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Lyric Culture Launches Exclusive John Lennon Collection a...

Horrifying. Crass, cheap, horrifying. Lyric Culture will sell you a "Money Can't Buy Me Love" gold ring covered in Swarovski crystals- always a sign of good taste. I know - it's a Macca song but the point is the same. I hate to blame this all on Yoko but who is the executor of the Lennon estate? John is twisting in his grave.  (Oct 20, 2010 | post #1)

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Assignment: Ukiah - Let's go listen to The White Album!

Funny i have the same feeling about classical music. How can you listen to the same thing over and over? For two hundred years? I don't know how you do it. Hey, wait, maybe because it was really good? And maybe that music was really popular at the the time? Hmm. That can't be true because clearly popular cannot equal good. Let me say two words at this point- Bob. Dylan. OK so you can't use that argument anymore. Was Motown popular or good? Or both? Yes. You don't like the Beatles because you're too old. And I'm not talking about your age. I'm talking about your mind.  (Oct 19, 2010 | post #60)

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Marijuana - Ukiah, CA

Marijuana is a predominately benign drug with minimal negative side effects. It's not as potentially harmful a drug as, for example, alcohol. It's legalization would dramatically impact on the illegal drug trade, decrease the number of people in jails, and the (massive) profits it would generate could be used to finance many things including drug education and rehabilitation for people on much worse drugs. It's time this country got progressive (civilized) with it's drug policy.  (Aug 25, 2010 | post #3)

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Assignment: Ukiah - Let's go listen to The White Album!

Nice try, Comments. People get offended when something they hold dear is dismissed as meaningless. Like Jesus. Or Lady Gaga. However in this particular case the writer, much like yourself, could not be more off the mark. Your casual assessment of rock music simply shows your ignorance to say nothing of your odd jealousy of Boomers, an easy tag that the Beatles' music easily transcends. The rock sound is weak? What do you listen to, Wagner?  (Jul 13, 2010 | post #24)

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Assignment: Ukiah - Let's go listen to The White Album!

You're high. And a musical moron to boot. Exactly what music from the 20th Century will future generations listen to? Can you name any other artist or group that has had more critical analysis, more fan adoration, more cross-generational and cross-cultural appeal? Seriously. Name one. Michael Jackson? That's the only other artist that even comes to mind and while I'm sure his songs will still be known a few generations from now there's absolutely no chance he will have even close to the same appeal that the Beatles do. The main thing that you forget while pointing out three or four of the weakest songs in their two hundred song catalog (Blue Jay Way? C'mon.) is that Beatle songs are incredibly catchy, melodic and instantly memorable to say nothing of artfully arranged and extremely well recorded. Even 8 year-olds get it almost immediately. Your assessment that they "started marketing songs meant to demonstrate that they were smarter than you" is not only factually incorrect but really shows YOUR deep seated insecurity. The Beatles never spoke down to anyone except possibly the rich and the powerful. I'm guessing you're one of those disgruntled music snobs who probably likes jazz and classical music and has always thought the Beatles were below your consideration simply because they were massively popular. Well my friend a hundred years from now they'll remember the Beatles and they'll have forgotten about this article by Thursday. Go listen to some Charlie Parker and cry yourself to sleep. ira elliot  (Jul 13, 2010 | post #23)

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Rock n' Roll Myths: Paul is Dead

Oh sure. So true. Every word. It's a well-known fact. and John was assassinated by the government. And not for being politically dangerous this time around but for trying to spill the beans about faux Paul. Watch the preview. It's a scream. That is hands down the worst George Harrison imitation I've ever heard. Where's Stevie Riks when he's really needed? They've actually made a feature length film around the Paul Is Dead rumor. I think they thought it would make an interesting pseudo-doc and it might actually be, but I seriously doubt it. And for those of you (and I know you're out there) who would still like to buy in to this particular hoax I simply ask you this- would a guy like Lennon stay in band with a Paul McCartney imitator (even for 5 minutes) and never say anything to anybody about it?  (Jun 11, 2010 | post #3)

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Bids Skyrocket for Rare Beatles Album listed to Sell on eBay

It's a shame that Bill Miller's/Capitol Record's Frankenstein of a Beatle record "Yesterday and Today" is worth so much money. But that's the price of a printing mistake. It is undoubtedly the ugliest record cover ever and would have done the Beatles great damage. Look at the running order- ridiculous!  (Jan 9, 2010 | post #1)

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12 Abbey Road-ism Better Than Canadian Prime Minister Ste...

I meant top twelve.  (Jan 6, 2010 | post #2)

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12 Abbey Road-ism Better Than Canadian Prime Minister Ste...

Ha! Great top ten best Abbey Road-style images with the Beatles only managing to get to #4. Go Canada!  (Jan 6, 2010 | post #1)

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What if the Beatles never broke up?

Wow. I can really identify with this guy. He's such an obsessive Beatlephile that he not only created a full length mash-up Beatle album from an alternate universe- "Everyday Chemistry" (that is, mash-ups of all the fab's post-Beatles recordings a la "Love" which are excellent btw) but then made up an outrageous cover story to make it sound semi-plausible. Good stuff. I want to believe! Maybe not a new Beatle album technically but an excellent addition to your growing Beatle bootleg/ mash-up collection. And the birth of a new genre- Beatle Sci-Fi. Download it- it's really good.  (Dec 8, 2009 | post #1)

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Quelling the Revolution: 'Neutralizing' John Lennon

It takes one to know one I guess.  (Dec 1, 2009 | post #2)

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Quelling the Revolution: 'Neutralizing' John Lennon

I appreciate this quick overview of John Lennon's political history by Mr. John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute, a man who claims to be a Constitutional attorney but looks to me like a very right-wing pro-Christian zealot who believes that we citizens should "foment change"- but his final suggestion here- that by shooting him Mark David Chapman "neutralized " John, that MDC was working for the FBI or the US government in some way, is completely unfounded and seems to rely solely on the fact that MDC took a "military stance" when he shot John. I'm sorry, that's not evidence. By 1980 John was not particularly dangerous to anyone politically or otherwise except perhaps himself. This seems to keep coming up and wonder how anyone can really justify this type of paranoia. But after checking out Mr. Whitehead's site and the blurb for his book "Stand and Fight: ItÂ’s Time for a Second American Revolution" I'm not really surprised. MDC was a lone nut and you know it, Mr. Whitehead.  (Dec 1, 2009 | post #1)

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Ellen Gray: New documentary shows Beatles' early days

Thanks, JZ. I don't much about much but I know me a few things about the Beatles.  (Nov 28, 2009 | post #60)

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Ellen Gray: New documentary shows Beatles' early days

I think it's truly amazing how one moron who makes one totally insane comment can steer an entire thread out into the desert of ridiculousness. "The Beatles On The Record" documentary which aired on the History Channel a few nights ago (which I believe was the stated topic of this thread) was interesting but mostly culled from previous sources and didn't really give us anything new. It was an overly compact examination of their career told through quotes that can mostly be heard in the Anthology. Some of the in-studio photos and videos were fairly rare but the between-take banter was really the prize- a product of the hours spent remastering the catalog and preparing tracks for Beatles Rock Band. I'd give it a "B" overall. On a side note- there will always be a certain group of people who will not hear or appreciate the simple genius of what the Beatles accomplished in seven short years. They hear the Beatles as passe and over-rated and there is little use in arguing with them. Personally, I pity their inability to enjoy not only some of the most effortlessly constructed, elegantly performed, and beautifully recorded music of their or any time but also the very complex and interesting story of the Beatles, their personalities, their rise and fall, and their effect on culture, not merely from a musical standpoint but also in terms of mindset. Sometimes beauty will fall on deaf ears. This is a Beatle world and we're lucky to live in it.  (Nov 27, 2009 | post #46)

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