Archive for the ‘Beatles’ Category

THE BEATLES: THANK YOU, LADS

Posted: 14th February 2017 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Music, Music Industry

By Hans Ebert Their music has been the soundtrack to many of our lives. We grew up with them. Their songs made us smile, sad, think, forgive, forget, fall in love, fall out of love, stay in love. They gave us answers when there were none. They inspired us when we needed to be picked [...]

LIFE THROUGH THE MUSICAL LOOKING GLASS

Posted: 7th February 2017 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Music
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By Hans Ebert We talk too much. We don’t listen enough. Our priorities are often upside down and back to front. We sleep so much, we lose touch with reality. We have minds, but rarely think. We’re happy to be led. We’re nowhere and everywhere. But think we’re somewhere. Or getting somewhere by doing nothing. [...]

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST

Posted: 11th January 2017 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Love, Love and Music, Music
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By Hans Ebert He knew when he bought it that this was no ordinary Christmas tree. After all, what made a grown man who had never ever celebrated Christmas nor had even received a Christmas present from his parents- they thought it was a waste of time- decide to buy a Christmas tree in August? [...]

By Hans Ebert Saying 2016 has been a bad year for music- and this year ain’t over yet- is an understatement. So is saying it’s been a bad year for the world of entertainment and the world in general. Whatever’s in the water, it’s not helped that river of life to be smooth sailing. No [...]

By Hans Ebert “And so this is Christmas/And a happy New Year…” That was John Lennon at his most caustic, his most sardonic, and, as always, true to himself, and singing “Merry Xmas (War is over)” in a voice that was a combination of resignation, disappointment and sarcasm. That recording was recorded in October of [...]

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk So, you’ve recorded some songs. Great. Creative outlets always lead one away from darkness and into some form of shining light. But what do you plan to do with these songs? Even with a record label behind you, what can they do for these songs? Really. And if you’ve managed to [...]

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

Posted: 19th October 2016 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Hong Kong, Music
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By Hans Ebert The grass is always greener on the other side. That’s the thinking anyway when that restless heart takes over and impulsive decisions that have been going through one’s head for many years finally makes one want to beat a hasty retreat from the disappointment of those you loved and lost and the [...]

By Hans Ebert Depending on where you are in the world, today, October 9, would have been John Lennon’s 76th birthday. Actor Peter Sellers, also a Libran, was born on September 27. Both are men whose body of work, and who, through chance meetings and interviews, shaped my life- for better or worse. The journey [...]

By Hans Ebert “Aiiyah, I know Mr Hans. Not like before. Very much boring.” It was a longtime staffer at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Hong Kong agreeing with me when I told him I had to flee the hotel’s Champagne Bar after suffering from an acute attack of terminal boredom coupled with major depression [...]

By Hans Ebert It’s the technique not the idea. It’s something my mentor in advertising- Keith Reinhard- used to make all his creative directors understand, especially during a time when when the art director was more interested in how “beautiful” a print ad should look like and the copywriter was asked to shorten the headline [...]