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The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute
23 February 2014
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So I watched it yesterday, as it was being broadcasted on Dutch television. Good thing my mom noticed it in the tv guide. My grandma saw it too, she even phoned to tell me. Aaaw. Anywaaay..

The show.

I thought it was nice how they incorporated all those little performance bits of them at the Ed Sullivan show, and the little biographies were cool too. 

I HATED Katy Perry's version of Yesterday. I now understand what everyone meant with ''breathy''. It was super awful. Usually she kind of makes up for her lack of singing talent with her amazing looks and sense of humour, but this time she couldn't. That fringe was horrible, not to mention that curtain-thing she was wearing. Could easily have been taken from my grandma's house. Not a good thing.

I didn't really like WMGGW either. I just didn't like the guitar bits nor the vocals at parts. I prefer Clapton on guitar at this song. I wonder if he was asked to participate? Oh and Joe Walsh, you better keep your mouth closed instead of producing that weird murmling sound that's supposed to be singing.

Also, I was really looking forward to hear Something. I was expecting Dhani on lead vocals, but he did backing vocals instead, which is a shame. I would've liked to hear him sing. Jeff Lynne did a good job though. Oh, I HATED Joe Walsh's guitar solo.

Pharrell looked weird. Stoned or bored, I don't know. Did a good job though.

Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys+John Legend did very well too. Oh and John Mayer and Keith Urban. Liked the guitar bit at the end. Not a lot to mention here.

Then Ed Sheeran. His voice suits that song perfectly and I liked it very much.

My favourites were Dave Grohl's Hey Bulldog and Imagine Dragons' Revolution. Awesome versions of awesome songs. And Grohl's daughter, so cute!

Then the masters themselves. I think Paul did a good job, especially on Get Back and Hey Jude. For a moment he sounded like himself again. Unfortunately I have to agree to a certain extent with Billy Rhythm. While he sounded good on those songs, he didn't sound like himself on the other songs. I've noticed this before. Sometimes he sounds good, and sometimes he makes me think he should quit. However, if he would come here, and tickets were affordable, I'd definitely go.

Ringo was fabulous as always. You don't expect him to sound like Mariah Carey, and he didn't. But he did sound good. And sweet Jesus, where does he get all that energy from? How often is it that you see an almost 74 year old man who's that energetic? Still dancing and walking around on stage, making jokes and all. Good job, he was great! I was watching this with my parents and brother, and my brother was so surprised to see how the audience joined in on Yellow Submarine by singing and waving their arms.

Such a shame the audience was muted. It'd have been so spectacular to hear the whole crowd singing along to Hey Jude.

23 February 2014
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Any word on a UK screening? The Beatles were fecking from here so how about we get to see another country celebrating our boys. It ain't rocket since and its not as if there aren't enough channels to put it on. I'd settle for a screening at 1/2 4 in the morning as it can be recorded. Some broadcaster must be interested, surely.

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23 February 2014
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Haven't heard a thing :( Like you say, it seems a bit unfair that everyone gets to see it but us.

''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.''

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

MattBusby said

On topic: does anyone else think the guitar duel in WMGGW was one for the ages?  I've mentioned it twice and nobody replied...but maybe hard core B-maniacs don't care about guitar duels (j/k a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Is it a duel? I'm pretty sure it's just Clapton. 

Look at the topic, Ivejust a-hard-days-night-george-10  I'm referring to the Gary Clark Jr./Joe Walsh jam on the Grammys anniversary show!  I know I can wander off topic, but not this time!

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MattBusby said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

MattBusby said
On topic: does anyone else think the guitar duel in WMGGW was one for the ages?  I've mentioned it twice and nobody replied...but maybe hard core B-maniacs don't care about guitar duels (j/k a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Is it a duel? I'm pretty sure it's just Clapton. 

Look at the topic, Ivejust a-hard-days-night-george-10  I'm referring to the Gary Clark Jr./Joe Walsh jam on the Grammys anniversary show!  I know I can wander off topic, but not this time!

Oh, right. *facepalm* I knew that.

And yes, I loved that duel. I'd say Gary Clark Jr. might be the best guitarist to have emerged in the last 10 years. Not saying that much, but man, is he incredible. Nice to see the future of music in at least some good hands once people like Paul and Ringo are gone. People like him and Dave Grohl are our hope for the future. 'cuz it sure as heck ain't this guy. Or this girl

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24 February 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

MattBusby said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said 

Look at the topic, Ivejust a-hard-days-night-george-10  I'm referring to the Gary Clark Jr./Joe Walsh jam on the Grammys anniversary show!  I know I can wander off topic, but not this time!

Oh, right. *facepalm* I knew that.

And yes, I loved that duel. I'd say Gary Clark Jr. might be the best guitarist to have emerged in the last 10 years. Not saying that much, but man, is he incredible. Nice to see the future of music in at least some good hands once people like Paul and Ringo are gone. People like him and Dave Grohl are our hope for the future. 'cuz it sure as heck ain't this guy. Or this girl

Glad to see someone else like it :)  Agreed that "this guy" and "this girl" sure as hell won't be getting any lifetime achievement Grammys (watch and one of them will get one in 40 years or so since I said that...if it ever reaches that point of course the Grammys will officially be meaningless!).  Not to hate on those types of performers but I'm sure we'll all agreee that there is a huge difference in complex and delightful musical scores and arrangements, and authors performing their own lyrically amazing songs rather than some song-mill churning out "hits", to be performed by kids or strippers.  And now my off topic rant is over...

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I haven't seen any of the show so can't comment on the performances. 

No one expects or seriously believes that Beiber, Cyrus and a whole host of today's current pop artists will be around in a few years. They are fads that come and go. The press are already getting fed up with Justin and his annoyances and Miley is using every trick in the book to get noticed and in the paper, soon enough everyone will get bored, realise the music is ghastly and look elsewhere. A better example of Miley is Lady Gaga who actually started out with good records before the shock tactics took over, to the detriment of the music, and it all became rather boring and empty.

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24 February 2014
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I did actually listen to and admire, in a way, Lady Gaga when she made her first album. I liked the originality, but it seems that as soon as she became more mainstream, she got desperate and pushed it too far.

''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.''

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On the week anniversary of me seeing this, I decided to post my opinions on it:

Maroon 5 were very weak, lacked energy and weren't a good opener. They should have been in the middle where'd they quickly be forgotten about rather than starting the entire show.

Katy Perry's 'Yesterday' was really annoying as well, she was the only act I tried hard not to mute when they came on.

Alicia Keys overdid 'Let It Be', oh stop it with all the high-notes, stop showing off!

I didn't like 'Here Comes The Sun' I wished they showed more of the LOVE performers, it would have been far more interesting.

Stevie Wonder's 'We Can Work It Out' slightly irritated me when I first saw it but I'm happy to say I enjoyed it last Friday.

Ringo's set is really boring, would he not throw in a couple of new songs? Hearing 'Boys', 'Matchbox' or 'Honey Don't' makes me want to scream. They're not even great songs! 

'Hey Jude' was cool as always, the LOVE artists were great with the umbrellas and rose petals (?). As far as I can remember Paul didn't do the 'Just the boys, now the girls', did he? I don't like that he does that in the live performances, it's stale now. 

 

Phew I think that's all, well all I remember now anyways. I give it a 3/5 a-hard-days-night-george-4

Although I did like the little documentaries and the amount of people in the audience who didn't get The Rutles' references was shocking a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 

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AppleScruffJunior said
On the week anniversary of me seeing this, I decided to post my opinions on it:

<interesting review snipped>

I didn't like 'Here Comes The Sun' I wished they showed more of the LOVE performers, it would have been far more interesting.

<more snippage>

'Hey Jude' was cool as always, the LOVE artists were great with the umbrellas and rose petals (?). As far as I can remember Paul didn't do the 'Just the boys, now the girls', did he? I don't like that he does that in the live performances, it's stale now. 

Phew I think that's all, well all I remember now anyways. I give it a 3/5 a-hard-days-night-george-4

Although I did like the little documentaries and the amount of people in the audience who didn't get The Rutles' references was shocking a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 

I think you're the only person here who wanted more of the Love performers.  The documentaries were about perfect for an American audience.  Not a whole lot of people over here who know much about their early days.  But we tend not to deal with too much detail well...

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I've loved Circus since I was a wee sprite but Ireland has pretty crappy ones (the majority of which enslave contain animals). Whenever I'm in Galway, I head down to the community circus and the majority of the time they let me go on the silks* (I'm pretty useless but whatever, I hope to do it in college and get, eventually, better). Cirque du Soleil are amazing and if they ever toured LOVE and brought it to Ireland, I'd be the first one to buy tickets! 

*These are silks

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AppleScruffJunior said
Cirque du Soleil are amazing

I agree, I saw them maybe10 years ago, and I would definitely see Love if it came here (it probably was here when I was sick).

 I just think they detracted from rather than added to this particular show.  Even if I were there, my eyes would have been on the legends, and would have been bothered if Cirque blocked my view.  I mean no offense to Cirque themselves or their shows, just didn't like them in this show.

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Matt Busby said

AppleScruffJunior said
Cirque du Soleil are amazing

I agree, I saw them maybe10 years ago, and I would definitely see Love if it came here (it probably was here when I was sick).

 I just think they detracted from rather than added to this particular show.  Even if I were there, my eyes would have been on the legends, and would have been bothered if Cirque blocked my view.  I mean no offense to Cirque themselves or their shows, just didn't like them in this show.

Love (unfortunately) has never toured, it's a residential show only. a-hard-days-night-paul-11 

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AppleScruffJunior said

Matt Busby said

AppleScruffJunior said
Cirque du Soleil are amazing

I agree, I saw them maybe10 years ago, and I would definitely see Love if it came here (it probably was here when I was sick)

Love (unfortunately) has never toured, it's a residential show only. a-hard-days-night-paul-11 

Where is its residence?  I plan to make a Beatles pilgrimage to the UK in the next couple years with my uncle, maybe we couldtake it in if it's over there.

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Matt Busby said
Where is its residence?  I plan to make a Beatles pilgrimage to the UK in the next couple years with my uncle, maybe we couldtake it in if it's over there.

 

Vegas, at The Mirage.

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parlance said

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Where is its residence?  I plan to make a Beatles pilgrimage to the UK in the next couple years with my uncle, maybe we couldtake it in if it's over there.

 

Vegas, at The Mirage.

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Well, Vegas is not only closer & cheaper, I don't have to get a passport to go there.

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Matt Busby said

parlance said

Matt Busby said
Where is its residence?  I plan to make a Beatles pilgrimage to the UK in the next couple years with my uncle, maybe we couldtake it in if it's over there.

 

Vegas, at The Mirage.

parlance

Well, Vegas is not only closer & cheaper, I don't have to get a passport to go there.

Depending on where you get them, tickets for the Love show run anywhere from $115 to $180 a person.

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WETSRoosa said

Matt Busby said

parlance said

Vegas, at The Mirage

Well, Vegas is not only closer & cheaper, I don't have to get a passport to go there.

Depending on where you get them, tickets for the Love show run anywhere from $115 to $180 a person.

I don't know what Vegas show tix go for, but I'd pay that, especially if I was going to be in the area or Vegas itself.  What I wouldn't pay for is a special trip just for that.  For a short "flight morning out, show, 1 night hotel, flight back" it might come to about 750 USD.  IF I didn't enter the casinos...

Now the UK trip, will surely be at least $5k USD each.  I'd hope to stay for close to a month, and being as my uncle will be at least 68 when/if we go, I just wouldn't want to feel rushed.  I don't know, there's a tour company specifically for Beatles-sightseeing tours, which would insure we wouldn't miss any of the "best" sights, but might miss say, meeting a woman on the street who saw them at the Cavern Club.  But they seem pretty laid back, and there probably aren't that many people in a particular group.  Oh sorry I digress...as if we weren't already off topic a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Posted by Steve from The Examiner: "The Beatles: The Night They Changed America" was nominated for six Emmy Awards today, including Outstanding Variety Special.

Edit: Full list here and Examiner article here.

[x-posted to the news]

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parlance said
Posted by Steve from The Examiner: "The Beatles: The Night They Changed America" was nominated for six Emmy Awards today, including Outstanding Variety Special.

Edit: Full list here and Examiner article here.

[x-posted to the news]

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Off-topic but: Great to see Peter Dinklage getting the recognition he deserves, his performance in GOT season 4 was outstanding (even though he was brilliant in the previous seasons also) :)

Mid season 4 spoiler

His speech about having been trialed all his life for being a dwarf was amazing, really captured the feeling I got from the books.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3UDaIimbLk

Watching Tyrion crumble, he's terrific!

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