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Old Sep 10, 2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default 30 Day John Lennon Challenge

Time for a little fun in the name of John!!


Every day, starting with today (which we'll say is September 11) I will post a John Challenge and hopefully it will get us all involved and willing to share different aspects of John that will be covered. I will NOT reveal in this first thread any of the 30 Day John Lennon Challenge questions, however I am providing this link to prepare you. It is your choice to click and be prepared for some of them, or do it spontaneously if you want to.

In your responses the rule is to ONLY POST ONE choice. Explaining your choices is always awesome. Also, providing pics, YouTube vids, gifs, etc. is quite a colorful and eye-catching feat. Try to stay on topic (I'm saying this to myself more than anyone else quite frankly). And if you miss a day, by all means quote the question and answer it. I don't believe that people can possibly not have that happen. Shoot, I may miss a day posting the question so I'm not being a tyrant.

Let's begin!!! Are you game?
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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DAY 1: YOUR FAVORITE JOHN QUOTE

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"I always was a rebel... but on the other hand, I wanted to be loved and accepted by all facets of society and not be this loud-mouthed lunatic, poet, musician. But I cannot be what I'm not."
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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Only one quote? That's like choosing a favorite child (out of MANY). Alright, I'll jump in with this one. It was poignant then and it's poignant now:

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Old Sep 10, 2011, 08:23 PM   #4
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I love that one 834. Love it.
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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Challenge indeed. Nearly imposible to choose just one, but I promise to follow the rules! I suppose "now I am older," and this one really resonates with me:

"The more that I see
The less that I know for sure"



[Great idea for a thread, btw!]
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 09:50 PM   #6
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Thanks Maia. Awesome quote...that wise man.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 11:05 AM   #7
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Ok Apple, I'm game! Now I can't get online every day, but I will do my best ;-) AND I will STAY on topic! Promise

Here's one of my favs:

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Old Sep 11, 2011, 09:50 PM   #8
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Ok, you all showed me up with those graphics. If I was giving points, you all earned 10/10 for the mad effort of finding awesome quote/cool pics to go along with them (never mind that I didn't...we shall carry on...)
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 09:57 PM   #9
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DAY 2: YOUR FAVORITE JOHN STYLE



I do not even have to tell you how difficult this was for me. I was torn between Beatle John (meaning young GQMF moptop), psychedelic John (ahem, pic above), and 1980 John (HOT classy/suave GQMF).

In the end, I went with the psychedelic 1967 period. Why? I love the unpredictability, the "unaware of what could come next" attitude, the confident in color/floral print/velvet pants/red blazers/flower pins/fantastic mustaches, and well, the list can go on...I know I could have picked any period of John because he was a style ICON in my eyes. And he wore his clothes baby. But I just can't tell you how cool it is to see a man embrace color and print the way Psychedelic John did. He was like a rainbow of light, man. And I love it.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:17 PM   #10
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Now I get why this is called a challenge. It's reeeeally difficult to pick just one, since he had such a great sense of style.

I'm going for the 1966 Rocker vibe.


On the verge of psychedelia... lots of cool sunglasses with lenses of many different tints... suits with a touch of funk to them with brightly colored shirts or cool-a$$ turtlenecks... long-but-not-quite-hippie hair with insane bangs... stripes and paisley and polka dots... colorful shoes.

An awesome rock star style, with a touch of classic, some graphic loudness, a splash of color, those round sunglasses, that attitude... he was bigger than, uh, Christian Dior!
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:20 PM   #11
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Maia, that second picture on the right...oh my...How could any woman stand next to a man with such perfect hair and not feel intimidated...(I'm not straying off topic because John's hair is very much apart of his style and can and should be discussed within that context.)
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 03:22 PM   #12
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I knew it! I just KNEW IT! Leave it to AppleScruff to use her newly-created thread to veer back on the subject of John THE FASHION ICON and/or how beautiful John is! ***sigh***

Ok, here's MY favorite John look:




Yeah, Polka Dots...that's right, POLKA DOTS!!!!
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 06:51 PM   #13
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Yeah, Polka Dots...that's right, POLKA DOTS!!!!
so there
He is rocking those polka dots but the question to ponder folks is: CAN YOU?
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DAY 3: YOUR FAVORITE JOHN SOLO SONG?

You may think I intentionally took my time to get to day three because such a question almost seems unfeasible, but I assure you I did no such thing. I actually pondered about this question and was ready to respond but was otherwise occupied to do so, so here I am today and here is the song I have chosen as my favorite John solo song:



Yes, I chose Mother. I have too many John solo songs in my all-time favorite songs ever list in my heart and head, but if I had to boil it down to one I guess this would be it. You see, I am someone who really soars on the visceral. I love gorgeous melodies and harmonies like the next, but for a song to truly impact me it has to hit me in the gut, stir me, and there can be jaw-dropping involved. From the second I heard "Mother" as a teenager (which is when I recall it), I was floored. The song spoke to me, though I have a fantastic set of parents, so deeply. I not only understood the yearning pain in the message and delivery, but I understood a little about this man. I never heard a song so personal and stirring that you could actually want to reach over to the singer and put your arms around them. And the voice... I tell you, if John didn't already have my heart forever. This song is still one I can't ever sit through without it tearing me up a little. And that is called music that moves.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 07:11 PM   #15
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Okay, I take advantage of the catch up again so here goes.

Day 1 Favorite quote: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." The one John quote I can think of that I actually use now and then so got to be it.

Day 2 Favorite fashion: Being a child of the 70s I naturally gravitate to the jeans John.



Day 3 Favorite solo song: Mind Games, no questions about it.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 07:13 PM   #16
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Hib,

That quote is breathtaking.

Denim John is SO hot.

"Mind Games" is a phenomenal song.

Awesome catch-up and SO FAST!!
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DAY 3: YOUR FAVORITE JOHN SOLO SONG?
You see, I am someone who really soars on the visceral. I love gorgeous melodies and harmonies like the next, but for a song to truly impact me it has to hit me in the gut, stir me, and there can be jaw-dropping involved.
I'm someone who loves songs that come from a genuine place inside the artist... and I'm a sucker for tough guys who show their vulnerable sides... which is why I love John Lennon and which is why I adore this song:

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Old Sep 14, 2011, 07:27 PM   #18
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^That perfect song. Maia, it just reminds me why that question could be a nervous breakdown in the making.
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Awesome catch-up and SO FAST!!
That's the beauty of being the last to post. You can just go neh, neh, neh, neh and find your own alternative in what's not already covered.


Ehhh....




Oh shucks! I should've waited till Day 30!
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:01 PM   #20
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Oh shucks! I should've waited till Day 30!
No, don't. Too late anyway. This thread is slippin' as it is. I guess it 'aint easy narrowing Johnny down to one option but IT CAN BE DONE and so far Maia, hib, and Scruff are owning this game (as 4iiiis and 834 have bailed on it). Where the heck is Snoopy?

Anyway, I think I'll leave this on Day 3 until the end of the day and post Day 4 in the evening so be prepared folks.
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