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John Lennon — #9 Dream
Album: Walls & Bridges
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Released: 1974
Length: 4:27
Plays (last 30 days): 1
So long ago
Was it in a dream, was it just a dream?
I know, yes I know
Seemed so very real, it seemed so real to me

Took a walk down the street
Thru the heat whispered trees
I thought I could hear (hear, hear, hear)
Somebody call out my name as it started to rain

Two spirits dancing so strange

Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé

Dream, dream away
Magic in the air, was magic in the air?
I believe, yes I believe
More I cannot say, what more can I say?

On a river of sound
Thru the mirror go round, round
I thought I could feel (feel, feel, feel)
Music touching my soul, something warm, sudden cold
The spirit dance was unfolding

Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé

Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé
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 joelbb wrote:

I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.




couldn't have said it better.
 cely wrote:

If you think about that general question of how liked a piece of music is when it first comes out and what happens to it over the course of time, this one seems like it will outlive it's appearance (1974), when it seemed a bit typical, and be remembered as much more important.  Of course that's from the rep. Lenin got with the Beatles, but it's also because of the orchestration, the brilliant melody (even for a Beatle), the intensity of the writing, and the genuine feel of the lyrics.  Then again, I could easily be wrong.  History is the final judge.  



Although this is somewhat dependent on political/sociological perspectives, I think Lenin's reputation is mixed, at best. Sure, Stalin was a monstrous person, but Lenin was willing to sacrifice many others. As for their status as musicians, I know nothing about them. History can be cruel.
 Shaggy27 wrote:
First song ever to say pussy pussy.
 
From Wiki:


"Pang also states that the phrase repeated in the chorus, "Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé", came to Lennon in a dream and has no specific meaning. Pang added that Al Coury of Capitol Records initially protested against the use of the word "pussy" in the chorus, but after Lori Burton, the wife of studio engineer Roy Cicala, suggested that it should be sung as "poussé," as if in a foreign language, the lyrics were kept."


I think that:
1. It's hilarious
2. Ms. Cardi B was listening
the a-ha cover version also rocks especially with Morton Harket’s voice 🤩
I believe. Yes, I believe.
More I cannot say, what more can I say?
 SuperWeh wrote:
Lennon is a good example of that a good musician doesn't necessarily make a good teacher/philosopher etc. despite what they may think themselves.
 

This is a good example of a stupid comment.
 joelbb wrote:
I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.
 

Imagine was released in 1971. The Lennons moved to the Dakota in 1973. When he died in 1980, his net worth was $800 million. He wasn't born with a silver spoon, so your take on him doesn't really land with me. Your take on Ono seems quite judgmental and narrow.

To imagine is just that, to imagine... it doesn't mean he claims he's living his ideals. As a person Lennon has been very heavily idealized in spite of often being a cruel wanker, but the music stands on its own.  Maybe you don't like it, that's fine, but please at least try using some facts when you cut into someone. 
There's a "10" and then there's a "10"...this is the latter.
Lennon is a good example of that a good musician doesn't necessarily make a good teacher/philosopher etc. despite what they may think themselves.
 shhhh777 wrote:
but whose counting?

 

 shhhh777 wrote:

wow...
Ah! böwakawa pushed, pushed
 

 CowboyJJ wrote:

14 times too!
 
wow
 Shaggy27 wrote:
First song ever to say pussy pussy.
 
14 times too!
First song ever to say pussy pussy.
If you think about that general question of how liked a piece of music is when it first comes out and what happens to it over the course of time, this one seems like it will outlive it's appearance (1974), when it seemed a bit typical, and be remembered as much more important.  Of course that's from the rep. Lenin got with the Beatles, but it's also because of the orchestration, the brilliant melody (even for a Beatle), the intensity of the writing, and the genuine feel of the lyrics.  Then again, I could easily be wrong.  History is the final judge.  
 joelbb wrote:
I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.
 
Despite his fame and fortune (and regardless of who he was married to) Lennon was still on a quest for finding peace, not only for himself, but for all those who loved his music. There's nothing fatuous here. Maybe contradictory for some judgemental folks, but certainly not fatuous. He was, up until he was killed, an artist doing his best to enlighten and to raise consciousness for his generation and those to come.
So missed.  I always feel as though we missed so much by losing his creativity in the world so soon.  
 joelbb wrote:
I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.
 
It all changes when you consider the possibility that he was talking to himself, doesn't it?  :)
Fantastic segue from Handle with care into #9 Dream. Old school radio!
 scarletdancer wrote:
Still my favorite solo Lennon song!  {#Daisy}
 
{#Daisy}
Still my favorite solo Lennon song!  {#Daisy}
 LAwolf8 wrote:
George is definitely on guitar,  I like various songs but only have Imagine on CD and a compilation Yoko put together.  He was trying to put out calming and good vibes with his music at a tumultuous time.

 
Actually Jesse Ed Davis is on guitar
Probably the last godlike song Lennon recorded
Really incredible song, so spiritual and very feminine and great fantasy music.
George is definitely on guitar,  I like various songs but only have Imagine on CD and a compilation Yoko put together.  He was trying to put out calming and good vibes with his music at a tumultuous time.
Love John {#Notworthy}
 ThePoose wrote:
 In his solo career, he produced John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band—one of the most gutslamming albums ever made. Please do your homework before making such a proclamation.
joelbb wrote:
I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.

 
 
Thank you for saying that. That "gutslamming" record is not an easy listen, but It's brilliant.

It's a favorite game for some to trash the post-Beatles work. It's also easy pickings. They all did some great stuff after but the alchemy of the 4 of them was impossible to top. John and Paul would have needed to find equally strong songwriting partners to push them to achieve the same heights. McCartney came closest when he wrote with Elvis C.

All Things Must Pass is my favorite of post breakup albums but to be fair, a good chunk of it was written in the Beatles years. McCartney's best solo song was also written pre-breakup ("Maybe I'm Amazed", along with "Junk").
 joelbb wrote:
I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.

 
I have always thought that "Imagine" was Lennon's reaction to what he has seen in the world not what he has accumulated,
besides who did you want to get the money, his management team? So let's not shoot the piano player.
But I agree about a lot of his solo stuff, I attibute that to him being notoriously lazy
 In his solo career, he produced John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band—one of the most gutslamming albums ever made. Please do your homework before making such a proclamation.
joelbb wrote:
I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.

 

John Lennon is a musical genius. Still don't like his work. Bleagh.
Comment on the music not the person, who cares if he is a hypocritical prick, he's "John Lennon" for christ sake I'm sure he could walk on water...just couldn't dodge bullets...too bad
 joelbb wrote:
I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.

 
Not being sarcastic - that's a good critique.
And then, what about the art he produced? The song, "Imagine." 

Impossible to argue that it's not well written and performed and inspiring in its own way.

So the art - amazing
the artist - a dick

This isn't the first time we've seen this problem, but it's pretty easy to point out with Lennon. (How he treated Julian, and then goes on to write "Beautiful Boy" for Sean. Dick move.)

How do we reconcile brilliant art with the unworthy artist? 
 ziggytrix wrote:

¡Ah Chupacabra, olé olé!

 
ahhh ziggytrix! you may have watched too many episodes of X-files  ; )  
I LOVED Lennon's music and vocals when he was with the Beatles.  In his solo career he became a pontificating, fatuous ass.  This tune is OK, but "Imagine" is the worst:  a billionaire and his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist-wannabe wife, living in the most exclusive apartment building in Manhattan and writing "...imagine no possessions, it's easy if you try ...".  It don't get no mo' fatuous than that.
 musman wrote:
HIGHEST WONDERFUL SONG !!!!!!!
 

 
Absolutely!{#Clap}
Loved it from the first listen and still love it...
Heard this song while in a small hill town, Erice, in Sicily.... What a trip!
 
Melodious beauty by someone who moved mountains with his music and his sarcastic answers to daft journalist questions.
 kcar wrote:

Click on the "lyrics" link below the "average rating" area and you get this: 

"Ah! böwakawa poussè, poussè" 

I'm sure it meant something to John...

 
IIRC, he heard it in his sleep.
HIGHEST WONDERFUL SONG !!!!!!!
 
Haven't heard this in ages - and it takes me right back.
 boober wrote:

I often shout this phrase to my wife!

 
Now is that during or shortly after the mind-bending ayahuasca high?
Ayahuasca Visitation 2001, Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Black Paper, 11.75 x 16.25 In. by Alex Grey 

Ayahuasca Visitationby Alex Grey2001, Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Black Paper, 11.75 x 16.25 In.
https://alexgrey.com/art/paintings/soul/adam-and-eve/


Drug hallucinations look real in the brain

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20978-drug-hallucinations-look-real-in-the-brain

The visions induced by an Amazonian brew used by shamans may be as real as anything the eyes actually see, according to brain scans of frequent users of the drug.

Draulio de Araujo of the Brain Institute at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil, and colleagues recruited 10 frequent users of the brew – called ayahuasca. They asked the volunteers to look at images of people or animals while their brains were scanned using functional MRI, then asked the volunteers to close their eyes and imagine they were still viewing the image. Unsurprisingly, the researchers found that neural activity in the primary visual cortex dropped off when volunteers imagined seeing the image rather than actually viewing it.

But when the team then gave the volunteers a dose of ayahuasca and repeated the experiment, they found that the level of activity in the primary visual cortex was virtually indistinguishable when the volunteers were really viewing an image and when they were imagining it. This means visions seen have a real, neurological basis, says de Araujo – they are not made up or imagined.

Michael Brammer, head of the brain imaging unit at King’s College London, says the study’s statistics appear to indicate something relatively robust. However, he says it’s difficult to pin down whether the eyes-closed responses on the drug are quantitatively the same as normal, eyes-open neural activity. “Functional MRI is not a one-to-one mapping of cerebral activity. If it were, things would be easier,” he says.

 
Genius.
Michael Stipe does a wonderful rendition of this song.
 kcar wrote:

Click on the "lyrics" link below the "average rating" area and you get this: 

"Ah! böwakawa poussè, poussè" 

I'm sure it meant something to John...

 
I often shout this phrase to my wife!
arghh....awful music....PSD quick.

{#Frustrated} 
 divisionlane wrote:
my fave Lennon song-always puts me somewhere else...

 
Absolutely.  Beautiful stuff.  The phrase "average rating" should not appear on this page.
my fave Lennon song-always puts me somewhere else...
 coloradojohn wrote:
I find this to be among the most intriguing tunes ever made!  I know I hear Yoko saying his name backwards, and some of the mysterious words in his refrain seem to sound Japanese, and some French — all very weird, which most dreams are; I'd love to have seen THIS one!

 
Click on the "lyrics" link below the "average rating" area and you get this: 

"Ah! böwakawa poussè, poussè" 

I'm sure it meant something to John...
What are the odds? This song peaked at number No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Truly a very unique song, evocative of a unique era. I can't forget hearing this as a kid, & it still makes me feel like one every time! One of the mysterious things about it is that each time it fades as if it's ending, it begins again. It has a special Tao mastery of ebb and flow.
Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:

And again...!
PSTArtist - SongAlbumRating4:57 amJohn Lennon
#9 Dream
Walls & Bridges (1974)7.6 4:52 amElectric Light Orchestra
10538 Overture
No Answer (1971)6.1 
This can't be a coincidence imo. 

 

Need I say more...?

BTW, in former days I always wondered if this song was sung bij ELO or by John Lennon. {#Smile}


 apd wrote:

glad I'm not the only one: does anyone know what he's really saying?

 
¡Ah Chupacabra, olé olé!
I haven't heard this song in so long!!  {#Clap}
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}
Gorgeous song in several ways,  10+ ; even afterwards I cannot read the lyrics without hearing the beautiful song deep in my mind, and I get close to weepy  (...sniff a tear back)

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all around the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song soooo much...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
I get the message John, dream on{#Sleep}
I like this.  Yes, I do.  {#Yes}
From what I've read, John didn't like the sound of his voice and always asked to have it effected in the mix.  Perhaps this is why we can't tell what the heck he's saying.
 {#Yawn} {#Sleep} 
 johnjconn wrote:


75% of this comment gets a WTF, I just don't like the little change in your post

Mr Lennon knows what he's doing with changes in his tempo. Cut him a little slack

 

Wow, tough crowd!{#Lol} I love Lennon, just because I don't like what he did there doesn't mean I don't think he knows what he is doing, I am pretty sure he knew what he was doing, I just don't like it what he did there. Sue me or would you rather me lie and say that I did.  I didn't know that listening to music could be so hard.{#Lol}
I find this to be among the most intriguing tunes ever made!  I know I hear Yoko saying his name backwards, and some of the mysterious words in his refrain seem to sound Japanese, and some French -- all very weird, which most dreams are; I'd love to have seen THIS one!
 apd wrote:

glad I'm not the only one: does anyone know what he's really saying?

 
See wikipedia on this, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_9_Dream
 phlattop wrote:
as beautiful and almost otherworldly as it gets
 

I agree...  love this song...
 
as beautiful and almost otherworldly as it gets
The real thing - not to be mistaken with some ELO knock off.
I've always adored this song. Beautiful, exquisite in a way. Heard first on Shaved Fish, which I bought in my youth. Just a marvelous, gorgeous tune.
 smackiepipe wrote:
Aww Pop-a-Cowa Po-say Po-say....

At least that's what I heard when I was a kid.
 
glad I'm not the only one: does anyone know what he's really saying?
big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:

Love this song...

“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”
― John Lennon

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
― John Lennon

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep."
—William Shakespeare, The Tempest Act IV, sc.i

“And people who don’t dream, who don’t have any kind of imaginative life, they must… they must go nuts. I can’t imagine that.”
― Stephen King

 

still love this song as much as ever...
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...

Think what he could have done had he lived longer...scary.
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:

And again...!

This song is really great: takes me back to my lucky childhoodtime!
 
And again...!
PSTArtist - SongAlbumRating
4:57 amJohn Lennon
#9 Dream
Walls & Bridges (1974)7.6
 
4:52 amElectric Light Orchestra
10538 Overture
No Answer (1971)6.1
 
This can't be a coincidence imo. 
 smackiepipe wrote:
Aww Pop-a-Cowa Po-say Po-say....

At least that's what I heard when I was a kid.
 

That's what I still hear, and I have no idea if it means anything other than la la la la.
Aww Pop-a-Cowa Po-say Po-say....

At least that's what I heard when I was a kid.
 finoufk wrote:


here's today an other coincidence : Jl after ELO.  Bill ?
 
And again...!

This song is really great: takes me back to my lucky childhoodtime!
I'll bet that "change in tempo" is a Yoko thing  johnjconn wrote:


75% of this comment gets a WTF, I just don't like the little change in your post

Mr Lennon knows what he's doing with changes in his tempo. Cut him a little slack
 


I've never been that big of a Beatles/Lennon fan.  Weird, I know.  They're great and all, I just never seemed to dig 'em as much as the rest of the planet seems to.  However, this song is just lovely.
yes Sir, I agree.. sirdroseph wrote:
75% of this song gets a 10, I just don't like the little change in tempo chorus; 8.
 


This is the only JL track I give house room to.
 dpvest wrote:
love the segue w/ the strings from ELO to john.  
  A segue demonstrating the difference between real creativity and the mere facsimilie of the same.
love the segue w/ the strings from ELO to john.  
This makes me nostalgically sad. 
Maybe it has something to do with numbers?

 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Ones I mentioned that from the ELO song "can't get it out of my head" I thought it was sung bij JL: coincidence that JL and ELO are played after each other?
 

here's today an other coincidence : Jl after ELO.  Bill ?
Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9... Number 9...
 
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Ones I mentioned that from the ELO song "can't get it out of my head" I thought it was sung bij JL: coincidence that JL and ELO are played after each other?
 

And again?
Great song!!!
Ah Chupacabra, pocky pocky!
jagdriver wrote:
...The competition between John and Paul was what kept the songwriting so strong. Once they broke up, both John's and Paul's efforts paled considerably...
finally giving light and water to the blooming Harrison.

75% of this song gets a 10, I just don't like the little change in tempo chorus; 8.
 jools wrote:
This is the only JL solo song I can stomach
 
U funny! I like you!{#Roflol} Please tips your waitresses and bartenders, they work hard so you don't have to!{#Cheers}
Ones I mentioned that from the ELO song "can't get it out of my head" I thought it was sung bij JL: coincidence that JL and ELO are played after each other?
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Great song that always take me back to the '70's when I was a child! Sweet memories of a very nice time.
 

Yes, also this time!!
This is the only JL solo song I can stomach
Great song that always take me back to the '70's when I was a child! Sweet memories of a very nice time.
the my sweet lord shtick at the end kills it
This is like water on a burning beach after the blasted ELO tune.


John Lennon by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

This tribute to John I've started to paint in the evening of the day he died. I was so shocked and couldn't find another way for my sadness... it's one of my last works in oil.


 That_SOB wrote:


Over Yoko's dead body ! (Paul would have shot her.)
 

John Lennon was an adult who made his own decisions. It's much easier to blame Yoko, an artist, a woman, and a 'foreigner' for the Beatles' demise. It's ignorant thinking.
 WonderLizard wrote:

 This is one of John's very best. Woulda made it on to a Beatles album, in my estimation the acid test, yes?

 

Over Yoko's dead body ! (Paul would have shot her.)
3 -> 2 within 10 seconds ...
 jagdriver wrote:
The competition between John and Paul was what kept the songwriting so strong. Once they broke up, both John's and Paul's efforts paled considerably. Alas, they desparately needed each other to keep that level of artistic expression going, the void never having been filled by Yoko nor Linda (nor could it have been, given how the Fabs were the "four-headed monster", a reference used by the Stones).

 
This is as succinct and IMHO dead on description of the pre- and post-Beatles Lennon and McCartney as I've read—and, bub, I've read almost all of 'em. I prefer John's post-Beatles output over Paul's, but that's a matter of taste. This is one of John's very best. Woulda made it on to a Beatles album, in my estimation the acid test, yes?

 toterola wrote:

Too funny, bub. John Lennon was a far superior talent to Paul. You never heard any "Jet", "Silly Love Songs" or that other drivel from Lennon. He made mistakes, and some of his songs were better than others. But he always was, and always will be, a better songwriter than Paul McCartney.
 

So he made mistakes and some of his songs were better than others but not drivel like Macca's?  I would say that The Ballad of John and Yoko is every bit a piece of throw away drivel as Jet or Silly Love Songs.  But music is in the ear of the belistener.
God Bless him
He was one of the most talented Person in Music of the last century!
I always like John over Paul!


Whatever... I rather like it. Always have.
 marcucho wrote:
what does

Ah! bwakawa pouss, pouss
ah! bwakawa pouss, pouss
ah! bwakawa pouss, pouss

mean........?
 

Pousser I think. The french for push. However I think that Lennon himself admitted it was essentially a nonsense-stream of consciousness lyric. Anyway, I think it's a ravishingly beautiful piece. Love it.
what does

Ah! bwakawa pouss, pouss
ah! bwakawa pouss, pouss
ah! bwakawa pouss, pouss

mean........?
Thanx 4 balm for the soul!
you are on to something there
 
ick wrote:
sounds like Lennon doing Harrison to me...
 


Had to leave late for lunch just to listen to this whole piece.  One of Lennon's (& Ono's?) best solo efforts.
 toterola wrote:

Too funny, bub. John Lennon was a far superior talent to Paul. You never heard any "Jet", "Silly Love Songs" or that other drivel from Lennon. He made mistakes, and some of his songs were better than others. But he always was, and always will be, a better songwriter than Paul McCartney.

And, as for the drug use, none of us is perfect. But if they hadn't taken acid and smoked out, we probably wouldn't have "Rubber Soul", "Sgt. Pepper", or their other "trippy" albums. So, bully for them.

I'm not a McCartney hater. I just get tired of people ripping on a guy who dedicated his life to making the world a more peaceful place. Namaste. {#Meditate}

And I like this song just fine, thanks so much.

 

2 cents:  i just think it's sorta ridiculous to say that one is definitively better than the other.  it's music, not science.

...bub.

sounds like Lennon doing Harrison to me...
Ahhh! Now that's the real thing.
anyone have any modern day Lennon comparisons? I can't think of any. Truly unique human being.
 jagdriver wrote:
Shimmer wrote: Here's the thing about John Lennon:

When the Beatles formed, music was everything to him. This gave him a powerful ability to communicate, and as a result he became a very influential man.

When the Beatles broke up, the music became less important to him than the need to be influential itself. As a result, the music suffered (this song is a case in point), and he lost the ability to communicate as effectively.

==========

Actually, by that time his mind was almost completely fried given the massive quantity of every description of pill he could lay his hands on. (So bored was he out in the country with no one but Cyn, a very young Julian, and various staff around, he kept a bowl of "whatever" in his sun room at Tittenhurst Park, from which he'd regularly and indiscriminately gobble a couple of hits). Then he and Yoko got into the heroin.

Just look at John's performance during the David Frost/Smothers Brothers Hey, Jude TV performance, for crying out loud. He looked pathetic! All the while, we now know he was in dire need of psychological help (as a lot of us are) given his traumatic childhood.

The competition between John and Paul was what kept the songwriting so strong. Once they broke up, both John's and Paul's efforts paled considerably. Alas, they desparately needed each other to keep that level of artistic expression going, the void never having been filled by Yoko nor Linda (nor could it have been, given how the Fabs were the "four-headed monster", a reference used by the Stones).

 
Too funny, bub. John Lennon was a far superior talent to Paul. You never heard any "Jet", "Silly Love Songs" or that other drivel from Lennon. He made mistakes, and some of his songs were better than others. But he always was, and always will be, a better songwriter than Paul McCartney.

And, as for the drug use, none of us is perfect. But if they hadn't taken acid and smoked out, we probably wouldn't have "Rubber Soul", "Sgt. Pepper", or their other "trippy" albums. So, bully for them.

I'm not a McCartney hater. I just get tired of people ripping on a guy who dedicated his life to making the world a more peaceful place. Namaste. {#Meditate}

And I like this song just fine, thanks so much.

Thanks jagdriver for putting us straight and spaceman,right, it's #9. Someday I will downgrade all my ratings one notch,just so I can give this one,well we will see then,,,,,,,,,,,
Shimmer wrote: Here's the thing about John Lennon:

When the Beatles formed, music was everything to him. This gave him a powerful ability to communicate, and as a result he became a very influential man.

When the Beatles broke up, the music became less important to him than the need to be influential itself. As a result, the music suffered (this song is a case in point), and he lost the ability to communicate as effectively.

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Actually, by that time his mind was almost completely fried given the massive quantity of every description of pill he could lay his hands on. (So bored was he out in the country with no one but Cyn, a very young Julian, and various staff around, he kept a bowl of "whatever" in his sun room at Tittenhurst Park, from which he'd regularly and indiscriminately gobble a couple of hits). Then he and Yoko got into the heroin.

Just look at John's performance during the David Frost/Smothers Brothers Hey, Jude TV performance, for crying out loud. He looked pathetic! All the while, we now know he was in dire need of psychological help (as a lot of us are) given his traumatic childhood.

The competition between John and Paul was what kept the songwriting so strong. Once they broke up, both John's and Paul's efforts paled considerably. Alas, they desparately needed each other to keep that level of artistic expression going, the void never having been filled by Yoko nor Linda (nor could it have been, given how the Fabs were the "four-headed monster", a reference used by the Stones).