The Beatles, Anticipation and Legacy

June 3, 2009 at 7:06 am (awesome pile, music, Uncategorized)

On september the ninth this year, the long awaited and anticipated “The Beatles: Rock Band will be released along with the re release of their catalogue, remastered and with extras.
So here at the mutated pixelation lab the decision was made to put together some Beatles quotes and references purely for our own enjoyment and possibly the enjoyment of others. Feel free to post your own as well!

“He’s very fussy about his drums. They loom large in his legend.” George Harrison talking about Ringo Starr in HELP!

“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.” George Harrison

“The Beatles exist apart from my Self. I am not really Beatle George. Beatle George is like a suit or shirt that I once wore on occasion and until the end of my life people may see that shirt and mistake it for me.” George Harrison

In the 2008 movie Yes Man, Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) sings Can’t Buy Me Love when he sneaks into the Hollywood Bowl with Allison (Zooey Deschanel), He soon also mentions the Murder of John Lennon. He also yells “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!” after playing the guitar to save a man from jumping off a building.

“The Beatles were bigger than Jesus” John Lennon was accused of saying this, but it was later revoked.

There’s heaps of references By The Simpsons about the Beatles but our favourite is in Season 14, the episode “Bart of War”, Bart and Milhouse break into Flanders’ house when chasing after their fly-on-a-string and stumbling into Ned’s private collection of Beatles memorabilia, which included a DIY book titled Learn Carpentry with the Beatles (with John Lennon on the cover saying, ‘I’m fixing a hole … in my drywall!’); a Yellow Submarine standing cardboard cut-out; a Mop-Top-Pop featuring the flavours ‘John Lemon,’ ‘Orange Harrison,’ ‘Paul McIced Tea’ and ‘Mango Starr’.
Bart later takes a drink of a ‘John Lemon’ flavored can of Mop-Top-Pop and sees a psychedelic transformation of Milhouse through John Lennon’s career; from the early years of a suit and mop-top to the “Sergeant Pepper”-era uniform to a more rebellious hippie-look with grannie-glasses to the controversial Rolling Stone magazine cover with a nude John Lennon next to Yoko Ono. Afterwards, Bart quotes ‘Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog’s eye’ from The Beatles’ song “I Am The Walrus”.

“We thought that if we lasted for two to three years that would be fantastic.” Ringo Starr

“I took two suitcases to India with me, one full of clothes and the other full of Heinz Baked Beans!” Ringo Starr

” I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.” Paul McCartney commenting on his “death”

“I am not the Beatles. I’m me. Paul isn’t the Beatles…The Beatles are the Beatles. Separately, they are separate.” John Lennon

As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.” George Harrison

“Give Peace a Chance”

John Lennon


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And it’s time…

May 4, 2009 at 3:41 am (awesome pile, music, tasmania) (, , , )

to cross something off the “Awesome things that I wish would happen” list On the 14th of March 2009, and I had the exciting pleasure of watching Amanda Palmer in concert IN TASMANIA!

It’s was absolutely fucking brilliant.

She is a brilliant show woman and I stood there for the length of the show in absolute awe of her.

After the show I got to meet her and it almost turned into a Wayne’s World moment of me going “I’m not worthy!”

She said during the concert, she would hopefully be back in December.


and now for your viewing pleasure, some photos

img_0832img_0825img_0807img_0783(all images copyrighted by mutatedpixelation 14/3/2009)

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Decemberists new album

May 4, 2009 at 3:21 am (awesome pile, internet, music, Uncategorized) (, , )

The Decemberists, headed by colin meloy have released a brand spanking new album called The Hazards of Love. It’s part rock opera and folk orgy and has some murder ballads that even the king of murder ballads, Nick Cave would be jealous of.

Go on, stop reading and start listening!

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Another Amanda Palmer post

February 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm (music, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Ok so I am a Amanda Palmer fan girl
but yet again, she’s been screwed over
Her new single “Oasis” is only being played on certain media outlets in Britain due to the nature of the subject

Now I love the song.
It’s about a girl who has had horrid things happen to her but she doesn’t care because her favourite band sent her a photograph of them
Whilst it’s black humor, the song spoke to me.
Last year was a terrible year for me health wise but if there’s little things there that brighten your world that makes you feel so happy that you forget your problems for a moment, you feel better.

For me the song is more about hope than dillusion

But BBC 6 is playing the song so props to them

for more information read Amanda’s blog

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Awesome things I’d like to see happen

January 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, music, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , )

Here’s a list of cool things I want to see happen
(but most probably won’t in my lifetime)
*Paul McCartney play a concert in Tasmania
*Amanda Palmer play a concert in Tasmania
*the Re-release of John Lennon’s song “give peace a chance” with footage from different countries of people singing it, particularly Middle Eastern countries
*Vladamir Putin dancing like a robot
*Bob Brown becoming the Prime Minister of Australia
*the Japanese to stop whaling
*for people to stop wearing tights like they’re trousers

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A Poll for you all

January 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm (awesome pile, internet, music, Uncategorized) (, , )

Yep giving you guys a poll.
Who do you think is an underestimated force in modern music?

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Another Underestimated band is

January 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm (awesome pile, music) (, )

The Decemberists.

A folk/pop/rock band from Portland, Oregon.
They are fucking awesome. Their third album Picaresque, is my favourite. Particularly 16 Military Wives, This Sporting Life and The Mariner’s Revenge

Check them out on

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Looking for something musically different

January 12, 2009 at 10:54 am (awesome pile, music) (, , , , )

It is now time for me to get on my musical soapbox.
For those who haven’t heard about this band, should be shot.
The Dresden Dolls, have been around since 2003/2004 and are the most crazy, innovative modern band around.
They break the mold with their way of playing, their concerts are a mix of street theatre and a rock show.
And Amanda’s clothes are to die for.
go have a look at their site

Amanda Palmer, the lead singer, released her solo debut in September 2008 entitled “Who Killed Amanda Palmer?”.
It was AWESOME, an awesome I haven’t experienced since I got The Beatles White Album.

I seriously believe that she is THE most under estimated musician at the moment and it sucks.
Roadrunner isn’t promoting her album at all. It’s annoying when people with actual talent are treated like crap whilst fauxbians and bimbos get all the glory.

I strongly suggest you go listen to Amanda’s music.

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