Woman came about because, one sunny afternoon in Bermuda, it suddenly hit me. I saw what women do for us. Not just what my Yoko does for me, although I was thinking in those personal terms. Any truth is universal. If we’d made our album in the third person and called it Freda and Ada or Tommy and had dressed up in clown suits with lipstick and created characters other than us, maybe a Ziggy Stardust, would it be more acceptable? It’s not our style of art; our life is our art… Anyway, in Bermuda, what suddenly dawned on me was everything I was taking for granted. Women really are the other half of the sky, as I whisper at the beginning of the song. And it just sort of hit me like a flood, and it came out like that. The song reminds me of a Beatles track, but I wasn’t trying to make it sound like that. I did it as I did Girl many years ago. So this is the grown-up version of Girl.
-John Lennon, 1980
A favourite question in our interviews with answers cut straight from the heart.
Adam Cohen- A state, a place, a noun a verb, the most beautiful word that you ever heard- A line from Hallelujah, Jesus and Buddha, love is a faded sign that you don’t see sometimes.
Hozier- Something tangible & real – to love someone as a human being
MAY- I believe that true love is honest, unwavering and immortal.
Marcus Foster- True Love is… Hard to find.
Caitlin Crosby- SERVICE. Selfless. Sacrifice
Brandon Malone- Loving someone right where their at, while inspiring one another to be more.
Ben Rothbard- Empowering the one you love.
Rayland Baxter- – True Love is… true Love is… a couple walking around their neighborhood after dinner hoLding hands and wanting nothing but each other… true Love is a huge fight… true Love is what the worLd and all her inhabitants are born with… its a feeLing that i cant expLain… its the most speciaL type of excitement.
Nicholas & the Pessimistics- When you would rather have a bad day with someone over a good day without them.
JP Maurice- For Lovers
Yamir- Understanding, trust, valuing one another, and passion.
Mick Evans- Anything you can’t give up.
Andrew Maxwell Morris- Knowing that you are safe and with someone who completes you in every way. Like a blanket but a very comfy one!
Dave Cheetham- Something everyone one deserves and no one should have to settle for less.
Devin Cuddy- Hard to find, but out there, its a journey not a destination.
Zane Carney- A choice that has become fearlessly unconditional.
Matt Costa- A bottle of Brandy and a good guitar.
Lenka- It’s everywhere. Just let it in.
Francesca Tamellini- Painful
David Newberry- Irresistable
Blue Sky Miners- A myth. Love is all around.
Poor Remy- “True love” now that we’re reading it seems kind of redundant. When you find truth, you find love. I think thats true with anything. Thats why love is so powerful, cause its true.
Augustines- There are many kinds of love. A mother’s, a friends’, a lover, a wife’s, a brother’s. True love? Probably being connected with the life you are living, the actual life. Not the life that is purchased or justified from the outside.
Griffin House- I honestly do not know. That’s not a sexy answer, I know. But it’s honest. I should go look up “love” in the dictionary. That in and of it’s self would be an act of love, to me. Trying to find a proper definition is a great place to begin. I do know this. I think I have had a bit of an incorrect definition of true love for most of my life. I think we look to other people to fill a big void in ourselves and we think that if we meet “the one” that we’ll feel happy forever and life will be wonderful. But I don’t think that’s love, I think that is using another person to make yourself feel good. The closest thing I could maybe venture to say is that true love is unconditional.
“I sometimes think of that photograph as 10 years in the making. I met John Lennon and Yoko Ono in New York in the early part of my career. It was 1980, and he had just finished the album Double Fantasy with Yoko. I had seen the cover, which was both of them kissing. And I thought, Oh my gosh. This was the 1980s—romance was a little dead. And I was so moved by that kiss. There was so much in that simple picture of a kiss. So, for the photo I wanted to take, I imagined them somehow together. And it wasn’t a stretch to imagine them with their clothes off, because they did it all the time. But what happened at the last minute was that Yoko didn’t want to take her clothes off. So, we went ahead with the picture, and it was this very striking picture of Yoko clothed against a naked John. And of course, John was murdered later that afternoon. It’s actually an excellent example of how circumstances change a picture. Suddenly, that photograph has a story. You’re looking at it and thinking it’s their last kiss, or they’re saying goodbye. You can make up all sorts of things about it. I think it’s amazing when there’s a lot of levels to a photograph.”
– Annie Leibovitz
This session with Honus in a basement under the Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver will go down in history as one of the most memorable shoots we have done to date. Quite frankly there is nobody like him and you need to make it a point to catch his live performance. Man Man will blow you away with his eccentricities and unconventional delivery. You are in for a treat.