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#1021 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

It's all too hysterical.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

What say we all get together at Strawberry Fields at the summer solstice, drop some psychedelics and hash this out once & for all? :cool:
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#1023 hollywood

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

What say we all get together at Strawberry Fields at the summer solstice, drop some psychedelics and hash this out once & for all? :cool:

I think Burning Man is coming up. Would that (secret) venue suffice?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

It's all too hysterical.


I believe you mean "It's All Too Much".
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

And get a load of this. (TCNJ is The College of New Jersey.)

Again, I'm not necessarily endorsing this stuff (especially undergraduate prattle by any undergraduate other than my former self), just pointing out its existence.


I have to say that I pretty much agree with that undergrad's analysis (although I think attributing the integral rock band to Great Britain's history of fellowship among seamen is a bit much).

Which I guess isn't surprising, since all her sources think the same way I do.
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#1026 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

I really have to read it?

#1027 ghostrider

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:44 PM


What say we all get together at Strawberry Fields at the summer solstice, drop some psychedelics and hash this out once & for all? :cool:

I think Burning Man is coming up. Would that (secret) venue suffice?

Sounds a little too frantic for someone of my advanced years, from what I've seen, but I'm willing to consider it. :lol:
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#1028 Sneakeater

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

I really have to read it?


Absolutely NOT.

(It really is a pretty good summary of the received wisdom on this side of the pond, though.) (Except for that howler about British seamanship.)
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#1029 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

In the fall of 1966, a thousand demonstrators present at an antiwar protest sang “Yellow Submarine” in a communion of hippies and activists, students and nonstudents.


Thus hastening the end of the conflict, nine years later. :lol:

Best quote in the piece comes from Derek Taylor, their press officer, right at the end: "The Beatles are not a pop group. They are an abstraction—a repository for many things."

Exactly right. "Repository" is especially apt.

#1030 g.johnson

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

I really have to read it?

No. She thinks Liverpool was in economic decline because of the war. (And the word "catholic" is never mentioned.)
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#1031 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

The group ideal flourished in Great Britain because of the importance of the national sea culture, with the romantic archetype of sailor buddies together aboard a ship.


What is she insinuating? :lol:

Also...

the concept of an integrated collective band of colleagues was a relatively new idea in music


plus...

a singular phenomenon of mass hysteria known as Beatlemania developed


suggest her coursework didn't go back much before Elvis Presley.

#1032 Sneakeater

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

It shows she didn't read this thread.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

The group ideal flourished in Great Britain because of the importance of the national sea culture, with the romantic archetype of sailor buddies together aboard a ship.


What is she insinuating? :lol:


I'm going to be thinking about this when I see Billy Budd next month.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

Isn't this when someone tells the goatee tale?

Oh:
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#1035 g.johnson

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

The group ideal flourished in Great Britain because of the importance of the national sea culture, with the romantic archetype of sailor buddies together aboard a ship.


What is she insinuating? :lol:

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