Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ringo Gives Us A Clue - Do the Math

The latest Official Ringo Starr update certainly urges us to do the Math. So fasten your seat belt (Alas, if he would have fastened his seatbelt, this would not be necessary).
Obviously our journey to enlightenment involves the passage of time.
The Beatles have a great interest in the passage of time. I know of no album that has more references to time than Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
So imagine my surprise to hear Ringo promoting his appearance on the Powerpuff Girls. We have crossed this road before.
Notice the clock in a frame from the first Beatles-related Powerpuff case.
So is there anything mysterious in this new Powerpuff episode featuring Ringo?
Yes, it turns out that Ringo portrays famous mathematician Fibonacci. The famous Fibonacci sequence and its relationship with the Golden Ratio is enough to make you think there is some kind of conspiracy of hidden knowledge being programmed into kids. The Fibonacci Sequence is closely related to Indian Mathematics. In fact some credit goes to an Indian number cruncher named Gopāla, who was not mentioned specifically in an unreleased George Harrison song, or was he?
But it is Fibonacci himself who leads us into a most interesting area of mystery. In his book Liber Abaci, the famous mathematician considers the fruition and multiplication of a group of rabbits who spontaneously died in the movie El Topo, a John Lennon favorite, whose soundtrack was released on Apple Records.
All of those Fibonacci rabbits died when they sensed the presence of a stranger who would kill their master. Now what kind of hole would a bunch of dead rabbits lead to???
UPDATE:O silly me. I forget to send Ringo's tree to the "I can see a face in the tree" department. Geoffrey, take it down right away, please.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Now and Then and Then Again

Ahh, who wouldn't love this?
I had mentioned the other day that Mr. McCartney was at it again as well. I thought this Official Facebook Post was quite cute.

If you are struggling with the answer, I can give you a hint. It is something one might find on a grave.

While I am being morbid, I should add on a serious note that I am deeply relieved that Paul and Nancy (and pilot) were all okay after a recent close call.

Finally I deeply envy anyone lucky enough to be at the Paul McCartney concert in St. Louis tonight. Hope you have a great time.

Friday, November 9, 2012

It's Happening Again

The Magical Mystery Tour Blu-Ray/DVD release has produced a couple revelations. Paul McCartney is at it again. Despite the fact that there is no hint of any kind in Magical Mystery Tour that the walrus mask is being worn by anyone but John, we have Paul suggesting in the Director's commentary that he and John switched off wearing the walrus mask just to mess with people. This of course does not make any sense. As I said, no one has ever suggested that Paul was wearing the mask in the Magical Mystery Tour film. John did have a song on the next album with the lyric, "Here's another clue for you all, the walrus is Paul," but who thought that meant that Paul was the walrus in the film? There is no doubt that Paul has enjoyed his association with the walrus since then. He even made the silly suggestion that it is him in the walrus costume on George's video for "When We Was Fab."
One thing that has always given me the creeps is the similarity of the Magical Mystery Tour animal costumes to this chilling scene in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining."
This of course is a well known stretch unless you consider that the cover of the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album was strategically placed in a scene of another Kubrick film, "A Clockwork Orange."
So you can imagine my shock, horror and delight when I found out that the aerial scene footage that accompanies the song "Flying" in Magical Mystery Tour was leftover footage from Stanley Kubrick's movie "Dr. Strangelove."
Can you see a resemblance? Ask Dennis O'Dell.
And I see that Grandfather Aleister is overdue for his next video because of Hurricane Sandy ("S" and "Y"). Glad to see him back. Keep an eye on GFA's current YouTube Channel. David Frost did another interview with Sir Paul for Al Jazeera. I wonder what Grandfather will make of this:
Oh yes, and Iamaphoney is back and hot as ever musically.
Enjoy... 6Down12Go - TheRevelAtion series x AND 6Down12Go - TheRevelAtion series z I'm so sorry.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Right Album

On this important date in Beatles History we can now add the release of "The Right Album" on ITunes.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Uh Excuse Me...

I am not dead, but the night is still young. The rabbit hole presented some unexpected dangers.

AND I AM DEFINITELY NOT THIS GUY!- http://therevelationwillnotbetelevised.blogspot.com/

Cease and desist you naughty boy.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Beatles Book

Over the past few weeks, (when your rotten chronicler was going through a crisis of epic proportions) two new installments of the Rotten Apple subscription series arrived. The reduction in quantity is more than made up by the quality of these latest efforts, which focus on the Beatles Book monthly. Imagine a trippy, yet coherent themed Rotten Apple production and you'll have an idea of "TheStudyCloud - Beatles Book (1963 - 1969)" and "TheStudyCloud - BeatleMonthlyTwo."

Like many U.S. fans, my first knowledge of the Beatles Monthly was when some issues were shown on the White Album Poster.

The original Beatles Monthly was published from August 1963 through December 1969. Seeing those 1967-era Beatles faces on the covers was pretty exciting for those of us who wanted nothing to do with those girlie fan magazines where you had to look at pictures of Bobby Sherman and Dino, Desi and Billy before you would find a Beatle. The Monthly was endorsed by Brian Epstein and featured numerous articles credited to Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans.

The first video explores, among other things, the magazine's curious practice of putting fake mustaches on pictures of the fabs presumably to make earlier pictures appear to be from 1967. This topic has been researched quite well in the "Nothing Is Real" discussion group.

Presumably this deception on the part of the Beatles Book was a practical matter due to the Beatles' recent change of appearance and the shortage of contemporary pictures. In fact it doesn't seem significant at all really. I thought it was the dumbest thing in the world when Rotten Apple 12 featured "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" backwards. Although the words "It was a fake mustache" were more understandable than most of the backwards "clues," it didn't seem to have anything to do with the Paul Is Dead rumors.

To my knowledge, no one before Iamaphoney ever implied any significance to the "fake mustache." But then it occurred to me that maybe there is more to this fake mustache thing than meets the mouth. There was the brief moment in the promo for "A Day In the Life" when Paul appeared to really have a fake mustache.

And why would the Sgt. Pepper album include bonus cut-outs that included a fake mustache? And wasn't it weird that all four Beatles decided to sport mustaches at the very same time? That always seemed a bit juvenile to me.

The second video release three weeks later, consisted of a minute and a half of disconnected items from the pages of the Beatles Monthly. Beginning with pictures of the Beatles skiing doubles from "Help!" chronicled on the pages of the magazine and then moving into a weird little blurb about, of all things, the Twin Peppers.

The Twin Peppers were two copies of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album which supposedly contained special clues when synced together. This was a rather difficult thing to test. As the story goes, the "Twin Peppers" were found in the Berlin Suitcase allegedly dropped by the key character in the Rotten Apple Series, generally referred to these days as The Phoney Figure (TPF). Recordings of two scratched up copies of Sgt. Pepper were available for download for a while and purported to be the copies found in the Iamaphoney suitcase. Yeah, this sounded like a valuable way for me to spend my time. But I have to admit, that I was impressed to see that The famous Beatles Monthly reported that prior to the release of the album, two copies of it were stolen. So, if we can believe that two copies of the Sgt. Pepper album were created with special clues, and those very two copies of the Sgt. Pepper album were stolen prior to its release, and those very two copies ended up in the hands of Iamaphoney several decades later, and those very two copies were placed in a suitcase and left in Berlin, and those very two copies were found in that suitcase by someone who was familiar enough with the Rotten Apple series to report it to someone who was well schooled in all things Iamaphoney-related, and those very two copies were placed on the web for download, then yes, we have something here.

Then the video goes on to some Thelema images with an attempt to connect them with Arthur Dooley’s curious "Four Lads Who Shook The World" sculpture in Liverpool. This is made even more confusing when one reads the description of "TheStudyCloud - BeatleMonthlyTwo" as presented unlisted on YouTube. It says, "doubles, twin peppers and wings." Is Iamaphoney implying that there is a connection between Thelema, the "Four Lads That Shook The World" sculpture and Wings? I think he is.

Now, what does it mean?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Subscription Issue #2

Wooh, I'm feeling like Derek Taylor writing the liner notes to "Pussycats." Sorry, I have not been around due to personal and professional commitments. But, I do intend to keep writing this blog as long as it continues to save lives. Oh my dear stars. I am living in a nether nether world. Sorry Gloria.

With apologies, I must note that the second installment of the Iamaphoney subscription series surprised me in some ways. My impression was that the first avalanche was intended to be a jump start for subscribers, but I thought after that, I would just be paying for new Rotten Apple episodes. Imagine my reaction to the unexpected digital truckload of stuff that appeared in the Private Cloud restricted area of the ARE3RA web site.

As hinted at previously, it looks like the plan was to include subscribers in the "inner circle" to some degree. The "raw evidence" is being presented so that we can do our own research and come to our own conclusions, as long as we are willing to turn over our free will when the time comes. So, the second installment included independently produced features shared to subscribers For Research Purposes Only. One item in particular that I will not name was a relatively recent commercial release. That item gets my vote for the stupidest entry in the "Paul Is Dead" genre. That, along with a certain book that reads like a bad term paper cause me to scratch my head and ask why these things can be in stores when Iamaphoney is relegated to YouTube and Vimeo. Other supporting documents included a film that gives insight into who buried Paul McCartney and made Russ Gibb freak, a compilation of Crowley moments, and Brian MoriARTy's "Who Buried Paul" lecture (Sorry, couldn't resist).

But it doesn't stop there. One of the most interesting features was about two minutes of Victor Spinetti interview footage. Unlike the Emilio Lari footage, I can't say that this can be considered raw or unedited. It appears to be deliberately edited to correspond to the Iamaphoney agenda, but it's still quite fun to watch.

One other item is the fourth "oldies" compilation in documentary format. Much of this footage was pulled from YouTube at one point, but then uploaded by others.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was satisfied with this second installment of the subscription series. We'll see where it goes from here.

A couple other videos of interest have appeared on YouTube recently.

Grandfather Aleister is back with Helter Skelter 2011 - Part 1. You can find it by clicking the link or following the hand signals of your third base coach.

And for those obsessed with the life of one Arron Swaffar, we have Project Consciousness: 02 My journey so far. He really seems to want to slip you the answer.

I'm afraid I must go. You have the rest of your lives, but I have an hour to catch a plane. Happy New Year.