Comic #121 - Yesterday

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Woo, lots to talk about here. I guess most importantly Gregg's back. Yep, here he is again. I mean, he's only been gone 13 comics (11 once you subtract the guest strips). If it doesn't make sense, don't worry, it will.

And now, most importantly for me, is the comic itself. The entire basis for the comic is the song "Yesterday" by the Beatles, which is in my opinion the single greatest song in history ("No Surprises" by Radiohead is a slightly close second). This song is one of the most covered songs of all time, most famously the a capella version by Boyz II Men. Which sucked. It's also been covered by the likes of James Taylor and Ray Charles.

The best story about this song is it's origin. Paul McCartney literally (literally) wrote this song in his sleep. He woke up with the tune in his head, and played it for his manager on the piano to try and figure out who did it, because, according to Paul, it had to have been done before. But, when they confirmed it was original, "Yesterday" was born.

Rappers today are sampling songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's, just adding some scratches to it to make it "their own". Real artists write their music while they sleep.