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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:27 PM   #61
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:28 PM   #62
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Sadly, the number is much higher now. Many more than were killed in the Civil War... on both sides!
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:29 PM   #63
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:30 PM   #64
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I still want that stinky ol' tooth...

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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:34 PM   #65
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Super cool tweet today:

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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:44 PM   #66
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The Wu-Tang Clan is absolutely one of my favorites and I grew up with them, so that was soooooooooo awesome to read Maia!!!

I am loving this spam! Let's just keep it going! I'll be posting tons more stuff early in the am. Today was just a beautiful day.
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:46 PM   #67
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Speaking of people being too young...

TODAY IS MS. SCRUFFIE'S BIRTHDAY, TOO!!

Happy Birthday to Menlove's Fashionista, Apple Scruff!!

Yassss!!! That's right I share a birthday with the greatest! I'm honored! And thank you Ms. Maia. I guess I'm not too old yet.
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:47 PM   #68
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That photo of John and Liza was taken at The Factory in 1978. Obviously taken the same day as this more famous pic:

I'm so grateful to have such inciteful Beatle friends in my life. Thanks Maia for that info!
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 07:50 PM   #69
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John doesn't look too happy sitting next to Liza. But she's pretty over-bearing, so I can't blame him. John once talked some $#!t about Judy Garland, didn't he? The interview escapes me at the mo', but I seem to recall him talking like she was some old-fashioned has-been.

I'm sure he would've lived to regret that...
John was blunt. But in some ways, I don't think he meant it mean-spiritedly because he often said harsh things about himself. His honesty was biting- and some of his thoughts weren't always on point- but let's be honest MOST of them were completely accurate, no lies detected, TRUTH.
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OMG I loooove this one!
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John was blunt. But in some ways, I don't think he meant it mean-spiritedly because he often said harsh things about himself. His honesty was biting- and some of his thoughts weren't always on point- but let's be honest MOST of them were completely accurate, no lies detected, TRUTH.
Exactly! Too bad more people don't understand that.

Btw, I looked up the Judy Garland thing. He was smashed at a show and was calling her "Judy Garbage." Brash young thing.

Judy Garland once lived at The Dakota, oddly enough.
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That's a nice one .... rebel and a private!
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Sometimes he has been abominably rude to me. I remember once attending a recording session at E.M.I. studios in St John’s Wood. The Beatles were on the studio floor and I was with their recording manager George Martin in the control room. The intercom was on and I remarked that there was some sort of flaw in Paul’s voice in the number ‘Till There Was You’.

John heard it and bellowed back: ‘We’ll make the record. You just go on counting your percentages.’ And he meant it. I was terribly annoyed and hurt because it was in front of all the recording staff and the rest of the Beatles. We all looked at one another and felt uncomfortable and John turned away, indicating that there was no apology coming. I left the studios in a sort of sullen rage.

Later we had it out, but he told me quite emphatically that it was not cruelly intended and only meant in fun. He is a full and generous person and I cannot think of anyone I admire or like better.

— Brian Epstein, A Cellarful of Noise. (1964)
I don't think I could have handled John on a personal level 'til I was about 30 or so. He was hardcore... but "a full and generous person." Great share, Scruffie!
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 11:29 PM   #77
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The very cool Kenwood blog recently posted about John's chess table that Pete Shotton is currently putting up for auction. Click here for a photo of the table.

Here's what Pete has to say about it:

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This table was made specially for John when he moved into his house on St George’s Hill, Weybridge in 1964. It was the centre piece and focal point of his enormous lounge. Many of the world’s most famous musicians and rock stars sat at this table with John, including, of course, The Beatles. John loved this table, not only for its unusual design and beauty, but also because it served a very practical purpose for him. When he invariably used his guitar to compose a song he loved to sit on the floor with his legs crossed with the guitar in his lap, and sitting by this table was his favourite position because it was just the right height for him to rest his paper on to write the lyrics. My association with John is well documented. As his closest and lifelong friend I spent a great amount of time staying at his house and over the years up till 1968 when he met Yoko and moved to London. I sat with him many times at the table while he created some of his greatest compositions. Unfortunately my memory is fading these days regarding all the songs he wrote in my presence, however, the specific ones I do remember were I’m Only Sleeping, Ticket To Ride, Day Tripper, Sexy Sadie and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. I had been living at his house for about 6 or 7 months when one evening in 1968 he said he fancied a bit of female company and would I mind if he asked Yoko Ono over. We had stayed up all the previous night and all day as I told him I didn’t care what he did as I was going to have an early night. He told me that there was something about her that he liked but would I stay up till after she arrived in case he wasn’t comfortable with her. When she arrived by taxi, the first place John took her was into the lounge where the three of us sat round this table. I made some tea for us, and then after about half an hour John gave me a pre-arranged signal that he was ok, so I got to bed at last! That was the night that they fell in love! When John and Yoko moved to London and he put the house up for sale, he moved some of his furniture including the ‘chess’ table to a house he owned in nearby Esher. I moved into this house shortly afterwards and eventually bought it from him, including the contents, which is how I came to own the table. Unfortunately a number of the tiles got cracked and discoloured over the years so I had to have the tiles replaced in order to restore it to its original condition. However, the cast iron frame is the original one and I consider that what I did was the same thing as a car being restored from its chassis. This table would not only be a beautiful addition to any home but would also be a wonderful ‘conversation piece’ with its amazing history.
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i was out of commission yesterday..missed the b-day party sooo....

Happy Birthday to John, Sean, Scruffie ()...and to my late Daddy, I love you and miss you everyday.
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I don't think I could have handled John on a personal level 'til I was about 30 or so. He was hardcore... but "a full and generous person." Great share, Scruffie!
don't know if i could have held up with his intellectual musings...but i could have def matched him on the smart ass turf, so in my bones..and my brothers, they can be unrelenting...but he was hardcore.
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