Melissa Etheridge did a fine job covering it for the 2014 New Year’s warm up in Times Square, but John Lennon’s “Imagine” was best done by the man himself.

Happy New Year!

By John Lennon

Imagine there is no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

john-lennon-peaceImagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will live as one

47 thoughts on “Imagine”

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    A Happy new year to all Trail mixers.

    Keep Your lamps Trimmed and Burning in 2014

    We need your light. 😉

  2. Jace…Mighty cute pups you had visiting! Would love to give them a squeeze!

  3. harborwoman,

    Idiots start ruining the new year about 10:30 pm with firecrackers, ending about 3 am. Cat slept through most, she did not consider them worthy of sitting outside in the cold to watch. At least my pot of new year chili is good. Good enough for breakfast too.
    Happy New Year, even though it starts with a note from the Supremes that the war on women continues.

  4. Happy New Year, Trailmixers. May 2014 be worthy for all deserving humans.

    I did get a letter from President Obama yesterday and it was regarding the government shut down in October.

    Thank you for writing. I know many Americans got hit hard by the Government shutdown, and their frustration with what goes on in Washington has never been higher. I am glad you took the time to share your personal thoughts with me.

  5. When I turned the tv on this morning, CBS morning news was running the photos of all of the wonderful humans who have passed this past year. I saw Helen Thomas…pictured in the front row reading a paper. This rush of photos always sets-off a ton of emotion. So long good friends.

  6. Today will be “Hoppin’ John” , ham and collards……

    And, more Lennon, because whatever gets you thru the night…….

  7. Today, Colorado begins weed sales for the common high…no longer need a medical excuse to get some great endorphins. Colorado is so strange…gun freaks on one side and regular freaks on the other side. But, the revenue from pot sales will help the state with rebuilding from the great flood.

  8. I received a New Year’s greeting from my 80- year old friend…

    let’s hope for enough stamina to get us all through those 2014 elections.

    BTW, thanks for the song, Imagine, it played in my mind’s juke box while I did grocery shopping today…it is Senior Discount day at Albertsons. I start the New Year without any health insurance, but I hope to be insured in some way by February. I am positive and can honestly tell everyone, my voice was heard at the White House. For that reason, Obama has my loyalty. An honest effort deserves praise. Sincerity wins the day.

  9. patd:
    jace, the dog whisperer of the year.and even without the following from bbc
    Scandinavian scientists develop dog ‘translator’
    btw, you sure milo isn’t a raccoon?

    Milo is a long haired Chihuahua and is almost 4 yrs old. Older than the other two.
    From time to time he finds it necessary to act like the only adult in the room, or should that be kennel? 😉

  10. Happy New Year everyone
    I’m sharing the obit for Dannie Mack Martin
    I met him through a friend — he was a bank robber who later challenged the prison system when he committed journalism while still in jail. His columns from prison were about the best thing the SF Chronicle ever did.

  11. Yes, Jace…they say California is next to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Reminds of another song, not by Joe Walsh or John Denver, California Dreaming!

    Jace…love the doggies.

  12. I guess travel agents are already setting-up pot vacations to Colorado…Bed, Bong and Breakfast.

  13. BlueBronc… we had neighbors that shot off fireworks too… but only for about 15 minutes. Til 3 am is a bit much.

    Jace… can you airmail Dottie Lou to me…

    Ahhhhh…. new day… new year… smells great to me!

  14. In AZ, fireworks are protected under the 2nd amendment. The right to keep and bear Roman Candles shall not be infringed.

    We had to bring our two outside dogs into the house for about two hours. Muffin is 14 Lucky is 9 and they both need their sleep. 😉


    Dottie Lou and Milo left yesterday, with son Brandon and his girlfriend Mallory. They will soon be safely ensconced in Tacoma. Mallory has taken a teaching position there and Brandon is set to become an itinerant purveyor of rare and not so rare books. 😉

  15. Jace’s one and only New Years resolution.

    Don’t eat so much next Christmas! 😉

  16. Jace…unfortunately, many do ring in the new year with gun shots. When I lived in Colorado, a man was killed by a stray bullet as they celebrated the new year on their patio. Colorado loves their guns. If there isn’t a gun named the Second Amendment, there should be. I believe it would increase sales much to the delight of Mr. LaPierre.

  17. Ms. Cracker…you need to write and contribute a piece on Dannie Martin. I knew inmates lost privileges, but I did not know they could not exercise their right to write. I now know Mr. Martin was the impetus for that change. Too bad his case was never heard before the SCOTUS. I saw his only daughter lives in El Paso. Many a time a high IQ, poor human self-medicates with bad drugs and booze. An inspiring story, especially how his daughter seems so proud. “He loved to read.”

  18. California should have been the first state to legalize pot. Every since the Moscone law passed in 1975 — people thought that would happen..but California’s Ronald Reagan side prevented it.

  19. For entertainment purposes only
    I hope the Huckster does throw his hat in the ring

    It would get him off Faux news with his phoney piety He’s the hypocrite of the year. The Defender of Duck Bigotry –happy to be a party to gay bashing. What about the “happy pre civil rights darkies?” Still waiting for his denouncing those comments.

    I think we haven’t heard the last of those comments…. I see tv ads — The Robertson comments on blacks- followed by every major Republican defending his right to speak his opinions. I predict the Goopers will make few inroads in the minority communities this year.

  20. One of my east coast friends wrote a happy New Year message and reminded me of the Mummer parade. I used to love to watch the parade as a child.

    Reminds me to wish Iggy a Happy New Year.

    I spotted this while researching the mummers…

    Traditional New Years’ celebrations of firing guns (Swedes and Finns)

  21. I love the mummers — I worked in Philadelphia
    and was there for New Year’s Day — what a great event —

    The travel channel had the parade one year –Bring back the Mummers

  22. I will remember today as Prohibition ending on Marijuana. May Washington and Colorado be the first of many states to legalize sale and use of marijuana especially that neighboring state of New Mexico.

  23. I will remember today as Prohibition ending on Marijuana.


    Pot will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no pot.

    Fabulous Furry Freak Bros.

  24. big dawg swears in new mayor of big apple.
    from cbs
    “Big dreams are not a luxury reserved for a privileged few but the animating force behind every community, in every borough,” de Blasio

  25. Blue Bronc…New Years isn’t too bad for fireworks here…at least, in my neighborhood…but my neighbors go berserk and ruin the Fourth of July with their explosives. Had just a few minutes of loud explosions right at midnight last night. My dog was scared, but I put her in her Thundershirt, and that helped. I sedate her for the Fourth of July, as well as using her shirt. Last year, we left town until the fireworks were pretty well over.

  26. sturge, ever hear this one?

    talk about slow dance music… can’t get any slower. tho’t they dragged the turntable there for a minute.

  27. from bbc

    Journalists, politicians and celebrities in particular are known to be competitive about who has the most followers and friends on social networks like Twitter and Facebook. And those with a lot of influence, can even leverage this with advertisers to make money.

    But what if you could simply buy your friends and followers online?

    one thing about us trailmixers, we can’t be bought!
    maybe rented?

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    speaking of slow…..

    well, we needed that stuff to be very slow and to last a loooong time when holding that certain someone……lol

    Mr. Record Producer says, “We gonna be needing a few extra do-wop do-bops in there, eh? Just not long enough.”

  29. yes, I could be rented, like the neighbor’s mule, but so far there’s been no demand………

    they had that unchained melody all loaded up with chains……if i had to do it that slow i’d probably pull something loose…….

  30. First, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

    OK, now… BB, auto diagnostics have come a long way in 10 years. My kid’s 12 year old Audi has the codes for malfunctions stored in the computer, and it does diagnostics when it’s started. The external diagnostics is a new thing to me – I know people put performance chips in cars to alter the ignition and valve timing and have to make changes to the computer or it tries to correct the enhanced setting. That’s it – all I know about electronic engine diagnostics. There must be some voodoo in the computers, though. My tire pressure monitoring system has cured itself. Now if I could just get the A Pillar leak fixed, all would be wonderful.

  31. Jace, I’m all in on joining in your resolution. I’ve got a couple others, but they recur yearly, so what’s the point in repeating them?

    My single biggest one this year is to do whatever I can to support LP’s efforts to get a spot on a DI soccer team. It’s his dream now, so whatever I can do to help him achieve his dream, well, I’m gonna do that. I don’t want to look back and say “Gee, if I’d only…”

  32. Pogo, your A-pillar leak sounds like a must fix. Does your gut tell you to pull the window and verify the integrity of the seal provided by the window gasket?

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