Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Here's to a great 2015!
I have had a blast in 2014. It isn't every year that you get the opportunity to see both living Beatles in concert in the same week, or attend two Beatle conventions, or have a fun part in a community theater production of a musical.
I have read so many people saying how terrible 2014 was for them, and I my heart goes out to anyone who lost a loved one or went through a difficult time in the past year. I hope that the music of the Beatles and some of the fun photos I have posted on this blog brought at least a small glimmer of happiness in your life.
As the year of the Beatles 50th anniversary comes to an end, I want to take the time to thank some people who really made this year special:
To my mom, Coral Schmidt: Thank you for always being ready to go on another Beatles adventure with me.
To Jude Southerland Kessler: Thank you for allowing me to be on your radio show this year. It was really a fun experience. You have been such a great Beatles friend.
To Lana Staggs: Thanks also to you, Lana for putting me on your radio show this year! It was so great to see you at the Ringo concert.
To Brother Michael: Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I appreciate your help in typing things up and for your emails. You are MTBFR's #1 fan!
To Mister Kite: You make me laugh and make me shake my head at the same time. Ringo and Paul are still amazing to me. But I thank you for making me think.
To Ben in France: Thank you for the photos and conversations.
To Lizzie, Bruno, Graame, Mark Luis, Since1963, Vincent and anyone else who has sent photos and/or stories to me this past year! Thank you so much! It is folks like you that make this blog better and better every year.
To Mark Lewisohn: Thank you for writing the best Beatles book ever and for meeting me this year. The mere fact that you look at this blog still freaks me out.
And to everyone who visit MTBFR every day and even those who right click and save without saying anything to me....I thank you for coming here and I hope you all continue to enjoy this place in the future.
I hope as we get into 2015 that great things will continue. Plans are in the works for the 50th anniversary of Help as well as other things from 1965 to tie into 2015. Happy new year Beatle friends!