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Why Don't You Play 'Imagine' On The White Piano, John?- Klaus Voormann
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Thanks AppleScruffJunior for all your labor and your nice attitude about us persnickety readers a-hard-days-night-john-3.  I get what you're saying about the translation issues.  I've done some of French (Flaubert novels) and it can get quite dicey and subtle.

Interesting about 'Augenweide' -- definitely "feast for the eyes" is much better than "eye candy" (the latter of which sounds like it only would befit a Janet Jackson pop song or something...).

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Thanks AppleScruffJunior for all your labor and your nice attitude about us persnickety readers a-hard-days-night-john-3.  I get what you're saying about the translation issues.  I've done some of French (Flaubert novels) and it can get quite dicey and subtle.

Interesting about 'Augenweide' -- definitely "feast for the eyes" is much better than "eye candy" (the latter of which sounds like it only would befit a Janet Jackson pop song or something...).

You're welcome!

Klaus writes in an informal, lax conversational tone as if you were sitting around a fire and he was telling you stories so that's what I'm trying to work with in keeping it relatively easy to understand, yet not comical like describing someone as "eye candy" ahdn_paul_01and thankfully I haven't come across any puns that I can remember, as trying to translate puns would be a massive pain in the ----

I'm starting on the next chapter tonight and it's a slightly "less interesting" one for those who don't really care about Klaus and only want to hear Beatles stuff but he does talk about how he met Astrid and their relationship so it isn't too bad.

 

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I'd like to know more about him. He is always just "there" at shows or turning up on records and you don't hear much about him.

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Silly Girl said
Not to sound ungrateful, but we're not allowed to proofread/edit/Grammar Nazi it, are we? a-hard-days-night-paul-4 We're only allowed to just read and enjoy it, right?  a-hard-days-night-george-9

Because I can turn my settings to 'Grammar Nazi-- Off', if you really insist. a-hard-days-night-george-10

Ah bollocks, I guess I should cut out the midnight typing sessions then >.> 

I  think I'll do my proof-reading during the day so I'm not as bloody tired and wanting to go to bed (as I was last night ahdn_paul_01) so hopefully you won't see any further booboos.

I have a strong belief in never looking over something once I've submitted it so I'll revise it once I've finished everything else (speaking of which if any once wants the PDF at the end of this whole thing, you're welcome to send me your email either now or when I'm finished and I promise I won't sell it on to Nigerian princes ahdn_paul_02a-hard-days-night-paul-4a-hard-days-night-george-4). but feel free to post my failures (I mean if I can't be perfect in my mother tongue how am I expected to be any good at other languages a-hard-days-night-paul-11 )

And wow that was a lot of smileys!

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Thanks again to AppleScruffJunior!

Yeah, I can be a Proofing Nazi too, like Silly Girl mentioned; but for this I kind of turn it off (unless AppleScruffJunior (ASJ) wants that degree of input).  Interesting insights from a more human everyday perspective from Klaus.  And fascinating off-the-cuff mentions of things I never knew (e.g., Paul put into prison in Hamburg).

One thing I would say, if I may: ASJ mentioned she changed "eye candy" because she didn't like that (presumably to "she always looked stunning").  I hope ASJ doesn't do that too much; it seems rather ideologically severe.  Even if I agree with the ideological judgement in question, I believe in the sanctity of primary sources texts, no matter how much some part of the text might put me off... but I guess "beggars can't be choosers"...

The word he used was 'Augenweide' which literally means 'feast for the eyes' (which is quite a nice phrase), I knew what it meant (I was going to say from previous experiences with a winkey face but then I remembered I get more crude phrases ahdn_paul_01) but I like to double, triple check things just to see what other dictionaries and native Germans think would be a suitable translation, one of them, "eye-candy" I thought was more of a juvenile word and not something that would befit the 65 year old man he was at the time he wrote it so I changed it to "stunning". Also we wouldn't really say 'feast for the eyes' in English so I changed it to '"stunning" for that reason as well.

It's what is awkward about German, one word means so many things and don't even start with the describing John paragraph and the bankruptcy paragraph, oh holy sweet Jesus, doing those 5 lines or whatever they were almost drove me mad, WHAT THE HELL IS HE TRYING TO SAY?!?

Wow that above paragraph is the perfect excellent example of word vomiting onto a page.

Well, you must have done a very good job with the John paragraph because I thought it sounded exactly like him.

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Speaking of Klaus himself, I consider his bass playing on just one song -- "Step Lightly" (from the 1973 Ringo solo album Ringo) -- to be superb and easily in my top 40 of bass accompaniments of all time.  I hope he would mention that session at some point...

I was about to post my results here of fact-checking the above, but it morphed into a post so long, I'd like to put in the Ringo section.  I did confirm -- with my actual archeological artifact of the original 1973 Ringo LP I own and reading the liner notes on its back cover -- that Klaus indeed played bass on that song.

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Right lads, to be frank I won't get tonight's deadline made due to a variety of reasons that are too tedious to write out. 

So I'm now working for a Wednesday/Thursday deadline, I'll get an hour or so done tonight and then hopefully 3 hours tomorrow, 1 hour on Wednesday and then finish the rest off Thursday night, depending on how fast I'm going.

 

Sorry for the inconvenience and to all the people who are thinking "why isn't she replying to my PMs?" I'll reply to them all tomorrow as I'm beat!

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Its done when its done. You're doing us all an incredible work so missing a deadline here and there isnt an issue.

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^ I actually got an extra hour tonight as my brother isn't taking the laptop until 11pm so I got another 3 pages done, woohoo! Thankfully, this chapter is easier than the other way but I might have to send a few words onto my Austrian friend as I can't make heads nor tail of them- they don't even appear to be German words, I can't find them in my written dictionaries nor online- I'm thinking it's some kind of Hamburger dialect, thanks Klaus a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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I have a German cousin in Germany who is really good with languages. I can ask her if you like.

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I have a German cousin in Germany who is really good with languages. I can ask her if you like.

Thank you for the offer but my Austrian friend sorted it out, it's a really weird phrase though so I'll have to do some research as to how to express it in English >.>

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@AppleScruffJunior How's it going, my friend? apple01

(God , I feel so rude and impatient and bothersome a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 but you did ask us to remind you...) 

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AppleScruffJunior How's it going, my friend? apple01

(God , I feel so rude and impatient and bothersome a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 but you did ask us to remind you...) 

I was going to post an explanation today as regards my horrible tardiness.

Why am I so late is due to various reasons namely:

-I've been meeting up with friends/hanging out with my family and I'm too tuckered out to do more than a page.

-I stupidly checked out too many books  from the library and am trying to finish them all before I get a fine

-Laziness

What I was thinking of doing was translating 10 chapters and then posting 2 chapters a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) through PM, after those 5 weeks of sending them all out, I'd probably have at least another 5 chapters done so technically ye wouldn't get as frustrated at me for succumbing to the sin of sloth. 

I'll do a poll (God I love polls!) and what ever way ye want, I'll do it that way 🙂

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Post them when you can. Go and live your life and when you get a chance and feel the impulse send them along. Anyone who gets annoyed at not getting a chapter ever 5 days is missing the favour.

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I agree with mmm. If it's not too late, please add me to your distibution list, @AppleScruffJunior.

Klaus strikes me as a very interesting man and I would love to read anything by or about him.

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I agree with mmm. If it's not too late, please add me to your distibution list

Klaus strikes me as a very interesting man and I would love to read anything by or about him.

Sure thing, my USB has gone walkies so I'll send it to you tomorrow morning 🙂

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And me please?

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As and when, @AppleScruffJunior. You're doing all of us that are receiving it a favour. You decide how you want to do it so far as I'm concerned.

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@AppleScruffJunior 

ASJ, don't worry 

Take your time, no hurry 

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Really cool that you're doing this @AppleScruffJunior!

Can I also get it please?

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Bien sûr, I'm going to send them now 🙂

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