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Coloring Club Plus — 8/21/19

Aug 21

OK I should have realized that the phoenix rises from flames, not water, but too late to change it now.  This is a water phoenix, rising from the waves of Lake Michigan.
Aug 21a

M-W this week I’ve been using my new coloring book and new, softer pencils (orange here was with the gel pen).  Wondering if anyone notices a difference?

BONUS PICS:  I went out to lunch near our old building with a former co-worker in a diner made from 2 shipping containers with a small addition in the center of it,  then walked to a nearby bakery that has an old-fashioned style.  The two pictures are from two walls in the dining area of the bakery.  Looks pretty neat with the games as mixed media wall covering.

Another bonus pic:  Here they are, the two newly transplanted into bigger pots grapefruit trees.  These things are a hassle to move around, and I can’t tell you the number of times the wind has blown them over.  They are tough — and the limbs are covered with vicious thorns!

grapefruit trees 082119

Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on December 3, 1965. The original North American version of the album was altered by Capitol Records to include a different selection of tracks. Rubber Soul met with a highly favorable critical response and topped record charts in Britain and the United States for several weeks. The title derives from the colloquialism “plastic soul” and was the Beatles’ way of acknowledging their lack of authenticity compared to the African-American soul artists they admired.

Most of the songs on Rubber Soul were composed soon after the Beatles’ return to London following their August 1965 North American tour. The album reflects the influence of their month in America. Author Mark Prendergast describes Rubber Soul as “the first Beatles record which was noticeably drug-influenced“. In Lennon’s description, it was “the pot album“.

The band’s main writers, Lennon and Paul McCartney struggled to complete enough songs for the project. Lennon, McCartney and Harrison’s three-part harmony singing was another musical detail that came to typify the Rubber Soul sound.

Harrison wrote “If I Needed Someone” as a love song to Pattie Boyd, the English model to whom he became engaged in December 1965 and was married the following month. In the song’s Rickenbacker 12-string guitar riff, the Beatles returned the compliment paid to them earlier in 1965 by the Byrds, whose jangly guitar-based sound McGuinn had sourced from Harrison’s playing the previous year. In MacDonald’s view, the song is influenced “far more” by Indian classical music than by the Byrds, through Harrison’s partly Mixolydian melody and the presence of drone.

From songfacts.com:
George Harrison … got the idea [for If I Needed Someone] from a few of The Byrds’ songs including “The Bells of Rhymney” and “She Don’t Care About Time.” It was not Ravi Shankar that introduced George to the wonderment of sitar, but Byrd traveler David Crosby shortly after Shawn Phillips had shown him the basic steps. In 1965 The Beatles toured the US and visited Ravi at World Pacific Studios where The Byrds had permanent residency. It was also here that Roger McGuinn’s Rickenbacker jingle jangle influenced Harrison’s “If I Needed Someone.” In turn, The Byrds were influenced by Harrison’s 12-string guitar work.

Former Byrds guitarist Roger McGuinn recalled to Christianity Today magazine: “George Harrison wrote that song after hearing the Byrds’ recording of “Bells of Rhymney.He gave a copy of his new recording to Derek Taylor, the Beatles’ former press officer, who flew to Los Angeles and brought it to my house. He said George wanted me to know that he had written the song based on the rising and falling notes of my electric Rickenbacker 12-string guitar introduction. It was a great honor to have in some small way influenced our heroes the Beatles.

from wikipedia:
The detached, dispassionate tone in the lyrics has invited alternative interpretations. Gould refers to it as “a rueful rain check of a love song” directed to the “right person at the wrong time”, while, according to Jackson, “the lyrics address all the women of the world, saying that had he met them earlier [before committing to Boyd], it might have worked out, but now he was too much in love (but give me your number just in case).”

If I needed someone to love
You’re the one that I’d be thinking of
If I needed someone

If I had some more time to spend
Then I guess I’d be with you my friend
If I needed someone
Had you come some other day
Then it might not have been like this
But you see now I’m too much in love

Carve your number on my wall
And maybe you will get a call from me
If I needed someone
Ah, ah, ah, ah

If I had some more time to spend
Then I guess I’d be with you my friend
If I needed someone
Had you come some other day
Then it might not have been like this
But you see now I’m too much in love

Carve your number on my wall
And maybe you will get a call from me
If I needed someone
Ah, ahWriter/s: George Harrison

 

13 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 8/21/19

  1. Maybe the phoenix can rise from that river in Cleveland… that caught on fire… have it both ways!
    I always thought George took a huge leap with this song. I liked the ones before like I Need You and You Like Me Too Much and even Don’t Bother Me…but this one fits the album so well.

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  2. lol on the river fire, I remember that! It’s fun listening and learning about the albums, so many of the songs are familiar but there are always a few new ones. This one was new to me.

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  3. I really like this song by George… this one fits perfectly with John and Pauls… He took such a leap in his songwriting.
    This album is great to say the least. They seemed to have a lot of fun on this. If you go on Youtube…look for The Beatles Chat Rubber Soul sessions (unreleased)
    Now…if you want to hear them joking, laughing…very high but hilarious…go to that. It’s 19 minutes long but very funny. You can tell pot plays a part.

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  4. I always like hearing that song. One of my favorite albums.
    I have a lemon tree I just transplanted…same deal with the thorns. Ouch! My daughter grew it from a seed (two survive in pots 20 years later). It’s 4 feet tall, I have to keep pruning it every year. (K)

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  5. It is a dang good album! Do you get lemons from them?? These are probably 5 years old and have yet to blossom. I was looking at some full spectrum LED lights for them for winter to see if maybe they might be induced to blossom.

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  6. I still have my original Rubber Soul vinyl album, and that song isn’t on there, so guess it’s the version Capitol did without it. Interesting, and I’d never heard the song before. I did like the jangly sounds on it.
    Cool coloring! Phoenix can rise from the water if he wants to!
    Those games on the wall – I like! 🙂

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  7. Barbara, I wonder if you got the UK version of the vinyl? Wiki said the UK tracks were different than the US version. Glad you like Phoenix Freedom 🙂 Yes, it’s a cool little bakery. It’s a general mishmash of old stuff like that for tables and chairs also, and the donuts are very tasty!

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