It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

John Lennon Was Just A Man: But A Good Man

page: 1
3
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:17 AM
link   
Truth be told, I am not really sure how to start this off or why I am even posting it. It’s just that this footage has always just shown me how amazing John Lennon really was. In this video he speaks to a man who has been staying on his property.

Now, most people would be pissed off if they new some guy was hanging around on their property. Most celebrities would have him escorted away by security or even arrested.

Not John though. He talked to this man about his music. He shows just how down to earth he is and even offers a bit of insight into his writing.

“Just take words and stick them together and see if they have any meaning. Some of them do, some of them don’t.”

After they finish talking, he invites this stranger into his house for some food….

And it just…. I don’t know.

Ladies and Gentleman, this is the kind of man he was. Take away all his music, political influence and odd but funny sense of humor and you have a great guy who cares about people and just…. Get’s it.

So many people will place him on a pedestal…… *cough* but it needs to be said that John Lennon was a human, no more or less special than anyone else. No more or less capable of doing amazing things, than anyone else….

On December 8th, 1980. We lost a genius. But more importantly, we lost a man who showed the world that it’s okay to be yourself. It’s okay to make a positive difference. It’s okay.



Now, this particular video may not mean much to anyone but the more avid Lennon fans, but I hope that everyone sees this video and just.... learns something positive.




posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:42 AM
link   
I never cared much for John Lennon... but I nearly cried when I heard that Ronnie James Dio died



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:59 AM
link   
My morning cup of Joe nearly came out of my nose at the Dio comment!

But all kidding aside, I used to think of lennon as an egotistical prick but I've seen interviews like the one the op posted that have changed my mind. Sure he was a little egotistical, who wouldn't be on his shoes the guy was worshipped like some kind of babylonian deity and couldn't fart without some new York reporter with one of those skinny 70's microphones shoved in his face.
If the guy would have lived, I'm sure the world would be much better than it is now. The powers that be knew that he was a threat and had the cia do the wet work for them.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:21 AM
link   
That was a beautiful video. Thank you. Whenever I think about John Lennon for more than a few minutes, I cry. It's one death I feel was so tragic and not supposed to happen. He was a genius and a wonderful person. There will always be a special place in my heart for the man...



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 08:48 AM
link   
I met John Lennon after one of his concerts...I had an in through security connections....he was very kind and gracious. He spent about 5 minutes with me...and I will value those moments forever!



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:48 PM
link   
reply to post by BirdOfillOmen
 


Hey, I have respect for Dio as well. That man could sing.


John Lennon is so better though



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:53 PM
link   

Originally posted by the owlbear
My morning cup of Joe nearly came out of my nose at the Dio comment!

But all kidding aside, I used to think of lennon as an egotistical prick but I've seen interviews like the one the op posted that have changed my mind. Sure he was a little egotistical, who wouldn't be on his shoes the guy was worshipped like some kind of babylonian deity and couldn't fart without some new York reporter with one of those skinny 70's microphones shoved in his face.
If the guy would have lived, I'm sure the world would be much better than it is now. The powers that be knew that he was a threat and had the cia do the wet work for them.


Yeah, I think at times, he could come across as egotistical, but I think for the most part that was more of an illusion, caused by the fact that he didn't seem to care what people thought about him and he was not afraid to say exactly what he thought.

The man in so many ways, was a walking poster boy for free speech.

But really he is just a man. A good one at that.

Here, let me show you an interview he did. John was staying in a Hotel and a 14 year old boy snuck into his room, where there were lots of other people.... He asked John if he could interview him. Again, a lot of people would have the kid kicked out.... Not John though.

Listen to this cool interview.



Hearing some of the things John says.... He just seems to sort of..... Get it....

Good man.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:56 PM
link   
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
 


Hi BH, You are very welcome. John Died about 7 years before I was born. Yet I feel just as connected to him as anyone who was around when he first hit it big.... I admit, I have seen documentaries such as Imagine, which came out not too long after he died, will bring tears to my eyes.

I have said it so many times now, but it truly seems like there was something he just got.... Something that most other people can't figure out. It's just over there heads... But he got it.... And he wasn't afraid to say he got it...

But he didn't keep that knowledge to himself. No, he tried to share it with the world, through his music, through his words. Through his protests and art....He got it and he wanted everyone else to get it....

I miss him and I never even knew him.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:58 PM
link   
reply to post by caladonea
 


Now that is just so awesome. What did you say? What did he say? I will admit, I envy you for that.

Are you willing to share the full story? I personally, would love to hear it.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:38 PM
link   
You mean the same John Lennon who used to get drunk and beat up women?
well i guess thats ok after all he did write some catchy pop music and also he talked to some guy for 5 minutes

edit on 1-7-2011 by neonitus because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:40 PM
link   
reply to post by neonitus
 


Yep, he hit a women when he was younger.... He even cheated on both of his wives... Show me where I said he was a saint? Show me where I said he never made a mistake? Show me a single human being that has never made a mistake and I will show you a mistaken person.



Here is something John said in an interview:

"On the song 'Getting Better': It is a diary form of writing. All that "I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved" was me. I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically -- any woman. I was a hitter. I couldn't express myself and I hit. I fought men and I hit women. That is why I am always on about peace, you see. It is the most violent people who go for love and peace. Everything's the opposite. But I sincerely believe in love and peace. I am not violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. I will have to be a lot older before I can face in public how I treated women as a youngster."

He made mistakes in his past, he learned from it, he stopped, he apologized.... that is more than most do....

It is NEVER okay to hit a woman, but at least he was man enough to admit it, learn from it and never do it again.


As for getting drunk.... So what? He did worse drugs than that. :/ The man was the king of hippies for god sake. What Singer didn't do drugs in the 60's and 70's?

Again, the man is not a saint... He is more than capable of making mistakes.... No one here is saying that he can't make mistakes....

We are saying, he was a good man. Like everyone else, he has mistakes from his past, but unlike a lot, he learned from them and moved on. And for that, I say GOOD FOR HIM!



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:45 PM
link   

Originally posted by neonitus
he did write some catchy pop music and also he talked to some guy for 5 minutes


yeah, that's all he ever did... write some crappy pop music and talk to a guy once for five minutes... That's all he ever did.... Ever.... In his whole life.


Why don't you look up why the US tried to deport him? Here is a hint... It was NOT because he smoked weed.

You clearly know NOTHING about him or his life. Either that or you are just trolling... Either way.... Here:

Read up on the man.

www.johnlennon.com...
www.bagism.com...


Until then, go bag on another Genius.... Try Leonardo Davinci this time. I hear he was born out of wedlock!!!! What a scum bag!


Edit to add this:

I am dedicating it to you



edit on 1-7-2011 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 09:00 PM
link   
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
 



yeah, that's all he ever did... write some crappy pop music and talk to a guy once for five minutes... That's all he ever did.... Ever.... In his whole life.

well yeah soory i do like a little trolling now and then, but yes basically yeah all he did was write a few pop songs,
his supposed protest's for peace or whatever where laughable.

and apologising and making up pathetic excuses for beating women is unacceptible in my book.
but if you like his music, i guess it doesnt matter.




posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:08 AM
link   

Originally posted by neonitus
reply to [url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread723279/pg1#pid11723015]post by
his supposed protest's for peace or whatever where laughable.





Yeah, being the leader of the entire hippie movement, inspiring millions across the world to protest in the name of peace, being a key player in the civil rights movement....... Playing a huge part in influencing the media to denounce the unjust Vietnam war, which caused the US to finally leave.....That's really laughable.

Peace or whatever?
That is just adorable.

Here you go, John Lennon handling himself just fine against a journalist, who seemed to not be so crazy about John either.....You should listen....




In the words of John Lennon:

"Christ you know it aint easy. You know how hard it can be. The way things are going, they're going to crucify me.......... And you baby"


Peace and love.
edit on 2-7-2011 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:29 AM
link   
reply to post by neonitus
 


Look, it appears, anyway, that you know next to nothing about the man, what he stands for or what he represents. It appears, that you have no interest in learning.... It appears you have heard one bad thing about the man and decided he is the spawn of Satan.

I have provided information for you to actually learn about him, but some how I truly doubt you will, or have read those links. In which case, you really shouldn't be talking about some one that you know nothing about.... Kind of rude, don't you think?

John Lennon made a mistake once in his early 20's and he hit a woman. That is a bad thing he did. I agree, he shouldn't have hit a woman. But as far as that goes, I think it is a clear cut case of, do as I say, not as I do. Surely you agree.

John Lennon did more than write Pop music. He literally changed the way music was done. He changed the entire industry in a way that no one else has and no one else will be able to do again. He is not just some passing trend like Justin Bieber.... This is a man that will be remembered for ever as a legend and Musical Genius, to say the least. Mozart, Beethooven, John Lennon.... Except John Lennon's musical talent far exceeds anything Mozart could bring to the table.

Now, he also was into peace.... Again you don't know much about what he did if you think he just had a couple protests for "peace or whatever"

John Lennon was the king of the hippie movement... Hippies existed because of him....He got people around the world to march in the name of peace. He got people around the world to strike in the name of peace. He was a huge player in the civil rights movement in the US. The US government tried to have him deported. Do you know why? Because he was a threat to war!!! Yep, he came closer than anyone else, to creating world peace. Hell, the man even inspired the media to change their opinion of the Vietnam war which led to us pulling out....

The man was a renaissance man. A Legend. A Genius. He is up there with the likes of Davinci, Michaelangelo, Mozart..... Except he is above them.

You disagree. Fine by me, but you are in the minority.... In fact, you are the only one I have met, that seems to despise a person that you know nothing about. Oh well, that is your prerogative.

That about wraps up all we can really say to each other....

You think he is a scum bag, everyone else disagrees. Duly noted.

Peace and love.






Good day.
edit on 2-7-2011 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 01:13 PM
link   

Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
That was a beautiful video. Thank you. Whenever I think about John Lennon for more than a few minutes, I cry. It's one death I feel was so tragic and not supposed to happen. He was a genius and a wonderful person. There will always be a special place in my heart for the man...



It is amazing, the impact he had on the world.... He did so much good....

You want to know something I have always found ironic? You know that song he did about Attica state? After the riots there?
This one:



Now listen to the words.... Want to know what is odd? Mark David Chapman is now housed at attica state for the rest of his life..... Crazy huh?

He impacted people all over the world, and some how, continues to do so 30 years after his untimely death.

That is how powerful he was.

Here's to getting it.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 01:15 PM
link   
Oh and here you go. The inspiration and reason behind my user name.

Listen and learn, people.




posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 01:34 PM
link   
Don't know how I missed this thread when it started, but John Lennon is one of my all-time favorite songwriters and people. I just feel sorry for people who disparage him and don't understand how great he was, for their lives are so much dimmer from not understanding. I was just having this discussion a few days ago on another thread, but it is a shame more people don't know the music he made after the Beatles. The song "Working Class Hero" had a profound effect on me when I was coming of age. And seriously, can anybody name an album better than "Plastic Ono Band"? I doubt it. His music was great until the very end, and a listen to his final recording, a song called "Grow Old With Me", will tell you all you need to know about his greatness down to the last note.









posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 03:34 PM
link   


Except John Lennon's musical talent far exceeds anything Mozart could bring to the table.
wow, do you realize what you wrote there?.

but anyway, i'm sorry i shouldn't have posted in this thread, lets just agree to disagree.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 06:45 PM
link   

Originally posted by neonitus



Except John Lennon's musical talent far exceeds anything Mozart could bring to the table.
wow, do you realize what you wrote there?.

but anyway, i'm sorry i shouldn't have posted in this thread, lets just agree to disagree.


Oh, I absolutelyt know, and I think you find those that disagree, are in the minority.

OK, I will agree that I am right and you can disagree.

Hey neo, I love you!




new topics

top topics



 
3
<<   2 >>

log in

join