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The Spirit of John Lennon

The Spirit of John Lennon

Date: Jul 31 2006

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At 10:50 p.m. on December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot four times outside his New York City home. For over 25 years now, people have mourned the loss of one of the greatest performers in modern music. Though his life ended on that cold night in 1980, his spirit lives on.

On April 24, 2006, psychics will get together and attempt to contact the ghost of John Lennon.

Listen to Taylor and Dave talk about The Spirit of John Lennon.

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Taylor

Taylor

Dave

Dave

Taylor:  I heard that there’s going to be a bunch of psychics coming together for a seance to contact the ghost of John Lennon.

Dave:  That’s right, that’s right. On April 24th, for, like, $10, you can watch these psychics trying to reach John Lennon in the spirit world.

Taylor:  What do you think John Lennon is going to say? What do you think they’re going to ask?

Dave:  I don’t know. They have one, like, psychic who specializes in receiving musical notes from the afterlife.

Taylor:  Oh!

Dave:  So, he’ll be there to receive any new music from John Lennon.

Taylor:  I wonder if it’s going to be Revolution #10.

Dave:  #10?

Taylor:  As opposed to Revolution #9. From The White Album. Are you not familiar with that song?

Dave:  Not off the top of my head.

Taylor:  ...number nine, number nine, number nine….

Dave:  Huh. I don’t know. But, the same group who’s doing this show also did a show in 2003 called The Spirit of Diana.

Taylor:  Oh!

Dave:  Supposedly, they contacted Princess Di and asked how things are going in the afterlife. Apparently, she’s having a grand old time, sipping cocktails, kicking back.

Taylor:  These psychics, how do they imagine the afterlife? Do they see it as some sort of heaven, or nothingness?

Dave:  I’m not sure. Probably as some sort of limbo, a big ballroom with lots of waiters and cocktails and good music.

Taylor:  Then why would these dead people be interested in talking to these psychics, you know?

Dave:  I wonder.

Taylor:  I mean, if I could sit there eating cocktail weenies and chat with Lennon, anyone, you know, I would stay there. I wouldn’t get up to go talk with a bunch of psychics in another world.

 

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討論

In 2003, producers made a similar show called The Spirit of Diana. Psychics in this show said that they communicated with the spirit of Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997.

Do you think there is life after death? Do you think it’s possible to communicate with spirits?

 

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lily0617

lily0617

Taiwan

This is really an old lesson. What’s wrong?

04:37 PM Aug 05 2006 |

seungsm

South Korea

한국사람 좋아용 ^^

06:05 PM Aug 02 2006 |

myounghj84

North Korea

Many people like jonh lennon and remember his song.
I hope to remember jonh lennon forever at all people.

06:04 PM Aug 02 2006 |

jae-seung

North Korea

good

06:04 PM Aug 02 2006 |

inseong

North Korea

^^

06:04 PM Aug 02 2006 |

oh_sexygirl

Thailand

well…in my personal view,to contact the spirit is impossible. But my aunt, she said she could talk to my grandma…I know it’s hard to believe but do you think that she will lie to her own niece???

12:58 AM Aug 02 2006 |

joshuayoon

joshuayoon

United States

Number 9 oh man..

05:30 PM Jul 31 2006 |

derbeder

Turkmenistan

ı regret to rate this nice thing wrongly.ı think ıt s one of good lesson here.

03:00 PM Jul 31 2006 |

KOMOO

KOMOO

Taiwan

It’s possible to communicate with spirits.But most of psychics are fakers.

06:56 AM Jul 31 2006 |

rayne

China

seems there’s a bunch of old lessons popping up lately

02:12 AM Jul 31 2006 |

Daianeprimavera

Brazil

Well.. I don´t think it´s possible to communicate with spirits …

03:10 PM Mar 30 2006 |

amay

China

some people can communicate with spirit,but a lot people pretend they can

12:26 AM Mar 28 2006 |

sekiseki

sekiseki

South Korea

oh-nice!!!:D

03:32 PM Mar 27 2006 |

reelex

Canada

yah, excellent

01:16 PM Mar 27 2006 |

teddy008

teddy008

China

hard to understand!

06:44 AM Mar 27 2006 |

violetguan

violetguan

China

pretty good

06:09 AM Mar 27 2006 |

1 person likes this

renwda

renwda

Canada

excellent!·

05:51 AM Mar 27 2006 |

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