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Meanwhile.... just watching the wheels go 'round...

Watching The Wheels - John Lennon


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WATCHING THE WHEELS
People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm O.K., well they look at me kind of strange
"Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game?"

People say I'm lazy, dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
"Don't you miss the big time boy, you're no longer on the ball?"

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go

People asking questions, lost in confusion
Well, I tell them there's no problem, only solutions
Well, they shake their heads and look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go

written by John Lennon
 
Meanwhile.... just watching the wheels go 'round...

Watching The Wheels - John Lennon


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LYRICS BELOW
As he did.... #stayhome !! #STFH #fenfotos #music #musica #musique #stayhomesavelives #johnlennon
Photo by Fenichel - Prague: Lennon Wall - More from #Prague: http://www.fenichel.com/prague #myphotos

WATCHING THE WHEELS
People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm O.K., well they look at me kind of strange
"Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game?"

People say I'm lazy, dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
"Don't you miss the big time boy, you're no longer on the ball?"

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go

People asking questions, lost in confusion
Well, I tell them there's no problem, only solutions
Well, they shake their heads and look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go

written by John Lennon
 



Instant Karma's gonna get you. Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognise your brothers, everyone you meet
Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there? When you're everywhere - come and get your share

Well, we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on. Come on and on and on on on
Yeah, yeah, all right

Well, we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on. On and on and on on and on

Instant Karma (We All Shine On)


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One mo' for the "late-birds". I guess early-birds too.
I tell birders & nature photographers: "Enjoy your sunrises, early-birds. I'm more a dusk-golden-hour-sunset night owl."

That said, it's the beginning of the weekend!For me momentarily, for you, probably now. Good morning, Europe and East!

Free As a Bird


Dedicated to the weekend, to birds, and to John Lennon.
This was the surviving Beatles' tribute, built upon Lennon's demo tape of this song he had written.




#johnlennon #beatles #freeasabird #myphoto #fenfotos #music #musica #musique #cormorant #spoonbill

More birds nesting @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds

YouTube: The Beatles - Free As A Bird (TheBeatlesVEVO)

 
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John Lennon: Nobody Loves You (when you're down and out) - Acoustic/Solo )

Here is take # 9 ("a favorite number") of a studio demo with just Lennon & his acoustic guitar. Clean and soulful.

While I'm at it, and "here"... Here's something with many great songs which is relocated intact (?) from the old world.
With some help from friends on Google+ I put together a collection of #9 themed songs - Beethoven, Beatles, lots between.
I found it now, through some time/space warp @ https://diaspora.flidais.net/posts/8a7de3b00d3c0137d113005056264835

LYRICS
Nobody loves you when you're down and out
Nobody sees you when you're on cloud nine
Everybody's hustling for a buck and a dime
I'll scratch your back and you scratch mine

I've been across to the other side
I've shown you everything, I got nothing to hide
And still you ask me, "do I love you?"
What it is, what it is
All I can tell you is, it's all show biz
All I can tell you is, it's all show biz

What it is, what it is, what it is, what it...

Nobody loves you when you're down and out
Nobody knows you when you're on cloud nine
Everybody's hustling for a buck and a dime
I'll scratch your back and you knife mine

I've been across the water now so many times
I've seen the one eyed witchdoctor leading the blind
And still you ask me, "do I love you?"
What you say, what you say
Everytime I put my finger on it, it slips away
Everytime I put my finger on it, it slips away
What you say, what you say, what you say, what you say

Well I get up in the morning and I'm looking in the mirror to see
Ooo wee!
Then I'm lying in the darkness and I know I can't get to sleep
Ooo wee!
1-2-3-4
Nobody loves you when you're old and grey
Nobody needs you when you're upside down
Everybody's hollering about their own birthday
Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground

(whistling past the graveyard)
:(
He'd be turning 80 in 2020.

#vintagerock #rocklegend #johnlennon #music #musica #musique #classicrock #mywork #gplusrefugee #demo
 
"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions." -Thomas Jefferson
And when that happens, along with indifference to others, to facts, and global reality ... we suffer "leaders" & followers who are

Crippled Inside


Song/Lyrics by John Lennon

You can shine your shoes and wear a suit
you can comb your hair and look quite cute
you can hide your face behind a smile
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

you can wear a mask and paint your face
you can call yourself the human race
you can wear a collar and a tie
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

Well now you know that your
cat has nine lives
nine lives to itself
but you only got one
and a dog's life ain't fun
mamma take a look outside
You can go to church and sing a hymn
you can judge me by the color of my skin
you can live a lie until you die
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

Well now you know that your
cat has nine lives
nine lives to itself
but you only got one
and a dog's life ain't fun
mamma take a look outside
You can go to church and sing a hymn
you can judge me by the color of my skin
you can live a lie until you die
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

One thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

#johnlennon #crippledinside #morality #lies #corruption #music #musique #musica #makeamericasaneagain
 

Clean-up Time


Let's hope!




Now it begins, let it begin
Cleanup time, hey, cleanup time
Cleanup time, well, well, well

However far we travel
Wherever we may roam
The center of the circle
Will always be our home, yeah, yeah
Yeah, cleanup time

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#music #johnlennon #cleanuptime #musica #musique #cleanup #imagine #circle #myphotos #fenfotos

YouTube: John Lennon - Cleanup Time (MrDavideBiato)

 

Happy Christmas! / Merry Christmas!


So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Christmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

-John Lennon




#johnlennon #christmas #XMAS #happyxmas #merrychrstmas #christmas #christmaseve #music #musica #musique #myphoto
 

Happy Christmas! / Merry Christmas!


So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Christmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

-John Lennon




#johnlennon #christmas #XMAS #happyxmas #merrychrstmas #christmas #christmaseve #music #musica #musique #myphoto
 
"O.K., We're just going to do numbers that we know because we've never played together before... Good evening!"

50 years ago! John Lennon joined by Eric Clapton. Good album. My i-Ching pull of the day.

Blue Suede Shoes - John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band - Toronto 1969.


#bluesuedeshoes #elviscovers #johnlennon #plasticonoband #ericclapton #classicrock #1969 #60s #music #musica #musique
 
"O.K., We're just going to do numbers that we know because we've never played together before... Good evening!"

50 years ago! John Lennon joined by Eric Clapton. Good album. My i-Ching pull of the day.

Blue Suede Shoes - John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band - Toronto 1969.


#bluesuedeshoes #elviscovers #johnlennon #plasticonoband #ericclapton #classicrock #1969 #60s #music #musica #musique
 

"Remember, remember, the fifth of November" - John Lennon

Remember (Remastered 2010) | John Lennon


FULL LYRICS BELOW:

Remember (John Lennon)

Remember when you were young
How the hero was never hung
Always got away

Remember how the man
Used to leave you empty handed
Always, always let you down
If you ever change your mind
About leaving it all behind
Remember, remember today

Don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
Don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

Just remember
When you were small
How people seemed so tall
Always had their way
Do you remember your ma and pa
Just wishing for movie stardom
Always, always playing a part
If you ever feel sad
And the whole world is driving you mad
Remember, remember today

Don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
Don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

No No remember, remember
The fifth of November

#johnlennon #music #musica #beatles #musique #remember #5November #fifthofnovember #musiclegends #history

YouTube: Remember (Remastered 2010) (John Lennon - Topic)

 

"Remember, remember, the fifth of November" - John Lennon

Remember (Remastered 2010) | John Lennon


FULL LYRICS BELOW:

Remember (John Lennon)

Remember when you were young
How the hero was never hung
Always got away

Remember how the man
Used to leave you empty handed
Always, always let you down
If you ever change your mind
About leaving it all behind
Remember, remember today

Don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
Don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

Just remember
When you were small
How people seemed so tall
Always had their way
Do you remember your ma and pa
Just wishing for movie stardom
Always, always playing a part
If you ever feel sad
And the whole world is driving you mad
Remember, remember today

Don't feel sorry
'Bout the way it's gone
Don't you worry
'Bout what you've done

No No remember, remember
The fifth of November

#johnlennon #music #musica #beatles #musique #remember #5November #fifthofnovember #musiclegends #history

YouTube: Remember (Remastered 2010) (John Lennon - Topic)

 
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Speaking of John Lennon....


A belated "Happy Birthday" tribute... this seen last week at the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields (NYC).
Yes indeed,** "we all shine on"....**

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead
What in the world you thinking of
Laughing in the face of love
What on earth you tryin' to do
It's up to you, yeah you
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
Better get yourself together darlin'
Join the human race
How in the world you gonna see
Laughin' at fools like me
Who in the hell d'you think you are
A super star
Well, right you are
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev'ryone come on
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Ev'ryone you meet
Why in the world are we here
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you're ev'rywhere
Come and get your share
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah we all shine on
Come on and on and on on on
Yeah yeah, alright, uh huh, ah
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah we all shine on
On and on and on on and on
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun

Instant Karma


#johnlennon #instantkarma #weallshineon #beatles #imagine #music #musica #musique #musiclegends
 
Strange Days Indeed...

Nobody Told Me - John Lennon


LYRICS:

Everybody's talking and no one says a word
Everybody's making love and no one really cares
There's Nazis in the bathroom just below the stairs
Always something happening and nothing going on
There's always something happening cooking and nothing in the pot
They're starving back in China so finish what you got
They're starving back in China so finish what you got
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Strange days indeed
strange days indeed
Everybody's runnin' and no one makes a move
Everyone's a winner
and no one seems to lose
There's a little yellow idol to the north of Katmandu
Everybody's flying and no one leaves the ground
Everybody's crying…

#music #strangedays #johnlennon #musica #musique
 
"You may notice the intro is slightly like Instant Karma"
- John Lennon, introducing this song as "son of 'What'd I Say'"

From Lennon's appearance as guest DJ at an FM Radio Station in NYC
[9/28/74] Spinning the singles which influenced him, classics of rock & roll.

Richie Barrett - Some Other Guy (1962)


Lennon called this "The first electric piano on record that I ever heard".

#musichistory #rockhistory #beatles #johnlennon #60smusic #rockandroll #music #musica #musique #60srock #richiebarrett
 
Double (John Lennon) Fantasy - sort of, kind of.
A bit of music fun and nostalgia, via John Lennon - 9/28/74

I've recalled and joked for years about some of John Lennon's surprise appearances on New York FM radio shows, just to talk, or to play DJ. I've mentioned his particularly funny weather forecasts.

Well... it only took me 45 years, the invention of digital online sharing, and luck, to find some tapes... But... Here's a small but real sample, quick & dirty recording (no way to easily do more now). A very short, very favorite bit of weather plus some music history.

PART 1: The Music - John Lennon went through a stack of his favorite rock influences, in an impromptu visit to WNEW Radio on 9/28/1974. He also spoke about the Beatles and all the breakup-period angst (~ If we ever did get back together it would have to be on Dark Horse Records).

Lennon went deep into 50's music and a bit newer. In a "What" set, as I'd call it, he offered up Ray Charles' "What I Say" as an inspiration (and you can hear its echo in a lot of early Hamburg-days Beatles sets). Forward in time he got to what he called "son of Beatles", Electric Light Orchestra (along with Badfinger, maybe), Lennon spun "Showdown" and then noted that of course that was derivative of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?"

So, short of giving the literal show (though I will transcribe bits of it to introduce some songs, perhaps), I'm going to put the clip up as a comment, once it's done wrestling its way onto YouTube (momentarily I hope).

So meanwhile, keep cool, think cool, and transport back to 1974, New York, as John Lennon shares some cool music. After the songs is a very short break, and John does the funniest weather forecast (and most accurate) I've ever heard Standby. Meanwhile,...

This song was described by John Lennon as "a beautiful combination of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine", "Lightening Strikes Again", and little bits of 'Walrus'. And coming up next: the weather forecast. (Yes, for you too!)

Showdown - ELO


#musichistory #rockhistory #johnlennon #60s #50s #classicrock #ELO #MarvinGaye #Walrus #music #musica #musique

YouTube: Elo-Showdown (TheMaster974)

 
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Imagine...

Imagine Mosaic, Central Park, New York,
More NYC images (including Central Park and around the city) @
my website - www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#johnlennon #imagine #centralpark #musicicons #NewYork #NYC #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
Both interesting and concerning to see the advancement of technology and techniques that can provide greater accessibility yet also fake lip sync that is so difficult to detect as fake.

OMFG! That's such a good #deepfake ... i love it!

Canny AI: Imagine world leaders singing


#video #music #johnlennon #imagine #deeplearning #ai #art
Canny AI: Imagine world leaders singing
 
Farewell to Doris Day, 97, whose last wish was for no funeral, no grave marker.

She had two good runs, first as a singer/film star/TV star with 3 husbands, and then away from all lights, dedicating herself to rescuing and benefitting animals.

I was but a young child during her glory days. But my parents were fans. And John Lennon too.

Dig It!


Like a rolling stone
Like the FBI and the CIA
And the BBC, BB King
And Doris Day

Dig it, dig it, dig it

#dorisday #johnlennon #obits #actress #cinema #Hollywood #movies #music #singer

YouTube: Dig It (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 
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