Musician — John Lennon
A self-obssessed, calculating, anorexic family-abandoner who slagged his friends, chased whatever the current zeitgeist was, and reportedly made everyone around him miserable. But, like Lucifer, he managed to pull off one of the greatest tricks in the history of rock ‘n’ roll — convincing everyone that Paul McCartney was the asshole, and that he was just a humble, peace-loving, fame-and-money-shunning second-coming of Christ that the world just didn’t understand. Keep in mind, his first recorded Beatles song was “Please Please Me”, which was named for his habit of demanding that groupies fellate him before he went onstage.
I have to give the guy credit for making the masses, especially (again!) New York’s clueless cultural elite, in the late 70’s, swallow his ten-years-too-late hippie New Age bullshit (“Imagine”) as if it were this great new direction in rock. And how about when he sold himself as the GREATEST FATHER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, when Julian, his first son, very much alive and aware, had to swallow decades of neglect and even scorn? Although he did write that heartfelt song “Hey Jude” for Julian when Julian was so sad about John’s divorce from…oh, wait, Paul wrote that one. Sorry.
But wasn’t it cool how John Lennon wrote that bad-ass, edgy “How Do You Sleep At Night?” song about Paul — an unlistenable, plodding number that no one’s ever played twice? And what did that asshole Paul respond with? Oh yeah, “Silly Love Songs”, a self-mocking, good-humored pop tune you can hum.
John Lennon — woman hater, shitty father, trend follower, bulimic, sour-natured heroin addict and millionaire. Imagine!