holy shit

look at this

I don’t even know where to begin.



“I don’t want to grow up but I’m sick of not growing up - that way. I’ll find a different way of not growing up. There’s a better way of doing it than torturing your body. And then your mind. The guilt! It’s just so dumb. And it makes me furious to be dumb because I don’t like dumb people. And there I am, doing the dumbest things … I seem to do the things that I despise the most, almost. All of that to - what? - avoid being normal. I have this great fear of this normal thing. You know, the ones that passed their exams, the ones that went to their jobs, the ones that didn’t become rock n’ rollers, the ones that settle for it, settled for it, settled for the deal! That’s what I’m trying to avoid. But I’m sick of avoiding it with violence, you know? I’ve gotta do it some other way. I think I will. I think just the fact that I’ve realized it is a good step forward. Alive in ‘75 is my new motto. I’ve just made it up. That’s the one. I’ve decided I want to live. I’d decided I wanted to live before, but I didn’t know what it meant, really. It’s taken however many years and I want to have a go at it.”

— John Lennon (Rolling Stone Magazine 1975) 



Paul McCartney’s “Apple Jacket”

McCartney’s “Apple jacket” is in no doubt recognisable to the world as Paul’s casual jacket from 1967 straight through the Beatles career end. The jacket made it’s debut on August 24, 1967 in London (TL), during the bands meeting with the Maharishi. It is seen continuously in literally dozens of images straight through to 1969.

Those appearances include the rehearsals for and the final cut of the film Magical Mystery Tour, as well as the hugely important May 11, 1968 trip to New York with John to announce the formation of Apple, Ltd (2ndR). (Hence, the name/color.)

Photos and info come from mclennonlovers.