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Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon’s Anti-Fracking Protest Song–’Don’t Frack My Mother’?

NPR is again flogging a recent anti-fracking protest song performed by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon that features the memorable refrain, “pleeeease, don’t frack my mother.”

The half-comedic song debuted during the Summer on the late night TV talk show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and was performed by Ono, the former paramour of the Beatle’s John Lennon, Sean, John’s son from his union with Yoko, and host Fallon.

On a side note, are we to understand that congenial Jimmy Fallon is taking a stand against the economic growth that has come to millions of Americans as a result of fracking? Is that a good idea, Mr. Fallon?

NPR dredged up the mostly adolescent song in a January 27 report on the protests against fracking.

In its report, NPR says that the term fracking originally only pertained to hydraulic fracturing but has now become an absurd catchall phrase to cover “just about anything to do with producing oil and gas.”

Why is the term in such wide use? Because “It sort of has this naughty connotation to it.”

The tune approximated John Dylan’s song, “The Times They Are A Changin’”, and featured Sean affecting a gravely voice as Yoko danced around yelling out “don’t frack me, don’t frack me” while carrying a globe helpfully labeled “Mother Earth.”

The song, though, seemed to aim more at dropping double entendres than in successfully driving home any message about hydraulic fracturing.

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  1. KF

    January 31st, 2013

    He’s just echoing his fathers attitude, John fracked around quite a bit

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  2. grayscape

    January 31st, 2013

    Can we ever get over the dumbass hippie thing already??

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  3. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 31st, 2013

    Sean and Fallon – what a couple of mother frackers!

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  4. hanoverfist

    January 31st, 2013

    This is an insult to Battlestar Galactica

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  5. Dr Tar

    January 31st, 2013

    Somewhere John Lennon’s ghost is screaming at them to shut the Fuck you! Yeah, I said it.

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  6. Diann

    January 31st, 2013

    Yoko Ono: Proof that not everything gets better with age.

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  7. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 31st, 2013

    Lennon was a mess, and so is this… thing they call Yoko. Attention whore.

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  8. thirdtwin

    January 31st, 2013

    Dr. Tar you are right. From “Taxman” to “Revolution”, it is pretty obvious John had a conservative streak. I think he just wanted the damn hippies to leave him alone and stop pinning their bullshit ideologies to him. He tried to get it through their heads with “Watching the Wheels”, so they had to shoot him and preserve the myth.

    OK, that last part was reaching a little. But you get my drift.

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  9. bitterclinger

    January 31st, 2013

    The fact that Fallon is considered worthy of a “comedy” show is in itself as much a travesty as the scary Ms. Ono’s voice.

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  10. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 31st, 2013

    1. To borrow from “Walter,” some women age like fine wine; Yoko aged like milk.

    2. Man, oh man I wish I could find that bit I had of Yoko’s tribute to George Harrison on Bob and Tom I saved (or not) from years ago . . .

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  11. National Progressive Radio

    January 31st, 2013

    There is your problem. Never ever listen or watch Liberal stations.

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  12. jeckelmyhyde

    January 31st, 2013

    I saw her at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame once, and she was bossing the kids who work there around. I wasn’t impressed.

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  13. Tim

    January 31st, 2013

    Sean and Yoko need to frack each other out of sight.

    And out of earshot.

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  14. Claudia

    January 31st, 2013

    Great title, Cardigan!

    Yoko had her 15 minutes, now she needs to retire to a nursing home. She was never relevant nor will she ever be.

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  15. Unruly Refugee

    January 31st, 2013

    Has anybody here seen the drilling rigs they use while fracking? The picture of Yoko at the base of one of them is profoundly grotesque. But if it will make her shut the frack up …

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  16. Diann

    January 31st, 2013

    Big Fur Hat: Design a “FRACK YES” T-shirt, yard sign and bumper sticker. You would sell a ton here in NYS.

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  17. IronyCurtain

    January 31st, 2013

    First of all, who the hell is John Dylan?

    And second of all, John Lennon DID have a real conservative streak. In fact, as time went on he grew to HATE hippies and he DESPISED the peace symbol.

    Think I’m kidding? I’ve got the audio to prove it. Stand by.

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  18. Unruly Refugee

    January 31st, 2013

    @IronyCurtain

    I agree, John Lennon did change near the end.

    I don’t care for the Beatles music I listened to when I was a kid any more, but I still respect the fact that Lennon-McCartney was one of the best song writing teams in history.

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  19. Alxandro

    January 31st, 2013

    ONO, IT’S YOKO ONO!

    SINGING AGAIN…

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  20. Carlos The Jackal

    January 31st, 2013

    Only if “fracking” means, “Squirt lighter fluid and flick matches on it.”

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  21. Dano

    February 1st, 2013

    John Lennon was a FAG! He fucked Yoko “Ono”, didn’t he?? Nothing worse than a RICH liberal. Every one of you faggot “liberals” can go FUCK YOURSELVES! Obama is a FAG you know. He fucked Mooshele, didn’t he?? Good buzz going on right now. Lots of CLARITY!

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