Saturday, January 14, 2006

Boots



In the prologue to the new Beatles biography by Bob Spitz, I just read this description of how the lads were dressed on the night of their big first show in Liverpool:

Nor could anyone take his eyes off of the rude cowboy boots with flat chopped heels that each man wore, especially John Lennon's, which were ornate Twin Eagles, emblazoned with birds carved on both the front and the back and outlined with white stitching.
And I realized: these are the boots that are missing from my life. Not necessarily John Lennon's boots, but boots like that. Rude. Black. Flat, chopped heels. With boots like that, I could . . I could do anything.

4 comments:

Tito said...

Mr. Hill, if I saw you walking down the street wearing boots like that, I'd probably kick your ass just for the sport of it.

But you make a good implicit point about John Lennon, who, as so many years on have revealed, was one incredibly complex and amazing individual. I think he was ahead of his time. Paul is a schmaltzy puss, George was unappreciated in his prime, and Ringo was just the luckiest mofo ever to walk the earth.

Mr. Hill said...

If by "incredibly complex" you mean he was a bitter old cranky-boy, I agree. Paul was the true genius in that outfit.

Tito said...

uh-oh. OK we're taking this one off-line! John vs. Paul. I can't believe we're even going to debate it!

Fashion said...

I agree with our comments.....i normally wear nike sneakers and now i have planned to buy couple of boots...