my initial reaction on NYE…
ceelo green messed up some lyrics. the world may actually end tomorrow. maybe he did an Xtina moment and flubbed the lyrics. anthems sometimes draw so much charged energy that you can’t help but flub the lyrics.
this is a guy who, at some point in his recent resurgence as a pop icon, stood on a stage dressed as a star wars cast member singing about how we think his ass is crazy! all i could believe was that he made a mistake.
i was sitting at my SIL’s that night when he came on and what she said stuck with me…
“I hope he practiced”
ceelo changed a word in the Lennon song “Imagine” and i can only believe that Yoko rolled over in her sarcophagus on new year’s eve. folks are mad because what was deduced versus what he actually meant to say didn’t mesh. He meant no harm.
ahem, and i quote,
“Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys!”
i was married to a devout Lennon worshiper (and i am not saying that lightly), and i couldn’t even think of a joke about the man without the fear of having to scrape my soul off the floor after the tongue lashing i would have received.
i still believe that sometimes you have to change the culture to change the Culture (emphasis added. dissertation to be submitted later).
the huge idea of religion being a little something for everyone is what might lead one to believe that we need no organized religion at all. i would like to believe that is what mr. lennon meant. if we all had a perfect religion, we would have billions of little churches set up. *
cee-lo decided that a slight grammatical change might change the Culture. gotta start small man. next time, baby steps although i know what you meant. rodney kind got a load of crap and people still tease about his simple statement too…
“can’t we all just get along?”
Can the Lennon’s legions be accepting?
probably not in this lifetime, but i think my man Cee-Lo is gonna be just fine.
*this is all my own opinion, so it may be true or not. similar to how religion might work better for all as truth on an individual level.