Published Jan 09, 2008Yoko Ono is working out a deal thatll allow John Lennon fans to shroud their necks and genitals in her late husbands artwork. Negotiations with Ralph Marlin and Company will see eight of Lennons paintings leased to the American clothing company as designs for a line of neckties. If the neckties go forward, plans to plaster Lennons work on underwear and nightwear are expected to follow. In a move more in line with the artistic morals espoused by Lennon and less in line with pillaging the work of the deceased for monetary gain, Ono unveiled the "John Lennon Educational Bus at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 7. Rolling Stone reports "the vehicle will travel to schools across North America to teach children about the fundamentals of recording music. One must assume a crew of humans will be involved to do the actual teaching. Unless of course, the bus itself can teach kids how to make a recording sound like "sawdust, "an orange or "the Dali Lama speaking clearly from the highest mountain top - just a few of Lennons creative requests made of recording engineers during his career with the Beatles.
John Lennon "Gimme Some Truth"