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The Egg

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Darren, I really wanted to use The Beatles because I knew it would have given the BB’s a run for their money!
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Yes, The Egg (sorry, I feel it would be too familiar of me to just call you 'Egg' at this embryonic stage of our relationship). 

Blocking of clips, and in particular the Beatles' catalogue, is a blight on our game. 

We discussed it at length last year in a post called 'Beatle Music' (authored by Al Forsyth) which is currently on page 4 of this forum if anyone is interested in reading up on it. 

Here is part of what I offered at the time: 


It's my understanding is it’s a worldwide copyright ban by Universal Music Group (UMG), which acquired the EMI recordings in 2012.

The upshot of it is the recorded music of The Beatles is banned on all music and video-sharing websites, which includes YouTube and Vimeo.

The Beatles are just one of many major acts that currently are a no-go zone for us.

Prince, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan (both to a lesser extent these days) and, annoyingly for us, The Beach Boys, also have strict limitations on what goes on YouTube, etc.

This is the way their record companies, whether by direction of the artist(s) or not, protect their interests.

Understandably, they want the public to buy their product; not download it for free from the internet, easily done these days.

(Converting YouTube clips to MP3 is precisely why these bans are in place.)

And other acts may follow suit.

It could be the death knell for the Battle eventually, unless we find another accessible-to-all way of playing these tracks.

In the meantime, we need the four clips to be on showcase and for all countries to have access.

FOR ALL FUTURE HOSTS – please make sure your videos work in all participating countries (currently the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany) before posting your week. The fact that a clip is viewable in your country is no guarantee that it works in another, due to the differing policies of the associated record companies.


The Beatles had always been the biggest challengers to the Beach Boys in this game. 

Would 'Surf's Up' have won last year if Al was able to use 'Strawberry Fields Forever' in his Week 28 last year?

We'll never know. 







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Darren. my answer to that - would be no.

But tomorrow never knows that answer either.  [cool]

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It could be the death knell for the Battle eventually, unless we find another accessible-to-all way of playing these tracks.

It's pretty easy to buy any song you want to use, upload it somewhere like Google's "My Drive" and create a link that anyone can use to hear the song.

For example, I just bought a copy of "Darling Don't Cry" by Buffy Sainte-Marie for 99 cents. Anyone can supposedly use this link to play it:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-2h6AdjTlC-xu5KEpeeahQSX_jgtWCnq/view?usp=sharing

It's on YouTube too, of course:


A few years ago, I wanted an mp3 of "Got To Get You Into My Life". It looks like this link still works (although there's no "darling" in the lyrics and Beatles songs cost $1.29 on Amazon, not 99 cents):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-qgiLa2iio0UDNvZUx1WTJTZVE/view?usp=sharing

If anyone tries to play one of the Google Drive songs and it doesn't work, please let me know.

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Two more darling women.

Billie Holiday, "Hello, My Darling"


Zee Avi, "Darling" or "Darling It Ain't Easy"


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Darren J. Ray

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They both worked for me, Larry. 

And I was able to do the same. 

This seems a viable option. 

The fact that I could still download your MP3 to my computer has me shaking my head in disbelief. 

I tried doing the same with one of mine. 

Does this work for you?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eaEylGAnbpJv0pmuQZjLF2BE7W3J33bb/view?usp=sharing


Al, if 'Tomorrow Never Knows' had been in it, that would've made it impossible to vote. 


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Darren -- Yes, yours played fine for me. Maybe the music companies don't consider it a big problem since it's all done on a person-to-person basis instead of on a big, public website like YouTube. As you saw, it is easy to do and would allow for hosts to include more Beatles, Dylan, et al. (But I still think "Darlin'" would have beaten "Oh, Darling"! Not as sure about "Strawberry Fields" vs. "Surf's Up.)

John Lennon, "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" (the darlings are at the end)



PS: This brief YouTube video shows how to upload and share videos or other files to Google Drive.



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Can we get a horse in here?



Magic Man, "Darling" (not the original, hence "reprise" but much better).  Complete with two minutes of total silence for meditation purposes. [smile]


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A few famous ones with darling lyrics.

Jo Stafford, "The Tennessee Waltz"


Ben E. King, "Stand By Me"


The Eagles, "Best of My Love"


Bob Marley & the Wailers, "Stir It Up"


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My buddy Jay Douglas [he sang at my Dad's funeral] has a song called 'Consider Me' which I wanted to add here...."Oh Darlin', Darlin', Darlin'... ... ...Consider Meeeee."  But I couldn't find the darned thing.  It's a goodie too.  DANG IT!!!
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GOLD BBs - by "light years"
SILVER Doobies (that would be like a Steely Dan? Uh, no.)
BRONZE Al Trace (first reaction... Bing & Frank).
TIN Diamonds (no, Tin)

Oh, all right then.




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Done with the darlings.

B. B. King, "Darling You Know I Love You"


Howlin' Wolf, "Howlin' For My Darlin'"


Wilco, "My Darling"


The New Pornographers, "Darling Shade"


The Beach Boys, "I'll Bet He's Nice"


Anyone going to post a Beach Boys darling song nobody has posted yet?

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Nope, they've had their quota this week.

Here's one (but is it it?)
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bonnie bella

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Two eggs are boiling in a pot.  One turns (?) to the other and says "Hey, I've got a crack!"  "Don't bother telling me," the second egg replies, "I'm not even hard yet."

(Profuse apologies)

GOLD - The Obvious Beach Boys.  Will we see this one again at the end of the year? Do wild bears live in the woods? Will I always pay tax?  This song may well take every gold except one this week.  I can't believe those vocals.  Stellar.  

SILVER - The Diamonds.   I really love this little song.  It's cool. I can even handle the talkie bit.  It's been around more than I've had hot scrambled roast eggs for dinner.  (That statement keeps me relatively safe because I have no idea where I've heard this song before, but I have.) 

BRONZE - The Doobies.  Love that band name.  And I have no problem with the lead vocalist.  It's every so slightly formula, but too many doobies and you just plain run out of ideas.  Ask my brother.

TIN - The Real Oldie Group with Stuffed-Shirt Names.  She sounds like a hussy.

Has anyone posted Frankie Miller yet?  Forever trapped in rainy Scotland.



"Don't Call Me Darling" The Fall.



The Darling Buds "It Makes No Difference".



Thanks Egg.

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Nope, they've had their quota this week.

Here's one (but is it it?)

No, but it's a lot better than the one I'm thinking of.

bonnie -- [smile]

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