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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
3 January 2014
12.56am
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An update on my listening saga – I'm up to 1969 now – Get Back-Naked is next of the Beatles group stuff, though there is a lot of early solo stuff in the mix as well.  I just listened to Wonderwall; Two Virgins and The Family Way arrived a few days ago so I need a quick backtrack for them.  Then it is on to Abbey Road, Electronic Sound, The Wedding Album, Live Peace in Toronto, and Let it Be.

Then Beatles solo by way of Anthology 3, Past Masters and the DVD of the mini-documentaries.

3 January 2014
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I can't remember if you posted your thought on LIBN. If you haven't done so already there is a whole thread on the topic, let us know what you think.

 

Does anyone have any idea what a cup represents in cooking? I am seeing recipes listing a cup of flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, how am i meant to know what measurement that is? It's like saying a spoonful of sugar, what type of spoon?

 

I am so glad yesterday was over.

"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)
3 January 2014
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^ whatever size spoonful of sugar will help the medicine go down …

Yes, will add my thoughts on the Let it Be once I have spun it a couple of times.

3 January 2014
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A spoonful of sugar will only make a person sick and bring the medicine back up, therefore making the situation worse than it was. A catchy tune but not that useful a piece of advice. Unless you are treating horse of course.

"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)
3 January 2014
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One of my gifts for Christmas was a replica 1st Edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica (circa 1771 for the original); it makes fascinating reading.  Some of the things I have spotted so far while browsing:

  • No Australia :)
  • The Philippines are a group of islands in East Asia; some of which are large
  • America is a bunch of European colonies
  • No Mozart or Beethoven
  • My (partial) baldness is apparently down to a lack of 'natural juices' – no idea which ones
  • All of the other planets in the solar system (there are 6 as of this year including Earth) have life.  This was an era of religious pseudo-science and the author of that article 'proves' this life exists like so: the lord wouldn't have gone to the effort of creating actual planets if there was no life on them; if they were just for us to look at he would have put cute images in the sky instead
  • The midwifery article is amazingly detailed – a complete step by step with illustrations which would be banned as pornography if printed in a glossy magazine
3 January 2014
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trcanberra said
One of my gifts for Christmas was a replica 1st Edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica (circa 1771 for the original); it makes fascinating reading.  Some of the things I have spotted so far while browsing:

  • No Australia :)
  • The Philippines are a group of islands in East Asia; some of which are large
  • America is a bunch of European colonies
  • No Mozart or Beethoven
  • My (partial) baldness is apparently down to a lack of 'natural juices' – no idea which ones
  • All of the other planets in the solar system (there are 6 as of this year including Earth) have life.  This was an era of religious pseudo-science and the author of that article 'proves' this life exists like so: the lord wouldn't have gone to the effort of creating actual planets if there was no life on them; if they were just for us to look at he would have put cute images in the sky instead
  • The midwifery article is amazingly detailed – a complete step by step with illustrations which would be banned as pornography if printed in a glossy magazine

Did they say the earth was flat? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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3 January 2014
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^ ha ha – no – they have at least worked out it is round :)

3 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Does anyone have any idea what a cup represents in cooking? I am seeing recipes listing a cup of flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, how am i meant to know what measurement that is? It's like saying a spoonful of sugar, what type of spoon?
I am so glad yesterday was over.

Don't make the mistake of thinking that, for example, 1 cup of flour is the same as 1 cup of sugar. They have different gram counterparts. Here is a link that might help you -  http://allrecipes.com/howto/cu…..nversions/

Sorry you had a bad day yesterday (or is that the day before?)

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3 January 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Thanks. The second of January always sucks, just much more than i think it ever will.

"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)
3 January 2014
2.43pm
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My thoughts go out to Michael Schumacher – currently fighting for his life after a horrific ski accident – on, this, his 45th birthday.

Respect to those fans holding a silent vigil outside the hospital to mark the day.

Here's hoping his condition improves and he goes on to make a full recovery, and spend many happier birthdays with his wife and children than this one must be for them.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
3 January 2014
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Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

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3 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

 

It's 11 degrees F (-11.6 C) here but all we got is a dusting of snow. Amazingly, not much ice on the roads, so getting to work wasn't a problem.

I've never been to Scotland, though. Always wanted to visit. The guy who hosts the Celtic music show I produce, Jack Beck, is from Dunfermline in Fife, and annually takes about 10-12 people to a tour of Scotland and Ireland every summer. If it wasn't so expensive, the wife and I would love to go.

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3 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

Yeah, I'm getting it. Not that much snow, but it's around 10 degrees F. My school got cancelled, so I'm not complaining. Which is why I'm on at 12:40. 

(This signature brought to you by Winter. Coming for an abnormally long amount of time.)
4 January 2014
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Phil Everly has died aged 74. Very very sad news. Not only were The Everly Brothers a huge influence on the Beatles but also they had some quite incredible songs, up there with the best of the best. Very sad news.

 

And if you haven't heard it George's stunning cover of Let It Be Me.

 (Edited to add links Time 11:26).

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4 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Phil Everley has died aged 74. Very very sad news. Not only were The Everly Brothers a huge influence on the Beatles but also they had some quite incredible songs, up there with the best of the best. Very sad news.

(Sorry I can't provide a link but am in an iPod and so it would take forever.)

I wonder how Paul is taking the news. It's pretty neat he put the Everly Brothers in his song Let 'Em In.

4 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Phil Everley has died aged 74. Very very sad news. Not only were The Everly Brothers a huge influence on the Beatles but also they had some quite incredible songs, up there with the best of the best. Very sad news.

(Sorry I can't provide a link but am in an iPod and so it would take forever.)

Sad news – big influence on Simon & Garfunkel as well of course – I have them guesting at one of their concerts on DVD somewhere around here.

 

4 January 2014
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Yes, very sad news. Here's a link to the paper if anyone wants to know more: http://www.theguardian.com/mus…..rs-dies-74

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4 January 2014
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Buying all these Beatles CDs has made me realise that our sound system is great for movies but not for music.  So I went and bought a dedicated CD player, amp and 2 speakers on an interest-free offer.  Of course, I managed to go 50% over budget but the system sounds AWESOME.

That's the good news.

Get it home, put on Sgt. Pepper's to demo to the family, the opening track sounds truly great – then, when it is meant to segue into the 2nd track, it inserts a short silent gap.  Turns out my $400 CD player can't play CDs properly (while our $100 bluray can).  I won't tell you what my wife said.

Of course, I had broken my usual rule about not buying on a weekend in the excitement, and the store is shut until Monday, and I don't even know where to go from here.

Sigh.

4 January 2014
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^ Further to this I just listened to Revolver and have NEVER heard it sound so good.  The thing that has me in two minds is that I got $600 off the price (verified on the net) and may not be able to get anything sounding as good if I replace it.  Of course, the CD gap thing may be why it was on sale, though I honestly don't think the sales person knew.  So I have a couple of days to decide if I can live with the odd erroneous gap and get better sound (or not).

4 January 2014
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For those who are interested, here's some more information I learned about searching. I just had to follow up after having trouble finding a comment acmac made.

I was looking for the mini-conversation trcanberra and I had about his birthday list.

I tried "birthday list" site:beatlesbible.com/fourm to no avail – it didn't bring back any results. If you remove the quotation marks, you get lots of entries, but not the right one – just posts that have the words birthday and list in them somewhere but not as an exact phrase.

I got the same results using Joe's BB search box that is at the top of each page.

However, using an advanced with the match phrase option selected in the forum search search box, birthday list (without the quotation marks around it) at least brings up the correct thread (and it is the only thread in the results list). This is ok if the comment you are looking for has been made recently.

I have no clue why the other search won't work.

As an interesting side note, when I looked at trcanberra's profile (BTW trcanberra, you have 1066 posts – hope your ancestors were on the winning side of the Battle of Hastings or either tried to stay out of the whole bloody mess altogether), and clicked on the "topics trcanberra has posted to" link, the thread where the conversation happened doesn't show up.

Chalk it all up to the nerdy search geek in me. This stuff fascinates me.

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