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4 December 2013
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Ron Nasty
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Ah, right. I meant I don't have the songs on Magical Mystery Tour. I don't have the double EP or the LP. And now I've made myself look like an idiot. Ah, well.

Honestly, you haven't. Like I said, it's just one of my bugbears. Too many people believe it's one of the proper albums rather than a compilation. That annoys me. And when you said "the UK albums except…", it just sounded like you'd made the mistake many others do. Again, welcome, and good to have you here.

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17 December 2013
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Hello! I'm Maria from a small country behind the moon (as my friend likes to joke). For many years, "The Beatles" was just a name to a band from the 20s or 80s to me; those decades have a silly explanation. When I was ten or eleven, we read this book called "Martha" in school. It was about a silly teenage girl who fell in love with a silly Teddy boy and in the end she tried to commit suicide. It was the first story that really got to me. Martha's favorite song was "Let it be", and easily so, it became my favorite as well, although I had barely heard half of it once. But at least the chorus stuck, so whenever someone would ask me what my favorite song was, I'd sing "Let it be, oh let it be". Our teacher assured us the book was written in the 30s, so I just figured the great Beatles were from around that time. A month or two later, though, a friend of mine said they were from the 80s, and that left me a bit skeptic. But I couldn't find out more about the Beatles, so I just promised that "Let it be" would be my favorite song forever, no matter how little I knew of them. Funny, because when I was thirteen, my dad shouted from the other room "Come, Maria, they're singing your favorite song on Idol!" or whatever singing competition was on back then. But it was a weird medley with "Knocking on Heave's door", and I said to him, "but dad, Knocking on Heaven's door isn't my favorite song!" All he did was laugh at me, and it wasn't until my sister told me that I didn't recognize parts of my favorite song that I realized the horrible mistake I had done. That was the day I forgot about the Beatles. However, I did make a new friend once, just because she had "Let it be" on her cell phone. I made sure to transfer it via infrared.
But we had no internet then and the music I listened to was limited to the CD's my aunt would give me.
I started playing the guitar around that time, and "Can't Buy Me Love" was the first song I could play that had bar chords (which felt like conquering the world at the time). That happened one night when I was watching the film with the same name, and my dad suggested we should learn to play it. Afterwards, he played a bunch of Beatles songs that didn't catch my attention, and now I realize that it's because his playing barely resembled them.
My next big contact was when I watched the film "Across The Universe," and I loved the music, but was obsessed with Jeff Buckley at the time and wouldn't get around listening to anything else.
A year ago, I became addicted to Taylor Momsen's cover of "All You Need Is Love", and looked up the original version of the song. I liked it, but it didn't amaze me, and I got the picture that the Beatles were a bunch (and a bunch being more than ten people!) of 30-40 year old hippies. Why?!
So you can see, it took me a while to get to know them. That happened four months ago and it is the best thing that happened to me – speaking musically. I watched the Glee Beatles dedicated episodes, and my dad was in the room, and the next few hours we spent with playing Trackmania and listening to every Beatles song that would come to his mind.
I immediately got hold of their entire discography. "A Hard Day's Night" was my first favorite song, followed by "I Saw Her Standing There." I started listening to everything chronologically and haven't stopped since.
I can't say there are songs I don't like, but there are a few I like less the others. But it always depends on the day and the mood I'm in to which songs I prefer. I usually fall asleep listening to the whole Let it be album and wake up to Sargent Pepper or Magical Mystery Tour and stuff like that. When I'm not listening to their music, you can probably find me playing and singing it.

Wow, that was a very unnecessarily long introduction. Oh, what can I say, when I start talking about the Beatles, it becomes very difficult to stop.
A friend of mine sent me a few links that lead me to this forum, and I absolutely love it! I hope I will be welcomed :)

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17 December 2013
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ScrambledEggs said

Wow, that was a very unnecessarily long introduction. Oh, what can I say, when I start talking about the Beatles, it becomes very difficult to stop.
A friend of mine sent me a few links that lead me to this forum, and I absolutely love it! I hope I will be welcomed :)

 

No, it's a great intro! Welcome to the forum!

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17 December 2013
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Welcome ScrambledEggs. I enjoyed every line of your intro. We are so glad you have joined us.

17 December 2013
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ScrambledEggs said
Hello! I'm Maria from a small country behind the moon…  I hope I will be welcomed :)

Welcome. I really like the colorful description of a "small country behind the moon." And the nickname "ScrambledEggs" is pretty sophisticated for somebody that  only discovered the Beatles a few years ago. We are looking forward to hearing more from you. :)

17 December 2013
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Thank you guys, I am so happy to have finally found the perfect place to obsess over the Beatles!

17 December 2013
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Welcome, Maria/Scrambled Eggs!!  Glad to have you here! a-hard-days-night-george-10

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

17 December 2013
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ScrambledEggs said
Thank you guys, I am so happy to have finally found the perfect place to obsess over the Beatles!

Welcome aboard Eggs – I'm from Oz which I think is a big country in the full of the sun – so we have a reverse kind of thing in common :)

 

27 December 2013
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¡Hola!

Hi to you all! How are you? I hope fine. Well I guess to introduce myself again to the forum :) I'm Mithveaen from Mexico. I used to hang out in here 2 years ago, but I started my Master's degree and I had to focus most of my time on that. But I'm done with the classes, I just need to get my degree (I have to finish my thesis for that).

 

I'm a huge Beatles fan since I was a kid. My favorite Beatle is (as you can see ) George :) I have seen Paul twice and Ringo once in concert. I am also a Lord of the Rings fans (my name is kind of elvish) and I love books, my favorite author is Jane Austen. I also watch TV shows, like Sherlock (I love Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Rupert Graves), Person of Interest (I love Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson). I love movies, but I don't go that often, too expensive and I hate people talking on the phone. I'm addicted to twitter, and now I can bake awesome cupcakes. 

 

Well this is me.. again… so hi everybody :)

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
27 December 2013
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^^ Good to see a much beloved member here again, mithveanen! Congrats on finishing your classes and good luck with you thesis.

parlance

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

27 December 2013
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Well done on completing the classes and good luck on getting the Master's. What is it you're studing, i've forgotten?. You must be delighted the new series of Sherlock is coming soon, Mith. Is there a long gap from when it airs in the UK to when Mexican TV show it?

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
27 December 2013
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Nice to see you, Mith, and congratulations on finishing your classes. The degree you're studying for is in the Psychology field, isn't it? :)

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

28 December 2013
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I'm not new, but I was absent for two years. The Beatles are my favorite band ever. I'm primarily a John fan, but obviously I like all four of them. 

EDIT: My so-called "claim to fame" here is that I started the "What are you listening to right now? " thread. Haha.

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.
29 December 2013
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Welcome back mithveaen and Necko! 

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

29 December 2013
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'twill be a pleasure to have you both back on the forum, Necko and mithveaen

31 December 2013
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Hi thanks for your welcome back wishes!

No, my degree is in the field of Teaching. Cheers!!

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
31 December 2013
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Wonderful to have back, mithvean. Have read lots of posts with dropped jaw. Really hope this is a flying holiday visit. You are one of BB greats!

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
2 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
'twill be a pleasure to have you both back on the forum, Necko and mithveaen

 

Yes indeedy – I look forward to future Beatley-chat :)

7 January 2014
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Hello! New to the forum here.

I have a deep love and respect for the Beatles' music. It's helped me through my depression and anxiety (which is something I thought I would never say about before). Before I became a more knowledgable fan I was the person who new their popular songs but wasn't able to tell them apart let alone give all their names. Once I found out more about them as people and how the made their music I was hooked. I wanted every recording they ever made, released or unreleased, I wanted to know how they made their records, who or what inspired their songs, and that lead to figuring out more about their lives. I started to empathize with what they went through and started to fall for their relationship as friends. They brought me to search music I maybe wouldn't have ventured into before, and even gave me the great idea to get a record machine and my parent's records to go along. It's safe to say that I believe I was born in the wrong era and I need my daily dose of Beatles to help me forget my misfortunes in being born today. But then again I don't think I could handle the amazing new sounds coming from the Beatles without knowing what comes next. 

Anyways, glad to be here and explore a bit about the threads. 

7 January 2014
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Blackbird Fly said
Hello! New to the forum here.

I have a deep love and respect for the Beatles' music. It's helped me through my depression and anxiety (which is something I thought I would never say about before). Before I became a more knowledgable fan I was the person who new their popular songs but wasn't able to tell them apart let alone give all their names. Once I found out more about them as people and how the made their music I was hooked. I wanted every recording they ever made, released or unreleased, I wanted to know how they made their records, who or what inspired their songs, and that lead to figuring out more about their lives. I started to empathize with what they went through and started to fall for their relationship as friends. They brought me to search music I maybe wouldn't have ventured into before, and even gave me the great idea to get a record machine and my parent's records to go along. It's safe to say that I believe I was born in the wrong era and I need my daily dose of Beatles to help me forget my misfortunes in being born today. But then again I don't think I could handle the amazing new sounds coming from the Beatles without knowing what comes next. 

Anyways, glad to be here and explore a bit about the threads. 

Welcome aboard – I look forward to chatting on the various threads.

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