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9 November 2012
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There was a period in my life, roughly from 1980 to 2000, when I stopped listening to Beatles albums because I had enjoyed them too much, too many times.  It seemed like a chapter closed -- a precious chapter, full of fond memories, but no longer relevant.

 

Then at some point around 2000, it occurred to me that Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Di would be a good and relatively easy song to play bass along to (I play bass lines on an acoustic guitar, using mostly the bottom three strings -- once I purchased the widest guage possible, so I could tune the E string all the way down to an A below the A bass string).  So I got the White Album out of storage, dusted it off, put on the song, and was immensely pleased not only to try to mimmick Paul's bass line, but also to add my own little twists here and there (like hitting the notes A repetitively before I hit B then low E with a very satisfying "snap" during the part where Paul sings "...with Desmond and Molly Jones..." that signals the turn-around back to the main stanzas). 

 

From there, slowly over the years now and then, I began to reacquaint myself with other Beatle songs too. 

 

More recently, I've been on a binge to educate myself in pop music history and listen to bands and artists I never really appreciated before -- ranging from Linda Ronstadt to Roy Orbison to the Beach Boys etc. -- and along with this, to re-listen to all the Beatles albums.  The other day, I carefully listened to "Girl" after probably 30 years of not hearing it (!) and I was speechless, it was so good.

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I was listening to my iPod while driving to work this morning. As 'Get Back' started playing, a car going the opposite way passed by with the following license plate - LETITB. 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 it's okay. I quote "Help!" all. the. time.

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Also, there's this thing called the top2000 every year and it's a top2000 with best songs of all time which is on the radio from 26-12 til the 31st. People can vote for it and Bohemian Rhapsody is usually #1

And there's always lots of Beatles. Anyway, there was a quiz about it on tv  few days ago with some ''Dutch celebrities'' and they asked each of them which song they'd like to be #1 and one of them replied with She Loves You and then they played some live footage of it and some question was about a documentary and it was Paul playing Blackbird and there were 3 questions about it: Who is this?, Which song is thiis? and What album was it on.

They answered the first 2 questions correct, but they thought it was on Sgt Pepper paul-mccartney

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Linde said
 

And at English there was a sentence about Paul McCartney in one of the exercises (I'm attending a school for adult education, I failed my final exams at my last school so I had the option to follow a few subjects at this school or to re-do the whole year on my old school. As I'm 18 and this was less effort, it's obvious which I chose)

 

The exact same thing happened to me today. I was working away and sudenly I noticed out of the corner of my eye Paul McCart. I though to myself, that´s my (that´s the way I think of any of The Beatles or Pink Floyd) Paul, and sure enough, it was! I even let out a little squeal and I got the whole class looking at me. a-hard-days-night-john-7

Oh and that´s made me remember that every time my Chemistry teacher sees me, he starts singing Hello, Goodbye 'cause he knows I'm mad about them. Love my Chem teacher!!

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And at English there was a sentence about Paul McCartney in one of the exercises

 

The exact same thing happened to me today. I was working away and sudenly I noticed out of the corner of my eye Paul McCart. I though to myself, that´s my (that´s the way I think of any of The Beatles or Pink Floyd) Paul, and sure enough, it was! I even let out a little squeal and I got the whole class looking at me.

I am so going to your schools!

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fabfouremily said

Linde said
 

And at English there was a sentence about Paul McCartney in one of the exercises (I'm attending a school for adult education, I failed my final exams at my last school so I had the option to follow a few subjects at this school or to re-do the whole year on my old school. As I'm 18 and this was less effort, it's obvious which I chose)

 

The exact same thing happened to me today. I was working away and sudenly I noticed out of the corner of my eye Paul McCart. I though to myself, that´s my (that´s the way I think of any of The Beatles or Pink Floyd) Paul, and sure enough, it was! I even let out a little squeal and I got the whole class looking at me. a-hard-days-night-john-7

I feel like that happened to me in English recently, although I don't remember if it actually said Paul McCartney, or if I read it wrong at first.

In sixth grade music, we learned about music from all the decades and listened to a song from each, so for the sixties we listened to Love Me Do. I was already a fan, so I liked that, but everybody else thought it was terrible and they made fun of the music teacher for listening to such garbage music.

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unknown said

In sixth grade music, we learned about music from all the decades and listened to a song from each, so for the sixties we listened to Love Me Do. I was already a fan, so I liked that, but everybody else thought it was terrible and they made fun of the music teacher for listening to such garbage music.

 

Last year, in music, my teacher played the first thirty seconds or something of 'All My Loving' and I almost screamed out. Then, as the song went on a bit I started taping my foot along and shaking my head slightly without realising and some people behing me started laughing. I turned round to look, and asked my friend, what are they laughing at? It was only later that it struck me that they were laughing at me for liking and clearly enjoying a song that they considered old-fashioned and boring. That´s probably the day that I realised how different I was to everyone around me, and how I don´t really care because I´d rather be me and be ridiculed than be like them and not appreciate The Beatles for what they are - bloody geniuses.

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1 from yesterday, 1 from this morning.

Yesterday as I was driving home from the office, the local Classic Rock station was commemorating the 38th anniversary of the Elton John concert that featured John Lennon paying off his bet. They basically aired a few songs from that show and then Elton introduced John for his numbers. The Beatley Moment was actually when John first came on stage you could hear him testing the levels on his guitar by playing the opening riff to "I Feel Fine".  I had never heard that bit before and it gave me goose bumps.

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This morning while watching ESPN2's Mike and Mike in the Morning, they were talking about the San Francicso 49ers football team's "quarterback controversy" as their starting quarterback Alex Smith seems to have lost his starting job to his backup Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernik had been filling in for Smith over the last 2+ games while Smith was recovering from injury. Kaepernik has been playing so well, the 49ers decided to keep him as the starter at least for now. A guest on the show commented something along the lines of "well, Pete Best lost his starting job to Ringo Starr. That's just life."

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EDIT: Just now noticed the post upthread from Into the Sky with Diamonds. Now I know where the guest got his material.

Into the Sky with Diamonds said

New York Times sports section today (discussing the fact that football quarterback Alex Smith was replaced by Carl K.)

"Smith wasn't happy to be replaced by Carl K. But Pete Best wasn't happy to be replaced by Ringo. That's life!"

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