Saturday, October 10, 2009

Freaking With Russ Gibb

One month after Rotten Apple #77 alluded to the birth of the Paul Is Dead rumor in Detroit, Michigan, an article called "Paul Is Dead" rumor fascinates, 40 years after it took off locally" has been published on annarbor.com.



The author, Will Stewart, interviewed former WKNR in Detroit Disc Jockey Russ Gibb, who was featured in RA #77 saying, "There is one piece of information that somebody gave me in London about this whole story that, I'm not sure that it's key, but it certainly is important." Gibb said this in the film "Who Buried Paul McCartney?"



Gibb disappointed me in the article by using the word "flipped" instead of "freaked" but nevertheless his first experience in hearing "Revelation 9" backwards had a lasting impression on him.

Like many people, Gibb suspects the Beatles were in fact the cause of the Paul Is Dead rumors in the first place by intentionally putting clues in their songs.

The article did however contain one surprise. Gibb claimed that Paul McCartney himself sent word that he wanted to meet with him several years ago during a tour stop in Detroit. Amazingly, Gibb declined the invitation.

Happy belated birthday to John Lennon. October 9 passed by rather quietly this year, but I suspect there are revelations just beyond the horizon.



John Pic was borrowed from the Beatle Photo Blog.

159 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me first!

Anonymous said...

I hope you're having fun

Anonymous said...

"The article did however contain one surprise. Gibb claimed that Paul McCartney himself sent word that he wanted to meet with him several years ago during a tour stop in Detroit. Amazingly, Gibb declined the invitation."

what a dweeb! or maybe macca was gunna pop him one in the nose!

amazed with you said...

No! He declined to make a reservation for the invitation!

Anonymous said...

Taf! (hugs hugs) We thought you waz dead!

Tafultong said...

Anonymous said...

Taf! (hugs hugs) We thought you waz dead!

Hugs right back to you!

As Above, BYOB said...

It's a party!

Anonymous said...

superb

olimpicus said...

a Happy B-day to John!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Taf! No revelations on the horizon, but we missed you talking about revelations on the horizon.

Anonymous said...

So where's the Right Album bootleg?

MikeNL said...

Anonymous said...
So where's the Right Album bootleg?

October 10, 2009 3:19 PM


on my PC.

Anonymous said...

Blogger MikeNL said...

Anonymous said...
So where's the Right Album bootleg?
October 10, 2009 3:19 PM

on my PC.

October 10, 2009 3:44 PM



So when is going to be on my PC?

/also...I though you rocked an Apple computer?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Taf!

Anonymous said...

Anyone ask Russ Gibb if he likes being misquoted in a Youtube video without his permission?

Some Anonymous person sent an email to him last month...

WHAT HAPPENED?!???!

next level said...

Blogger MikeNL said...
on my PC.
October 10, 2009 3:44 PM



So when is going to be on my PC?
October 10, 2009 4:26 PM




SOON

Anonymous said...

"Gibb claimed that Paul McCartney himself sent word that he wanted to meet with him several years ago during a tour stop in Detroit. Amazingly, Gibb declined the invitation."



Why wouldn't he meet with him?

Maybe he DID meet with SOMEONE.. ONLY IT WASN'T PAUL MCCARTNEY!

Anonymous said...

SOON

October 10, 2009 4:32 PM




oh brother....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anyone ask Russ Gibb if he likes being misquoted in a Youtube video without his permission?

Some Anonymous person sent an email to him last month...

WHAT HAPPENED?!???!

October 10, 2009 4:31 PM





Russ Gibb declined to meet with the email.

Anonymous said...

So when is going to be on my PC?

/also...I though you rocked an Apple computer?

October 10, 2009 4:26 PM



PC stands for "Personal Computer"
of which an Apple is!

Anonymous said...

Russ Gibb declined to meet with the email.

October 10, 2009 4:42 PM



Why would he do that????

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Russ Gibb declined to meet with the email.

October 10, 2009 4:42 PM



Russ Gibb does not have a PC....

Anonymous said...

http://www.russgibbatrandom.com/contact.php



is this his email?

Anonymous said...

Blogger MikeNL said..

on my PC.
October 10, 2009 3:44 PM


So when is going to be on my PC?





prolly never with an attitude like that mister....
How about asking nicely!
You never learn manners in your parents basement?

Anonymous said...

http://www.russgibbatrandom.com/contact.php


is this his email?

October 10, 2009 4:47 PM


WRONG RUSS GIBB! No wonder you never heard back from him

Anonymous said...

PC stands for "Personal Computer"
of which an Apple is!

October 10, 2009 4:43 PM


a pc in the u.s is a windows computer, an apple is always portrayed as a hip dude, and a pc is always portrayed as a nerd... in the commercials

Anonymous said...

Russ Gibb doesn't know what You Tube is

bud-bud wiser said...

crack 'er open fer christmas; it's a pepper mint, dublin yer pleasure, dublin yer fun.

cider for the inciders. corks for the inciters. me? i'm just a bottle.

;)

Iamanuttercracker said...

How many freaking days till Xmas? I got blue balls!!!

Nerd said...

a pc in the u.s is a windows computer

True. For whatever reason, a pc (personal computer) means one operationg on windows, in the US.
Apple computers are not considered PCs. Why? I don't know.
I think it was an easy way to reference which computer system was being addressed in the nerd literature, and it just stuck.
apple vs pc
as opposed to having to say: DEll, Emachines, Hewlett-Packer, etc.

Anonymous said...

Russ Gibb dissed McCartney's invite, and where did that leave him ?

With a bloody PC and YouTube illiterate! See !

Carlos Dee Mencia said...

Ding! Fries ready!

Anonymous said...

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Many, many years ago when the Earth was still quite new, there was a beautiful butterfly who lost her mate in battle. To show her grief, she took off her beautiful wings and wrapped herself in a drab cocoon. In her sadness, she could not eat and she could not sleep and her relatives kept coming to her lodge to see if she was okay.

Of course she wasn't, but she didn't want to be a burden on her people so she packed up her wings and her medicine bundle and took off on a long journey. She wandered about for many days and months, until finally she had gone all around the world.

On her journey she kept her eyes downcast and stepped on each stone she came to as she crossed fields and creeks and streams. Finally, one day as she was looking down, she happened to notice the stone beneath her feet, and it was so beautiful that it healed her sorrow.

She then cast aside her cocoon, shook the dust from her wings, and donned them once more. She was so happy she began to dance to give thanks for another chance to begin her life anew. Then she went home and told The People about her long journey and how it had healed her.

To this day,The People dance this dance as an expression of renewal, and to give thanks for new seasons, new life, and new beginnings.

Anonymous said...

34

Anonymous said...

35 and a third

Little Black Sambo said...

shoshoney phoney baloney

Anonymous said...

The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the Pie.

cup of tea said...

but the kettle's on the boil!

Anonymous said...

The butterfly effect.

Anonymous said...

THE BIG 4 0

Anonymous said...

Huh. In this alternate world of PID, a world where people chat incessantly about old Beatle cartoon clips and Egyptian symbols as though they have some PID relevance, it is most telling that no one wants to address the pertinent info in the article Taf posted. You see, the PID phenomenon will never get more press than recently, because it is the anniversary, and this means that this little blurb Taf posted is pretty much the pinnacle of PID related news. And yet not a mention of Iamaphoney. More important, La Bour said he perpetrated clues (including the car crash concept) to demonstrate how people foolishly read into things. He thought the whole enterprise was funny. No one wants to discuss that of course. Gibb thinks the Beatles put in some clues deliberately to boost album sales. Sure doesn't think Paul actually died. There you have it. No mystery at all. Just people looking for and finding whatever clues they subjectively believe fit the premise. That's why no further evidence ever comes forward. There isn't any. But "Shoes" was a cool mix and I do like the editing.

Good night, sleep tight PID world.

Don't waste too much more of your lives on it, though. All you'll end up with is fewer moments to spend on yourselves.

Miles Denton Oliver said...

I am.

Miles Denton Oliver said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in
Nothing to say but what a day how's your boy been
Nothing to do it's up to you
I've got nothing to say but it's O.K.

It's all good, it's all good, it's all good.

Anonymous said...

So at NIR they posted the Russ Gibb interview. ANd even though Gibb and LaBour both made extremely clear that Paul is not Dead, and that, in fact, both contributed to what they say was a rumor or deliberate hoax, the desperate NIR folk have to cling to one sentence, when Gibb said of McCartney "He's already with the immortals anyway," as if this is a wink wink about his being dead. Duh. He means that Paul is a legendary immortal recording artist because his music will live on after his death. He is with the immortals, and one probably could have said that about him in 1966 as well. Folks, when you can't even accept what the principal parties themselves say about PID, you are delusional. Would you prefer someone take their statements out of context to make it look as though they believe PID? Would that make you feel better about your losing battle?
At least accept what they say and then hypothesize that the Illuminati paid them to say it; anything. But stop with this "aha, he didn't really mean what he said" b.s. that only zealots cling to when their beliefs have been shattered. It's stubborn, juvenile and embarrassing.

MikeNL said...

Anonymous said...
So at NIR they posted the Russ Gibb interview. ANd even though Gibb and LaBour both made extremely clear that Paul is not Dead, and that, in fact, both contributed to what they say was a rumor or deliberate hoax, the desperate NIR folk have to cling to one sentence, when Gibb said of McCartney "He's already with the immortals anyway," as if this is a wink wink about his being dead. Duh. He means that Paul is a legendary immortal recording artist because his music will live on after his death. He is with the immortals, and one probably could have said that about him in 1966 as well. Folks, when you can't even accept what the principal parties themselves say about PID, you are delusional. Would you prefer someone take their statements out of context to make it look as though they believe PID? Would that make you feel better about your losing battle?
At least accept what they say and then hypothesize that the Illuminati paid them to say it; anything. But stop with this "aha, he didn't really mean what he said" b.s. that only zealots cling to when their beliefs have been shattered. It's stubborn, juvenile and embarrassing.

October 11, 2009 12:18 AM

AHA!
you aren't really saying what you are saying, am i right?

Walt Disney said...

At least accept what they say and then hypothesize that the Illuminati paid them to say it; anything. .......It's stubborn, juvenile and embarrassing


We didn't pay anybody anything! Now stick my head back in the freezer!

Anonymous said...

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head.

Anonymous said...

49ers!

Anonymous said...

Harmles game an english game hm-hm-m gave me luck some real and, know, we felt in ussssss

Anonymous said...

Care to expound on that?

Carnival of Light said...

Bla bla bla

MikeNL said...

Bill Shepherd - there are seven levels
Bill Gates - no one will need more than 737 kb on a personal computer.

Jack Shepherd - i'm lost in the w00ds.
Jack Daniels - drink me

William FriedPotato - eat me
William Campbell - i am a phony!

Glen Garry Glenn Ross Campbell said...

Where's my invitation?

Richard de Clare said...

Arch: Ian d' Ruse

KOIN said...

I declare! Three shillings!

Anonymous said...

Liverpool!!!

Deuteronomy said...

foreign florin

When I'm 64 said...

Hear, O Israel: Hero is real.

Anonymous said...

O Really?

Anonymous said...

Your mother should know. She ma, after all. She so ma!

Anonymous said...

Ma's stocking the cubboards.

Anonymous said...

Just got myself the Iamaphoney DVD. High quality hoaxing! Any reviews yet?

The Ferus Gallery said...

It's puree of Huntz Ketchup in the War Hall; next day, down goes Marilyn.

Ring my Bells and bust my Bermans!

Anonymous said...

Blogger MikeNL said..

on my PC.
October 10, 2009 3:44 PM


So when is going to be on my PC?





prolly never with an attitude like that mister....
How about asking nicely!



Mike, would you please upload the Right Album Bootleg? Thanks.

get your kicks said...

66

Captain Pepper said...

An eye view from the bridge.

what a long strange trip said...

68!

Anonymous said...

Mike, would you please upload the Right Album Bootleg? Thanks.

October 11, 2009 10:15 AM


Yes Mike, I second that.
Could you please make the Right Album available? Thank you

Luke 10:1 said...

After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also...

Helena Handbasket said...

Where is the Holy Grail now and who owned it last time?

Why would what is assumed to be a pot have importance? The words were a code, which as the Da Vinci Code movies portray to be the body of the wife of Jesus. It in fact is neither of those things, but was a code nonetheless. Irrelevant to your life in this active and challenging time! Have you nothing more important to do with your time and energy?

Dicktard Eclair said...

Vera: Nicker Lodge

73 said...

that was really lame

Anonymous said...

Taf said....Happy belated birthday to John Lennon. October 9 passed by rather quietly this year, but I suspect there are revelations just beyond the horizon.

Taf you'll just have to go on waiting. If you haven't wised up by now then there's no hope for you. Might as well just wait for your inheritance money from that bank in Nigeria while you're at it.

Beyond the Blue Horizon said...

exciting stuff dead ahead!

Anonymous said...

Semper ubi sub ubi. On your head.

Uncle Fessed 'Er said...

beyond the blue
whore eyes on lies
a wry sing song

Strawberry Fields said...

In an episode of "Frasier," the father finds the phrase "Semper ubi sub ubi" carved into the hearth in a mountain cabin the family rents, and Niles explains it to him.

MikeNL said...

Anonymous said...
Mike, would you please upload the Right Album Bootleg? Thanks.

October 11, 2009 10:15 AM


Yes Mike, I second that.
Could you please make the Right Album available? Thank you

October 11, 2009 12:35 PM

right album BOOTLEG.

and no.

Anonymous said...

Mikes hands be TIED AND TRUE!

Anonymous said...

THAT BOOTLEG COME WITH A SHOE?

Anonymous said...

Moon Dag's child has learned to tie? Woof!

Anonymous said...

"No revelations on the horizon, but we missed you talking about revelations on the horizon."


lololololololoooooooooooooooooooooo

Third Man said...

Sucker Sucker
You are Mike and E-girl

Anonymous said...

Last warning? Two minutes?

does that Help?

Anonymous said...

Goody two shoes

Anonymous said...

First time last timer: what a skankey crew we got here!

Anonymous said...

Dang You! H8ters.! Always ruining a good thing!

Anonymous said...

The tent people have left the building.....

cue the wheelchairs....

Jughead Jones III said...

Hiram Lodge? Arch Key? Moose Mason?

Crazy Willie Jim said...

Forsooth! Mister Jones!

Mr Zzzzz said...

You raise up your head
And you ask, "Is this where it is?"
And somebody points to you and says
"It's his"
And you say, "What's mine?"
And somebody else says, "Where what is?"
And you say, "Oh my God
Am I here all alone?"

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?

Freaky Bible Guy said...

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

o0 said...

Mega DEaTHS

closer said...

ninety 5

Anonymous said...

96

Anonymous said...

97

98 said...

98

99 44/100% Pure" said...

what more do you really really want?

Everybody else said...

100% OR FUCKING NOTHING

100% = 1 said...

seeing is denying

LOL said...

101

Anonymous said...

one oh THREE

LeBron See Boobie said...

le bra: it's a boobie underwear
libra: it's a boobie under-weigher

Fert A Lizer said...

bullocks?

skipping thru the fire said...

You think anyone's gonna make heads or tails of this someday?

Anonymous said...

LIKE A HOG'S HEAD? OF REAL FIRE?

wont's really happen

Anonymous said...

skip! Skip!

Doubting Thomas said...

where is our conductor?

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow is A.C.'s birthday. Happy birthday, ye olde beastie.

Isis said...

The universe appears and disappears every four-quadrillionths of a second.

Anonymous said...

http://stateofaffairs.info/archive/moonchild-aleister-crowley/

Annum Big Ram said...

99 44/100% Pure" said...
what more do you really really want?


the square of 777 1/6

minus the square of 1/6

divided by mdY

is one cent

over and over and over

six millenia will pass

before the next Annum Big Ram

"ate thou sand? oh, wait!"

what does it mean?

not a gee dee thing

Jackin' Jill said...

poppin' fresh dough...

(mastering the anointment is all in the 'rist)

Miss Manners said...

Blogger MikeNL said...

Yes Mike, I second that.
Could you please make the Right Album available? Thank you
October 11, 2009 12:35 PM

right album BOOTLEG.

and no.

October 11, 2009 4:50 PM



PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP???????????

Starr Time said...

An important portent for the Poe lease? B Sirius Dog!

Timekeeper Jughead Jones, III

Time Copper said...

too much spring

Jack Dawkins said...

Quack

Eight Smile said...

cross words
cross my heart
what's in a name?

Balls in your Court said...

Today was National Coming Out Day in the United States; as expected, nothing came out.

United Forsythe said...

Another mystery is the meaning of the "S" on his sweatshirt, which has still not been revealed to this day, though many stories have come close.

? and the Mysterians said...

I'm crying.

Annum Big Ram Anagram said...

see how easy it is to make nonsense?

gfinn said...

by the way, what about RA76 review?

Anonymous said...

Liverpool 8

Anonymous said...

Liverpool 4

Anonymous said...

LIVERPOOL #1

Anonymous said...

Live R Pool

Anonymous said...

Warmer than the sun, cooler than the air

Sign of the Dove said...

Happy Columbus Day!

Anonymous said...

131

Anonymous said...

132

Anonymous said...

133

kiss the cook said...

Required to have a BBQ today?

Ahem! said...

звезды на небе есть всегда,
даже тогда, когда
облака загораживают их ночью,
а солнце ослепляет нас днем.

AKA

Today's The Day!
by Like More Wizards

Ask yourself...... said...

how did mike "bootleg" the right album???

Where fools Russian said...

"stars before the sky exist always, even when clouds enclose them at night, and the sun dazzles us in the daytime."

If the shoes fits said...

wear it

Nothing to fear is real itself said...

why do they always throw in the monster movies?

In a tree by a brook said...

Defending Your Life

Anonymous said...

141

fasten * said...

Defending your Liver Pool!

fasten * said...

Defending your Liver Pool!

Anonymous said...

Jinx!

what time is it? said...

1:45

Anonymous said...

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Thomas Dewy said...

The Satellite Of Love
MW7

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWaS00015zY

more unreleased nutters footage from the game of five's guy

iamarastaphonian said...

Tek de neegle an sow de piece of clawt.
Dat eye fell in dat peenywally mansion!

Iamafinneganyphoney said...

wake up!

seven said...

did someone say UP?

123456 said...

hey, your next, UP!

let's go!

John BSocash said...

Eye fell in-to a burning ring of fire.

secret alphabet said...

Well, the clock says its time to close now
I guess Id better go now
Id really like to stay here all night
The cars crawl past all stuffed with eyes
Street lights share their hollow glow
Your brain seems bruised with numb surprise
Still one place to go
Still one place to go

Big Blow said...

Sign of the Dove said...
Happy Columbus Day!


Freda People

L 28if E said...

just a cake walk

Jeff Leland said...

Is that John Lennon or Robert Plant?

Icy Dead People said...

I see Norman Mailer.

No Phoney said...

all good things