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« Last post by Myrto on October 12, 2016, 04:04:08 AM »
Glad to see you agree with me. When I hear "wife-beater" I think of someone who abuses his wife regularly, not someone who hit a girl once or twice in his life. Not that that is justified, it's terrible, as you said, but not enough to earn him the term "wife-beater".
« Last post by Greg on October 11, 2016, 05:20:22 PM »
I also think that summation does not represent John as a whole and does not accurately portray who he was.

I dont look at Geo Washington as "that inhumane slave-owning monster".

I think the topic of Johns personal life is just an endless argument.

Having said that...yes, in his teens he dated a girl and hit her once.  I forgot what happened, but she said it never happened again.

So it's been documented that he hit a woman twice in 40 years.  That's terrible I know but does not deserve a label as "wife-beater".  I know someone who slept with a woman one time while married.  I do not label him a philanderer.
« Last post by Myrto on September 02, 2016, 03:59:01 AM »
So I came across this quora question recently that said, "Who are some people historically seen as heroes who were horrible people in reality?". One person answered, "John Lennon, one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century and wrote the book on modern rock stars. He's often seen as a man of peace and certainly used his position to promote unity, and equality, writing songs about female subjection and refusing to play gigs with a colour bar. But in his private life he was a bully, a wife beater, viciously unpleasant to and about the other Beatles and Epstein and seemingly incapable of keeping a faithful relationship. I'm a great fan of his work but not a nice human."
While this is a bit harsh, I think it is quite true that John could be unpleasant to others and he wasn't at all faithful to Cynthia (in fact he didn't treat her or Julian as he should have), but do you think he was a wife beater? I remember he did hit Cynthia once while they were dated (he was jealous of her speaking/supposedly flirting with Stuart Sutcliffe, if I remember correctly), but according to Cynthia it never happened again. Do you remember any other occasions?
EVERYTHING BEATLES / Hunter Davies: Beatles best and worst songs
« Last post by Myrto on September 02, 2016, 03:52:11 AM »
So here Hunter Davies gives a list of what he considers the 10 best and the 10 worst Beatles songs.

Top 10 best songs:
She Loves You
She Said She Said
She’s Leaving Home
Strawberry Fields Forever
Tomorrow Never Knows
Eleanor Rigby
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Love Me Do

Top 10 worst songs:
Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
I Call Your Name
Revolution 9
Savoy Truffle
Wild Honey Pie
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
All Together Now
Oh! Darling
Only a Northern Song

What do you think of the list? Do you agree?

Personally, I disagree with Love Me Do and She's Leaving Home being in the 10 best; they're very good songs, but not the best IMO. I also disagree with Oh! Darling, Only a Northern Song, and Savoy Truffle being on the worst list; these are actually 3 of my favourite Beatles songs! Revolution 9 I would put on the list, although I'm not sure if it's fair to judge it by the same standards as the other songs because it's a completely different type of music so in a different category altogether. But if I made a list of which Beatles songs I least enjoy, Revolution 9 would be top of the list. I'm also not sure about You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) and All Together Now; I know the lyrics aren't all that smart, but they are catchy tunes and I really enjoy listening to them. Finally, a song I would put on the worst list is The Word. I think it's not as good as the other Beatles songs, and if I remember correctly it was added because they needed to fill up the album?
EVERYTHING BEATLES / Re: Is Paul a vegan now?
« Last post by Greg on August 04, 2016, 12:27:35 PM »
It becomes such a fine line sometimes that gets blurred.  A few years ago the rider on his tour stated that there would be no furniture using animal products. 

Then again vegans dont wear silk or wool.  Does he adhere to that?  Who knows.  I thought he was more of an ethical vegetarian. ???

Soy Half N Half is great btw.

EVERYTHING BEATLES / Re: Is Paul a vegan now?
« Last post by Kennedy James on July 11, 2016, 01:53:52 PM »
To be honest, I've stopped drinking any milk or sorta-milks. In my coffee, I like a little Coffee-Mate ... almost nooo calories ... lol ... getting to that age where I have to watch my weight ... geez ... getting old ... :)
EVERYTHING BEATLES / Re: Is Paul a vegan now?
« Last post by Myrto on July 11, 2016, 04:12:04 AM »
Almond milk does taste weird but I think I could get used to it if I drank it frequently. I drank some when visiting a friend in April. She drinks almond milk because it lasts longer than regular milk.
EVERYTHING BEATLES / Re: Is Paul a vegan now?
« Last post by Kennedy James on July 09, 2016, 03:29:04 AM »
I tried almond milk once ... didn't much like it.  I drink mostly coffee these days ...
EVERYTHING BEATLES / Re: Is Paul a vegan now?
« Last post by Myrto on July 07, 2016, 06:39:27 AM »
He could still have soya milk or almond milk. That is vegan.
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