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: