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The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute
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13 February 2014
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DrBeatle said 

Just saw a tweet from Beatles Examiner that there will be a UK broadcast. Funny, most of my UK friends have already watched it via "other" methods :lol:

I haven't so will be glad its been shown. Can walk it on a proper tv instead of a youtube vid.

I haven't seen Katy's performance; did she change the subject of the song to be male? And folk are complaining? Dear God, get a life! It was happening with Beatles songs back in the 60's. The day folk place them on such a high podium that changing "he" to "she" is some sort of blasphemy is the day they have went far too loopy and need help mentally. Its a song. Get over it over. If they change whole lines of lyrics then i might join in (see Paul messing up Here, There And Everywhere on Broad Street) but something so meaningless. . .

I find this 1965 cover really good. Go Esther.

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13 February 2014
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I phrased that absolutely horribly. 

The only thing that bugs me about changed pronouns isn't the pronoun part, it's the changed parts. I mean, if they can make the new pronoun work in the song, then fantastic. It's the same for me as if she had changed any other word in Yesterday to a different word.

For me, the lyrics serve the music, so when the word "girl" replaces the word "man" it sounds weird and off rhythm because of the hard "g" at the beginning of girl. The change from "she" to "he" worked fine for me because they're very similar words.  That's the only problem. I'd have the exact same problem if she changed it from "love" to "like" because of the hard k in like. 

That's all. Not complaining about pronouns, just words.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

That's all. Not complaining about pronouns, just words.

exactly.  i'm glad i read all the posts before i replied to that one.  you explained it probably much better, or at least clearer, than i probably would have.

 

This probably won't need a new thread, because I don't expect many replies, but i've wanted to ask do you (those who know any German) think of the translations of Ich Liebe Dich and Sie Liebt Dich?  I think Sie Leibt Dich is a much better translation in terms of using idioms.  I mean I took 3 years of German, twice lol, and then squeaked through 1 semester of German litt. 30 years ago, but I learned the grammar really well, just not die Vokab, but those songs the words are pretty simple).

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kermy said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

That's all. Not complaining about pronouns, just words.

exactly.  i'm glad i read all the posts before i replied to that one.  you explained it probably much better, or at least clearer, than i probably would have.

 

This probably won't need a new thread, because I don't expect many replies, but i've wanted to ask do you (those who know any German) think of the translations of Ich Liebe Dich and Sie Liebt Dich?  I think Sie Leibt Dich is a much better translation in terms of using idioms.  I mean I took 3 years of German, twice lol, and then squeaked through 1 semester of German litt. 30 years ago, but I learned the grammar really well, just not die Vokab, but those songs the words are pretty simple).

-Mike (starting to get the hang of it)

That's why I've never liked the German versions. The rhythm is screwed up by the different words. Somehow it's actually worse when they change just one word. George's live In My Life is the best (and by best, I mean worst) example of this. The "god" instead of "you" doesn't fit.

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kermy said

This probably won't need a new thread, because I don't expect many replies, but i've wanted to ask do you (those who know any German) think of the translations of Ich Liebe Dich and Sie Liebt Dich?

I sent them to a German classmate a year ago. He didn't go into detail, but he thought their accents were hilarious.

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Julian Lennon on why he skipped the show

The world recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles‘ first trip to America with a series of all-star affairs that included appearances from younger artists as well as former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — and extended family members Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and Olivia and Dhani Harrison. Conspicuously absent from the crowd was Julian Lennon, who discussed the reasons for his no-show during a recent interview.

“To me, the last thing I wanted to do was stand in the audience with everybody else,” Lennon told Brooklyn Vegan, adding he had no interest in “clapping my hands and being filmed in front of millions while watching a Beatles karaoke session.”

As it happened, Lennon wasn’t even in the country when it all went down — instead, his charity work for the White Feather Foundation took him to Africa, where he’s been trying to advance a number of initiatives on behalf of groups like Millennium Villages. Of particular importance to Lennon right now is his partnership with Charity: Water, which seeks to restore and increase clean water availability for people living without reliable access.

Even if he’d been available, Lennon insisted that he’d rather enjoy the band’s classic records anyway. “Give me the originals any day. I’ll listen or watch the originals any day, and that’s my cup of tea,” he explained. “That’s why I decided that I much more preferred to be in a state of reflection and appreciation and doing something much more subtle and much more heartfelt, in my mind, than the glitz and the glam of those kind of shows.”

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DrBeatle said

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/s.....41541.html

http://www.examiner.com/articl.....-mccartney

(the bit about Paul and the wedding mix-up is at the end of that second link)

 

Thanks for those.

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