Lennon killer fails in parole bid

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Lennon killer fails in parole bid

Postby Uncle Scam » Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:45 am

<A HREF="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6039276.stm">Lennon killer fails in parole bid</A><br><br>Attempts by John Lennon's killer to get parole have been rebuffed for a fourth time because of his "bizarre" crime. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Lennon killer fails in parole bid

Postby MinM » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:18 am

Image @TimothyS: This is lovely. "Flashmob Performs The Beatles’ ‘Here Comes the Sun’ in Madrid Unemployment Office." http://bit.ly/1aby7vW "It's alright."

Flashmob Performs The Beatles’ ‘Here Comes the Sun’ in Madrid Unemployment Office

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One of my favorite songs comes from the Quiet Beatle, George Harrison. A tune that can rival anything from the Lennon/McCartney songbook, Here Comes the Sun was written in 1969, during a fairly bleak time. Harrison sets the scene is his 1980 book, I, Me, Mine. He recalls:

“Here Comes the Sun” was written at the time when Apple [the Beatles' record label] was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: ‘Sign this’ and ‘sign that’. Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton’s house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric’s acoustic guitars and wrote “Here Comes the Sun.”

It’s a song about getting through the darkness — personal, professional, seasonal, etc. And it’s simply a perfect pick for the flashmob performance you’ll witness above. Unlike so many other feel-good flashmob performances staged in Europe (see below), this one takes place in a dreary unemployment office in Spain (Madrid, to be precise) where unemployment hovers around 26% and homelessness is on the rise. It doesn’t try to sugarcoat life in Spain. It just provides a little ray of hope.

This video was shot back in January. According to a recent IMF report, conditions will remain difficult in Spain for years to come, but some new data hints that the worst may be over. Or so we hope.

http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/flas ... ffice.html

@GregMitch: Why The Band and Joplin were cut from Woodstock movie and disc--and now here's the long-hidden "The Weight." http://bit.ly/1dcZeX6

Most Famous Woodstock Band Missing...at Woodstock

One of the mysteries of the Woodstock movie and three-record soundtrack was: Where were The Band and Janis Joplin? Rumor had it that their performances were so weak they had to be cut. Nonsense, as it turned out: Their famously cranky manager, Albert Grossman, simply wouldn't allow it due to the usual money issues...For years The Band numbers remained hidden, especially on decent quality video, but finally "The Weight" and "Tears of Rage" emerged. I envy you if the latter is your first Richard Manuel experience.

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