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The ghost of John Lennon is strong in this one

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THE GHOST OF JOHN LENNON IS STRONG IN THIS ONE

Now I’ve no idea why anyone would want to be possessed by John Lennon. He had appalling taste in glasses for one (have you ever tried to read with glasses like that – its like watching a television inside a washing machine). He wrote Imagine, a shoe-in for the worse piece of metaphysical hippy claptrap beyond the writings of Timothy Leary. Perhaps it is because he was the self styled intellectual Beatle: have you seen his poetry and those really rubbish line drawings of his? Whatever, in the years after this particular day the music died there seemed a never ending stream of people trying to steal his thunder. Never get in bed with Yoko though. Funny that.

To become John Lennon is simple. You duet with Paul McCartney. Michael Jackson not only bought the rights to all Beatle songs, he wrote one too – Say Say Say. Touched by the hand of Quincey Jones (not the pathologist) it was an insipid piece of nonsense which proved that Paul was so far from having an edge that he was positively a Klein Bottle. (I paid attention in topology). Stevie Wonder chipped in too. Admittedly the cod philosophy knocked up in Ebony and Ivory almost parallelled that of Imagine, but Stevie forgot to put on the little round specs. They probably would have fallen off when he did his little head spack thing anyhow.

Paul has dragged his own dirty name through the dirty dirt incessantly for the last thirty years. But he pales next to Elvis Costello’s turn at Lennon. Even Costello (what does he want to be Presley or a Beatle?) has nothing on the corpse re-animator general, the man who’s producerly touch is death to all who get near him. But Jeff Lynne I am leaving til another day.

In truth there is only one McCartney collaborator who has ever reached the genius of Lennon. Bear in mind I consider Lennon to not be a genius, just a Scouser who got lucky – or at least put out of his misery. Nope, the only good collaboartor was Rupert, skipping through the Frog Song with gay abandon. The frogs were good too – but the check trousered anthropomorphic representative of the conservative press really tagged the spirit of Lennon. And I daresay Yoko would shag him too.

Comments

  1. 1
    GMAN on 25 Oct 2006 #

    F*** YOU FOR TALKING THAT WAY ABOUT THE GREATEST MUSICIAN/MAN THAT EVER LIVED! YOU PROBABLY SUPPORT BUSH AND THE WAR! YOU WERE PROBABLY FRIENDS WITH MARK DAVID CHAPMAN, THE MAN THAT KILLED JOHN LENNON!

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    CarsmileSteve on 26 Oct 2006 #

    just in case you didn’t know who Mark Chapman was…

  3. 3
    Marcello Carlin on 26 Oct 2006 #

    MARK CHAPMAN
    Assassin of

    JOHN LENNON
    Musician

  4. 4
    Brittany on 2 Dec 2006 #

    What in the hell is wrong with you?!

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    Sean Lockwood on 20 Mar 2007 #

    A typical narrow minded idiots view. You clearly understand nothing about music or John Lennons true values he lived by. Beleive me, if only 1 of our world leaders adopted his views, this stupid war in Iraq would never of been thought of.

    In my eyes, you are just as bad as Mark Chapman, you are a sick individual with no true values. In future keep your opinions to yourself, I can safely say about 0.001% of the WORLDS population would be in agreeance with you.

    Loser

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    Tom on 21 Mar 2007 #

    To be fair Sean, I think if, say, the President of Andorra had adopted Lennon’s views, the course of the war in Iraq would have been absolutely the same.

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    Steven Vaughn on 4 May 2007 #

    Everyone has a right to their own opinion. John would have been the first one to say that.
    Having said that, I’ve an opinion of my own…Tanya Headon’s intellect is pathetic and only makes me feel sorry for her. Peace.

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    j-damn on 20 Jan 2008 #

    Ha! This is hilarious. You’re almost as funny as Joe Queenan. What’s even better is there are no comments for damn near 6 years, and then the only thing these dolts can write is “Ooh, the Iraq ‘War’ is bad”.

    Simps.

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    twstdspirit on 1 Nov 2008 #

    “producerly” do us all a favor and go get an education, you ignorant hick. How dare you bad mouth a legend like John Lennon, if you had 1 third the talent of the man you’d still be nothing. Have some respect John Lennon probably done more in half an hour than you have in your entire life.

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    Jessica G. on 27 May 2010 #

    Everyone has an opinion. Just because it isn’t saying that he’s the greatest musician ever doesn’t make it wrong. I think John is amazing but he wasn’t the perfect person. This person can have their opinions and you guys shouldn’t say bad things about it. I bet you have opinions that the rest of us might not agree with. If you don’t like it just don’t comment. Who wants to see bad commments? No one. And that’s my opinion.

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    gary dobbs on 21 Nov 2010 #

    You silly person – the glasses Lennon wore were of the kind they used to give away free on the national health to working people. They were a statement – working class hero and all that. I agree to some point on McCartney – the man has no artistic intergrity and has sold out a long time ago. Lennon famously said Elvis died in 1960 or thereabouts and I think the real Macca went in the mid seventies.

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    Tina Anderson on 4 Dec 2010 #

    You’re a fucking jealous idiot. Do us all a favor and die, fuckstick! What have you done? You down Imagine so what the fuck have you done? Johns glasses were perfect for his face. All your taste is in your mouth, jerkwad!

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    R Jackson on 13 Jan 2011 #

    maybe john will scare the shit out of gman who wrote such crude words

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    denene on 14 Jan 2011 #

    long live the greaster singing song writher thats ever was or ever will be any one who sayer anything else is f*** cazey

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    Tom on 14 Jan 2011 #

    Starting yr defence of Lennon with the words “Long Live” is pretty unkind IMO.

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    wichita lineman on 14 Jan 2011 #

    Writher

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    mary on 5 Jun 2011 #

    learn how to spell, people!!

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