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30 August 2013
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I have quite a long list from my holidays and stuff

In my Irish camp, I formed a "Beatles fan club" which involved a George fan (me), 2 John fans and a Ringo fan! No love for Paul :(

I saw a John t-shirt and a Beatles t-shirt at my Irish camp.

My house's "official" song was Here Comes The Sun (but in Irish of course)

I translated 10 Beatles/George/Paul songs into Irish during my free time (yay for no-lifes)

Our house had a nickname Tí BHP (The house of Beatles+Harry Potter)

Side track: Somebody on a crappy Irish talent show just announced "this song will remind you of a certain band from Liverpool" GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS?!? paul-mccartney

Actually it sounds f**k all like the Beatles.....

In Italy:

I heard "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Michelle" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" on the radio.

Saw a Working Class Hero, HELP! and loads of Abbey Road t-shirts

Somebody had spray-pained "Working Class Hero" on a building about 5 mins from the apartment I was staying in

I found out El Presidente of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins (who looks like Yoda) is a Beatles fan

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And yer man who is on the telly keeps on mentioning Lennon/McCartney when talking about budding new Irish songwriters a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!                  *** Make Love, Not Wardrobes!                 *** "Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison
30 August 2013
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My house's "official" song was Here Comes The Sun (but in Irish of course)

Wow, that would sound beautiful, I think!  Perhaps add in a penny whistle too.

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I had my first behind the wheel for driver's ed last weekend, and while I was driving, Twist And Shout and Let it Be came on the radio. 

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31 August 2013
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I didn't know where to put this, but it sort of fits on this topic.  It's not a personal Beatley moment, but it's one involving a Beatle (John) and a famous interviewer (Tom Snyder).  When John was on the Tom Snyder for a now famous interview in 1975, there was one amusing moment when Tom was couching one of his questions in a kind of rambling preamble where he mentioned how "you Beatles" wore those silly suits and had those silly moptop haircuts -- and John at that point interrupted him and said, "You mean like the one you have now?"  And Tom, to his credit, burst out laughing.

I remember watching that show live, I was so excited it was on.  But I was in college and I had to stay up extremely late, because Tom's TV show only began to air at about 12:30 or even 1:00 in the morning, and I hated going to sleep late on a school night -- but I did anyway for that.  That was 1975 -- no Internet, no YouTube, not even any VCR technology (let alone DVD) so I could record the show for later!  (If there was any budding technology to do that, I certainly wasn't knowledgeable at the time about it, and most people weren't).  To any readers here born after the 70s, such details must sound pretty much like if I had been born before the automobile, plane and train was invented, back in the time when everyone rode a horse and buggy into town!

I happened to be sleeping in the basement of a sorority during that time, because to help pay my way for college, I took a job as a "houseboy" to a sorority (all girls) and in exchange for working in the kitchen, I got free room and board.

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I've been on a charity project in Malawi, and I couldn't help but notice these signs:

 

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"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

George Harrison, Australia, June 1964

3 September 2013
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One of my teachers was wearing an Abbey Road shirt. It wasn't one of those H&M shirts either.

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With my sciatic nerve acting up, being tired, and also walking uphill, my right foot dragged. Paul told me right then in my ear "Live a little, be a gypsy, get around, Get your feet up Off The Ground,". OK. OK. Yes sir, Sir Paul. I'll pick 'em up.

And, yes, the first thing I thought of was getting to a computer and posting the story here. ahdn_george_06

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