john lennon

    And Then it Was All That

    One of the blogs I follow is called And now it’s all this, by the mysterious Dr Drang. He writes mainly on engineering and provides lots of interesting Python scripts.

    What I’m interested in his blog’s title and subtitle, though. “And now it’s all this”; and “I just said what I said and it was wrong. Or was taken wrong.” I’ve been reading it for years, and had only idly wondered about why it was called that, or what it really meant.

    I’ve also been listening to, and reading about, The Beatles for years — for a great many more years. And so I was very familiar with John Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus” line, and the subsequent furore.

    But not that familiar, it turns out. Or not with his apology, at least.

    We recently watched the excellent Eight Days a Week film, which has lots of Beatles footage I’d never seen before, and puts it all together into a compelling narrative.

    Of course, it covers the “Jesus” period. So there was John, at a press conference, making an apology of sorts. And out pops:

    I just said what I said and it was wrong. Or was taken wrong. And now it’s all this.

    Oh. OK. Right. I should have seen that years ago.

    Of course there are two remaining questions:

    1. Why did the good doctor choose to name his blog that?
    2. And what does the “leancrew” mean in his domain name?