Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yoko...Oh No!

In The Big Apple of Noo Yoik, USA, a new John Lennon exhibition is on at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex (til the end of 2009).
It features the usual memorabilia you'd expect from the life of a dead rocker – guitars, lyric-sheets, photos – but also a paper bag containing the bloodied clothing Lennon was wearing the night he was murdered in December 1980!!!
His widow Yoko Ono claims it was difficult to include it but thought it was important to let people see the effects of gun violence. That's her stOver-rated? Under-rated? Much berated?ory.
Hmmm, let's see: bang, hole in body, blood pumps out, death...ok, we get it, Yoko. But should it be displayed as “art”? Interesting that she should focus attention on the gory objects at a press conference, yet the Annex doesn't mention it in its on-line publicity at all.
One might be excused for cynically thinking Yoko was once again capitali$ing on the memory of her dead husband. But can anyone remember anything original and worthwhile Yoko has ever done herself, away from John's influence? Oh, hush my mouth...

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