The Rotten Apple series has produced a bundle of imitators, but none as enduring and endearing as YouKnowMyName231. People were shouting the praises of this Iamaphoney alternative since his videos started appearing in late 2007. Despite the similarity of subject matter, viewers of the YouKnowMyName231 videos were commenting on their uplifting quality at the same time that Iamaphoney was being characterized as a satanist, Manson follower, Crowley disciple, serial killer groupie, and pyromaniac.
Then in August of 2008, YouKnowMyName231's fake identity merged with JohnCharles2007's fake identity.
JohnCharles2007 was the name of a frequent commenter on the Rotten Apple series. His comments were often critical, but always insightful and challenging. The comments stopped after the release of the 6:32 epic video Revelation (part 1) #21.
It is likely that the name "JohnCharles" was inspired by the birth certificate of John Lennon's first son, although it is extremely unlikely that the real person behind the JohnCharles persona is Julian Lennon. Despite his annoying habit of deleting and revising his videos, I consider myself a fan of his work. And I have an inkling that if I were to construct a list of people with whom I would like to sit down for a few beers and conversation, you-know-who would be on that list, as would many of the others featured (sometimes by more than one alias) in the Revelation (part 1) #21 video.
YouKnowMyName231 has just released an extended and re-edited version of the video Revelation #3 (Understudy). He has done some things on this one to help his viewers connect the dots.
There is a great new clip on YouTube that falls neatly into the "I don't get it, so it must be evil" category. Check out Paul and Stella McCartney by heyricky.
I found the link on the AbbeyRd Beatles News Page. The clip is from the BBC special "Stella's Story," directed by Geoff Wonfor. More information can be found in Steve Marinucci's Examiner piece. Incidentally the soundtrack of this clip first appeared as a bonus track on a collection called "Medium Rare."
There is also a new slide show with the usual forward and backwards soundtrack from sunssoul: Writing on the Wall.
UPDATE: Bread & Circus: Episode 7 by breadandcircusfilms