On Tuesday this week, Yoko Ono unveiled a monument to honor her beloved, John Lennon. And urged the world once again to give peace a chance.
A few years ago she had an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and I went to it. I loved it. I love her sense of humor and intelligence. I loved watching the fly movie ... a fly walks all over a nude woman's body to the soundtrack of Yoko making her weird screechy noises. I was the only one who watched it all the way through. You can catch it here. The film really is bizarre but for some reason it caught me. It's this strange mixture of sensual and humorous. I have a refrigerator magnet that is a still from this movie ... the fly exploring the woman's nipple. My kids' reactions to the magnet: "Eeeewwww!!"
I also have a magnet:
WAR IS OVER
If you want it
If you want it
This slogan was on many billboards all over the world ... a project in the 70's of Yoko and John's.
Anyway the monument is this tower of light constructed on Videy island near Reykjavik's harbor (the Icelandic capital). They lit it yesterday because it would have been ... get this ... John's 67th birthday.
Pause while I catch me breath. I'm feeling old. 67 for Christ's sake.
It will stay lit until Dec 8 ... which is the anniversary of John's death.
Sean was there as was Ringo and George Harrison's widow Olivia.
"We're all here for Johnny's birthday and the big light," Starr said. "I love the light."
The tower is a beam of light, radiating from a wishing well bearing the words "imagine peace" in 24 languages. The plan is for it to be lit each year between his birthday, Oct. 9, and the anniversary of his death on Dec. 8.
Yoko chose Iceland because it was a very eco-friendly country that relied on geothermal energy. So, the light too will be lit by geothermal energy. Cool, eh? The woman's always thinkin'.
Screw you, you "she-broke-up-the-Beatles" assholes. Get a life.