Thursday, July 20, 2006

Imagine there's no Lennon...

Apparently a Church of England school has made the news by preventing John Lennon's 'Imagine' from being played at their school concert (click here for more details).

The article suggests the controversy was over the line 'no religion too', although, thankfully, the headteacher expresses it more theistically - he says they concluded the song was not appropriate because 'We are a Church school and believe God is the foundation of all we do'.

Nice to see an institution (school) within the institution (the Church of England) making a stand for a change. Nice to see some people involved still believe there is a God and that it's possible to say inappropriate things about him.

Never really liked 'Imagine' anyway - I've always thought 'Jealous Guy' is a better sample from the former mop-top's solo catalogue.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Too right! I personally blame Yoko for all that garbage anyway - besides, Lennon kinda saw himself as a messiah figure, so he was pretty messed up already...
And yes, Jealous Guy rocks - so much better than Imagine

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