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RIP John Lennon (9 Oct 1940 - 8 Dec 1980)

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chris nightbird childs 08 Dec 04 - 10:11 AM
Big Al Whittle 08 Dec 04 - 11:55 AM
Georgiansilver 08 Dec 04 - 11:57 AM
Clinton Hammond 08 Dec 04 - 11:59 AM
alanabit 08 Dec 04 - 12:06 PM
Bernard 08 Dec 04 - 12:30 PM
GUEST 08 Dec 04 - 12:39 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 08 Dec 04 - 12:41 PM
Pete Jennings 08 Dec 04 - 12:51 PM
Bernard 08 Dec 04 - 01:59 PM
GUEST 08 Dec 04 - 02:02 PM
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chris nightbird childs 09 Dec 04 - 12:29 AM
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Subject: RIP John Lennon
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 10:11 AM

HAPPY X-MAS
WAR IS OVER

       If You Want It


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 11:55 AM

They shall not grow old, as we grow old.....


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 11:57 AM

Might have been more fitting to start this thread on 8th November rather than December but good that it has started anyway.
R.I.P John.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 11:59 AM

Isn't his RIP kinda really old news at this point?


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: alanabit
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:06 PM

Georgiansilver:
               John Lennon was killed on either the eighth or ninth of December 1980, depending on whether you were in Britain or America when you heard the news. The killing happened almost two months to the day after his fortieth birthday.
       I still feel that shock and bewilderment when I think of the pointlessness of his death.
       I may upset some people by saying this, but I also regret that the man who shot him, who was mentally ill at the time of the killing, is still incarcerated. I think twenty four years loss of freedom is enough retribution. I can't imagine John Lennon (who was no saint himself) being so lacking in compassion.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Bernard
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:30 PM

Quite right, too.

Where there is no compassion, war will prevail...


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:39 PM

I think so too. Lets let him move in next door to alabit.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:41 PM

round about now is also the 43'rd anniversary
of the beatles failing their audition
to be Billy Fury's backing band..

.. if history had turned out different


a job as the UKs premier origional rockabilly teen-stars
rythm guitarist have better encouraged
Lennons true rock'n'roll heartbeat
to win out
over his latent artsy fartsy pretentious hippy twaddle
misadventures..

Fury's mid 60's pop singles might have had more balls
with such an efficient rock unit as the beatles behind him

..and the world might have been spared
the dire trite perennial torture of 'Imagine'..


would Lennon have developed into the real substantial hard political punkrock icon
he surely always had the potential to have become..?

just imagine..
..Lennon might still be alive and rockin' today..

sod lennon and mccartney..

what a amazing team 'Lennon and Fury' would have been...!!!


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:51 PM

It's just before 8am in London, 8 November 1980, and we're driving down Abbey Road, approaching THAT pedestrian crossing. Eight o'clock news comes on the radio and the guy in front of me was just driving over the crossing and he swerved so wide he almost hit an oncoming car.

Some experience.

Pete


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Bernard
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 01:59 PM

So 'Anonymous Guest' is a 'NIMBY' (Not In My Back Yard)... now why am I not surprised?!


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 02:02 PM

you want him, you can have him


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 02:02 PM

Alanabit, I think you will find it was November but I stand to be corrected. I believe John Lennon died on 8th November when I was on another..yet another Child Care Course.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 02:07 PM

On the other hand perhaps it was December....mmmmm Sorry if I got it wrong folks.
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 02:27 PM

It was the 8th December. elvispelvis.com/johnlennon.htm

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 02:29 PM

Erm - not sure what I did wrong on the blue clicky thing but it doesn't seem to work. Try: http://www.elvispelvis.com/johnlennon.htm

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: alanabit
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 03:05 PM

Without Lennon-McCartney, we would have had no "Helter Skelter" (mainly Macca), no "Get Back" (mainly Macca) and no "I Saw He Standing There", (mainly Macca), let alone "I Am The Walrus" and "Revolver". Some people only liked one type of rock and roll, but I was always glad to see the back of Billy Fury, Adam Faith and all those other suit wearing wimps of the early sixties. What next, a Ronnie Carroll revival?


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: kindaloupehackenweez
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 03:34 PM

To Alanabit:
I as you still feel the tradgic sorrow of Johns Passing. I remember where i was and still recall the shock of the news. Anybody else but John. He may not have been a saint but nobody deserves to be shot in cold blood. And that insane crap is just an excuse. I think myself that insane bastard should be shot hung have gas poured on him and set a blazed and shot some more. To loose a musican and poet such as John is still unimaginable..Although i also believe the words of John Prine when he sings the words. Jesus dont like killing no matter what the reasons for..Be free and happy kindaloupehackenweez...PEACE.
   P.S. I miss and love John. No one can mix words with music and heart and soul like John. Except maybe Hank Williams. George didnt deserve brain cancer either,. But in the end we all are what we want to be.    Dust in the wind.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: kindaloupehackenweez
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 03:57 PM

just a quick paralism between Hank Williams and John Lennon. Hank shared affairs of the Heart. John shared affairs of the world.
And i know the scales of justice weighed out in Johns favor and is in a place we should all strive to end up. Kindaloupehackenweez.PEACE.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: alanabit
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 04:32 PM

At the time, I felt just the same way about Mark David Chapman as you do. But that's no excuse for taking revenge. The test of compassion is whether you can apply it to the unattractive as well as those who are easy to empathise with.
There are very few peole who kill for either pleasure or reward. Most killers are at least temporarily unbalanced. Make no mistake, John Lennon opposed the death penalty. It has gone from all civilised countries in the world. We don't miss it. Peace for me means peace between all men. I find it hard to take that some of the most brutal killers of Northern Ireland are walking around scot free, but that was the price we had to pay for peace. It doesn't come cheap, but it's worth it.
Mental illness really does exist, I am afraid. Mentally ill people can be boring, time consuming and downright aggressive. They deserve as much compassion as any other sick people. My life has brought me into a lot of contact with the mentally ill. It is not always easy to see the good in them, but I do not believe we have the right to exclude them from society unless they represent a real and present danger. I do not believe that is true of Lennon's killer any more. I detest the deed itself, but the man deserves a chance of freedom.
The word "peace" can slip from our tongues very glibly. It is actually very hard to achieve and maintain.
Peace.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: GUEST,airport? - you must avin a laughing
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:44 PM

John Lennon was a scrote in much the same way as the Gallaghers are now. He ripped. He knew about 5 or 6 chords and relied on the talents of others to enhance this lack of musicality (now there's a word). (Macca and Martin). Write a hundred songs and you will come up with one or two that are ok. (mainly Macca?)

RE LOVE; He wasn't very loving with his son Julian or his father Freddie.

Re "I find it hard to take that some of the most brutal killers of Northern Ireland are walking around scot free"

I don't think you should talk about the British Army in those terms! They are doing a great job in Iraq..... so I'm told.


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:57 PM

How does one say I really wanted to post a meaningfull message here but didn't want to get involved in all the angst.

I grew up with the Beatles music and saw them live at the Cavern. Nuff said for my part.

Spot the Dog


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 12:29 AM

I for one think that we should let Chapman out... so he can deal with all the pissed off fans, and be punished correctly.
I also think we should send "GUEST, airport?- myhead'supmyarse" to Iraq so they can do a "great job" on him...


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: alanabit
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 03:04 AM

Was that "airport" or "airhead"?


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: kindaloupehackenweez
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 06:40 AM

To Alanabit. I thank you for your feed back and due respect it. I cant imagine taking another life but in a survival situation one probly dont know exactly how they would respond until it actually occurred the thought of reliving the taking of another life every night i lay down and every morning i wake up totally scares me and would probly be one of the unjustifable and unforgivable sins amaginable. When i was a younger person and the Catholic faith no longer reconized the concehenish objector way out of the vietnam war. i asked a priest "Why do we have a commandment that says thou shalt not kill. Yet were expected to do so for our country? He told me "Because its alright to kill if its in defense of your own country"
Needless to say. My parents couldnt get me into the church again.   But still the thought of not only loosing a musician poet but and insperation to many. Some of his music still puts a lump in my throat and about tears me up that he tryed so hard to spread the word of peace and understanding.Threats also roll off tounge easily. For words are mightier than the sword. Fire that puppy up and pass it on. Right on dude.
   To Chris nightbird Sounds way cool too. But with a hint of savagetry. I guess that makes me one of thous with a bible in one hand and a six gun in the other..Threats also roll off tounge easily.
    To All.   Is telling a lie to save the life of another a sin or a justification to lie. Is a lie a lie or are there exceptions to sin./ Once again the believe of the scales of justice. now when do we use them here and now or wait tell we get to the other side? Stay free be happy...Kindaloupehackenweez...PEACE...
   P.S. Johns Death also maked the end of ever having a Beatles reunion concert for which i was still to young to attend but remember my mom sitting me down and making me read the article in the paper of there breaking up. There music is timeless and its been sung "Time can change me but i cant change time...With LOVE to all..Good Day..


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: alanabit
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 08:15 AM

Hi kind....weez. I am still going through that way of thinking. I quite like the definition of morality which has gained some concensus on Mudcat. Basically, it is a sense of responsibility for the effect of your actions on others. I do not think it is just about "right and wrong". We can decide for ourselves what is right and what is wrong, but we can't always do that for others. You have effectively raised the issue that we can face complex moral dilemmas and there is not always an easy test of what is the right decision.
People without any moral compass are frightening, because they are essentially selfish. People who think their moral choices should apply to everyone are essentially tyrants. They are quite frightening too. I don't know the answers, but I am asking the questions - and listening!


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Subject: RE: RIP John Lennon
From: Auggie
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 01:11 PM

Surely, Airport Guest is not a musician (tho maybe we could call him Shirley)(sorry-too much Leslie Nielson has been on TV recently).

John Lennon knows only 5 or 6 chords? Give me a break.


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