Sources tell Arjan that Yoko Ono's embarassing appearance at New York Pride's Freedom Party has pretty well burned her bridges gay-wise in New York. She performed at the event to promote the dance remake of "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him" (music link), which I discussed in a previous post.
Ono's antics have always been unusual and over the top. My recent interview with her started out somewhat strange as well. Before we started the conversation, she first wanted us to pray for world peace.
Here are some more quotes from the interview:
Yoko about equal rights for "the gays" (1):
"A lot of people are testy and angry about the situation in the world and they’re trying to find a scapegoat. The result is that people focus on things that really are not an issue, like civil rights for gays.”
Yoko about dance music:
"I was always interested in dance music. I have been dancing since I was four. We have to dance through life. You have to march for your ideals as well, but if you march you can easily be shot. If you dance, people can't shoot you. Let's come together and keep dancing."
Yoko about DJs mixing her songs:
"When I put out my first records in London in the 1960s, I used to title the tracks 'Unfinished Song 1,' 'Unfinished Song 2' and so on. In a way, the DJs are now finalizing what I started."
"Yoko about equal rights for "the gays" (2):
"Their struggle is a human rights issue to me. I have suffered myself from racism and sexism all my life. I know what it feels like to be an outsider. I understand what position gays have been put in. Many of my friends were and are gay. Many people I tune into turn out to be gay, so on a spiritual level, I’m in love with all my gay friends."
Yoko about son Sean Lennon:
"He is recording new music and it is so good. It is making me cry."