We've razzed Yoko Ono on Rocks Off a bit this past year. This week we poked fun at her Facebook presence, and we even did an analysis of how some feel she continues to matter in the art and pop worlds. We made the argument that she helped usher in the avant-garde into the mainstream, but her treatment of her late husband John Lennon's legacy polarized folks.
"Does using the image of her husband in a car commercial really count as keeping his legacy?" was the counter to our argument. Depends on your business and ethical sense and how you choose to rectify them with each other we presume. But there were also plenty of supporters of Ono, mostly for her art contributions. Her musical feats sort of get sweeped of the table, understandably. I liked 2007's Yes, I'm A Witch if only for the guest spots from Peaches and Flaming Lips, and the fact I'm a contrarian douchebag.
Ono is now a part of our daily lives through Twitter, that magical machine that lets celebrities spout off at the fingers any time, day or night. Predictably, Ono's tweets are just as oddball as you would expect. Maddening even.
How about "Listen to the ocean inside your body" or "Reincarnation: Mirror becomes a razor when it's broken. Wood becomes a flute when it's loved"? Cool stuff, huh? Like a cosmic grandma, with spiritualism replacing chasing a sale at Kroger on sweet potatoes. Sometimes it gets awkward, like when she asks you to wipe away the tears of the children in your hometown with your mind.
We made a few fake Ono tweets. Enjoy.
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