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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Psychics to Attempt to Hassle John Lennon

April 24th could be a very big day for John Lennon. That is, if you believe that he's currently enjoying some form of peace, and that this peace could be disturbed by, say, a a pay-per-view seance.

Prior to the seance, assorted "famed psychics" will try to reach out and poke Lennon with a paranormal stick, though most of them seem to have no particular reason for doing so. The famed guy in India has a mission:

In India, a spirit reader at an ashram believes he will be able to contact John Lennon to receive musical notes and lyrics from the other side. If successful, these notations will be flown to Los Angeles, where a composer will arrange the notes, add vocals and backgrounds to produce a new song.

Other famed people will attempt to "make contact with the spirit of John Lennon" but seem to lack any other plan. They should write down what they will say if the dude really shows up, because right now everyone but the guy in India seems woefully unprepared for any "contact" past "Hi."

The other locations where psychics will stalk Lennon's spirit are the Dakota Building (where he was fatally shot) and Central Park's Strawberry Fields memorial, and the Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles.

All of that will eat up an hour of the pay-per-view "special"; the last half-hour is the seance. "Psychics, colleagues and confidantes" (of who? does it matter?) will participate in "the most incredible 30 minutes of psychic contact ever recorded." They're even using infra-red cameras "providing the ability to capture any presence or spirit that enters the room." Does that mean they think someone else might show up instead of John Lennon, or that he might bring a guest?

During the special, music professionals and individuals who worked with John Lennon will be used to verify whether they believe contact was made.

It likely will come as no shock even to non-psychics that the press release provides a disclaimer that "The Spirit of John Lennon is being done without the knowledge or consent of John Lennon's Estate."

Paul Weller - Instant Karma (from Fly On The Wall: B-Sides & Rarities and Q: Lennon Covered)


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