Friday, February 10, 2006

"Imagine peace...in peace...and then maybe...we can have...some peace..."

Anyone catch the Olympics opening ceremony? Is it just me...or was Yoko Ono quite likely the biggest embarrassment ever given a global stage?*

No, this has absolutely nothing to do with self-help (unless one wants to wonder what levels of misguided self-confidence ever made Yoko think she's a performer in the first place). But I just couldn't resist. Good lord, that was abysmal...

* Peter Gabriel, singing Lennon's Imagine, was only slightly better.

5 comments:

thera said...

I agree. She always gives very mannered performances.

Steve Salerno said...

Glad to get some feedback on this--though I'm not sure "mannered" is how I'd describe Yoko's Olympic turn. Actually a somewhat different word/phrase comes to mind as I write this...but we generally like to keep things fairly clean on this blog.

thera said...

Would "affected" be a better choice?
Actually, I'm restraining myself too.

renee said...

Steve- you're not going to believe this but I thought of you Friday night while I watched Yoko remind people that pretty much all they had to do to get to the Olympics was dream it or want it or whatever positive thinking nonsense she was spouting.
And can you think of a less appropriate song than Imagine for this event? Imagine there's no countries? Really? Isn't the whole point of the Olympics that people from all over the planet come to one place and celebrate athleticism and competition? It was comical and very SHAM-worthy if you think about it.
R

Anonymous said...

Well, I can't "imagine" a better stage for promoting world unity and peace, when presumably the whole world is watching. Never mind Yoko, or Peter Gabriel, or any of the affectation. I would LOVE to imagine a world where people everywhere could come together safely, in peace and plenty, to enjoy a sporting event!