On this day that marks the 30th anniversary of his murder in my country, I kind of refuse to say passing or death, in acknowledgement of our policy that sees us have more personal weaponry than the rest of the world combined, where a man with a past like Chapman can purchase a firearm, but, there again, who am I to say, maybe we need these weapons, we appear to think so anyway. And maybe the top 2 per cent of this countries income earners, fatter than ever before, do need an extended tax break, truly, who am I to say, but I digress. Part of what brought so many of us to our knees that night who had grown up with the Beatles was John's humor, and the knowledge that we would never, ever see it again.
Effin Guns....and Effin Super-rich people hanging on to every little penny...god forbid they should be taxed to help the less lucky...I'm glad i was in hamburg when I learned of John's MURDER....it would have added insult to injury to hear it from howard Cosell's smarmy nasal voice, like most of my friends in America ( 'a sad note from the entertainment world')....Cosell first didn't want to announce it an interupt the flow of the game!!!!!!
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT