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Why George Is My Favorite Beatle!
31 December 2010
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Inner Light
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Hi Everyone,

I know I have upset a lot of fans with some of my posts so I apologize if I have hurt anyone. I thought I would take this time to express why George is my favorite so you will understand where I am coming from not that it matters but I wanted to express my feelings before the New Year.

I love all the Beatles very much but George is my favorite because I go outside just the music realm. I always felt he was a great guitar player. (I am also a guitarist) For me, I hear his guitar playing in all the Beatles songs which in most part is my favorite part of the songs.  I feel he was very innovated with his style of playing merging east and west styles together, introducing the 12 string electric and so on.

The spiritual side of him is also very important to me. I am currently studying Hinduism and just got my first Sitar for Christmas. I am very excited to learn this instrument and have been doing Yoga since the 1970's.

He also embraced Hawaii and Hawaiian culture. I am from Hawaii and that is important to me. He learned the Ukulele and many of his songs were inspired by his time in Hawaii. One of the last things he said before he passed away was: 'Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait and love one another' 

For me he just seemed like a genuine person with a lot of emotion and I miss him very much. May all of you have a wonderful New Years.

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Inner Light said:

Hi Everyone,

I know I have upset a lot of fans with some of my posts so I apologize if I have hurt anyone. I thought I would take this time to express why George is my favorite so you will understand where I am coming from not that it matters but I wanted to express my feelings before the New Year.

I love all the Beatles very much but George is my favorite because I go outside just the music realm. I always felt he was a great guitar player. (I am also a guitarist) For me, I hear his guitar playing in all the Beatles songs which in most part is my favorite part of the songs.  I feel he was very innovated with his style of playing merging east and west styles together, introducing the 12 string electric and so on.

The spiritual side of him is also very important to me. I am currently studying Hinduism and just got my first Sitar for Christmas. I am very excited to learn this instrument and have been doing Yoga since the 1970's.

He also embraced Hawaii and Hawaiian culture. I am from Hawaii and that is important to me. He learned the Ukulele and many of his songs were inspired by his time in Hawaii. One of the last things he said before he passed away was: 'Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait and love one another' 

For me he just seemed like a genuine person with a lot of emotion and I miss him very much. May all of you have a wonderful New Years.


That's For Clarifying. We Don't Care who your fav Beatle is. We Don't. If You Love George, Then Go Love George.
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
31 December 2010
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I don't think you have to apologize or clarify anything, because we all know that whatever you say in here is your opinion and of course you're entitled to it. Your opinion weighs the same as anyone else's here.

I missed the part where people got upset with you, but at the end of the day, no one should get upset with an answer to a question like "Who is your favorite Beatle?"

"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
 
 
31 December 2010
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I just wanted to express my feelings and I thing you are a little rude with your comment! You mentioned we don't care. Speak for yourself. How do you know what everyone feels.

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31 December 2010
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Sorry I need Clarify; We wont hold it against you because you Love George more than the Others

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
31 December 2010
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I'm sure he only meant it doesn't matter, because at the end of the day, we are all fans of The Beatles, we can agree on that much. He didn't mean that we don't value your opinion or choice.

Mr Sun: Thanks for not holding it against us! Here's your shovel! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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StarWisher – Thanks for the shovel and the explanation. ItMeans alot

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
31 December 2010
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Inner Light said:

Hi Everyone,

I know I have upset a lot of fans with some of my posts so I apologize if I have hurt anyone. I thought I would take this time to express why George is my favorite so you will understand where I am coming from not that it matters but I wanted to express my feelings before the New Year.

I love all the Beatles very much but George is my favorite because I go outside just the music realm. I always felt he was a great guitar player. (I am also a guitarist) For me, I hear his guitar playing in all the Beatles songs which in most part is my favorite part of the songs.  I feel he was very innovated with his style of playing merging east and west styles together, introducing the 12 string electric and so on.

The spiritual side of him is also very important to me. I am currently studying Hinduism and just got my first Sitar for Christmas. I am very excited to learn this instrument and have been doing Yoga since the 1970's.

He also embraced Hawaii and Hawaiian culture. I am from Hawaii and that is important to me. He learned the Ukulele and many of his songs were inspired by his time in Hawaii. One of the last things he said before he passed away was: 'Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait and love one another' 

For me he just seemed like a genuine person with a lot of emotion and I miss him very much. May all of you have a wonderful New Years.


Very well written. I too, miss him dearly.

I've written many times in these pages that, at age 17, I wept openly when John died. It has always bothered me that I don't recall the same reaction upon hearing the news that George had passed- especially since he was my favorite. Then, 2 things occurred to me, although they were both many years apart.

1) I realized that when John died, it was not just A Beatle dying. It was THE Beatles dying. There was a part of my childhood that was now dead forever. No more thoughts, hopes and dreams of a reunion. So, I realize my tears were not just for him but I was also mourning over a part of myself – does that make sense?

2) skye may me realize this recently (I've been saying that a lot lately); when George passed, we were only weeks removed from 9/11 and I was still numb from that. When I heard the news (I worked in a radio newsroom at the time) I remember my first thought being, "there is no justice in this world - how much ya wanna bet Ringo lives the longest?" A cruel thought – and I've silently apologized to Ringo a million and one times since - but it gives you a sense of where my head was at that time.

On a lighter note – good luck with the sitar. It's very brave of you to take that on!

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Thanks Zig. I appreciate your comments. I am still trying to learn how to tune this thing.

I remember reading somewhere, not on this site but someone said that "the wrong two Beatles died first" I thought what a horrible thing to say. Life is precious and anytime someone passes away it effects so many lives. 

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Inner Light said:

I remember reading somewhere, not on this site but someone said that "the wrong two Beatles died first" I thought what a horrible thing to say. Life is precious and anytime someone passes away it effects so many lives. 


That's exactly why I apologize to Ringo at least 10 times a day. I read that same quote somewhwere and it reminded me of how un-me that thought was when I had it.

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Can we make a thread like this for Ringo? I would really like to.

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You know you don't need to ask! Go on then! :)

"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
 
 
1 January 2011
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George is my favorite Beatle for many reasons.

- The silly one : The sister that took care the most of me when I was a kid was in love with George, so I had to be in love with George. He was too damn sexy and handsome. And he was funny. I love funny man. a-hard-days-night-george-8

- The rational one : He's the Dark Horse. He grew up as a writer with Lennon/McCartney. And I repeat it, you need guts and talent to do that. a-hard-days-night-george-3

- The emotional one : He wrote beautiful emotional spiritual songs. a-hard-days-night-george-5

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Not to get too weighty, and I don't want this to spiral out of control, but for me, one of the things I have always respected about him was his surety in something bigger than all of us. I really admire those who have a rock-solid faith in that, because I'm pretty sure I'll always be someone who subscribes to a "religion" that is a little from Column A and some more from Column B, and from time to time, something from Column C. Our Lady of Perpetual Patchwork. And while I believe in God, I know I will always be spending some time defining just what that is.

I also appreciate his sense of humor and his ability to laugh at himself, which surprisingly to me (anyways), gets so easily overlooked. The videos for "This Song" and "Got My Mind set On You" prove to me without any question how seriously he took himself — not very. Especially after the My Sweet Lord debacle. It got so out of hand and became so surreal, but he could embrace the surrealism and poke fun at it. I think lots of others would have called it a major headache and be glad to turn the page on it. I'm sure he was, too, but not without his final say on the whole thing.

And like what Mith is saying, it does take a lot to be in a band with Lennon and McCartney. I just always imagined (probably as someone on here already said — was it you, Mith?) that he kept to the "rules" in play, but had this quiet self-confidence that wasn't ever really flashy, but most certainly solid. He knew he was good. He knew his time would eventually come. I hated being on other Beatles message boards that called him the "lucky" one, because he certainly was talented — he just didn't want to tell everyone that 50 times a day and felt like he didn't really have to.

Also, when it came to talking about The Beatles Legend ™, I always appreciated his honesty, because it seemed like he didn't really believe in it too much, himself.

"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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Inner Light said:

I remember reading somewhere, not on this site but someone said that "the wrong two Beatles died first" I thought what a horrible thing to say. Life is precious and anytime someone passes away it effects so many lives. 


I know, it's horrible of people to wish death on George and Ringo before Paul and John.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

(1+1)+1=3

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Another reason George is my favorite…his willingness to forgive Patti and Slowhand.

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30 March 2011
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Awwwwww

 

That really makes me pissed off. I sometimes feel that love is given to people who don't really deserve it. I'm not talking about Patti, just in general. It truly pisses me off.

 

And John is also pissed off too.. 9!!

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30 March 2011
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George was always my favourite Beatle for many reasons. I was around 7 years old when their music first hit me and I liked George then for his teeth and his smile. As I got older I liked him because, along with Ringo, he was the true working class lad done remarkably good and his sense of humour was always brilliant. As an adult I've come to appreciate how difficult it must have been for him in the Beatles, always seen as the 'kid' but I believe he more than held his own and, by the end, even Paul said his songs were the best on "Abbey Road". As an exBeatle I think he had the most varied career, pop star, original 'Bob Geldof'( Concert for Bangladesh being the first I'm aware of ), film producer and founder and member of Traveling Wilburys.

I just love the man.a-hard-days-night-george-9 

31 March 2011
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It must have been hard for George, but still he was clearly given ample opportunities by the others to succeed and he obviously took advantage of that opportunity. His songs were pretty bad at first (Help!) but still the others let him put his stuff on and he progressively grew into a very good songwriter.

I'd think it would have been harder for John or Paul because of the pressure of having to write hit after hit, whereas George didn't have as high of expectations so he was able to do his own thing and he flourished with stuff like Love You To and Within You, Without You.

I think part of the reason Paul wasn't as experimental as John was is because he had more of a desire for the Beatles to be on top all the time and so he delivered those A-sides which may not look quite as good now, example being Hello, Goodbye versus I Am The Walrus, but then he probably just made those songs so the Beatles would still be accessible to their complete audience.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Interesting… but still George was seen as the "teen" nobody paid attention. I remember a video posted here from their sessions… Didn't they make fun of his leaving the band?? It must have been though for him.

 

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