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19 December 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 awhh, when will we get to know all the answers?

20 December 2011
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On a tv programme called Outnumbered, after a clip of the group landing in America in February 1964 is on their tv, Ben (the second oldest child) is asked which Beatle is his favourite and replies 'Ringo Starr, because he's called Ringo Starr".

 

The Beatles are so pesky in turning up in so many darn places.

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20 December 2011
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Another McCartney joke. From Maclean's Scott Feschuck:

Q: I’ve lost my will to live. Also, I am stabbing at my own ears with a penknife. What’s happening to me?
A: You appear to be suffering from the common seasonal malady known as “Listening to Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime.” December brings a pandemic of this excruciating condition, which flares up while walking around the mall or scanning the radio dial. Once lodged in the brain, the horrible lyrics and cheesy synthesizer riff can linger for days, causing severe crankiness and the thought that maybe Lennon wrote more Beatles songs than we’ve been led to believe. There is no known cure for Wonderful Christmastimosis. However, in a landmark ruling on the song, the tribunal at The Hague recently conferred on anyone encountering the former Beatle the legal right to punch him one (1) time in the nuts—along with two (2) shin kicks for Ebony and Ivory.

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
20 December 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8May be a joke but i actually agree with Macleans sentiments, tho i havent got to the point of stabbing my ears. Banging my head off the nearest hard surface or quickly turning the radio off is the furthest ive gotten so far. 2 awful songs.

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21 December 2011
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I like Wonderful Christmastime. And I am not in the minority! a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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21 December 2011
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Wonderful Christmastime is excellent. Happy Xmas (War is Over) on the other hand, is naive, droning and bland.

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21 December 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Q: I’ve lost my will to live. Also, I am stabbing at my own ears with a penknife. What’s happening to me?
A: You appear to be suffering from the common seasonal malady known as “Listening to Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime.” December brings a pandemic of this excruciating condition, which flares up while walking around the mall or scanning the radio dial. Once lodged in the brain, the horrible lyrics and cheesy synthesizer riff can linger for days, causing severe crankiness and the thought that maybe Lennon wrote more Beatles songs than we’ve been led to believe. There is no known cure for Wonderful Christmastimosis. However, in a landmark ruling on the song, the tribunal at The Hague recently conferred on anyone encountering the former Beatle the legal right to punch him one (1) time in the nuts—along with two (2) shin kicks for Ebony and Ivory.

*zig*

Well, we all have "brain farts." I think the nut-punch might be a bit much, though.

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22 December 2011
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DoctorRobert said:

Wonderful Christmastime is excellent. Happy Xmas (War is Over) on the other hand, is naive, droning and bland.

a-hard-days-night-john-7 Are you serious my lad?

 

Naive, sure: "war is over if you want it", but it's still trutful. If nobody wanted war, there will be no war. Of course, I don't think this song will have an effect to anyone who isn't a pacifist already... But why bland?

22 December 2011
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minime said:

DoctorRobert said:

Wonderful Christmastime is excellent. Happy Xmas (War is Over) on the other hand, is naive, droning and bland.

a-hard-days-night-john-7 Are you serious my lad?

 

Naive, sure: "war is over if you want it", but it's still trutful. If nobody wanted war, there will be no war. Of course, I don't think this song will have an effect to anyone who isn't a pacifist already... But why bland?

Its melody is nothing special, the children singing is just cringeworthy and for a Lennon song, it's just really weak.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
22 December 2011
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DoctorRobert said:

Its melody is nothing special.

Meh, I'll have to disagree with you there. I like the melody. :D 

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22 December 2011
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DoctorRobert said:

minime said:

DoctorRobert said:

Wonderful Christmastime is excellent. Happy Xmas (War is Over) on the other hand, is naive, droning and bland.

a-hard-days-night-john-7 Are you serious my lad?

 

Naive, sure: "war is over if you want it", but it's still trutful. If nobody wanted war, there will be no war. Of course, I don't think this song will have an effect to anyone who isn't a pacifist already... But why bland?

Its melody is nothing special, the children singing is just cringeworthy and for a Lennon song, it's just really weak.

I agree with the child choir. It's awful.  But the melody... I think he "robbed" it somewhere? *looks up* Ahh. Stewball it is. So can't blame him for that! Although I do love it. And it being weak for a Lennon song, I actually agree with that as well (although there are much weaker, too)

22 December 2011
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My only desire is that someone manages to get rid of Yoko's vocal which sounds terrible and stands out really badly. Surely the more technically astute can take the song and remove everything to just leave John, but an early mix suggests that there is no John vocal during the chorus. Unless he added his in at a later stage.

Still far better than Pauls tho, and considering the amount of unlistenable christmas songs and the ones i have heard too many times, its still one of my favourites.

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25 December 2011
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Hi everyone! I'm back!
I love both songs, but seriously, I think Yoko's vocals need to be toned down a couple of noches. Like meanmistermustard said, I her voice stands out too much. If they happen to remaster the song, I hope they tone down her voice.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
25 December 2011
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Vietnam may well have ended earlier if public support had ended earlier. As I understand it, except for young liberals, most people backed the war at first. "World peace will be achieved if you want it" is naive though. Neither song is great, but I prefer War Is Over to Wonderful Christmastime. Wonderful Christmastime isn't nearly as bad as Slade or Wizzard or Shakin' Stevens, with that last one being the worst.

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26 December 2011
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As long as there are humans there will never be world peace. Thats what i honestly believe.

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26 December 2011
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Whirled peas at best.

AliJaggerMcCartney, IMHO, in our lifetime, no one is going to re-mix ANY Lennon song with Yoko's voice toned down - not as long as she or any of her progeny are around and have control over his recordings.

Though I do agree with you: toning Yoko's voice down would do a lot for world peace.

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26 December 2011
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An unofficial individual might do so after running out of paracetamol one christmastime and there being a storm outside. Its a close call you know; braving the elements or listening to Yoko.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
28 December 2011
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At school, we had a Christmas party thing, and I walked in the room and my teacher had on Pandora radio (wasn't The Beatles), and she looked at me and said "I'll change the station for you." So Paperback Writer came on :D And at math, they had on the radio with Christmas songs when suddenly "Another Girl" came on. Everybody looked at me and said "It's The Beatles!" They were watching for my expression, which was unfortunate because I was having some sort of a weird facial spasm.

I am very happy, and one reason is because I have The Beatles. Thank you!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
29 December 2011
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I went to the Dakota  and the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields yesterday. Very surreal and cold (it was really windy). I thought I would start crying, but I didn't. I really didn't need my mascara running down my face in the middle of the street. The Dakota is actually a very gorgeous building despite the murder. You can ask my friend, but I was very close to yelling Yoko to see if she would come out (Realize I didn't know if she was actually there or not). Thank God I was smart enough not to.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
30 December 2011
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PennyLane said:

I went to the Dakota  and the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields yesterday. Very surreal and cold (it was really windy). I thought I would start crying, but I didn't. I really didn't need my mascara running down my face in the middle of the street. The Dakota is actually a very gorgeous building despite the murder. You can ask my friend, but I was very close to yelling Yoko to see if she would come out (Realize I didn't know if she was actually there or not). Thank God I was smart enough not to.

aww I was around there today a-hard-days-night-paul-3 I go their whenever I can, maybe I can see one of you guys there someday a-hard-days-night-john-6

I am very happy, and one reason is because I have The Beatles. Thank you!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
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