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I Me Mine by George Harrison
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28 July 2010
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I'm reading through this right now. It's kind of calming when compared to the last book I read. I'm passed the bio and the pictures. The pictures should have had his comments as footnotes rather than hiding them in the back. The bio is... strange. If it had been the first of a monthly series, Deep Thoughts by George Harrison, it would have made sense, but it's kind of thin for an autobiography. I had to laugh at John feeling snubed - unless it involved Indian music, gardening, or race cars, he didn't spend a lot of time on it. Including important former bandmates and wives!

But on to the songs. He made an interesting point on I Want To Tell You, that if he were to rewrite the bridge, he would change it to,

"Although I seem to act unkind

It isn't me - it is my mind -

That is confusing things"

which I agree makes more sense. So I have two questions:

  1. Do you agree?
  2. Would it be possible to swap the words around without messing up the sound?
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28 July 2010
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Answers -

1) Versus "It's only me, it's not my mind" - It does make more sense.

2) When you say swap the words around without messing up the sound, you mean on the master recordings? If that's the case, I would say I hope not. I don't want to have to buy another version of Revolver! Like Tommy Lee Jones said in Men in Black - "looks like I'll have to buy the White Album again."

Either way, I'd have preferred his rewrite - that's the way I'll be singing it from now on.

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29 July 2010
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*Still off topic.*

Thank you! I made it myself. a-hard-days-night-john-1 I read one thing, and I hate her. And then I can read something else five minutes later And I Love Her! Either way, she's one of a kind.

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Zig said:

Answers –

1) Versus "It's only me, it's not my mind" – It does make more sense.

2) When you say swap the words around without messing up the sound, you mean on the master recordings? If that's the case, I would say I hope not. I don't want to have to buy another version of Revolver! Like Tommy Lee Jones said in Men in Black – "looks like I'll have to buy the White Album again."

Either way, I'd have preferred his rewrite – that's the way I'll be singing it from now on.


 

a-hard-days-night-john-7 Man. I didn't remember that line!! Another excuse to watch Men In Black. a-hard-days-night-george-9

 

To be in topic... I'm kind of interested of reading this book, but I guess I'll get first some Beatles books.

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29 July 2010
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skye said:

*Still off topic.*

Thank you! I made it myself. a-hard-days-night-john-1 I read one thing, and I hate her. And then I can read something else five minutes later And I Love Her! Either way, she's one of a kind.


 

Paul has said that Yoko is just more determined to be herself than most people.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
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Thin?  I finished it in 4 days and I'm not exactly a voracious reader.  But it's a George Harrison bio and it's probably what you should expect from the late Mr. Harrison; vague, acerbic and heavy the on the spirituality.

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Never read it, but the song itself "I Me Mine" is pretty damn good.  Especially that keyboardish/guitar intro! Swaaaeeeeeet! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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