Friday, December 21, 2007

New Video: Fireman's MAF

Contrary to what some have concluded, this new Iamaphoney video is still available here:

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Images In Rotten Apple 66,6b

For some insight into these images from Rotten Apple 66,6b...

...check out this web page.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Keep an eye on this YouTube site

Sometimes Iamaphoney creates a new user site on which to submit a preview of a new video. This is a slightly different M.O., but it could still be him.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

What are those images in the Rotten Apple videos - Part 2

This time all of the images are from Rotten Apple #41 "thelema"
Click on the picture for more information.

Also see "What are those images, Part 1"

Saturday, November 17, 2007

New Video

I did not expect this to come so quickly, but our friend has emerged with a new video that is as stunning musically as it is visually. Another step up in production values. Enjoy

The Beatles - I Found Out 1995 edit

The same video can be found here with the title "paul is dead - the rotten apple 65 n"
But don't think you are going to Iamaphoney's main YouTube page. This is actually Notice that the letter "O" is actually a zero!

So, the jury is still out on which of the three versions is the real Rotten Apple #65.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Deep Breath

Okay. We got two new videos and a fire today. So what does it all mean?

The most likely scenario, I'm afraid is that Iamaphoney is going to disappear for awhile. The words Au Revoir appear near the end of video 66,6. Then he will re-emerge in 2008 with a major release of some kind, perhaps a DVD or even an audio CD. The biggest argument against this scenario is that it would be nearly impossible for him to release this commercially. It would be a nightmare to try to clear copyrights for all of the video, audio and photography that he borrows. Even his songs are based on Beatles songs backwards.

The second most likely scenario is that one of the people from the videos will disappear or has disappeared today. The man who is obscured in Rotten Apple 65n has appeared repeatedly in several others. Unlike almost all of the other characters in these videos, I just can't identify who he is.

Third scenario is that Paul McCartney will lay low for awhile. That would be understandable with his current divorce/new love situation, but it's hard to imagine that he would disappear right now with so much new product out.

Fourth scenario is that Iamaphoney started a fire today at a warehouse in London. He had the McCartney (uh London) Eye with the smoke in the background on his YouTube page today. Another version of his page had a shallow grave as its background.

Fifth scenario is that this is all a string of coincidences.

Who knows?

Hurry up and get Rotten Apple 66.6

Update: Rotten Apple 65 was lengthened from 35 seconds to over 5 minutes, but then it was taken down again. Keep watching and if you get the chance--DOWNLOAD THEM!!!

They are appearing and disappearing within minutes. Watch them while you can!

New Video - Rotten Apple 65n

cannot even imagine

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

New Video - the rotten apple 64 z

Who´s here?

Do you figure?


There seems to be a sense of urgency in this video...and some still pictures that we have not seen before.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Changing Names

Okay, I think I have it, but Iamaphoney is not making it easy to chronicle his work.

The video that was entitled "what truth?" is now Rotten Apple 63 O. It can be found here -

The video that was previously entitled Rotten Apple 63 O is now called "Milly" and can be found here:

Is that confusing enough for you?

Saturday, November 3, 2007

New Video - what truth?

Finally, something worthwhile has come out of the rantings of Heather Mills.

The subtitle or description of this one may shed some light on one of the codes:"hal ibm" If there is a secret that governs our world, many have suggested that Stanley Kubrick knew what it was.

Incidentally, there is a quick picture that has been in several recent videos that some people think is Peter Sellars from Dr. Strangelove. It is not.

I have not heard from "be deals" in a while. Please feel free to comment anytime.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Video - paul is dead - the rotten apple 62 g

Watch the video and come back to read this.

Welcome back. First of all, I have been assured via an indirect communication that Iamaphoney is not in any way suggesting that Paul McCartney is in any danger. One of the more radical interpretations of Iamaphoney's work is that he in some way poses a threat to the physical well being of Paul McCartney. I know that some might read this and say "Which Paul McCartney are you talking about?" Until someone proves differently, the man I am calling Paul McCartney is the one who sang "Like Dreamers Do" on the Beatles Decca audition tape and released the CD Memory Almost Full. Until someone proves differently I believe it is the same man. However, I acknowledge that from late 1966 onward there WAS something different about him. Iamaphoney's videos may be telling us about that change and I for one have been completely captivated by them. But as far as I know, nobody is threatening anybody. This is theater. It is rock and roll and mythology and symbolism and damn good music. So let's all enjoy it together and have fun with the mystery.

Now there are some fascinating events that occurred in the past week. I wrote about them on one of those boards and received some yawns, but I think Iamaphoney must have thought they were worthwhile enough to put them in his new video. I don't know if he saw my posts or not, but he at least seems to be seeing some significance in the things that I have noticed. So he did not let me down with his latest video. And I don't think Mr. Iamaphoney is a stalker. I think he is a hell of a musician and filmmaker and he may be an insider. If he isn't an insider, I still think that Mr. McCartney has noticed him and likes his work. So here goes....

One week ago Paul McCartney played a gig "Electric Proms" at the Roundhouse. The concert was filmed and posted in streaming video by the BBC. It is still up, but likely to be removed soon.
If you have a chance to see it, DO IT! The concert is fabulous.

Throughout the concert there are audience shots of people holding big signs, which is pretty common in McCartney videos. But about 28 minutes into the video, while Paul is singing the song "That Was Me" the camera pans down to the hand of one audience member who is holding a small steno pad with writing on it.

Here is a clip of that moment.

Pretty odd isn't it, especially in the context of the rest of the video? How about the way the person seems to be moving it to attract your attention?

Here is a still picture of the tiny steno pad:

Now Brazil has come up a lot of times during this mystery. In addition to the various religious and Nazi connections, we had some pages that suggested that Iamaphoney was born in Brazil and moved to Denmark.

Back in June when Iamaphoney aliases started appearing all over YouTube and other places, he started posting videos in different spots with different titles. Some became part of the numbered Rotten Apple series, while others stayed outside the canon. One alias that I suspected was Iamaphoney was a YouTube user named Salazar Guggenheim. This is a partial screen capture from that YouTube page.

Notice that the date he joined happened to be Paul McCartney's 65th birthday. This character posted the same message on Paul McCartney's Official YouTube site at least three times. See it quoted below in italics:
Dear Paul, or who control tis page, please, please, please, know something.


The last time, you break the record with 185 thousand people in only one show...what is problem now?

Sorry the horrible english, but I need to try. This is far the best way to talk with "you". I hope somebody give you this information. Brasil (Brazil) love you, I love you...Cassio Delmanto loves are the best. Those freaks said you was dead, but they don't understand one thing: if "you" was really dead, you are so much better than the original Paul...hahaha..I'm you Paul...Sir Paul..Sir James Paul...

So, I read that and went back to look at how purposeful that video shot of the steno pad looked and my mind started to think there was a connection. Did Iamaphoney get into the McCartney concert and pay someone to put his steno pad page in the video? Are Iamaphoney and Paul McCartney working together? Is Iamaphoney stalking Paul McCartney?

That last question bothered me a lot. He is too good of an artist to be stalking McCartney. He has too many resources and too much talent to be doing something stupid and evil. But I have to admit, it scared me a little to see that after the concert, somebody had broken through McCartney's security.

Here is the article -

This mystery is about codes and symbolism and the depth of the music of the Beatles collectively and individually. It is not about celebrity stalkers. It makes me sick to be thinking about that at all. So let's get back to the mystery and the fun.

This morning an official promo video for The McCartney Years appeared on YouTube. A few seconds into the video, after the Eye of Horus artwork was shown we have a brief passage where film reels are shown. Here is the link for the video:

Well the beginning of that "Official" video reminded of something Iamaphoney did a couple months ago on Rotten Apple #37i

Paul had said in a recent interview that he and his son James had been exploring YouTube quite a bit. Maybe he stumbled upon the Rotten Apple Series. Or maybe it's just a coincidence, but the film reels and the accompanying audio sure seem similar to Iamaphoney's work.

Within a few hours, Iamaphoney continued the dialog by releasing his own version of the McCartney Years Promo. In it he not only included some of the cryptic things Paul said and the typical Iamaphoney quick flashes, but he also included a quick shot of the steno pad Brazil note from the Roundhouse concert video. Check it out at around 0:59.

So that's where we are. A whole bunch of coincidences that can easily be explained away, but I am really wondering what this is all about and where it is really going.

I do know that The McCartney Years DVD is going to be great. So will the Help DVD and the new Memory Almost Full Special Edition. It is a great time to be a Beatles Fan.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Another New Video - Rotten Apple 60 n
McCartney on the phone.

How did we jump to 60?

"Now and Then" has become Rotten Apple 58 z with the description "the third song"

"do you figure" has become Rotten Apple 59 f with the description "who was lipread lip"*

*This is an anagram for "who will disappear"

You can correct your scorecards now.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

paul is dead - the rotten apple 57 c

This new video in the Rotten Apple series features some very special audio. It is a very Beatlesque version of the unreleased John Lennon song, "Now and Then." The song was the last of three that the surviving Beatles worked on for the Anthology project. Although "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" were released, "Now and Then" was never completed. Paul has expressed some regret about not finishing the tune, fueling rumours that the tune could be polished up and released some day. This version might be an incomplete bootleg version with some Iamaphoney enhancements.

You can hear and compare the John Lennon demo of "Now and Then" by clicking HERE

Friday, October 12, 2007

Some More Interesting YouTube Characters

One of the videos I linked to yesterday,entitled "Imagine Peace" and credited to one johnIennon (yes, substituting an "I" for an "L" which is an Iamaphoney trademark) was also available under the title "the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER event" and credited to a Y0KOONO (note that the second letter is a zero). I believe that the video (see link below) is the same, however the comments that this individual received were from some interesting characters as well.

This is the profile of one of the people who left a comment:

Joined: July 25, 2007
Last Login: 1 day ago
Videos Watched: 3Subscribers: 0
Channel Views: 16
No 9
Imagine Peace
Shes Information Name
Name: Michael
Country: Burundi

Well, isn't that interesting? The second letter of his first name is actually a lower case "L" instead of an "I." How about the phrase "Shes Information Name"????
That's a bit of an odd description isn't it? It's is probably a waste of time to try to decipher it as an anagram because the large amount of letters creates a gigantic list of possibilities. But here is one thing that I came up with when I rearranged the letters: Shes Information Name = The Fireman Is No Mason
What do ya know?

Then see who gave the next comment.

Joined: October 11, 2007
Last Login: 1 day ago
Videos Watched: 2Subscribers: 2
Channel Views: 23
This year marks my 40th year of involvement in civic life. I have served as a member of the Cleveland City Council, as Clerk of the Cleveland Municipal Courts and as Mayor of the City of Cleveland. I have been an Ohio State Senator and am now in my 6th term as a Member of the United States Congress. Having served at local, state and federal levels, in legislative, executive and 'quasi' judicial branches I have one of the broadest backgrounds of anyone in government today.
I intend to put my lifetime of experience to work as the Chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of Government Oversight and as the next President of the United States of America.
I welcome your suggestions and ideas as to how we can make our government truly become a government of the people, by the people and for the people. I look forward to hearing from you.
Imagine Peace - Not War.
Join the revelation.
Its Time!
Name: dennis
City: cleveland
Hometown: cleveland
Country: United States

Oh yes, he's in the video right? Wrong. You see that fourth letter is an "L" instead of an "I." He's done it again. I've seen that "Join the revelation" line before and it is a slogan of the Rotten Apple Army. It must be an army to have time to do this stuff.

The next couple comments look like they are legit. I wonder if they watched the whole thing. Then we have this:

Joined: July 25, 2007
Last Login: 1 day ago
Videos Watched: 2Subscribers: 0
Channel Views: 45
Country: Cook Islands

Yes, that's a capital "I" instead of an "L." He must be pissing some people off. Aside from its simplicity, this looks like it could pass for Sean Lennon's YouTube page. But it's rotten to the core.

And we can't leave out the other son:

Joined: July 18, 2007
Last Login: 1 day ago
Videos Watched: 6Subscribers: 0
Channel Views: 278
Name: julian
my new site for after the revelation
Country: India

Yes, we've spotted this one before. Notice the "I" instead of an "L" in his first name. Rotten Apple Army again.

On YouTube the upper case I and the lower case L are identical. I am keeping track of these aliases because new videos have sometimes appeared on them. There is a similar process, but to a lesser degree so far occurring in places like MySpace and Wikipedia.

Help me out by dropping a comment if you find anything.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


And here is something else that showed up on two YouTube accounts by LAMAPHONEY and JOHNIENNON. So not an official addition to the Iamaphoney canon, but still worth watching.

Imagine Peace

Fasten your seatbelts.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sunday, October 7, 2007

This is just weird.

Wiki can be a strange neighborhood. It is entirely possible that Iamaphoney wrote and modified this description of himself, but if he did, he left himself open for the wiki community to sling some bizarre insults at him. In the meantime, we wait patiently for another video.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Waiting for a New Video

Some were initially disappointed by the last Rotten Apple, Number 55m, but I think it was misunderstood. In the official McCartney semi-autobiography "Many Years From Now" Co-Author Barry Miles talks about the pictures that would become the covers of 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 (Interesting where they split the history, isn't it?). Miles says, "That staircase itself became a monument..." All new bands that signed with EMI wanted their picture taken there. And in 1995, when EMI moved offices to west London, the company carefully disassembled the stairwell and took it with them. It seems to be treated as Hallowed Ground.

A strange development happened today that may be nothing. Keep an eye on
Could be just a troublemaker or it could be something. As of now, nothing new to those who have been paying attention.

Finally if you are one of those people who see a connection between this mystery and the band Pink Floyd, I don't think you are alone.

Monday, September 24, 2007

paul is dead - the rotten apple 55 m

Same building - Different level. Welcome back after a longer than usual wait.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Paul Is Dead - The Rotten Apple 54

Just in case you are new to this, Iamaphoney is a gifted film maker. He can give you chills by the way he is telling this story. But, when Paul's voice slows down in this video and a few others it is not because he is stoned. The film editor is slowing it down in order to emphasize what is being said. Some of the people who commented on YouTube don't seem to know that.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Video: a lie adds up - don't nod

This is also credited to Lamaphoney, he fooled me with the lower case "L" that looked like an upper case "I." It has to be him under another alias.

Another rapid fire, too quick for the eyes and brain to process video. But there is something particularly chilling about this one when Helter Skelter kicks in. I didn't even catch this picture consciously the first time, but it must have been what bothered me anyway.

The Video Will Disappear ---- AGAIN

The 40-second video that vanished the other day called "He's Dead - You Are A Phoney" or another video that is very much like it appeared briefly today under the title "paul is dead - dogma:I am god."* It appeared this afternoon and was credited to "Iamaphoney" instead of one of his aliases. But it is gone now.

However, you can view the video at quarter-speed at the link below:

*That title may be incorrect. This is the closest I can remember.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

he´s dead - you are a phoney

Unfortunately the link below no longer works. I'm not sure what happened to it, but all we have of note from this YouTube user is this picture.

People are starting to make some strange comments on the Rotten Apple Series by Iamaphoney suggesting that he may be planning to start stalking Paul McCartney. I do not interpret any of his videos that way, but I hope that he soon clarifies what he means by the statement "He will disappear 12 11 2007"(That's the text message that flashes by quickly, in reverse during the first few seconds of paul is dead - the rotten apple 53 d)

The guy (or team) makes great videos with amazing music and has shown some very interesting insights into a conspiracy theory that has stalled several times over the last 40 years but refuses to die. If you want to join in the fun, buy Memory Almost Full and any of his other work that you get get your hands on, but leave the person that we know as Paul McCartney alone!

Original Post: If you didn't get the hint in a previous post, I think it's time for you to check this out.

Rotten Apple 53 d

11 9 Grief

Notice that he dated this video with the day before the month. That may be useful since there seems to be the following message: "He will disappear 12 11 2007"

This new video which alludes to the 9/11 tragedy is generating quite a few comments already.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

New Video - 2.9.08 ;acid mowings fonts - NOT

It was inevitable. We have a phoney phoney. Greatness does inspire imitation. The only similarity between this video and the real Rotten Apple Series is the substituting of an "L" for an "I" in the user identity.

I did post in a forum over the weekend that I suspected that this was a copycat video. After months of some of the best-edited videos on YouTube, I couldn't imagine Iamaphoney putting out something that consisted of three clips joined together with an unregistered shareware application.

I guess you can't blame people for wanting to join the Rotten Apple Army, it would just be nice for them to indicate that they are only doing a tribute or perhaps an audition.

This one was posted under the alias SonOfTheMagicklan

Thursday, September 6, 2007

New Video - The Tag

Yes, he's back. Another one that is outside the numbered series was posted under the alias "ROTTENAPPLEARMY" along with a couple other places on YouTube. This one features the longest version so far of the song, "He Was My Brother." If you have not already done so, record this and play it backwards. The song you eventually recognize will blow you away.

The lyrics (forward) are:

He feels sorry.
Leave me in this century walls;
So, unseen be missed.
Should ask for two left feet...
So that must be that I live, really live with me.
Please don't read the charge.
Who is the father of evil?
He was my brother.
I found no one other.
I sure miss Paul.
He was that evil
The worm was that evil.
He was such an actor.
Worm was sad.
Who is the father of evil? (repeats)

Thanks to byrdsmaniac for the transcription.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Another New YouTube Identity

Check out
It contains the latest video "The McCartney Years MY" (see last post) and this:

Joined: August 30, 2007
Last Login: 3 days ago
Videos Watched: 1Subscribers: 1
Channel Views: 24

the new DVD are due to release nov 9 2007
Name: Paul
Age: 65

Hometown: Liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
Occupation: Musician, Artist

Thursday, August 30, 2007

New Video - the mccartney years MY

This one appeared under the name JamesPauIMcCartney. Not much new ground in this one, but it does feature a nice mashup of Free Now and Liverpool Oratorio.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Video - paul is dead - the rotten apple 52 i

As if to answer my question, this compelling video appeared on Sunday night.

because the world is round

Friday, August 24, 2007

New Video - paul is dead - the rotten apple 51 a

"lady madonna on LOVE
put it backwards"

Please somebody tell me who the woman is. It is at least her second appearance. The best guess so far is Bettina Huebers, the woman who claimed she was Paul's daughter, but it doesn't look like any of the pictures I have seen of her. If you can confirm her identity, please comment.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Video - paul is dead - the rotten apple 49 y

Don't know why #49 came out after #50, but here it is. I think this is the longest one yet.

Some very unBeatle-like voices are joining in the chorus.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Quadruple Play - 4 New Videos!

paul is dead - the rotten apple 45 U

paul is dead - the rotten apple 46 A

And this one from the user identified as Rotten Apple Army
A Lie Adds Up - superstone (This video is no longer available)

paul is dead - the rotten apple 47 P

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Video: paul is dead - the rotten apple 44 L

After taking a week off (presumably to travel to England) Iamaphoney (or is it Iamiaphoney?)is back with a new video. What kind of resources does this guy have that he can travel around the world to film two-minute videos?

I hope to take a look back at some point to offer some footnotes to previous videos, but at this point there is too much happening in this mystery/game. I can barely keep up!

In other news, I was recently convinced that the YouTube user named "Formermedia" was another Iamaphoney alias. Check out and

There was plenty of evidence:
1) The location of Copenhagen, Denmark has been previously associated with Iamaphoney.
2) The site produces slick videos with a somewhat Beatlesque sound on some of the songs.
3) Both joined YouTube in June/July 2007 when Iamaphoney alias sites started popping up everywhere.

Speaking of alias sites, apparently is being inundated with Iamaphoney alias sites now as well. Check out this one and this one.

That's all for now. I have to go research Mahavatar Babaji and the pineal gland.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

apple star - just dont say anything

In my last post, I forgot to include good old MaIEvans

Joined: July 25, 2007
Abbey Tell Ale Kid
Age: 40
Country: Cuba

He's posted a Rotten Apple Video:

This is one of the more misleading Iamaphoney efforts, but it still sends chills down the spine.

Here's one more new identity on YouTube:

Joined: July 25, 2007
The King Of Cosmania will rise
Age: 40
Country: Cambodia

Did I say one? Here's another:

Joined: July 25, 2007
june 18 1942
Thrown Tribe
Age: 40
Country: Burkina Faso

Iamaphoney is hiding in plain sight

Live at Amoeba Records, LA

Posted under the name JamesPauIMcCartney, this appears to be the official Amoeba Records report, but about halfway through everything changes. We hear the voice of the "English Gentleman" whose monologue appeared on "a Lie Adds Up" posted by a BillShepherd. The voice of the man who does NOT sound like George Martin, is much higher in the mix on this new video. This is what he says:

Paul McCartney, world renowned musical genius, a trend-setting pop star of Beatle fame died in a car crash in 1966. For reasons both personal and professional, a concerted and clandestine campaign to divert attention from the matter was immediately undertaken. The facts surrounding McCartney's death were tightly guarded. Details were obsessively concealed or obscured to this day.

The truth was immediately buried in a frenzied, yet amazingly well coordinated subterfuge. For nearly 4 decades now our arcane secret has evaded full disclosure.
Through total commitment, we're a fraternal order, you see, we of the Beatle circuit, an Apostolic group of divergent, yet loyal personnel.

For me to break ranks shall be considered a betrayal of all that is sacrosanct. A true shock to those who know me best. Now, finally, I've made the decision to speak. The truth shall remain hidden no more. Here I present the treasure that so many people have steadfastly searched for.

These video postings are getting very confusing. The first video post under the user name JamesPauIMcCartney was a Lie Adds Up - son king 0911 281 F
( which was not the same as the video called, a Lie Adds Up - Blll Shepherd ( which was posted by user name BlllShepherd. And that might be different from a Lie Adds Up - son king ( which was posted by user name johnIennon.

It gets even more confusing because the same videos have been posted by other user names around YouTube and many contain cryptic comments like

Style: ---
Joined: July 25, 2007
I was born the 18 of june 1942
Age: 40
Country: Christmas Island

Joined: July 18, 2007
son of magickian is coming down fast
Age: 40
Country: United Arab Emirates

Joined: July 20, 2007
This is new channel first to be in public use 9 february 2008!
No Address reveal!
Enigma Flip
Name: Julian (representing John)
Country: Bermuda

Style: ---
Joined: July 18, 2007
This is new channel first to be in public use 9 february 2008!
No Address reveal!
Check out the official 'Nod Your Head' group JUST ADDED and join in as well!
Ask Sir Paul a question!
http://www memoryalmostfull com
Name: Paul
Age: 65
I am ready to go back in
Country: United Kingdom
Occupation: Musician, Artist

Joined: July 19, 2007
first to be official 9 february 2008
No Links to site before the revelation
Name: Richard
Country: Monaco

Joined: July 18, 2007
This is new channel first to be in public use 9 february 2008!
No Address reveal!
Age: 40
Country: France

Joined: January 12, 2007
apple star
he died in a carcrash by noon attack
Country: United States

Joined: July 20, 2007
This is new channel first to be in public use 9 february 2008!
No Address reveal!
Name: Olivia (representing George)
Country: Bermuda

Style: Biography
Joined: July 20, 2007
This is new channel first to be in public use 9 february 2008!
No Address reveal!
Name: Paul
We are ready for the revelation
Country: Bermuda

Yes, there are more, (see links in a previous post) but this gives you an idea that the Iamaphoney organization is all over YouTube. And for reasons I still don't understand, the PID community HATES HIM. I would think that they would have been hoping to play a game like this for 30 years, but the majority of the Paul Is Dead theorists seem to not even want to talk about these videos. Oh well.

One final tidbit is a video posted with a different M.O., but still essential. The song Saint Paul by Terry Knight is one of the most puzzling pieces in the whole puzzle. You can hear it in its entirety here, but I warn you that the not so subliminal message in the first few frames (the letters "I" and "M") have the mark of Iamaphoney. I suspect it is just a tribute, but who knows?

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Who is Seth?

Iamaphoney has not officially taken credit for it, but a video posted by someone called “neiIaspinall” on YouTube appears to have all the markings of our subject, down to the guy in the “CODE” car who has been appearing in most of the recent Rotten Apple offerings. The video “Ringo Song” implies that the song “Never Without You” by Ringo Starr was copied from a song by Seth Swirsky called “It’s Still Love.” Seth’s song, which appeared on his Instant Pleasure CD is catchy and sounds like it would be a good vehicle for Ringo, but it’s not the same song as “Never Without You.” While the arrangement is similar, and the vocal is a good Ringo imitation, every other aspect (chords, melody, lyrics) is different. We are not talking “My Sweet Lord” or “Come Together” here. I wouldn’t think this would be lawsuit material at all. I’m surprised that Seth Swirsky would allow this accusation to be out there on YouTube. Maybe he doesn’t know about it. I guess it’s possible that Seth is a fictitious person, but I doubt it. The image below is his website, but you can visit it yourself at

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Potential IAAP alias sites

Sites on YouTube that may be Iamaphoney.

paul is dead - The rotten apple 43

The latest IAAP video is here:


This blog was created to explore the videos posted by an individual on YouTube known as Iamaphony. Let me begin by saying that I am NOT Iamaphoney, but I am a fan of his work and I am fascinated by the game he is playing—if it is a game. The production values of these videos have increased significantly since they started. At this writing there have been 40-some videos posted by IAAP. It is difficult to give an exact number because it appears that IAAP has started creating several different YouTube accounts and some of his work has been appearing in different places under different names. I don’t know if IAAP is male or female, one person or many people. I don’t know what country IAAP comes from, but I have my suspicions. I’m sure that many of Paul’s fans are troubled by the content of the videos. The videos have created quite a bit of controversy in what is often called the Paul Is Dead Community. I didn’t realize that this “community” existed and I must admit that it has been a weird experience reading things that some of its members have to say. I created this blog to examine the issue of what it is that Iamaphoney is trying to communicate with these videos. I welcome the participation of other readers who can offer information on Iamaphoney’s activities and insights on the contents of his videos. I am a big fan of the man who calls himself Paul McCartney and I own just about everything that he and the other Beatles have ever done individually and collectively. My advice to readers of this blog would be for you to go out and purchase as much of the work of John, Paul, George and Ringo as you can find. You will love their contributions to music and you will find that IAAP’s videos make a lot more sense if you have everything. It may take me a while to get this blog organized, so please bear with me. Your comments are welcome.