Thursday, February 4, 2010

The 5th Beatle?

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the February 3 episode on CBC

John. Paul, George, Ringo... and Umed? Have I missed something? Was Umed that guy playing the sitar in 'Help'? Was he on stage at Shea Stadium? That's right, according to no less an authority than Umed himself, Dev's chunky uncle (chuncle? - ed) is a Mumbai moptop and practically the fifth Beatle (step aside George Martin & Pete Best).

It seems that George Harrison and Umed were hanging out at Ravi Shankar's condo in India talking about material posessions, poverty, drum lessons for Ringo and whether or not the walrus was Paul. Anyway, long story short, Umed says he was the inspiration for George's Concert for Bangladesh. (wish I'd kept that three-record boxed set -ed)

Although the Fab Five never appeared in public, I certainly wish I could have seen Umed perform (I hear his rendition of 'Nowhere Nan' could bring tears to your eyes - ed). As for Umed's nephew, Dev, it looks like his chickens are coming home to roost. Tara (who is suddenly best friends with Poppy - who knew?) has discovered that Dev and Lisa took the 'Long and Winding Road' up to Dev's place and had a little 'Magical Mystery Tour' of the Allahan abode before engaging in a little, how you say, 'Ob li di, Ob la da' .

Now it looks like Dev is going to have a showdown with Tara. If I had to pick an outcome, I would go with that song from the famous songwriting team of Lennon-McCartney-Umed who once said: "You're going to lose that girl"


  1. Andrew, I really enjoy reading your blog. You are so funny and wity! I am sure you have written a few books on life. Thanks for sharing. I would like to pass on your blog on f.b. to pals to view if that is okay with you?

    Thanks for the laugh...Sue

  2. Hi Sue,

    thanks for the nice comments and I'm glad you like the blog. yes, by all means, feel free to pass along the post and/or blog address to your friends. Any fan of Corrie is most welcome..