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20 December 2012
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Ron Nasty
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Hello, everybody

My name is Mark, and I was born in the month before Sgt. Pepper. Been floating around the site for a few months (bit of a Luddite and only got an internet connection a few months ago) and took the plunge and joined a few days ago. Mainly because I had a question I wanted help with (it's in the Recording and Musicology part of the forum) but have since been roaming the forums and offering my opinions here and there.

What to say about myself?

I grew up in a dysfunctional family in Orpington, on the outskirts of London, (famous for a car advert and the opening lines of a poem by one of the Liverpool Poets, can't remember which right now – "The end of the world shall surely come / In Bromley South or Orpington…"), where the saviour was that there was always lots of music. When I was about 8 I was given Simon and Garfunkel's BOTW, Buddy Holly 20 Golden Greats and an Everly Brothers best of. The girl next door loved Elvis so heard lots of him.

End of 1980 I heard a song on the radio that reminded me of Buddy Holly, and on the 5th or 6th of December found myself in Woolworths buying my first single. "Do you have 'Starting Over'?"

We all know what happened next, and I was off school ill that dreadful day, and the radio was full of songs I had known for years but never quite connected to all being by the same people. I was a lost cause from that day on.

My mum got me R&RM (Vol. 1) for Xmas that year, I got Vol. 2 a few weeks later, and my dad (only good thing he did) got me The Beatles Box for my birthday (which would be my Desert Island album – forget counting the 3 Anthology's album as 1, The Beatles Box was an eight album best of).

Those albums started me off on my journey exploring all things music. I heard "Matchbox" and I wanted to hear where they got it from, and then I wanted to hear where they got if from, till I find myself listening to Blind Lemon Jefferson. I read Lennon saying he loves the B-52s and I want to hear them.

A web of great music I have discovered, forwards and backwards, but with The Beatles always The Beginning and The End.

Other things to say? I'm a sometime poet, used to write a lot, now less so, but quite good when I get it right. Recovering from a rather large brainmelt last year, which involved some time in hospital, following the suicide of a friend I'd known since 1985. Probably saying too much and making you think I'm a little mad. I probably am but not in a bad way.

Sorry this is a bit long. I could say more...

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

27 December 2012
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thewordislove94
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Welcome to the website Ben! I am also a big fan of the Beatles' Hamburg days. John Lennon did say that none of the other bands could touch the Beatles when they played straight rock at the dance halls and clubs. The Beatles' style was also great during this time period (especially George, he's my favorite!). I hope you like this website as much as I do!ahdn_george_06

"The world is a very serious and, at times, very sad place - but at other times it is all such a joke."-George Harrison
27 December 2012
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Dark_Horse
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thewordislove94 said
Welcome to the website Ben! I am also a big fan of the Beatles' Hamburg days.
John Lennon did say that none of the other bands could touch the Beatles when they played straight rock at the dance halls and clubs. The Beatles' style was also great during this time period (especially George, he's my favorite!). I hope you like this website as much as I do!ahdn_george_06

Wooooot! George is also my fave, have equal respect for all.. But George is my musical inspiration a-hard-days-night-george-10 Nice to meet you!

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. - George Harrison
28 December 2012
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Gerard
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I've been viewing this forums for a "while" now. And this is only the first time I dared to participate. Time to introduce myself then.

My name is Gerard Israel Dizon

I am around 9 to 17  years old.

The majority of my playlist consists of the Beatles, and I only play FLAC files (digitally)

I prefer MONO over STEREO

           Let It Be Naked over LET IT BE

            ANALOGUE over DIGITAL

           THE BEATLES over any other band

The other tracks in my playlist include Classical, Jazz,Blues and Rock Music.

  • Paul McCartney
  • Little Richard
  • Chuck Berry
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Aerosmith
  • Beach Boys
  • Dave Grusin
  • Larry Carlton
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Franz Liszt
  • Lemon Pipers
  • Toto
  • Jimi Hendrix

The newest stuff that I have (circa 2012) is Paul McCartney's Kisses On The Bottom album and the Beach Boys' That's Why God Made the Radio album.

I have the Beatles BoxSet in Mono and Abbey Road, Let It Be Naked in Stereo. I also have some bootlegs, anthology recordings, sessions and etc in my playlist (basically the entire discography lol)

Sadly I only have one T-shirt relating the Beatles because t-shirts cost a lot here lol. 

If I had to pick my favourite song or album, I would not be able to do so.

I currently have semi-Arthur hair and cleanly shaven face. Someday, when I grow more facial hair I'll have Paul McCartney's hairstyle (during the late 60's)

I have been met lots of people and sadly their passion is not with the Beatles. Especially with people with my age.

That's basically it about me.

 

29 December 2012
3.31pm
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philip
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30 December 2012
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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31 December 2012
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Welcome all. Nice avatars!

I had to change my Abbey Road avatar because I realised that there's TWO OF US with the same avatar, You Can't Do That, so now I am Jealous Guy because I wanted that avatar.... well not really... I've seen that road before.

13 January 2013
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BlueMeanie
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Hello! I am BlueMeanie a.k.a Katie. I have been a stalker on this page, for yonks but just never bothered to sign up..until now obviously a-hard-days-night-george-9 I live in Ireland not actually in the Bambi Kino (SHOCK HORROR!!!) And I am seriously considering buying John Lennon's island off the coast of Ireland for €300,000 a-hard-days-night-john-7....okay maybe not but still one can still dream. I am a semi-professional actress and I can play the piano (v. badly) I can not chose my favourite Beatle some days its Ringo, other days George sometimes John but rarely Paul... I am also a huge fan of thenewno2, that is all

14 January 2013
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