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Yoko Ono Tweeted a controversial photo of her late husband John Lennon‘s bloody glasses on Wednesday, what would’ve been their 44th wedding anniversary, in support of gun control.
Read more: http://bumpshack.com/2013/03/22/yoko-ono-tweets-photo-of-john-lennons-bloody-glasses-photo/#ixzz2OIBQBkZRYoko Ono Tweeted a controversial photo of her late husband John Lennon‘s bloody... more
A potent blend of songs about God, War & LSD delicately & seamlessly arranged to bring their individual messages across... 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' by the Beatles, 'Sky Pilot' by Eric Burdon & the Animals and 'Big Sky' by the Kinks.
Note that the 3 songs are from the late 60's when creativity seemed to rime naturally with questioning The Man in all his incarnations.
:: BOOTIK WORKING ON A MINI-OPERA ABOUT RELIGION
A 10 minutes QUEEN like extravaganza for our mutual enlightement ;)
A first taste of the editorial stance can be viewed on their new clip & song from their upcoming second album THE SKY TRILOGY
BOOTIK MOOSIK's first album clocks in at exactly one hour of tightly arranged songs that brings us back to the 60’s when creativity seemed to rime naturally with questioning ‘The Man’.
Today, artist’s status is reverting to the one enjoyed by Mozart & likes; a humble servant/slave to the royalty that is by now embodied by media tycoons & corporations. Quite a coup for ‘The Man’ so vilified by the flower generation & now under the ‘occupy’ slab.
BOOTIK MOOSIK's second album is coming right up with an emphasis on original material
CLIPS :: http://www.wix.com/jfwilliam/bootikclipsA potent blend of songs about God, War & LSD delicately & seamlessly arranged... more
For sale: John Lennon’s dream island where King of the Hippies reigned
What Dancing Hippies Can Teach Us about Influence and Social Networks
What Happens If Colorado Legalizes Marijuana?For sale: John Lennon’s dream island where King of the Hippies reigned What... more
There are so many gems in the Mr. Media® interview archives, like this one with famed rock photographer Bob Gruen. Listen to his stories about the New York Dolls, John Lennon, The Clash and more! http://www.mrmedia.com/2008/10/bob-gruen-new-york-dolls-photographs-photographer-mr-media-interview/There are so many gems in the Mr. Media® interview archives, like this one with... more
The Washington Post...
Bert Weedon, British guitarist whose how-to guide taught rock-and-roll royalty, dies at 91
By Matt Schudel, Saturday, April 21, 4:30 PM
Bert Weedon, a British guitarist whose popular “Play in a Day” instructional manual introduced a generation of rock-and-roll stars to the power of the guitar, died April 20 at his home in Beaconsfield, England. He was 91.
Friends confirmed his death to British news agencies but did not disclose the cause.
(Chris Ware/GETTY IMAGES) - From the archives: Popular English guitarist Bert Weedon at his home in Wembley, chilling out on the floor with his guitar lying beside him.
Long before he gained fame as the author of a top-selling guide to the guitar, Mr. Weedon was known as a versatile performer who could play virtually any style of music at a glance. He performed with such renowned jazz artists as Stephane Grappelli and George Shearing, accompanied singers Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney and Judy Garland, and was a regular on BBC broadcasts in the 1940s and 1950s.
Mr. Weedon was an early rock-and-roll guitar star in Britain in the late 1950s, with a series of instrumental hits that included “Guitar Boogie Shuffle,” “Apache” and “Nashville Boogie.” But when his instructional book was first published in 1957, he became something of a spiritual godfather to a generation of would-be guitar heroes.
Its title — “Play in a Day” — offered the hope of instant musical gratification. The lessons began at the most basic level, with an illustration of how to hold a guitar. Mr. Weedon taught novices how to get through many rock-and-roll tunes with three basic chords and included pointers on how to play a few basic tunes.
His guide, which was updated through the 1980s, sold millions of copies, leading Britain’s Independent newspaper to call Mr. Weedon “the man who taught the world to play the guitar.”
Many top rock stars, including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Keith Richards, the Who’s Pete Townshend and three of the Beatles — George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney — studied Mr. Weedon’s book.
“I like to think that I’ve helped in some way,” Mr. Weedon said in 1997, “to make the guitar the most popular instrument in the world.”
Herbert Maurice Weedon was born in London on May 10, 1920. His father was a subway driver and amateur singer.
Mr. Weedon was 12 when he bought a secondhand guitar. He wanted to learn to play jazz, but his first teacher — an elderly music-shop owner — refused to teach him anything but classical music.
“He picked up his guitar and played Chopin’s Prelude No. 7,” Mr. Weedon told London’s Daily Mail newspaper in 1995. “I had never heard anything so beautiful in my life. I sat transfixed and he said: ‘That’s what I’m going to teach you.’ And I said: ‘Yes, please.’ ”
By 14, Mr. Weedon was performing in dance bands. He was a featured soloist before World War II.
He volunteered with rescue units during the London bombing blitz of World War II and, after the war, replaced Django Reinhardt in a group led by Grappelli, a prominent jazz violinist.
As a member of a BBC band in the 1950s, he was known for his ability to sight-read any style of music from jazz to classical to flamenco to rock. He was the host of children’s television shows and performed with many acclaimed singers, including Sinatra.
“He asked me if I’d like to go and play guitar in America,” Mr. Weedon recalled in 1995. “He was the greatest pop singer in the world and I was immensely flattered. I thanked him very much, but I told him no. I said I’d rather be a bigger fish in a smaller pond.”
Mr. Weedon recorded well into the 1980s, and one of his albums from the 1970s, “22 Golden Guitar Greats,” reached No. 1 on the British charts, knocking Led Zeppelin out of the top slot.
His first marriage, to Doris Weedon, ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Maggie Weedon; and two sons.
In 2003, he received a settlement after suing the BBC over a statement that Mr. Weedon had learned to play guitar “while a convict.”
“It may not always be fashionable in the rock music world,” Mr. Weedon’s attorney said at the time, “but my client is rightly proud of his unblemished past and does not want that legacy damaged at this late stage of his private life and professional career.”
.The Washington Post... . Bert Weedon, British guitarist whose how-to guide... more
Revgames is a way for people to combine revolution and game play to break down barriers that normally exist around fear of speaking out. Revgames is about standing up against the larger corporations, local government and politicians in a none threating and non-violent way. Revgames looks to engage people to share, play and express themselves In fun and creative ways, shareing these games with others and building on games to push boundaries. This is the launch of our newest game, "bed-in" play inside or outside, set up a bed stage and create performances and raise questions.
Bed-In, Bed-Out, Revolution All About!
February 14th Launches new OWS Game-Campaign asking:
WHO ARE YOU IN BED WITH?
#RevPlay | Washington Square Park | Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th 11am
Inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous 1969 Bed-In, Occupy Wall Street supporters #RevPlay launch their newest campaign-game, urging people everywhere to ask Who Are You in Bed With? On February 14th, we reclaim Valentine's Day as an invitation for peaceful revolution: love over money, staging a Bed-Out in the public square, open to all to get in the bed, bringing the conversations that happen behind closed doors, out into the open. Politicians: Who are you in bed with? Government: Who are you in bed with?
The game can be played by anyone, anywhere and participants are invited to document their play at http://whoareyouinbedwith.tumblr.com/
Join Use on Valentines day in Washington Square Park.. Bring your own Mattress, Pillow, Blanket, sleeping bag and crawl into bed with us to express yourself with play.
HOW TO PLAY:
1. Get in Bed
2. Stay in Bed
3. Action: Who are you #inbedwith?
#inbedwith loved ones?
#inbedwith evil corporations and fat cats?
#inbedwith The 99%?
Let us know through signs, movies, photos, riddles...
4. Document and SUBMIT thru submit button below
5. Follow us on twitter at @revplay for the latest actions including F14/Vday
6. Have fun!
7. Good luck!
Kickoff #F14 until #M14 wrap up. This last date is a celebration, as is the VDAY one. This game is an open invitation for all to #playtogether, ie, all other occupations and people accross the planet are invited to play, and we have infrastructure to attempt the feat. All you gotta do is follow the simple rules on the Tumblr!
Twitter: @RevPlay #inbedwith
Washington Square Park on Feb 14
Dates and Times
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11am - Launch
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - Closing Party Time tbd
Inspired by John Lennon and Yoko OnoRevgames is a way for people to combine revolution and game play to break down... more
The Heretic presents: From a concept by horse237... Which is to rewrite Imagine, by Lennon, into the Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation (GIABO) song.
Uploaded by Snordelhans on Feb 6, 2012The Heretic presents: From a concept by horse237... Which is to rewrite Imagine, by... more
New York City
Fans gather early in the morning at the Imagine mosaic in Central Park's Strawberry Fields to pay tribute to John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death in New York City, December 8, 2010.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/photos-the-world-remembers-john-lennon-20101210#ixzz1fz7KPlEe
Click on the above link to see some wonderfully emotional photos of today's remembrances.
.Rolling Stone... . JOHN LENNON . New York City Fans gather early in the... more
John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City, on Monday, 8 December 1980John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders... more
From another whole lifetime ago.
No surprise that next year is the US presidantial election, Here is Mike Tyson as GOP candidate Herman Cain singing his rendition of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in a tribute to a popular Italian dish, pizza...
Video from Funny or Die: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4b3db30df0/herman-cain-sings-imagine-there-s-no-pizzaNo surprise that next year is the US presidantial election, Here is Mike Tyson as GOP... more
Ono marked the 41st anniversary release of "Imagine" by gathering with fans for a moment of silence, and the release of "white balloons into the air," to pay tribute to Lennon.
http://veracitystew.com/2011/11/02/yoko-marks-imagine-anniversary-with-fight-against-hunger-video/Ono marked the 41st anniversary release of "Imagine" by gathering with fans... more
– Been a rough week for the Occupy movement. The worst was Occupy Oakland. The Mayor of Oakland ordered the removal of the Occupy protesters. The cops moved in firing rubber bullets and tear gas. There was talk of flash bombs too.– Been a rough week for the Occupy movement. The worst was Occupy Oakland. The... more
John talks about, peace, peaceful revolution, the black panthers and the Native American situation.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it. -John Lennon
“Laurel and Hardy, that’s John and Yoko. And we stand a better chance under that guise because all the serious people like Martin Luther King and Kennedy and Gandhi got shot.” — John Lennon
Check out the site below for more cutting edge docs and videos.
http://inspiregrowchange.blog.com/2011/10/12/john-lennon-on-revolution/John talks about, peace, peaceful revolution, the black panthers and the Native... more
John Lennon always considered himself a poet before a musician. Before he was a Beatle he was an artist. Born in 1940, today John Lennon would be turning 71 but we know that he is not celebrating a birthday today and we all know why. What we are left with are his words, his images, his music and his energy.John Lennon always considered himself a poet before a musician. Before he was a Beatle... more
OK, EmoProgs! You know who you are! FLAME ON! We of the "grownup" world will work WITH our President and try to give him a congress that DOESN'T want to destroy America. You do what you do, however harmful it may be.
http://www.billschmalfeldt.com/?p=25699OK, EmoProgs! You know who you are! FLAME ON! We of the "grownup" world... more
Is there truly a song that follows a person throughout their lifetime? I believe so. The reason that I believe this notion is because it continues to happen to me. This may sound crazy and a bit ridiculous but it’s true. The song that is a constant theme in my life is the John Lennon’s 1971 song Imagine.Is there truly a song that follows a person throughout their lifetime? I believe so.... more
Actually it's Bruce with BeatleTracks! New England's Fab Beatles Tribute Band.
Filmed at the also fab Field of Dreams in Salem New Hampshire USA.
Find out more at www.BeatleTracksband.comActually it's Bruce with BeatleTracks! New England's Fab Beatles Tribute... more