Thursday, November 11, 2010

What if...

I used the term "Historical Fiction" or something like that a while back when describing my take on Iamaphoney and the Rotten Apple Series. There is something different about the Beatles artistic output that in my view puts them way above all of the others. Stanley Milgram, the psychologist suggested that the reason the "Paul Is Dead" rumor became so prominent was because the Beatles output had the rare combination of ambiguity and social importance. Others like the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd came close, but none had fueled imaginations of obsessed fans as much as the Beatles.

I think of the Beatles as the Rock and Roll equivalent of Stanley Kubrick. There is so much beauty in the work, the fans become part of the game by being the interpreters. I believe that in both cases, Kubrick and the Beatles (collectively and individually) played along by intentionally providing "clues" to make their art a two-way interactive process. That's why Beatle albums and Kubrick films get better and better with time. In Iamaphoney terminology, I believe it is a shaggily harmless game that will continue long after the principles and their first generation fans are gone. The art is that good.

This is the situation in which Iamaphoney (and several others) emerged. And like the artists themselves, these interpreters continue to play the game and take the art in new directions. I believe the artists themselves find the game amusing as the interpreters develop all kinds of theories based on the trinkets and puzzles found in the art. I just don't think you can play this game with any other artists of this generation as well as you can with the Beatles and Kubrick. Hell, you can even connect the two of them if you want.

So the Iamaphoney scenario is one of the better ones to emerge out of this. The thing that makes him so compelling is that he is an artist himself, or at least he had the ability to form a company of artists, of which many of us may be a part of one day. And the thing that is great about it is the fact that, although highly unlikely, there is at least a ghost of a chance that some of this could be true. I'm not talking about Paul being the devil, which I believe is an "interpretation" of Iamaphoney's art anyway.

But what if Iamaphoney was a guy who became obsessed with finding out the truth about the "Paul Is Dead" rumor? And what if he was able to raise enough money and resources to travel the globe? And what if he actually did find the missing diary of Mal Evans? And what if he found a person who did actually know the truth? Like this guy...



What if...

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

what if you fucking paid attention to the fucking revelation?

HOW ABOUT THAT?

Anonymous said...

v I just don't think you can play this game with any other artists of this generation as well as you can with the Beatles and Kubrick.

then you obviously didn't know the game actually had an actual ending.

So I'll break it to ya. It does.

Anonymous said...

And what if he found a person who did actually know the truth?

I never met this person.

Anonymous said...

I believe it is a shaggily harmless game that will continue long after the principles and their first generation fans are gone.


then you are horribly wrong in that assumption, Tafulong.

spiritus mundo said...

And the thing that is great about it is the fact that, although highly unlikely, there is at least a ghost of a chance that some of this could be true.

oh, it's HIGHLY LIKELY

THE PUPPET MASTER said...

he had the ability to form a company of artists, of which many of us may be a part of one day.

and when would that day be? "HE" is HIGHLY bored waiting

Anonymous said...

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stomping the grapes said...

This is the situation in which Iamaphoney (and several others) emerged.


and where are they now? hiding their faces from the bread and butter?
those days a LONG GONE.



many thanks go to many people, but now we enter phase TWO and that is a fact, mac.

do you hear me? and you listening?

I'll say it again:

GRAVEY TRAIN OVER

MAKE THE CHANGES

IT IS NOW OR NEVER

Anonymous said...

REALLY.

Anonymous said...

Wednesday 10th November - River Plate Stadium, Argentina

1. Venus and Mars / Rockshow
2. Jet
3. All My Loving
4. Letting Go
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Highway
7. Let Me Roll It
8. The Long And Winding Road
9. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
10. Let ‘Em In
11. My Love
12. I’m Looking Through You
13. Two Of Us
14. Blackbird
15. Here Today
16. Dance Tonight
17. Mrs Vandebilt
18. Eleanor Rigby
19. Something
20. Sing The Changes
21. Band On The Run
22. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
23. Back In The USSR
24. I’ve Got A Feeling
25. Paperback Writer
26. A Day In The Life / Give Peace A Chance
27. Let It Be
28. Live And Let Die
29. Hey Jude

Encore
30. Day Tripper
31. Lady Madonna
32. Get Back

Second Encore
33. Yesterday
34. Helter Skelter
35. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / The End

LOVE/CODE said...

And what if he was able to raise enough money and resources to travel the globe? And what if he actually did find the missing diary of Mal Evans? And what if he found a person who did actually know the truth? Like this guy...

And what if he won the secret contest?
And what if the sun refused to shine?
ANd what if all the hippies cut their hair?
And what if 6 was 9?

Yeah! What if?

Anonymous said...

is that the Euroblur guy taf?

do we really think that he really knows the truth?

I'm not shure said...

Has the revelAtion been revelated?

I'm not Macca said...

You say you want a revelAton?

Anonymous said...

its eurodude all right, you can tell by the filename.... eurodude...

what is that guy's accent anyways?

euro-speech-impediment-dude

Anonymous said...

euro-speech-impediment-dude

November 11, 2010 7:48 PM



this blog is racist!

Anonymous said...

do we really think that he really knows the truth?

How could you doubt it, oh ye of little faith?

Here's what he said about it:

dnehiocne,slv hnfdkjho twehos noghe!

Plain as the nose on a smiley face!

the sphinx said...

What if Lamaphoney solved the riddle of the Kubrick's Rube, and it was Stephen King?

Mick Daggerz said...

Yeah,it's about time that someone pointed out that the Stones were dressed as Munchkins on the cover of They're satanic magickians Ozfest.

Spy vs Spy said...

-... -.-- .--. .-. --- .... .. .- ...

the grateful dead said...

And the thing that is great about it is the fact that, although highly unlikely, there is at least a ghost

or even a skeleton in the closet!

Getting it ready for you! said...

any damn place we choose!

Anonymous said...

what if you fucking paid attention to the fucking revelation?
HOW ABOUT THAT?

Chill out, teeny lucifer!
Maybe we would have if it were presented coherently.

Anonymous said...

What if you had a blog that was populated by 3 jokesters, 2 people from the Iamaphoney camp, 2 or 3 old Phoney fans who don't know where they stand, 3 people who see this all as hooey and 1 angry believer who leaves 20 comments a day. WHAT IF?

Anonymous said...

"And what if he was able to raise enough money and resources to travel the globe?"

You mean that trip to the west coast 3 years ago? Yeah...like no one ever does that!

Anonymous said...

At least we now know what Tafultong's favorite Marvel title was.

See you at Comicon!

3rd old phoney fan who doesn't know where he stands said...

I know Paul is alive, I just don't know if he's out to get me in a way which would benefit me, a way God wants.

same guy said...

That would sound so insane to me if I weren't insane.

Anonymous said...

*Ultimately

Anonymous said...

so the phoney grew up on you some schizophrenia?
god, u should be fucking proud!

Anonymous said...

Oh, come now.

Really.

Proud.



Really.



Now.

Anonymous said...

you know there are some institutions that can help you out ;)

Tad Hamilton said...

Come on.



That's not what was meant by insane, if it were it would have been said differently.



And pride aside, I really do deserve some commendation.

Anonymous said...

thats what was meant by ";)"
anyway.
commendation? like what?

tad said...

That's me joking too.

All I want is for someone to honestly explain Paul to me, and not in the way that's been so far.

And I barely even want that anymore.

Because clearly people here get it.

Anonymous said...

hhaha well count me out of those who know it

Anonymous said...

Consider yourself lucky, then.

It's the people that "know" who are getting counted out
for delaaaay of game.

Anonymous said...

You know the words.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, very good, Tafultong!
Like it!
and what if the people who obviously doesnt like this blog disappeared,
wouldnt THAT be nice????

Anonymous said...

the big 40

I can has cheezeburgers said...

I doesn't like it.

news item said...

Acne causes suicide.

I'm in CODE and always will be said...

We stand together or we all go down together. It's not rocket science.

Acne said...

ask Euroblur guy

the kodex frogaquarius said...

sink or swim

Anonymous said...

You say it, but you won't DO IT?

WHY?

Anonymous said...

Whether you live as a couple or on your own, this wonderful day will bring you plenty of happiness.

Anonymous said...

I doesn't like it.


No, I doesn't. I's getting pissed about the apathy from people who should know better by now.

listen to the music said...

Sans suitcase. Help make ends meet. PLEASE.

Anonymous said...

This Book belongs to................

Anonymous said...

me

Anonymous said...

Whether you live as a couple or on your own, this wonderful day will bring you plenty of happiness.



prove it

Still Pro Bono said...

Maybe I should start charging a fee. Maybe that will work. It's the only language you seem to understand.

Anonymous said...

Why is the euro dude conducting the interview in a reclining position? Is he lame?

belongs to...belongs to... said...

And what if he was able to raise enough money and resources to travel the globe?


That's exactly what "he" did. That is also not rocket science to figure out. Maybe now would be a good time to reread the journals, huh?

for whom the bell scrolls said...

Ever the knight in shining armour, Paul immediately sprung into action, grabbed the woman next to him and threw her out of the way,

Threw her out of the way? Not much of a Super Hero in my book. He should have picked her up and carried her back home to the Bat Cave, and then a little lunch at the Plaza would have been a LOT better.

Anonymous said...

...and they could have invited a lotta lotta guests to celebrate their near death experience. At the Plaza. King Cake would be involved, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead, have an Epiphany.

art imitates life said...

That cat in photo over Euroblur has some pretty sharp claws.

what if....

Anonymous said...

At last...Beatles were/are satan followers ?...Paul is dead ? or alive? ....

NOTHING HAS BEEN REVEALED

FRAUDE

Sorcha Faul said...

Paul was crossing the road at traffic lights on London’s hectic Oxford Street when he spotted a bicycle courier heading towards him at high speed. Paul immediately sprung into action, grabbed a woman next to him and threw her in the way, ensuring he was narrowly missed; the crazed cyclist hitting her instead.

Anonymous said...

That "guy" is Emilio Lari.

Anonymous said...

Amazingly, the haters still hang out on every post Taf presents. If they sincerely think all of this is rubbish, then what is the point of their rants?

Being a part of this, in a small way, tells me this saga will go on long after we are dead and buried, even a hundred years later.

Emilio_Lari said...

That "guy" is Emilio Lari.

Emilio Lari is an Italian born movie stills photographer.

Emilio started his career by bluffing his way on to the set of Richard Lester’s A Hard Day's Night in 1964. On set, the crew and actors happened to be waiting for a photographer from L’European magazine and welcomed Lari accordingly. Emilio happily played the role until he was exposed when the official photographer arrived. However, his talent and friendly approach led to an invitation to the filming of Help! in 1965.

Anonymous said...

Euroblur is Mikey's uncle, hence the Holland accent.

the Beatles-as-Satan thing is not explicit in RA, but Paul-as-Magickian is, hello? Nothing to "interpret" here, Taf, it's all pretty straightforward and aligns with what "Bill" used to say when he posted at NIR, that Paul was a Thelemite blah blah. You sort of dishonor the series by pretending it's supposed to be historical fiction when clearly the dudes fell for the classic conspiracy theory including the Manson thing hook, line, and sinker.

you persist in fanning the flames, Taf, with this diplomatic stance, attempting to exonerate Phoney with "what if's" and teasing the believers.

well one can always cop out and say "what if?"

and if those what if's aren't true,
then what's up with that?

if the truth comes out that these dudes believed what they were saying and they were wrong, will you make a definitive statement?

I don't think you will.

Anonymous said...

The Euroblur Abides
(I swear it's TRUE!)

Anonymous said...

SoEVIL EURoT

Anonymous said...

Emilio started his career by bluffing his way on to the set of Richard Lester’s A Hard Day's Night in 1964. On set, the crew and actors happened to be waiting for a photographer from L’European magazine and welcomed Lari accordingly. Emilio happily played the role until he was exposed.

how fitting that the Beatles stalker/hoaxer winds up working with Phoney.

Anonymous said...

Who's the phoney?

Anonymous said...

so euroblur is this photographer dude. hmm they probably met him at a Beatle convention, interviewed him, and then edited everything out of context per usual.

eye van von said...

and what if the beatles' art was great and IAAP or whom the f-ever's art was pedestrian and not worth two hearings v?

Anonymous said...

yeah I think the vast majority of people who watched all or part of RA were more interested in the editing rather than any goofy "message."

editing wins, content loses

Anonymous said...

so euroblur is this photographer dude. hmm they probably met him at a Beatle convention, interviewed him, and then edited everything out of context per usual.

Yes, that totally would explain why there's photos of the RA guys dancing naked with him in some forest. Totally.

Unruly Bastard said...

Check out these newer videos posted just yesterday on youtube.com on August 30 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Beacon1966

Anonymous said...

4926 more comments and we can shut this thread down too, and then move on to the next one, and in so doing


SEAL UP THIS SECRET FOREVER.

It has to be contained.

Once all the blog entries are shut down, no one will be able to comment on iamaphoney anymore and the world will be safe.

THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE DEC 2012 OR ALL IS LOST.


If even one single post is unfilled, the secret words and phrases will be uttered that will have the most dire consequences

you know this is true, do what you can, POST OFTEN AND BLOCK THE MAGICK