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The Beatles arrive in New York City TODAY!!
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My parents refuse to get a new television, and the one we have only has a twelve-inch screen, and not very good at that. No one in our family really watches telly much anyway, just dad sometimes when he’s really whacked. I prefer to spin LPs. a-hard-days-night-john-6

I do keep an eye on the music magazines, though, and my friends ply me with all the latest news titbits. I’ve also a FAB collection of back issues of the Beatles Monthly Book — I think I’ve stocked up about three years’ worth of them! 

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Hehehe, I haven’t seen them with facial hair.

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Good grief Charlie Brown, the Beatles have MOUSTACHES now?! Wow, I guess my Dad will never again say they look like girls! 😀 This is a strange development…I can’t imagine why they’d want to look like beatniks from New York City. (Or the music teacher at school – he even has a little beard, but I think he’s just overcompensating because he’s bald! 😀 ) I suppose the boys at my school will have no choice but to quit shaving, since they all dutifully began growing their hair past their ears a year or so ago (it takes time for the hip trends to arrive in Canada.) 

[Incidentally, I wonder what it’s like to kiss a boy with a moustache? 😀  Not that I’ve kissed many boys – I’m not a tramp! – but I hope it’s tickly and not itchy, since it looks as though facial hair will be the way of the world if our beloved boys have any say in the matter. Today moustaches, tomorrow BEARDS!]

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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Do you have the draft over in the UK? Could one or more of The Beatles be drafted into your army and maybe have to go to that war in Vietnam? I hope not.

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The only draft we have is in the poorly built housing that the Germans bombed the feck out of.

We’re not stupid enough to be in Vietnam and abolished National Service in 1960, so no mandatory military service here.

(And anyway they’re all a bit old now a-hard-days-night-ringo-6[“Beatles getting old” shocker!]a-hard-days-night-ringo-6, unless there is another World War…)

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Beards?! I surely hope not. Then I won’t be able to see George’s handsome face half so well! 

I suppose I could bear it if they keep putting out records, though… 

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Do you have the draft over in the UK?

Yes. My previous house had a massive draft (built before the Germans came a-bombing, tho not to where that cottage was). If windy the curtains would blow about, If cold and windy you could stick the milk by the front door and let it stay cold that way 

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8 January 2017
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OK. I feel better about them being safe. I wonder if they have an opinion on the war in Vietnam or if they don’t think about it much because they are so busy making music and since England isn’t involved in the war.

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FINALLY!

A brand! new! Beatles! record! coming out next week according to Billboard magazine.heartheartheart It’s called “Penny Lane” and I guess side 2 is titled “Strawberry Fields Forever“. (Weird song titles, huh?paul-mccartney) Honestly, I’ve been enjoying the Byrds and the Lovin’ Spoonful and Monkees  (and even a few of those Bob Dylan songs that my stuck-up college student sister is always raving about)  but I didn’t think I could survive more than SIX MONTHS!!! without a new slice of Beatles black vinyl…and now I won’t have to find out whether I could or not. I CAN’T WAIT!!

Stay tuned to your transistors, fellow Beatles afiicionados! Any record (especially any BEATLES record) that takes this long to make has to be worth waiting for…right?

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I don’t know, I think the band is done for. I mean without live shows there is no Beatlemaniamania to boost their popularity and compensate for their mediocre music. 

“Strawberry Feilds Forever?” ahdn_paul_01 yeah, like that’s gonna be any good. Get a grip Von Bontee.

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Strawberry Fields Forever ? What an odd title. The Lads are getting stranger as the days go by. They’re no longer the 4 boys that we saw Ed Sullivan show just 3 years ago(boy I’m getting old). First they quit touring, now they’re writing songs about fruit. What’s next? A nonsensical film of random bus ride footage? I mean at this point really anything is possible.

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What!?!?!?!!?!?! mediocre music?!?!??!? I don’t think so. I heart The Beatles music.

I’m confident a-hard-days-night-john-1 that they will give us more wonderful music with these new songs that are coming.

I don’t know if any of you watch American football, but did you see that AFL-NFL World Championship Game? I’m glad the Packers beat the Chiefs. I wonder if there will be a AFL-NFL showdown next year too.

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You can’t tell into the future because it HAS NOT HAPPENED YET IN THIS THREAD! paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

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Strawberry Fields Forever ? What an odd title. The Lads are getting stranger as the days go by. They’re no longer the 4 boys that we saw Ed Sullivan show just 3 years ago(boy I’m getting old). First they quit touring, now they’re writing songs about fruit. What’s next? A nonsensical film of random bus ride footage? I mean at this point really anything is possible.  

 

BUT ANYWAYS, IF THESE TWO NEW SONGS ARE ANYTHING LIKE THE SONGS OFF REVOLVER, I KNOW THEY’LL BE HELLA ROCKIN. REVOLVER WAS SUCH A LOVELY ALBUM, THOUGH, THAT I WORRY THAT ANYTHING ELSE THEY DO FROM HERE ON WILL PALE IN COMPARISON. ):

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Our household doesn’t pay any attention to American football, although my dad and brother do watch CFL games occasionally. Still, hockey is where it’s at around these parts! (We’re hoping the Toronto Maple Leafs can win the Stanley Cup – what a feat that would be in Canada’s Centennial year!)

…but enough about that, I need to address those negative remarks further up. I personally have the highest hopes for this so-called “song about fruit”! Do you really think their music is getting worse? or too strange? I mean, I wasn’t sure what to think of the crazier songs on “Revolver ” at first, but I grew to appreciate them, and then to love them, and now I really think it’s their best album. (Though I’ll always have a sentimental spot for “Beatlemania! With The Beatle” since it was the first one I bought, a lifetime ago it seems…heart) They’ve turned into scientist-poet-magicians, mixing impossible sounds with mystical words, and looking better than ever! (Those moustaches are far out!)

Finally, who says they’ve stopped touring?? They’re presently busy in the studio recording more wondrous sounds for us all!  Surely they’ll be back conquering the world and elsewhere come summertime! And I for one can’t wait to see them for a second time.

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Little Piggy Dragonguy said  You can’t tell into the future because it HAS NOT HAPPENED YET IN THIS THREAD!

BUT ANYWAYS, IF THESE TWO NEW SONGS ARE ANYTHING LIKE THE SONGS OFF REVOLVER, I KNOW THEY’LL BE HELLA ROCKIN.   

Another thing that hasn’t happened in 1967: the word “hella”! – VB

 

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You can’t tell into the future because it HAS NOT HAPPENED YET IN THIS THREAD! paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

Tell the future? Pff, now that’s just silly. That was just speculation. There’s no way they would ever do something as stupid as that.

BUT ANYWAYS, IF THESE TWO NEW SONGS ARE ANYTHING LIKE THE SONGS OFF REVOLVER, I KNOW THEY’LL BE HELLA ROCKIN. REVOLVER WAS SUCH A LOVELY ALBUM, THOUGH, THAT I WORRY THAT ANYTHING ELSE THEY DO FROM HERE ON WILL PALE IN COMPARISON. ):  

I honestly hope they continue to rise to things better than Revolver . While Revolver was pretty amazing, I want to see them do something that will just top anything that was ever done before.

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I cannot imagine anything better than Revolver , but if anyone can top that amazing slab of vinyl, it’s the Fab Four! beatlemaniacs_02_gif

And I can’t wait for the new record. Their last album was so entertaining, I nearly forgot to be bored in between releases… but hearing the talk about it has got me all eager again! 

 

Odd song titles, though. I wonder what they could possibly be about? I can’t really envision a traditional sort of love song titled Strawberry Fields Forever … but then, it does seem that they haven’t been putting out as many typical love songs lately.  a-hard-days-night-paul-7 

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. 

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Do you really think their music is getting worse? or too strange? I mean, I wasn’t sure what to think of the crazier songs on “Revolver ” at first, but I grew to appreciate them, and then to love them, and now I really think it’s their best album.

Same here! They sure have changed a lot since those early days of I Saw Her Standing There , but there’s something immutable about the Beatles’ sound, something that remains unchanged with each fascinating advance they make… something that drew me then and continues to draw me, and will always, I think. 

They’ve turned into scientist-poet-magicians, mixing impossible sounds with mystical words, and looking better than ever! (Those moustaches are far out!)

I don’t know, I’m not that keen on moustaches… though George would look good in anything, even a full beard (Heaven forbid, though, because then I wouldn’t be able to see his face). ahdn_george_01

Just kidding, you are absolutely right. I can’t believe some of the things they’ve been coming up with… especially that last LP closer. Now that was far out! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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LPD sed

BUT ANYWAYS, IF THESE TWO NEW SONGS ARE ANYTHING LIKE THE SONGS OFF REVOLVER, I KNOW THEY’LL BE HELLA ROCKIN. 

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You guys are lucky to be getting all that info. I’m 13 years old living in New York, and in school no one’s talking about any new Beatles material.

I missed the announcement that they were never going to tour again. Bummer. Means I’ll never see them. Maybe they’ve run out of gas.

It’s been a while since they’ve released anything, but there’s so much other good stuff!!! Simon and Garfunkel, Lovin’ Spoonful, Mamas and Papas, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (cool guitarist Eric Clapton)… Not thinking much about the Beatles

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