Saturday, January 17, 2009
New Video - Rotten Apple 73
The centerpiece of Iamaphoney's latest effort is a Magickal statement Paul McCartney made to Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone. In the interview clip, which is readily available on the Rolling Stone website, Paul says:
"There is such a thing as magic, and the Beatles were magic. It depends on what you believe life is. Life is an energy field, a bunch of molecules. And these particular molecules formed to make these four guys, who then formed into this band called the Beatles and did all that work."
He goes on to say, "It's something that must be thought of as Magick with a 'k'."
You have to give Iamaphoney credit for jumping on something that fits the story. It appears that the Iamaphoney was informed of the clip's existence by someone who has been following the Rotten Apple Series. A commenter here wrote:
"I'm the one who informed iamaphoney about the magick with a k statement. I can prove it was in Rolling Stone."
Realistically, you do not have to be a disciple of Aleister Crowley to make a statement like the one Paul made. In fact, the word "Magick" with a "k" is very much integrated into popular language. Paul could have been thinking of the best selling book called "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho when he made that statement.
"The Alchemist" is an uplifting story about a young man who discovers that when you strive for something, the universe will conspire to help you achieve it. I hope that I can believe that without being a disciple of Aleister Crowley because I do and I'm not. There are meaningful coincidences in the world. Talk about coincidence, I referred to that very concept from that very book just the other day with a reader of this very blog.
The bottom line is that I highly recommend the Paulo Coelho book and the music of Paul McCartney. But at the same time, I continue to recommend the Rotten Apple series by Iamaphoney.
Rotten Apple 28 said, "X-Wings member Denny Laine claims that Paul were [sic] heavily into the occult and Aleister Crowley."
"Is Paul McCartney a disciple of Aleister Crowley? I have never been able to find any quote by Denny Laine that claims Paul was "heavily into Crowley." Laine is credited for providing some dirt on McCartney to Geoffrey Giuliano (see related piece) for the book "Blackbird," but there was no mention of Aleister Crowley. Former McCartney publicist Geoff Baker says that there is no way that Paul McCartney could have been a Crowley disciple during his 29 year marriage to Linda. Baker added that "The Pope is likely to be more into Crowley than Linda."