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1 November 2019
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Okay. 

Hello, I'm a 16 year old kid from Australia. (I'm not one to share my name, apologize).

I'm kind of autistic (from what I'm told), so I guess some of my views on things can be unusual...I can also go on tangents...

I knew the Beatles since I was about five-six: not into them at the time, but I remember While My Guitar Gently Weeps being on my dad's mixtape every time we went out on the road. But as for getting into them, it wasn't until early 2017, when I started checking them out on Spotify. I'd been a 'rock music connoisseur' ever since seeing footage of the Who doing My Generation at Monterey Pop in March 2015. If I recall correctly, Abbey Road was my first Beatles album (that I listened to, not bought). I was obsessed with the song Maxwell's Silver Hammer , which nobody else seems to like that much. It was from there I began a pilgrimage through their discography, although not in any order. When I dig deep into bands, I usually become obsessed with one, two or three songs of theirs, then expand from there. (At the time of writing this, this is currently happening with The Strokes' This Is It, in which the songs Last Nite and Barely Legal are in personal heavy rotation). It slowed down in late 2017, but picked up in early 2018, and again 

Apart from listening to the Beatles' music, I've become fascinated in parts of their history, especially what went on between Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher. The stories of John and Cynthia/Yoko and George/Pattie have been oft repeated, but Paul/Jane, while not forgotten, is sort of obscure, and I find myself feeling really really bad for her in that situation, especially adding up various things I've read...I'd like to talk about the Jane thing because it's just so fascinating.

But I dig the Beatles immensely.

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Hey @ognirrrats69 ! I am actually a 17 year old kid from Australia - so we are pretty similar in that regard!

Glad to hear some love for Maxwell's Silver Hammer - a better song than most make it out to be.

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<snip> so I guess some of my views on things can be unusual...I can also go on tangents... <snip>

  

You'll fit right in here... trust me!

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Hi @ognirrrats69 ! I love your name! Welcome :)))

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Welcome, @ognirrrats69 ! Dig the profile picture, Nonagon Infinity opens the door. 

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2 November 2019
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HAHAHA

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Welcome, @ognirrrats69 ! Dig the profile picture, Nonagon Infinity opens the door. 

  

 Yesssss The Gizz are awesome

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Greetings everyone!

My name is Scotty, and I'm 22 years old and recently graduated from college (sort of–hard to explain). I've been to the Beatles Bible before, but I never spent much time on it, so I never noticed all the forums and what not. After checking everything out (and by everything, I mean a minuscule sliver of the activity here), I felt inspired to join in the fun.

I've never actually been on an internet forum, so this is all very new to me. However, I am a diehard Beatles fan, and have been for as long as I can remember. My dad used to play the red and blue greatest hits albums on car trips, and my love for them only grew from there. 

I like all sorts of music (though I definitely skew towards older stuff, and generally have the tastes of a baby boomer), but the Beatles are on a whole other level for me. They are one of my greatest loves, along with philosophy (which I plan to pursue a PhD in), history, old monster movies, Monty Python, and my seven adorable cats (who all live outside, in case anyone was worried). 

Because I'm new to all this, I can't deny that I'm a little intimidated, but I hope that with time I'll adjust and learn how to enjoy this community to the fullest. Through thick and thin (of which there's been a lot in my life lately), the Beatles have always been my friends. I'm sure many people here can say the same.

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Hey @Turn Left At Greenland ! I hope you have fun with us!

I think you'll fit in perfectly here - we have a philosophy thread, a number of Monty Python lovers, and of course we're all Beatles fans.

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Through thick and thin (of which there's been a lot in my life lately), the Beatles have always been my friends.

I see what you did there... great pun! heart

I'm sure many people here can say the same.

Absolutely.

Welcome!

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Welcome! Don’t worry, you’re not alone- this was my first forum too, but everyone was so welcoming I felt at home right away. I hope the same will happen for you. a-hard-days-night-george-9apple01heart

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@ognirrrats69 said
... I was obsessed with the song Maxwell's Silver Hammer , which nobody else seems to like that much....

  

I love Maxwell's Silver Hammer .  You need to find people with better opinions.

Anyway, welcome to the forum

 

And welcome to you too @Turn Left At Greenland

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Welcome ognirrats69! You mentioned in your introduction "But as for getting into them, it wasn't until early 2017, when I started checking them out on Spotify." We learned recently that Here Comes The Sun is the most played Beatles song on Spotify. Did you stream that song a lot to get the song to the #1 spot? And, yes, I agree with you that the history of the group is fascinating.

Turn Left at Greenland - welcome to you, too. Surely you can write some papers combining Beatles and Philosophy while pursuing your PhD ahdn_john_08_gif If there's anything we can do to help you navigate the forum, let us know. We are eager beavers when it comes to helping people. We get by with a little help from our friends. 

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Welcome both, and I echo all the sentiments about Maxwell's Silver Hammer , absolute banger of a song

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