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Offline rjarsenault1101

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whose your favorite beatle, and why?
« on: February 02, 2013, 11:59:01 PM »
Im just curious. Mines john lennon.

If you really wanna be an over acheiver, you can write a 5 paragraph essay as to why you like that one.

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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 12:03:42 AM »
no need for an essay...I like George...just cause... 8)

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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 02:10:28 AM »
Im just curious. Mines john lennon.

If you really wanna be an over acheiver, you can write a 5 paragraph essay as to why you like that one.

I like Paul Lennon the best

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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 02:53:39 AM »
Hm...I've always had a soft spot for John Lennon. His songwriting skills were just great. :)

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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 09:18:36 AM »
I too like John Lennon. He indeed writes beautiful lyrics and I am very impressed by his writings.
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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 04:32:47 PM »
"Anytime I feel my head start to swell I just look at Ringo and I know we're not supermen"

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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 06:35:53 PM »
Paul McCartney. I think just being dead gives some bias towards Lennon.

Overachievement lecture:

McCartney's music generally tends to be more upbeat than Lennon. A perfect example is Maxwell's Silver Hammer, one of my favorites. It's about Maxwell going around and murdering people while still managing to be one of the most upbeat of all of them.

I think Lennon can be 'deeper' in some of his lyrical capabilities, but some of that perspective is also based on philosophical over-thinking on our part. "Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup" was written down while his wife was lecturing him about something and he wasn't listening ("words are flowing out" = "You won't stop talking"?). Along those lines, many of his pieces seem to be more drug influenced than 'deep'. I don't really have anything against drug use, I've done enough that I'm not in a position to judge :-X. I just think that it is, again, overly credited as lyrical philosophy.

In 1965-67 is when they were doing LSD. McCartney apparently used it a few times, Lennon seemed to be more of a regular. He even took it while they were recording Sgt. Peppers, although this apparently was accidental. The others ended up stopping the recording session. Lennon then moved on to heroine, several songs on The Beatles album seem to refer to it.

For me, I look at some of the songs he wrote during his different drug periods. Many are generally accepted as him talking about the drugs, but great nonetheless. This is all much more theoretical and assumptive than true knowledge though.

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Offline rjarsenault1101

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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013, 08:14:44 PM »
that's a good point. but who says the original mccartney isn't dead? note at the end of strawberry fields lennon says "I buried paul"? except he's actually saying cranberry sauce. but I digress. I don't like lennon because he's dead. I like him because he lives O.o

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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #8 on: March 02, 2013, 10:52:22 PM »
I don't like lennon because he's dead. I like him because he lives O.o

That's deep. Like Lennon. In the grave.
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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 02:57:36 AM »
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Re: whose your favorite beatle, and why?
«Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 12:16:34 PM »
Paul McCartney. I think just being dead gives some bias towards Lennon.


I think the bias comes from John being more than just a musician..... he was a sacrificial lamb('the way things are going they're going to crusify me')