Saturday, April 3, 2010
Yoko Ono Kicks Ass
I got nothing but props for Yoko. Hell, she's earned it. She went from being the most reviled woman in rock and roll, blamed for breaking up the most popular group in music history, to recognized as a respected musician, artist and activist. She was John Lennon's muse as well as the mother figure he deparately needed. As his widow, she channeled her pain into moving, breathtaking art. (Check out "Season of Broken Glass.") Hers and John's love story is one of my all-time favorites. Their union not only produced their beloved son, Sean, but the Plastic Ono Band, whose body of music still enchants. Their anti-war stance made them enemies in the eyes of the U.S. Government, which tried in vain to deport them. Although their physical union was ended tragically by a mad man's bullet, their love lives on through their art. Yoko is the keeper of John's flame, and this sistah is eternally grateful and in awe of her.