…or Dr. Winston O’Boogie, Joel Nohnn, John O’Caen, Dr. Winston O’Reggae, Dr. Winston O’Ghurkin, Rev. Thumbs Ghurkin, Rev. Fred Ghurkin, Hon. John St. John Johnson, Kaptain Kundalini, Dr. Dream, Dwarf McDougal, Mel Tourment… whatever you want to call him…
Pictured above with Nigel Walley is a 17-year old J Winnie Lennon
There’s a biopic coming out soon which looks at the early life of John in Liverpool. It’s called Nowhere Boy and will be on general release from December 26th.
The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Wood and with a screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh (who wrote the script for the 2007 Joy Division film ‘Control’) is about Lennon’s childhood and adolescence. It also stars Kensington born David Morrisey. The movie is based on the book ‘Imagine This: Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon’ by his half-sister, Julia Baird.
Nearing the end of this National Vegetarian Week which by fortuitous timing occurred during the celebration of Steven Patrick’s 50th birthday today. (Although I’m not sure the man himself will be looking forward to this milestone.)
We here at ScouseVeg want to extend our best to Mozza and wish him many happy returns with some music by him and about him:
“Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program, based on an idea by Ted Turner and produced by Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Pyle and Nicholas Boxer. The series was developed and co-produced by Turner Program Services and DiC Entertainment and ran new episodes from September 10, 1990 until December 5, 1992. A sequel series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, ran from three seasons and was produced by Turner Broadcasting and then-corporate sibling Hanna-Barbera Productions. Both programs continue today in syndication.
The program is a form of edutainment, which advocates the United Nations as an organization, and the concepts of globalism, multiculturalism, and environmentalism generally.”
Below is the full ep called: “Tree of Life” , which runs for 23 minutes.
If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing now the Mother Nature Network website has broken up the episode into 4 parts which can be found here.
Additional note about the above: The ScouseVeg website is maintained by a British Expat now living in the USA. The embedded video clips plays here but I’m not sure if it will be blocked in the UK. If the video does not play – please let me know.
Throwing down the challenge hat with something that will keep you thinking over the weekend (and Monday). – Post in the comments below any songs that mentioned – vegetarian and/or vegan food obviously – in the song. Either the title or in the lyrics. And again obviously – anything with meat is not allowed.
I’ll get things started off with a song I spotted which inspired the post – From the Smashing Pumpkins: