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(News.com.au)   The girl who inspired the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" has died. Paul still dead   (entertainment.news.com.au) divider line 113
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2005-06-17 02:30:18 AM  
Submitter is an idiot.
 
2005-06-17 02:46:43 AM  
nice headline

/golf clap
 
2005-06-17 03:09:59 AM  
How's Judy in disguise doing?
 
2005-06-17 03:28:50 AM  
Last I heard, Paul and Keith were still alive, and John and Bingo were dead.
 
2005-06-17 03:40:48 AM  
"Paul is dead, man. Miss him, miss him..."

PS - This is going green, so maybe he'll read it: Paul, I got $50 that says you outlive Ringo. Don't mess it up.
 
2005-06-17 03:47:16 AM  
This sucks, but at least the girl with colitis is still alive.
 
2005-06-17 04:00:10 AM  
I always bought John's "it's a picture Julian made" story, and that it wasn't about LSD. He freely admitted "She Said She Said" was about an acid trip, among a whole lot of other things, so why would he care? Dude posed naked with Yoko for an album cover, for God's sake, he wasn't hiding much.

I'd never heard about the real Lucy, though. RIP, Real Lucy.

Julian's other contribution to Beatle titles is "Hey Jude", as Paul started singing "Hey Jules" to him one day.

Just Ignorant: How's Judy in disguise doing?

Sadly, John Fred died a couple months ago. Wasn't exactly front page news. RIP also, John Fred.
 
2005-06-17 04:01:26 AM  
I also really like the Elton John version. Probably in the minority there.
 
2005-06-17 04:49:28 AM  
Sure make her famous now that she's dead... nice... real nice... and submitter is an idiot...
 
2005-06-17 04:51:05 AM  
Got to Get You Into My Life is still about pot, right?
 
2005-06-17 04:52:19 AM  
I'm beginning to think there is such a thing as the 'Beatles Curse'. Look how many of them and those around have died young.

I am visiting Abbey Roud in three weeks. Really.
 
2005-06-17 04:53:18 AM  
Ironic that the oldest dead person known to man is named after woman that died at age 47.
 
2005-06-17 04:56:48 AM  
Ringo is dead? Wasnt he on letterman last night?
 
2005-06-17 05:10:36 AM  
My dad was at the funeral!

And that's my claim to fame.
 
2005-06-17 05:13:44 AM  
scuffer: Ringo is dead? Wasnt he on letterman last night?

Ringo's been dead from the neck up since about 1985. He died of a coke overdose and the producers of Thomas the Tank Engine had Disney Animatronify him.

It's amazing how effective a pair of 8-bit microprocessors and an expert system can be when your're only aiming for a "burned out former rock star" version of lifelike.
 
2005-06-17 05:25:40 AM  
DodgerOfZion says "Submitter is an idiot."

Always amazes me that there are always a few (especially young farkers) that have never heard all the "Paul is dead" "I am the Walrus" "Indian hand gesture for Death over Paul's head" etc. Submitter is not an idiot, very cute headline actually.Be careful with the "idiot" tag...it might apply to you.

http://www.surfbeatles.com/ltree/myths/index0.html

here ya' go for chrissakes...sheesh.
 
2005-06-17 05:36:33 AM  
Thanks, Dahnkster, for setting em straight. I was about to post something similar:

How is the submitter an idiot? I enjoyed the headline.

/another clue for you all, the Walrus was Paul
 
2005-06-17 05:40:23 AM  
LSD can't die, its not an inanimate object... duh.
 
2005-06-17 05:48:12 AM  
And the mop tops are still the most overrated artists in any medium from any era in any galaxy. Move on please.
 
2005-06-17 05:50:02 AM  
Old news

 
2005-06-17 06:00:12 AM  
Didn't Paul come out a couple years ago and admit that most of the later Beatles songs were about drugs (I.e. "Lucy" = LSD, "Got To Get You Into My Life" = pot, etc.) much to the chagrin of Beatles fans who still defend them as having deeper meanings?
 
2005-06-17 06:10:13 AM  
Great, now I got that song stuck in my head for rest of the day, bah
 
2005-06-17 06:16:41 AM  
I suppose I can't really speak for the posters, but I assume they're calling the submitter an idiot cause they're tired of the ol' "Paul is dead" conspiracy, joking or not. Personally, I liked the headline, but who knows...hell, I'm 21 and I heard about as much about Paul being dead as I ever want to. :)
 
2005-06-17 06:26:56 AM  
Why is the submitter and idiot? It's a good headline referring to the Paul is dead conspiracy thing. Maybe some of you thought he got mixed up with John? Who're the idiots now?
 
2005-06-17 06:30:28 AM  
And remember , since it was named for the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", she had 1 Decillion (1 with 33 zeros) carat diamond named after her. Wonder if she ever realized she had a celestial object named after her.
 
2005-06-17 06:32:28 AM  
thisispete: Very clever!

Peaceboy: Not necessarily. I've been a rapid Beatles fan since I was 14, but I also admit (and yes, I know it's heretical) that I like the Elton John version ... slightly better than the original, too.
 
2005-06-17 06:36:37 AM  
Billy Shears!
 
2005-06-17 06:45:59 AM  
yazuun
LSD can't die, its not an inanimate object... duh.

Excuse me? It's most definitely inanimate, at least before it's ingested.
Not to mention, LSD has been dead since the 70's.

Submitter's not an idiot, although strifeknot is surely suspect.
You know, that's the best part about getting older. There's only 2 genres of music. What you like, and what you don't like.
You'll know you're getting there when you realize, you could care less if your friends "think it's cool". Hey, if you're going to be a rock fan, try learning something about its history.

/baaa
 
2005-06-17 06:47:17 AM  
Meh.
COULDN'T care less

/argh...
 
2005-06-17 06:48:59 AM  
Paul didn't confirm any songs were about drugs that Beatle fans didn't already know about, so no "chagrin" necessary.

His quote about Lucy in the Sky was vague, and since he didn't write the song, wouldn't count as the definitive take on it anyway, especially since John -- the guy who actually wrote the song -- can't defend it.

(Again, not that it needs defending -- the whole Lucy=LSD thing has been debunked over and over and over again...)

(Don't people get tired of repeating the same debunked old urban legends over and over?)

(Guess not)
 
2005-06-17 06:49:54 AM  
This article made me incredibly sad. Damn.
 
2005-06-17 07:10:00 AM  
thisispete: Old news

seconding Crackpot Jackpots compliment! Very clever indeed!
 
2005-06-17 07:13:40 AM  
Her family sprinkled crystals on her grave to symbolise the diamonds of the song she inspired.

That her family so came to see her in terms of a song is really sad.
 
2005-06-17 07:16:16 AM  
And waiting there at the turnstile, the girl with kaleidescope eyes...
 
2005-06-17 07:22:08 AM  
Sludig:

Thanks, Dahnkster, for setting em straight. I was about to post something similar:

How is the submitter an idiot? I enjoyed the headline.


Exactly. I want to biatchslap every idiot who accused the submitter of idiocy.

Its a farking brilliant reference to something you should know about if you're going to even comment in a Beatles thread.

/not submitter
 
2005-06-17 07:25:04 AM  
Yeah, it's not like Paul McCartney would know what any of the Beatles songs are about.
 
2005-06-17 07:25:44 AM  
Oh, and a song can have double meanings, you know. It's actually considered clever when people do that.

While the Lucy thing may be entirely accurate, only someone who has never done LSD would suggest that the lyrics are not inspired by a pyschedelic experience or that the title is coincidental to this fact. Also, Lennon was a complete acid-head for many many years.

/the whole "got to get you into my life" revelation was a surprise for me, though
 
2005-06-17 07:25:56 AM  
William Shatner pwns this song
\AND SHE'S GONE...gone...gone...gone!
 
2005-06-17 07:28:17 AM  
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3769511.stm
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Sir Paul admitted drugs "informed" much of the Beatles' music.

He said the song Got To Get You Into My Life was "about pot - although everyone missed it at the time", and Day Tripper was "about acid".

He added it was "pretty obvious" that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was inspired by LSD, and other songs made "subtle hints" about narcotics.
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2005-06-17 07:28:52 AM  
I always thought her name was Lucy O'Donnell, and I know my Beatles...

I'm not surprised someone thought the submitter was an idiot, I know a lot of people who don't even recognise John Lennon. Heck, would you like to know their middle names?
 
2005-06-17 07:31:21 AM  
beatle_:

I'm not surprised someone thought the submitter was an idiot, I know a lot of people who don't even recognise John Lennon.

But surely, someone with the arrogance to call someone else an idiot on Beatle related matters should know the "Paul is dead" thing like the back of his/her hand?

I don't mind people actually knowledgable about subjects telling others off about it. It's when someone who hasn't a clue about the Beatles starts telling people off for the same thing that I get pissed ;)
 
2005-06-17 07:32:47 AM  
TheOther

That her family so came to see her in terms of a song is really sad.

My thoughts exactly, I was gonna say something about this being just another claim to fame, but when I read that part I thought, wow, that's strikes me as really sad and pathetic...

/just my opinion
//24, to young to be a Beatles Fan?
 
2005-06-17 07:34:51 AM  
Ironically, Paul will probably be the last one to die.
 
2005-06-17 07:36:51 AM  
NewHere: Ironically, Paul will probably be the last one to die.

It would be doubly amusing if he stepped on a landmine, making Ringo, sans his own liver, the last to die. And then there's that whole adopt a minefield thing.

/won't call it ironic
 
2005-06-17 07:39:58 AM  
Paul and John disagreed about many things. Why does Paul's second-hand remark (as we all know, the press never distorts or makes a mistake) supercede John's?

Why would John -- known for his brutal honesty, even when discussing things that might make him look bad -- who has admitted to plenty of other drug songs he wrote (and plenty of other embarrassing things) -- to his dying day, go to such elaborate lengths (inventing a girl, inventing a story about a painting that Julian (who has his own disagreements with his father) wrote, and actually exists ...

... to disavow one song was not about LSD?

What is it about people that they'll disregard all the things that can be verified -- and has been verified over the years -- and pick the one off-hand remark, as if that has equal weight?

Is it just because it's something you perceive as a negative "gotcha?"
 
2005-06-17 07:43:58 AM  
TheOther:

"That her family so came to see her in terms of a song is really sad."

I read the story and that's not what I got from it. I read your comment & went back & glossed over it again & nope... still don't get that. Of course if a Beatles song is written about you, it's noteworthy. Doesn't just happen to everybody.

I thought it was a pretty interesting story. Unfortunate that she died so young, and of cancer. I've seen that name pop up in the credits of several movies. Kinda cool to read the backstory.

Peace,
Gibby :-)
 
2005-06-17 07:45:57 AM  
SpyVsSpy:

Why would John -- known for his brutal honesty, even when discussing things that might make him look bad -- who has admitted to plenty of other drug songs he wrote (and plenty of other embarrassing things) -- to his dying day, go to such elaborate lengths (inventing a girl, inventing a story about a painting that Julian (who has his own disagreements with his father) wrote, and actually exists ...

See my post. A song is not just about a single thing, in fact it's considered the mark of a skilled writer to introduce double meanings.

The girl existed. So did the painting. So did Julian. etc. etc. - no one denies that.

But take some acid, listen to the lyrics and decide if it's

a) the biggest coincidence in music history

or

b) about more than one thing
 
2005-06-17 07:46:29 AM  
Watch the Yellow Submarine on LSD. By the time they play Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, you won't care what the song is about.
 
2005-06-17 07:52:18 AM  
Spindle:

Watch the Yellow Submarine on LSD. By the time they play Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, you won't care what the song is about.

I think I tried but wandered off. Now the Repo man/Joey Wales feature held my attention but damned if I smoked another cigerello after 2.5 packs of 'Old Ports' in one night.
 
2005-06-17 07:54:26 AM  
MORRISONSL --

It seems pretty obvious to me (especially if you know of John's love of Lewis Carrol) that the song has strong "Alice in Wonderland" influences.

(As does "I Am The Walrus," another surreal Lennon song.)

I suppose if you're on acid, everything from Dali to Disney's Fantasia to almost any Kubrick film would be a wild experience, but that doesn't mean these artworks were about drugs, as people seem SO DESPERATE to want to do with this song.

That's not what it's about -- move on.
 
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