Sunday, 24 October 2010

Paul to appear on Later...with Jools Holland

Good news has reached McCarnet that Paul will appear on 'Later...with Jools Holland' next week promoting the Band on the run remaster.

Let hope he pulls out a surprise and plays Bluebird or Picasso's Last Words!

Friday, 8 October 2010

It's Johnny's Birthday!

Tomorrow John Lennon would have been 70. Happy Birthday John.

John's star shone brightly on our lives whether we were alive when he was, too young to remember or just learnt about him since his death.

He was a one off. He said what he thought, although he often did not think what he said. He loved and hurt in equal measures. 

He was full of contradictions but we loved him all the same. We raised many an eyebrow as if to say 'what is he doing now?!' but some how we forgave him.

He was a genius and wrote some of the greatest music ever with his mate Paul. Afterwards he still amused us and kept our interest like a crazy old Uncle and still produced some musical gems, although to be fair some dross too.

He gave us his soul, he sold his soul, he took it away from us again. He was unhappy, he found himself, but somehow he was still lost. He gave so much, but still had much to give but did not know quite where to give it.

He loved his friends, but sometimes was afraid to show it. He made huge gestures of love but then also huge gestures of hypocrisy.

I am sure by now John would have come to terms with, and had redemption for his wrongs. He would also be comfortable with his success and adulation.  Peace would have been given a chance. 

His death made him a martyr, which he never was. That is not his fault. We should look back at his legacy with perspective and not let it be clouded by his early death. We should also remember others that have died for no reason, whether through guns or not. Taking away a human life is a tragic act.

John Lennon you were a special man who was human and we were wrong to think otherwise. You still shine brightly. Thank you for everything. I am sure Paul will be raising a glass and a loving curse or two!!!

And just for fun, my top ten John no particular order

  • Hey Bulldog
  • Watching the Wheels
  • Across The Universe
  • In My Life
  • Number 9 Dream
  • Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  • Come Together
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • I am The Walrus
  • Rain
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