Got John Lennon on the Victrola this morning.
Waiting to go to work. Not feeling it this morning and this disturbs me. If I gotta have a part time job this is the one to have. But I have worked four shaky shifts in the past week and a half and my spirit is limp.
Yet I like the job. I like the people. No problema - I will shake it off.
Lennon was so fucking tough he had no problem being publicly vulnerable. This I love about the man.
He was who he was and he just put it out there. Ferociously. Unapologetically. Can you imagine having him around now with this fucking incompetent dictator in the White House?
Lennon would be in his face.
His music was so deeply personal that it traces the arc of his life and his emotions and his mistakes and his love and his inspirations; his thoughts, his philosophies.
"Whatever Gets You Through The Night" just came around. Love the story of this song. John recorded it with Elton John, who bet Lennon the song would get to #1.
It did and Lennon paid off the bet by making a guest appearance at an Elton John concert on Thanksgiving night 1974 in Madison Square Garden. Lennon had been out of the limelight for a while, indulging in his "Lost Weekend".
To top it all off, he reunited with Yoko backstage that night - they had been separated for 18 months.
Sadly, it was also Lennon's last live performance.
Anyway, I am sitting here wrapped in vulnerability and feeling the vibration in my soul. In my emotions.
I guess that is what I am getting at in here all the time - wishing people could be more openly vulnerable. More honest.
Christ knows I put all my shit out there in here. Of course maybe if I could do it in real life without getting devoured maybe I would not have a blog at all.
Anyway...................Mr. Lennon was a straight ahead, emotionally raw guy. Yeah, he had lots of problems, many weaknesses, he made a lot of mistakes BUT he kept on moving and learning and evolving.
And he put it all out there so we knew exactly who he was.
Man, that takes balls.