Yoko Ono, lover of rare books and antiquarian book fairs


8 Responses to “Yoko Ono, lover of rare books and antiquarian book fairs”

  1. ultranaut says:

    I don’t get the popular hatred of Yoko at all, she seems really cool.

  2. schabot says:

    Yoko Ono dropping John Lennon’s name in an interview? Shocking!

    • Keith says:

      Yes, why would anyone mention their beloved dead spouse, who also happens to be a world famous musician? It’s unimaginable why anyone would bring this up when speaking about a subject they shared together in life.

      • dculberson says:

        Yeah! So strange, so very strange. Almost like a human. But we must be careful anthropomorphizing these creatures. The famous are not people, amirite?

    • robnit says:

      Why does she feel we need to hear his last name to know who she’s talking about? So odd.

  3. Wuss Brillis says:

    I love it when she knits blindfolded on the Instant Karma (Yet another reason John is awesome) video.

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  5. valdis says:

    @robnit: Keep in mind that for anybody under 30, John Lennon has always been dead, and if she had said just “John”, all the people who didn’t know Lennon was her husband wouldn’t have any referent who John was – and the fact that she kept her own name rather than going by “Yoko Lennon” (or would it be “Ono Lennon”, that always trips me up) doesn’t help there.

    True story – Around 1984, Julian Lennon was on the charts with his own album “Gavotte”. I was in a record store, and overheard these two kids found a copy of John’s “Shaved Fish” album. One asks “Who is this guy?”, and the other replies “I dunno, I think it’s Julian’s kid brother…”.