Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Working Class Hero and John Lennon
Today's moment of note happened at 15:29 PM when I got on iTunes and found John Lennon's brilliant song "Working Class Hero."
A few weeks ago around 3AM or so I turned on my TV and watched, of course, VH1. Green Day's rendition of "Working Class Hero" was playing and the social subtext of the video grabbed me. As if I needed more help to stay up at 3AM.
Fastforward to a few weeks later and John Lennon's authentic version finally became procurable. Apple's Steve Jobs, a huge Beatles fan himself, made all of Lennon's work iTune-available. Nice going, Steve. Another reason to find you likable.
For a mere .99 cents, music the way it is meant to be, ameliorated my heat-oppressed August days, making heavy subjects appear light and trivial chores and engagement ignorable. Who else but John Lennon can do that?!
Check out Green Day's version of the same song for their Instant Karma project. It delivers. Very well. I suppose it is not too difficult to bugger up Lennon's genius.
"Working Class Hero" one of the best fusions of social consciousness, great acoustic sound, unparalleled vocals, and historically relevant lexemes.
So very good!
graph per iTunes