Synthesizing The Beatles
Hi! I'm Andrew Martin Adamson. Everybody pretty much calls me Andy. I grew up in and around Chicago, Illinois, USA. I played in some bands there in the 80s and 90s and in 2008 I found myself in Nashville, Tennessee, USA where I currently live. Over the years I played in a few bands, worked a whole bunch of horrible jobs, got a couple of college degrees, and spent some time as a stay-at-home dad.
In the Spring of 2017, I had a crazy idea. What if I set up a bunch of social media sites where I would celebrate the 60th anniversaries of dates in the history of The Beatles. That summer, on July 6, I launched Facebook and Twitter sites to coincide with the day that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met at the Woolton Garden Fete at St. Peter's Church in Liverpool (see the accompanying photo). In a tribute to how crazy the idea was, I posted everything using the name Barmy Old Codger. I actually started out recording a bunch of songs that The Beatles wrote as teenagers. Some are still up at https://soundcloud.com/barmy-old-codger if you care to check them out.
I don't use the Barmy Old Codger name anymore. It's all just me or Barmy Beatle Blog.
Towards the end of 2019, I started writing what ended up being weekly blog posts about what The Beatles were doing sixty years earlier. And towards the end of 2021, I teamed up with Wrence Fer, who runs the Beatles60 site on Facebook, to start recording a bi-monthly podcast. Links for both of those can be found by clicking HOME above. On the podcast, I serve as a kind of archivist, collecting the different versions of what happened in The Beatles story from various sources, while Wrence is the philosopher, putting together larger ideas from the information given. It's a lot of fun so we'd love for you to check it out.
As if these things weren't enough to keep me busy, I'm also working on a book that will take some of the most common stories in Beatles history, ones about which people like to argue the points of what really happened, and try to decipher what really went down by matching up the various stories from as many different sources as I can get my hands on. Can't give a release date yet on that, but I'll keep this site updated!
I really do appreciate you taking an interest in my projects. If you want to contact me, go ahead and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much for being here!