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You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when...
26 June 2010
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What about Georgiana? (That would be a twofer, eh mithveaen?)

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Long as it's not Yoko  ;-)

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Paulrus said:

mithveaen said:

You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when you plan your Conversation classes around the Beatles.

Two week's ago class : Topic : Relationships. Students will discuss about pros and cons of having a relationship, and complete the lyrics of "If I fell" by the Beatles.

Last week's class : Topic : School Stress. Students will discuss about the importance of studying and how to improve at school, and complete the lyrics of "Help!" by The Beatles.

Topic : Would you like to be a celebrity? Objective : Students will discuss advantages and disadvantages of being famous  and complete the lyrics of "Drive My Car" by The Beatles.


All of a sudden, I REALLY want to be a teacher
 

 

All of a sudden, I really want to be your student, mithveaen!! a-hard-days-night-george-7

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26 June 2010
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skye said:

What about Georgiana? (That would be a twofer, eh mithveaen?)


 

Awesome. Beatles and Jane Austen in one.

 

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Paulrus said:


All of a sudden, I REALLY want to be a teacher

 


All of a sudden, I really want to be your student, mithveaen!! a-hard-days-night-george-7

 


All of sudden I wish all my classes were like this. In most of them, I have to use a Cambridge University Press textbook.
 

BTW My students loved the song. I asked them "Isn't it too much Beatles?" and they said "No! We love it!" and they sang it. One of them even did some air guitar. And it was nice when they giggled at the end in the "I got a driver and that's a start".

Next week I'm planning talking about vacations. Not sure about the song I want to use though. I might go with "Here Comes The Sun". My kids need to know some George.

 

To continue on topic, you know you're a hard core Beatle fan when you ask your students to add "and Paul McCartney" in their textbooks.

 

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27 June 2010
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You would think that Cambridge University Press would know better. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

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skye said:

You would think that Cambridge University Press would know better. a-hard-days-night-paul-1


 

Actually that's not from Cambridge University Press, that's a Pearson Press book. Sorry the confusion, I use 2 different textbooks. Actually's  CUP's textbook's Beatles' reference is quite correct: In a lesson about hair styles in the 60s they refer to their hairstyle like "mop-tops". The funny thing is that one of the questions about reading comprehension says "The Beatles wore long hair, True or False?" and all my students answer "False" when I tell them "It's true according to their times". a-hard-days-night-george-6

 

I always feel like a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 when I see them in textbooks. (and it's not the first time. They're used A LOT in English as Second Language material) I mean, it's like.. I feel they're part of my daily life that I don't feel them as part of history, I mean I know they are, I guess my mind sometimes doesn't get it. It's like now, I'm listening to something my grandchildren will, and they might read about them in their textbooks.

 

Or maybe I just feel old. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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Well that's unfair – a true false question where it depends! You feel old? Imagine how a-hard-days-night-paul-1 & a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 feel.

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29 June 2010
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You know you're a hardcore fan when you hope someone will ask for the time at 9:10 so you can say it's One After 909!

Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out  They leave the West behind 
29 June 2010
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You're at a friends house, and they're on their computer looking at facebook, and you see a small black and white photo but can't quite make it out. You ask, "Is that John?" (You don't feel the need to say 'Lennon'.) They look at you funny, and say, "No that's a girl". a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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29 June 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

4.If a Beatles song comes on the radio, when the song is over, you turn off the radio and sing the next track on whatever album it was on.

 


 

So far, this is my favorite – I do that all the time!! That's why I can't pop a CD in the stereo and hit random play. I would drive myself mad. Actually, that wouldn't be a drive – just a short putt.

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Paulrus said:

You know you're a hardcore fan when you hope someone will ask for the time at 9:10 so you can say it's One After 909!


 

That reminds me, everytime someone asks me, "Who are you?" I say, "I Am The Walrus! GOO GOO GAJOOB!"

Usually they never ask me a question again..hehe.a-hard-days-night-george-7

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29 June 2010
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HammerDealer said:

…you prefer Harrison's playing over Hendrix


 Haha, I'm definitely a hardcore Beatles fan, but…sorry, no way! I've always been a big Hendrix fan, and I've been obsessed with him for the past few months, ever since the release of "Valleys of Neptune" (which I didn't buy) – just like I became re-captivated by the Beatles around 9/09/09. (I'm not usually that much of a sucker for record-industry type – at least, I hope not)

But based upon stuff I've read, other people's opinions, I've come to value George's guitar work a lot more than previously. His lyricism, his dependablilty, his economy, his ability to contribute just what the song needed in a manner simultaneously personal and paradoxically anonymous. All that good shit – that's what I've been hearing recently. I've been enjoying "All Things Must Pass" a lot recently too, despite its flaws (a bit too long, too much religion for my heathen ears, and too much Phil Spector reverb.) 

Anyways…"you know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when…" you're approaching your 100th post on the Beatlesbible, if you haven't passed it already! (Which you probably have, considering that you have two separate accounts!)

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29 June 2010
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Zig said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

4.If a Beatles song comes on the radio, when the song is over, you turn off the radio and sing the next track on whatever album it was on.

 


 

So far, this is my favorite – I do that all the time!! That's why I can't pop a CD in the stereo and hit random play. I would drive myself mad. Actually, that wouldn't be a drive – just a short putt.


 

Me too!! If I click by accident random play in Winamp while listening to the Beatles, no matter how focused I am.. I *know* the next song it's not the right one.

 

And that was before I got the Remasters box set. One day my nephew was listening to the Red and Blue albums in his computer while we were playing domino and I started singing the first line from the next song. At the fourth time I did it, my nephew looked at me a-hard-days-night-paul-2 saying "Ok, can you stop that now? You're freaking me out" a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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3 July 2010
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mithveaen said:

skye said:

What about Georgiana? (That would be a twofer, eh mithveaen?)


 

Awesome. Beatles and Jane Austen in one.

 

Fiendish Thingy said:

Paulrus said:


All of a sudden, I REALLY want to be a teacher
 

All of a sudden, I really want to be your student, mithveaen!! a-hard-days-night-george-7
 

All of sudden I wish all my classes were like this. In most of them, I have to use a Cambridge University Press textbook.
 

To continue on topic, you know you're a hard core Beatle fan when you ask your students to add "and Paul McCartney" in their textbooks.

 

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Sunii said:

Paulrus said:

You know you're a hardcore fan when you hope someone will ask for the time at 9:10 so you can say it's One After 909!


 

That reminds me, everytime someone asks me, "Who are you?" I say, "I Am The Walrus! GOO GOO GAJOOB!"

Usually they never ask me a question again..hehe.a-hard-days-night-george-7


Dang, I'm going to have to steal that. 

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14 July 2010
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I thought of another one:

1. You talk about, not the "McCartney concert" or the "Paul McCartney concert," but the "Paul concert." 

2. You refer to "I'm Only Sleeping" as "Track 3 on Revolver." (Did I do that already? Oops.) 

3. You hold long debates with your six, nine, and twelve-year-old siblings on which song by which singer on which album has the best harmony parts. (Long debates. And often pointless.)

4. Even if you've known "If I Fell" is track 3 on A Hard Day's Night for a long time, after telling someone to go to track 3, you rush to your copy of the album to make absolutely sure.

5. Your mother takes out her iTouch, puts it on shuffle, and sees how long it takes you to start singing. Then she hits "skip" to throw you off.

6. When you can't sleep, you recite the track listings. 

7. When you still can't sleep, you sing both of "John's sleeping songs." 

8. When #s 6 and 7 don't work, you sing "A Day In The Life." 

9. When none of that works, you give up, turn on the lights, and play guitar until you can finally sleep.

10. The games you play with your family involve trying to think of the silliest, most British, meanest, most loving, etc. lyrics. They also involve reciting track 3 of all the albums. And the best instrumental solo.  

Bonus: When your siblings are practicing the piano when "Strawberry Fields Forever" is playing on the iPod, you tell them that they can wait. Then, when it fades out the first time, they start playing. "It's not over." "Darn." Then it fades out. Then the iPod goes to "Let it Be." I bet you can guess what's happening right now. 

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14 July 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

1. You talk about, not the "McCartney concert" or the "Paul McCartney concert," but the "Paul concert."

3. You hold long debates with your six, nine, and twelve-year-old siblings on which song by which singer on which album has the best harmony parts. (Long debates. And often pointless.)

6. When you can't sleep, you recite the track listings. 

10. The games you play with your family involve trying to think of the silliest, most British, meanest, most loving, etc. lyrics. They also involve reciting track 3 of all the albums. And the best instrumental solo.  

Bonus: When your siblings are practicing the piano when "Strawberry Fields Forever" is playing on the iPod, you tell them that they can wait. Then, when it fades out the first time, they start playing. "It's not over." "Darn." Then it fades out. Then the iPod goes to "Let it Be." I bet you can guess what's happening right now. 


 

#1 – I do that too! a-hard-days-night-george-7
#6- HOLY GOODNESS, I didn't think anyone else did that! a-hard-days-night-george-2
#3, 10, and Bonus – Your family sounds awesome. a-hard-days-night-george-8

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14 July 2010
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Yeah. My six-year-old brother JoJo (not his real name) was reading my previous comment and laughed.

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A funny story:
Yesterday, we were driving to Camp Steiner to pick up my brother Polythene Dan (not his real name) so he could go to the Paul concert. We passed a sign that said something like "Norwegian Outdoor Recreation Preserved Area." I can't remember what it said exactly, but I seriously thought it said "Norwegian Wood." I really did. Then I looked again.

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…when you're this guy:

I'd be friends with him.

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Love the drum solo bits. 
There was some idiot YouTube commenter who thought this was off the White Album. Honestly.

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