Obituary Birthday: 1967

John Lennon eating spaghettiIt hit me like a ton of bricks the other day when I listened to the title song from The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour. I suddenly understood what the Beatles were doing with that song, album, and movie.

Chris was placed in the trap in 1967, at age 14, shortly after he got his first electric guitar (and LPB1, an early Electro Harmonx distortion pedal), and about the time he was sent to the Christian boarding school, Canyonville Bible Acadamy. Ray Shelton, who had transferred from Hollywood High, was 16 years old.

Walt Grace, desperately hating his old place
Dreamed to discover a new space and buried himself alive
Inside his basement
The tongue on the side of his face meant
He’s working away on displacement
And what it would take to survive…

John Mayer – Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967 (released 5/22/2012)

I find myself vacillating from sheer horror, to complete disgust, to a state of blank detachment. We are talking about a very young teenager now. 14. A child.

Magical Mystery Tour costumes
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Number 9 Geometry

Gaelic sun disc
Gaelic sun disc
CIRCLE = 360° = 9
03-sided polygon angles always add up to 180° = 9
Triangle total is half of a circle.
04-sided polygon angles always add up to 360° = 9
4-sided polygon is equal to a circle.
05-sided polygon angles always add up to 540° = 9
06-sided polygon angles always add up to 720° = 9
6 Lovers card 720
07-sided polygon angles always add up to 900° = 9
7 Chariot card 900
VIII - Tarot Strength08-sided polygon angles always add up to 1080° = 9
8 Strength card 1080
09-sided polygon angles always add up to 1260° = 9
10-sided polygon angles always add up to 1440° = 9
11-sided polygon angles always add up to 1620° = 9
12-sided polygon angles always add up to 1800° = 9
12 Hanged Man card 1800
13-sided polygon angles always add up to 1980° = 18 = 9
13 Death card 1980
14-sided polygon angles always add up to 2160° = 9
15-sided polygon angles always add up to 2340° = 9
15 Devil card 2340
16-sided polygon angles always add up to 2520° = 9
XVII - Tarot Star17-sided polygon angles always add up to 2700° = 9
17 Star card 2700
18-sided polygon angles always add up to 2880° = 18 = 9
18 Moon card 2880
19-sided polygon angles always add up to 3060° = 9
19 Sun card 3060
20-sided polygon angles always add up to 3240° = 9
20 Judgment card 3240
21-sided polygon angles always add up to 3420° = 9
21 World card 3420
22-sided polygon angles always add up to 3600° = 9
22 Fool card 3600 (Full Circle x 10)

Math source: Math Open Reference: Interior Angles of a Polygon

Winged Egyptian Sun Disc

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and some modern structures they may have inspired.

Statue of Liberty

I crawl like an ant in mourning
Over the weedy acres of your brow
To mend the immense skull-plates and clear
The bald, white tumuli of your eyes.
– Sylvia Plath “Colossus” 1959

From what I have seen, for at least the past 500 years songs, films, plays, novels, poems, oil paintings, and monuments reflect the Sun. In all likelihood, it is the continuation of a much older tradition.

As the Western Roman Empire fell (313-376 AD), and Europe entered the so-called “Dark Ages,” literacy became a distinguishing mark of the elite. For those who didn’t obtain a formal education, weights and measures may have provided another type of literacy; a language that apprentice stonemasons would have learned and understood whether or not they could read written words. You don’t need to be able to read to learn and understand a symbolic or mathematical language, especially if you have a deck of cards which can serve as a symbolic key.
Marseille Tarot 17th century deck
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Cheeseburger Pepsi Pepsi Pepsi Chips

Three is the magic number.

If you’re Dorothy, you click your heels together three times and say “There is no place like home.” If you want to summon Beetlejuice, you have to say his name three times. And if you’re Captain Crook, you have to say “Cheeseburger” three times, and then you will get a photo taken, and a cheeseburger for a reward.

After Captain Crook gets his picture taken, he gets a cheeseburger, exits, and his place is taken by The Mayor. A Mayor who is also a cheeseburger.

Frito Lay logoMeanwhile, at the Olympia Restaurant, the only thing they serve is cheeseburgers, chips, and Pepsi. Maybe this is because PepsiCo, Inc. owns Lay’s Chips. Continue reading Cheeseburger Pepsi Pepsi Pepsi Chips

Lookin' Ass still - single eye

Teenagers in the trap: Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” and Nicki Minaj’s “Lookin’ Ass”

On a more serious note, I honestly cannot believe this abuse and harrassment has been allowed to continue as long as it has.

I’ve been writing letters and sending emails to people who should have the power to help me. I’m not saying no one has done anything; I’m just saying no one seems to have stopped the abuse, or even spoken to me directly in a non-threatening manner.

There is no doubt in my mind that my daughter has been abused. Continue reading Teenagers in the trap: Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” and Nicki Minaj’s “Lookin’ Ass”

Buck the boncentration bamps, I’m just bicken back being bool.

I talked a bit about the “Mr. Hilter” skit at the end of the previous article. I mentioned that I believe the farmer character in the skit represents Chris even though Chris was only 16 when “The Naked Ant” was filmed in December 1969, telling me that Chris was being vetted at a very young age. Continue reading Buck the boncentration bamps, I’m just bicken back being bool.

1969-1974: Longview, Washington; Canyonville, Oregon; Malibu, California; Tanis, Egypt, etc.

Cry to the angels
And let them swallow you
Go and part the sea, yeah, in Malibu
– Hole Malibu 1998

First I thought that Mudhoney had instigated the blacklisting of Chris Newman in 1986 after stealing his signature Big Muff / Small Clone / Wah / Fender Twin set up. That was until I saw that Kurt Cobain was already writing about the blacklisting (86’ing) and the imitation (Clone! Clone! Clone!) in his 1985 Fecal Matter cassette.

X with Napalm Beach at WrexSo I wondered if the blacklisting went back to 1981. Chris freaked out after Napalm Beach’s gear was stolen out of a van after a Portland show with X. The gear was located and returned a few days later with the help of a teenager named Sean Croghan, who’s band released a single on Sub Pop many years later.

After that night in 1981, Napalm Beach received a letter of rejection for “unprofessional behavior” from X’s management. Now I believe it was another set up, another of many manufactured “bad breaks.” I was stuck on the X incident as the origin of the blacklisting for a while, because, well, just look at the band name!

But Malibu, Malibu, Malibu the songs kept singing. So I time-traveled to Malibu 1974 and found something that appeared to be a “smoking gun”: a bowl of drunken cherries served by a woman named YOLANDA (a Greek word for the color violet or an orchid with long “arms” on its petals). Now my presumption was that Chris was a rowdy 21 year old boy in the wrong place around the wrong people eating the wrong fruit at the wrong time.

Rosemary's BabyBut you know what? Now I think there is even more to it.

Remember how in the 1968 movie Rosemary’s Baby, the witchy couple curse Rosemary by coercing her to wear stinky “Tanis root”?

What exactly is Tanis root?
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Decoding the alphabet

It seems like each letter has a meaning which I believe is sometimes based on the letter’s shape and/or hieroglyphic origin as well as its sound. The following are best guesses based on patterns. I believe that many short words (like the words “do”, “run”, and “sock”) are often acronyms.

A – Alpha
Holbein - John Calvin c. 1500The letter A can be traced to the first letter of the Phonecian alphabet which was supposed to represent the head of an ox. It looks like a pyramid. I believe it mans “first.” I think it may also relate to the word “architect.”

John Calvin, in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536), repeatedly calls the Christian God “the Architect of the Universe”, also referring to his works as “Architecture of the Universe”, and in his commentary on Psalm 19 refers to the Christian God as the “Great Architect” or “Architect of the Universe”…Masonic historians such as William Bissey, Gary Leazer (quoting Coil’s Masonic Encyclopaedia), and S. Brent Morris, assert that “the Masonic abbreviation G.A.O.T.U., meaning the Great Architect of the Universe, continues a long tradition of using an allegorical name for the Deity.” (wikipedia: Great Architect of the Universe

B – Blue or Blood (or both)
The letter “B” may have started as the Egyptian hieroglyph for floorplan for a house. Phonencian letter “bet” or beth” symbolizes the number 2 in Gematria and is the first letter in the Torah.

C – to see
The letter “C” comes from the same source as the letter “G.” That is Gimel, the third letter of many Semetic alphabets. Originally it may have been an Egyptian hieroglyph for a staff or shepherd’s sling, the weapon David used to kill Goliath. (1 Samuel 17)

D – Dust, Dirt, or most likely, Door
The Semitic letter Dâlet may have developed from the logogram for a door. This might also matter since it seems there is a door for the Sun to find. Names like “Doris” evoke that. It’s possible that there is a mirror meaning, both related to the Sun: dirt & door.

“Well Friday about a week ago, Leroy shootin’ dice, and at the edge of the bar sat a girl named Doris, and ooh that girl looked nice.” – Jim Coce “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” 1973

E – Elephant
E is the 5th letter of the alphabet. The Elephant represents the Sun. It looks like the Roman number “3” turned sideways. I believe the Game is sometimes framed as Mouse vs. Elephant. E is also the most common letter in many languages, and for that reason, it is used to crack a code in Edger Allen Poe’s The Gold Bug. (As far as I can tell, all of Poe’s works included coded references to The Game.)
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Wish List

1. An end to the “boxing” of us. With such a long history, it might need to be something that is done in a very explicit way. This needs to affect artists, distributers, labels, publishing, studios, etc. In short, those who want to work or socialize with us, should have that ability, without fear of reprisal or punishment from anyone in any industry.

2. Fair, honest, and competent legal advice.

3. Chris needs the ability and means to swiftly resolve obvious issues (publishing, distribution, etc) with his former labels. (Flying Heart, Cavity Search)

4. An immediate, decisive, and complete end to all photography, video, recording, distribution in and around our home.

5. An appropriate financial settlement.
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