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What Would John Be Like If He Were Here On Earth Today.
7 March 2011
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Zig said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

This thread didn't turn out like I expected


It's still a great thread, mr. S. It's kinda fun to think about what John or George might be up to these days. It's just that some of us get to feeling a bit melancholy from time-to-time because our favorite Fabs are gone. To this day, I still get a little choked up when I hear certain songs.

For Me, I only get emotional at She's Leaving Home, yet not by other beautiful songs.

Actually, i lied. I get emotional hearing Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)


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
7 March 2011
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Oh, Lord, we won't even get into which Beatles/solo songs have made me cry! I think the Beatles have helped open me up more and think about my emotions.

If John were alive today, I think he would alternate his time between NYC and somewhere in GB, not sure where. I think he and Paul would write together occasionally…maybe appear on each other's albums (and Ringo's, too). I don't know if he would still be married to Yoko or not (have conflicted feelings about that). I think he would promote Julian and Sean's music like Paul does with James. He would be excited about people speaking up for themselves in the Middle East, I hope, but I doubt he would be as politically active as he seemed to stop speaking out so much after the early/mid 70s. He would love the internet, maybe write more books (and explain his others a little), and would be enjoying his older age. I like to think he would be more mellow and less critical of his own and the other Beatles' work. He would probably reveal all the dirty little secrets we all want to know about (even Paul has said the Anthology might as well be called the Mythology). I think he would delight in setting the world straight on some things, just for the shock value…hehe. He would love HBO and Showtime and would suck at guitar on Rock Band, but be awesome at the drums!

This exercise is a little sad…but FUN. Oh, and I doubt he would be recognized as saintly as he appears to be today. The man did not single handedly end the Vietnam War, as some people on youtube and elsewhere seem to believe. He would want people to see him as just a person, not some statue-like figure to be worshipped. I think he would hate to be put on a pedestal like he is because the only place you can go from there is down…which he sometimes does when people learn about the real John as opposed to the Peace, Love, and Fairy Land John we sometimes see today. (Not saying he didn't believe in peace and love, just that there were other aspects to him as well.)

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kedame said:

This exercise is a little sad…but FUN. Oh, and I doubt he would be recognized as saintly as he appears to be today. The man did not single handedly end the Vietnam War, as some people on youtube and elsewhere seem to believe.

He was a mobilizer of the People. He showed them that they can voice there opinions in other ways.

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7 March 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

He was a mobilizer of the People. He showed them that they can voice there opinions in other ways.


Yeah…I guess, except people had been mobilizing way before John came on the scene. He sort of jumped on the bandwagon when it was halfway to where it was going. I'm not saying anything bad about him…just that I get tired of that being all I hear about him when it occupied such a short period of his life.

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7 March 2011
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kedame said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

He was a mobilizer of the People. He showed them that they can voice there opinions in other ways.


Yeah…I guess, except people had been mobilizing way before John came on the scene. He sort of jumped on the bandwagon when it was halfway to where it was going. I'm not saying anything bad about him…just that I get tired of that being all I hear about him when it occupied such a short period of his life.

Name me one major Vietnam protest before Give Peace A Chance.
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7 March 2011
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Come on…just type Vietnam War protests into google, and you can see that there were many, many protests before John joined the fray. I can't even list all of them, and opposition began as early as 1965. Once again, not saying that his protests weren't legitimate, just that he wasn't the only one.

I seem to have gotten us a little OT.

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kedame said:

I seem to have gotten us a little OT.

Get used to it, iot happens alot.


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7 March 2011
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Haha…okay, just didn't want to cause any trouble in case there was some kind of rule about stay-on-topic.

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8 March 2011
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That's just for massive derailments, but that doesn't apply here.

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Awesome post Kedame. I'd like to think that way. apple01

 

A friend of mine says (and I don't criticize this topic, not at all) that the "if I had…." or the "I would have" and "I could have" are the "moronic" tenses. Dwelling too much into what would have happen or what could have happen is not good. It's nice as an exercise, but it's not good to do it a lot on real life.

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I really know what you mean, mith. As Dumbledore says, "It doesn't do to dwell on dreams and forget to live," and I wholeheartedly believe John prescribed to this philosophy as well. However, it is fun to think about sometimes. His life seems so unfinished that I like to give him a better future in my head.

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Actually that's the only moment in Harry Potter that I truly felt moved. I really like that part.

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Somehow that last scene of Dumbledore and Harry together in that dream is disturbing. It ruined my image of Albus

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It was beautiful

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minime said:

Somehow that last scene of Dumbledore and Harry together in that dream is disturbing. It ruined my image of Albus

Which one? I haven't seen the last movie yet.

 

Actually I was talking about that moment in the first movie, when Harry watches his parents in the mirror of desire backwards or something like that.

 

Umb… even JK Rowling was influenced by the Beatles.. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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mithveaen said:

Umb… even JK Rowling was influenced by the Beatles.. 

What British person wasn`t

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Name me one major Vietnam protest before Give Peace A Chance.

 

The first really famous major one happened on the day I was born! (2 yrs before GPaC; embedded youtube video on the "Birthday" thread awhile back)

Sorry if I re-derailed – my ego demands that I display my imagined '60s credentials whenever possible.

 

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Von Bontee said:

Sorry if I re-derailed – my ego demanded it.

*ZIGS*

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Von Bontee said:

Sorry if I re-derailed – my ego demanded it.

*ZIGS*

*ZIGS!!!*

 

Best excuse for derailment… ever.. LOL!! apple01

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