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You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when...
17 August 2012
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vonbontee
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Zig said

...you hear Aerosmith's version of "Come Together" on the radio and you turn it off.

Aw, I like their version. (They introduced me to the song, in fact!) Aerosmith were a fine band, long long ago. They and Earth, Wind & Fire were about the only good things on that stupid movie soundtrack

I generally have mixed feelings about Beatles covers - even if I hear a lousy one, a small part of me says "oh well, at least they've got TASTE. (Too bad they couldn't have just shown their appreciation for the song by posting about it on the appropriate Beatlesbible Forum thread!)"

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17 August 2012
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You wear one of these because it makes you feel like John Lennon/Bob Dylan, and you know you must be the cool kid on campus for doing so (well...I have gotten some compliments...). a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."
18 August 2012
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You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when your grandpa calls you on your birthday and sings Happy X-Mas (War Is Over), but changes the words so it's a birthday song.

Also, when your cousin likes Guns N Roses version of Live and Let Die better than Paul's, for some reason it kind of upsets you.paul-mccartney

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19 August 2012
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vonbontee said

Zig said

...you hear Aerosmith's version of "Come Together" on the radio and you turn it off.

Aw, I like their version. (They introduced me to the song, in fact!) Aerosmith were a fine band, long long ago.

Don't get me wrong von - I think they do a decent job with the song. It's just a case of having the original in the iPod on demand and having zero motivation to listen to their version.  

And yes, Aerosmith used to be a fantastic band...then the eighties happened. Yikes. Their first 5 albums absolutely rocked.

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19 August 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Zig - that line about the 80's happening applies to basically every single started big in the 70's band (Bruce, Aerosmith, The Clash etc.).

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
19 August 2012
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...3 good examples, mr. S - I agree.

A lot of people liked those 3 acts in the 80's. If someone liked the music they put out during that decade, so be it - more power to them. It just wasn't what I expected from those 3 bands based on their prior output. Just my taste, I guess.

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29 August 2012
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You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when your Story of Jesus professor asks you what God means to you, and you reallyyy want to answer with "Why, God is a concept by which we measure our pain". a-hard-days-night-john-1

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."
29 August 2012
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Dipsy said

You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when your Story of Jesus professor asks you what God means to you, and you reallyyy want to answer with "Why, God is a concept by which we measure our pain". a-hard-days-night-john-1

Haha...and then follow it up with a performance of My Sweet Lord. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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29 August 2012
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FlyOn13 said

Dipsy said

You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when your Story of Jesus professor asks you what God means to you, and you reallyyy want to answer with "Why, God is a concept by which we measure our pain". a-hard-days-night-john-1

Haha...and then follow it up with a performance of My Sweet Lord. a-hard-days-night-george-10

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8That would be rather ironic...lol. a-hard-days-night-john-7

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29 August 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I did that when my neighbor woke up my Dad with his very very very loud Christian music on a Sunday at 6am. blue-meanieblue-meanie
I played God and My Sweet Lord back to back like for 10 minutes. He has never tried to do that again.

 

I don't mind if you listen to Christian or whatever music you want. Please, just don't do it in hours when you're supposed to be sleeping. ahdn_george_05

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29 August 2012
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mithveaen said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I did that when my neighbor woke up my Dad with his very very very loud Christian music on a Sunday at 6am. blue-meanieblue-meanie
I played God and My Sweet Lord back to back like for 10 minutes. He has never tried to do that again.

That's hilarious, Mith. ahdn_george_08 I've actually considered excusing myself to blast "God" when I had people come to my house to try to convert me to whatever denomination of Christianity they represented that day. I've often thought it would have the same effect. a-hard-days-night-george-10 But I'm too considerate of their emotions to do so...(but that doesn't mean I don't picture it!).

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."
29 August 2012
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Aren't you afraid people will get the wrong idea? "You don't believe in BEATLES?"

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31 August 2012
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mithveaen said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I did that when my neighbor woke up my Dad with his very very very loud Christian music on a Sunday at 6am.
I played God and My Sweet Lord back to back like for 10 minutes. He has never tried to do that again.

 

I don't mind if you listen to Christian or whatever music you want. Please, just don't do it in hours when you're supposed to be sleeping. 

LOL! That's pretty funny. When people text me those forwards about God, I like to respond with "Well God isn't real anyways, so you might as well just kill yourself." That's not my actual thoughts on it, but I get some pretty funny responses with that.

 

Anyways, YKYAHBFW you're at the bookstore and there's this huge Stones book, so you open it to a random page and it's a picture of them with Paul and Linda, and you're convinced it's not coincidence. ahdn_paul_02

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3 September 2012
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You incorporate Beatles lyrics into dialogue in an English essay. 

 

Yes, I did.

Please don't wake me, no don't shake me, leave me where I am, I'm only sleeping~.
3 September 2012
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You know you are a hardcore Beatles fan when, in a Sunday Ottawa Sun two page spread, count the errors in the timeline and bios above the article. Notable errors include (this isn't anywhere close to the total - I'm nowhere close to the article).
George Harrison is said to have died on November 26, 2001. He died on the 29th.
Magical Mystery Tour was said to be released in the UK in November. It was December (I believe the 8th).
The Beatles' first German tour was said to take place in 1961. Their first Hamburg stay was 1960.

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
4 September 2012
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...someone mentions Apple Corporation and you think Beatles rather than computers.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
11 September 2012
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...while watching television, the volume is set at a number divisible by nine. 9, 18, 27, 36, etc....

I even have my wife doing it now!

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11 September 2012
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...you can't name any hymns apart from "My Sweet Lord"

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
11 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
...you can't name any hymns apart from "My Sweet Lord"

"Hear Me Lord" is not a hymn?

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12 September 2012
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Dipsy said

mithveaen said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I did that when my neighbor woke up my Dad with his very very very loud Christian music on a Sunday at 6am. blue-meanieblue-meanie
I played God and My Sweet Lord back to back like for 10 minutes. He has never tried to do that again.

That's hilarious, Mith. ahdn_george_08 I've actually considered excusing myself to blast "God" when I had people come to my house to try to convert me to whatever denomination of Christianity they represented that day. I've often thought it would have the same effect. a-hard-days-night-george-10 But I'm too considerate of their emotions to do so...(but that doesn't mean I don't picture it!).

Speaking of religious demonstrations, I think it would be funny to invite the people into my house and serve it right back: "excuse me sir, do you have a few minutes to hear about the Beatles and the way they can help you see the light?" exaggeration I know, but I still think it would be funny.

And how do I know that I'm a hardcore Beatles fan...well, I know more about them than my mom and she grew up in the height of Beatlemania, I have hearts and peace signs drawn in on my calendar on John's birthday, and whenever I wear my Hard Day's Night shirt it always lifts my spirits.a-hard-days-night-george-9

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