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Yoko Ono
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The book says Julian was flunking school and spending all his money on getting drunk and John was planning to start giving him more when he turned 21. 

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Teenagers getting drunk? My, my.

 

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Apparently Julian wasn’t lacking money.

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John was trying to get him to graduate school.

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Julian certainly had a wild period immediately following John’s death, and it was probably a heightened version of what was happening before John’s death, and what was worrying him. I remember pictures of him in the papers, underage, stumbling out of nightclubs, often with Cynthia a few steps behind. There was a dreadful picture of him at Stringfellows, essentially a strip club then, in 1981, very drunk, with him or a friend holding a gun to his head.

Easy access to money, along with access to places most 17-year-olds couldn’t get into just because he was John’s son, saw Julian as a very out-of-control young man for a period between around the ages of 16 and 19. It’s a dark period he admits to himself.

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This story is a sucker punch in the stomach. The slow passing of an era.

Yoko is moving out of the Dakota.

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Just a newer, year-long Beatles fan’s opinion:  I listened to some of Yoko’s experimental work and find it impressive when I take it for what it is.  Same with Revolution #9.  It’s not readily listenable and may never be.  But listening in the moment to her consistent, intentional screaming is a pretty interesting experience.  I liken it to Harrison’s Electronic Sound in that regard.  It’s certainly an easier listen than Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music, even on the ears.

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quackman said
Just a newer, year-long Beatles fan’s opinion:  I listened to some of Yoko’s experimental work and find it impressive when I take it for what it is.  Same with Revolution #9.  It’s not readily listenable and may never be.  But listening in the moment to her consistent, intentional screaming is a pretty interesting experience.  I liken it to Harrison’s Electronic Sound in that regard.  It’s certainly an easier listen than Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music, even on the ears.

  

I agree. I call such efforts “a worthy experiment”. And the point may well not include sounding pleasing or digestible, but on a different wavelength.

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Just a newer, year-long Beatles fan’s opinion:  I listened to some of Yoko’s experimental work and find it impressive when I take it for what it is.  Same with Revolution #9.  It’s not readily listenable and may never be.  But listening in the moment to her consistent, intentional screaming is a pretty interesting experience.  I liken it to Harrison’s Electronic Sound in that regard.  It’s certainly an easier listen than Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music, even on the ears.

 

I agree. I call such efforts “a worthy experiment”. And the point may well not include sounding pleasing or digestible, but on a different wavelength.

Haha, I like MMM, but I’ve probably played it no more than 50 times total since ’89 – and always with headphones, that’s the best way to listen to it, both for the strict stereo separation, and also because nobody else nearby needs to hear such racket!

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As for Yoko, my gateway to appreciation of her music was 1997’s CD reissue of her long-scarce (and long personally coveted) YO/POB debut, putting the disc in the player, and being suddenly blasted in the face mid-jam with the glorious avant-Rock ‘N’ Roll racket of “Why”, the foursome of Ono/Lennon/Starr/Voormann firing on all cylinders on the raucous “Why”…and then following that up with the much longer, slower semi-blues shuffle of “Why Not”. Yoko dissolving entirely the idea of the necessity of a voice conveying ‘lyrics’ or ‘melody’, favouring instead pure free-expression and deployment of the voice as a primarily sound-making instrument. yoko-ono_01

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