The Magical Mystery Tour Blu-Ray/DVD release has produced a couple revelations. Paul McCartney is at it again. Despite the fact that there is no hint of any kind in Magical Mystery Tour that the walrus mask is being worn by anyone but John, we have Paul suggesting in the Director's commentary that he and John switched off wearing the walrus mask just to mess with people. This of course does not make any sense. As I said, no one has ever suggested that Paul was wearing the mask in the Magical Mystery Tour film. John did have a song on the next album with the lyric, "Here's another clue for you all, the walrus is Paul," but who thought that meant that Paul was the walrus in the film?
There is no doubt that Paul has enjoyed his association with the walrus since then. He even made the silly suggestion that it is him in the walrus costume on George's video for "When We Was Fab."
One thing that has always given me the creeps is the similarity of the Magical Mystery Tour animal costumes to this chilling scene in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining."
This of course is a well known stretch unless you consider that the cover of the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album was strategically placed in a scene of another Kubrick film, "A Clockwork Orange."
So you can imagine my shock, horror and delight when I found out that the aerial scene footage that accompanies the song "Flying" in Magical Mystery Tour was leftover footage from Stanley Kubrick's movie "Dr. Strangelove."
Can you see a resemblance? Ask Dennis O'Dell.
And I see that Grandfather Aleister is overdue for his next video because of Hurricane Sandy ("S" and "Y"). Glad to see him back. Keep an eye on GFA's current YouTube Channel.
David Frost did another interview with Sir Paul for Al Jazeera. I wonder what Grandfather will make of this:
Oh yes, and Iamaphoney is back and hot as ever musically.