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Ken Bora
10-09-2010, 10:14 PM
Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one




happy birthday John

2tall
10-10-2010, 12:02 AM
Funny Ken, Ralph posted the first verse and ended with "Thanks John", on Facebook. The only reason he did not post the whole song, was we were at a roadside pull off on the way from Salt Lake to Taos, NM. He did not have time. What a great song, and I wish more folks would listen to it today!

BrianW
10-10-2010, 05:34 AM
Heard Yoko on the radio and she said if John were still alive, he'd probably still be writing music and "be very big on the Internet". Somehow that doesn't surprise me.

dnf777
10-10-2010, 06:07 AM
One of the greatest songs ever written, no doubt. Amazing that someone who smokes MJ could get out of bed and actually do something great? ;)

Maybe its not so destructive afterall?

RIP, John and George

Rock on Ringo and Paul

YardleyLabs
10-10-2010, 06:44 AM
One of the greatest songs ever written, no doubt. Amazing that someone who smokes MJ could get out of bed and actually do something great? ;)

Maybe its not so destructive afterall?

RIP, John and George

Rock on Ringo and Paul
I love John, and hate the way he was taken from us. But I'm not sure I would use John and Yoko as exhibits in a discussion of the benign side of drugs. Their apartment in NYC was the site of some pretty major drug deals for a lot of drugs other than MJ. These were not limited to purchases for personal use. That was where a number of dealers -- including one I knew -- got their supplies, whether or not John and Yoko were involved.

subroc
10-10-2010, 07:03 AM
I read the lyrics from that song and remember liking it when I was a young man. Now, with the reality of a lifetime of experience behind me, it appears he is describing the "Eloi" from the movie "The Time Machine."

M&K's Retrievers
10-10-2010, 08:25 AM
Hey, Subrock! Don't Bogart that joint.:cool:

dnf777
10-10-2010, 02:52 PM
I love John, and hate the way he was taken from us. But I'm not sure I would use John and Yoko as exhibits in a discussion of the benign side of drugs. Their apartment in NYC was the site of some pretty major drug deals for a lot of drugs other than MJ. These were not limited to purchases for personal use. That was where a number of dealers -- including one I knew -- got their supplies, whether or not John and Yoko were involved.

Personally, I never was a huge Beetles fan. Even less after their various solo careers. George Harrison was the only one I ever bought a disc of, and that was with the Traveling Wilburys.

Imagine and Yesterday are two of the greatest songs recorded, and thankfully, their manager had the sense to recognize "Yesterday" as a hit, and made him change the lyrics from some goofy comedy to the song we all know today. The musical score was almost wasted!

Other than those two songs, I can take them or leave them.

M&K's Retrievers
10-10-2010, 04:44 PM
Personally, I never was a huge Beetles fan. .....

Other than those two songs, I can take them or leave them.

Dave, you we're not probably not old enough to appreciate them.

Hermans Hermits, regards,:rolleyes:

dnf777
10-10-2010, 04:48 PM
Dave, you we're not probably not old enough to appreciate them.

Hermans Hermits, regards,:rolleyes:

Maybe not, but I'm old enough to appreciate Elvis, Simon &G, Jackie Gleason (comedian and band director) and Zeppelin, Amboy Dukes.....

I think I just don't care for the Beetles. (and I think McCartney's superbowl halftime show was the WORST, most boring, EVER)

subroc
10-10-2010, 05:06 PM
I am listening to the early Beatles (With The Beatles) right now. I have all their stuff. Thier early stuff is all I find myself playing.

M&K's Retrievers
10-10-2010, 07:34 PM
Personally, I never was a huge Beetles fan. .


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I think I just don't care for the Beetles.

Maybe you should listen to The Beatles.. I believe if you check, they out sold all of your favorites combined.:D

Speell cheque rigards,;-)

Ken Bora
10-10-2010, 08:19 PM
[quote=dnf777;688318]Maybe not, but I'm old enough to appreciate Elvis...[quote]

well that is it right there....

dnf777
10-10-2010, 08:31 PM
Maybe you should listen to The Beatles.. I believe if you check, they out sold all of your favorites combined.:D

Speell cheque rigards,;-)

Well, Michael Jackson has outsold just about everyone in world wide markets...don't like him either! :D

For best selling albums, the beatles best effort came in right between Alanis Morisette and Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, according to billboard.

wayne anderson
10-10-2010, 08:45 PM
Elvis was the biggie when I was in high school, Beetles when I was in college (3 yrs in military between H.S. and College). Liked them both, among others--Simon & Garfunkel included! But still country/western (old-time, Cash, Jennings, etc. not so much current) my favorite music.

M&K's Retrievers
10-10-2010, 10:44 PM
Well, Michael Jackson has outsold just about everyone in world wide markets...don't like him either! :D

For best selling albums, the beatles best effort came in right between Alanis Morisette and Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, according to billboard.

Jesus, Dave, can't you take a joke? I was just ribbing you. It won't happen again.

dnf777
10-11-2010, 04:47 AM
Jesus, Dave, can't you take a joke? I was just ribbing you. It won't happen again.

I can take a joke, and responded with another. Jeez!

Didn't you find it funny that they came in between Alanis and Sat. Nite fever? Even Meatloaf had a better selling album??? Shows how goofy the album sales can be. Different times too. Elvis wasn't even on the list, as far as I checked.

Any guess as to what country singer made the top 25? (the only one)

road kill
10-11-2010, 06:02 AM
Maybe not, but I'm old enough to appreciate Elvis, Simon &G, Jackie Gleason (comedian and band director) and Zeppelin, Amboy Dukes.....

I think I just don't care for the Beetles. (and I think McCartney's superbowl halftime show was the WORST, most boring, EVER)

The KING!!

That's him over to the left there, on my left in the pic.......


RK

david gibson
10-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Personally, I never was a huge Beetles fan. Even less after their various solo careers. George Harrison was the only one I ever bought a disc of, and that was with the Traveling Wilburys.

Imagine and Yesterday are two of the greatest songs recorded, and thankfully, their manager had the sense to recognize "Yesterday" as a hit, and made him change the lyrics from some goofy comedy to the song we all know today. The musical score was almost wasted!

Other than those two songs, I can take them or leave them.

pretty rare that i play the spelling card, but that tells me a lot.

"other than those two songs, I can take them or leave them"

interesting, "Imagine" was after he was in his solo career. not a Beatles song.

"Yesterday" is the most recorded song ever, if i recall - or at least it was at one point. no argument there.

but to write off the rest of their collective work as mediocre is amazing. i have truly never known anyone like you. even my curmudgeon dad of 84 who hated the mopheads in their day now recognizes their collective genius.....:rolleyes:

as far as "Imagine" - who, i mean really WHO in the entire world could have done a better job than Neil Young singing that song just 10 days after 9/11? a man with his own incredible lifetime body of legendary musical achievements chose to sing a song written by someone else. a selfless act executed flawlessly.

but i digress... ;-)

dnf777
10-12-2010, 05:03 PM
"other than those two songs, I can take them or leave them"


but to write off the rest of their collective work as mediocre is amazing.



How does my saying "I can take them or leave them" or "I just don't care for them" mutate into my saying "their collective work is mediocre"?

Are we not allowed to have our own personal tastes in music around you?
They are without a doubt, one of the most influential, greatest groups in the history of human entertainment.....I just don't care for most of thier stuff. I apologize if I've violated one of Gibson's edicts.