Fallen Star

by Tom Townshend

All You Need Is Peace And Love

Tom Towshend is amused by Ringo’s ‘tired and emotional’ request for fans to stop sending him stuff to sign…
Ringo Starr - © AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

This is a serious message to everyone reading this article right now. Peace and love, peace and love. You have now missed the cut-off date for when you could send fan mail – or items you wished signed – to Ringo Starr out of The Beatles. That’s it. It’s over. If you don’t have something signed by Ringo Starr out of The Beatles already, forget it. It ain’t happening.
 
This was the terrible news that last week greeted visitors to Mr Starr’s website (a sure sign that you have too much time on your hands is if you’re visiting Ringo Starr’s website). Imparted via the thrilling modern technology of internet video, the clip (which is mysteriously missing from the site now) showed the drummer and Thomas the Tank Engine narrator imploring people:
 
"Please, after the 20th of October do not send fan mail to any address that you have. Nothing will be signed after the 20th of October. If that has a date on the envelope it’s gonna be tossed." Stop sniggering at the back!
 
He continues, "I’m warning you with peace and love, I have too much to do so no more fan mail, thank you, thank you and no objects to be signed. Nothing. Uh… anyway, peace and love, peace and love."
 

Ringo Starr - © AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
 
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(By me)
 
When I was a teenager some nick named me Ringo
They thought that I looked liked him.
So I was thinking, if The real Ringo dosen’t want his fan mail
can I have it.
On second thoughts, I don’t wish my blog  flooded with offers of marrage 🙂
 
The words " I am warning you with peace and love" 
 
shall never be forgotten. lol
 
Yes I think Ringo made a prat of himself,
what do you think ?
 
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PEACE AND LOVE  "MAN"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

24 responses to “Fallen Star

  1. LOL….he has had it so rough!!! In an Octocpus’ Garden in the Shade…
    Kenny you made me laugh late in the day…
    Love the James Taylor song…remember the Stones Waiting on a Friend?
    I believe your waiting on a part will be over soon…
    Raven “one of your favorite red dots on your cluster map…xox

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  2. JIM.
    Jack of all trades Jim, opted for early retirement,  from the Rat race !
     
    POOKIE.
    Yes I am just fine Pooks, hope Evie is well 
     

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  3. yeah peace,love and happiness oh soz no mitherin lol….hows you good i hope xx

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  4. Kenny if I’m not prying too much, what is your background?

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  5. Hello Kenny!  Yes, my life is a perpetual 50 yard dash!  I figure I have retirement to sit and watch the world go by.  Until then, I zip around.  I do like when I have nothing to do weekends once in a while – even if I do blog that it was a boring weekend.  Be well.  Peace

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  6. Good god, what a page, but I like the fishing boat the best!

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  7. hi Kenny,thanks for your words,you are a good friend,have a wonderful sunday!!!your spanish friend,hugs.xxx

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  8. Thank you for the laugh Kenny! :-) I’ll keep the fish then, Chinese love the salted fish, they smell strong but teaste lovely, my daughter love it. Have a great weekend. Mei

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  9. Well that was quite the menacing warlock picture for which you posted the link on my blog.  I’m not at all sure I’d be safe! :)
    Peace

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  10. MEI.
    Pleased you enjoyed the King Prawn, but please don’t send the fish back. It will be humming by now  lol.
    Besides it was meant to be eaten raw, it was a SUSHI.  
     
    DUSTY.
    So it is agreed…he is a prat.  I hope you are keeping well up on the windy hills. Give Gillydog a pat on the head from me please.
     
    BITTERSWEET.
    I am on my way with the Trout and wine, you put the fire on and we shall have a roaring time of it :)
     
    RAINTHROWER.
    I would not say you are dumb. However, to place  57 photographs across 30 albums is not a good idea. If you place all of them in a single album, it would make it easier for your visitors to view them. And it would save much time.   "Just a thought"
     
    NOANIE.
    The sound of Ringo’s silence (another contradiction in terms) would have been more pleasing  the ear, than his false American accent. I fear he has banged his own drum for the final time.
    Jim is OK.  Just a little friendly banter.
     
     

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  11. What can I say – I warn you with peace and love?  Sounds like an oxymoron to me.
    Anyway, you and Jim are quite entertaining on my blog. 
    Be well.  Peace

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  12. Thank you for the lovely king prawns, are they yours or from the shop? they’re big! They go lovely with ginger, spring onion, fresh chilli and soya sauce dip. The fish look undercook Kenny! can I sent it back. LOL! Mei

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  13. Okay.. what’s a prat?  Feeling kind of dumb just now..

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  14. Bittersweet on-the-hill.

    Hello Kenny,
    I ‘ll do you a favor!  I will blow all our errant snowflakes in your direction so that you can have the hard winter you so wish!  They shall cross the pond and head directly north. So don’t cry wolf when you’re dredging through four foot drifts.  Laughing with you. In truth we are slated for a colder and snowier winter so be careful dear Kenny for what you wish.
    Our cooler weather has set in and daytime highs are low to mid forties and nightime lows are 32. Everything has that wilted winter look, the horfrost has shown its face and the bittersweet is beginning to pop. Only today, I was thinking of gathering some of those wild vines to adorn our dining room table. Inevitably we shall see those wild and wooly days. I bathed my soul with 4 new orchids – two of which are in spike and bloom.  So yes, all is well. The only thing better would be some of Kenny’s trout, wine and a fire at my back! Be well my friend.  Bittersweet

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  15. You are OH SO right – he is a prat…..no more to be said.
    love
    Dusty
    x
     

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  16. Thank you for popping in with my fish pie Kenny, its lovely! You forgot to add some king prawns in, did you left it in the boat? Your fish pie are delicious, when you pop in again Kenny, remember the King prawn? :-) Mei

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  17. STEVE
    You must know how tough it is :)
     
    KATE.
    Perhaps his desire to be adored has waned and has taken his money and ran.
     
    DREAMER.
    Yes your guide is most excellent, it shall keep me busy all winter. Well, I am getting on a bit now you know :)
     
    EVINA.
    Yes a very good question to ask him, perhaps he is busy doing nothing.
     
    SARAH.
    You are such a sweet lady and I know you only see the beauty of the rose. I don’t think you would call anyone a "prat"
     
    NATALIA.
    If he owes anything to his devoted fans, it is gratitude and respect, of which he expressed neither during his badly worded goodbye. I interpret his words  thus… I have all your dosh, and now I am doing a runner with Thomas.
    The man has gone down in my estimation, way down and is now gardening with the octopuses .
    The music industry is such an unforgiving animal.

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  18. Hi Kenny, do the fans think he owes them anything? On one side of the great celeb debate is we put you where you are today with our adoration and purchasing power. On the other is with out the combination of the fab four, The music of the Beatles wouldn’t have existed in the first place. Catch 22? One thing does spring to mind is…. Perhaps Mr Starkey should have worded it, as….. I’m now in my sixties and am just not able to fufil all the criteria that I used to. So with that I wish you Peace and love my loyal fans. Hey ho, sometimes words just don’t come easy, but he could have got by with a little help from his friends. xx

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  19. Well, ya know, folks only have so many hours in the day, no matter who they are.  Seems to me he was at least nice enough to tell everyone.  The ‘Peace and Love’ comment is priceless though….
     
     

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  20. hi Kenny,I agree with you,I think he made a prat of himself,I am thinking about his words:"I have too much to do"and I would like to ask him FOR EXAMPLE…..?   well anyway,I have just written a new entry in my blog,it is about a poor blind dog who was abandoned,fortunately two friends of mine have adopted her and now she lives in the nature and is a happy dog,she is so cute!!! take care my friend,hugs!!!!!and of course PEACE AND LOVE.

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  21. I chuckled when I saw that on the news, this peace and love thing in a rather odd accent. I’m sure it must be time consuming to plough through all that mail and sort people out and he’s knocking on a bit now lets face it hehehehe.
     
    I’m glad you enjoyed my psp guide, it’s an ongoing project because a lot of people get it on their computers when they buy one these days, it’s really simple to use once you get a grip on it, practice makes perfect and all that but it’s a lot of fun too.
     
    Bright Blessing xxx

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  22. Coffee With Kate

    When one considers that ‘people’ (fans) have made Ringo Stars world a rich one, it then is puzzling that he should wish to push fans away. Perhaps he is so rich now that he no longer needs public interface. Who knows.

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  23. I don’t know, maybe he should forward it all to Paul or George?
    Must be tough to be so popular LOL

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