Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored By John Lydon…

Live all you can—it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had?

Deep experience is never peaceful.

Henry James

photo(6) (1)…so I educated myself. I just got on with it. If there was a book about, I’d pick it up and read. I loved reading. Not newspapers, they bore me. It’s yesterday’s opinion—I’ve always felt that. No, it was books, books, books—anything and everything. After my illness, I got into a course at the local library after school, and I’d go there and paint till nine at night, then take home a load of books and read them until I fell asleep, fighting off sleep all the time…

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  1. Heather in Arles
    July 19, 2015

    Truly, one of the most amazing performers I have ever seen live.

    • July 19, 2015

      I never saw the Sex Pistols, but PIL—amazing! I will email you tomorrow 🙂 .

      • Heather in Arles
        July 20, 2015

        Yes, it was PIL for me too…in Studio 54!

  2. July 20, 2015

    I’ve always been fascinated by John Lydon. I remember when I was a kid and we found a local music video station – V66, I think it was called – and they showed the video for Rise. It truly blew me away. I sensed there was something happening in it that I needed to understand. It was a year or so later that someone handed me a tape copy of PIL live in Japan – I think that was the album! – and then a few months after that I got my hands on a copy of Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols. Nothing. Has. Been. The. Same.

    I did eventually see PIL perform when they toured for their Happy? album. I was so far from the stage that I couldn’t really say if Lydon was a fabulous performer or not. The band sounded awesome but I feel like it wouldn’t be fair for me to render a more specific opinion without having had a better view.

    Anyway, I might have to do a blog post about My. Lydon.

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