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AspenDan

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John and the critics
« on: September 20, 2014, 07:10:21 AM »
John's death was the third of three people that died in 1997. Mother Therasa, Diana Spencer and John.

http://www.everythingunderthemoon.net/john-denver/in-defense-of-the-heart.html 

Elizabeth

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Re: John and the critics
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 01:28:04 PM »
I really dislikes Critics....really. I guess they serve a purpose, just not in my world.
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Re: John and the critics
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 03:51:37 PM »
I have read this before.
I agree with a lot of of it.
I even found myself drifting away from John when he added Elvis' old band members to his band.

During the time that John went to Australia and found what he thought was new love, the songs that wrote were also not what I was looking for. I quit buying his albums at that time.
I didn't know how unhappy John was during those years until much later.

When John released "Wild Montana Skies", I felt like he had come back home again. [no pun intended]
John wrote from the heard and about what was important to him.
His real life was his biggest influence on his music.
That is what made it so real and most of the time, so good.

After his death, I started to listen to more of his newer recordings.
The more that I heard them, the more that I started to like many of them.

I now have a big collection of John's albums, including many that I had no desire to own while he was alive.
It's funny how we can change our opinions about someone after they leave us.


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Re: John and the critics
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 05:18:33 PM »
Wow, Grampa D we have a lot in common. Thought John got 'whiny' in the 80's and shy'ed away from his music. I was still going to his concerts but he was doing less and less of his 'fun' songs and singing mostly his new stuff. I wish I had seen him in the early to mid 70's.
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Re: John and the critics
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 03:43:03 PM »
I always got all this music, at the time I may not have cared for the songs themselves, but I knew they meant something to him and that alone was good enough for me. Later.....I realized how important they really were to him. His life was ALWAYS in his music. Even when we did not understand it... ♥
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Re: John and the critics
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 09:07:07 AM »
So very, very true, Elizabeth.  He was ahead of the majority, leading the way.
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