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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Posts Tagged ‘The Beatles’

Human Sacrifice and Mating Rituals

Posted by shanoah on March 10, 2010

Where as I drink large amounts of tea, so would have other associations with the tea party.

Anyways, lets start today off with a nice little human sacrifice ritual. On the muppet show, Janice is tied up to be used as a human sacrifice, and Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem have to rescue her. Somehow this all turns into a cover of a Beatles song. Lots of points for originality.

And here we have Kermit the Frog doing a fairly entertaining report on the mating rituals of the Koozebanians. In my opinion, anyways.

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Pepper & Paradise

Posted by shanoah on August 30, 2009

Still on the mashup thread.

Todays is a mashup by Party Ben, mixing Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band with Paradise City by Guns N’ Roses. And, yeah, the Beatles seem pretty popular for mashups. Not that I mind; they were a good band.

These two songs work pretty well together, probably because all the vocals were stripped out of the Guns N’ Roses song. ^_^

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Get Back

Posted by shanoah on August 28, 2009

As much fun as irritating Sean might be, I think I’ll stick with mashups for the moment.

This one is billed as The Beatles vs LCD Soundsystem vs The Kinks, and is by FAROFF. I can hear You Really Got Me and Get Back, and I believe the other song is Daft Punk is playing in my house, though that’s not a song I’m familiar with, so I could be wrong.

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The Walrus

Posted by shanoah on May 25, 2009

Well, since we’re in an intermission, we can phase back to John Lennon gradually. Let’s see, we were playing Frank Zappa a few days ago, and, well, I am the Walrus is mainly John Lennon.

So, today I’ll post Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention playing I Am The Walrus. Good rendition, actually. The ending’s a little abrupt, but then, I would have rather seen the whole concert anyways…

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Grow Old With Me

Posted by shanoah on May 18, 2009

I thought about posting that song, Sean. I think that’s one of the few swear words I’m still very reluctant to use, actually. The others, I don’t generally use, but I think are useful on occassion. (And the word fuck is one of the most versitile in the English language, really…)

But the video I saw kept having Yokos arm spasming over a bongo drum weakly, and she honestly seemed like she didn’t want to be there. (Why can’t she ever be in a video with John and singing well and having them sound good together? She’s capable of it; the song and video for Hell In Paradise were awesome…)

Yoko’s sort of involved with the one I’m going to post today, actually. You see, this was one of the songs John still had unfinished when he was killed. It was called Grow Old With Me. Yoko offered it to the remaining Beatles in 1994 to finish up, but George Harrison wasn’t comfortable doing it, understandably, with the theme of the song, and the way John died. So in 1998, she handed it off to George Martin, their former producer, who some people have referred to as the fifth Beatle.

He added an orchestral effect to it, and this song was the end result. Note: some pictures contain nudity. On Johns part.

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Something

Posted by shanoah on March 10, 2009

Don’t really have time to give that the response it deserves, or even post anything related. I’m more at a point where I thought I’d better go ahead and post something, at least. So I am.

Something – The Beatles

Yes, I know, as if I haven’t posted enough Beatles songs. But I like this one…

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More Beatles

Posted by shanoah on January 4, 2009

Really? Everyone has done a cover of at least one Beatles song, Sean. It’s one of the first places new musicians seem to look for songs to sing. That, and the Greateful Dead,  Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and Bob Dylan, anyways. Or maybe that’s just the bands I listen to.

I thought I’d play some more Beatles music today. Of course, this first song is by “Dirty Mac”, and not technically the Beatles:

Yer Blues – Dirty Mac

As you can see, this is not the Beatles. This is John Winston Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell. And I would so love to have seen that live. I love this song, though I do wonder exactly how much they’d been smoking before that intro.

Don’t Bother Me – The Beatles

This is the first song George Harrison ever wrote solo. He apparently had the flu at the time. He’s actually described the song as being fairly crappy, but showing him that he could write. I personally think the songs pretty good, though it could do without the “rock and roll, man” at the end of this take.

Think For Yourself – The Beatles

And this is another song written by George, on a theme very near and dear to me. George actually didn’t recall who he wrote it about and thinks it might have been the government. Which stands to reason. Distrust of the government is one of the logical results of thinking for yourself, after all.

Of course, this also naturally leads into Monty Python’s The Life of Brian.

Brian: You’ve got to think for yourself! You are all individuals!
Crowd:
Yes, we are all individuals!
Brian:
You are all different!
Crowd:
Yes, we are all different!
Single voice:
I’m not. 

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1-3-08 Hanaregumi – Blackbird

Posted by Sean on January 3, 2009

Well, it’s funny what you find when you go outside your comfort zone, Shanoah. I don’t know any Beatles covers or covers of Beatles songs so, with some desperation, I typed in “Beatles covers” into YouTube’s search engine.

The result: I came across this rather sweet cover of Blackbird, off the Beatles’ “White Album”, by Hanaregumi (guitarist/vocalist Nagazumi Takashi).

Courtesy of JO87.

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She and Him

Posted by shanoah on January 3, 2009

Instant Karma‘s a great song. I actually heard it off of a cd I have, the John Lennon Collection. Moving on a tangent, both the songs I’m going to play today have been played by the Beatles at one point or another:

You’ve Really Got A Hold on Me – She and Him

This is a classic Smokey Robinson song, and there’s a classic Beatles cover. This cover by M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel is new, but classic in it’s own way. It feels like you’re just drifting along. The video that toodrunktodream put this to is great, too. Old clips from drive-through’s, but it works, you know? And gets bonus points for being a Discordian approach to the video.

I Should Have Known Better – She and Him

And here we have a classic Beatles song. Zooey Deschanel has a great voice, and I always did like this song.

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Onions

Posted by shanoah on January 2, 2009

I suppose we could have less conversation. I tend to be good at that, really. Especially after thinking about you giving a hamster mouth to mouth.

You know, I was already familiar with that song, but wasn’t familiar with the Nike commercial. Which, I suppose is typical of me. I already had a version of it in my bookmarks, right here:

A Little Less Conversation

Of course, I have a lot of interesting things in my bookmarks, like this:

Cheese and Onion

This song, of course is from the Rutles. John was once asked in an interview what he thought of the Rutles, and as a response, he started singing a bit of this song.

And of course, have any of you ever seen John Lennon singing with David Bowie?

Fame

The answer is, of course, no, you haven’t, and you are unlikely to. All the videos in this post are of the talented Steve Riks, in one case playing two separate people in the same video. Pretty good impersonator, isn’t he? Of course, I think his Lennon impression is the best of the ones I’ve seen him do…

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