Time for our Sunday post here on MBIP with some links to the intersphere and I was thinking yesterday how even after we all die, a lot of us will live on via the internet and that’s kind of weird. In the past you’d just be remembered with photos and memories but now there’s all kinds of information on the interwebs that will live on past all of our lives. That led me to this week’s Sunday morning links, It’s a little segment I call, “Dead John Talking,” and it’s YouTube interviews with six dead fellows named John. And after those words from the "Great John Beyond" are some coming attractions that will be happening on MBIP next week. Unless I die of course, then this blog will have to live on without me!
Rolling Stone compiled some rare interview footage of John Lennon on the occasion of what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday had not someone blown his brains out splooey-style all over the front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City back in 1980.
Here’s an interview from 1979 between Mike Wallace and Johnny Carson. I like the behind the scenes footage of The Tonight Show. It’s like a real life version of The Larry Sanders Show.
It’s interesting to hear how Belushi is annoyed with being famous and how Dan Aykoyd tries to settle him down in the interview. Plus I think this is the last interview that Belushi gave before he drew his final Ace of Spades back in the '80's.
Here’s John Entwistle on the Conan O’Brien Show playing with the Max Weinberg 7 and being interviewed by Conan at the end of the show. His last words of the interview are: “I lost some weight.” Boy, did he ever!
John F. Kennedy
Two months before he was shot down in Dallas, Texas, President John F. Kennedy was interviewed by Chet Huntley and David Brinkley and gets some do-overs with his answers. This behind the scenes footage is really interesting because it’s something that probably wouldn’t happen today. It showed how the press played along with public relations people and politicians back in the early days of broadcast journalism. It also showed how savvy JFK was about television interviews back then.
Here’s John Candy being interviewed by Bob Costas shortly after one of my favorite John Candy movies, “Uncle Buck” came out. Bob Costas is still alive, John Candy, well, not so much.
Coming up tomorrow is the third installment of our year-long, once a month vegetarian Saturday Night dinners. Last night I went with my friends Ben and Haley to Novu Sushi in Junction City and we had some fantastic vegetarian sushi and not one, but two desserts! Tuesday is week number 17 in our year-long MBIP, “A Year In The Life Of A Sandwich Tour.” The sandwich pictured above is the sandwich of the week, can you guess where it’s from? Well, you’ll find out on Tuesday! Wednesday I’m doing a Shop Hop to a unique second hand store here in Peoria and Thursday we’ll continue to eat our way up Main Street and the next stop is World of Wings, so stay tuned for that! Friday I have no idea what I’m going to do. I hate to plan too far in advance, because just like those half a dozen John’s above, I might be dead by then, so why worry about it now? Have a fabulously fabulous Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow...unless I’m dead, of course!