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Postby FrodoTook » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:52 pm

Howdy everyone.

Thanks CR for sharing the Hey Bulldog video from Yellow Submarine.

I have not seen it in quite a while.

Very fun to watch.

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Your words prompt me to go looking for more Yellow Submarine videos. I will try to resist going on another posting rage sharing them. :wink:

edited to share just one link for now... :)

The following link is to the entire movie...Yellow Submarine

All 1 hour, 25 minutes and 54 seconds of it.

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Hey Bulldog is a cool song. It took me a long time to figure out the words back in the day.


It took me a long time just "recently" :) ...jotting them down on paper. Then I just decided to search the net and post them here. :thumbsup:

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Postby Calma » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:07 pm

Don't know how accurate this is
But I heard on a radio show a few years back
That *Hey Bulldog* came about because John was in a foul mood
And Paul kept making dog sounds to cheer him up.

Love *Yellow Submarine* but *A Hard Days Night* is my favorite.
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Postby rwhen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:16 am

Calma, I think you are right. On the Anthology there is something to that effect, at least for sure about Paul barking like a dog.

And "Help" is my favorite, but I love "Hard Days Night" too.

My brain churns with all the songs from "Help" that I just adore...

Ticket To Ride
Your Gonna Lose That Girl
Hide Your Love Away
Another Girl
I Need You
The Night Before
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Help

That is off the top of my head.
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:47 pm

Hey yall.

I have recommended quite a few times for you all, my friends, who I so enjoy sharing my love of The Beatles with, to put on head phones to Beatles tunes you and I have shared.

With the whole time not even using head phones for quite a while. Even better, as you probably already know, ear buds / plugs are superior sounding.

Head phones are definitely old school of which I am a class.

But I did graduate.

It's getting better all the time.

I love the great sounds I hear with my ear buds in. I can turn it up and all the grand stereo takes me to a very good place.

Like the rich glorious sound of Baby, your a rich man, which is one of my all time favorite Beatles songs.

The lyrics are so very profound to me.

If you will, please click the link and sing and think along.

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?
Now that you know who you are.

What do you want to be?

And have you travelled very far?

Far as the eye can see.

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?
How often have you been there?

Often enough to know.

What did you see, when you were there?

Nothing that doesn't show. :wink:

Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man too.
You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo.
What a thing to do.
Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man too.
How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?
Tuned to a natural E.

Happy to be that way. :)

Now that you've found another key.

What are you going to play?

Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man,
Baby you're a rich man too.
You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo.
What a thing to do.

Baby

Baby you're a rich man...
Baby you're a rich man...
Baby you're a rich man...

Baby

Baby you're a rich man...
Baby you're a rich man...
Baby you're a rich man...

Too


Sounds absolutely awesome to me.

Relax, turn off your mind, and float downstream.

Close your eyes and flow upstream.

I really have so much more joy in music when I hear it privately through my ears buds...hearing nothing but the music.

This really is one of my all time favorite Beatles songs and it feels so very good to share it with you in a new way.

From my perspective.

Interesting to me and so enjoyable to me is how very much I am enjoying every Beatles song I hear recently. No matter which song I hear.

That is a cool thing for me.
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:36 pm

John said...in reference to The White Album...

Quote from "Life Story, The Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute"

A magazine I recently bought and read.

I always preferred it to all the other albums, including Pepper, because I thought the music was better. The Pepper myth was bigger, but the music on The White Album is far superior.


Now a song from The White Album...

Cry Baby Cry

At the local bird and bee :)

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better.

The king of Marigold was in the kitchen
Cooking breakfast for the queen
The queen was in the parlour
Playing piano for the children of the king.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

The king was in the garden
Picking flowers for a friend who came to play
The queen was in the playroom
Painting pictures for the childrens holiday.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

The duchess of Kircaldy always smiling
And arriving late for tea
The duke was having problems
With a message at the local bird and bee.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

At twelve o'clock a meeting round the table
For a seance in the dark
With voices out of nowhere
Put on specially by the children for a lark.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry cry cry cry baby
Make your mother sigh.

She's old enough to know better
Cry baby cry
cry cry cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

Can you take me back where I came from?
Can you take me back?
Can you take me back where I came from?
Brother can you take me back?
Can you take me back?
Oooh, can you take me where I came from?
Can you take me back
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Postby Calma » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:41 pm

Simply can NOT do earbuds.
They are so very uncomfortable in my ears.
So, it's headphones for me.... :D

I have to agree with John.
The music of the White Album is much better than Sgt. Pepper.
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:59 pm

Hey Calma

Do you have a most favorite Beatles album? Or do you have a few which are favorite?

For me, other than The White, my favorites are Revolver and Rubber Soul.
By favorites I am saying I don't have just one. Sgt. Pepper is definitely not my favorite. I enjoy Abby Road even more than I do Peppers. Peppers does have a few of my favorite songs thou. A Day In The Life...just to mention one.

I have gotten used to ear buds. I have had my current pair for around a year now. I find them a bit less heavy than the head phones I had in the past. Good sound and quite comfortable...which is a win / win for me.
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Postby Calma » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:06 pm

Fave album....*Revolver*

Fave single....*Ticket to Ride*
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:13 pm

Nice that you could narrow them down.

I do agree that if there was only one Beatles album I could ever have or ever hear...it would be Revolver.

As far as one single Beatles song...

~Thinking~

~More thinking~

So hard to choose just one.

OK..for now..just came to my mind with the mood I am in.


Within You Without You which takes me on a very very enjoyable trip. 8)

My mood will change and my very favorite Beatles song will change with my mood.

Interesting to me that this tune came from Peppers after our recent comments. I am listening to it now as I type and am enjoying it so much.

Sounds good in head phones Calma. :)
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Postby Cock-Robin » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:25 pm

My fave album is a tie between Revolver and Magical Mystery Tour.
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:31 pm

Hey CR :)

Great to see you.

Another Revolver lover in the house. :thumbsup:

For Calma and you.

A favorite of mine from Revolver.

For no one

I think this is one of the most poignant songs The Beatles ever did.

Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind her tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her when she says her love is dead
You think she needs you

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone
She doesn't need him

Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be times when all the things she said will fill your head
You won't forget her

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind her tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years


Tears cryed for no one.

In her eyes you see nothing.

A love that should have lasted years.

Quite sad.

And so very relevant.
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Postby Calma » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:42 pm

*Within and Without You* written by George for Brian Epstein after his passing.

*For No One* is a sad song indeed,
But my fave off the album is: *I'm Only Sleeping*

Yes, I sometimes waver on my favorites
But I always waver back to *Ticket To Ride* and *Revolver*
Just depends on my mood, I suppose.

CR, Oooo, *I Am The Walrus* Love that one off the album
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:03 pm

I am glad you mentioned *I'm Only Sleeping*

I can hear it in my head am looking forward to hearing it.

~Goes off in search~

Found it...

I'm Only Sleeping

and enjoyed it so much Calma. 8)

I am the egg man.

Thanks for the reference to I am the walrus

Another one to hear and enjoy after quite a while.

Also...One of my early favorites remains Day Tripper

which was one of first rocking tunes by The Beatles I experienced.

Still sounds great to me.
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Postby Dunthule » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:25 pm

Gungnir wrote:
Dunthule wrote:There's a song with the lyric "every generation has to have their star with a song at the top of the pop charts" ... or lyrics close to that. I forget who sang the song though. :shock:


'Every generation throws a hero up the pop charts' - Boy In The Bubble by Paul Simon. My favourite song ever. And coming from an old punk like myself, that is some admission.


Thanks Gungnir! :)
It was bothering me that I couldn't remember the exact lyrics and artist.
I should've known it was rhymin' Simon. :wink:
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:40 pm

Calma

I have been reading this thread from the beginning and found you there.

You mentioned this song fondly.

Hoping you have not heard for awhile

THINGS WE SAID TODAY

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edited to say I am continuing to read this thread ( which started more than 9 years ago ) from the beginning. I am now on page four and will gleefully say I am enjoying the comments. I am learning much from very cool Beatles Fans. I highly recommend all read this entire thread.

~Goes back to page four.~

jsavfuscos comments, in particular, are very enlightening. :)
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:04 pm

I am up to page 25 and must say I am awe of rwhens knowledge and love of all things Beatles.

I have learned much from you and from all who have commented in this thread.

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Postby Calma » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:03 am

Did I not say my faves wavered?
Yeah, *Things We Said Today* is a fave, too. :D
Yesterday, it was *Ticket To Ride*
The guitar licks at the beginning of both songs send shivers down my spine.

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Postby rwhen » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:34 am

Holy smokes FT. You have a lot of patience to read the whole thread. There was a time when CR, Edmond the Scholar and I (and a few others) were doing Beatles trivia. I think it pushed the limits of all of our knowledge of all things Beatles.

I actually bought a Beatles trivia board gave, IT IS SO HARD. Just when you think you know something, this proves that I don't know that much at all in terms of dates, producers and such.

But I thank you and thanks for all the lovely links.

You didn't ask me, but like Calma and you, my personal favorites change according to my mood as well. The body of work is so large and so good that it is hard to land on one...but here goes....

Favorite song: In My Life

Favorite album: Rubber Soul

But I love the "Help" album too and "Revolver"...and and and.

Edited to add: Daytripper is one of my favorite songs ever. I will admit something really silly here. I don't know how many years or times I listened to that song both on the radio and my own collection and I just thought it was a clever title, Daytripper. One day about five years or so ago it finally dawned on me what daytripping is. That is why I have it as part of my avatar now. :)

:D

PS I think some people have ears that hold "buds" well, I do not, they just fall out. Living in an apartment I will use the headphones from time to time, but mostly I listen to music at work on the computer and in the car. When I get home, it is make supper, prepare for the next day and sleep. :D I know...boring.
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Postby FrodoTook » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:22 pm

Hey Jules

I still have a lot of patience when I find myself learning. But my patience does tend to run short more often, than in my past, when I am not.

I did fail to mention Edmond the Scholar, Calma and CR. They too, in my opinion, are Beatles scholars who joyfully share their knowledge and even better that that...their joy. As I read through this thread from the beginning, everyones' comments enlightened me as I read them...Much to my joy.

I mean very sincerely I am in awe of your and their love and knowledge of The Beatles.

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I am moved to say something to all of you.

After all of the many raw links I have recently posted , none of you have ever said...

"FT, don't you know how to post a "worded link"?

or

"FT, you should know how to"

Friends...

I was at work today and thought about this. Then I wrote down a reminder to myself to look into the "Introduction Thread", which I initiated :lol: , in which there is guidance on how to do it.

That none of you have come down on me about my raw links definitely says something about you.

It says to me..you all are so very good people, with much understanding and compassion.

Before posting this message, I went back through my recent posts and edited 42 links I shared to "word" them. I edited them because I think this thread deserves my best posts...posts which are clean and well thought out.

Thank you for your patience and love. :heart:

My goodness. Until I edited them, I had no idea how many links I had recently shared. The cool thing is that all of them still worked so I listened to the music as I plodded along. It truely was a labor of love...for The Beatles, for you and for myself. :)
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Postby rwhen » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:02 pm

Hey there FT!! Acorn head!! :)

I think that there are times when I know that I am just really busy and making fast posts, so I will not take the time to do the worded link. So I figure others are like that too or that they just don't recall how to do it, or never took the time to learn. So I never would call someone out on it, especially you.

To me it took the time for you or whomever to think of what they wanted to post and go and find the link, then post it. That is thoughtful enough. But now that you have mentioned that you changed all your links, it makes me think I need to chek myself!!!

Again, thank you for your tireless hours and hours of time to put some really great songs on this thread recently. I never EVER tire of hearing the Beatles and I never will.

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Postby FrodoTook » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:18 pm

Hey rwhen :)

Now that you have mentioned that you changed all your links, it makes me think I need to check myself!!!


Jules, I remain my harshest critic.
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Postby FrodoTook » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:34 pm

Nice Get Back video in my opinion.

Fun to see Billy Preston grooving and feel his presence in this tune. I remember reading that he really enjoyed seeing The Beatles getting along with each other. From what I read he was a very settling influence on them and he got to see them getting along better. Possibly from his being around. If so, much praise to Billy Preston and his settling influence. He must have been a very cool person to have settled The Beatles down during that time. 8)
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Postby FrodoTook » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:46 pm

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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:56 am

I just came across the following comment on YouTube in reference to Baby, your a rich man

the song is about Brian Epstein - beautiful people were one of the hippie movements...also the "zoo" is the beatles, he would take commission under the table (in a big brown bag) thus making him a rich man.


Have any of you read somewhere that this, according to one of The Beatles, was the meaning of the lyrics?

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edited to say...

I just did some research and found this..which I had been wondering about...

The odd, spiraling sound heard throughout the song is made by a clavioline, a primitive synthesizer of sorts which allowed the waveforms of sounds to be manipulated through a series of knee pedals and knobs. John played the instrument here on an oboe setting, although his performance mainly serves to make the setting sound like a Middle Eastern instrument.


I like that odd, spiraling sound a lot. 8)

I think it fades in and out so beautifully.

I will also say I think Pauls bass lines are awesome too.

The vocal harmonies...

I could go on and on about this tune. I really do love it whatever it was trying to relay.

Happy To ( Feel ) That Way. :)


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edited again to add something else I just found...

The Beatles song baby you're a rich man originally started as two songs one written by Paul and one by John.

Paul McCartney's song was the Baby you're a rich man chorus section about his manager Brian Epstein, who despite making a fortune off managing the Beatles was always moaning about money and complaining about things.

John Lennon contributed the beautiful people aspect of the Baby you're a rich man lyrics. The beautiful people were the free loving hippies, but as opposed to many hippies these were not the ones who were protesting about the problems of the world but the ones who saw everything as being good and beautiful.You may be interested in this article on calcium rich foods.

The beautiful people were mainly based in San Francisco; The city of love, and many saw the Beatles as being their spiritual leaders. George Harrison opposed this as he thought that they should follow their own hearts and not be led by anyone.

Individual Beatles role on Baby You're A Rich Man
John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Piano, Clavioline

Paul McCartney: Harmony Vocals, Bass guitar, Piano

George Harrison: Harmony Vocals, Tambourine

Ringo Starr: Drums, Maraccas

Others: Vibes
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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:23 pm

Ok, enough for now on Baby, your a rich man.

I have a very honest and sincere question coming but wanted to share something I recently read which is one of the reasons I am going to ask it.

On page 17, in a magazine ( Life Story...The Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute ) which I recently bought, John is quoted in reference to

I Wanna Be Your Man.Beatles Version Ringo sings.

I Wanna Be Your Man.Stones Version

I am taking the time to type all of the following while reading from my magazine because it is very enlightening to me and made me want to hear what you have to say. I am a terrible typist therefore the many edits.

John Lennon said...'I Wanna Be Your Man was a kind of lick Paul had. I think we finished it off for The Stones. They wanted a song and we went to see them to see what kind of stuff they did. Mick and Keith had heard that we had an unfinished song --Paul just had this bit and we needed another verse or something. We sort of played it roughly to them and they said, 'Yeah, okay, that's our style.' So Paul and I just went off in the corner of the room and finished the song off while they were all still there talking. We came back and that's how Mick and Keith got inspired to write, because they thought, 'Jesus, look at that. They just went in the corner and wrote it and came back.'

But the song was a throwaway. The only two versions were Ringo and The Rolling Stones."


I can understand what John was saying, with this being what he considered a throwaway. It definitely is not one of my favorites. But it continues to amaze me....to no end... how anyone can write any song. Even moresoe, a song which is enjoyed by so many. Not just the lyrics but the music which goes with the lyrics.

I will say I love every song The Beatles ever interpreted and especially every song they wrote and sang.

My very honest and sincere question is...

What made The Beatles Songs so very good?

I do agree that John and Paul were geniouses working together. Is that the answer? Were the planets in perfect allignment? There is more to this than their just showing up at the right time. Time has marched on and thou I do find so much joy in their music now, because of my memories, I think I would find joy in their music if I heard them for the very first time...today.

Their music is delicious to me and I think it is timeless.

I have said that I have some favorite songs. Therefore I must have some which are not. But I do not have any which I do not enjoy. That is a very rare thing for me.

Even in something as diverse, abstract and obscure as Revolution 9, I find much enjoyment. :)

... bottle of claret for you if I'd realised. I'd forgotten all about it, George, I'm sorry.
Well, do next time.
Will you forgive me?
Mmmm...yes...
Cheeky female canine. ( actually the b word originally )
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number...
...Then there's this Welsh Rarebit wearing some brown underpants
...About the stortage of grain in Hertfordshire
Everyone of them knew that as time went by they'd
Get a little bit older and a little bit slower but...
It's all the same thing, in this case manufactured by
Someone who's always umpteen (...)
Your father's giving it diddly-i-dee district was leaving...
Intended to die (...) Ottoman...
(...)...Long gone through...(...)
I've got to say irritably and...
(...) Floors, hard enough to put on (...) Per day's md in our district
There was not really enough light to get down,
And ultimately (...) Slumped down
Suddenly...
They may stop the funding...
Place your bets
The original
Afraid she'll die (...)
Great colours for the season
Number nine, number nine
Who's to know?
Who was to know?
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
I sustained nothing worse than (...)
Also, for example
Whatever you're doing
A business deal falls through
I informed him on the third night, when fortune gives...
Be alright, be alright
Right, right, right, right
Right
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Ri-i-i-i-ight
Ri-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ight
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
(...) I've missed all of that
It makes me a few day's late
Compared with, like, wow!
And wierd stuff like that...
(...) Taking our sides sometimes
(...) Floral bark
Rouge doctors have brought this specimen
I have nobody's short-cuts, aha...
Nine, number nine
(...) With the situation
They are standing still
The plan, the telegram...
(Hubbbbba, hubbbbba, hubbbbbba, hubbbbba, hubbbbba
Number nine, number Hubbba)
A man without terrors from beard to false
As the headmaster reported to my son
He really can try, as they do, to find function...
Tell what he was saying, and his voice was low and his hive high,
And his eyes were low...
Alright!
It was on fire and his glasses were the same
This thing know if it was tinted,
But you know it isn't
To me it is...
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine
So the wife called me and we'd better go to see a surgeon
to price it (...) Yellow underclothes
So, any road, we went to see a dentist instead
That gave her a pair of teeth which wasn't any good at all
So I said I'd marry, join the Fluffernutter Buttercups navy and went to sea
Block that kick, block that kick
In my broken chair, my wings are broken and so is my hair
I'm not in the mood for whirling
How?
Dogs for dogging, hands for clapping
Bird's for birding, and fish for fishing
Them for themming and when for whemming
...Only to find the night-watchman
Unaware of his presence in the building
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine
Industry allows financial imbalance
Thrusting it bewteen his shoulder blades
The watusi, the twist
Eldorado
Take this, brother, may it serve you well
Maybe it's nothing
What, what oh...
Maybe, even then, impervious in London
...Could be difficult thing...
It's quick like rush for peace because it's so much
Like being naked
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
It's alright
If, you've become naked
Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that kick
Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that kick
Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that kick
Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that nixon


I found the above lyrics on the net. I read through them as I listened. As I listen, I hear some things the quote missed. Did you? :?

I will edit the above lyrics according to what I hear and what you hear...That is if I can relate. :wink:

I remain amazed. Maybe I should not question and just enjoy, which I so much do, their music...

I just find myself wondering why I remain in awe of the effect they have on me and so many others.

I really do find joy in those much younger than me saying how much they enjoy The Beatles and I ask them...

What do you find so very enjoyable in their music? :)
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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:31 pm

rwhen said...

I do indeed love them all my friend. It is such a lovely trip down the corridors of my life. The Beatles were huge for me and my family actually. I remember first listening to Meet The Beatles album....and I was hooked from that time onward. When "Yesterday" was released I bought it on a 45 and went into the bathroom, locked the door and played it over and over and over again, blubbering the whole time. I didn't come out until my mother made me hours later. I know...I KNOW. I am such a softie.

Lovely to share these stolen moments with you again.


Lovely of you to share with all of us. 8)

From I Need You

Please remember how I feel about you.
I could never live without you.


Very relevant and such cool lyrics.

Yes, dear rwhen, I saw your reply.

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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:00 pm

long, long, longtime.

I love when George sings...

It's been a long long long time,
How could I ever have lost you
When I loved you.

It took a long long long time
Now I'm so happy I found you
How I love you

So many tears I was searching,
So many tears I was wasting, oh. Oh -

Now I can see you, be you
How can I ever misplace you
How I want you
Oh I love you
You know that I need you.
Ooh I love you
.


So sensual in such few words...

I just recently read that he was referring to a mixture of spiritual and physical love but with more emphasis on the spiritual. Not on the totally physical love which he had experienced in the past.

My learning this enlightened me.

Still sensual..to me. And so very enjoyable.
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Postby rwhen » Tue May 01, 2012 9:10 am

Travis!! You have been one very busy person with all this research, but I loved taking an hour or so this morning and going through the links and the song lyrics that you posted as well as your thoughts and questions.

I already shared how I came to know of the Beatles and how they have impacted my life. I am a tiny bit younger than you are...less than a year, but I think your memories of the actual years of songs is much better than my own. I tend to think in terms of albums released and the songs on the albums. Meet The Beatles, being the first and making a huge impression, but still being amazed at how fast and how much this group of four were able to produce. That may have to do with the impact. While other groups dropped a song a year, these guys dropped multiple albums in a years time and then it is over six years later as a group. We were bombarded with so much music for the entire time. And they took us on a journey of change. Say as opposed to The Stones, whose music twenty years later is similar to the music they made in the 60's.

Not so The Beatles. They went from one end of the musical spectrum (which was new to us) to something completely different on the other end.

Similar to you, there is no other group that has had the profound impact that The Beatles had in my life. While there are other groups that I completely adore and always will, it is still different.

I wasn't aware of Baby Your A Rich Man and how that evolved or was written, nor I Wanna Be Your Man. But I know that the pair of John and Paul were amazing during that time for being able to just think on a song and do it, right then and there and record it as they originally thought of it and wrote it. A Hard Days Night was like that. They had recorded all the tracks for the movie, but didn't have a song for the title of the movie. Ringo repeated something he had heard his mother say thinking they weren't done yet, "I guess it is going to be a hard day's night". John and Paul wrote the song there on the spot, recorded it and it became the movies title song. How incredibly gifted those two were is beyond imagining for the ability to spew out hit records one after the other. I would think that even groups today have to be in awe of this ability.

Even Sir Paul can't explain it. He said that since the break up of The Beatles he has tried to write with other people and not once has there been the ease and effortless action that there was with John. He said he can't even capture the mood or feeling that they had together with any other person. I was not surprised to read that. Or maybe it was in the Anthology and I saw it. :D Brain = sieve!!

Thank you again for your tireless efforts to bring the sound and the memory of this amazing group to TORC. And also for sharing so much of what it meant for you and how it impacted your life. :hug: :D

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Postby FrodoTook » Tue May 01, 2012 1:11 pm

rwhen :hug:

Thank you so much for replying with such an evocative and lovely post.

You said..
I tend to think in terms of albums released and the songs on the albums


This is where we differ in our first experiences. My first experiences were of listening to 45s during the summer months, when I lived with my cousins. My cousins and I bought many 45s, with a whole lot of them being The Beatles. You might have noticed me say "I don't remember what was on the other side". By that I mean, what is the on the other side of the 45. During my early years it was just 2 songs at a time for me. 2 songs which I would compare to each other. The first actual LP I remember having in our house, which I think my sister, who is one year younger, bought is "The Red Album" which mainly had their early "hits" which were also, of course, of the very same 45s.

they took us on a journey of change


They surely did and I am so glad I experienced the changes they went through. I and my love of music matured with them and by them.

How incredibly gifted those two were is beyond imagining for the ability to spew out hit records one after the other. I would think that even groups today have to be in awe of this ability.


Sir Paul can't explain it. He said that since the break up of The Beatles he has tried to write with other people and not once has there been the ease and effortless action that there was with John. He said he can't even capture the mood or feeling that they had together with any other person. I was not surprised to read that.


So very well said. 8)

This is where I so wanted to go in my question. John and Paul thrived and excelled to such a grand place for both of them. A mutual enlightment and enhancement for both of them... which became so wonderful for them and through their music..for so many of us.

Brain = sieve!!
:lol:

When has a "manager" not been one?

Not many times.

Thanks again Jules for sharing your love and patience.

loved taking an hour or so this morning and going through the links and the song lyrics that you posted as well as your thoughts and questions.


That you did means much to me. More than I can say.
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