Thursday, September 9, 2010

Strange Love: John and Yoko

I have always admired John Lennon for his music as well as his political and societal “F-U!” attitude. Recently, I watched a film that depicted a lesser known part of Lennon. “Nowhere Boy” that chronicled John Lennon’s complex relationship with his two mother figures during his childhood and adolescence. The film also touches on the friendship between Lennon and Paul McCartney, a friendship that became one of the greatest partnerships in musical history.



After watching this film, Mr. Lennon somehow seemed to take over the thoughts that grapple my mind in the hour it takes me to fall asleep. I though of all the hell he must have raised as a kid. Then I remembered that some of Lennon’s greatest moments of hell raising happened when he met and fell in love with Yoko Ono. Now, did she break up The Beatles? Maybe. Maybe not. What I do know is their relationship was on of the most infamous loves of all time. Not exactly Romeo and Juliet, definitely not Sid and Nancy, John and Yoko stirred the pot, pushed buttons and boundaries, annoyed nations across oceans and seas, but always managed to get people to think. Whether these peoples thoughts were good or bad or just about pushing Yoko down a flight of stairs, to light a fire like John and Yoko did made them more than artists (Yes, Yoko actually did something. She was a performance artist before she met John Lennon). They were a force spouting a message of “peace and love” (Whether that was a naive message for the times is another discussion).

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Anyway, this thought process got me out of my bed. I am planning to do some kind of *John and Yoko post with an actual outfit sometime soon.* However, that night I was sort of inspired. I decided to start with a head shot. So, I teased my hair as much as my parting comb would allow and thickened my eyebrows a little. Though people may say she did not look quite right on the arm of the head Beatle, she certainly had a look. This is my small interpretation of Yoko. I somehow came out like a scary cave woman, but hey thats a look too.


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1 comment:

  1. I love both John and YOko! Would love to meet Yoko! Love your post!
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