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In a Cephalopod’s Back Yard

Craig from Cutting Edge Entertainment does a blog on music-related subjects, and he recently got on a Beatles kick.  He’s been reading a bunch of books, and I guess, a bunch of blogs. 

Sometime last week he came across a blog posting that offered one particular person’s list of the Worst Beatles Songs ever.  On that list was Octopus’s Garden – written and sung by Beatles’ drummer and lovable comic-relief… Ringo Starr.

Craig didn’t think that seemed right… I mean, bashing on Octopus’s Garden somehow seems to be in the same class with screaming at cuddly kittens.  So Craig decided to do a blog of his own in response… and he asked me if I’d do an illustration of an Octopus to go with it.

I don’t think I’ve ever drawn an Octopus before… and I happen to be a big fan of Ringo Starr (not so much the musician, but more the persona)

…so I said yes.

And here it is…

And for what it’s worth… I’d tend to agree with Craig on this… Octopus’s Garden is just too damn cheerful to be placed on any “Worst Of” list. 

Thanks for the smiles, Ringo.

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