Did Anyone hear the new Yoko Ono song?

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  1. Mem

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    She's been in the US how long and she still sounds like Mrs. Livingston? I think she's going batty drifting around all those empty rooms in The Dakota. Not that it's a stretch for her.

    The song is interesting. It lacks originality and goes on way too long but it's an acceptable piece.
     
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    Once a person learns English as a second language after puberty it is very hard for them to lose their accent. One person I admire for trying to lose her accent is Heide Klum. She has done a pretty good job, A German accent is very strong and sounds like one of the toughest to lose. Another person who you would never know was not born in the US from her accent is Charlize Theron. Her first language was Afrikaans.
     
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    It's not the accent. I can't hold that against her, but her grammar and syntax (when she speaks in another related clip) are remarkable for someone who has lived here so long, has access to education, and (I presume) speaks to native anglophones every day of her life.
     
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    Hmmm I want to be a professional musician someday. How does someone reach that level of inspiration, where they bray into a microphone and swing their arms and they're being influential?

    That aside, she has a great band and if you just block her out, it's good.
     
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    That clip just reminded me how much I hate Jimmy Fallon, and that while Yoko's music tends to be at least ok, that wailing and and yelling is annoying as hell.
     
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    Is that what that godawful noise was last night? :confused: :eek: I thought the neighbors cats were having sex again. :tongue::biggrin1:
     
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    I'm not masochistic enough to click that link.

    Having heard her once I'm certain her voice will be an integral part of any military application to kill the enemy with sound. Mary Hart's voice might be able to induce an epileptic seizure but Yoko's will make your brain bleed out of your ears.
     
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    So, that detestable screeching and caterwauling wasn't the next door nabes puddy being pulled under a street sweeper to a bad prince song?

    Holy god, I need some more pepto after listening to that again:yup:; want some there, NJQT?
     
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    Not too shabby for a 76 year old :cool:
     
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    Nah, but definitely very ugly too.
    Sorry, but she really has let time get to her in aging.:sorry:
     
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    Does her band play the brown note at the end of the piece, like the recorder concert in South Park?
     
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    No, it's just a shitty performance; you didn't shit yourself if you're wondering what that shitty smell was.

    I watched some other live videos of her last night and she has to do read the lyrics! They weren't just set lists. Reminds me of karaoke; shitty singer with no stage-presence, reading lyrics, and the backup band is perfect.
     
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    I think Ono's most influential pop song is Kiss Kiss Kiss from Double Fantasy (1980). She is a legitimate avant garde Fluxus artist and is acknowledged as such by various critics and artists of noteworthy caliber. One of her more famous works, besides Yes, is Cut Piece. This is a performance work where she invites people in the audience to come up to her and sheer off pieces of her clothing with scissors.

    Her music has been covered by some big names and she has inspired other composers from John Cage to Elvis Costello to Sonic Youth.
     
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    [LOL]


    Ditto.
     
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    She can't sing for a toffee!!!
     
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    I suppose musically, she's an acquired taste- one which I've not yet acquired. Clearly some folks like her and her talent- same holds true for all genres of all art forms, there's always going to be a niche group if nothing more.
     
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    I always like this :redface:

    YouTube - Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice
     
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