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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
28 January 2014
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I play acoustic guitar (have been for years), mostly finger-picking in the James Taylor style.  For this, I need my thumb and three fingers (sans pinkie) of my picking hand (right hand) to have long nails, while all the nails on my left hand (that press down on the strings to form chords) have to be clipped down to the nub.

I recently experienced acutely how important it is to have the nail of my ring finger (the finger between the middle "flip the bird" finger and the pinkie) to be long enough.  I had clipped it down a shade too far, still leaving plenty of length to the unsuspecting onlooker, but crucially short of providing my finger with the ease it needs to grab and sound strings when it needs to.  Given that I use the other two fingers (middle and index) plus my thumb, my ring finger tends to be devoted to the high E string -- and I was finding that more often than not, I had to become conscious of having to press my finger down more than normally, and that became distracting and annoying, and tended to interfere a little with my performance.

Now, if I can just get rid of this annoying little pea under my mattress...blue-meanie

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28 January 2014
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Surprised not to have seen it mentioned anywhere here, but watching Grammy highlights. Now, knowing I'm not watching the full thing, Paul and Ringo did Queenie Eye, next thing we're given is Steven Tyler and Smokey Robinson presenting Record of the Year. Smokey sings a few lines of You Really Got A Hold On Me and declares, "Paul! You should record that!"

The Beatles recorded it, with a smokin' soulful Lennon vocal, for With The Beatles, which rejigged appeared as their first US Capitol album Meet The Beatles. As important a release 50 years ago for Smokey as it was for them. The Beatles early Motown covers helped make Motown, and Smokey with his tongue-in-cheek, acknowledged the debt!

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28 January 2014
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mja6758 said
Surprised not to have seen it mentioned anywhere here, but watching Grammy highlights. Now, knowing I'm not watching the full thing, Paul and Ringo did Queenie Eye, next thing we're given is Steven Tyler and Smokey Robinson presenting Record of the Year. Smokey sings a few lines of You Really Got A Hold On Me and declares, "Paul! You should record that!"

The Beatles recorded it, with a smokin' soulful Lennon vocal, for With The Beatles, which rejigged appeared as their first US Capitol album Meet The Beatles. As important a release 50 years ago for Smokey as it was for them. The Beatles early Motown covers helped make Motown, and Smokey with his tongue-in-cheek, acknowledged the debt!

I know. At first I was looking at the screen crooked, thinking, "the Beatles did do that song. Right? Yeah, John, yeah, the whole thing." Then I realized it was tongue-in-cheek. I was doubting my Beatles knowledge there for a moment that kept me from realizing what he was doing. I'm like a wobbly filly getting my legs under me. I'll never be the sleek showhorse like many of the Beatles brains here, but I am learning.

 

28 January 2014
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I haven't watched the Grammys yet, even though quite a few artists that I like performed, won something, and/or were nominated for something. 

 

I didn't bring my TV to school with me this year, so that makes it kind of difficult.

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28 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said

I can see some newbie coming on, clicking this topic first and reading about the different way we count using our fingers and thumbs, and thinking we are all barmy. Some introduction to a Beatles forum.

 

Von Bontee said

What a bizarrely fascinating/mundane thing to be discussing. If I needed to count tens on my fingers, I would go left pinkie => right pinkie. I would hold up my four literal fingers (thumb hidden) to indicate "4" with my hand, since it seems the easiest way to do so. And for "3" I would likewise do the least difficult thing: thumb, index finger, middle finger. And until I saw "Inglourious Basterds" I had NO notion that employing the much-more-difficult (for me, anyways) index/middle/ring finger method was a particularly European thing to do.

This morning as I was getting ready for work, I was listening to Paul's Tug of War album. When "Ballroom Dancing" came on and he started singing, "One, two, three, four I just plain adore your / Ballroom dancing ..." I found my fingers shooting up along with his call-out of numbers. Of course, I thought of this conversation.

28 January 2014
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Funny Paper said 
Now, if I can just get rid of this annoying little pea under my mattress...blue-meanie

*snicker*

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I'm like a wobbly filly getting my legs under me. I'll never be the sleek showhorse like many of the Beatles brains here, but I am learning.

Imagery is rife in the Forum lately.

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29 January 2014
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And now for something completely different:

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29 January 2014
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Zig said

Ahhh Girl said
I'm like a wobbly filly getting my legs under me. I'll never be the sleek showhorse like many of the Beatles brains here, but I am learning.

Imagery is rife in the Forum lately.

*tosses mane*

29 January 2014
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^^^ Can someone Photoshop the foal to have a moptop on it?

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30 January 2014
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Here's something I found that doesn't really qualify as Beatle news, but more as "Beatle spotting."

Recently, Brian Wilson (of The Beach Boys, but I'm sure you knew that already) did an interview where fans submitted questions via Facebook.  Here's one of the questions:

Question: What is your general reaction to last night's Grammy show - performances and winners?
Brian Wilson: I didn't watch it but I understand Paul and Ringo were on it. Taped it I haven't watched it yet. I heard Paul and Ringo were great.

http://www.brianwilson.com/news/

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30 January 2014
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Little follow ups:

@mmm, how's the toe?

@WETSRoosa, where's the scrapbook?

30 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
Little follow ups:

@mmm, how's the toe?

@WETSRoosa, where's the scrapbook?

 

Wouldn't you like to know... a-hard-days-night-john-2... it's on a shelf in the storage closet. I opted not to throw it away, but I did take all the old CDs to a used CD/book/DVD store and got back enough money for a nice dinner date with the misses.

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30 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
Little follow ups:

@mmm, how's the toe?

Nippy. There is a strange red line on it that looks like an exact mirror image of the outline of the toenail. I hit it on the stairs yesterday and it caused severe pain, normally when i do that its sore for say 30 seconds and then it passes, yesterday it lasted for about 10 minutes. So have a Doctors appointment for Monday; if it gets better by then will cancel, if not then it will have been 13 days since initial impact. 

 

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30 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said
Little follow ups:

@mmm, how's the toe?

Nippy. There is a strange red line on it that looks like an exact mirror image of the outline of the toenail. I hit it on the stairs yesterday and it caused severe pain, normally when i do that its sore for say 30 seconds and then it passes, yesterday it lasted for about 10 minutes. So have a Doctors appointment for Monday; if it gets better by then will cancel, if not then it will have been 13 days since initial impact. 

 

How are things with you? When is you that Extra Texture, yourself and the spouses are off to see Ritchie play?

bum about the toe. Hope it does get better and you can cancel that appointment.

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mmm, in your honor, when I finish teaching my next class, I am going to sit down to these delights. I couldn't find a place that would ship the drink in a glass bottle or can, so I hope it isn't too sacrilegious of me to drink it from a plastic bottle. Should I put the drink in fridge to get it cold? I am so looking forward to this new taste sensation. I will be thinking of you the whole time I am savoring the flavors.

 

 

30 January 2014
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Two years ago, in the summer, while walking home in my sandals, a potato fell out of my bag right on my big toe, hitting precisely on a spot that caused excruciating pain.  I hobbled home and for the following six months my toenail became black and blue and was dangerously seeming to detach from the nail bed.  I persevered to just let it heal by itself without going to a doctor, and I succeeded.  A year later, it was completely healed, as though nothing had ever happened.

Then while at the supermarket in the wine section, I picked out a bottle of a nice Malbec, put it stupidly on my cart where that poorly designed part has a flap where anything smaller than a watermelon can fall out:  As the bottle fell everything became slow-mo in a Brian DePalma movie, and I cried out in horror.  Luckily, my foot stopped the bottle from hitting the floor -- but unluckily, the full weight of it hit right on my big toenail.  Even through tennis shoes, the pain was excruciating.  I remembered the previous year's accident, and this time the pain was markedly worse.  I seriously considered limping to the store office for medical attention.  But again, I soldiered on and checked myself out at the self-check machine and crawled home.  Again, my healing process took a few months -- but remarkably, the damage was much less than the year before and it took less time to get back to normal.  The nail never even became detached this time.  Who woulda thunk that a potato would be mightier than a full wine bottle?

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30 January 2014
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AG, cold. Plastic bottle is fine. Stick it in a fridge for a good few hours and then consume and delight in the taste. Its not to everyone's taste but to us Scots its immense. If you are doing the proper Scottish way add a small packet of crisps (potato chips), not the huge for sharing bags. The childhood of a young boy in Scotland was filled with a can (or bottle) of fizzy juice, packet of crisps and a bar of chocolate. We don't do healthy very well or often.

Let me know what you think, i find it quite interesting. But no lawsuit if you don't find it tickling your taste-buds and i wont be reimbursing you for the cost. a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

FP, the human bodyand life is a funny thing. You can get run over by a car going 70mph and come out with barely a scrap (tho admittedly normally get horribly maimed or killed so don't go doing it folks) yet an Apple hitting you on the head can kill you stone dead there and then. 

 

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30 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

 

 

I read a couple of days ago that the import of this got banned in Canada because of an illegal ingredient, one that it shares with Lucozade and Marmite.

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parlance said

Ahhh Girl said

 

 

I read a couple of days ago that the import of this got banned in Canada because of an illegal ingredient, one that it shares with Lucozade and Marmite.

parlance

The import got banned but its still sold in Canada, the media in the UK got into a bit of a spin over it. Not that we are thinking of retaliating or anything in a petty manner - we beat the US in proposing to get rid of Beibera-hard-days-night-paul-11.

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Ugh... my next-door neighbor is singing again.  He's always terrible, too.* a-hard-days-night-ringo-13  I can't talk to the Residential Advisor about it, because HE IS the Residential Advisor.

 

*Apparently, he's in the school choir.  I never had much school spirit, anyway...

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That makes me recall this amusing story a friend told me: He'd gone to Copenhagen to a university to study the famous Danish philosopher Kierkegaard, and when he moved into a lodging near campus, he felt he'd finally arrived in academe and he'd be able to follow his dream of studying Kierkegaard in the quaintly enchanted land of his birth.  Not long upon moving in, he discovered that a fellow American had moved in next to him -- a woman whose hobby was singing Broadway musical themes, and nearly every day she'd belt out at the top of her lungs "New York, New Yoooooooooorrrrrrrrkkkkk!!!!"  blue-meanie

He decided to abandon his studies; went south for a few weeks, sunned himself in Crete, visited Istanbul, came back home.

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