Friday, October 05, 2007

OKAY, SO BRITNEY AIN'T NO JOHN LENNON, BUT...

I have no idea what I did to mee right ankle area, but it's a bit swollen and painful when I walk. I'm hobbling now! ARGH! I ain't ever had to hobble! WHAT GIVES?! I'm getting old! OH DEAR GOD! GIT ME TO THE NURSING HOME! AHAHHAAH! I think it may be from me putting strain on mee right foot unconsciously while at work underneath the desk. Yep yep. Tendons and joints just ain't what they used to be. I've stuffed an ice pack into my sock as I write away here...

Ok, I admit it. I'm a bit obsessed with Britney even though I don't have any of her albums. I got a few of her singles here and there downloaded into my iPod though. Let's face it, the girl has put out some catchy silly tunes here and there, and her rollercoaster life the last few years has been anything but boring! Congrats are in order to Ms. Spears then for her new smash hit single! It's the #1 most downloaded tune and #3 on the pop charts according to Billboard! That's pretty awesome! Despite the loser ex, the drugs, the mental illness, the lousy MTV VMA performance, and legal/personal troubles, the girl still's got it! I predict the new Britney CD will be very successful. All that negative press has only added to her fame to be honest.

Monday night at karaoke, I sang one of John Lennon's most personal and haunting solo songs called Mother ; one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking songs I have ever heard. John was born during World War II as the Germans bombed Liverpool away. His mother Julia had her strict sister Mimi raise John for the most part, and she often visited him inspiring him with music and even buying him his first guitar. They were more like chums really, and sadly Julia was run over and killed by a drunk police officer one night after visiting her sister Mimi. John was still a teenager and his mother's death left him wounded for life. John's dad Freddie had vanished for years as a merchant seaman only to come back disheveled into Lennon's life as he became world famous with The Beatles. John knew his parents, but never really had parents in the traditional sense, which accounts for some of the emotional pain in his life.

This is the song, complete with some great images of our late great brilliant songwriter John, his mother Julia, and his dad Freddie:

9 comments:

Todd said...

Welcome to the hobbling world. We could have cripple sex!

Ladron de Basura said...

Did you fall on the floor belting out that song? Have you ever heard Streisands's take on it? Very spooky. At least her version of Bowie's "Life on Mars" is funny in a twisted way, but her singing Lennon is criminal.

Scot said...

Sounds like you need to keep that ankle elevated. Perhaps over your head? Both of them?

Pod said...

aren't people being rude!
whereas innocent pod would just offer a professional consultation and rub

there there wattie
;0p

Gary said...

Are you involved in another karoke contest or just doing it for enjoyment at the moment?

I must admit, Scot's comment gave me a chuckle (Sorry, Poddie).

Palm Springs Savant said...

deep down, don't you still think Britney is just po' white trash? (even if she can still sing)

Calista*Was*Here said...

All these pictures...you really want me out of here?! LoL

I didn't know that details about John Lennon.
Thank you for sharing.
"Mother" has deeper meaning now.

Bye

Scot said...

Thank you Gary. I don't think I was being rude; some considder it a privledge. Although there are times that WAT can be a little careless and in need of a tongue lashing.

alice said...

It is a haunting tune, given Lennon's background. I always thought he was consistantly tormented about his past, and one of the reasons he was always in search of "peace". I found it interesting that among the photos of his parents shown during the song, the video had a shot of Brian Epstein in the collage.