Five On Friday - Still Miss John

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, December 09, 2011

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I was lying on the bed in my apartment in New York City, watching Monday Night Football with millions of other fans, when Howard Cosell made the announcement:

I sat there with my jaw open...just shaking my head.

31 years ago. A brilliant songwriter, musician, vocalist, father, husband, friend, seeker of peace was gunned down in front of his home at the Dakota in Manhattan.

What kind of music would he be making today? Would he even still be making music? Would he have taken the roll Bono and Bob Geldoff have taken in trying to help citizens of our world who are in need?

All things we will never know because of a deranged individual and John's love of the world which caused him to never have any security around the times have changed, and not for the better.

Six from John...Five On Friday and one additional for the world.




6 Of Your Sparks

  1. Unknown Says:
  2. I was devastated when I heard the news. John Lennon is one of my personal heroes and even today I can't believe he's gone.

  3. Mike Golch Says:
  4. I was rocked when he was killed as well.

  5. Cherie Says:
  6. A brilliant talent whose light was snuffed out too soon, but whose embers still inspire the world.

  7. Woman is such a beautiful song ... truly miss his commitment to greater issues simply by exercising the genius of his talent.

  8. Travis Cody Says:
  9. "John's love of the world..."

    His love of the world was not blind. He understood the flaws and blemishes. And yet, he avoided cynicism in his music and instead wrote from hope.

    Idealism based in reality...that's a philosophy I have always tried to embrace. Thanks for the wonderful musical memorial.

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


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