The 'Howard Stern Show'
February 18th, 1999
Howard: Yes, please say hello to her. I've met your mother many times. Lovely woman. Ah, listen, listen, I know people get divorced. I understand that. I just have said that in retrospect, a father has to remember his child. Now,
Howard: granted, John was off being a Beatle. Once in awhile you say to your son, 'Come on the road with me, let me visit you, let me go to your school play.'
Robyn: especially when he's philosophizing and telling everybody else how to live their lives.
Howard: Well, telling you to call people up and tell perfect strangers that you love them.
Robyn: Yeah! He can't call somebody he knows!
Howard: Give peace a chance. It seems hypocritical, doesn't it?
Howard: Not that Julian's had a bad life. I mean, the guy's had hit albums. He's managed to create a career for himself.
Robyn: He had a wonderful mother who took care of him.
Howard: Yeah, all that. But, it makes you berserk. I don't even care if your father is just Joe Schmoe the garbage man, he should pay attention to you.
Robyn: Did you ever hear from him?
Howard: Was it rough growing up when like kids would say to you, 'Hey, you're John Lennon's son' then, meanwhile, you're like hey, 'I don't even feel like I'm his son.'
Howard: Yeah, yeah!
Howard: Well, the perception is that you grew up this rich kid.
Howard: Meanwhile, you were a waiter right? Didn't you do a whole bunch of sort of menial tasks?
Howard: Yeah, you did and all of a sudden you're John Lennon's son. You're like, 'What am I doing?' And the meanwhile
Robyn: I mean, this is a legitimate son. It wasn't like he was some, you know, groupie girl's son.
Howard: Yeah, the love child or something, yeah, and the thing is, Sean Lennon
Robyn: Living in the lap of luxury.
Howard: living in the Dakota. I tell you something. I might take out the, I might take out my automatic weapons.
Robyn: It really is so bad. You know what? It really is so bad because all of a sudden 'John's SUCH a good father. He gives up music so he can spend all his time with the kid.'
Howard: Well, it's like Imus with his new kid. The four kids he had he didn't pay attention to now he's got a new baby: 'Well, I love this baby.' I mean, please.
Robyn: It's not Sean's fault, no.
Howard: No, I don't blame Sean. I'm just saying it's got to anger you that like okay, so John's got his new family and everything so you're making out a will, right? He made a will. You're making out a will, you say, 'You know what?
Robyn: I have two sons.
Howard: I never was there for Julian. I never was even there for Cynthia. I don't hate them, it's just, you know, let's spread the love around. I'm going to leave them 50-60 million so that their lives are taken care because going around being John Lennon's son people expect you to be rich.
Robyn: It's got to be tough. It's got to be tough.
Howard: Sean Lennon's never going to work. You hear that crap album that kid put out? (Julian laughs) Did you listen to it?
Howard: What did you think? It's garbage.
Howard: At least you got the music talent.
Howard: For God sake.
Howard: Did you actually sit.. What did you do? You heard Sean was coming out with a record, what did you do? Did you run home?
Howard: You probably got an advance copy.
Howard: Yeah, what happened to you? Where you been?
Howard: You had a couple of hit albums and it looked like things were going good.
Howard: So what did you do for 6 years? Just hang?
Howard: Oh, I want to hang.
Howard: What kind of problems? I'll help you with them. C'mon. Let me help you out, buddy.
Howard: Right, and Yoko having all the money. Hey you were, you got some dough out of that witch but it wasn't that much, was it?
Robyn: What did you have to do? She put you through a lot.
Howard: He had to kiss her ass. That's what he had to do!
Robyn: You had to prove yourself to her.
Howard: What was it? Like, to HER! A heroin addict! (laughter from both Robyn and Julian) Ex-heroin addict, I don't know if she's still on the juice, but I don't know. But didn't they do some heroin or something? (Both Robyn and Julian: Yeah, they did, they did.) What in the hell was that about? Alright, wait a second. You're telling me, I remember reading like you had to like say 'she's great,' you had to apologize her, so you had to suck her - her butt for awhile, right?
(explicative from Howard)
Robyn: Well, you know, you've made a very good point, Howard, because she had her drug problems, you know, you know
Howard: Julian had his.
Robyn: Julian had a couple of problems.
Transcription by CJ Burianek & Diane Randall
Background/Flowers from the 'Photograph Smile' CD inlet by Angelika Letsch.
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