Yoko Ono And Sean Lennon Rewrite "The Times They Are a-Changin'" To Protest Fracking; Rock And Roll Officially Dead

Categories: Obituary, fracking

Rock and roll, 62-ish, died Friday at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan after a courageous battle with poor taste.

At the time of its death, rock and roll was surrounded by friends, family, and comedian Jimmy Fallon, as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon -- the former wife and son (respectively) of Beatle John Lennon -- butchered the Bob Dylan classic "The Times They Are A-Changin'" in a poor attempt to protest the controversial natural gas extraction method of "fracking."

The contemporary take on a timeless classic included the younger Lennon repeatedly gurgling "don't frack my mother" -- as Ono (his mother) echoed "don't frack me" -- in an Oedipus-ian atempt at satire. It proved to be too much for the genre, and it was unable to survive the assault initially orchestrated by Ono when she broke up the Beatles in the late 1960s. 

Rock and roll got its start in America in the early 1950s after a fusion of jazz, blues and country music gave it its unique sound. The genre boasts legendary acts like Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. In recent years, bands like Coldplay, Nickelback, Dashboard Confessional and the Jonas Brothers left rock music in an unrecognizable state of whiny pussy-dom until its untimely demise Friday night.

Rock and roll is survived by Mick Jagger, Ozzie Osborne, Bob Weir and Slash.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.

Rock and roll: 1950-2012.
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burning_plastic
burning_plastic

If you are holding comments for approval, that's cool. I won't comment or read anymore of this garbage. 

burning_plastic
burning_plastic

I would wonder how the Village Voice has fallen this low to feature James King's endless trolling for hits and pretend it's journalism. He writes about sex offenders, which is at least a real story, though, when you see it in context with his other work, it's obviously just because these are the stories he can most easily sensationalize. How many articles has he written about bath salts, though? It's not really a story anymore when you're obviously milking by writing about gift assortments of actual bath salts, and not the drug. The thing is, writing about Yoko breaking up the Beatles is very, very old "news" that happens to be untrue, but so subjective that it really can't be argued.But about John Lennon's piles of money? You are really writing this? Yoko was not destitute when she met John Lennon, and when she handled his business investments she made a lot of money. This is a known fact that can be researched. I guess this type of journalism is okay in a paper where they will feature a story that that gets huge attention, is proven wrong, and then never corrected. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/06/jimmy_henchman_implicated.php http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/james-rosemond-tupac-shakur-shooting-978345

burning_plastic
burning_plastic

James King, the official troll of the Village Voice.

Winchester1975
Winchester1975

Every village has an idiot, the voice is no exception! Illegitimate. Carborundum Sean.

Infinite Nonlocality
Infinite Nonlocality

Well said Honestdog :) Thank you to the Ono-Lennon family for bringing attention to this issue- not enough people are aware of it and every bit helps!

Neil Cavanagh
Neil Cavanagh

James King Writes Poor Excuse For An "Onion"-Style Article: Print Journalism Officially Dead Print Journalism, 407-ish, died today on the Village Voice website after a courageous battle with cynicism, lame 'snarky' humor, historical ignorance, greed, and political apathy. 

Honestdog123
Honestdog123

thanks sean.. i doubt this really is you but if it is,  one thing to add.... don't waste your time responding to this nonsense or finding other reasons this moron is a shoddy journalist.  it's beneath you.   life speaks for itself at the end of the day.  you have a blessed and complicated existence.  pick your battles, do your art and know that there are those of us out here that can tell you are a sweet and talented guy doing his best to help in a mad mad world.  hopefully, there are many humans, like myself that can see things for what they are and know that there's nothing to be gained by scapegoating you, your mother or anyone for that matter.  it's a temporary fix for negativity addicts in a vainglorious culture run amuck.   you have big shoes to fill and if i were you, i wouldn't even try.  be yourself, enjoy the privileges and challenges that come from being who you are and stay out of this muck.  ignore it whenever possible.  you can't reason with the insane and uninvestigated. just be thankful you're not kim kardashian!  although she does have nicer tits than you.   love to you too, hd

Jade Earl Sum
Jade Earl Sum

 ...and in only tenuously-related news: it has only recently been revealed that Music Criticism committed suicide several decades ago, upon finding out that it had absolutely no reason to exist in the first place, save to provide employment and soothe bruised egos for otherwise-failed "creative types." inconsolable over its own irrelevance and realizing it would never contribute anything inspiring, or even useful, to humankind as a whole, Music Criticism realized that the best gift it could give the world would be the peace that would follow its own absence. the cause of death is currently known as Music Criticism's head was found in a driving wheel, though its body has never been located.

Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon

Honestdog: Nice to find an oasis of intelligence in this intellectual desert.  Love,  Sean Lennon (who posted above as Sean)

Anon.
Anon.

Hahaha, wow Jim, I'm sorry some of your readers are a little slow on the uptake. Yes, I think (and perhaps cling to the hope) that Sean and Yoko were trying be funny, as are you... You succeeded, they were just awkward. Jim: 1. Yoko and Sean: 0. Keep it up!!

duncan
duncan

James King, seriously? Go purchase yourself a sense of humor, or better yet, taste.

Cath
Cath

Frack the lot of you. it was funny! On a comedy show! No-one should worship Bob Dylan, anyway.

Sean
Sean

Let us not forget this is the scholar who gave us this timely piece of journalism, being described here by a co-worker: 'What I took offense to was (James) King's usage of a picture of a man being lynched, taken from wikipedia, with the caption, "Attention, Charles Hynes: This is a hate crime." It was a trite, and offensive, use of lynching imagery, all the more so because it was also used as a thumbnail for click bait.  Let me repeat: he used the image of a lynching, of the moment a man was being murdered, as a thumbnail.' Clearly James King represents the lowest common denominator in the ever expanding retardo-sphere. I'm glad the Voice is finding a new voice. One which represents the collective evaporation of brain cells in our entropic society. Love Always,  Sean 

Just another onionhead
Just another onionhead

To be fair, rock n roll has battled terminal cancer since the release of Guns n Roses first album. It never fullly recovered after that initial tragedy. 

George
George

Wow they look strikingly like John and Yoko circa 1969

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