Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj3RwJ4-mak

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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms/2007/artists/paulmccartney/
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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KkVKz6rU2c


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.

BRAZIL IS WAITING FOR YOU, PAUL MCCARTNEY

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 you...you 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 joking...love 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 - http://www.showbizspy.com/2007/10/27/paul-mccartney-scared-by-stalker/

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAGDumXWBwY

Well the beginning of that "Official" video reminded of something Iamaphoney did a couple months ago on Rotten Apple #37i
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09zP8w8R7g8

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj3RwJ4-mak

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.

L.I.L.Y.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Another New Video - Rotten Apple 60 n

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osokARmzFBk
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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xED03f2gJ90

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PtK8Ezr-DI

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

MlCHAELJACKSON
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
Website: http://michaeljackson.com


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.

KUClNICH2008
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.
Sincerely,
Dennis
Imagine Peace - Not War.
Join the revelation.
Its Time!
Name: dennis
City: cleveland
Hometown: cleveland
Country: United States
Website: http://dennis4president.com


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:

seanIennon
Joined: July 25, 2007
Last Login: 1 day ago
Videos Watched: 2Subscribers: 0
Channel Views: 45
IMAGINE PEACE
Country: Cook Islands
Website: http://seanlennon.com


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:

JuIianLennon
Joined: July 18, 2007
Last Login: 1 day ago
Videos Watched: 6Subscribers: 0
Channel Views: 278
IMAGINE PEACE
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

Hmmmmmmmm

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.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Ic6P6x2rlk

Imagine Peace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JmHVdLy2Gc

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Martin_Jr.

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 http://www.youtube.com/APAULCORPSE
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.