HAPPY SIR MARK (O.B.E.) DAY, EVERYONE!! The Holiday Season is now officially open. Daddy pulled a fast one with resurrecting an old thread, didn't he. The festivities are under way, shaking, crying, playing a lot of Lennon without knowing why. Oooooo. I like that one. The SHiTE subconscious at work. Oh yes. The old newspaper. Gunman BLASTS Lennon. BLASTS! Well played sir. Well played.
I just love this time of year!
"Don't get me wrong, I'm one of them there millionaires, bucko, and I could buy anything I wanted..." - S.H. 10/22/16
I find it hard to believe these people are being serious or not just trying to keep up appearances for the sake of a ritual. Why would someone be so upset about something that happened 35 years ago to someone they never knew in person?
I was a Beatles fan at the age of 14 when Lennon was shot and I was taken aback by the news at the time, but that's as far as it went to this day. I'd probably feel more empathy if it weren't for the hordes of hero-worshipping fanatics.
Look at this guy Broshfab4
unlike the loss of a parent or grandparent where time seems to heal the wounds, this one never fully healed. Perhaps it's the brutality of the deed or perhaps it's the fact that I am constantly reminded of John's presence with his music, but I don't believe those raw negative feelings will be abated 100%. It changed me forever.
To me that's incredibly said. He's found it easier to get over a close relative dying than someone who (I imagine) he never met and who never knew of his existence.
He had an openness and brutal candor about him, that we not only need, but we lack
That's true. On SHF only the following are tolerated: being sycophantic, the anodyne and the banal, the predictable, discussions revolving around tangible ownership, poo-pooing any recorded music from the last 30 years, nostalgia, waveform info, other autistic stuff.
If Stuart Sutcliffe had lived, he would have gone on to be the original Yorkshire Ripper. It would have been hailed at SH.tv as yet another Beatles first
Sutcliffe may be the only tolerable Beatle — only because he didn't live long enough to have adoring, annoying fans. There was a so-so film about the Beatles' Hamburg period, Backbeat. It is worth watching because of the great Sheryl Lee; as for the rest of it, who fucking cares.
My friend and I almost snuck into the Dakota back when we were 16. There was no security and the service entrance was open. And then we both had that realization of WTF and turned around and left. That was the closest I ever felt to being MDC
"The king is gone but he's not forgotten. This is the story of Stevie Hoffman"
So many wonderful "what if" scenarios. One of the great tragedies of our time. Even Uruguay has chimed in. Isn't it wonderful? It's a Pan-American tragedy. Howard Cosell (RIP) and Monday Night Football. Who can forget? It's a reasonable turn out this year. Oh my. He wishes he could just skip this day. Like it never happened. Love it. Take a bow, sir.