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Publishing John's Letters
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Joe
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25 January 2011 - 6.49pm

It's obviously a generic statement, but the email address looks like it's genuinely hers. I've sent her a reply.

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Zig
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25 January 2011 - 10.02pm

robert said:

Since John was aware of his own fame, one has to believe that he realized that one day his own personal letters etc, would be published - just like hundreds of writers before him. 


And I'd be willing to bet my house that he wrote some of them (or at least portions thereof) HOPING they would be published one day. No sir, I would not put it past him one bit. After all, this is the same man (genius) who wrote gibberish in I Am The Walrus just to confuse and piss off those who tried to interpret his lyrics. I laugh every time I hear that song. It's one of my favorites.

Oh, that wonderfully cheeky bastard.a-hard-days-night-john-1

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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robert
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26 January 2011 - 12.45am

"she is granting permission for Hunter to publish such a book, subject to her approval of the letters."

I think this quote makes my point. Plus, can anyone remember Lennon's own statement regarding Hunter Davies?


"She looks more like him than I do."

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Nigel the good dog
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26 January 2011 - 2.14am

Zig said:

robert said:

Since John was aware of his own fame, one has to believe that he realized that one day his own personal letters etc, would be published - just like hundreds of writers before him. 


And I'd be willing to bet my house that he wrote some of them (or at least portions thereof) HOPING they would be published one day. No sir, I would not put it past him one bit. After all, this is the same man (genius) who wrote gibberish in I Am The Walrus just to confuse and piss off those who tried to interpret his lyrics. I laugh every time I hear that song. It's one of my favorites.
Oh, that wonderfully cheeky bastard.a-hard-days-night-john-1

You know, it does sound like something he would do... That is why I love him!

My mind is far away, off in Pepperland…
I'm a girl, don't be confused by my name.
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8 February 2011 - 11.11pm

OK, we need to cut the curses here, Yoko is watching.

Please, don't be nervous, don't make sudden moves, and don't scream…

If she approaches some of you, don't look her in the eyes and slowly get into fetal position, playing dead.

Speaking Japanese is out of question.

 

If we follow these instructions, an encounter with Yoko could pass without fatal casualties, and almost without the lost of limbs or other serious incidents.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

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PennyLane
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8 February 2011 - 11.52pm

Marcelo said:

OK, we need to cut the curses here, Yoko is watching.

Please, don't be nervous, don't make sudden moves, and don't scream…

If she approaches some of you, don't look her in the eyes and slowly get into fetal position, playing dead.

Speaking Japanese is out of question.

 

If we follow these instructions, an encounter with Yoko could pass without fatal casualties, and almost without the lost of limbs or other serious incidents.


LMAOOOOOOO OMG

I laughed a little too hard at this. Coughing uncontrollably now. Oh geez...

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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9 February 2011 - 12.22am

Marcelo said:

OK, we need to cut the curses here, Yoko is watching.

Please, don't be nervous, don't make sudden moves, and don't scream…

If she approaches some of you, don't look her in the eyes and slowly get into fetal position, playing dead.

Speaking Japanese is out of question.

 

If we follow these instructions, an encounter with Yoko could pass without fatal casualties, and almost without the lost of limbs or other serious incidents.


This Is Yoko. I have Hacked this man's account. I banish You to Siberia.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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9 February 2011 - 12.33am

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Marcelo said:

OK, we need to cut the curses here, Yoko is watching.

Please, don't be nervous, don't make sudden moves, and don't scream…

If she approaches some of you, don't look her in the eyes and slowly get into fetal position, playing dead.

Speaking Japanese is out of question.

 

If we follow these instructions, an encounter with Yoko could pass without fatal casualties, and almost without the lost of limbs or other serious incidents.


This Is Yoko. I have Hacked this man's account. I banish You to Siberia.
 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

This explains so much "Mr. Sun King"!

(I'm just kidding...)

"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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mr. Sun king coming together
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9 February 2011 - 12.34am

StarWisher said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Marcelo said:

OK, we need to cut the curses here, Yoko is watching.

Please, don't be nervous, don't make sudden moves, and don't scream…

If she approaches some of you, don't look her in the eyes and slowly get into fetal position, playing dead.

Speaking Japanese is out of question.

 

If we follow these instructions, an encounter with Yoko could pass without fatal casualties, and almost without the lost of limbs or other serious incidents.


This Is Yoko. I have Hacked this man's account. I banish You to Siberia.

 


a-hard-days-night-ringo-8This explains so much "Mr. Sun King"!
 

(I'm just kidding...)


No Jokes. Off To Siberia, Both of You!!

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Nigel the good dog
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9 February 2011 - 12.39am

I am so confused...

My mind is far away, off in Pepperland…
I'm a girl, don't be confused by my name.
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mr. Sun king coming together
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9 February 2011 - 12.41am

Nigel the good dog said:

I am so confused...


I am Yoko Ono. No Confusion. Off To Siberia!!!

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Till There Was You
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18 April 2011 - 9.50pm

I think it was personal, considering the fact that he wrote it to someone, not everyone. Would you want someone knowing your inner, most personal feelings? I know I might read them, so I shouldn't talk, but still.

I salute the lady who screamed "I love you Paul!" at a tribute band's concert.

Marcelo
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18 April 2011 - 10.52pm

I think it's only natural we all could access to the inner, most personal feelings of famous people. 

Being famous and rich is some kind of transaction: we commoners give them our money, they give us their entire life, and a microscope.blue-meanie

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

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19 April 2011 - 8.29am

Go Yoko go!

As a Lennon-ite I look forward to reading the letters and have no qualms. I am also a Yoko-ite (?) and I can't believe she would have done a thing like that without very careful consideration about eventual consequences. She's not one for scandal for scandal's sake.

 

Go yoko go!yoko-ono-01

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Joe
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19 April 2011 - 3.07pm

Personally, I cannot wait. I don't care if Yoko makes money off this book - at least I'll get to read it.

Would I want someone reading my private letters? Well, probably not. But if I was John Lennon I'd expect them to be republished at some point. He knew what was going on; The Beatles were aware enough to know that everything they did was documented. And it's not like a free-for-all either. They're being edited by Hunter Davies, who's a safe pair of hands.

I've read the Kurt Cobain diaries. While those are pretty raw and personal in places, I'm glad they're available. Once someone is dead, does it really matter if their writing is published, providing it's authorised by the owners of their estate? If it causes us to reassess that person and see them in a new light (good or bad), surely it's no bad thing as we'd have a fuller idea of their character.

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kedame
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19 April 2011 - 4.30pm

Amen Joe! I am excited to read these letters, too, because I find that John is so contradictory in interviews, it's hard to figure out anything about him (other than the fact that he is contradictory). I can't wait to see into John's mind via his letters. I hope they don't cut out too much that could give us insight into him as a person.

 

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"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"

John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth

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19 April 2011 - 8.03pm

I don't know....I bet I'll still read them. It's just that some things need to be left unsaid.

I salute the lady who screamed "I love you Paul!" at a tribute band's concert.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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24 April 2011 - 12.29am

Personally, I love this. But, these won't be the first letters of a famous person I will have read. But I agree with Zig. He knew they would be read.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Ph.D.
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24 April 2011 - 12.31am

Although I think it's an invasion of John's privacy, and I disapprove, I know I'll read them a-hard-days-night-john-7

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