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Who is Paul McCartney?

Heritage 80

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You have to keep in mind that the Abbey Road medley Sir Macca played as the show closer is 2 - 3 times older that most of the dumbasses tweeting this clulessness (beside the fact that it showed about 20 times more talent than 90% of the yahoos performing on the show who are currently popular).
 

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LMAO. Fucking idiots.

But then again maybe they're right - after all he probably has no clue how to make scratchy squeaky noises with a turntable and isn't that what REAL music is all about?
Lennon/McCartney never made a song about killing cops :ganz
 

MapleFlame

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That's funny all the teenagers and younger kids I saw at his concerts seemed to know the words of the songs up until this past year. Kids need to get out more and not stare at their IPHONE all day long.
 

Sterling1

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I have Grandchildren who know who the Beatles are!

But of course, I take full credit for indoctrinating thier mother.
 
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Joe Ganzler

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Ya' know what's funny to ME about all this? When *I* was the age of the mental midgets that are posting on there, I knew who Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and a HOST of others were; even enjoyed their music, appreciated it, and saw the "roots" of said music in what *I* was listening to. Kids today have so little "foundation" compared to us old fuckers. Another example comes to mind - my wife bought a new '94 Ford Mustang GT convertible back when they came out; got rid of the '73 Mustang convertible that I gave her - she just wanted a "new" car for a change, instead of the "old shit" that *I* was building/driving. O.K. by ME; one less thing for ME to wrench on, I'm thinkin'. Within six months, it starts leaving her stranded; just not starting when she hits the key. VERY intermittent too. They keep towing it into the Ford Stealership; their "crack mechanics" keep replacing batteries, alternators, starters, starter solenoids, distributors, plug wires; hell, they even replaced the entire intake manifold. Thing goes back like FIVE times in a year. I'm just layin' back watching all this - it's a NEW car, f'er Chrissakes, and I'll be GOD-DAMNED if *I* am gonna wrench on it! They keep backing it up to their big, fancy diagnostic machine, where the wind-up monkey reads it and goes to work - replacing yet ANOTHER thing that doesn't fix it! FINALLY, I pop the hood and start looking around. What do I find after 15 minutes? Damned chassis/frame to engine grounding strap, which is bolted from the subframe to the engine, is held to the engine w/a cross-threaded bolt, making for an "intermittent ground". Fuckin' MORON "new mechanics" at the Stealership have no "foundation" in auto mechanics! That's about the FIRST thing you learn to look for in a situation like that one; that is, if you learn from an "old codger" like *I did...

O.K. - Rant off; at least for NOW!:biggrin:
 

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I don't think most adults are into music to the level most of us on the LPF are. As a result most kids have no clue about older music. Their reference is what's hot on the internet. I bet most of them don't even listen to the radio - why would they?

I think it takes someone to show these kids about the music. If nobody is educating them they just listen to what is feed to them.

I have 3 kids 16,14 and 11.
  • The 16 is a guitar freak- Loves the Beatles, Stones, Byrds, Zep. Plays non-stop always working to get a band together

  • The 14 could not care less about music.

  • The 11 likes it all - Katy Perry - Muddy Waters. Went into a music store and started playing Stones - "She's a Rainbow" on a piano and the store people could not believe that an 11 year old would love that song - We all know that most anybody would like that song if they were exposed to it.

Remember when P-Diddy did some song that sampled Kashmir? It was huge and exposed a ton of kids to Zeppelin. That's the kind of song that exposes kids to the good stuff. No different than the Stones pushing Muddy and Wolf.

One final point - My son wore a Velvet Underground T-shirt to school, (The Nico Banana Album Cover) Came home and said his friends called him "Banana Man" all day. Unless people are shown / educated on this stuff - to them it's just going to be "Old Tyme Music" and to most teens anything old sucks. It's part of there responsibility as kids to say do and think stupid things.
 

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Fuckin' MORON "new mechanics" at the Stealership have no "foundation" in auto mechanics! That's about the FIRST thing you learn to look for in a situation like that one; that is, if you learn from an "old codger" like *I did...

O.K. - Rant off; at least for NOW!:biggrin:

Hear ya. I learned how to wrench from my father. Right to rebuilding engines. He has every tool ever made, old stuff that does not break unlike the made in china crap that is everywhere now. His idea is that anything with a computer in it makes you a slave to the dealer so he likes to recycle the classic cars. It's great now that you can get new parts for old cars, don't have to go to the junkyard, although once I got a "new" voltage regulator for my 66 Mustang that fried the battery :rolleyes: .

I like that the old cars are very logical in the way the mechanicals and electronics work, to fix them is just a process of elimination. I found a guy to work on my GT at a local dealer, the chief mechanic as it turned out. I actually interviewed mechanics and found a guy who races a blown 69 Chevelle on weekends, so they're still out there.

ps hey Marc, you still got that mid 50's Chevy?
 

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Being 44 and single, I OFTEN find myself limiting my conversation at bars/clubs to small-talk and humor for fear of killing the next person that doesn't know basic shit that I understood when I was fuckin' 5! :pisd
 

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Being 44 and single, I OFTEN find myself limiting my conversation at bars/clubs to small-talk and humor for fear of killing the next person that doesn't know basic shit that I understood when I was fuckin' 5! :pisd

HA !! Don't forget these people can vote too
 

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Fuckin' MORON "new mechanics" at the Stealership have no "foundation" in auto mechanics! That's about the FIRST thing you learn to look for in a situation like that one; that is, if you learn from an "old codger" like *I did...

O.K. - Rant off; at least for NOW!:biggrin:

Cars today are designed to replace "componants" rather than actually "fix" anything. :rolleyes:
 

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27sauce

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Hear ya. I learned how to wrench from my father. Right to rebuilding engines. He has every tool ever made, old stuff that does not break unlike the made in china crap that is everywhere now. His idea is that anything with a computer in it makes you a slave to the dealer so he likes to recycle the classic cars. It's great now that you can get new parts for old cars, don't have to go to the junkyard, although once I got a "new" voltage regulator for my 66 Mustang that fried the battery :rolleyes: .

I like that the old cars are very logical in the way the mechanicals and electronics work, to fix them is just a process of elimination. I found a guy to work on my GT at a local dealer, the chief mechanic as it turned out. I actually interviewed mechanics and found a guy who races a blown 69 Chevelle on weekends, so they're still out there.

ps hey Marc, you still got that mid 50's Chevy?

Yes I do, its technically my wife's ;), she bought and restored it when she was 16. She did most of the work herself. I'm a little embarrassed by the fact that we have 3 non working classic cars when we are both able to work on them! There is just ZERO time for either of us. The Bel Air needs rear bearings, my '67 Corvair needs a head rebuild, and our '63 convertible Corvair is in pieces awaiting paint and a tranny....ARGHH, I wish I could just do it. We're actually sending the '67 to a tech school and having them do it for free. If you know anything about those engines...I feel bad for them.
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My wife doing the spark plugs the other day
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THe '67 in better days.
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