Hoje descrevo o início do próximo ciclo de 30 anos do que já foi um desporto de paixões: a atividade económica do espetáculo do futebol, maximizada numa Superliga europeia. Tanta indignação para quê? É apenas o capitalismo, estúpido.
A Superliga Europeia é o fim do futebol? São precisas apenas duas letras para a resposta curta: ná. Vamos à resposta média.
As empresas detentoras das 12 marcas futebolísticas mais proeminentes da Europa formalizaram a criação de uma prova em circuito fechado, a Superliga Europeia, pouco antes de a UEFA anunciar a nova Liga dos Campeões no domingo à noite. Adeptos, futebolistas e governantes reagiram com gruas diferentes de consternação e antagonismo. O fim do futebol— decretaram muitos.
The Gentleman you ask about is George Martin. He produced the Beatles which is a good thing to have on a CV !!! Before that he produced The Goons and others. I’d known George for many years and during an interview with him for a TV series he was doing, he mentioned that he was going to put the Beatles stuff on CD, and it would be the last time those tapes would be heard as they were. I couldn’t resist asking if I could come and have a listen….so I went to AIR studios, above Oxford Circus, and heard their multi-tracks for the first and last time.
Yesterday, Ticket to Ride, Help…..paradise. When he put each fader up separately (and there was only 4 of them !!!)… each track had one or two instruments on them and you could hear the guys coughing etc. Anyway to get back to the point, he was making what was to be his last album. His hearing has suffered over the years and this was to be the last one. He asked the people he liked to pick songs of the Beatles to perform. I chose, after discussing it with him, Golden Slumbers, which has the little drum solo in it.
He came out to France where we were recording DITL, and we did it all in a day. He’d say…”this is what George sang…” and “this is what Paul did..”it was quite magical. The album is called “IN MY LIFE” and there was a documentary made… don’t know if that is available, though I have a copy. When I think of these things I’ve been able to do in my career, I’m very touched that I’ve managed to work with some of the greatest musicians, writers, producers of our time. I never forget how lucky I am. (2005)