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You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when...
27 February 2012
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Your wife can name the Beatles song you are whistling despite her having never listened to the Beatles prior to you meeting

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans - John Lennon
28 February 2012
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The Taxman said

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I know you!!!! You're that guy who makes Beatle related videos on YouTube right? I thought I recognized the name. You must tell me your secrets on how you separate the tracks! I have adobe audition cs5, and I know you made a video on it, but I still can't figure out how to do it. (Yes I know this is off topic, please forgive me!)

Yes, I am that one a-hard-days-night-john-6. http://www.youtube.com/user/Th…..atleManiac

 

You need to go back to Adobe Audition 3.0 to use Plug-ins. 5.5 Sucks; they released with lots of features missing.

 

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26 June 2012
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… You scramble to catch the end of Dear Prudence when you see it playing on CBC Music.ca's 70's Pop channel. And then you have to restrain yourself from throwing a mouse at your TV (my temporary monitor) for it being in a 70's channel.

 

(Check out the link above – great spot to listen to everything.)

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
27 June 2012
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…you watch a TV program that is set in the 60´s just because there´s a chance that a Beatles song might come on. I don't know if that is being a hardcore Beatles fan or just a bit of a saddo, probably the latter :)

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

27 June 2012
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Oh! I've just thought of another one -

when you wish you had been born 7 days earlier so that you could share your birthday with Ringo because I  heart a-hard-days-night-ringo-12!!!

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

27 June 2012
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You know other people know that you are a hardcore Beatles fan when you were at your grandma's house the day after Paul played for the queen, and she asks you if you watched "your" Paul last night.

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27 June 2012
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When you're watching the news and they´re talking about the Lords Reform in Britain and the first thing that pops into your head is: Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords …

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

15 July 2012
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When, in trying to find a flip for SNL, you get very excited when A Hard Day's Night is playing on Bravo, even though you have the DVD.

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
21 July 2012
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When you're fairly certain that there will be mention of how much you loved The Beatles at your funeral.

When you're seventeen years old and, instead of having a girlish crush on Ryan Reynolds or Taylor Lautner, you have a ridiculous crush on John Lennon (and everyone knows it…). a-hard-days-night-john-6

You ask your Freshman English teacher if you can do your poetry project on the Lennon-McCartney partnership. When she says "no", you do it on Lewis Carroll just so you can talk about his influence on John Lennon and how he inspired Lennon to write "I Am The Walrus". As a result, you wind up getting the highest grade in the class and your teacher keeps your project as an example for future students.

You quote John Lennon in class and your teacher gives you a sticker while exclaiming, "Bestill my beating heart! John Lennon!".

When you're the biggest hippie in your school and an acquaintance writes in your yearbook, "P.S.: John Lennon would be proud."

When your high school Graduation party is Beatles themed and your cupcake caterer makes a special John Lennon cupcake just for YOU. You can't bring yourself to eat the cupcake for days…

When you beat your great uncle (also a hard core Beatles fan who was fortunate enough to be a teenager during the reign of The Fab Four) at Beatles Trivial Pursuit.

Whenever people get mad at you and try to insult you with mean comebacks along the lines of, "Yeah?! Well, The Beatles SUCK!". And you actually feel insulted…

When you love Bob Dylan, but get annoyed while watching some of his interviews because he sometimes comes across as a John Lennon wanna-be. (Seriously, have you seen his interview with "The Times"? It's like he's trying to say something as powerful as Lennon would have back in the day, but winds up failing epicly because he makes no sense. His songwriting, tho…that's where it's at! :) )

When people come back from Trivia Night at a local Mexican restaurant saying, "I wish you had been on our team last night; they asked a few Beatles questions!"

When your dad lets you skip school and he skips work to go see a Paul McCartney concert six hours away, and on another occasion does the same thing to see a John Lennon art exhibit.

When you write in your school homework journal to watch Anthology on TV that night.

When the Yearbook staff all think of you (even tho you're not on the Yearbook staff…) when they make shirts that have an "Imagine" quote ("You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one") on the back. And they all tell you so when they wear their shirts.

When you make a new conceptual drawing based on a line from "I Am The Walrus" (from imagination), and your art teacher notices that the man in your picture bears a striking resemblance to John Lennon. When you compare the picture to a photograph, you realize he's right…

When all you get for Christmas or your birthday is Beatles stuff because that's all anyone is certain you'll like.

When you can tell people exactly where you were and what you were doing every time you listened a new Beatles album for the first time. You can even go so far as to tell them the weather…

Finally, when you can't stop thinking of more examples for this topic lol. If I don't stop writing them down, I don't think I ever will. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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21 July 2012
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When your favourite episode of a tv programme is one in which a beatles song is played (for example my favourite episode of how i met your mother is the final episode of season 6 in which Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) by George Harrison is played, I'm a big fan of how i met your mother though)

When you run to the tv everytime you hear mccartney, lennon, harrison, starr or the name of a beatles song

When everyone of your friends and/or family tells you when he/she/they has heard or read something about the beatles

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22 July 2012
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Dipsy said

When you love Bob Dylan, but get annoyed while watching some of his interviews because he sometimes comes across as a John Lennon wanna-be. (Seriously, have you seen his interview with "The Times"? It's like he's trying to say something as powerful as Lennon would have back in the day, but winds up failing epicly because he makes no sense. His songwriting, tho…that's where it's at! :) )

It's not entirely the case but I'd say that generally it's the other way round. John was heavily influenced by Dylan's image, his attitude in the press, and his daring lyrics and message in '64-'65 and possibly beyond. Also as for Dylan making no sense, he often said that to confuse journalists who asked him all the same questions, often ones that are needless and difficult to answer.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'
22 July 2012
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I know how much John was influenced by Dylan (I mean, almost all of his songs on "Rubber Soul", if not all of them on the album PERIOD, were clearly inspired by Dylan's work. I actually think this is what makes John's songwriting on "Rubber Soul" my favorite by far: "Norwegian Wood" and "Girl" have always held the top spots for my favorite Beatles songs, and they just SCREAM Dylan), but as a Dylan fan myself, I can oftentimes get a little bit annoyed with the responses he gave reporters in some of his interviews because I actually want to know the truth of the man. I appreciate the humor of it; but at the same time, I wish he wouldn't have been so…dismissive? (I can't think of the right word for it)…about it all. I compared him to John because he was known for his witty and oftentimes controversial remarks (frequently to boring, cliche questions as well), and in Bob' interviews, it sometimes felt to me as if he was trying to see if he could get the same response from the press and the public as John had gotten for similar answers. I actually think the two inspired each other, although Dylan's influence on John was definitely predominant.

"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."
22 July 2012
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Dipsy said
I compared him to John because he was known for his witty and oftentimes controversial remarks (frequently to boring, cliche questions as well), and in Bob' interviews, it sometimes felt to me as if he was trying to see if he could get the same response from the press and the public as John had gotten for similar answers.

Dylan was like that well before America even knew who The Beatles were..

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22 July 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I know that Dylan was always that way in his interviews (including ones that he did, as you said, before America knew The Beatles), but I have seen a couple of Dylan interviews where he directly compared himself to The Beatles (or, in some cases, was directly compared to The Beatles): he even got a bit passionate in one interview where he felt the reporter asked him a question "he wouldn't ask The Beatles". In fact, the interview that was in is the main interview I'm referring to, and obviously the American reporter (along with Dylan), knew who The Beatles were at that time (not that anyone in the forum would know, as I didn't cite the interview or mention the exact one I was talking about, so sorry about the confusion!). I've also just started listening to Bob Dylan interviews, so my opinion may be based around the fact that I'm used to John Lennon interviews--which I have been watching for a long time now--and I subconsciously compare Lennon and Dylan based on my prior knowledge of Lennon interviews. I love both musicians, but I think I'm so accustomed to John that I notice some similarities in Dylan and then automatically assume that Dylan must be mimicking John (because, in my mind, John came first…if that makes sense…). When really, we all know that Dylan inspired John. So sorry if I offended any fellow Dylanites…

"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."
22 July 2012
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Dipsy said
I subconsciously compare Lennon and Dylan based on my prior knowledge of Lennon interviews. I love both musicians, but I think I'm so accustomed to John that I notice some similarities in Dylan and then automatically assume that Dylan must be mimicking John (because, in my mind, John came first…if that makes sense…). When really, we all know that Dylan inspired John. So sorry if I offended any fellow Dylanites…

It's all good. I also have a tendency of comparing things with The Beatles when it has no relevance to The Beatles at all. paul-mccartney

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22 July 2012
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unknown said 

It's all good. I also have a tendency of comparing things with The Beatles when it has no relevance to The Beatles at all. paul-mccartney

So, would that mean that "You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when you have a tendency of comparing things with The Beatles when it has no relevance to The Beatles at all"? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

"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."
26 July 2012
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…you find it hilarious that your favourite song called Birthday isn't by the Beatles (Kings of Leon's song is so kickass).

And when you wonder if the above is sacrilegious.

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
26 July 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 It is. brian-epsteinbrian-epstein

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26 July 2012
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When your conversation about the strange things you do in your sleep goes a little something like this:

Mom: "So I was told recently that I sing in my sleep! Sing! Can you believe that?!"

Dad: "It's not too surprising, considering Courtney seems to have a knack for carrying on bizarre conversations in her sleep." *to me* "Speaking of which, haven't you actually laughed in your sleep?"

Me: *in my best Liverpudlian accent* "Well, I haven't heard myself do it…" ahdn_paul_02

"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."
27 July 2012
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When you were so excited that something Beatles-related arrived in the mail, you decided to do this to document that magical moment.

And for those of you interested to see what the John Lennon cupcake looked like (mentioned in an earlier post on this thread), I figured I'd satisfy your curiosity. On a side-note, get a load of that button!

"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."
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