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 on: August 14, 2017, 12:17:43 AM 
Started by KC - Last post by Matt
This is a really good article for anyone interested in learning more about the eclipse:

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/b/astronomy/archive/2014/08/05/25-facts-you-should-know-about-the-august-21-2017-total-solar-eclipse.aspx

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 on: August 13, 2017, 11:32:30 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by Gant
I love  that cover of Dear Prudence...

Always liked I've Just Seen a Face.. Makes me think of Dylan..

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 on: August 13, 2017, 06:41:32 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by KC
P.S. Sorry not sure how to embed videos on here (it's been a while since I tried to do anything technical on here!)

You may find guidance in this thread ... :)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10316.0

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 on: August 13, 2017, 01:31:32 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by allycat
How about our favourite cover versions of Beatles songs ?

I recently heard Wilson Pickett's Hey Jude.. I'd forgotten just how magnificent this is..

I defy anyone not to appreciate Siouxsie and the Banshees' version of Dear Prudence ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6rrTROoZIw

P.S. Sorry not sure how to embed videos on here (it's been a while since I tried to do anything technical on here!)

 25 
 on: August 13, 2017, 01:21:11 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by allycat
I loved Harvey's performance, too.

I never heard of Domino Harvey. Interesting, sad story:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domino_Harvey


The name rang a bell when I remembered there was a film that came out soon after her death starring Keira Knightley as Domino. The wrong choice for actress I think but might be interesting to watch, or a documentary on her life if there is one.

 26 
 on: August 13, 2017, 01:19:33 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by allycat
And that's why I wanted to do it. It wasn't just Trump though -- candidate Clinton was every bit as much of a "Manchuarian Candidate", if not more so. One thing for sure, our political system is a wreck with way too much corporate influence, as can be seen in the 2004 Manchuarian Candidate remake.

I haven't seen the remake. It'll be hard to try and watch it now I know the original is so good!

P.S. Know what you mean about the political system being a wreck ... many people feel that way in Britain  :-[

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 on: August 12, 2017, 09:21:47 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by Matt
When we were talking earlier about some songs that highlight Ringo as a great drummer, I would add Day Tripper to the list if it's not there already. I love Ringo's intro to the song and he has some great fills. And if I'd ever known that John played that riff, I'd forgotten.

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 on: August 12, 2017, 03:23:49 AM 
Started by Matt - Last post by Doug
Song of the Day:

Day Tripper

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/VVgVqAT_RLA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/VVgVqAT_RLA</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Lxxtk7E4aKo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Lxxtk7E4aKo</a>

This is as close as I can get at his point in my life to being obsessed with a Beatles song. It's such a, pardon the expression, badass song. It's built around one of the Beatles' best guitar riffs. The lyrics are simple but highly suggestive, and sung very coolly by John Lennon.

Trivia:

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The song was a knowing reference to the burgeoning drugs-based counterculture of the mid-1960s. 'Day tripper' was a slang term for someone who failed to fully embrace the hippy lifestyle.

    "That's mine. Including the lick, the guitar break and the whole bit. It's just a rock 'n' roll song. Day trippers are people who go on a day trip, right? Usually on a ferryboat or something. But it was kind of - you know, you're just a weekend hippie. Get it?"

John Lennon, 1980
All We Are Saying, David Sheff


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    "Day Tripper was to do with tripping. Acid was coming in on the scene, and often we'd do these songs about 'the girl who thought she was it'... But this was just a tongue-in-cheek song about someone who was a day tripper, a Sunday painter, Sunday driver, somebody who was committed only in part to the idea. Whereas we saw ourselves as full-time trippers, fully committed drivers, she was just a day tripper."

Paul McCartney
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles

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The lyrics employed other double meanings. "She's a big teaser" was originally "She's a prick teaser", though they never seriously considered recording it like that.

    "I remember with the prick teasers we thought, That'd be fun to put in. That was one of the great things about collaborating, you could nudge-nudge, wink-wink a bit, whereas if you're sitting on your own, you might not put it in."

Paul McCartney
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles
from beatlesbible.com


And apparently John Lennon plays the guitar solo, which was certainly not his specialty, and it sounds pretty darn good. As for the writing of the song, it's almost all John, but Paul helped out, though to what extent I'm not sure.

Here's Paul McCartney performing the song live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB6pVG2OmVU


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 on: August 12, 2017, 03:12:26 AM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by The Schofield Kid
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7178034/?ref_=nv_sr_1

I just stumbled across this series on Netflix. Clint appears in the first episode. It only runs for 32 minutes and it's very interesting.

It's similar to Inside The Actor's Studio. It was probably made early last year because they talk about American Sniper, not Sully as Clint's latest film.

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 on: August 11, 2017, 03:16:44 PM 
Started by Elizabeth77 - Last post by TWOMULES
Beautiful photos and wonderful memories Raewyn. :)

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