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Why would someone want to listen to Stride when there are plenty of Britney Spears CDs out there?

Oh C'mon, don't bring Adickes down to Brittany's level, that's insulting.

Just because Stride is proggressive musically doesn't mean we don't listen to and love pedestrian material, in fact I was enjoying some Tom Petty earlier this evening. I mentioned liking "pedestrian" stuff because as an artist I find great value in many types of music. Using the Beatles as an example... They were terribly pedestrian (musically and lyrically) for a number of years, yet they basically changed Western culture with thier music. Of course now thier considered brilliant (which they are). Bob Dylan who couldn't play or sing his way out of a wet paper bag also changed many things in music, mainly how folk was defined. there are many more examples but i'll spare you.

Another thing in respect to being "unique". You do realize that about half of what the Beatles did through 64 was copy material. They also were largely using copy material through thier many recording sesions at the BBC. Would that qualify them as not being unique, or was that just another form of art?

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I kind of liked the idea of having them in a spot along a freeway where they could be seen from passing cars.

From the Chronicle yesterday - Addickes on the Beatles positioning.

Here's the artist, David Adickes, explaining why he flopped Lennon and McCartney:

"There is a reason, which is to point their guitars toward the middle of the sculptural composition, to make it more composed," Adickes said.

Lennon was right-handed, McCartney is a lefty.

"If they had been placed as they were onstage, the guitars would lead the eye outward. Also the lot on which they will be placed (along I-10) is sort of narrow, so the positioning was purely a sculptural composition decision."

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From the Chronicle yesterday - Addickes on the Beatles positioning.

Here's the artist, David Adickes, explaining why he flopped Lennon and McCartney:

"There is a reason, which is to point their guitars toward the middle of the sculptural composition, to make it more composed," Adickes said.

Lennon was right-handed, McCartney is a lefty.

"If they had been placed as they were onstage, the guitars would lead the eye outward. Also the lot on which they will be placed (along I-10) is sort of narrow, so the positioning was purely a sculptural composition decision."

I can respect this... but I think it would be cool to see the guitars pointing out. Of course like most woman.. I would want to see it both ways before making a final decision.

I really like them... but then I'm a huge Beatle's fan. Can not wait to see them on I-10.

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I spent some time talking with David Adickes this weekend and finally got around to asking him "Whats up with the Beatles?". He said the original spot off I-10 turned out to be too small for the 4 statues. Instead he said he has something else for the piece of land that should be moving there in the next few weeks. He didn't offer up exactly what those pieces might be.

As for the Beatles statues, he said he's talking with the city about the possibility of them residing permanently at Discovery Green. As much as I'd love for them to stay in the Heights, honestly I think this would be a really cool spot for them to be. That area is already becoming a highly photographed part of town and the addition of these would take it to a whole new level. Hopefully something can be worked out. Soon.

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I spent some time talking with David Adickes this weekend and finally got around to asking him "Whats up with the Beatles?". He said the original spot off I-10 turned out to be too small for the 4 statues. Instead he said he has something else for the piece of land that should be moving there in the next few weeks. He didn't offer up exactly what those pieces might be.

As for the Beatles statues, he said he's talking with the city about the possibility of them residing permanently at Discovery Green. As much as I'd love for them to stay in the Heights, honestly I think this would be a really cool spot for them to be. That area is already becoming a highly photographed part of town and the addition of these would take it to a whole new level. Hopefully something can be worked out. Soon.

I kind of liked the idea of having them in a spot along a freeway where they could be seen from passing cars.

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