stargods wrote:Does this look like a guy that wants to tour.stargods wrote:Maybe the original one and only Paul was killed and the Beatles now had to work with and accept an ego driven clone. I like to observe the psychology of it all. They are totally at odds with "Paul" in Let it Be. And what about the Paul that lived on his farm wanting nothing to do with the world at all? I read where he threw a bucket of water on the reporters from Life. In exchange for their silence, he allowed them to take a few pictures. Maybe Real Paul bugged out and left the band? Maybe the real Paul never left his farm?
Do you know any history behind this video? I'm finding it hard to believe that reporters could have gotten that close. There doesn't seem to be any security, that is, not that we can see. And Paul looks very strange, especially at 28 seconds, although the video is not that clear. But it is his behaviour that seems strange as well. He seems to act dopey, like he's posing for the cameras. The bit I can make it, it looks a lot like the bushy eyed Paul, with a small face. It almost looks like a variation on the chance encounter with the 1968 big foot sighting caught on camera. Quite comical.
As for the LIFE magazine interview, I read the same thing. Reporters are supposed to have surprised him on his farm, so he got in his car, drove over, got out and dumped water over one of the reporters. Or so the story goes. I believe the video as well as the 'surprise' LIFE magazine interview, were staged events.
What's really weird about all of this is, there does seem to be quite a lot of evidence to support the fact that there were at least 3, maybe 4 Pauls. I agree with you about something big happening in 1966. But it's just too easy to believe it is related to PID. We may be looking in the wrong direction. But the book does offer some intriguing possibilities regarding the songwriting. Having to go back several years to find bits of songs to piece together, to make a coherent album, Sgt. Pepper, does offer some interesting possibilities. Somehow, the Beatles' songwriting abilities broke down within a period of several months; so much so, that they missed their usual routine, of putting out a new album to cash in on Christmas sales.
There are other strange factors too, like Lennon not being able to hit high notes in 1964, but then hitting even higher notes in 1968, and sustaining them. One could argue studio tricks, but that doesn't wash, since you can clearly hear him hitting those same high notes, in concerts he did in the 1970s.