“Hippies and flower children of the 60’s would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being “Groovy” or “Far out”. We feel the same way. It doesn’t matter if it’s guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us …well… Far out man.”
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“These critics with the illusions they’ve created about artists ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ it’s like idol worship,”
“They only like people when they’re on their way up … I cannot be on the way up again.”
One of the most striking parts is where John starts to talk about “dead heroes”, something that he himself has become. He is represented more these days as an idea, as a symbol, he is a force instead of a person. I do not think he was right to say forget them, maybe he was just saying it because he wanted people to move on from The Beatles… a reality that people can not even face now.
“What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I’m not interesting in being a dead (expletive) hero. … So forget ’em, forget ’em.”
John Lennon had a severe impact on our culture and it will be hard to move on or to even fathom a world where people do not even mention him. His efforts to unite the world, to strive for peace… should not fall upon deaf ears. Burn one down for John. For more information and clips go to Rolling Stone Magazine.