XPN MusicNotes: Hear Sean Ono Lennon’s Carrie Fisher homage, read about Jack White’s new music plans


Found this old picture of my mother and I taking Carrie out in NY. Just want to mention because I forgot to say earlier that regarding the trials and tribulations of being a son or daughter of celebrities, no one helped or inspired me more than Carrie Fisher. She was a super nova of talent and good character. She made the impossible seem effortless–of course thinking twice as fast as everyone else didn't hurt. One of my favorite things she used to say is, 'Resentment is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.' Carrie and I even wrote a song or two together. I'm going to find them and put them out if it makes sense. I'm still shattered, can't think clearly. I'll just say please send all your love and light energy to Billie and Debbie, for they are suffering the most. I know what it's like to have your world torn apart by a loved one taken before their time. It never gets easy, although one learns to live through the pain. Please let's just get to 2017 without losing anymore geniuses.

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Sean Ono Lennon has released a song that he wrote with, and has dedicated to, his very dear friend; the late Carrie Fisher.

According to a note Sean Lennon published along with “Bird Song.”

“Carrie and I wrote this song years ago. When she died I just felt I had to record it. This is only a demo unmixed, we only had a few hours to record it. But the lyrics she wrote with me I think are marvelous. Carrie and I used to stay up til dawn chatting and pontificating about life. They were my best moments. Anyway… we wrote a song about staying up too late and hearing the birds sing. Willow Smith is a prodigal angel and was generous enough to lend her golden voice to this little tune.”

Sean Ono Lennon also recruited Willow Smith to record the song with him. Carrie Fisher died on December 27th, 2016.

According to an interview currently appearing in the New Yorker magazine, Jack White is holed-up in a tiny apartment in Nashville, working on some new music. From an interview with the New Yorker’s Alec Wilkinson.

“Jack White has been hidden away in a Nashville apartment, where he records on a reel-to-reel tape recorder that he bought when he was fourteen with money he made mowing lawns. The two-bedroom space, with its shades all drawn down, has a cot and a little space.”

In the career-spanning interview, Jack White reflects on everything from his early White Stripes days to his upholstery hobby to his historic Icarus Craft mission which saw him successfully play the first vinyl record in space. Check out the entire interview in  The New Yorker here.

Watch Jack White’s emotional performance of “Love Is the Truth / You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket” medley on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon below.

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