Alec Speaking – by John Lennon


Alec Speaking – by John Lennon. 💥💥💥💥

I contributed this little reading to a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the publication of a little book of original poems called “In His Own Write – by the brilliant Beatles man John Lennon. The invitation came from Tim Quinn – an old friend from the days when I worked on the Amazing Spiderman radio series with amazing author Dirk Maggs. In the beginning, I said – “No, I can’t do it, because it needs to be done in a Liverpudlian accent. I also didn’t feel I could perform “Good Dog, Nigel “, because I found it upsetting when the book was released, whenI was young, and I still find it upsetting now. But then Tim sent me this lovely piece – and I remembered it well, and could somehow hear it in my head. So I did a couple of takes on my trustee iPhone and sent it along to be part of the celebrations. I actually never expected to see it on Instagram, and had no intentions of taking it any further, but, since it’s already been posted, I thought I should share it with you guys. Lennon had a particular talent for speaking in oddly mangled English, which could perhaps be compared with Lewis Caroll’s “Jabberwocky”, or the ramblings of Stanley Unwin. You can hear it, too, in some of John’s songs – notably “I am the Walrus”.

I will forever be a Beatles fan.

Enjoy !