sitting on my bed in my apartment in NYC...watching Monday Night Football....Howard Cosell makes the announcement...I sit there stunned and then call my best friend Andy 'did you hear that?'Go by Strawberry Fields in Central Park the next day....shed a tear...my memories
My memory won't fit here but I did a post on it, its on here somewhere. I usually post it around Dec. 8th.A sad day indeed.
I have mixed feelings about John Lennon. Of all the people I've never met, I have perhaps the greatest feeling of connection to him. At the same time, I can't get past the fact that he cheated on his wife and abandoned his child. He was a fraud. And still I feel some strange affinity for him.
Bob, I understand exactly what you are saying and although I would never defend anyone who cheated on their wife or especially abandonded their child, there is no valid excuse for either....But, I would forgive a person that. Since I don't know if John was sorry for what he did its not my place to forgive him. But I have chose to not let it stop me from enjoying all the positive things about him. Now, if Bono or Bruce did that to their wives I would be devastated. Its not fair, they shouldn't be held to a higher standard than John, but I never said I was logical.
Whoever put together that John Lennon tribute and posted it on You Tube did a superb job. Thanks for sharing it Barbara. I think that John felt bad about abandoning Julian. When Sean was born, I believe that John didn't want to make the same mistakes that he made with Julian and as a result, took the 5 yr break from the music biz. When I watched Julian Lennon's Behind the Music episode, I believe he said that he and John were starting to reconnect at the time of John's death.
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