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A Strange Nostalgia
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masoo From: masoo Date: September 6th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I started to grow up with that John Lennon interview, if in fact I actually have grown up. I graduated from high school when I was still 16 and, having spent the last three years wanting desperately to be a hippie, I was only to glad to move with my brother to Capitola, where for a year I fulfilled my wishes, taking psychedelics and playing on the beach. When Lennon's interview came out, it threw everything into a different place. Primal therapy seems kinda like a joke now, but back then, it terrified me because it sounded realer than real, just like John's singing on the Plastic Ono Band album.

At some point, the actual recordings of the interview made the rounds, and it was odd, because on paper, John sounds pretty fucking bitter and pissed off, but hearing his voice, he sounds much more level, even nicer.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 6th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Interesting. In what form did those recordings make the rounds? Was the cassette established as a format by then?

That record -- which I also bought while you were visiting -- is such a great tonic for the excesses of what preceded it.
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