Friday, February 18, 2011

The Beatles Book

Over the past few weeks, (when your rotten chronicler was going through a crisis of epic proportions) two new installments of the Rotten Apple subscription series arrived. The reduction in quantity is more than made up by the quality of these latest efforts, which focus on the Beatles Book monthly. Imagine a trippy, yet coherent themed Rotten Apple production and you'll have an idea of "TheStudyCloud - Beatles Book (1963 - 1969)" and "TheStudyCloud - BeatleMonthlyTwo."

Like many U.S. fans, my first knowledge of the Beatles Monthly was when some issues were shown on the White Album Poster.



The original Beatles Monthly was published from August 1963 through December 1969. Seeing those 1967-era Beatles faces on the covers was pretty exciting for those of us who wanted nothing to do with those girlie fan magazines where you had to look at pictures of Bobby Sherman and Dino, Desi and Billy before you would find a Beatle. The Monthly was endorsed by Brian Epstein and featured numerous articles credited to Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans.

The first video explores, among other things, the magazine's curious practice of putting fake mustaches on pictures of the fabs presumably to make earlier pictures appear to be from 1967. This topic has been researched quite well in the "Nothing Is Real" discussion group.



Presumably this deception on the part of the Beatles Book was a practical matter due to the Beatles' recent change of appearance and the shortage of contemporary pictures. In fact it doesn't seem significant at all really. I thought it was the dumbest thing in the world when Rotten Apple 12 featured "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" backwards. Although the words "It was a fake mustache" were more understandable than most of the backwards "clues," it didn't seem to have anything to do with the Paul Is Dead rumors.

To my knowledge, no one before Iamaphoney ever implied any significance to the "fake mustache." But then it occurred to me that maybe there is more to this fake mustache thing than meets the mouth. There was the brief moment in the promo for "A Day In the Life" when Paul appeared to really have a fake mustache.



And why would the Sgt. Pepper album include bonus cut-outs that included a fake mustache? And wasn't it weird that all four Beatles decided to sport mustaches at the very same time? That always seemed a bit juvenile to me.



The second video release three weeks later, consisted of a minute and a half of disconnected items from the pages of the Beatles Monthly. Beginning with pictures of the Beatles skiing doubles from "Help!" chronicled on the pages of the magazine and then moving into a weird little blurb about, of all things, the Twin Peppers.



The Twin Peppers were two copies of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album which supposedly contained special clues when synced together. This was a rather difficult thing to test. As the story goes, the "Twin Peppers" were found in the Berlin Suitcase allegedly dropped by the key character in the Rotten Apple Series, generally referred to these days as The Phoney Figure (TPF). Recordings of two scratched up copies of Sgt. Pepper were available for download for a while and purported to be the copies found in the Iamaphoney suitcase. Yeah, this sounded like a valuable way for me to spend my time. But I have to admit, that I was impressed to see that The famous Beatles Monthly reported that prior to the release of the album, two copies of it were stolen. So, if we can believe that two copies of the Sgt. Pepper album were created with special clues, and those very two copies of the Sgt. Pepper album were stolen prior to its release, and those very two copies ended up in the hands of Iamaphoney several decades later, and those very two copies were placed in a suitcase and left in Berlin, and those very two copies were found in that suitcase by someone who was familiar enough with the Rotten Apple series to report it to someone who was well schooled in all things Iamaphoney-related, and those very two copies were placed on the web for download, then yes, we have something here.



Then the video goes on to some Thelema images with an attempt to connect them with Arthur Dooley’s curious "Four Lads Who Shook The World" sculpture in Liverpool. This is made even more confusing when one reads the description of "TheStudyCloud - BeatleMonthlyTwo" as presented unlisted on YouTube. It says, "doubles, twin peppers and wings." Is Iamaphoney implying that there is a connection between Thelema, the "Four Lads That Shook The World" sculpture and Wings? I think he is.



Now, what does it mean?

5,000 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Mama Mia!

Mater said...

Come Home.

The Wrongoffer Eye said...

Carn Evil of Lie

Super Bowl said...

It is now much later.

Anonymous said...

carnivore of light

TPF said...

ART land

take the train to the plane said...

You getting enough light, Macca?

Anonymous said...

Macca's got the Shirley Temple vibe happening there.


lol

Anonymous said...

Synching The Twin Peppers is FUN!

Final Exam said...

I was just wondering, how long do you plan to study the cloud?

Anonymous said...

adventure time!

TPF said...

books

Alli Mc said...

Neil

Anonymous said...

# 73, imagine that!

The Twin Peppers, Synched said...

Somebody already did it.

Knight's Temple Are said...

Those two aren't cute enough.

Get the real version.

Anonymous said...

lol rapture occurs at 3:30

Anonymous said...

Today?

yea!

Rehearsal of Fortune said...

WE GOT SOUL!

Anonymous said...

We don't want your money, either.

El ToPi said...

The Reel Version

222 said...

The Fireman

BB King said...

Lucille, please come back where where you belong.

Anonymous said...

2 where!

Henny Penny said...

I loves me some Hunny Bunny!

Anonymous said...

Eater Sunday is here! yea!

Anonymous Diptard said...

The love child

Hey chicky baby said...

I ROLLED A STONEY!

Anonymous said...

I'm BAAAAck!

Anonymous said...

.Com. Home

Hi THERE! said...

What is this code? P is for Goodbye.

231 Comments said...

Of course you know what this means...

Every ladder said...

tower of babbling and screaming

There shall a star from Jacob come 4th said...

Who knew?!

Anonymous said...

Felix "the cat" Mendelssohn -
He reached into his MAGICK bag of tricks!

General Mills said...

Silly Felix! Trix are for kids!

A touch of ShMendelssohn said...

in the night

THE CODE! said...

All you need is TAPE!

Getting ready for Ishtar said...

hoppin down the bunny trail

Peeps said...

I'll be ROUND.

Every Bladder said...

leads to here!

And your bird is green said...

Cheap!

It's on his head said...

Billy says to tell the truth.

Justin Bieber shot!!! said...

one down....

Dr. McC..y said...

He's dead, Jim.

G.O.D. said...

I resemble that remark!

Blonde leading the Blind said...

Always worth a second look!

Ostara said...

Take time to be wholesome

MORE BLUE LINX ! said...

Aurora

Happy 44th Birthday Kurt Cobain said...

Courtney came with dresses (Yeah)

Bankers Parasiting said...

The first two minutes are hilarious

Christmas illumination said...

You'd better watch out!

The 1st one that's not a blue link said...

I hope you're having fun.

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows those were't real blue links.

Go vintage.

A doll's House said...

I bet you look HOT in stripes.


lol

Anonymous said...

Mother and child reunion.

Anonymous said...

Hey, remember when Macca was waving around that blue mask on streaming video?

Now, THAT is a true classic.

Anonymous said...

So awesome!

Anonymous said...

Fireman!

Anonymous said...

This is really taking a ridiculous amount of time.

he, himself, and eye said...

I certainly hope that when next year's BAFTA winners are announced, Sir Paul will be on hand to award the prize to iamaphoney!

Anonymous said...

Next year? No one's waiting for next year.

I already got my BAFTA on the red carpet.

GOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL said...

We wouldn't win the poll as the most satanic band.


My, How times change!


Same as it ever was.

Anonymous said...

TWIN by TWIN

Anonymous said...

Four lads shook the World.

Anonymous said...

it's happening again !

Black white green red said...

Can I take my friend to bed ?
Pink brown yellow orange and blue
I love you

All together now

it's happening again ! said...

this just never gets old!

Flaming Pimento said...

If the sun don't come you can have sandwich.

Arnold Palmer said...

The #1 Sandwich of Masters!

Augusta Wind said...

Complete with winner's Green Jacket!

Anonymous said...

Everybody fire!

C Moon said...

Delicious on a croissant!

C Moon said...

The inverse L7 law.

I am the One said...

Gonna dance on the floor in the round.

Moe Mentos said...

Complete with winner's Green Jacket!

Anonymous said...

It's all covered, pal. Let's go home.

Home Coming said...

Covered by what?

Anonymous said...

The blue cloth covers everything.

Anonymous said...

The Ark was covered with a veil, a badger skin and a blue cloth. The rules haven't changed much.

What's in a Name? said...

The blue cloth covers everything.

Meles Meles said...

Sir Robert Peel: Badger Skin
lol

Girl Scout Cookies Suck! said...

Well, that's out of my system now.

Anonymous said...

keep shootin,' Tex.

still sucks.

By the way, Macca really has gone about a decade too long on the vocal chords. He was frighteningly awful on SNL. I'm a huge fan but it's time he retired before he makes himself look totally foolish. No magick or PTB can help him on this one.

Kermit said...

Well he can sing the frog chorus 'til he croaks.

Anonymous said...

Girl Scout Cookies Suck!

Have you tried the Tafultongs?

Gulf bottom still oily, dead said...

So much for the frogs.


That report is at odds with a recent report by the BP spill compensation czar that said nearly all will be well by 2012.

Arron Swaffar said...

it's just two or three dudes spamming it up. Iameye, Miles, and Aaron. Maybe a bible thumper in there, too.

Not me my friend, and you spelt my name wrong.

Encore! said...

This was impressive as hell.
I got an athsma attack just watching it!
(A little smoke in the McCartney eye, wouldn't you say?)

Fire in the Sky said...

Just Imagine what it would be like in real life!

Anonymous said...

Your best friend always sticking up for you.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that’s the secret formula, huh?

follow the bluebird said...

Ride on the white wind
High over the sand

toiling slave said...

Where she waits, she waits for me
Across the broken sea
From the sea
From the sea

From across the endless sea

Anonymous said...

Up on the hill,
They've got time to burn.

Anonymous said...

come Home

Anonymous said...

Macca said he would follow the bluebird. Apollo said he would follow the sun. They are talking about the same thing, kiddies.

In the end you will know.

Anonymous said...

Read and white, blue suede shoes, I'm Uncle Sam, how do you do?

Gimme five, I'm still alive, ain't no luck, I learned to duck.

Check my pulse, it don't change. Stay seventy-two come shine or rain.

Wave the flag, pop the bag, rock the boat, skin the goat.

meanwhile, back in Liverpool said...

Only blue skies above and below!

(in the fine print said...

"lead US Back to you, oh Lord
that we may be restored!"

(in the fine print said...

"lead US Back to you, oh Lord
that we may be restored!"

(in the fine print) said...

"lead US Back to you, oh Lord
that we may be restored!"

Anonymous said...

oh, triple jinx! how lucky!

Anonymous said...

^^^


303

Check my pulse said...

Warmer than the sun, cooler than the air. Really.

Anonymous said...

Angels smiling
Don't stop running
Silent lover
Silent lover
Don't stop running
Don't stop running
Don't stop running
Don't stop running
Don't stop running
Don't stop running
Don't stop running
Don't stop running
Don't stop running
Don't stop running now

Anonymous said...

THE CODE! said...
All you need is TAPE!



yes, tape the words together and you'll see the whole message. Use clear tape, tough, so you can see better.

This Swan said...

Are you going to finish that ballet anytime soon Macca?

'Cus there's people out there waiting.

Super stone said...

Where are all the people that were cheering? Where did they go?

images of seventh heaven said...

Superstone/ Cave in Dish

Anonymous said...

and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

Anonymous said...

312

Anonymous said...

^ [Unassigned]

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should really start thinking about getting some insurance at this point. In triplicate.

Anonymous said...

We gots all kinds of insurance available, really.

Anonymous said...

But we mostly specialize in Life and Death insurance.

So don't be late!

Anonymous said...

Ring me up, Macca, and sue me.

Anonymous said...

The King is speaking. Listen.

One Night in Bangkok said...

makes me feel humble!

We got Power said...

It is Time to Come Home.

321 said...

Blast off!

Anonymous said...

How can you have any dessert if you don't eat your veggies?

Anonymous said...

Arron,

I appreciate the philosophy and the fact that you are looking around for answers. If you look into it enough, however, you will realize your basic statements are trendy as of the past 2 decades or so, otherwise known as the New Age religion.

It's a quasi-scientific-religious mix of quantum physics (misinterpreted) and a touch of Eastern whatever, probably closest to Buddhism although there are usually shades of Hinduism.

Nothing wrong with that, however, it's never a bad thing to keep in mind that just because certain religious ideas develop by cribbing from the current scientific view of the universe, it doesn't make them true or valid.

Baby Loves His Mother said...

We got Power said...
It is Time to Come Home.


It is Time Home to Come.

Budvessel said...

That Virgin Mary is hung like a Unicorn.

Lovely Piper Rita said...

How about you getting your ass home on Sunday, in the Park?

Peppermint Os

The Cloud said...

Lie Nucks.

Rockin' John said...

Playing a scene from the third act.

Anonymous said...

we wonder when bluelink will come to the realization that he has utterly wasted his time.

more than a year (maybe two?) of 24-7 bluelinks, puns, and lame references to Macca's solo work (which is lame in and of itself).

we realize the need for attention, but it's attention you haven't gotten, other than virtually all seven of us telling you we don't care.

Anonymous said...

Macca said he would follow the bluebird. Apollo said he would follow the sun. They are talking about the same thing, kiddies.

In the end you will know

Macca never said he'd follow the bluebird. Apollo is a mythological character and they aren't the same thing, even though someone about two years ago on this very blog jokingly came up with Beatle-themed "bird" and "wings" clues to show how lame you all are. He also predicted some lamo-o would then point to them as real clues. Now even Phoney has jumped on the "wings" bandwagon.

prophecy fulfilled!

Anonymous said...

it's quite funny when you realize the satire on the series has now become the basis of the series.

it is now more than ever a satire of itself. Although it always was.

Anonymous said...

this is what happens when a bunch of young semi-Beatle fans and NWO believers commence "esoteric" research.

Anonymous said...

mustaches and Beatle's Monthly.

some deep stuff going on I can see.

Anonymous said...

follow the mustache's!

the secret to everything lies with the mustache's!

I promise, you won't be wasting your time following the mustache's.

well, not any more time than you've already wasted.

count me in (Gary Lewis Carrol) said...

other than virtually all seven of us telling you we don't care.

,I care!

Anonymous said...

mustaches, Alice in Wonderland, and backward songs.

always a safe bet

♫♫ Gary ♫♫ said...

And if I'm not first on your list
Count me BLUElink!

All seven of us! said...

We Love You, Beatles, Oh Yes We Do!
TheBeatleScruffs

(Look at the foot of Abby's bed for the eye at 00:50!)

Anonymous said...

I prefer Josephine's "Eyes Wide Shut" mask.

Please, Please Me (1963) said...

by The Typhoons ;-P

But the vocals are better than the Fab 4's or even
The Pepperpots!

Anonymous said...

pssst!

hey, MIT grads! Skip the mathematics and logic. If you want to know where the REAL action is, listen to Paul McCartney's solo albums, especially his legendary lyrics (e.g. "My name is Morse Moose and I'm calling you").

you won't be sorry.

Anonymous said...

I've spent the past two years thinking about that mustache.

I even cut out the Pepper mustache and measured it for sacred geometrical clues.

my friends think I'm wasting my time with all this mustache investigating, what with my magnifying glass and mirrors and other detective stuff.

I know it seems pointless but somehow it makes me feel alive.

there are stupider ways to spend one's time than researching mustaches and old copies of Beatle's Monthly.

maybe only two or three stupider ways, but probably not more than that.

Anonymous said...

Morse Moose

The Walrus and Alice Alice

Anonymous said...

there are stupider ways to spend one's time than researching mustaches and old copies of Beatle's Monthly.

maybe only two or three stupider ways, but probably not more than that.

I just checked and, unfortunately dude, turns out there aren't any stupider ways to spend your time.

Even bluelinking comes up one notch above mustache investigations.

Anonymous said...

there are stupider ways to spend one's time than researching mustaches and old copies of Beatle's Monthly.

maybe only two or three stupider ways, but probably not more than that.


Probably the stupidest of those stupider ways would be worrying about how other people spend their stupid time.

Anonymous said...

Probably the stupidest of those stupider ways would be worrying about how other people spend their stupid time.

I suppose if they were worrying. But no, studying mustaches and Beatle records is indeed the stupidest way to spend one's time. And bluelinking.

Anonymous said...

hmm, well we've established that three three stupidest ways to spend one's time are

1. putting thought into Beatle mustaches.
2. bluelinking
3. worrying about people who do 1 and 2.

that pretty much covers everything here.

Mrs. Ensign's Orfan said...

Three Acts

Paul Buried Me said...

in the backyard with a shovel!

Anonymous said...

Taf said:

"And why would the Sgt. Pepper album include bonus cut-outs that included a fake mustache? And wasn't it weird that all four Beatles decided to sport mustaches at the very same time?"

I can see we're getting into the tough unanswered questions these days.

Now it can be told said...

The reason they put on fake mustaches was so no one would notice they were all girls!

Anonymous said...

fake mustaches are the new Yenz

C+C Music Factory said...

Paul Buried Me said...
in the backyard with a shovel!


Upon being asked to produce an album with McCartney, Godrich admitted: "My initial reaction was one of terror, not only because it's a very important person, but I really wasn't sure how willing he would be to get his hands dirty."

Anonymous said...

I am not bluelink. there is no bluelink. there is only sad. sad because she will not talk to me. she won't even look at me. she likes someone else. I am not bluelink.

Anonymous said...

I follow the bluebird
I follow the wise

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/travelling_light_lyrics_fireman_the.html
All about Fireman The: http://www.musictory.com/music/Fireman+The

Anonymous said...

oh no i just realized my life has been wasted listening to sound and looking at light shit fuck hell thank god i am only 13 and have the hole rest of it to spend in dark silence

strawber said...

strawberry oceans ships forest

Anonymous said...

exactly, and don't forget, Apollo was a very, very, very, VERY good friend of yours.

really

lucy with a k said...

The play comes in three acts.

Anonymous said...

C'mon, let's just go Home already, huh?

Anonymous said...

lucy with a k said...
The play comes in three acts.


You should be so Lucy.

Anonymous said...

Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.

Anonymous said...

I don’t mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain.

Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be Loved.

She will be LOVE.

Anonymous said...

Make a donation. Today.

Anonymous said...

catch her, in the eye.

Anonymous said...

666

Anonymous said...

From the tribe of Levi, to carry the ark.

Like a Paul-bearer.

Lucy in Disguise with Mustache said...

there's some splainin' needing to be done

Anonymous said...

In Revelation 7:1-8 Levi is among the tribes who are promised the Seal of God for 12,000 of their members.


Hey Adam, where's that fan club?

seal of god said...

and she's a Mormon!

Kon Tyche said...

Thor Heyer Heyer Heyer, dahl

Home suite Home? said...

No way!

Anonymous said...

Can somebody PLEASE POST a copy of TWIN PEPPERS!!!!!!!!! I'll host it if somebody will get a copy I can post.

TocCATa and Fugue said...

Will Nora the cat do?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0zgQAp7EYw

Anonymous said...

bluelink, you're so passe now.

MUSTACHES!

Anonymous said...

Can somebody PLEASE POST a copy of TWIN PEPPERS!!!!!!!!! I'll host it if somebody will get a copy I can post.'

why? everybody's already heard it, no one cares. Duh. If it was legit, dude, trust me, if would have at least made the tenth page of BEATLES MONTHLY!

stick with mustaches, people. Don't get off plot here.

it's all about cut out mustaches.

Mean Mister Mustache said...

I found out you are using the word 'mustache' on this blog; prepare to be sued.

Oh all right then.... said...

Mustaches it is, then.

Anonymous said...

I've found someone to suck my toes! YES!!

Michelle Bachmann said...

I am bluelink.

Anonymous said...

pimples are delicious!

Anonymous said...

what about the 5th letter in the beatles monthly book? there are only four. cliffhanger ahhhhh

Anonymous said...

"wasn't it weird that all four Beatles decided to sport mustaches at the very same time?"

incredibly weird. But not as weird as the fact that they decided to wear Sgt Pepper suits (all four of them) at the VERY SAME TIME!!!!!

I think we're finally onto something here.

and from 1964-1966 can someone tell me why ALL FOUR Beatles wore matching suits and Cuban boots on stage?!?!?!?

something VERY fishy going on.

Anonymous said...

you guys are getting me to thinking here.

I mean, did anyone ever wonder why ALL FOUR guys used the EXACT same name (The Beatles) to refer to themselves at the SAME TIME?!?!? And did you notice that in their movies and records and photos that ALL FOUR are in them. . .AT THE SAME TIME?!?!?!?!

it's almost as if they were putting on an act of some kind.

Anonymous said...

it's almost as if they were putting on an act of some kind.

OMG you're right. That's the answer!

they were putting on an ACT! It's fake, like wrestling!

they were actually just four dudes but they were pretending to be a single entity (THE BEATLES) and THAT'S why they wore the same clothes and were always seen together on stage at the same time!

how could we have been so naive?

it was all an act!

well, I for one fell for it.

bravo, "Beatles" hahahaha. God you guys were clever.

Anonymous said...

can someone tell me why ALL FOUR Beatles wore matching suits and Cuban boots on stage?!?!?!?

Because they were Commie infiltrators sent to corrupt the youth of America!
And now look!
The youth are totally corrupt!
Foorp!

Fidel said...

Ha! Ha!

Anonymous said...

ALL TO GET HER, NOW!!

Diles Meo said...

rumor

Miley Deo said...

rumour

Anonymous said...

My feelings?

Unclue Albert said...

A pike is a lucy; that's a pie clue, see?

Anonymous said...

We're so easily called away.

Anonymous said...

read the signs

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LeDjWTg_y7g/TV7ykPOz9mI/AAAAAAAADCU/lS-0VhDV0wI/s1600/ladsshook.jpg

Anonymous said...

does iamaphoney gives away all of suitcases? sorry if soft english.

Anonymous said...

does berlin suitcase has twin peppers?

Anonymous said...

i notice berlin was city split and cern is on border of two country. does maybe sign of twin pepper for the suitcases?

Anonymous said...

but now is berlin city in sync and cern is to sync particles for collide so are sings of syncing twin peppers?

Anonymous said...

does iamaphoney gives away all of suitcases?

yes, they are free

Anonymous said...

but now is berlin city in sync and cern is to sync particles for collide so are sings of syncing twin peppers?


The twin peppers are synching as we speak.

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