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 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.

 on: May 26, 2016, 12:41:15 AM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Normandie

They're still assigning The Great Gatsby in high school, huh?  I think I'm the only person in the United States who hasn't read the book.  And I didn't read it because I thought it was boring.  But how would I know it was boring if I didn't read it?

You should read Gatsby, Barry, and I'll give Catch-22 a try.   ;)

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.

Also, my elder daughter didn't make it through all of Sister Carrie -- which I had personally recommended to her for for her independent read for AP English -- and just bluffed her way through the presentation.

Oh, well. At least I have copies of both and can enjoy them myself. 

 on: May 26, 2016, 12:41:15 AM 
Started by Euan Buchan - Last post by In My Life
I ordered Ringo's book Photograph today...finally!

 on: May 26, 2016, 12:36:35 AM 
Started by nimrod - Last post by Normandie
Rule No 1 Kathy

Never cruise during school holidays   ;D

A-ha! Very good point.

and it helps if the ship has 6 pools like ours did

I'm sure! I just read that the new Harmony of the Seas, purportedly the world's largest cruise ship, has 23 pools. That seems excessive to me. Six sounds like a much more reasonable number.  :)

 on: May 26, 2016, 12:34:28 AM 
Started by Wayne L. - Last post by Normandie
Sending a little Beatles sunshine to NoDak...

Thanks, Kelley!  :)  Somehow I missed that when you posted it.

 on: May 26, 2016, 12:32:43 AM 
Started by Mrs JWL - Last post by Normandie

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

 on: May 26, 2016, 12:30:53 AM 
Started by KEROUAC - Last post by Normandie

Wow, I have a lot more Beatles reading to do than I thought.   ;) 

 on: May 25, 2016, 10:18:33 PM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Klang
I'll never forgive them for breaking up.

They needed a break, not a break up.

As most have opined, they were at their best as a team. There should have been a mutually agreed to temporary break and probable reformation, instead of the rancorous mess that took place. Well, water under the bridge now.


 on: May 25, 2016, 09:56:54 PM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Moogmodule
Of course each one can have its own opinion about the album. And sure, Rock 'N' Roll was a minor work even in John's short solo career. But I like listening to the nostalgic John, even though I'm not a big fan of 1950's rock & roll. When I listen to that album I don't expect a masterpiece, I just have fun as I feel John is having fun too.

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.

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