Scrolling through my News Feed this morning on FB, I stopped to read Sean Lennon's intense retort to some person's blog comment on the New York Magazine blog.
Click here to read the comment by adriancito he was responding to...
Now, the response that he posted on FB:
In what way am I to dress exactly that would please you? Has it occurred to any of you insightful people that I was in fact hired specifically because, and in order to dress in a rock and roll fashion? It was my bloody job to dress crazy that day, and frankly I enjoyed it! It doesn't mean I'm a bad person, it's just more fun than wearing flannel.
And it certainly doesn't make any of you better than me that you choose to read so negatively into my outer appearance. You are just bigots disguised as moralists.
I feel no need to apologize for dressing in a manner that you deem unacceptable for someone so despicable as myself. One need not apply for a license or be a professional couturier to have permission to dress as they please. One need not be the most successful, or the most loved, or the most suave or the most handsome, just to wear a pink bow-tie, a bowler, and an old coat. This is not Prussia, or Victorian England.
I am sorry that you are all so vacuous as to think you understand me simply because you dislike my clothes, that you think I have committed some criminal offense in having had a wealthy and successful father.
I will continue to make music and dress as I please, and none of you have any right to tell me I cannot or should not. You of course have a right to hate me for it, but then again, it's you who have to live with yourselves for being such judgmental idiots.
I wish you all luck in pursuing what must clearly be elevated and enlightened lifestyles. I yawn in awe at your 'moral supremacy.'
By the way, I could never in a million years think I was as cool as Steve McQueen, ad neither could you, so back the f-off.
Sean Ono Lennon
Thoughts? Now, it's no shock that Sean Lennon dresses unconventionally, the bowler hat people are complaining about is nothing new.
for example, my polaroid of him from SXSW last year...
so what makes this top news? Fashion week (*I am actually really glad not to be at fashion week this season)? Are people finally tired of seeing Lennon and Kemp Muhl all over the place? And lastly, why did Lennon have such a strong response to some random tosser's blog comment? Don't you think he's being a bit too sensitive about the matter?
I have my thoughts but I am more curious to everyone else's thoughts.
I think it's high time I made a new post for anyone out there that is still checking this...
Erm, so I guess you want to know the recent happenings with me? The two latest things for me has been going to Nashville and like I stated in a previous post, being in the ISM Community book Still Developing (which you should buy, just saying). Some awesome people that I am grateful to call some of them my friends are in it! Matt Maust, Matt Wignall, Zoe Raquel, Kevin Staniec and Zoe Anastasia all have contributed. Then their is the lovely Giuliana Petoia who graces the cover! The photo was taken by the genius Matt Wignall.
*click the hyperlinks to lead you to magical sites.
Anyways, I went to Nashville for a week towards the end of December until the beginning of January. I had a rather good time, I don't know what I was expecting but it was completely different than I had imagined. I caught a lot of good bands, hung with friends and met some awesome new people as well. Everyone is so nice there! I suppose it's that southern hospitality for you.
Alright, time for an overload of photos. I tried just to pick my favorites but I am so damn indecisive. Other photos included are by Bekah Cope.
*I think is one of my new favorite live photos. It slightly reminds me of the live photo I took of Peter Hayes (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or simply BRMC) back in my prime.
ph. Bekah Cope
Coffee and Croissants at Fido's
ph. Bekah Cope
ph. Bekah Cope
jamin and jessica
cuties! (Bekah and Jordan)
jamin and myself
if you can imagine, well actually you can if you know me well...there are more photos on my flickr.
next my life in mobile photos from the past month or so...
Vibe on this until then.
"Blueberry Hill" - Fats Domino
*oh, so I may or may not be moving to Nashville for the summer before moving to NYC full time. Just thought I would slide that in there...Portland was in the running for a while until I realized it would be a bitch moving all my stuff from Portland to NYC...