Tuesday, August 9, 2011

PENGUIN #11 The Penguin John Lennon

Adopted by Ilona (a.k.a. The Missive Maven) in  Rhode Island

When I sent this out to Ilona I wasn't sure what exactly this book was. A biography? 
Ilona kindly informed me that it is a book of John Lennon's poetry.
She was also surprised that this lovely postcard was so colorful. Rightfully so, since many of them are more "sedate" as she worded it.

Ilona writes that she was obsessed with the Beatles as a highschooler and as well as listening to their music, also "devoured Lennon biographies and any and all books about the Beatles I could get my hands on".

I also love the Beatles. I don't know what your excuse is if you don't. :-)
I've never read Lennon's poetry though. I do remember looking at a book of Paul McCartney's artwork when I was a teenager, and not being very impressed.  Maybe it would appeal to me more now. I'll have to check it out again.

Recently I have been compiling songs for a Mail Mix CD,
and the Beatles are certainly the biggest contributors so far with these gems:
Please Mr. Postman
All My Loving
and P.S. I Love You

As of right now I have 16 songs on the list, but it is only about 42 minutes since most of the songs are older and therefore generally rather shorter than the songs of today.  I would like to add a few more songs.  I don't want to give away my list yet, but if you have any suggestions please let me know!
Also let me know if you would like a copy when I'm finished!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the postcard alerting me to this blog post - I received it today! I WILL write you back, I promise! (Now I owe you a letter and at least one postcard, I think...)