On this day in music history: February 21, 1966 - “Nowhere Man” by The Beatles is released. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is recorded October 21 - 22, 1965 in Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios in London. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is the twenty fourth US single for the legendary rock band from Liverpool, UK. Composed primarily by John Lennon, he comes up with the song after spending five hours trying to write something without success. Finally, the words and melody come to him all at once. Lennon shows what he’s come up with to McCartney, who helps him complete the song. “Nowhere Man” represents another departure for The Beatles, with Lennon and McCartney writing more introspective material, moving away from the subject matter of their earlier work which focused more on love and romance. Another one of the songs’ crowning touches is the dual guitar solo played by George Harrison and John Lennon on a pair of matching ‘61 sonic blue Fender Stratocasters, purchased for them by their roadie Mal Evans from Grimwoods Music in Whitstable, Kent. When the song is mixed, Lennon and Harrison asks producer George Martin and engineer Norman Smith, double the amount of treble on the guitars to create an even brighter and cutting sound that is instantly apparent on the finished recording. Originally a track on the UK version of “Rubber Soul, the song is left off of the US version of the album and is instead released as a stand alone single backed with the country flavored "What Goes On” (#81 Pop) sung by Ringo Starr, also extracted from the UK version of “Rubber Soul”. “Nowhere Man” peaks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 26, 1966. Both songs make their US album debut on the compilation “Yesterday And Today” in June of 1966. “Nowhere Man” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
The main thing was the tiredness, which swaddled her and stayed… Everywhere her vision doubled and trebled, and her head sagged with the weight of it. Everything kept occurring all at once, each thing on top of the last.
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“And Mrs. Coulter drew herself up, and snapped her fingers to the Specter feeding on the witch’s
daemon. The little snow bunting daemon lay twitching on the rock as the Specter moved toward the
witch herself, and then whatever Lena Feldt had undergone before was doubled and trebled and
multiplied a hundredfold.”
“Look, whatever the old guys are paying you, I can pay you double. Treble. A hundred times. Whatever they’re giving you, I can give you so much more.” She smiled, a perfect, roguish, Lucy Ricardo smile. “You name it, honey. What do you need?” She began to undo the buttons of her blouse. “Hey,” she said. “You ever wanted to see Lucy’s tits?”
It just dawned on me that the Sazabi’s symbol could be both a Trebel Clef and a stylized lowercase ancient Greek letter “Phi”, while the Nightingale’s symbol is a stylized uppercase letter “Phi”.
Is it possible that the Sazabi/Nightingale is really the Phi Gundam with a mono-eye-make-over a-la Sinanju? There’s nothing that implies that fact is canon, but the differences in the Sazabi/Nightingale’s symbols caught my eye and I started speculating. What do you think?
Also - some interesting side notes on the Trebel Clef:
“Treble refers to tones whose frequency or range is at the higher end of human hearing. In music this corresponds to “high notes”. The treble clef is often used to notate such notes… The term “treble” derives from the Latin triplum, used in 13th century motets to indicate the third and highest range…
A clef (from French: clef “key”) is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes. Placed on one of the lines at the beginning of the stave, it indicates the name and pitch of the notes on that line… Where the G-clef is placed on the second line of the stave, it is called the treble clef. This is the most common clef used today, and the only G-clef still in use. For this reason, the terms G-clef and trebleclef are often seen as synonymous.
From Google’s dictionary functions:
consisting of three parts; threefold. “the fish were caught with large treble hooks dragged through the water”
three times as much or as many. “the tip was at least treble what she would normally have given”
a threefold quantity or thing, in particular.
a number or amount that is three timesas large as a contrasting or usual number or amount. “by virtue of having paid treble, he had a double room to himself”
make or become three times as large or numerous. “rents were doubled and probably trebled”
The idea of paying it forward is an old one that is always valid. In many ways, this loss is an example of that for all of us who love this club. How we react to this failure will be quite different for each supporter, and always personal. […] And so, simply enough, the reaction is “Thank you,” or “Gracies, equip,” in keeping with the correct tone and language. Thank you for doing all that you could, thank you for bringing the people who follow your exploits so much joy. Thank you for making the phrase “double treble” part of the vernacular. Thank you for playing so well that a thing such as “double treble,” a fundamental absurdity, could even be a possibility.–Kevin Williams
Prompt: imagine that modern au! bilbo and bard are friends and they
both want to meet the other one’s boyfriend so they plan a double date except
of course it turns out that it’s hate at first sight between thorin and
thranduil and that date is an absolute distaster, they keep glaring at
eachother and saying vicious remarks and thranduil leaves before dessert ‘cause
he’s a fucking drama queen and bard stays for a while after that but almost
punches thorin when he starts to offend thranduil and bilbo’s just crossed with
everyone at this point
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A Barduil Bagginshield dinner reservation
“So we’ll see you guys at eight yeah?” Bard double, treble
checked with his friend.
“Yep, so long as our sitter doesn’t bail, or yours.” Bilbo
replied, Bard could hear him bustling around in his house.
“I would say we should throw them all in together, but god
could you even imagine what Tilda and Frodo would get up to if left together?”
Bard joked (although really he could hardly imagine the mischief that would
“I dread to think.” Bilbo agreed. “Also, five kids, what sitter
in their right mind would agree to that.”
“I wouldn’t and four of them are mine, well, mine and
Thranduil’s, but ours now really, I mean– ” Bard tripped over himself, not wanting
to give away his news before he could tell his friend in person.
“I get it you’re all one big happy family, Legolas is
basically your son, your kids love the mysterious Thranduil yadda yadda yadda.”
Bilbo interrupted his tongue tied friend.
“God I always forget that you’ve never actually met him, how
is that even possible.” Bard chuckled, two years really is a long time for
Thranduil to manage to evade Bard’s friend, but then, most of the time he was genuinely
busy, or they couldn’t get a sitter so Thranduil would watch them while Bard
met up with his friend, and sometimes Thranduil was just avoiding of course.
“Your boyfriend is always ‘busy’.” Bilbo joked, and Bard
could hear the air quotes from his sarcastic friend.
“Yeah well, he’s promised to be sociable this evening.” Bard
“Did you threaten to withhold sex?” Bilbo asked, only half
“No, why would I punish myself as well.” Bard laughed. “I
did the exact opposite.” Bard grinned down the phone, making his friend laugh.
“And I’ll finally get to meet Thorin, how did you get him to agree to come
tonight?” Bard asked, neither of them had the most sociable other halves.