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« Reply #460 on: October 20, 2005, 04:30:20 AM »

1 Honey Pie
2 I Will
3 Birthday

Can you imagine what George must have felt like when he found out about Manson's interpretation of their music, and especially his song, "Piggies"? He must have felt like the whole world had gone crazy.

Manson thought "Honey Pie" was written for him.  That's how crazy he was.
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« Reply #461 on: October 20, 2005, 04:39:05 AM »

Oops.. missed a round. My two picks went thankfully.  :) Thank god Prudence survived..

1   I Will
2   Piggies


3   Honey Pie
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« Reply #462 on: October 20, 2005, 05:47:26 AM »

1. Piggies
2. Honey Pie
3. I Will
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« Reply #463 on: October 20, 2005, 11:45:14 AM »

1. Honey Pie
2. I Will ( like this but must go when compared to piggies and Happiness )
3. Birthday ( best birthday song ever but still not best here)

Glad Helter Skelter went through  >:D

Manson is one scary MF.

American comedian Rich Hall has a show on BBC called the Rich Hall Fishing Show set on a Scottish Loch. Manson is a recurring character " I'm A Charles Manson not THE Charles Manson " he complains when his identity is pointed out. In one episode he is selling ceiling fans from a trailer/caravan, when it's pointed out he has a swastika on his forehead he claims it is a tatoo of a ceiling fan.  ;D

Odd show but quite funny, each show ends with Canadian Mike Wilmot and Hall interviewing a minor UK celebrity(usually an irritating one) on a rowing boat. They are rowed out on the loch and then dispatched in the style of Fredo in Godfather 2  ::)
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« Reply #464 on: October 20, 2005, 04:28:54 PM »

This review of The Beatles: The Biography, by Bob Spitz, appeared in the New York Times today ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/20/books/20masl.html

That book is nearly a thousand pages long!  :o
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« Reply #465 on: October 20, 2005, 04:51:48 PM »


That book is nearly a thousand pages long! :o

Sounds like the perfect book to bring to the island.
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« Reply #466 on: October 20, 2005, 05:30:04 PM »

Great news! The John Lennon: Imagine DVD is finally being released again.  It's been out of print for years, and bootleg copies were being sold in the vicinity of $50 on eBay.



John Lennon: Imagine

I'm not good at reviewing movies, but I found an excellent customer review on Amazon:

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December 8, 1980 - New York City
"John Lennon, the guiding spirit of The Beatles, dead tonight at 40."

Those immortal words at the end of the movie bring tears to everyone who was a fan of John Lennon. I remember hearing and seeing that news report from a hospital bed at 6 years old. It was and always will be a tragic memory. The man who resurfaced after a 5 year absence with a powerhouse of music destined for new life had been cut short just a few hours after an interview where he said:

"My work won't be finished until I'm dead and buried. And I hope that's a long, long time."

The long time was 2-3 hours.

The movie is an intimate portrait of Lennon's life and legacy. It exposes the chaos behind the myth, as well as the genius behind the man. With all the tales from friends, associates, Paul, George, Ringo, and George Martin on "The Beatles Anthology," this one focuses on Lennon's life in his own words and home videos. Taken directly from the archives of the man himself, there has never been a better documentary on Lennon. From Liverpool beginnings to the end in New York City, watch the boy become a superstar, the superstar into a man, and the man become a legend.

Remember John Lennon 1940 - 1980

Robert Eldridge (...)

This is an amazing, deeply powerful and moving documentary. If you haven't seen it yet... pre-order your copy now.
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« Reply #467 on: October 20, 2005, 05:45:31 PM »

Let's do the time warp again.... Let It Be DVD


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Availability: This title will be released on December 31, 1969. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives

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I'm hoping this means that it's coming out sometime this year.... just a typo. *Fingers crossed.*
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« Reply #468 on: October 20, 2005, 06:00:24 PM »

That time is kind of "zero hour" on computer clocks, isn't it!  :D
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« Reply #469 on: October 20, 2005, 06:10:58 PM »

1. Piggies
2. Honey Pie
3. I Will

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« Reply #470 on: October 20, 2005, 07:52:25 PM »

That ends Round 35. This time we lose "I Will" and "Honey Pie".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-SIX

All the songs this round are from The Beatles (The White Album).

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Savoy Truffle" (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
2.  "Martha My Dear" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "Long, Long, Long" (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
4.   "I'm So Tired" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "The Continuing Story of Buffalo Bill*" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney, Harrison, Starr and Ono


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.



*EDIT:  "The Continuing Story of BUNGALOW Bill". Thanks LP.  :)
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« Reply #471 on: October 20, 2005, 08:08:12 PM »

Tough round for me, because I love three of the five songs.

1) Martha My Dear
2)  The Continuing Story of Buffalo Bill (Yoko's vocals really annoy the hell out of me on this song. They're like nails on a chalkboard.)

3)  Savoy Truffle  :o

I've surprised myself this round. I've always considered "Savoy Truffle" one of my favorite songs on the White Album, but listening to the gentle beauty of "Long, Long, Long" has me thinking it would be a crime to vote it off. "Savoy Truffle" is still one of my favorite tracks, and up there in my top Harrison favorites.
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« Reply #472 on: October 20, 2005, 11:34:44 PM »

1- Martha,My Dear
2- The Continuing Story of Buffalo Bill
3- Long,Long,Long
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« Reply #473 on: October 21, 2005, 12:37:51 AM »

I'm with Matt on this one... for the same reasons

1   Martha My Dear
2   The Continuing Story Of Buffalo Bill


3   Savoy Truffle
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« Reply #474 on: October 21, 2005, 04:07:17 AM »

The Continuing Story Of Buffalo Bill
Martha My Dear

Savoy Truffle
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« Reply #475 on: October 21, 2005, 06:20:12 AM »

1 Martha My Dear
2 Savoy Truffle
3 The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill


I love "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
", even with Yoko's "vocals" because I think they're supposed to be grating.  I think it's those little touches, all these things that shouldn't have worked but which do, that make The White Album my favorite Beatles album behind Revolver.

I'm glad "Piggies" made it to the next round... it must have been close.
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« Reply #476 on: October 21, 2005, 12:35:16 PM »

1. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill - hate to be pedantic folks but that is the correct title, as in a bungalow being a dwelling on ground level hence the gag "bungalow" (nothing upstairs) Bill, an idiot.

2. Martha My Dear

3. I'm So Tired
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« Reply #477 on: October 21, 2005, 12:42:02 PM »

Bungalow Bill

Gah!  :D

Sorry everyone. That shows you how much I listen to that one. It usually gets the "fast forward" treatment. Fortunately, it looks like it's not going to be around much longer.

Thanks for the catch, LP.  ;)
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« Reply #478 on: October 21, 2005, 12:54:48 PM »


I'm glad "Piggies" made it to the next round... it must have been close.

Very close. It just managed to scrape through by one vote.
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« Reply #479 on: October 21, 2005, 01:13:58 PM »

Nae bother Matt  ;)

I actually enjoy the humour in this song. Apparently the Bill of the title was a big game hunter encountered by the Beatles in India - judging by the tone of the song I assume the fab four did not share his views on animal welfare.

Favourite line :

"He went out Tiger hunting with his Elephant and gun,
Incase of accidents he always took his Mum"

The "ay up!" that segues into While My Guitar Gently Weeps, reminds me of the kind of catchphrase a British music-hall comedian might use. It's a kind of informal greeting used in North England ( apologies to anyone from north England if this is wrong :))
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