Thursday, April 24, 2008

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can? Yoko Ono apparently can't. She is slighted by the use of something she feels she possesses - exclusive rights to the words and music "Imagine" (she doesn't even want a few seconds or words shown in the film, "Expelled").

In terms of irony, this ranks alongside the reported account of her musing, on collecting a posthumous award for John Lennon's "Imagine" (Channel 4's "Favourite Song of all time", or some such), that she liked to think he would be pleased as he looked down from somewhere.

Imagine there's no heaven? Doh!

I understand that John Lennon was a bit more realistic about things like this. When asked to comment on whether "all you need is love", he wryly said that they did have a lot of money at the time ....