

Sara S.


  1. Anyone know if Google Docs has any intention of re-supporting "photo albums". In the latest update you can no longer view thumbnails of images.
    claims pages photos

    1. I just started to use google docs, and I am not too crazy about it. I can't help.

  2. Sara, you do a great job here and so many people appreciate it! That commenter was an a--hat!

    I really like Paul's new song- super catchy!

  3. Hi Sara. I've been looking in the pre-orders section on itunes and Good 'ole Freda is nowhere to be found. I've looked everywhere for it. They don't even have anything under the release date of September 6th. I was really hoping to be able to download it. Do you have any idea why itunes doesn't seem to have it at all?

  4. I am not sure, but I will ask the publicity person for the film about it. Has anyone been able to find it?

  5. Is it me or is the photo back to front?

  6. James McCartney or James Paul McCartney ?

    1. Well I gave away an autograph of James McCartney (Paul's son), but that contest ended on September 1st. Believe me, if I ever obtain an autograph of James Paul McCartney, I would be keeping it for myself as that is my #1 most wanted item in the world.