8.20.2007
Sean Lennon
I was raised on The Beatles. Impressive for a second-generation Korean-American, I must say. My mom was struck when John Lennon passed, along with other victims of Beatlemania all over the world. I was negative nine on December 9, 1980, but it affected me as well. Poor Alina had to learn that the founder of the Greatest Band of All Time was years gone, and Poor Sean had to cope with the loss of his doting dad of five years. But oh, how the product of Yoko and John has grown. Sean Taro Ono Lennon is now 31 and sixteen years musically active. First on the scene as a collaborator on Lenny Kravitz's album, Mama Said, and later a bandmate of own his mama, Sean Lennon is currrently standing on his own as a solo artist. His latest album, Friendly Fire, released last year, is a delicate gem, showcasing his trebly voice, poetic lyrics, and inclination toward Beatles-like melodies. Sean claims his musical influences range from the Beach Boys to The Beastie Boys. Honestly, I hear neither in his music, but, regardless, his sound is definitely inspired. Look out for a collaboration with Irina Lazareanu, It Girl model, in the near, near future. And, they're supposedly not together. Yoko may have broken up The Beatles, but without her, we would have no Bed-Ins, no U.S. vs. John Lennon, no "Oh, Yoko," and, oh yea, no Sean Lennon.

mp3 Dead Meat
mp3 Parachute
mp3 Wait For Me

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Video for "Parachute"
9 Comments:
Anonymous lee the red said...
nicely laid-out pictures on the site. :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Fuck you, just cause his last name is Lennon doesn't mean his entire life is built on the base of his father, John. I'm sure he'd appreciate it if everyone just laid the fuck off and let him be his own person. Sean Lennon is Sean Lennon, not just the kid of a Beatle and Yoko Ono's son - fuck you.

Blogger Alina said...
hey, fuck off you little fucker. why don't you go call sean seeing as how you two are so fucking close that you know what's going on in his fucking mind and say, "hey sean, there's this blogger that keeps on mentioning your dad, and i know that must make you really fucking bitter even though you two were obviously close. i mean, i know you have pics of you two together up on your myspace and i know you still play with your mom, but you must fucking hate how people associate you with your fucking parents." fuck off, you little pretentious fuck.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yoko did not break up The Beatles, you dork. John and everyone else was going in different directions- music wise. You better get your facts straight.

Oh and Yoko and Paul are cool with each other.

Anonymous Androcles said...
Friendly Fire is indeed a beautiful album. I mean, Into the Sun was alright but this is outstanding. After listening to it on the VH1 site I bought it the day it was released.

I never think of Sean as the product of John & Yoko, but I was really angry about his dad's murder too. Even though it happened several years before I was born.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I believe Yoko was the shield John needed to leave the Beatles, but she didn't break them up.She became his new collaborative partner.As for John's assissination,being a huge Beatles fan, it makes me sick that there are sick ass people out there ready to take someone like John away from the world on a psycopathic whim. Sean's new album is great and it definitely reflects an eery influence from John and Yoko's "Double Fantasy" album, albeit without the obvious hits. That's only because this isn't 1980

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I kiked the things you said about Sean Lennon. I found your veiws incisive.

Anonymous tnk said...
Wow, such a violent reaction to a positive article.

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watching Cobert Nation was reminded that I had thought of you today, and did a search and found this...have an acquaintance son, very gifted musically...sashasmith.myspace.com
part of the genius of sonoma county music community...(and a another who was the keyboardist for the All American Rejects several years back)...so many whose parents were beatle followers...the genius of paul and john...KRSH.com...I believe you were there, with Bowker, and missed you by a few days, four years ago...glad to find you are involved still in your art.

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