what the hell is a john harrison

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“In fact, what happened was Harrison and I both began to drink and at some point early on I said, “Do you want to see me do an imitation of you?” Harrison didn’t walk, he swaggered, like John Wayne in slow motion – taking his seemingly bad attitude for a walk. To depict this, I moved out of sight and after a moment reappeared, strolling as he strolled, sauntering my way into whatever fresh hell I found myself. I’d become him, disenchanted Lord Ford, master of all he surveyed. I hadn’t looked at Harrison yet to see how my portrayal of him was going over – too busy appearing indifferent and impatient with my surroundings. As I continued to portray his inner monologue, I finally let at least one of my eyes slide wearily to his face and saw that he was not only laughing, he was laughing that silent and hard laugh reserved for true enthusiasm. Almost 40 years later, I still think of it as one of the greater moments of my life.”

I've Got A Feeling (21.65P, Excerpt - Bank To The Wall)
The Beatles

January 22nd, 1969 (Apple Studios, London): After John tells Yoko, Paul, and George about having received a letter from Millie Sutcliffe requesting his financial support, George reads aloud from the letter while John expresses his derision for Mrs. Sutcliffe’s justification of responsibility - his old friendship with Stuart - and points out that Stuart didn’t even have much regard for her.

GEORGE: Well, what’s Mrs. Sutcliffe want?

JOHN: Well, what they all want – money.

GEORGE: [reading] This is the last cry for help. My bank is now to the wall— [laughs] My back”.

JOHN: “Back”, “bank”. [George laughs] I thought it was “bank” too.

GEORGE: —as it’s been many times before, but this is the last time. Since [Stuart’s father] Charlie’s sudden death in March ’66, oh my consequence of long— What?

YOKO: [reading] “Illness”.

GEORGE: —illness, I have managed to exist—

JOHN: [withering] “Illness”? She’s an alcoholic.

GEORGE: —but now it is the end of the road.”

JOHN: She’s an alcoholic, you know.

GEORGE: I beg of you, please come if only for the sake of the boy you once knew.” Fucking hell…

JOHN: You know, what’s it got to do with me?

GEORGE: What’s it got to do with Stu?

JOHN: Yeah.

GEORGE: I mean, she didn’t know him.

JOHN: No, he hated her anyway. [laughter] I remember at college he used to tell me so. Except for she gave him twenty ciggies a day and five bob. [pause] So I mean, it’s registered [inaudible], I’ve just got to write her and say, “What?” Or something. I ought to… Should we carry on here, in the rock‘n’roll show?

GEORGE: [laughs] Yeah.

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In fact, what happened was Harrison and I both began to drink and at some point early on I said, “Do you want to see me do an imitation of you?”

Harrison didn’t walk, he swaggered, like John Wayne in slow motion – taking his seemingly bad attitude for a walk. To depict this, I moved out of sight and after a moment reappeared, strolling as he strolled, sauntering my way into whatever fresh hell I found myself. I’d become him, disenchanted Lord Ford, master of all he surveyed.


I hadn’t looked at Harrison yet to see how my portrayal of him was going over – too busy appearing indifferent and impatient with my surroundings. As I continued to portray his inner monologue, I finally let at least one of my eyes slide wearily to his face and saw that he was not only laughing, he was laughing that silent and hard laugh reserved for true enthusiasm. Almost 40 years later, I still think of it as one of the greater moments of my life.

—  (x)

anonymous asked:

Hey Mika, what historical figures have you had history crushes on?

Random Tribble sent a thing !

“Oh hell…so many…uh, how about Harrison Ford, the actor, and Henry Cavill. King William V was nice looking as was his wife, Catherine. Michelle Obama and President John F. Kennedy. Oh! And also, Dan Snow and Lucy Liu. I know there’s about a dozen more but those are the first that came to mind.”      

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Sometimes you kind of have to wonder if Malcolm is waiting with the rest of us to see exactly where his little digressions will take him – because I’m pretty sure he does very occasionally start down a particular metaphorical road with *no idea* where he’s actually going.

But forget that – what I really want to know is WHY the strangely specific burning resentment against Paul McCartney?

My best guesses:

1. They TOLD him he’d be sitting next to Stephen Fry

2. They took away Malcolm’s salmon mousse with caviar that he’d really been looking forward to and made him eat vegan food instead

3. Malcolm doesn’t care if they’re the band the Beatles could have been, he still fucking HATES Wings

4. Malcolm will never forgive Paul for annoying the living hell out of Grumpy George Harrison (and his sticky-tape mustache) and then just walking away

Imagine trying your best to take notes in English class while teenaged John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison giggle loudly behind you. At first you ignore it, but eventually you hear your name and decide to stop it when the teacher is summoned into the hall by a parent.
“What the hell are you lot going on about?” you exclaim quietly, poking John’s chest sharply with your pencil. “We have a test tomorrow, and I’m not failing because you’re all being bloody gits!” Paul and George ‘ooh’ as John pulls your pencil out of your hand with an annoyed look. You prepare for the worst and back up in your chair, but are surprised when John only points the pencil in another direction across the room. Following the pencil, you meet eyes with Ringo Starr, the blue-eyed, sickly boy who you’ve been sensing has a crush on you since the beginning of the year. At the sight of you he immediately ducks his head, his face flushing brightly as he fiddles with the pen on his desk.
“Oy, Ritchie! Why don’t ye come out and say hello to yer girlie?” George calls, making Ringo blush even more and refuse to acknowledge you. “She’s quite pretty, Rings- I think I might have to give 'er a pull meself,” the dark eyed boy creens with a wink and a blush your way, invoking laughter out of the whole trio.
“Aw, leave Ringo alone! He can’t 'elp that he fancies Y/N; John, you’ve been making eyes at 'er for weeks!” Paul laughs before receiving a loud shush from George and an elbow in the ribs from John.
“Well, it’s true…” Paul grumbles, rubbing his sides gingerly while John composes himself.
“Mister Starkey, what would you say to the cinema tonight at eight? With the bird, of course,” John asks brightly, and Ringo shoots you a nervous, hopeful look before nodding earnestly. “Great! Have fun with Paulie, Ritch- I’ll take Y/N for a real time.” John gives you a confident smile, to which you roll your eyes and pack up your things.
“Fuck off, Lennon- the kid’s your friend, not your dog.” That gets him frowning. Standing up abruptly, you walk over to sit next to Ringo, smiling softly when he stammers a greeting.
“I’m, uh, Im sorry about them. They like to pick on me… You don’t have to come out if you don’t want to, but just know I’d love to go somewhere with ye.” You feel your stomach flip- the cute, anxious, bright-eyed boy has it bad.
“Don’t apologize, Ritchie,” you encourage, taking his hand and squeezing it tightly. You can feel the other lads’ stares on you as you give him your most charming smile. In fact, you can practically feel John fuming.
“Don’t pay attention to them; take me out tonight instead- I want to spend time with you,” you offer, and Ringo looks as though he’s about to faint. As class ends, you slip him your phone number before you exit the room, bumping into John on the way out.
“Looks like you’re stuck with the bird tonight, Lennon,” you tease, laughing with George and (a less enthusiastic) Paul as John pouts on. Leaving the group of teddy boys with a wide grin on your face, you already start mentally planning your outfit for your date with Ringo Starr tonight.

Beatles press interview in February 1964
  • Interviewer: Who came up with the name Beatles and what does it really mean?
  • Ringo: John thought of the name Beatles and he'll tell you about it now.
  • John: It just means Beatles you know. That's just a name. You know, like shoe.
  • Paul: The Shoes! You see, we could've been called The Shoes for all you know.

john: does this suit make me look fat? tell me the truth

paul: u really want the truth?

john: wait hold on. *sucks his stomach in* ok now tell me

ringo: wtf john u just lost like 20 pounds how did u do that??????

george: what the hell ringo

paul: tbh john, if ringo’s statement just now were put into human form, tht is what u look like

john: so….

paul: pretty fuckin stupid

(Thanks to aussievinegar for submitting this photo for me to caption!)