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For those in the cheaper seats: A John Lennon Club
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John referencing Why Don’t We Do It In The Road during the Double Fantasy sessions. john-lennon-salute_gif

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Earlier today, I got the sudden urge to listen to Real Love , the original piano demo* and just now my longtime favourite Past Masters version of Across The Universe . I think something might be telling me to get properly back into John again so I might stick on POB tomorrow. Hopefully this means the beginning of something! a-hard-days-night-john-6

*Don’t get me wrong, I love the Anthology version and the Threetles ‘ additions, but the sped up tempo and pitch bothers me a little. The demo with just John and the piano gives me chills in a good way and I’m glad to have revisited it after a long time today!

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SgtPeppersBulldog said
Earlier today, I got the sudden urge to listen to Real Love , the original piano demo* and just now my longtime favourite Past Masters version of Across The Universe . I think something might be telling me to get properly back into John again so I might stick on POB tomorrow. Hopefully this means the beginning of something! a-hard-days-night-john-6

*Don’t get me wrong, I love the Anthology version and the Threetles ‘ additions, but the sped up tempo and pitch bothers me a little. The demo with just John and the piano gives me chills in a good way and I’m glad to have revisited it after a long time today!

  

Right up there as one of my favorite John songs, either solo or from the Beatles. It’s John in a really pure form, vulnerable and full of feeling. 

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Don’t know how long this will stay up, but should you want to hear them, Sean’s conversations with Julian, Elton John, and Paul for BBC Radio 2’s Lennon at 80 (music edited out):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..q8j4EsAGmY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..DcVMamYM6g

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Fabulous recording

The Empire State Building will be lit up light blue (peace) tonight and tomorrow in honor of John’s 80th.

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Excellent gesture. Peace is a wonderful way to be remembered, but I choose to remember John as an incredibly complex man who was funny, insightful, depressed, angry and always evolving. In one word: human. 

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People on John’s 80th: examining his artistic legacy and reflecting on his profound impact on the world and their lives through his heartfelt songwriting and peacenikking
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seriously tho him & Yoko & Sean are just a whole family of fabulous hat-wearers and I love it

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One of my favourite John quotes and a great way to live.

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25 October 2020
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The apartment that John shared with May Pang was for sale. Some interesting photos including the famous UFO balcony.

https://www.housebeautiful.com…..-for-sale/

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Yesterday (7 February) marked the day when John has been dead longer than he was alive.

Quite ironic date wise.

What a damn senseless waste.

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Not going to post too many details (here if you want them) but John’s reply to Todd Rundgren, after Todd slated John in an interview for ‘Melody Maker’ in 1974, is the perfect way to reply to someone who disses you. Tons of humour and bitchy bite.

AN OPENED LETTUCE TO SODD RUNTLESTUNTLE

Couldn’t resist adding a few “islands of truth” of my own, in answer to Turd Runtgreen’s howl of hate (pain.)

Dear Todd,

I like you, and some of your work, including “I Saw The Light”, which is not unlike “There’s A Place” (Beatles), melody wise.

1) I have never claimed to be a revolutionary. But I am allowed to sing about anything I want! Right?

2) I never hit a waitress in the Troubador, I did act like an ass, I was too drunk. So shoot me!

3) I guess we’re all looking for attention Rodd, do you really think I don’t know how to get it, without “Revolution ?” I could dye my hair green and pink for a start!

4) I don’t represent anyone but my SELF. It sounds like I represented something to you, or you wouldn’t be so violent towards me. (Your dad perhaps?)

5) Yes Dodd, violence comes in mysterious ways it’s wonders to perform, including verbal. But you’d know that kind of mind game, wouldn’t you? Of course you would.

6) So the Nazz use to do “like heavy rock” then SUDDENLY a “light pretty ballad”. How original!

7) Which gets me to the Beatles, “who had no other style than being the Beatles”!! That covers a lot of style man, including your own, TO DATE…..

Yes Godd, the one thing those Beatles did was to affect PEOPLES’ MINDS. Maybe you need another fix?

Somebody played me your rock and roll girl private song, but I never noticed anything. i think that the real reason you’re mad at me is cause I didn’t know who you were at the Rainbow (L.A.) Remember that time you came in with Wolfman Jack? When I found out later, I was cursing cause I wanted to tell you how good you were. (I’d heard you on the radio.)

Anyway, However much you hurt me darling; I’ll always love you,

J. L.

30th Sept. 1974

 

John was so often a master at dealing with those who had a go at him.

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shoot at the king you best not miss

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5 June 2021
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meanmistermustard said
Not going to post too many details (here if you want them) but John’s reply to Todd Rundgren, after Todd slated John in an interview for ‘Melody Maker’ in 1974, is the perfect way to reply to someone who disses you. Tons of humour and bitchy bite.

AN OPENED LETTUCE TO SODD RUNTLESTUNTLE

Couldn’t resist adding a few “islands of truth” of my own, in answer to Turd Runtgreen’s howl of hate (pain.)

Dear Todd,

I like you, and some of your work, including “I Saw The Light”, which is not unlike “There’s A Place” (Beatles), melody wise.

1) I have never claimed to be a revolutionary. But I am allowed to sing about anything I want! Right?

2) I never hit a waitress in the Troubador, I did act like an ass, I was too drunk. So shoot me!

3) I guess we’re all looking for attention Rodd, do you really think I don’t know how to get it, without “Revolution ?” I could dye my hair green and pink for a start!

4) I don’t represent anyone but my SELF. It sounds like I represented something to you, or you wouldn’t be so violent towards me. (Your dad perhaps?)

5) Yes Dodd, violence comes in mysterious ways it’s wonders to perform, including verbal. But you’d know that kind of mind game, wouldn’t you? Of course you would.

6) So the Nazz use to do “like heavy rock” then SUDDENLY a “light pretty ballad”. How original!

7) Which gets me to the Beatles, “who had no other style than being the Beatles”!! That covers a lot of style man, including your own, TO DATE…..

Yes Godd, the one thing those Beatles did was to affect PEOPLES’ MINDS. Maybe you need another fix?

Somebody played me your rock and roll girl private song, but I never noticed anything. i think that the real reason you’re mad at me is cause I didn’t know who you were at the Rainbow (L.A.) Remember that time you came in with Wolfman Jack? When I found out later, I was cursing cause I wanted to tell you how good you were. (I’d heard you on the radio.)

Anyway, However much you hurt me darling; I’ll always love you,

J. L.

30th Sept. 1974

 

John was so often a master at dealing with those who had a go at him.

  

That one always makes me laugh.

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“stop, stop, he’s already dead!”

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Within this masterclass reply it again shows how protective he was of the Beatles despite his hard man persona. 

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Since my divorce I relate more to the angst of Plastic Ono Band. 

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Expert Textpert said
Since my divorce I relate more to the angst of Plastic Ono Band. 

I feel you on this. I very much related to the angst of that album when I was in middle school. 

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I wish John could be here to see the newly unearthed Edward Lear poems. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-en…..%20Library.

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Previously unseen poems and letters written by Victorian nonsense poet Edward Lear have been found hidden in a private collection.

The discovery was made by University of Nottingham PhD student Amy Wilcockson in the British Library.

While sifting through manuscripts, Ms Wilcockson noticed some pages written by Lear to a young English woman he had befriended in Italy. 

The university said the finds were significant.

Ms Wilcockson found the pages, which contain a limerick about an old man on a bicycle, a poem and several letters, in a large collection of manuscripts known as the Charnwood Autograph Collection.

They were written by the poet – best known as the author of The Owl and The Pussycat – to Mary Mundella, the daughter of a Nottingham hosiery merchant.

Mary passed the correspondence down to her niece, Lady Dorothea Charnwood.

After some research it became clear the pages were unpublished and unseen by the public, and Ms Wilcockson said she realised she had “something special” on her hands.

“I think this is a really major find for 19th century literary studies, and it deserves a wider public audience too,” she added.

The discoveries have now been digitised by the British Library.

Amy’s co-researcher Dr Edmund Downey said: “I’ve felt very privileged helping bring these works to light. The texts will make a significant contribution to Lear scholarship.”

 

 

 

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I’ll never understand the mindset of hiding away unknown manuscripts, music, paintings etc that only you and a few other select people will ever know about. Do they sit around a lit fireplace in the middle of the night gawfing at how wonderful it is to be the few who know out it? Seems a really sad way to be. 

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meanmistermustard said
I’ll never understand the mindset of hiding away unknown manuscripts, music, paintings etc that only you and a few other select people will ever know about. Do they sit around a lit fireplace in the middle of the night gawfing at how wonderful it is to be the few who know out it? Seems a really sad way to be. 

  

There are a few old Doctor Who episodes that are in private collections that we’ll likely never see. I don’t get the appeal of being a selfish backstard myself personally.

 

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