Minutes ago, a post appeared on my Facebook page bearing the following image.
It was posted by John Lennon's son, Julian.
Make no mistake, I have nothing but the utmost respect for Julian Lennon. He had to grow up in John's shadow. He endured the divorce of his parents. Paul McCartney wrote a freaking song about the boy! When he grew up and decided to become a singer/songwriter/musician... well, imagine the pressure to succeed he was under, even if it was pressure he placed upon himself. It had to be hellish and yet he had success; 'Valotte' and 'Too Late For Goodbye' were great songs by a promising artist. I don't know what happened after those songs were released and, other than the very occasional foray onto the U.S. Album Rock Radio charts, he pretty much vanished from view, as far as music is concerned. You can find out more about his life here.
This post is NOT about Julian Lennon but about his shitty attitude.
'I hope the next big trend in music is.......talent'?
Bitter much, Jules?
The fact that Egg Radio exists is proof positive that there is an incredible amount of talent in rock and roll, pop, R&B, World Music and Blues because we spend countless hours sifting through thousands of songs in order to present you with it. I hear hundreds and hundreds of songs that blast my brain and make me continue believing in the power of music. From the far reaches of the World Wide Web come artists with songs that NEED to be heard by everyone who cares about creativity and originality in popular music and it hurts me that Julian Lennon - of ALL people - is not above disrespecting those who toil in the shadows of giants in an effort to stand apart and move music in a forward direction.
Truthfully, Lennon's opinion matters little to me or to those who keep seeking out the tracks that keep the music we love moving forward... it is just insulting to me and to many others that Lennon has so little respect for the people who are pursuing the same goal that he tried and failed to reach.
If you make music? Never give up and never stop striving to achieve your goals. If you get no further than being the best goddamned band in your hometown?
You ARE a Rock Star.
I love you all,