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3 September 2013
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cbatcu, interesting that you're a "late bloomer" Beatles fan.  I'd be curious to know, why were you not a fan before? And what crossed your mind whenever the Beatles came up in conversation or on the radio?

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Funny Paper said
cbatcu, interesting that you're a "late bloomer" Beatles fan.  I'd be curious to know, why were you not a fan before? And what crossed your mind whenever the Beatles came up in conversation or on the radio?

I grew up in a very religious setting. If I had been around in the 60's, I would have been in one of those church youth groups that hosted the bonfires for Beatles records. At about 30 years old, I began moving away from my upbringing. My musical tastes branched out first into country music. Then I married a man (met him when I was 30 and married him when I was 32) whose musical tastes haven't progressed from 1970's rock. In 13 years we really haven't listened to music much together. Anyhoo, back in May of this year, my husband was looking around on the internet for things to do while we were in Memphis to visit my mom. He said that we should go to the Paul McCartney concert. I said, "Who?" Really, I just went along with him to make him happy. Well, after that 3-hour mind-blowing, emotional performance by SIR PAUL, I had to find out more about him. I guess you could say I'm punch-drunk on the Beatles and Paul's post-Beatles career. I have all the Beatles cds, and I'm buying Wing and the solo career cds as quickly as possible. This website and its forum are amazing for me at this point.

3 September 2013
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Wow, cbatcu, what a story you have!  I almost envy you because you have been experiencing the Beatles afresh with intensity.  It's hard for me to imagine what that would be like -- I'd have to first get a lobotomy and wipe my mind of the Beatles, and then experience that joy of discovering them anew.  I wonder how many others have been inspired by the McCartney concert in a similar way...  I think most people who know the Beatles just think of it as a way to rekindle old memories and renew what's already there -- it may not occur to us to think that there are people out there of all ages who will be discovering it for the first time.

I discovered the Beatles in earnest in a kind of backassward way when I was about 15, back in 1971, first hearing Ram -- when some family had put giant speakers blasting that album on the front porch of their farmhouse where I and some other junior high school kids had gone for a school field trip to ride horses.  I was blown away and the first thing I did when I got back to the city was buy that album.  Then after that I explored McCartney (Paul's first solo album), and then the White Album, etc.  My older sister was on hand to help me with some of the details, as she had been a fan some ten years prior as a 14-year-old when the Beatles were actually rocking the world.

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3 September 2013
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Funny Paper said

Wow, cbatcu, what a story you have!  I almost envy you because you have been experiencing the Beatles afresh with intensity.  It's hard for me to imagine what that would be like -- I'd have to first get a lobotomy and wipe my mind of the Beatles, and then experience that joy of discovering them anew.  I wonder how many others have been inspired by the McCartney concert in a similar way...  I think most people who know the Beatles just think of it as a way to rekindle old memories and renew what's already there -- it may not occur to us to think that there are people out there of all ages who will be discovering it for the first time.

I discovered the Beatles in earnest in a kind of backassward way when I was about 15, back in 1971, first hearing Ram -- when some family had put giant speakers blasting that album on the front porch of their farmhouse where I and some other junior high school kids had gone for a school field trip to ride horses.  I was blown away and the first thing I did when I got back to the city was buy that album.  Then after that I explored McCartney (Paul's first solo album), and then the White Album, etc.  My older sister was on hand to help me with some of the details, as she had been a fan some ten years prior as a 14-year-old when the Beatles were actually rocking the world.

I guess we've all taken our long and winding road to get to the Beatles. Some of us just took roads that were just a bit longer and more twisting.

My husband is now calling himself a Beatles/McCartney widower because I have my mp3 player/headphones on a lot now. I never had an mp3 player before. Never had reason to before. I've filled up the initial 4 gigs with Beatles and McCartney. I bought a memory chip to go in it so I can expand to more McCartney and then onto the other 3's post Beatles music. He didn't know what a can of worms he opened up by taking me to that concert :-) . Better get off here now and give him some attention.

3 September 2013
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I'm probably too new around here to reintroduce myself - but can't help butting in when not needed :)

I also note that in another thread folks were discussing whether it was 'newbie' or 'noob'.  I think the latter, my kids even had a noob t-shirt made up for my birthday, though that related to computer games and not Beatle matters (where I am not quite so new, Let It Be was my first album purchase the week it was released).

16 September 2013
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Ooh - I'm on the Ed Sullivan show according to my forum whatever that thing is called - how exciting :)

12 October 2013
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I've been a fan long enough now to have picked out a Beatly username. It's still me. I'm still infatuated with Sir Paul a-hard-days-night-paul-7. I briefly considered Pauls#4, but nah.

So, I am now Ahhh Girl. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know John sang that, but hey, he's cool too.

I'm keeping my icon/avatar.

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Gazing at his picture every day"

12 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
I've been a fan long enough now to have picked out a Beatly username. It's still me. I'm still infatuated with Sir Paul a-hard-days-night-paul-7. I briefly considered Pauls#4, but nah.

So, I am now Ahhh Girl. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know John sang that, but hey, he's cool too.

I'm keeping my icon/avatar.

"She loved her *singer* like an icon
Gazing at his picture every day"

Ahh..the name change confused me for a moment. 

My username refers to two John songs/tracks, but I don't care cause I love John as well. 

12 October 2013
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^^ Nice one - and here was I thinking you were making a controversial statement on who made the Aahhhs with that name and that picture!

Kind of inspiring - I might have to think up a Beatley name for meself someday.

I thought of "Heather's #9" but probably wouldn't want to wish that on anyone :)

12 October 2013
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You threw me to begin with, Ahhh Girl!

I've considered the name change thing before, as mine is just something I came up with when I joined my first forum (which was this one). I've considered going the whole hog (avatar, signature, ... username) and changing it to "Ron Nasty". I don't think people want a Nasty moderator though!

And most people, when mentioning me, go for the shortened "mja" - which is how I've mainly signed myself over the years.

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12 October 2013
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sky999 said

Ahhh Girl said
I've been a fan long enough now to have picked out a Beatly username. It's still me. I'm still infatuated with Sir Paul a-hard-days-night-paul-7. I briefly considered Pauls#4, but nah.

So, I am now Ahhh Girl. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know John sang that, but hey, he's cool too.

I'm keeping my icon/avatar.

"She loved her *singer* like an icon
Gazing at his picture every day"

Ahh..the name change confused me for a moment. 

My username refers to two John songs, but I don't care cause I love John as well. 

Your username got a haircut. :-)

12 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

sky999 said

Ahhh Girl said
I've been a fan long enough now to have picked out a Beatly username. It's still me. I'm still infatuated with Sir Paul a-hard-days-night-paul-7. I briefly considered Pauls#4, but nah.

So, I am now Ahhh Girl. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know John sang that, but hey, he's cool too.

I'm keeping my icon/avatar.

"She loved her *singer* like an icon
Gazing at his picture every day"

Ahh..the name change confused me for a moment. 

My username refers to two John songs, but I don't care cause I love John as well. 

Your username got a haircut. :-)

Yes, it did. I didn't want to do too dramatic of a change. :D  

12 October 2013
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^^ Nice one - and here was I thinking you were making a controversial statement on who made the Aahhhs with that name and that picture!

[snip]

Yeah, here's hoping I'm not forced by majority vote to change my username for that very reason.

I just think of John singing the words in "Girl" and then sucking air when I see it written out.

12 October 2013
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Nah! I saw where you got it from as soon as I saw it, even if I didn't know it was you!

I like it when Paul fans tip their head to John, and vice versa, in their identities here.

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Nah! I saw where you got it from as soon as I saw it, even if I didn't know it was you!

I like it when Paul fans tip their head to John, and vice versa, in their identities here.

Yay, mja! Thank you for the nod of reassurance.

12 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl, that's on my top 10 Lennon songs anyway, though I too am a Paul fan.  I rediscovered that song in the last few months while I've been a member here, and was blown away by how good that song is.  Reading Joe's article on it from the Songs tab, I learned that Paul actually contributed quite a lot to it -- he basically created the whole "Greek" sounding guitar part, which is a crucial part of the song I'd say.

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12 October 2013
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Funny Paper said
Ahhh Girl, that's on my top 10 Lennon songs anyway, though I too am a Paul fan.  I rediscovered that song in the last few months while I've been a member here, and was blown away by how good that song is.  Reading Joe's article on it from the Songs tab, I learned that Paul actually contributed quite a lot to it -- he basically created the whole "Greek" sounding guitar part, which is a crucial part of the song I'd say.

I sometimes think we get a bit carried away with the 'John song' - 'Paul song' thing.  I reckon a lot of the songs had significant input from both, as well as from the other Beatles (as with George apparently adding 'all the lonely people' into "Eleanor Rigby", and how important is that bit?).  I think this is the thing I missed most in the solo years, not that they didn't do great songs, but often they just missed that killer comment or contribution that took so many Beatles songs up a notch.

Aaargh - don't tell me I have gone off topic AGAIN??

 

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And then there is And I Love Her where the riff came from George and how important to the song is that?! It really could have been the first and only Lennon/McCartney/Harrison track.

 

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mja6758 said
You threw me to begin with, Ahhh Girl!

I've considered the name change thing before, as mine is just something I came up with when I joined my first forum (which was this one). I've considered going the whole hog (avatar, signature, ... username) and changing it to "Ron Nasty". I don't think people want a Nasty moderator though!

And most people, when mentioning me, go for the shortened "mja" - which is how I've mainly signed myself over the years.

Ha ha - I can just see myself - "sorry mister nasty sir - I didn't mean to go off topic yet again".

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trcanberra said

mja6758 said
You threw me to begin with, Ahhh Girl!

I've considered the name change thing before, as mine is just something I came up with when I joined my first forum (which was this one). I've considered going the whole hog (avatar, signature, ... username) and changing it to "Ron Nasty". I don't think people want a Nasty moderator though!

And most people, when mentioning me, go for the shortened "mja" - which is how I've mainly signed myself over the years.

Ha ha - I can just see myself - "sorry mister nasty sir - I didn't mean to go off topic yet again".

LOL trcanberra makes a good point. However, MMM made a point earlier about a name just being a name.

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