[quote by=RICKENBACKER325 link=Blah.pl?b=lennon,m=1091400277,s=10 date=1091421087]Ya know Mr. Charlie thats thing about opinions. They are like a**holes, everyones got one, and I "Respectfully" disagree with yours. Whether Seaman was a theif is Anyones guess, it all comes down to his word vs. hers.[/quote]
Opinions are one thing, facts are another. He admitted in court to stealing tons of things from the Lennon-Ono apartment, and he admitted to badmouthing Yoko publickly and falsely. He is enjoined by a COURT ORDER to NOT get involved in ANY Beatle discussions. I have argued with this man personally online over the space of a few years and I can tell you from my own experience the man is a total prick. A *convicted* thief, a liar, and an all around a**hole.
He stole and lied about one of my heroes, he was a jerk to me and others who criticized him. This in a VERY informed opinion I offer, along with the FACTS.
None of us were there! I happen to believe a large portion, if not all of this book was true.
Of course you do, and that is your right. But there are those who choose to believe known lies because it conforms to what they think happened, or because it makes them feel like part of being an 'insider'. I'm sure you are not like this, you just read it and it made sense to to you.
Of course, -some- of it is true. Like burying gold nuggets in a giant turd. But as Fred admitted in court he lied extensively in the book (all for money mind you), so it makes it extremely difficult to know just WHAT is truth and what is fiction. Hence the problem with his book. Unreliability.
Too mant things fit into time and place and coraborate with others stories, not to mention how hard Yoko fought to keep the book from being published and fought just as hard to have it pulled from the shelves afterwards.
And won btw. In a court of law.
Anyway MY OPINION IS THAT YOKO WAS A MONEY GRUBBING LEACH THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN LAUGHED INTO OBLIVION HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR LENNON.
Not exactly radical thinking, but that is the going concept so I am not surprised.
He was the only person that took her seriously Anyway, that is John and maybe You?
She's alright. Can't take much of her 'art'. I think she's calculating and cold. But then John didn't much care what I thought.
Look lets not turn this into a "p*ssing match". The question was what we thought of Yoko, NOT what You thought of My opinion and Not what I thought Of Yours "sh*tE" or NOT!
My sh*te comment was reserved for the book, not your opinion. It was not meant to be personal.
The book is unreliable and pretty ugly, written by a convicted theif and liar. What more is there to say? I understand your disappointment at recommending a book just to have someone pee on your parade, but I cannot let people think this book is anything but trash tabloid money grubbing, for that's exactly what it is. Sorry.