Geek Smithology

December 10, 2005

MP3otW – Watching the Wheels by John Lennon

Filed under: MP3 of the Week by Nathan @ 5:47 pm

Thursday was the 25 year anniversary of the cold-blooded assasination of John Lennon. Paul McCartney might be a knight these days, but his music (while well-crafted) adds up to little more than a big pile of poppy hooks and pappy fluff, while John Lennon was a (if not the) voice of a generation. Needless to say, the artist for this week’s MP3 was never in question…but what song?

I wanted something that helped reflect a bit of Lennon’s essence without resorting to Imagine or Give Peace a Chance. I decided it should be from John’s comeback album, Double Fantasy, released just weeks before he was killed[1]. After a little thought, I went with Watching the Wheels, because it’s a great song:

People asking questions lost in confusion,
Well I tell them there’s no problem,
Only solutions…

Rest in Peace, John – we miss you.

[1] It would go on to win the Grammy for best album. If you can watch the footage of a six year old Sean Lennon going up to accept the award without a tear coming to your eye, then you must be some kind of robot.

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