Yoko Ono’s Cover of “Firework” Makes Everything Okay

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When I was fourteen I listened to a lot of Yoko Ono. I love Yoko Ono. And sometimes when I’m listening to a completely normal song with actual lyrics and not a lot of guttural emotional dialogue, I wonder, where the fuck is she? 

Well, she’s back, bitches. Here’s her “cover” of “Fireworks” by “artist” Katy Perry.  To her credit, after all Katy Perry has done, well, frankly there isn’t a lot left to say.

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Carmen is the Feminism and Straddleverse Editor at Autostraddle, a Contributing Writer at Everyday Feminism, and Communications Coordinator / Tweeter-in-Chief at the Feminist Majority Foundation. She's mother to the most adorable dog on Earth and hates paying more than one dollar for a good slice of pizza. At times, she self-identifies as "the baddest bitch." She tweets @carmenriosss and writes vague paragraphs about her feelings on Tumblr. You can send her hate mail, love notes, and/or photos of your dog via carmen [at] autostraddle [dot] com.

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    I absolutley love it! would any of you all be able to get up there and let something organically flow out of you like this? free raw expression, that’s art. whats to “get”?

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    I love Yoko Ono. Always have. She’s brave, she’s smart, she’s cool and way ahead of her time as well as ours. I mean, this woman made John Lennon fall in love with her. JOHN FUCKING LENNON! Love it or hate it, it doesn’t matter. It’s art. Whatever you feel when you see it is probably what you were supposed to feel. Deal with it.

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    Um.. okay this is the funniest thing I have seen all day lol. I have never watched or heard Yoko Ono sing and I admire her activism. First I thought maybe Yoko was making a point about pop culture songs like “Firework” reeling in fans and a following despite it’s poor quality of lyrics and meaning with the desperation of people wanting to be known (our contemporary culture’s worship of fabricated pop stars). Not going to lie, I enjoy listening to some Katy Perry songs. After a second listening it’s starting to sound nice in a Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah kind of way.

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