The two people who have been considered the Peter and John of Iamaphoney disciples both uploaded new videos in the past week or so. Jude, the one who traveled to Mexico City a couple years ago for the sole purpose of trying to cross paths with our hero, has now become an Iamaphoney satirist under the moniker 36EdujYeh. Like all of Jude's videos, Rotten Apple Training Series Vol. 1: How To Be a Phoney is well-conceived and worth watching. I think it blows the lid off of something or other. At least that is what the video under his other identity RockXLight promised with The Revelation. I guess Jude now has the dubious distinction of being the only Iamaphoney lid blower who failed to reach some sort of settlement immediately before blowing off the said lid. Sorry Jude, but you made fun of Iamaphoney and that goes against my religion, so N0 BL0G M3NTIONS F0R J00. But Jude's frequent partner in crime (well, discussion groups) MikeyNL1038 has taken an entirely different path paying tribute to Iamaphoney with a cover of "Harmless Game." It is a nice clean recording and well worth checking out by fans of Iamaphoney or those who like to hear songs created by playing other songs backwards.
Shaggily, I believe that "Harmless Game" is an accurate way to describe the Iamaphoney phenomenon that has been enjoyed by many people including myself. Aside from a couple bumps in the road, I have always felt that the Rotten Apple videos have been delivered in the same spirit as the Beatles' Harmless Game that was centered around the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
For those of you who don't believe that Jarvtronics of Nothing Is Real is on the correct path to solving the Beatles mystery, consider that both Lewis Carroll and Edgar Allan Poe played harmless games in their art. "Alice In Wonderland" was a game of cards.
"Through the Looking Glass" was a game of Chess.
"The Gold Bug" was a treasure hunt and cypher game.
Look at the way Paul aligned himself with Poe in the video for "Band On The Run" in the McCartney Years.
The video also has a shot of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band plus Brian Epstein between two pillars just like the High Priestess Tarot Card. Note the contrasting colors of the two pillars.
Just as Carroll kept referring back to his work hoping that people would "get it," all four of the Beatles have continued to refer back to Sgt. Pepper throughout their careers. (See previous post)
The Beatles must have been big fans of Alice.
Iamaphoney knows they were big fans of Alice. Apollo C. Vermouth knew it too.
Yes, that's Ringo as the Mock Turtle in the 1985 production of Alice.
Jarv has found a great deal of significance in Paul's song "C Moon." Paul has revisited that song many times in his live concerts over the years. He even made a special radio commercial to promote it when it was released as part of double A-side single in 1972 with "Hi Hi Hi." [Incidentally, isn't there something magical about repeating a word several times----Just like in "Through the Looking Glass" when the Queen said with her voice rising each time "'Much be-etter! Be-etter! Be-e-e-etter! Be-e-ehh!'" or was that the Beatles' song "Getting Better" or was it "Hey Jude"? Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!]
Paul not only played the song C Moon frequently, he also explained it frequently. L7 was from the song "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs and it means SQUARE. Chess Boards are made up of lots of squares. Ringo learned to play chess during the making of Sgt. Pepper. Indeed he did. C Moon is the opposite of the square L7. Opposites are what you see through a looking glass or through the ties that plasticine porters wear.
There is a chess piece that moves in the shape of an "L" called the Knight. George Harrison makes the shape of an "L" on the back of Sgt. Pepper.
The chess piece called the knight looks like a horse. George's record label looked like a Dark Horse.
As Jarv pointed out, George even did a parody of the Sgt. Pepper cover for his Apple album "Dark Horse" even going as far as to feature Babaji, who is also on the cover of Pepper.
Yoko Ono prefers to play with white pieces.
Did you notice the game board on "Band On The Run" from the McCartney Years?
Yeah, it's a game all right.
And by the way, what the hell is this?