I am totally in love with PBS’s web-series Blank on Blank, and yes, I post a lot of them on this site because I think it’s important for you to watch them (she said, like a mom) but most of all, I love how the animation created from all the old interviews brings to life the beauty and spontaneity that a really good yap session can create between a subject and journalist when it isn’t so much about getting dirt or promoting a project as it is about people truly enjoying the discussion.
Something that rarely exists in journalism anymore I’m sad to say.
But these series of interviews between John Lennon, Yoko Ono and journalist Howard Smith done during the years of 1969 and 1971, are some of the most honest and real conversations about love that I’ve heard in quite a while.
I don’t know, maybe in this jaded and irony-thick age something as sappy as love and being in love isn’t a crowd pleaser, but just once, maybe we can just lay down our cynicism and simply be a bunch of doe-eyed innocents listening to people discuss the importance of an emotion that feeds the soul.
Do we think we can do that?
Video after the break.