Saturday, February 14, 2009

God Must LOVE Stupid People, He Made Enough Of 'Em.

I realize some people aren't very learned in Beatles/solo Beatles literature. That's OK, most people don't have as much time on their hands as I do, but this one is just dumb. A four year old could tell this one.
On THIS eBay auction, we're looking at what can only be described as hilarious.
The seller is trying to push the drawing at the beginning of the book as an original sketch and signature by John. There is an original out there somewhere, yes, but this isn't it. Especially since this book was a POSTHUMOUS release (1987). Even when answering people's questions she's telling them it's the real deal!
I've seen the print (one of a limited number of lithographs, anyway) at the John Lennon art exhibitions I've been to (in San Diego and Boulder), and it's a fascinating print in person...

As far as the book goes, I have it, and it's wonderful. I suggest buying one if you don't have a copy... if anything, it's worth owning for the sole fact that it contains John's only autobiography (which is ENTHRALLING, but just too short!), among other short stories of varying oddness. For those of you that have read his two previous books, In His Own Write, and A Spaniard In The Works, Skywriting is easier to understand (not quite as much wordplay and phonetics, but just enough to let you know it's John).
And yes, MY copy also has the sketch in it. ;-) (Isn't that AMAZING?! Oh. Em. Gee.)

Ricky The K's Solid Gold Time Machine

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