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38 Responses to “FLOWERS IN THE DIRT:”

  1. Kwai Chang says:

    My Brave Paul…
    (one of his best albums)
    plus 3 nights in Inglewood…
    there never could be a better moment than…
    this one

  2. Lee says:

    My Brave Face and This One are both terrific tracks. I also like We Got Married.

  3. Kwai Chang says:

    Hey Lee,
    I’ve been breaking up my dirty dishes and then throwing them away…
    (That’s how I do it)

  4. Kwai Chang says:

    one more flower in the dirt:
    I love We Got Married, too.
    For some reason, the song reminds me of Beware My Love.
    So, sometimes the flowers in the dirt leads to someone knockin’ at the door
    (somebody ringin’ the bell)
    you’d think that people would’ve had enough of silly little figures of eight,
    like gravy, down to the last drop, that day is done, open the door and let ’em in…unaccustom as I am.
    (see what I mean…greatness galore)

  5. Adam from Canberra says:

    Macca: the mullet king!

  6. Steve Phillips says:

    How uncanny, just burned a three CD free download of “Flowers” sessions! It is one of Paul’s best albums and reminds me of that super tour; a much better line-up than Wings!

  7. ALEX OF BRONX says:

    Flowers in the Dirt, unappreciated , one of Maccas best and also when he started touring again. 1989 cool.
    Put It There

  8. debjorgo says:

    She sprinkles flowers in the dirt
    That’s when a thrill becomes a hurt
    I know I’ll never see her face
    She walks away from my resting place

    Paul is dead
    Miss him, miss him, miss him

    (Sorry Kwai. Stealing your act :)

  9. Kwai Chang says:

    Since you zeroed in on the heaviness…
    Keep going…great choice of lyrics.
    I have no Act to steal but I have plenty to share…everything I am was borrowed from elsewhere(even the experience)
    My sister died last week on Paul’s birthday…It was not forseen…
    so, it’s been an ironic week.
    The same lessons confirmed…Life is too short for waiting and too short for regrets. But, thankfully, it is possible to grow from loss. She loved the Beatles and a lot of what I know about the group, I learned from her or we learned it together. It seems like ‘yesterday’ that she came home with the RAM album and we immediately started deciphering the lyrics. Wow…memory lane sucks…but, life does not. Onward.

  10. Michael says:

    Kwai: I’m so sorry for your loss. Just remember, you and your sis will meet again. It’s wonderful to have your shared love of the Beatles to connect you no matter what plane of existence you happen to be on. All the best to you.

  11. L.A. Susan says:

    Sorry, Kwai, to read about your sister. Thanks for sharing your memories with us and being strong enough to move forward.

  12. jim says:


    Sri Krishna says in Bhagavadgita:

    “There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you.
    Nor will there be any future when we cease to be.”

  13. ALEX OF BRONX says:

    My condolences to you on your loss,
    Hang in there buddy.

  14. Kwai Chang says:

    I noticed early in life that the Beatles were always there for me when I really needed help. They never let me down. I can’t overstate how that directly relates to my longevity. I plan on living to be 125…or as jim(above) said, at least for the duration of our existence. I’m not leaving early…and I probably won’t go willingly…but one thing is for sure: Flowers In The Dirt is real medicine. I love that album, that guy, that group, that wife, this life, this one, this breath, this moment, this blog…
    Life isn’t a revolving door, it’s a figure of eight…
    and round
    (throw your flowers into THAT)
    Thank you, ever so kindly!

  15. Ishie says:

    Kwai … my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  16. Since 1963 says:

    So sorry, Kwai.

  17. stephanie says:

    Kwai, very sorry to hear of your loss

  18. Louise says:

    It would crush me to lose my sister. So my thoughts are with you, Kwai. Your positive approach to life is a good example for us all.

  19. Aeolian Cadence says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Kwai. Your posts are such a source of delight for me that I wish I had more to offer you than my appreciation and condolences.

  20. Alpha Bitch says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. The Music and all it means has brought so many hearts and hands together around the world and back.

  21. BLJ says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your lost, I can feel it because I lost my husband in 2010. You may not have her but she will forever be a part of your memory. Keep thinking of the wonderful times you spent with her. I hope that will bring you comfort.

  22. Kwai Chang says:

    You are all such Beatle people…
    (you know, the caring kind!)
    I do miss my sister…but, music is a time machine and she is only as far away as the nearest copy of RAM. We shared a closeness when that album came out…she was 13, I was 11…
    she smoked cigarettes like a pro.
    I would get sea-sick every time.
    That’s only the beginning…
    She couldn’t speak of John Lennon without it being painted in sexual innuendo. She would always ask to see the Two Virgins album at the most mischievous possible moments…in front of company, relatives…neighbors.
    She was Lizzie Bravo’s biggest competition…
    But lately, I’m worried about my other sister…Tammy
    (probably having fun without me…what?)

  23. Cara says:

    Kwai ~ Here’s hoping your sister’s enjoying a Gitanes (or an herb tea?) with John in Rock & Roll Heaven. ♥

  24. C3BlueNote says:

    Kwai, I am so sorry to hear of your of your sister’s untimely release from this earthly plane. … and as Jim so aptly put it, nor will we ever cease to be. You sound kind and loving and your sister would have been a perfect foil for George, who loved irreverant humour. WE are family as well and know that our hearts are yours as well. And know too, as long as there are vibrations in the air, there is music.


  25. Kwai Chang says:

    Jim resonated truth with that heavy little gem. Pearls of wisdom are few and far between. I hope everyone finds that one. The richest person is the one that is the most content with the least amount. Nothing cooler than that. Real strength is gentleness…there is no greater gift than the gift of giving.
    (and that, dear friends, is a textbook example of high res. Beatle-damage…and I don’t mind)

  26. Kwai Chang says:

    “The Judge is a great guy”?
    I’m not convinced…
    (why does he always ask “did you bring your toothbrush?”)
    Back on the chain gang, sweet chariot…
    Auzzie Rules?
    What about “another shrimp on the Barbie”?

  27. Kwai Chang says:

    @Since 1963…
    That can’t be legit…
    If it were, it would’ve been booted already…and the price would be higher…and it would be an auction. That is a shark…swimming the sea of green…trolling for wallet.
    Hopefully, this guy will only attract the attention of Apples lawyers.
    For the record: I would love to find out that I’m wrong…that it’s real…and it contains the 29:00+ minute version of Helter Skelter…
    which we would’ve already heard about.
    Let me know if you see the contents listed anywhere.

  28. Mark says:

    Clearly a bootleg- someone’s simply purchased the Lewisohn book and combined it with stacks of dodgy CDs (with the cover of the book used over and over as “artwork”), the “director’s cut” DVDs of the Anthology that was torrented a couple of years back and stuck them all in a box.

    $1,199.99 ?!?!?!? Anyone purchasing that is a schmuck.

    There’s always a glut of Beatlegs on ebay; only recently someone was claiming to have a huge haul of acetates, all of which were proved to be fake.

    Let’s hope this scumbag gets prosecuted!

  29. Kwai Chang says:

    Thanks, Mark…
    The “long”(longer, longest) version of Helter Skelter has actually surfaced many times…all of which were not-so-clever loop/edits of the legit version. Things got worse when Anthology threw us that ‘unreleased’ bone. I’m pretty sure I’ll never hear the 29:00 minute version. But, after all that ‘fake’ abuse, I’m not sure I really want to. The White Album version is white hot, anyway. Could there really be a more intense performance? Doubtful.

  30. ALEX OF BRONX says:

    I’m like you guys when it comes to hearing differeant and alternate versions of Beatle songs, have a ton of bootlegs from when I was a kid,
    the thing I noticed and the Anthology proves it me anyway, that the released versions were the best versions to me. Some alternates I really do love but again to me the released versions were the best.
    An opinion fom Da Bronx

  31. Since 1963 says:

    I kind of figured it was a fake, but what fun it would be to listen to all those cuts if it was real. To add my opinion to the other here, of all the boots I have there are very very few I’ve listen to more than twice. Of course, the official releases are played infinitely.

  32. Kwai Chang says:

    @Since 1963…
    An audio edition of Lewisohn’s ‘Recording Sessions’ book would be heaven. I would even settle for a two-hour documentary “the making of the book”…

  33. C3BlueNote says:

    …any word from Tammy here? Anybody?

  34. ALEX OF BRONX says:

    I think my two favorite outtakes are from Anthology III’s version of Cry Baby Cry, Anthology Leave My Kitten All Alone and One After 909
    then I have an old Bootleg from Get Back Days of All Things Must Pass that’s great, John is all into it and he’s trying to pull the song out of George, never ever heard of another instance of John being so into a George song.
    Also on the same album there is a version of Blackbird and Paul dedicates it to a girl can’t remember her name and she states that she knows who she is and she is a black bird. Makes you think. I always think of that wknd in LA that you hear about, and I always think of this now when I see Paul live now and he tells the story of how it is about the civil rights movement. Is it a little spin doctoring, who knows ?

  35. Kwai Chang says:

    Tammy knows how much we worry…
    I wish she wouldn’t scare us like this.
    @ALEX…I think Paul talks to Donovan about Blackbird. I think that’s a great old boot called “ABBEY ROAD NW8″…
    (memory lane is paved with vinyl).

  36. debjorgo says:

    I always liked the alternate bluesy Can’t Buy Me Love that showed up on Anthology. There are some pretty cool versions of Don’t Bother Me with some surf guitar chords that really rock. My favorite cd was probably the Complete Rooftop Sessions. The concert’s great but the rest of the disc is the Beatles jamming. Sausage and French Fries is fun, as is Wake Up in the Morning. From Anthology, Come Together is my favorite.

  37. lizzie says:

    dear kwai, i hadn’t seen your post. i am so sorry for your loss. i am very close to my brother (we have been sharing an apartment for some 8 years) and the thought of losing him is just unbearable to me. please accept a big hug.

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