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Post Beatles Rock Band
Finally, a newer game for those of us whose proficiency stopped with the joystick-and-one-button Atari 2600. Besides being a real treat for Beatles fans (you play through the Beatles' career) its easiest mode is "no fail". I'm not a great musician but it's a real hoot to play the drums on these songs, and I liked strapping on the replica Macca bass to wing it through some songs. Vocals...well, I'm sure I'll get better. We had fun as a family playing and watching so that's saying something.

We didn't have any previous versions of Rock Band so I bought the premium kit. If you already have the instruments it's definitely worth buying the game.

I haven't gotten the remastered recordings yet, but I will. I could only afford one thing at a time and I've lived with the original CDs this long that I can wait until Christmas and my birthday! ;)


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I haven't gotten the remastered recordings yet...

Damn; you mean I have to buy another copy of the White Album?

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DanHenderson wrote:
Damn; you mean I have to buy another copy of the White Album?

One of the funniest throwaway lines in movie history.

The answer is "yes."

Raise your hand if you've purchased three or more copies of the White Album, Dark Side of the Moon or any other "must have in best quality" album...

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Raise your hand if you've purchased three or more copies of the White Album, Dark Side of the Moon or any other "must have in best quality" album...

Piker! Three is easy: LP, CD, mp3. I'll do that for albums that contain precisely one song I like. C'mon; get in the game! 8-track? Cassette? Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs premium vinyl? SACD? Music video on both VHS *and* DVD? That's what *I'm* talkin' 'bout.

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JamesGifford wrote:
DanHenderson wrote:
Damn; you mean I have to buy another copy of the White Album?

One of the funniest throwaway lines in movie history.

The answer is "yes."

Raise your hand if you've purchased three or more copies of the White Album, Dark Side of the Moon or any other "must have in best quality" album...


I just stopped by Best Buy on the way home and picked up the remastered White Album. :lol:

Played it on my car stereo, turned up to "11" of course. That makes at least 4 copies, I think. Album, cassette tape, old CDs, and new remastered CDs.

It kicks ass. I'm sure I'll be picking up at least one per week.

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A friend once presented me with a 78 RPM record cut from MP3s of two songs I had performed.

He went to the trouble of creating vintage-style labels from two different imaginary recording companies. One was 1920ish and one was 1950ish. Very plausible-looking.

I believe this was the weirdest gift I ever received. Also the rarest record I own.

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(Long before "Guitar Hero" or "Rock Band," I was vocalizing Beatles songs the old-fashioned way: I learned to play the ukulele.)

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beamjockey wrote:
I learned to play the ukulele.

Lots of good ukelele performances on YouTube. Then, of course, there's always Brudda Iz. His rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow is hauntingly beautiful. RIP.

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Wow. Do you possess the technology to play those recordings?

BTW, am I the only one who sees a blank window when clicking on those image links? I use Safari, and I've been getting that behavior with links to images since we went to the new site.


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Wow. Do you possess the technology to play those recordings?

I have my parents' portable clockwork record player in the basement, though it lacks a needle.

Add a stethoscope, and you can claim it's a 1947 model of the Ipod.
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BTW, am I the only one who sees a blank window when clicking on those image links? I use Safari, and I've been getting that behavior with links to images since we went to the new site.

Peculiar. When I mouse over the photos, Safari indicates that each links to a proper Flickr.com address. When I try clicking on them, I get the same behavior you do, a blank page on the heinleinnexus.org site.

Jim's machine is hijacking my links for some reason.

It would be good to receive instruction in how to embed images and links correctly.

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Being embedded in the Joomla framework makes things a little goofy. I am both waiting for updates to the appware and more information on workarounds so that links can be pointed consistently.

It is a browser thing sometimes, too. But any valid URL pointing to an image file not more than 400 pixels wide should work.

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