You know, I used to hold John in high esteem as both a lyricist and a musician, but then I started listening to more MaccaRadio, and I have to say, especially on 2 for Tuesdays, I dread seeing John's name up next on the list almost as much as Ringo's. His lyrical ability is next to nothing post-beatles, I think because he ruined his mind with the drugs, including the Yukko drug. And as for his musical ability, well lets just say that on some of his songs, I can play as well as he does and I am a self taught chord banger. I think his untimely and unfair demise rose him to a higher status then he would have had had he continued living and creating music. Don't get me wrong, there are some John songs I like, but on the whole I would have to say, meh.