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Apr. 4th, 2007 @ 11:32 am Rant Post #12
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From:minds_opaque
Date:April 5th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
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If only they really did live happily ever after!

why can’t we just love them ALL and accept that it was EVERYONE’S fault in a way or another and we’re not going to win anything by finding the real cause of their break up.
Well, yes and no. Of course we should love all the Beatles! And of course it was everyone's fault!

But I don't see a problem with finding the real cause of their breakup, especially since it'll be something complex like "John being passive aggressive + Paul being a bossy git + Yoko ordering around the Apple staff, sitting on amps, stealing George's food, and generally making a nuisance of herself + George finally getting a role in the band and then losing it to Yoko + Ringo just feeling left out + Brian being dead + Allen Klein being an asshole..." If we want to understand the Beatles, we have to understand their breakup, and what role they all played, and maybe what if anything they could have done differently. That doesn't mean we should hate them. We're pretty good at forgiving the Beatles for doing ugly things, so why would we suddenly stop being able to do that when it comes to the breakup?

(By the way, I didn't mention Linda above not because I think she was entirely blameless--she played some sort of a role--but because I haven't made up my mind yet how I think she was involved.)
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 5th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
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LOL! Nicely said!
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From:minds_opaque
Date:April 5th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :-D
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From:pauls_left_hand
Date:April 6th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
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stealing George's food,
Huh? Can this woman get any worse ;)
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From:minds_opaque
Date:April 6th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
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I know! That woman and her filthy Eastern ways. Surely she knew the Beatles' food was sacred! XD
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From:abromeds
Date:April 7th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
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Heee, that's one of my favorite anecdotes from the Emerick book. Cracks me up every time. :)