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6/15/2017 9:50:25 AM
Yoko pushing and receiving songwriting credit for Imagine is really lame imo.
I don't care what John said about it. She shouldn't be diminishing him in his grave. What's next, is she going to want credit for singing Twist and Shout?
6/15/2017 10:47:03 AM
No that ain't to you, that's to Lennon,
you know, the prick I channel?
Go ahead, Prick.
Hello, Prick Lennon here....
Yes, Lesley I stole your life I stole your wife, and ran away laughing,
saying "Meatpie! Meatpie! hahahahah"
and now we live on a lovely mountain and I won't tell you
much more of it than that.
It's a Secret.
Yes we live on a Secret Mountain you can't bloody find.
Look, here's the fuckin' lowdown on that...
I ripped off Yoko, sort of.
She had a poem,
ahead of her time, always,
damned thing was like, from 1963 if you can believe it,
so while I WAS singing Twist And Shout
and encouraging the Queen to rattle her jewelry,
Yoko was already IMAGINING.
There was a quote from it,
which set me head ablaze, filled me with ideas...
how'd it go?
"Imagine a cloud dripping.... dig a hole in your garden to put them in..."
something like that.
THAT, whether you like it or not, mate,
and I do call you mate, since I play in yer bloody band,
and be glad you don't get into arguments with me, only Lesley,
'cause, Lesley'll let you win some of them.
You know "Got Nothing But Time" by BEATLESEX?
I wrote some of that, so I wouldn't even LET Lesley hand it in as
a COA thing, as Lesley was going to, because, I'm John Lennon I am.
And I wrote some of it, so I held on tooth and nail for it. And I won, see.
'Cause I'll do that, even now. I'll win yet, you'll see.
came, from Yoko's poem, from 1963....
Now, I don't think, that I remember anywhere in my soul
as I'm able to perceive it through the instrument of Meatpie, (Lesley)
that Yoko actually wrote any of the actual lyrics to Imagine...
I think I probably went off, whipped it up,
made it into like a present for her,
probably hoping to get some that night, you know.
Probably did too, I believe she liked it.
"very good, you've earned your pudding tonight young man"
she didn't really say that, I'm being, uh, you know, me. Ever the smartass.
So, did she write it? Well technically no, but,
it would not ever have existed, had she not made that poem, you get it?
So, I am okay, with her claiming some credit
for the fact that IMAGINE exists.
It's become a bigger thing than we thought it was at the time,
I mean, we both knew it was good.
But it's a worldwide thing now isn't it,
they sing it all sorts of places...
sometimes poorly, but they sing it, man, they do, I've heard it.
And sometimes, they sing it very nicely at that.
Yoko can grab a bit of 'immortality' as you yourself coin the term, mate.
I'm okay with that.
~John Winston Ono Lennon
6/15/2017 3:04:10 PM
yeah John would probably give her credit for singing on Twist and Shout too. It's still bullshit.
6/15/2017 6:36:05 PM
No, John isn't about to give her credit for singing Twist and Shout.
Yoko's version would be all Shout and no Twist anyway.
John did however write to her today,
and give her his blessing.
It's not bullshit, that he wants to let her share in the immortality.
I see where you're coming from. Did she write it? No, not really.
She wrote a poem, as John pointed out, upon which John based his song.
And now, sensing old age and who knows what next....
she wants to grab a piece of 'immortality' as some call it.....
I don't see it as malicious at any rate...
John doesn't really care, he's like 'yeah, I wrote it, but it wouldn't exist
were it not for her thing, considerably older than mine, so she can have it.'
Though come to think of it,
maybe he did get a dig in there,
because come to think of it,
he actually told her
'you can take me name off it while you're at it'
yeah, bit of subtext to that, hadn't thought much about it.
guess it did piss him off a bit, he's just trying to be big about it,
and then she'll go 'stop being taller than me'. heh.
Probably she doesn't even care what he thinks at this point.
Not like she's ever answered,
even with uttering in an interview,
"Oh, and.... John might come back!"
Yeah, he might, and yet, no one may give a crap.
Imagine Whirled Peace, is gone.
Ben and Jerry's how could you.
You let us down, you two.
Ben and Jerry not John and Yoko, they did their bit.
However, they do still have Chubby Hubby,
and in honor of my late wife who used to buy it for me,
I ate a pint last night. It's yummy.
Yeah, it is kind of lame,
I can't say that I don't actually agree with you,
like, you wait till now to do it?
John pointed out to her, he's nearly dead as long as he lived by now.
Didn't wanna wait three more years to be on the safe side?
John also said to Yoko,
in the letter he wrote to her today, courtesy of the auspices of yours truly,
"it's okay, you can have credit for it too,
but it's still resting on laurels,
don't you wanna maybe think about we could restate it,
you know, fresh, for now?" was the gist of it.
And of course, she never will in a million years.
That's braver wool than she has any bag of, let alone yes sir yes sir three.
Yoko, John's game.
I dare you, Sweetheart. I absolutely double and triple dare you.
Have a new go at it, see what you and John can come up with now.
She won't do it.
Yeah, you know?
It IS lame Yoko.
John may not give a crap,
but, what the fuck, Yoko.
The timing, is the lamest of it, think about it, Dear Yoko.
And what's this about you're secretly married all this time,
since, like, 1981, to Sam Havatoy?
Whom John says is 'gay as tinkerbell'.
maybe John's just saying that.
anyway, Fred Seaman,
had told my wife and I, that, years ago,
in the nineties, we'd visited Fred,
it was interesting seeing John and Fred speak again.
More interesting seeing Pete and John speak again, though. Way more.
6/15/2017 6:45:50 PM
I just completely dished unspeakable dirt,
she'll be terribly pissed off at me,
for spilling the beanios on her and Sam Havatoy.
"bet he makes a good wife" says John.
Lennon you're incorrigible.
6/15/2017 7:54:28 PM
Well, if she wrote the poem that led to the song she does deserve a credit. And seriously, all it really does is extend the life of the copyright since the copyright runs for the life of the last remaining collaborator plus 100 years. So this will greatly extend the life of this copyright for the Lennon estate. A very smart move, I do have to say.
6/15/2017 9:03:33 PM
sounds sleazy to me.
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