Bright and early NFTF hiked it over to Capitol Records to be sure and find a suitable place to watch John Lennon’s birthday festivities at his Hollywood Walk Of Fame star this day. Wrong, misguided or deluded, we are not sure, but NFTF did mistakenly think that something would be there and there wasn’t even a petal. Magazine’s such as RollingStone felt Lennon’s birthday was worthy of a special collectors issue on him and other releases are anticipated, so how come not even Capitol Records felt motivated to honor his birth? NFTF was able to get a bit of dialogue with the keeper of the gate at the entry and he said that no one usually does anything until the day Lennon died. Hmmm, would that be the day music died that Don Mclean sang about?
What’s the fixation to MOURN a person’s death with celebrations and flowers at his star? Is everyone so tuned into negative feelings such as mourning the loss of someone that there is more of an acknowledgement on the day Lennon was murdered than when he was born? Had Lennon not been born there would not be the body of work to pay homage to him on a daily basis. Had Lennon not been born there would be no death to mourn in such a public manner. When a celebrity passes, it’s proper and fitting to fete the celebrity’s star with flowers, wreaths and pages of poetry. But, how about their birthday?
NFTF finds it galling that Capitol Records has chosen to ignore this day while instead their hallowed entry has a butt load of Beatle memorabilia that could have been put on display for this memorable consumer friendly day. Capitol Records could have made this a very profitable moment in time. Instead they chose to play ignorant, NFTF attempted to talk to them, deaf and dumb. With all the stuff they have, how about opening a mini museum? Or, better yet a museum to all of their talent after all they are historic landmark #18. How do they suppose they got to be like that. Just the architecture alone could not have solely done it.
NFTF’s advice for today is if you want to celebrate John Lennon’s birthday then go to Facebook and look at all of the postings from his fans, fan pages, Julian Lennon, and all other interested parties. Facebook is where the internet is surpassing Capitol Records and leaving the record company in the internet’s dust. NFTF is musing that perhaps this mentality is why the music business is floundering. They cannot get out of the box and color outside of the lines and use what they have to it’s fullest extent.