Dec 8 2010

John Lennon – October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980

It was 30 years ago today…

Today has been a rough day for me, though hardly anyone my age feels the same.  On December 8, 1980, around 11:15 pm EST, we lost a musical icon and the finest Beatle of them all, John Lennon.  Just Google his name or search for him on Twitter and you will find a plethora of tributes, videos, eulogies, playlists, archived news articles, etc in honor of this sad anniversary. My favorites today are a few from Huffington Post, Death and Taxes, the Village Voice, and Yoko Ono herself, declaring John as the “Teamaker” on her blog this morning.  Although I have nothing incredible or revolutionary to add to the discourse, I would feel empty if I didn’t dedicate today’s Culture Greyhound post to the man and the impact he has had on my life.

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Nov 24 2010

Recommended Reading 11/24/10

JFK: The Assassination of Democracy

Pitchfork 2010 Gift Guide

Pitchfork Review – Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (10.0) – I give the review a 7.6

Paul McCartney More Advanced Than John Lennon

The Who Concert Disaster – 12/3/79