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Mousetrap on a train: decoding 59 seconds of A Hard Day’s Night

12 Hanged Man

Well, I had a vision when I was twelve. And I saw a man on a flaming pie, and he said, ‘You are the Beatles with an A.’ And so we are.” – John Lennon to CBS, Jan. 20, 1964 (CBS News: Out of a “Flaming Pie” comes the Beatles)

The elephant can be discerned through millions of reflections. The Game’s core is reflected in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, especially as pertains to The Mousetrap: the play within the play. Just as Hamlet’s father’s murder is woven into The Mousetrap, The Game is encoded in movies and television shows. It can be seen in The Addams Family Episode 23: Thing is Missing (1964) and The Monkees Episode 7: Monkees in a Ghost Town (1967).

Here is the game summarized in A Hard Day’s Night (1964).

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Sun King

…So now a rough literal translation would most likely be:

Quando para mucho mi amore de felice corazon
WHEN FOR MUCH OF MY LOVE OF HAPPY HEART

Mundo paparazzi mi amore chicka/chica ferdy/verde para sole
WORLD PAPARAZZI, MY LOVE, CHICKA FERDY (or GREEN GIRL) FOR THE SUN

Cuesto obrigado, tanta mucho, que/cake and eat it, carousel
THIS THANKS, VERY MUCH, CAKE AND EAT IT, CAROUSEL (chocolates)

(from Sun King deciphered on beatlesong.info)

How I Learned To Play Guitar

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By Erika Meyer

I grew up in a rural area outside a logging town in northwestern California, and I wanted to play guitar ever since I could remember. I did have a sense of how great it might feel to perform and sing, but I had no idea how long, convoluted, and confusing the path could be. Continue reading How I Learned To Play Guitar