ono no no songs

Mourning has broken. Feed the hungry ghosts. The appetite is whetted but never sated. Feed the little beast. Appease. Or it will eat you whole and spit you out. Add this to the idea of The Lost Object. the inability to relinquish connections to the lost object and its ensuing melancholy violence, there is something dark, obscure that keeps surging to the surface; a sense of loss that is characterized by a tenacious drive in acquisition, addiction, deceit, manipulation and even creativity. The new David Frost interview with Paul McCartney dips back into that grab-bag the abandoned and the abject, that whole incomprehensible culture of excess at the cusp of post-modernism which exalted that idea of the perfect moment and the perfect love weaved within a context of living a dream and becoming a dream.  The Hungry Ghosts is a realm  of existence in  from Tibetan Buddhist cosmology, that whole East meets West that george Harrison was tapping into; the perverted hiding of  feelings and emotion behind ostentatious displays of splendor and  fullness. Hungry Ghosts need to be fed: massive hungry bellies, large gaping mouths, but their narrow, stunted throats ensure their hunger can never be met.Just narcissistic bubbles and a yawning sense of lack, forever sacrificing their sense of self and indebting to the grandiose fantasies of the Ghost. …

—It was something he enjoyed, having on his desk a plaque based on the 23rd Psalm, which read: ‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am the biggest b*****d in the valley.’
Well, I don’t know about the valley, but he was certainly the biggest rock music manager in the world for a while, and though he once told me he would like to be considered a nice guy, that was always pretty unlikely.
Nice was not a word that would have sat comfortably on the shoulders of this no-necked, roughly spoken New York accountant, who had in his employ a couple of the roughest-looking goons I have ever met.
‘Why don’t you like me, Bill?’ Klein would ask Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman, as the Stones were being driven to distraction trying to get their hands on the money they’d earned, but which their manager was holding for them in his New York company.
‘Because I don’t trust you, Allen,’ would come the unblinking reply.
It’s unlikely Klein was offended. ‘Hey, Allen, why does no one like you?’ he told me Paul McCartney had once asked.
His answer was that he didn’t have friends in showbusiness or belong to the Variety Club. His job was to fight for his clients.
And fight for them he did. He forced record companies to give artists both control and ownership of their records, which was unprecedented at the time but is normal practice now.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1197709/Monster-rock-Allen-Klein-swindled-The-Stones-broke-The-Beatles-rock-n-rolls-ruthless-Svengali.html#ixzz2AgjYWhjT
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook—

Things we choose to present are often not as they appear, despite the search for a sense of belonging, far from the gaze and lair of the Hungry Ghosts…

(see link at end)…It was almost 50 years ago and in black and white that a fresh-faced David Frost interviewed a baby-faced Paul McCartney and asked him what the future held. “I’d like to retire soon, and the way things are going I might be able to,” said McCartney.

Five decades on and neither man has retired, both have reached their 70s, been knighted, and now meet again for one of the longest interviews the former Beatle has ever given.

—Unfortunately, McCartney wanted his father-in-law, Lee Eastman, also a New York lawyer, to manage them. Battlelines between Lennon and McCartney, who were already disagreeing over Yoko Ono, were deepened.
For his part, it has to be acknowledged that Klein played Lennon perfectly, being as knowledgeable as any fan about every Beatles recording and then stressing that Yoko’s music was just as relevant as theirs. He and Lennon, he reminded him, even shared the loss of a mother.
‘I’m down to my last £50,000,’ Lennon told an amused Press in 1969, explaining why Klein was needed to run The Beatles’ affairs.
He wasn’t that badly off, but as Klein pointed out, The Beatles were nowhere near as rich as the public thought them to be.
‘And I don’t want to see Ringo playing the Northern working men’s clubs to survive when he’s in his 60s,’ Lennon also said.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1197709/Monster-rock-Allen-Klein-swindled-The-Stones-broke-The-Beatles-rock-n-rolls-ruthless-Svengali.html#ixzz2AglRIKLZ
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook image:http://www.genesis-publications.com/heroes-and-villains-david-steen-photography/the-photography.htm

..In the hour-long programme to be broadcast on Frost’s television show next month, McCartney lets it be known that Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles, that he remains still a working-class boy despite his fame and fortune, and that his marriage to Heather Mills is not something he likes talking about. His second marriage does not feature in the interview; photographs show only his 1969 wedding to Linda Eastman then jump to his third marriage a year ago to another American, Nancy Shevell. The acrimonious and very public divorce with Mills is not touched upon in what is billed as a unique “in-depth interview”. But it is on rock’n’ roll’s most infamous break-up that McCartney was uncharacteristically outspoken.

“She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up,” he says, which may do something to dispel decades of hostility directed at Lennon’s widow by diehard fans since the group disbanded officially in 1970.

He goes further and says that without Ono opening up the avant garde for Lennon, songs such as Imagine would never have been written: “I don’t think he would have done that without Yoko, so I don’t think you can blame her for anything. When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant garde side, her view of things, so she showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave [one way or another].”…

…But McCartney has not completely mellowed with age. He admits he had found Yoko sitting in on Beatles’ recording sessions very difficult, but still reserves bitterness for the late Allen Klein, the businessman who tried to take over the void left when the group’s manager Brian Epstein died in 1967. Throwing a mock punch at a photograph of the man’s face, he says it was Klein who set McCartney fighting against the others: “I was fighting against the other

e guys who’d been my lifelong soul buddies. I said I wanted to fight Klein.”

He tells Frost it was the loss of their mothers at a young age – McCartney’s mum died when he was 14 and Lennon’s when he was 17 – that helped shape them into becoming such successful musicians: “That was a big bond with John.”

He talks too of the loss of Linda, the mother of four of his five children. He admits that despite the family trying everything to hold back the cancer that killed her, he had known from the first diagnosis she would not survive. “The doctors had told me privately that we’d caught it too late, that she’ll have about 18 months. And that was what she had.”…

McCartney is apparently known for only giving 15-minute interviews and he has managed to achieve a great deal of privacy over his personal life throughout his career. This latest meeting between the two British legends is billed as Frost’s return to the “Nixon-style” interviews for the TV channel Al Jazeera English, where he has worked since its launch in 2006. The 73-year-old Frost said of the 60-minute episodes, which start on 9 November: “The longer conversation not just allows us to go into more depth, but relaxes interviewees to talk more about their life and work.” Read More:http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/oct/27/paul-mccartney-yoko-ono-beatles-david-frost

This entry was posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Music/Composition/Performance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>