Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Love Code Contest
Back in July of 2007, Iamaphoney told us in Rotten Apple 40 that he had cracked the "Love Code."
A quick search of the web indicates that there is precious little information anywhere about the implied "Love Code" contest.
The "Love Code" was mentioned in an article on therockradio.com web site. The typo in the headline doesn't do much for its credibility, but it seems to be a real site.
This particular article is cited in the Wikipedia entry for "Love." However, Iamaphoney has messed with Wikipedia in the past.
That's about all we know regarding the "Love Code." You can find several references to the Love Code Contest on the web, but all of them seem to reference the same source. I could not find any corroboration for the George Martin interview in which he is supposed to have mentioned the contest.
One YouTubiligation was so frustrated by this that he put out this plea:
It has been a year and we are no closer to knowing anything about the existence of the Love Code. The shelf life of a contest like this is always rather limited, so there is a remote possibility that it did exist at some point or that George Martin did say something to that effect in an interview. But if it did exist at all, it did not seem to have much impact in promoting the "Love" CD.
If there is a code, George and Giles Martin are the ones who would hold the key. Giles Martin has a MySpace site. Giles Martin is also on the friends list of this guy on MySpace:
I wonder if he told Giles that he cracked the code.