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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
15 May 2014
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Last kithara post.

In the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, I saw this sign and this relief
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The third figure was in the same "picture" as the kithara player. I asked a museum docent (errr, whatever they are) about it. No clue again. But, I remembered that the guy working at the bag check area was wearing a t-shirt with guitars on it. I showed him my pictures, and he was interested in my question. The instrument in the third picture is a mandolin. We discussed kitharas for a moment, and he chuckled and said that it was an early form of a guitar.

This has been a fun quest.

Oh, yeah, just to tack this on somewhere, I saw a guy with a Beatles t-shirt on walking down the road just a bit ago.

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16 May 2014
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Posting on behalf of AG:

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Is this windmill going for a moptop look?

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16 May 2014
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If you ever go to Galway, go to Sally Longs Pub, purely for the amazing murals dedicated to some of rocks greatest on the inside and the outside:

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^Up in heaven, you can't see it but John is playing at the piano. 

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^ And down on Earth 

 

^Inside

 

It's quite cool to say the least, providing rock music to Galway since 1988 :D

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16 May 2014
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ahdn_paul_06 but is the food and drink good?

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16 May 2014
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^ Confession: I have never eaten there :P I just stare in awe whenever I pass the place! 

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17 May 2014
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This Earth Day skit from Jimmy Kimmel was on my mind so I had to look it up:

 

 

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17 May 2014
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 A dramatic operation to save a ladybird's life just happened in our kitchen. I am proud to say the ladybird is alive and well and is currently outside on a leaf.

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17 May 2014
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Until a minute ago, I never knew that "ladybird" was the same as "ladybug".  The wife of one of America's famous modern Presidents -- Lyndon B. Johnson -- was nicknamed "Ladybird".  All this time, I thought she was named after a type of bird!

P.S.:  I'd say L.B.J. (as President Johnson was known) is a most appropriate American President to mention on a Beatles Bible forum, since his term -- 1963-1969 -- coincides with the career of the Beatles.

P.P.S.:  Also, isn't the ladybird/ladybug a beetle...?  Yes it is!

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17 May 2014
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I went to the Cavern club today! It was brilliant. Front-row seats for live music, the intoxicating smell of booze, a thousand names written on the old brick walls... absolutely amazing. I'd go again. I'd do anything to perform there.

I also bought Live At The BBC Volume 2, which I'm looking forward to listening to.

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17 May 2014
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I wasn't sure whether to put this in the "good covers" thread or the "odd covers" thread, so I decided to go with neither.

 

This is Metallica's James Hetfield playing a solo acoustic version of "In My Life" at a recent cancer benefit concert.  I can't honestly claim that I'm the world's biggest Metallica fan (I like Metallica, but I'm not a hardcore fan), but this cover isn't bad.

 

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17 May 2014
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MrMoonlight said

I went to the Cavern club today! It was brilliant. Front-row seats for live music, the intoxicating smell of booze, a thousand names written on the old brick walls... absolutely amazing. I'd go again. I'd do anything to perform there.

I also bought Live At The BBC Volume 2, which I'm looking forward to listening to.

That must've been a really cool experience! I hope to go there sometime in my life, but I'm a bit farther from it than you... Like an ocean...

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17 May 2014
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Funny Paper said

I'd say L.B.J. (as President Johnson was known) is a most appropriate American President to mention on a Beatles Bible forum, since his term -- 1963-1969 -- coincides with the career of the Beatles.

@Funny Paper, you're mentioning LBJ made remember that the little one-horse town from which I just moved had at least one claim to fame. Notice the little sign on the side of the building.

  

The first time I went to that little Dairy Queen, I told the 16 year old on the other side of the window, "I'll have what LBJ had". Her response was a blank stare. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

While LBJ was enjoying his ice cream, the Beatles were having a crappy day

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18 May 2014
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Necko said

I wasn't sure whether to put this in the "good covers" thread or the "odd covers" thread, so I decided to go with neither.

 

This is Metallica's James Hetfield playing a solo acoustic version of "In My Life" at a recent cancer benefit concert.  I can't honestly claim that I'm the world's biggest Metallica fan (I like Metallica, but I'm not a hardcore fan), but this cover isn't bad.

Thanks for that. I've got mixed feelings about Metallica (love their '80s stuff, hate everything from the black album on) and mixed feelings about that performance. Hetfield's obviously got great taste (as do some of the screaming yahoos in the crowd) and he plays the song well...but singing was never his strong suit, even if he could duplicate the all-but-necessary harmonies himself. Wonder what percentage of Metallica fanatics who didn't already know the song would be won over by that rendition?

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18 May 2014
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Oh yeah, came across that cover on Twitter. I stopped it halfway through. Not necessarily because I thought it was bad, but just because it was loading slow and I didn't think it was good enough to wait for it to go on. It was funny to hear him sing in a normal way, and funny how he still manages to get a few growls in there. 

18 May 2014
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Seems like In My Life is one of James' songs at the moment, as here he is performing it with Metallica on the 12th at an acoustic performance for MusiCares.

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18 May 2014
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That was a little better! Kirk's solo was nice, you can imagine (if you want) George playing a solo like that if the Beatles waited until '69 to record that one. Hetfield's high note at the end was respectable, but I still wish Kirk or the bassist had worked out a harmony vocal part (hey they had microphones so why not?) If they all sang real purty, they might've sounded as good as (for instance) Extreme in their vintage "More Than Words" days!

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@vonbontee Not even if they'd waited until 1969 to record it, but if it had been one of the oldies they dug up during the Get Back sessions. Can you imagine a January 1969 revisit with Billy Preston on keyboards!

I agree about the harmonies though, they could have worked some out!

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19 May 2014
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I'll be gone tomorrow and Tuesday, because I'll be in Canada for a school trip. So, see you guys in 2 days. Don't have too much fun while I'm gone.a-hard-days-night-george-10

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19 May 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I'll be gone tomorrow and Tuesday, because I'll be in Canada for a school trip. So, see you guys in 2 days. Don't have too much fun while I'm gone.a-hard-days-night-george-10

Have fun in Canada! What do you plan on doing there?

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Annadog40 said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I'll be gone tomorrow and Tuesday, because I'll be in Canada for a school trip. So, see you guys in 2 days. Don't have too much fun while I'm gone.a-hard-days-night-george-10

Have fun in Canada! What do you plan on doing there?

We're going to Niagara Falls, along with assorted other things on the Canadian side. We're actually going to the US side of Niagara Falls, so I'm wondering why they're even taking us into Canada anyway. Probably so we don't have to stay in hell Buffalo.

(No offense to anyone who lives there)

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