O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Beatles on iTunes

a poem about the music of the 60s band the beatles being available on iTunes. We're so excited we almost reinstated our links to the iTunes store. And then we didn't.

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Hamilton High, for outsideleft.com
originally published: November, 2010
Beatles on sale again says self-proclaimed poet Hamilton High

Beatles on iTunes

At last
The Beatles are on iTunes
You don’t remember the Beatles?
They used to play the nursery rhymes
That rocked your grandparents to sleep.
Please Please Me (oh yeah) I Wanna Hold Your Hand.

Let it Be.

The Beatles are on iTunes
Don’t remember iTunes?
Apple can’t let it be.
The Beatles unbundled. It is important work
Like no one who ever wanted to hear
A Beatles song hasn’t done it already
Like no one who ever wanted to hear
A Beatles song on an iPod
Hasn’t done it already
Ripped from the multiple versions their
Kids already bought them
During their
First wave of nostalgia and sentimentaility.

Sell them grandads again.
They’re the only ones
Now with any money.

Lionize them musicians long since dead
Creatively.

Are men really so stupid?
Funny how most of the old birds, wetting their pants at shea stadium
Aren’t bothering their depends
What with the excitement of this significant release now.

"The band that changed everything."
For the Beatles, maybe.

see more stories from outsideleft's Fiction & Poetry archive »»

Hamilton High

Hamilton High was born on Doheny Ave in the gutter, is a poet, writer and observer of popular culture. Likes fashion and cares less for style. He's on the move, he's an alter ego and we hardly ever hear from him.

more stories you really could read...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

Me So Horny!, or, Jazz is Discovered to Still Exist
New records by Ornette Coleman and David S. Ware are vibrant examples of jazz that blows past the walls of snobbery keeping jazz underground.
Movie Review: Eastern Promises
Director David Cronenberg follows up his critical and financial success A History of Violence with another story revolving around mobsters and the innocent victims caught in their worlds.
Like When the Gods Still Walked the Earth
A free t-shirt, fond recollections of Styx and the very fate of the universe all come together in the undeniable awsomeness of Coheed and Cambria. COHEEEEEEED
Greta Alfaro. Courts. London
I Will Not Hesitate To React Spiritually in the Roaming Room
Top 5 Fictitious Artists in Film
To coincide with the July paperback edition of his art-noir novel, Mickey The Mimic, Kirk Lake selects his top five made-up film artists
Her Haunch
Joe Ambrose waits and waits at the Clarence Hotel Bar
Some of our favorite things...