Another year rolls past and we are on the eve – yet again, of the death of John Lennon. 32 years since that cowardly, chubby little troll gunned him down. Tonight, I am playing Mind Games back to back and it’s gear. So the record was poorly received by music critics back in 73 ? Like those roaches ever mattered. I think this album was recorded after he’d just split from Yoko-san and was taking a much-needed breather (ie getting on the sauce with Nilsson and Moon the Loon whilst the gorgeous May Pang clung onto his arm. I hear you brother). The title track is the most well known song of this album, but there are other tunes on here which are equally amazing such as Aisumasen (I’m Sorry), One Day (At a Time), Out the Blue and I Know (I Know). I’ve been listening to a lot of John Lennon this year. He’s like kindred spirit in many ways and although I did not think it possible (after being a long time fan), I have gained a new appreciation for him. Lennon also created the iconic cover art for Mind Games – hand cutting the photo’s of him walking away from his dominating emplo… err wife’. Bound for Nutopia no doubt. Some years back, on the 8th December, radio stations the world over would crank Lennon and Beatles tunes all day, to reflect and remember. Sadly, as the years slip by, the hipsters at some of these stations seem unaware or unconcerned about spinning some Lennon tunes on the day he was murdered. Shame on you. I will, as I always do, be having some ales and playing my John Lennon records. How will you remember his passing ?