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What are you reading these days?
4 September 2012
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Von Bontee
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No, I'd much rather read an impartial biographer than one who's a hardcore fan.

I thought PN's Lennon book was pretty good myself, although I know Joe has some major issues with his writing style, especially when he tries pontificating. There's a pretty funny thread where Joe quotes some particularly painful passages from (I think) "Shout!"

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
4 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
No, I'd much rather read an impartial biographer than one who's a hardcore fan.


a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Oh, I meant that I would like a review from a hardcore fan. I'm more apt to trust his or her critique since he or she would probably be able to spot mistakes more easily. And because hardcore fans are probably likely to be the toughest critics, it must be a good book if it wins the approval of the majority of fans. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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4 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
Reading "Get Back: The Unauthorized Chronicle of the Beatles' 'Let It Be' Disaster" – a really impressive effort that, for all I know, Joe may have used as a source for some of the facts on this very site.

I only wish it were more up-to-date – it was written back in the '90s, and no doubt much missing recordings have surfaced in the interim.

A companion was released by Doug Sulpy in 2001 under the title 'The 910's Guide To The Beatles Outtakes: Part 2 – The Complete Get Back Sessions" which analyses much of the missing material which turned up a few years late, it also corrects a number of the performance dates and DDSI #'s since it was a far more complete cache of material (tho still not 100% complete).

You'd need both for a complete overview but both are excellent and well worth owning as you'd keep going back to them.

"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)
4 September 2012
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Only problem with reading about this material is that now I wanna HEAR it all!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
5 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
Only problem with reading about this material is that now I wanna HEAR it all!

Yeah and its all out there and free. A vigotone collection called 30 Days is a great place to start as its pretty much a best of (17 cds worth!). If thats not enough then Purple Chick put out what seems like a thousand cds which has all thats currently available – trouble is after hearing much of it you begin to lose the will to live; an hour of Let It Be rehearsals is more than i could handle. When its good its exceptional, well its not you want to cut your ears off.

"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)
5 September 2012
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Zorba the Greek in Persian edition.

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6 September 2012
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Doug Sulpy sells a pdf through his site. AFAIK that's the most recent revision of his book – the 90s version was updated, though I'm not sure the new one was published everywhere. I bought the pdf and used it as a source for the January 1969 pages, though I didn't want to go into as much detail as Sulpy. I also listened to most of the tapes, though couldn't keep going all the way through.

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12 September 2012
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12 September 2012
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Is that a recent ("50th anniversary!") collection or something that's been around for awhile? (Can't read the date!)

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12 September 2012
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It's actually an issue based on Robert Whitaker's photography of The Beatles. Nothing Earth-shattering really, but there are some cool pics I've never seen before, including a great one of Brian.  According to the front cover it is available for sale on newsstands until mid November.

Funny side note: I bought it off the magazine stand in my local supermarket for $13. It is for sale on Amazon for $20.

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12 September 2012
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Zig said

I saw this in Walgreens the other day when I hadn't any money. a-hard-days-night-john-4But I'm heading back to claim my copy this weekend! a-hard-days-night-john-1

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12 September 2012
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I think you will enjoy it.

My wife is my scout. She sees these things in the stores, then tells me where to find them. She'd usually buy it for me, but she's bought more than one magazine that I already had and stores have a funny policy when it comes to returning reading materials.

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12 September 2012
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I'll probably leaf through that one when I see it at the drugstore or wherever…I almost never buy any books that are primarily pictures; most of the exceptions HAVE been those nice LIFE Magazine package-jobs, however!

(BTW, I'm currently reading Tony Bramwell's "Magical Mystery Tours", myself. Nothing really revelatory yet, but I'm only up to 1962 or so.)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
13 September 2012
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I have a nice "The Beatles: Life in Pictures" book in my dorm which I absolutely love, but I have to do reading for school at the present moment. I'd much rather read the books that you all have been posting! Much better than "A Child's Work" and "Farmworker's Daughter"!

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29 September 2012
7.47pm
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I´ve just bought 'Hippie Hippie Shake' by Richard Neville, the co-editor of Oz.

Looking foward to tucking into that later! Wish my Kindle would hurry up and charge!!

''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.''

29 September 2012
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I'm reading The Pandora Star by Peter F. Hamilton. He came into the shop where I work to do a signing, so I bought one of his books and got him to sign it. It's a sci-fi brick- about 1000 pages long with a small font!

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
29 September 2012
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I am just about to dig into Catcher In the Rye. I feel I have to read this book, aand I've got nothing else to read now.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
1 October 2012
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mr. Sun king coming together said
I am just about to dig into Catcher In the Rye. I feel I have to read this book, aand I've got nothing else to read now.

Catcher in the Rye is one of my all-time favorite books, Sun King. I think you'll quite enjoy it. ahdn_george_08

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1 October 2012
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Currently I am reading A study in the scarlet, The Fault In our stars, and re-reading The Perks of being a wallflower for the third time. I probably don't have the right to, but I'm not exactly sure if I'm happy about Perks getting so popular and coming out as a movie. I know there will be lots of people who get the book and all, but a fellow student in my tutor group couldn't get over the fact that the protagonist witnessed a girl get raped. He found it quite hilarious and I'm still pretty pissed off about that. 

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5 October 2012
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bluesubmarine said
Currently I am reading A study in the scarlet, The Fault In our stars, and re-reading The Perks of being a wallflower for the third time. I probably don't have the right to, but I'm not exactly sure if I'm happy about Perks getting so popular and coming out as a movie. I know there will be lots of people who get the book and all, but a fellow student in my tutor group couldn't get over the fact that the protagonist witnessed a girl get raped. He found it quite hilarious and I'm still pretty pissed off about that. 

It's A Study In Scarlet, not A Study In The Scarlet.

Dipsy said

mr. Sun king coming together said
I am just about to dig into Catcher In the Rye. I feel I have to read this book, aand I've got nothing else to read now.

Catcher in the Rye is one of my all-time favorite books, Sun King. I think you'll quite enjoy it. ahdn_george_08

I am. I'm shooting to finish it by the time I return to school on Tuesday. It seems awesome so far.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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