The Marmite

Back when I was living in the Villa in San Francisco, I had two British flatmates who drank English tea every morning. I very much enjoyed it when they’d offer me a “spot-o-tea” as my Irish grandmother brewed tea daily as well. Along with their tea they often ate toast. But they didn’t put butter on their toast, they put on it a brown paste that came from a jar called “Marmite”.

Curious, one morning I tried some on my toast. It looked like Nutella and I was expecting a sweet chocolate or peanut buttery taste…. however… well, I think Amanda Fucking Palmer puts it best (Vegemite is even more evil than Marmite)

The end of “Love”? #cirquedusoleil #beatles

It was sad to hear the news today that one of the victims of the Covid-19 virus is Cirque Du Soleil as they declared bankruptcy and laid off thousands of workers. All of their shows have ceased operations due to the virus and the company incurred massive amounts of debt. Hopefully the company will be able to restructure and resume operations of some of its shows but with the recent resurgence of the Virus in the United States, it doesn’t look like they’ll be resuming productions anytime soon. Which very well could spell the end of my favorite Cirque show, the Beatles masterpiece, “Love”.

I’ve seen Love a total of three times and every time am blown away. The Love Soundtrack alone is mind-blowing for any Beatles Fan. To create the show’s lush soundscape, producers Sir George Martin (RIP) and his son, Giles, worked at Abbey Road Studios with the entire archive of Beatles master recordings.

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The Beatles LOVE

1. Because (LOVE Version)

2. Get Back (LOVE Version)

3. Glass Onion (LOVE Version)

4. Eleanor Rigby/Julia (LOVE Version)

5. I Am The Walrus (LOVE Version)

6. I Want To Hold Your Hand (LOVE Version)

7. Drive My Car/The Word/What You’re Doing (LOVE Version)

8. Gnik Nus (LOVE Version)

9. Something/Blue Jay Way (LOVE Version)

10. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!/I Want You (She’s So Heavy)/Helter Skelter (LOVE Version)

11. Help! (LOVE Version)

12. Blackbird/Yesterday (LOVE Version)

13. Strawberry Fields Forever (LOVE Version)

14. Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows (LOVE Version)

15. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (LOVE Version)

16. Octopus’s Garden (LOVE Version)

17. Lady Madonna (LOVE Version)

18. Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light (LOVE Version)

19. Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry (LOVE Version)

20. Revolution (LOVE Version)

21. Back In The U.S.S.R. (LOVE Version)

22. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (LOVE Version)

23. A Day In The Life (LOVE Version)

24. Hey Jude (LOVE Version)

25. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (LOVE Version)

26. All You Need Is Love (LOVE Version)

27. Girl (Bonus)

28. Fool On The Hill (Bonus)