Thursday, November 20, 2008

Make Love, Not War

In my interminable boredom today, I was perusing Very Short List. They posted this amazing animated video of an interview between John Lennon and a fourteen year old fan named Jerry Levitan. Almost forty years ago, Jerry snuck into Lennon's hotel room in Toronto carrying a reel to reel. Lennon graciously gave him a five minute interview. The end result, four decades in the making, is phenomenal. The movie that he has put together to accompany the audio is as fluid as the message is clear. It's no surprise that it was nominated for an Academy Award.

Oddly enough, I found this tidbit on the Wired Blog Network about the Beatles' copyright policies:

Maybe The Beatles are resisting releasing their music digitally because they're waiting for people to create their digital legacy for them, as Levitan and company have done here. On the other hand, Levitan's ownership of the sound recording rights to the tape and the lack of associated song publishing rights certainly helped. With a more liberal licensing policy, perhaps the Beatles estate could expect similar works in the future.

Which brings me back to my first post!

Here is the link. Check it out. You'll thank me later.

"Whatever you do, just do it for peace." -The Walrus
A message we should all live by.

1 comment:

  1. Wow... that is amazing. Glad you shared, Maddie!