The Beatles = Magic

I remember reading an interview with King Buzzo from the Melvins where he says
“Never trust anybody that says they don’t like the Beatles. If they say they don’t like the Beatles, that’s how you know they are a fucking idiot.”

It’s pretty true, the Beatles do kick ass. I was born in 1990 so I kinda missed the whole thing but most of what I listen to I find retrospectively anyways.

So let’s begin… I Am the Walrus

Now there’s many layers to this song, some were saying that it was fueling the rumour Paul McCartney was dead.

Eric Burdon (of the Animals) claims he’s the Eggman after a morning when he was cooking breakfast naked except for socks and his girlfriend Sylvia cracked an egg onto his stomach and then preformed Jamaican fellatio tricks.

My connection to this song is that I didn’t know who ‘I’ was and I told Dan. Well, of course Dan knew who I was and he reply “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.” That definitely answered my question.

i-am-the-walrus

Now for a bit of fun, here’s Jim Carrey singing I Am the Walrus with the help of George Martin. That’s pretty good…

Here’s the Flaming Lips doing I Am the Walrus (thanks to Dan’s magic investigative skills)

Now, let’s move onto Helter Skelter.
Helter Skelter comes from an old English adverb meaning ‘in confused, disorderly haste’.

Helter Sketler is a ride, a Beatles song, and was also picked up by Charles Manson to describe the sequence of events that would
come about when the apocalyptic race war would take place.

Manson said the Beatles White Album (the album with Helter Skelter) was containing hidden messages to his band of travelers predicting the upcoming apocalyptic race war, where the black militants would kill off the remaining whites and the Manson clan who appear out of the underground hideaways and rule as the only remaining whites, because well, apparently the blacks wouldn’t be able to run the U.S. of A and would need drugged up hippies to take charge.

I find the Manson murders one of the most interesting aspects of history in the last hundred years or so because of the synchronicity that took place between Manson, the Beatles, and Rosemary’s Baby. Synchronicity is as prominent as gravity, you just have to see it.
[More can be read here: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/rosemarys_baby_the_white_album_and_the_manson_murders_conspiracy]

This is a Paul McCartney written song, this is what he said about it:
“Umm, that came about just ’cause I’d read a review of a record which said, ‘and this group really got us wild, there’s echo on everything, they’re screaming their heads off.’ And I just remember thinking, ‘Oh, it’d be great to do one. Pity they’ve done it. Must be great — really screaming record.’ And then I heard their record and it was quite straight, and it was very sort of sophisticated. It wasn’t rough and screaming and tape echo at all. So I thought, ‘Oh well, we’ll do one like that, then.’ And I had this song called “Helter Skelter,” which is just a ridiculous song. So we did it like that, ‘cuz I like noise.”

This is what John Lennon said about it:
“That’s Paul completely… It has nothing to do with anything, and least of all to do with me.”

Alright, just to finish off, Tomorrow Never Knows.
The last acid trip I had kicked in when I was laying on my bed rolling around staring at a window sill and Revolver was just coming to an end. Cliche I know, but fun none the less.
We all really should listen to the colours of our dreams.