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.