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I Me Mine
19 May 2012
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So,I've just bought I Me Mine and I can't wait to read it despite the fact that many people say that he doesn't talk about The Beatles much and in particular,about John's influence on his life.

But,what do all you beatlepeople think?

a-hard-days-night-george-10

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

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19 May 2012
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I haven't read it yet, but I know that John was very angry because george has hardly ever mentioned him

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby

20 May 2012
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Yeah me too,that's why I wondered a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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20 May 2012
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Is it a paperback? I'm fortunate to have a first edition hardcover copy of the book, and of course I treasure it.

But it's not much of a book.

At the start of the book, there are some good anecdotes about their tour in Australia (which I used in Into the Sky), but the book consists mostly of little comments about various songs, many of which are from the post Beatle, post All Things Must Pass era.

(It does have cool drawings/engravings.)

Anyone feel differently?

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20 May 2012
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fabfouremily said
So,I've just bought I Me Mine and I can't wait to read it despite the fact that many people say that he doesn't talk about The Beatles much and in particular,about John's influence on his life.

But,what do all you beatlepeople think?

a-hard-days-night-george-10

George said in an interview once when asked about him not mentioning John more in his book. He said that John was upset because he didn't mention that he helped him with a couple of lines in 'Taxman '. George said what about the two lines he helped with 'Come Together ' or the three lines he helped with in 'Eleanor Rigby ' George said that he would have more reason to being upset than John. He said that John and Paul were so busy being 'John and Paul' that they didn't see past that.

Here is a link to the interview: 

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20 May 2012
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I had already seen that interview,and I did wonder whether John had reason to be upset.I'll soon find out though because I'm going to start reading it tonight or tommorow.:)
And yes,it is a paperback.How lucky are you to own one of the originals!There are some on ebay for a hefty price,the only people that are likely to buy them must gave very deep pockets,unlike me!

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20 May 2012
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Like many i read the song bits but not the text at the beginning. Its somewhere in a box.

"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)

20 June 2012
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I have finally gotten 'round to reading it now, one month after I was going to! It´s true what some of you have been saying, it´s a short book and it took me all of 3 hours to read it. He doesn´t speak much about his time with The Beatles, focusing instead on his other hobbies/interests like gardening. Because he doesn´t speak much about them, I don´t think that John had reason to be upset by the book beacuse he doesn´t really talk about Paul or Ringo either. It´s not like he was all praise for Paul and he just mentioned John in passing, he hardly talked about any of them or the 60´s in general.

Good book though and I´m glad I read it because now I can make my judgement on whether John should´ve been hurt by it.

Do you think he was right to be upset?

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20 June 2012
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Honestly (and I never read the book, I'm gonna put that out there), it seemed to me that John felt that for someone who became famous as a Beatle, and was aided significantly by being around and yes, even working with, John and Paul, John felt he was slighted. He never mentioned being slighted in comparison to Paul - just being slighted. Paul and Ringo must not have cared, I guess.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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

21 June 2012
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mr. Sun king coming together said
Honestly (and I never read the book, I'm gonna put that out there), it seemed to me that John felt that for someone who became famous as a Beatle, and was aided significantly by being around and yes, even working with, John and Paul, John felt he was slighted. He never mentioned being slighted in comparison to Paul - just being slighted. Paul and Ringo must not have cared, I guess.

 

I think that George should have written about the other beatles and how they helped him, or whatever - anything, and he didn't but it's not like he spoke much abouth them at all. So I don't know whether he should have been hurt, maybe. Although it's important to point out that Ringo and Paul weren't upset so maybe John shouldn't of been either. We all know that George realised how much John meant to him, although some may say a tad too late.

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14 July 2012
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I would like to read it, know him a bit more as someone that isn't just a Beatle. I think that's probably why he didn't want to write too much about it, because he wanted people to know he wasn't just one of four. He was an individual and like other things as well. 

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