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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:19 AM
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Imagine...




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b7qaSxuZUg

October 9, 1940 December 8, 1980
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:25 AM
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1. "It's hard to believe our luck has gotten this bad,"
...Greil Marcus correctly wrote about the back-to-back election of Reagan, and assassination of Lennon.

He was absolutely right, of course.

I hope our luck is changing now, at last. But there've been so many -- too many -- losses along the way...

R.I.P. John...
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:13 PM
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7. Let's hope our luck is changing.
It's been a long time coming.
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HopeFor2006 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:36 AM
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2. Beautiful
And sobering.
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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:19 AM
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3. And for another point of view...
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:21 AM by onager
:rofl:

Ah, you just can't make this stuff up. Well, you can if you're Joseph Smith or Ted Haggard or the Pope, I guess...

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Roc...

When I found that link, I was looking for Lennon's quotes about "Imagine." IIRC, he said the song was a "sugar-coated" version of his ideas about religion. And he knew that saying what he really felt would be very unpopular.

Of course, he had already learned that lesson in 1966, when he said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.

Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Fundamentalist Atheist.

:hi:

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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:18 AM
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4. Whoa. That takes me back to Jr High.
We had a couple speak to our youth group about the evils of the Rock and Roll music. They went on and on about how Dark Side of the Moon would turn us into satan worshipers.

After that night, Pink Floyd moved up on my album want list. :)

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:21 AM
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5. Damn another year has passed
Let me pull out my Lennon CDs today
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:55 AM
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6. It's hard for me to realize that I have already lived five more years than he did.
I'm listening to Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur now.

http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Karma-Amnesty-Internation...

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Buddyblazon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:54 PM
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8. I'm a big tough guy...
but as I sit here and listen to Imagine....I remember that day...and I'm weaping.

I was 8...but I come from a musical family. I studied music my whole life...went to music school as a young man...and now as a grown man...work in the music industry....

and all of that comes back to my Mother playing The Beatles non-stop at our house.

My Mother came home, weaping, telling me that John Lennon had been killed. And we sat and cried together.
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