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Yoko Ono - Hell in Paradise
This is hell in paradise.
We’re all asleep or paralyzed.
Why are we scared to verbalize,
Our multicolour dreams?
When will we come to realize,
We’re all stoned or pacified?
While the boogie men organize,
Their multilevel schemes.
Underqualified for love.
Overqualified for life.
Sticking our heads in slime,
Thinking we’re in our prime.
Mesmerized by mythology.
Hypnotized by ideology.
Antagonized by reality.
Vandalized by insanity.
Desensitized by fraternity.
Sanitized by policy.
Jeopardized by lunacy.
This is hell.
Penalized by apathy,
And living in the world of fantasy.
Dancing on hot coal, waiting for the last call,
It’s Adam’s ball, Eve’s call,
Wake up, shake up,
Check out, work out, speak out,
Reach out, it’s time to, time to, time to,
To, to, to, to, to, to, to, to, to, to, to.
This is hell in paradise.
None of us wish to recognize.
But do we want them to materialize,
An endangered species?
With inspiration for life.
Always worth a reblog.
Fuck yea! Turn it up and piss people off!
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Featuring Iggy Pop - Waiting for the D Train (2010)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Bad Dancer
"Bad dancer, no regrets."
Yoji KURI “アオス [AOS]” (1964).
Fluxus cartoon. Voice by Yoko Ono.
I’ve seen Yoko perform this track (Cheshire Cat Cry) twice live (London and in Berlin) now, and both times she sang the lyrics brilliantly. Last night, she was on the Late Show with Letterman and less than a minute in she clearly just decided ‘fuck it’ and screamed her way through most of the song. This was pure avant-rock/funk.
Twitter is furious. Youtube commenters want her dead. I don’t give a shit. This is fucking brilliant, and these morons who spend so much time hating her seem to have no idea that she actually has a beautiful singing voice, too.
Saw Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band last night at The Bowery Ballroom not really knowing what to expect and was blown away on lots of levels. Yoko was in full ululating madness, her 7-piece band, featuring Nels Cline on guitar and led (almost conducted) by Sean Lennon was smoking hot, and it was just a killer rock show overall, maybe the closest experience I’ve had in more than twenty years of living in NYC of really being in direct contact with the 1970s-era mythic avante garde art/rock weirdness that I love so much. And man oh man, the fact that Yoko is now 80 years old, holy shit I don’t know how she did it. She’s unstoppable like some of the old blues greats. Great show, and this song, Don’t Worry Kyoko, which she performed and told the story of was one of the highlights for sure.
Yoko Ono - Don’t Worry Kyoko [video] (by JapaninArmeija)
Posting for the video, which includes lots of 68-69 clips I’ve never seen before.
Jonathan Ross, Yoko Ono - Video of The Jonathan Ross Show here in London
I wonder what Yoko Ono and Vin Deisel talked about backstage.
Body/Head with Yoko Ono at Meltdown 2013
Yoko Ono - Watch Cibo Matto’s performance from Yoko Ono’s Meltdown! @CiboMattoCiboMa #MeltdownFest
Yoko Ono - Here’s the video of the interview I did on BBC Breakfast this morning with Colin Paterson
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