Okay so I was in the London Beatles shop, because it’s not far from where I live, and they’ve brought in some new statues… honestly I’m fucking terrified lOOK AT THEM,, id pay £125 for Satan on my shelf.
i have so many things to say about this…in the first one wtf is wrong with ringos face like he looks like a pterodactyl… and georges lack of eyebrows just make him compeletly unrecognizable and i hate the way paul is looking at john…then in the second ringo looks like hes been kidnapped and forced to be there…and judging by georges teeth im assuming hes the one that bit off johns legs
<b>John:</b> Good night, Paul.<p/><b>Paul (closing his eyes):</b> Good night, John.<p/><b>John:</b> *stays watching Paul sleep for a few seconds*<p/><b>Paul (still with eyes closed):</b> John.<p/><b>John:</b> Yes?<p/><b>Paul:</b> stop looking at me.<p/><b>John (still looking at Paul):</b> I'm not looking at you.<p/><b>Paul:</b> Yes, you are.<p/><b>John:</b> Ok.<p/><b></b> *Some minutes later*<p/><b>Paul:</b> *opens his eyes and sees that John is still staring at him*<p/><b>John:</b> I'm sorry, Paul. I'm going to sleep.<p/><b>Paul:</b> You can look. It's hard not to do, you know.<p/><b>John:</b> Oh, really? So I'll never look at you again! *rolls over the bed and close his eyes, pretending to sleep*<p/><b></b> *Seconds later*<p/><b>Paul:</b> Jooohn<p/><b>John:</b> Hmm<p/><b>Paul:</b> You'll really never look at me again?<p/><b>John (with muffled voice):</b> I'll look sometimes.<p/><b>Paul *smiles*:</b> Good night, John.<p/><b>John:</b> Good night.<p/></p>
Let’s talk about the second John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Paris Trip
@mclennonwasreal and I were talking about this second magical and mystery tour and realized that a post about this trip would be interesting for general cultural curiosity of the shippers.
In 1966, John Lennon left the filming of How I Won The War to have a break in Paris, and he met Paul McCartney there.
Apparently Paul was wearing a disguise to escape the attention of the fans:
“They measure you and match the colour of your hair, so it was like a genuine moustache with real glue. And I had a couple of pairs of glasses made with clear lenses, which just made me look a bit different. I put a long blue overcoat on and slicked my hair back with Vaseline and just wandered around and of course nobody recognised me at all. It was good, it was quite liberating for me”. (Paul McCartney - Many Years From Now, Barry Miles)
This trip happened 5 years after the trip John and Paul had in 1961 in Paris, and “it was an echo of the trip John and I made to Paris for his twenty-first birthday” (Paul McCartney - Many Years From Now, Barry Miles).
If Paul was wearing this disguise, he probably was looking like on the first photo. And as John was filming How I Won The War, he was looking like on the second photo.
Now imagine these two walking in Paris looking like this.
Lol- read as if it was a polish word and not ‘el-oh-el’ when spoken often indicates ridiculing rather than just laughter or means calling someone an idiot
Leming- someone who believes everything they see on the internet and without thinking follows others
Żal.pl (read ‘żal pe-el’) or żal- used similarly to cringe
Looknąć/luknąć- to look at something
Looz blues/ spoko- means that everything is alright
Loszka- a girl
Lovelas-a guy that brags about easily getting with women
Loża szyderców- a group of people making fun of something
Dafuq- a way of spelling 'the fuck?’
D.A.N.-Doskonałe aromatyczne napoje, cheap alternative to wine
d o b r e p o m a r a ń c z o w e- “good, orange”, something good or funny
Czym to nagrywałeś?!- what did you record this with? Indicates low video quality
Nagrywane ziemniakiem- recorded with a potato
Czosnek/czosnyk- literally garlic, means head or brain
Yhm/yhy- means sure, a spaced out yes
A ja obejrzałem i znam wszystkie odcinki mody na sukces- and I watched and know all episodes of Bold and Beautiful, means 'I don’t believe you’
A miało być tak pięknie (ale wyszło jak zawsze)- and it was supposed to be so beautiful (but ended up as always)
A.B.C.- absolutny brak cyca-absolute lack of breats, a girl with a small chest
Bajlando/melanż- a party with lots of alcohol
Zryty beret/zryty gar- used after you see something you just can’t unsee (means something along fucked in the head, literally destroyed hat/ destroyed pot
Bijacz- incorect, polonized version of english 'bitch’
Fakulec- middle finger
Faza-phase, also laughing uncontrollably or being drunk
Sebixx i Karyna- a couple on facebook constantly putting photos together, people who wear adidas sweatpants and polish patriotic symbols everywhere, are unintelligent, Sebixx or the lighter version Seba comes from Sebastian and is used for men while Karyna is used for women
Cebula/ cebulak- onion, someone uneducated, rude, often bullying weaker people
Zw- zaraz wracam- be right back
OCB- o co biega?- what is this about?
Katol- radical catholic
JKM- Janusz Korwin Mikke- an eccentric politician from Poland
JP- jebać policję or Jan Paweł (II)-fuck the police or John Paul the second
JP2GMD02.04.2005r.- a hard to explain meme with pope JP2, literally means John Paul II raped little children on the second of April 2005, used to oppose the cult like mentality of treating John Paul like a perfect human
I liked parts of Paul’s TV special, especially the intro. The bit filmed in Liverpool made me squirm a bit. But Paul’s a pro. He always has been.
John Lennon on Paul’s TV special from 1973.
In 1973 ATV Channel broadcasted a tv special about Paul, you can watch it here. John watched it and later a journalist asked him an opinion. Maybe I get why John said that the Liverpool part made him squirm. You can see the Liverpool part here. (1:50) I imagine John in his apartment in New York watching Paul and Liverpool on tv, as a spectator, and recognise all the faces in that pub: Paul’s relatives and friends. You can even see Paul’s father James, the man who desperately wanted to keep John and Paul apart. And I think that John got a bit of that second hand embarrassment watching Paul and all the people he knew so well on tv, I believe he felt empathy towards a familiar place and people that caused him a mix of affection and embarrassment.
George Harrison and Paul McCartney, 1950’s to 1990’s, screen capped from The Beatles Anthology and Living in the Material World (some posted previously here, here, here and here)
Photo 3: Linda McCartney
“I have a tendency to defend Paul - John and Ringo too - if anyone else said anything without qualification about them.” - George Harrison, NME, 11 December 1976 [x]
“But actually, I love Paul, he’s my mate and it doesn’t matter what I say in the papers, they’re not going to get much mileage out of that one.” - George Harrison on the media reports of a supposed feud between himself and Paul McCartney, 27 February 1988 [x]
“[George] looked up to John so much. He said, ‘Oh, John would be a Wilbury in a second.’ He’d say about Paul, ‘Paul is a year older than me, and he still is.’ But he really loved Paul, too. And he really loved Ringo.” - Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002
“‘I remember being on a Chris Evans thing, Thank God It’s Friday or something,’ Paul McCartney tells me on the phone as he drives through London on a warm May afternoon. ‘Chris said during the interview, “So what about George? He’s a bit of an old hippy, isn’t he? All this Hare Krishna…” And it was like, “You thickhead. No, actually: George is very cool. All that stuff, just because you don’t believe it, it doesn’t mean it isn’t cool.” And I’m sure Chris Evans has totally revised his opinion of George, as have a lot of people, because he was effin’ brilliant.’” - Uncut, August 2008 [x]
Paul took his second trip with John. On Tuesday 21 March 1967, during the Sgt. Pepper sessions, John, Paul and George were overdubbing vocals on to a track of ‘Getting Better’ in Studio Two at Abbey Road. John took out the little silver art nouveau pill box that he had bought from Liberty’s and rummaged among his pep pills.
Paul: 'He would open it up and choose very precisely: “Hmm, hmmm, hmmm. What shall I have now?” Well, by mistake this night he had acid, and he was on a trip.’
John went upstairs to the control room to tell George Martin that he was feeling unwell. George Martin reports the incident in Summer of Love; 'He suddenly looked up at me. “George,” he said slowly, “I’m not feeling too good. I’m not focusing on me.” “Come on, John,” I said. “What you need is a breath of fresh air. I know the way up to the roof.”’ Just as John was explaining how amazing the stars were looking, Paul and George came rushing out on the flat roof. They knew that John was tripping and when they found out where George had taken him they ran anxiously to restrain him in case he thought he could fly off the unguarded parapet. […] The session was cancelled. For some reason John did not have his car there, and in any case did not want to travel while having a bad trip, so Paul took him back to Cavendish Avenue.
PAUL: I thought, Maybe this is the moment where I should take a trip with him. It’s been coming for a long time. It’s often the best way, without thinking about it too much, just slip into it. John’s on it already, so I’ll sort of catch up. It was my first trip with John, or with any of the guys. We stayed up all night, sat around and hallucinated a lot. Me and John, we’d known each other for a long time. Along with George and Ringo, we were best mates. And we looked into each other’s eyes, the eye contact thing we used to do, which is fairly mind-boggling. You dissolve into each other. But that’s what we did, round about that time, that’s what we did a lot. And it was amazing. You’re looking into each other’s eyes and you would want to look away, but you wouldn’t, and you could see yourself in the other person. It was a very freaky experience and I was totally blown away.
There’s something disturbing about it. You ask yourself, 'How do you come back from it? How do you then lead a normal life after that?’ And the answer is, you don’t. After that you’ve got to get trepanned or you’ve got to meditate for the rest of your life. You’ve got to make a decision which way you’re going to go. I would walk out into the garden - 'Oh no, I’ve got to go back in.’ It was very tiring, walking made me very tired, wasted me, always wasted me. But 'I’ve got to do it, for my well-being.’ In the meantime John had been sitting around very enigmatically and I had a big vision of him as a king, the absolute Emperor of Eternity. It was a good trip. It was great but I wanted to go to bed after a while. I’d just had enough after about four or five hours.
John was quite amazed that it had struck me in that way. John said, 'Go to bed? You won’t sleep!’ 'I know that, I’ve still got to go to bed.’ I thought, now that’s enough fun and partying, now. It’s like with drink. That’s enough. That was a lot of fun, now I gotta go and sleep this off. But of course you don’t just sleep off an acid trip so I went to bed and hallucinated a lot in bed. I remember Mal coming up and checking that I was all right. 'Yeah, I think so.’ I mean, I could feel every inch of the house, and John seemed like some sort of emperor in control of it all. It was quite strange. Of course he was just sitting there, very inscrutably.
paul mccartney: many years from now, barry miles