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John's solo songs you're on a kick right now...
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The writer of that blog should die in a hole NOW

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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Did we read the same post? I didn't see anything to warrant that response. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

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1 December 2010
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Not only does he make Paul seem perfect in every way, He ripped into John from every angle, while making stupid analogies and Being a Jackass

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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Dear Prudence said:

I really like (Just Like) Starting Over, and Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) but the last time I listened to it, I had a crying upwelling right after "I cant wait to see you come of age" or whatever it says.


Agggh...I first heard that song on Mr. Holland's Opus and was getting all weepy for his performance of what was turning out to be a beautiful song for his son, but when he got to the part "I can't wait to see you come of age," my thoughts turned to John and I just lost it.

As for me, I can't ever see myself getting tired of Watching The Wheels. I like the whole "yeah, you just keep talking, I'll be over here moving on with things" attitude of the song.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
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RufusWild said:

"Oh My Love" and "Watching the Wheels" -

 

http://nickdavisproducer.blogs.....-pass.html


It is *so weird* to read his article dated Nov. 29, and have it focus on John.  I'm not asking for a bank holiday, but...
"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
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Oh, Mr. Holland's Opus! I remember that one. I was watching the movie again recently, and when they got to the John part I was getting a bit emotional. Then they got to Beautiful Boy, and-- well, it sounds like you had a similar experience. And this was all happening while we were watching the movie during music class!

 

Let's see, John's music... the song Love has long been a favorite of mine, as well as his version of Stand By Me. Those are two that I can't get enough of.

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

The writer of that blog should die in a hole NOW


Wow.  So glad I didn't tell you I wrote it!

 

Fascinating, really, how something one writes can be so misinterpreted.  I am actually somewhat embarassed by the level of my worship for John, my preference for him over all other Beatles, and thought the post made pretty clear that the point is, he may be artistically superior in every possible way, but his personality was awfully complex, and we should be careful about idealizing him -- because as he himself made clear, in what I consider one of the most astonishing edits in music history, he was both idealist and rage-filled; in a word, human.

"We were just a band, who made it very very big, that's all."
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I apologize as I didn't realize you wrote that. I still think the sentiment is incorrect but my statement was over the top
Sorry Rufuswild

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No problem.  But what sentiment, that John was master of the extremes of human emotion?  I do think in reading over the post, maybe my absolute admiration for the guy didn't come through.

"We were just a band, who made it very very big, that's all."
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I Personally hate the sequencing of Imagine, But I liken the first 3 songs on side 2 to The 2nd disc of the White Album

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Yeah, it's like whiplash.

"We were just a band, who made it very very big, that's all."
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It's Hard Rocker, Ballad, Hard Rocker

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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I'm really into the Mind Games album right now, especially Out the Blue and Meat City.

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Do lyrics count as a kick? 

I'm really liking the line "Who do you think you are? A superstar? Well, right you are!" It always makes me smile.  

 

VERY UNRELATED: 9! 

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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

I'm really liking the line "Who do you think you are? A superstar? Well, right you are!" It always makes me smile.  


I am absolutely in love with Instant Karma right now

My 4th 9 in a row

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Beautiful Boy just gave me some serious goosebumps. That's sad, we all see him as John Lennon the musician, but Sean probably has no memories of his real father outside of the music. You'd also figure he wouldn't be able to connect with John's music like we can because it's probably too emotional for him.

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GniknuS said:

Beautiful Boy just gave me some serious goosebumps. That's sad, we all see him as John Lennon the musician, but Sean probably has no memories of his real father outside of the music. You'd also figure he wouldn't be able to connect with John's music like we can because it's probably too emotional for him.


It can't be that bad. I think it's entirely possible Sean has memories of his father, and anyways, there's Yoko there to fill in the gaps. This is all conjecture, anyways, but even if John's music stirred a lot of emotions within Sean, I can't imagine him turning his back completely on it, because it came from a different point in John's life for one (before Sean),  and for another, it's one of the finite things that Sean has to remember his dad by. So if the emotional attachment might not be there, the curiosity about his dad might be.
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Do lyrics count as a kick? 

I'm really liking the line "Who do you think you are? A superstar? Well, right you are!" It always makes me smile.  

 


I love "why on Earth are you there, when you're everywhere? Come and get your share!"
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StarWisher said:

GniknuS said:

Beautiful Boy just gave me some serious goosebumps. That's sad, we all see him as John Lennon the musician, but Sean probably has no memories of his real father outside of the music. You'd also figure he wouldn't be able to connect with John's music like we can because it's probably too emotional for him.


It can't be that bad. I think it's entirely possible Sean has memories of his father, and anyways, there's Yoko there to fill in the gaps. This is all conjecture, anyways, but even if John's music stirred a lot of emotions within Sean, I can't imagine him turning his back completely on it, because it came from a different point in John's life for one (before Sean),  and for another, it's one of the finite things that Sean has to remember his dad by. So if the emotional attachment might not be there, the curiosity about his dad might be.
 

I'm not saying that he completely turned his back on his music, but I read something somewhere, maybe in John's bio by Philip Norman, where Sean talks about not being able to listen to Sgt. Pepper if a friend were to put it on or something because it would be too emotional for him. I'm sure Sean has heard ALL of John's music, but he was still robbed of a father, so it can't be easy for him.
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The music of the Beatles and his solo work, especially Double Fantasy, Probably bring up mess loads of Emotions that he Frankly think he would prefer not to feel and alot of Memories he would rather forget

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