Friday, February 29, 2008

Show 657 Friday 29 February

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Hi I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today I thought I’d talk about a song by The Beatles.
Beatles songs are very popular to study in English classrooms in Japan – and it’s easy to see why. I definitely recommend them too.

And today, I’m going to talk about Hey Jude.

This is the first verse.

Hey, Jude, don't make it bad

Take a sad song and make it better

Remember to let her into your heart

Then you can start to make it better

So, who is Jude? And what does this song mean? What is it about? Like many songs, that is not easy to answer.

Apparently the song was originally called Hey Jules and it was written by Paul McCartney to comfort John Lennon's son Julian during his parents' divorce. John Lennon was originally married to a woman called Cynthia before he hooked up with Yoko.

But other people thought the song had been written about them, such as John Lennon and a journalist named Judith
And other people “have speculated that McCartney's failing long-term relationship with Jane Asher when he wrote Hey Jude was an unconscious message to himself.
So, it’s not exactly clear what the song is about ... but it’s probably something to do with self-worth and self-consolation in the face of hardship.

Let’s pick up some language from the song:

This is one line: The minute you let her under your skin

Get under somebody’s skin is an idiom which means to annoy somebody.
For example: Don’t let him get under your skin means: Don’t let him annoy you.

Another line: Don't carry the world upon your shoulders

I think the idiom usually goes: have the weight of the world on your shoulders.
And it means that you look or feel very worried or sad, as if you’re worrying about all the world’s problems. And you definitely shouldn’t do that.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, for the first time in four years, it’s the 29th of February.

February the 29th is also known as bissextile day or Leap Day. It occurs every four years.
Wikipedia says there is a tradition that women may make a
proposal of marriage to men only in leap years.
The next leap day will be in 2012.

And that was Stick News for Friday 29th of February.
Kia Ora

at Loaf Lounge

The other day we heard that Shaun White, a famous American snowboarder and skateboarder and was going to go to Loaf Lounge to go for a skate so we went down to have a look.

friday joke
I found today's joke here.

Little Johnny returns home from school and says he got an F in maths.

"Why?" asks his father.

"The teacher asked 'How much is 2x3?' and I said '6'."

"But that's right!"

"Then she asked me 'How much is 3x2?'"

"What's the fucking difference?"

"That's exactly what I said!"

conversations with
#402 How long was he in Niseko?

Step 1: Repeat Bob’s lines.
Step 2: Read Bob’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Bob When did Shaun White come to Loaf Lounge?

Sarah On Monday.

Bob How was his skating?

Good, of course. And I think he just borrowed that board off someone too ... because he didn’t come to Japan to skate, he came to snowboard and I think he just ended up going there for a skate because he met the owner on the mountain and then he invited him there.

Bob How long was he in Niseko?

About a week, I think.

Bob Cool.

Yeah. It pretty exciting to see a famous person in Kutchan.


today's news

today's STICK NEWS picture


show start
artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

the snow report start
artist: Olga Scotland
album: Scotland Yard
track: Absolute
from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: Groovetracks
tracks: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: NarNaoud
album: Green Vision
track: Dubbing Rules
from: Gironde, France
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

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