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For those in the cheaper seats: A John Lennon Club
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What’s weird for me is that John was alive for the first ten years of my life but my only memory of him from that time is him singing on the Let It Be album, which I can still listen to.

I don’t even remember him dying.

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SWatched the Imagine documentary where he talks to Curt Claudio, humbly talking to him and being real. Telling him lyrics don’t have deeper meaning and really just relate to his own life and experiences. And then giving him something to eat. What a legend. A great showcase of John right there. Brutally honest but deep down a good soul.

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I love this,the famous footage of John having a conversation with a homeless guy, and then taking him inside and feeding him. Top man. I was thinking as I was watching, how much the guy resembles Kurt Cobain.... I don't know, maybe it's just me mccartney-shrug_01_gif. Stick a like on this if you agree with me. Cheers paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

 

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May Pang’s spirit medium message she received always puts me at ease, and I choose to believe it. She was told John communicated “I’m okay, move on.” I can totally see John thinking and saying that. 

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@Father McKenzie said

Stick a like on this if you agree with me. Cheers 

  

Have we become a social media platform? 😉 

 

Don't forget to click 'like', subscribe and ring the bell to make sure you catch all my comments. 'Til next time guys a-hard-days-night-john-3 x.

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This piece of shit is on the BBC. None of what is contained is untrue but it is presented in such a way that really annoys me. To present his attack on Bob Wooler and question how John could promote peace is an utter bullshit argument - it was 6 years later for a start! People change. He hit women, battered men, and was a complete and total bastard at times but he apologised, deeply hated that he did it, and come December 1980 had come to the point where he changed his ways, admitted it all, and spoke out on how wrong and sorry he was. Doesn't make what he did right but at the very least present that side instead of omitting it entirely. He was an awful father to Julian but he did everything to make up for it with Sean. Again, doesn't help Julian but he did change the next time. Mention that.

John was never a saint and would never have said he was, but see and present the full picture for fuck sake, not one side or a slanted view. Maybe how Yoko and her team have almost turned John into one with all that Imagine peace promotion will see this happen more often but not even that argument will make me less irritated by that video.

 

Additionally, none of this has anything to do with being a pop star, certainly not in my view.

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^ Mention John on Reddit in an innocuous post and you will get "WIFE BEATER", "NEGLECTED HIS CHILD" thrown at you!!! 

 

Aye, we know. I think you can't look at John in his early-20's and comment on incidents like Bob Wooler, hitting Cynthia (whether once like she claimed or more), without thinking about his childhood and teenage years. Constant abandonment, feeling of being unwanted by his parents, his father-figure uncle dying, his mother being killed shortly after she was introduced into his life, his best friend dying suddenly- no wonder he was an emotional ticking time bomb. If he was a kid today, he'd have been in therapy since he was 10. 

Growing up in an oppressive, macho-masculine society where he couldn't openly express his feelings and then having certain unexpected situations thrown at him, you can understand why he resorted to his fists first over his words. 

 

I'm not condoning his actions but to simply say John Lennon =Bad man is a massive simplification of a very complex individual who ultimately towards the end of his life became an overall nice guy, still had his vices, still wasn't a perfect father or husband but you cannot say he died a "violent, misogynistic bully" as Kane suggests (On a side note I love how he says he's either a 'musical visionary genius or a violent, misogynistic bully?', he can't be both, no?).

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10 February 2020
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Don’t get me started. Woke culture is taking away all our white male heroes. Even those who have been merely accused once of doing something wrong (and never proven) are having their careers taken away. Dead men from the 20th century who lived according to different moral standards are having their behavior unfairly judged by today’s standards. 

When the millennial, far-left, MeToo generation is done we will have no artists left. It will be generic, manufactured pop blandness with a stamp of political approval and the “artists” judged by which political boxes they check and how well they can be molded by the dictates of public opinion.

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Expert Textpert said
When the millennial, far-left, MeToo generation is done we will have no artists left. It will be generic, manufactured pop blandness with a stamp of political approval and the “artists” judged by which political boxes they check and how well they can be molded by the dictates of public opinion.

  

When the boomer, far-right, 'school of hard knocks' generation have finished, everyone's mental health, as well as the planet's health, will be awful.

So you know... two sides of the coin.

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Well I’m not a boomer. I’m Gen X. That means I can see how awful everyone is. All Gen X is guilty of is not trying hard enough because everyone ignores us anyway.

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^ I love how he got the essence of Yoko with so few lines. Genius.

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I read a column earlier today (in a paper that was some weeks old, which I was using to catch my hair-clippings as I trimmed my moptop) about how, immediately after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, that one reporter was dredging up his years-old scandal. The column contained this quote:

All this is connected to something larger, a more difficult question we have trouble getting right in the age of causes. It is that you can't judge somebody's life by the worst thing he ever did. The worst thing he did is part of the story but it's not "the story." It's too strict a standard, it's not realistic, and though it pretends to be unblinking, it is really unknowing. A life, even a small one, is a big, dense, effortful thing, a real drama that can't always be easily resolved.
(Peggy Noonan, "Declarations," The Wall Street Journal opinion page, 1 February 2020)

One of the best things I've read in a while. I think that it applies here as well. There are people in this world (and the Internet seems to bring then out) who just want to be edgy for the sake of it ("to be extreme just to be extreme," as Syd Barrett once sang), to rain on everyone else's parade because they think it's counterculture and cool; but you know what John said about rain...

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^ I love how he got the essence of Yoko with so few lines. Genius.  

He had a gift of capturing the essence of things very simply, whether in lyrics or in drawing.

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“John's was not a glum, negative, insulting attack on society but a sharp-witted, entertaining, cock-a-snook approach that encouraged young people to express themselves as individuals and to reject the stifling rigidity of a lot of the older social traditions." ~Yokotwo-virgins

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Exactly. As individuals -- that part is very important. If you're trying to express your "individuality" by dumping on something because "everyone else" likes it, then that's not really individualism. A true individualist likes what he/she likes, whether it's popular or not. /rant

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Good observations, guys. I like this quote:

“There’s the good guy and the bad guy in all of us, but knowing that doesn’t ever need to overwhelm us. Whatever we adults can do to help ourselves—and anybody else—discover that that’s true can really make a difference in this life.” —Fred Rogers

Most people enjoy pointing fingers but don’t have the self awareness to see their own darkness.

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Last month, on the Sirius XM Billy Joel channel, Billy Joel was talking about how for a while he lived near John Lennon but never stopped by (which would've been really easy to do when he was on his boat) out of respect for his privacy. Then after John died, someone apparently told Billy that John had wanted to meet him but didn't want to bother him, so neither crossed paths.

So sad that they never met, but an incredible illustration of how they probably would've liked to be treated by others. And so humble that John thought that he would be a bother if he tried to say "hi" to Billy, when one could imagine it would've been a highlight of his life.

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I dumped a load of random John tracks on my iPod a while back and occasionally one will crop up I haven't heard before. I knew John had thrown out a cover of 'It'll Be Me' during recording 'God ', which is cool

 

but then a full band performance came on from the 'Some Time In New York City ' sessions and it really rocks.

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