(“islands” by the White Whales)
Yesterday’s Star Tribune was the best in untold Sundays. First I read this great article by Tom Horgen about the upcoming Big Cats album, For My Mother. I Can’t wait for it’s official release next month so we can start selling copies to you (for now you’ll have to ask to borrow our copy and take it to the listening station).
Then I read about this one upcoming Secret Stash collection of local soul and funk rarities from the 60s and 70s. I’m sure City Pages will have a great piece about this album this week, so look for that.
And then I read about this island that once belonged to John and Yoko. It’s called Dorinish Island and it’s in Clew Bay off the coast of Ireland. John and Yoko bought it in 1967 (We can only assume he had not yet begun to “imagine no possessions”) – According to the article, Lennon told Rolling Stone in a 1971 interview that when he was sixty-four he and Yoko would be “a nice old couple living off the coast of Ireland or something.”
Ono sold the 21-acre island to a local family who have been raising livestock on it since. Their real estate agent says they can no longer care for it as they grow older. Now it could be YOURS!
Who owns an island?!
(I would totally include the song “Sunday Papers” in this post if someone hadn’t just bought Look Sharp a couple weeks ago. Maybe it was you and you could just play the song yourself…)