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 on: May 26, 2016, 04:50:46 AM 
Started by Wayne L. - Last post by In My Life
Thanks, Kelley!  :)  Somehow I missed that when you posted it.

That's okay, Kathy! Did it work?

 on: May 26, 2016, 04:19:20 AM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Hello Goodbye
You should read Gatsby, Barry, and I'll give Catch-22 a try.   ;)

Nah!  I'm not gonna read it.  But that shouldn't stop you from reading Catch-22, one of the best anti-war novels ever written.

My son's class just finished The Diary of Anne Frank, and he didn't like it, which seriously disappointed me. Sounds like most of his peers didn't like it, either. I think they are just too immature (ages 13–14), which is rather ironic.

I find that odd too, Kathleen.  I guess Anne Frank's memoirs are way beyond the maturity level of today's adolescents.  She was in a different league entirely.

 on: May 26, 2016, 04:05:16 AM 
Started by nimrod - Last post by Hello Goodbye
Did you get enough to eat, Kev mate?

And was the captain's daughter,Josephine, on board?

I think I'm in love <sigh>

Welcome home, Kevin.  And remember...you remain an Englishman!

 on: May 26, 2016, 03:09:47 AM 
Started by Mrs JWL - Last post by In My Life

I bought my Kleenex today for my daughters' high school graduation ceremony (June 5). Given that even a few strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" makes me choke up, I will definitely be needing them.  ;D

It's good to be prepared! I think I'd better make sure to have some the day before, when I see Ringo. There's no telling how I'm going react. LOL

 on: May 26, 2016, 03:03:24 AM 
Started by nimrod - Last post by Moogmodule
Great photos Nim. Looks like a fun time was had.

That Marina hotel in Singapore is amazing isn't it.

 on: May 26, 2016, 01:56:43 AM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by In My Life
I'll give Catch-22 a try.   ;)

Good. You can tell me if it's boring.  :)

 on: May 26, 2016, 01:41:49 AM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by In My Life
Rock and Roll had some OK cuts. But I just can't get over the paleness of the singer on this compared to the one we heard in the early to mid 60s.

I've never actually listened to the whole thing but I've heard enough to say I agree with the above statements. I do like "Stand by Me" though. It just kind of hit me after hearing it for years. And as I was pondering whether I should even comment in this thread I heard that song on Pandora. The only album I know well is Imagine. I like it a lot, for the most part. I would even say that I need it.  :)

 on: May 26, 2016, 01:27:27 AM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar
Can't disagree on the message bit.  As compelling as it could be that tortured self-pity wasn't something to base a long term solo career on. And overall I find Imagine much more listenable and enjoyable.

I think I understand what you mean. Perhaps the pure and sincere John was shown in Plastic Ono Band and the John we have known before and after that album was a diluted John. It's said that sadness or crazyness tends to potentiate what we really are. However, I've always seen John as a brutally honest man, for good and for bad. And people change over the years, especially an unstable person like John. So I don't need to think that John was fake in 1970, 1963 or 1975; they are all just different versions of the same John. Maybe I have a different view about 1980, but that's just a personal opinion. My point is that I don't take the John we can hear in Plastic Ono Band; I prefer the John we have known before and after that brief period.

 on: May 26, 2016, 01:07:40 AM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar
My Favourite would be Imagine, I guess, but like others Im no fan of any Beatles solo work, I dont know, Ive tried ....

Maybe for me the magic just isnt there for me. Ive tried to analyze it but I cant.

I think the problem is that we tend to compare the solo works with the Beatles production as a band. I guess that's unavoidable for a fan. But that's not a surprise if we see the Beatles as the best band ever, so that each member had nothing to do but going down after the break up.

From that point of view, it's easy to think that their solo careers were worthless. Other fans, perhaps the most devoted ones, have a diametrically opposed position and still expect each solo release as if it was a new Beatles album from their glory days. Talking about me, I used to be closer to the first case than the second one. But now I'm more in a half-way, I've learned to appreciate some solo albums for what they are and not for what the Beatles were.

Anyway, there are not so many solo Beatles albums that I really like, since I usually listen to no more than half-dozen of those records; but I find that they're quite good even though the old magic is not there.

 on: May 26, 2016, 12:45:49 AM 
Started by nimrod - Last post by tkitna
Great pics Kev.  I'm jealous.  I doubt i'll ever get to do something as epic as that.

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