Perhaps the thing that we have learned in the past 24 hours is that you don't mess with Iamaphoney.
In a decidedly weird chapter in the Iamaphoney saga, we have a new song that might be by the person or organization or splinter group (not Bill Elliott and Rob Purvis -- I don't think so anyway) that we call Iamaphoney. We also have gotten a few new videos from those referred to as Wannabees (I wish we could come up with a name for them that is less disparaging).
It was a day like any other...I had posted an article here and was enjoying the comments as they rolled in. But suddenly there came three consecutive cryptic anonymous comments.
the singer paul chose
August 20, 2008 8:56 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
when we where young - south america
August 20, 2008 8:57 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
It turned out that "J0HN0N0LENN0N" was a YouTube identity. I was working in the real world at the time, but apparently MikeNL was right on top of it.
Then we got a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex7-sH0_uk8
But, by the time most people had found it, the video, which I believe was called "Revelation #1" was privatized.
The user description was still up. It said, "G, I'm going to reveal it all right here and there is nothing you can do about it. You shouldn't have told Him.
According to the information on the "J0HN0N0LENN0N" YouTube page, the "Revelation #1" video was viewed three times before it became inaccessible.
Another video on the "J0HN0N0LENN0N" YouTube page, featuring a new song "when we were young - south america" was still available at this point.
The style of the song seemed to be similar to "The Beau" and the supporting information was just as cryptic regarding the identity of the artist. The singer did sound similar to tracks we have heard by Iamaphoney.
More cryptic comments followed with the implication being that this person or group was breaking away from Iamaphoney and producing their own 9-Part revelation in the next 24 hours.
Then a funny thing happened. "J0HN0N0LENN0N" claimed that he had been threatened about copyright infringement on his YouTube page.
This was the message posted on the"J0HN0N0LENN0N" channel:
THIS IS FUNNY. I HAVE ONLY POSTED 2 VIDEOS AND 4 HOURS AFTER I RECEIVE THIS:
By using the page identity http://www.youtube.com/user..., you are giving the misleading impression to fans that these videos are being posted and hosted by John Lennon and The Beatles.
You have hijacked not only John's identity and copyrighted videos, but have also re-edited them.
John Lennon has not sanctioned you to use his name and/or copyrighted materials.
As much as we support freedom of speech and fan support, we cannot accept misleading impersonation, identity & copyright theft and fraud, and request your assistance in a rapid resolution of this matter by immediate deletion of this account.
I doubt that there were many who perceived this as an official warning.
It was shortly after this marvelous setup that "J0HN0N0LENN0N" vanished from the face of the earth (well, at least from the face of YouTube).
I guess it was around that point that I was informed that I was the starting Right Wing for Iamaphoney's soccer football team. Then I became very confused and was informed that my name was part of the revelation. I waited by the phone fully expecting someone to call and tell me that I am not a real person, but a character in a Kurt Vonnegut novel. At that moment I realized that I had to fold laundry, if for no other reason, just to prove that I was alive.
Special thanks to MikeNL for giving us some hints about his interpretation of these crazy events and for keeping the song, "When We Were Young" available.
Here are the new video links from other characters inspired by Iamaphoney:
Perfect Pitch from JohnCharles2007
I AM NOT - WHAT I SEEM from MilesDeo
11 - I am not what I seem from footnotebot
Paul is Dead - 3 - Eleanor Rigby from iamawitch
In more interesting news:
No date for the new Fireman release yet.
Still no date for the "Love" DVD.
The deal for Paul McCartney to do a concert in Israel has apparently fallen through.
Several sources have reported that Paul wants Nancy to come with him on tour. I hope that means that a full tour really is in the works.
To J0HN0N0LENN0N, 65if2007 and any others have crossed Iamaphoney: Hope you are happy and well! May God bless...