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John Lennon's Speaking Style
22 February 2023
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Timothy
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John’s voice was amazing. I can listen to his interviews and still get lost in them. He spoke wisdom and nonsense in equal measure. He was built for full throated rock and roll and also falsetto harmonising.

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23 February 2023
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As a young man Lennon was a quick study in snark and evidently was on a learning curve of avant-garde counter-cultural cynicism, which infused his snark with interesting pungency.  Reminiscent of Dylan’s snark captured in the 1967 documentary Don’t Look Back, where he sits down with various journalists and in amusingly subtle ways basically trolls them (though the one exception where he treats a journalist with respect is a black African).

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23 February 2023
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He had a philosophy of say whatever comes into your head at the time, which can mean being funny and surreal. It’s something I’ve taken to doing especially when I’m feeling lighthearted.

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23 February 2023
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It’s not always a virtue, as many of us know from experience with a boor at a dinner party; luckily John had the wit and the avant-garde snark to make it interesting.  And the deadpan delivery. 

Which reminds me, given his Left-leaning politics, the 70s would have been perfect for him to literally go on the road with Groucho Marx — another superstar still possessing considerable cultural cachet in the 70s and deeply Leftist (see his appearances on the Dick Cavett show).  John and Groucho could have cooked up a revue, a two-man show of light-hearted, wickedly humorous banter sprinkled with Leftist preaching, premiering on Broadway, and called it: 

“An Evening With Marx and Lennon”.

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