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Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
26 December 2011
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Have a fab time of catching up with your far away friend seaglass. Those  pink and black long underwear things dont sound very pleasant so cant imagine what they look like to the eye.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

I got a few beatles things: beatles monopoly, a photobook and official 2012 calender (my first beatles calendar since something like 2000 - i pay no attention to dates its either monday, tuesday etc never the 1st or 24th).

 

Plus a 4th generation ipod touch, my old one was 2nd generation, which was totally unexpected but my birthday is soon after so it was a tie in. Tho have discovered that i cant have the same number of songs on due to the increase in programmes included as standard and therefore less space for manually added content. Oh well, its a super-cool thing to have. If i can work the damn thing. Struggling to get home-sharing in operation but i was trying to do so away from home so maybe that is the reason. And for anyone who uses it, is itunes match worth the money?

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

26 December 2011
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I got "very easy Beatles piano arrangements" and since I have a (lousy) synth now, I can actually use it. I'm happy heart

 

Merry St. Stephen's Day! 

26 December 2011
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Beatley: I got Love, Plastic Ono Band and Cloud 9, a T-Shirt with the cover of Hard Days Night on the front (didn't we have a conversation about those not existing? a-hard-days-night-george-10), and the Living In The Material World book that I've been lusting for since forever. I also got a shedload of other books (inc. Doggett's Bowie, 1984, Kafkha On The Shore) and CDs (Cage The Elephant, Pala, Journal For Plague Lovers, The Suburbs, ()). My parents also tried to blackmail me into taking my phone with me everywhere by buying me a Blackberry, which was good of them.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

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Beatley: "Love Me Do " anniversary calender and a Beatles-themed pack of cards (with the albums as the picture cards). I also a got a new guitar amplifier (Epiphone of course) and SKYRIM.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

27 December 2011
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The Walrus said:

 I also got a shedload of other books (inc. Doggett's Bowie, 1984, Kafkha On The Shore) and CDs (Cage The Elephant, Pala, Journal For Plague Lovers, The Suburbs, ()). 

And, what's the verdict on AF's latest?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 December 2011
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Minor point but whats cool about the calender is that there is a pic of a solo beatle on their respective birth month, so you get a George pic in February, Paul in July etc.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

28 December 2011
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And Stuart in June? No, that's hopeful thinking a-hard-days-night-john-2

28 December 2011
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Isn't Paul June, and Ringo July?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

28 December 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Paul is in June. June 18th I belive.

Anywaystay-on-topic

Here's what I had. Beatley: an Abbey Road Umbrella, a chord book, a purse, books (although I already had them), pyjamas,  and that Love Me Do calendar. Other: a new record player, a harmonica, clothes, jewellery, knitting stuff....

I also went shopping today and got a Beatles wash bag and a top, on sale of course!

Hope you all had a great Crimbo!

See All Without Looking, Do All Without Doing 

28 December 2011
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Apologies. I was going to type all 4 out beatle birthdays out but gave up halfway thru whilst thinking of Ringo's in July which led to the error. One of those not paying attention things. Im going away to write all 4 birthdays out 100 times. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

28 December 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

The Walrus said:

 I also got a shedload of other books (inc. Doggett's Bowie, 1984, Kafkha On The Shore) and CDs (Cage The Elephant, Pala, Journal For Plague Lovers, The Suburbs, ()). 

And, what's the verdict on AF's latest?

I'm not entirely familiar with it yet, though I've listened to it about four times. Definitely not as good as Funeral, but that's the sort of incredible album that comes along once a generation. On a similar plane to Journal For Plague Lovers.

Apologies for this infodumping:

The early tracks, in isolation, are fairly pedestrian. The version of Ready To Start that accompanies the video on YouTube is better because it has some energy. Rococo has a great hook, and there are some good lyrics (including foreshadowing of the themes that surface at the tail end of the album), but there isn't really enough energy.

I've known the track listing for a long time, and I imagined songs like "City With No Children" and "Suburban War" to be very different (I thought Suburban War would sound like a Pink Floyd song with helicopter sound effects and psychadelic screaming, for example). Don't think I can make a judgment on that middle block yet.

Month Of May is so energetic, it really contrasts with the earlier songs, and it kicks the album out of mediocrity. From then on the songs are generally better. Wasted Hours sounds much better immediately after Month Of May than in isolation because the casual strumming just works better after the high energy song. Deep Blue is fairly good. We Used To Wait is very good, particularly with the video that you can participate in on Google Chrome. Sprawl I (Flatland) then sucks loads of energy out of it again.

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) is brilliant, easily the best song on the album. I always turn the volume right up. I love the transition from the middle eight to the chorus ("can we ever get away from the sprawl, living in the sprawl..."), and the tune, the energy, the lyrics... basically everything about it.

The Suburbs (continued)- I read the lyrics to the song before hearing it, and they're one of the best pieces of poetry I have read in my life, but musically the song is really weak.

So yeah, not as good as Funeral, but one of the best albums of recent years. I'll wait and see if it is as good as Neon Bible, that will probably take several months to judge.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

28 December 2011
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I know its late but HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Im super exicited because for christmas I got a guitar!!!Image Enlarger

I can extreemly horribly play Day Tripper but I guess thats good considering I have only had it for a day. a-hard-days-night-john-1But oh man, ITS SO HARD!!! Its not that I cant bend my fingers to the right chords (I play violin), its that I cant move my hands fast enough to change chords. George's fingers must have been crazy fast.a-hard-days-night-george-8 I wish I was as cool as George.....(but yet again, I don't think anyone can be as cool as him)a-hard-days-night-george-10So if I ever get good at any Beatles songs, I will try to post a video of me playing it.

***? "A Hard Day's Night" opening chord ?***

28 December 2011
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Cool gift Mrs McC.  George practised endlessly to master the guitar, to the point his fingers bled, so keep going and the progress will come.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

29 December 2011
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Hey that's a fantastic gift!! I also received few weeks ago a guitar and I haven't tried yet to play it... it looks so hard!!!

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

29 December 2011
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Have just received the 2 John C Winn books 'Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume One, 1957-1965' and 'That Magic Feeling: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966-1970' as belated christmas and birthday gifts and which are way bigger than i was ever expecting and so much better.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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Ah, you lucky thing. Those are great books. I'm after his other one, Lifting Latches, but it's out of print.

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No point in starting a brand new thread so reviving this one.

 

Chrimble is just over 3 weeks away so a Crimble thread is here. Just take your officially released remastered Beatles christmas collection off the shelf and jump in to... wait.... Apple havent seen the bleeding obvious here either! 

Ok just take your unoffical collection off the shelf and jump into a beatle world of chrimble delight (and if you would love to see a page with the records and other goodies available for download then here you go). 

 

So are you looking forward to the day or dreading it?

Have you drawn up a list for Santa or waiting for the surprises?

Is there anything you would like?

Do you have any family traditions or starting any this year?

What are you doing for the time?

Do you even do anything for the day?

 

All things Christmas (or Winterfest blue-meanie)?

 

And what better way to begin than a bit of beatles bbc chatter.

 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 When I saw that I thought "OMG Did the Beatles cover this song?

 

Honestly Christmas means to me house cleaning. It's tiring. Since I don't get any presents, I'm not really looking forward to it. To be honest, I just don't feel like celebrating.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

5 December 2012
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Not too big into the Christmas tunes. But there are a few that I don't mind listening to.

 

Wonderful Christmastime -Wings (yeah, I know..)

Happy Xmas (War is Over)-John Lennon

Step into Christmas-Elton John

Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)-Joey Ramone

5 December 2012
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Lucy in the Sky with Stars said
Not too big into the Christmas tunes. But there are a few that I don't mind listening to.

 

Wonderful Christmastime -Wings (yeah, I know..)

No apology needed! Ridiculous as it may be, I love that tune. Although I am compelled to point out that it's Paul on his own, without Wings a-hard-days-night-paul-7

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

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