"Everyday Chemistry" the best Beatles Mash up or a Treasure from another dimension?
I certainly hope this gets posted. I have a tendancy to go too far out even for International Times, and we should all know how groovy that was to Beatles history. For those obsessed with Beatles music, there is never enough even for those so incluned to search out alternates, demos and unrealeased. But then there is this little internet magical mystery that seems too heavy to be true, where a hapless wanderer stumbled into another dimension from deep in the California desert, only to discover there that the Beatles never broke up.
As the story goes, taking a huge risk, this space-time castaway swiped a cassette with recordings from a post Beatles era, some say Spector circa 1981. Any serious Beatles and solo Beatles fan would immediately declare that this album is nothing more than a mash up of existing post Beatles solo stuff. Much of it past the year 1981. BUT what is remarkable about this so called mash up is that it really works... I mean better than expected. There is a song on the album called "Soldier Boy," which is my favorite by the way... but I digress. To the Beatles initiated this seems like a brilliant mash up of McCartney's"Listen to What the Man Said" and Lennon's "Isolation.," Harrison's "Woman Don't Cry for Me" and Starr's "I Don't Believe You," with a few other spices thrown in for good measure.
The song beatifully blends McCartney's "Soldier Boy Kisses girl leaves behind a tragic world....you can hear the people say...people say..." with Lennon's "people say we got it made, don't they know we're so afraid..." And of course McCartney's "soldier boy ksses girl..." blends magically with Lennon's "just a boy and little girl, trying to change the whole wide world..." Both songs work so well together here it seems as if they where written together
But then we have the wacky story about this "Everyday Chemistry" album not just being some mysterious, clever mash up but rather a brand new song from another dimension in our multiverse where the Beatles never broke up, all are alive and well and still touring, as of 2009. As a scientist who understands a bit of physics, the story is not at all impossible. In fact, the parameters of the story fit in with a likely possibility that this album is really from a parallel space-time to ours with a slight divergence of say less than 2.5%. Of course there is really no way to be certain, except that the story clues also point to a fun filled Beatles prank, far greater than Paul McCartney trying to secretly pass himself off as the Fireman. This prank has garnered no profit or record sales for the Beatles, as the album was given away for free. So the mystery remains, is "Everyday Chemistry" the real mccoy from another dimension or another secret McCartney project, on the order of Thrillington or Fireman, but has not been routed out by "deep fans?" Or perhaps you think the complete album is bunk and should be removed from the internet for copyright infringement?
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Nancy R wrote:
Thank you so much for participating. Yes I agree this is one hell of a mash up. But then again? In my opinion, the only other Beatles remix thingy that compares is "Day Tripping: Magical Mystery Tour Remixes." This came out in the 90s and is hard to find today, but always wondered if this was another secret McCartney project. But certainly, "Everyday Chemistry" is not some amateur atempt, but required not only huge knowledge of Beatles/solo material, but also how to put it all together into meaningful messages with strong music skills.
But do you understand the term, "groovy?" Do you know what is so groovy about groovy? Or where are the grooves? This must have crossed your mind at some point, perhaps? Well when space is warped (disrupted) by mass or accelleration, all sorts of waves are created, including gravity which bends around the shape of what is doing the disrupting. So we might say that this bending around space create grooves... which is groovy:) I can cover "far out," "heavy" and "Nothing is Real" if you would like...
"The song beatifully blends McCartney's "Soldier Boy Kisses girl leaves behind a tragic world....you can hear the people say...people say..." with Lennon's "people say we got it made, don't they know we're so afraid..." And of course McCartney's "soldier boy ksses girl..." blends magically with Lennon's "just a boy and little girl, trying to change the whole wide world..." Both songs work so well together here it seems as if they where written together"
This is the last thing and then I got to fly. The song, "Listen to What the Man Said" is poke at John's "tragic world" that he created for himself and Yoko by going against Nixon and the Vietnam war and striving for world peace. Not that Paul McCartney is knocking his friend for striving for world peace; but rather McCartney is saying that he has a different approach to love. McCartney is saying "for love is fine for all we know...Oh yes indeed, we knowt that people will find a way to go... won't you listen John my friend to what the man said?"
The difference in my opinion between the two genius songwriters is that John's approach had been to direct humanity as a whole find peace and love, whereas Paul's approach, is for the human being to look inside himself/herself for that peace and love. A good example of this is McCartney's new Deep Deep Feeling. Of course this is being general, because Lennon wrote some very deep introspective songs helping the individual find himself/herself, and of course McCartney writes some of the best anthems to rally the people. But the point I am trying to make is that the two men gernerally approach love from different polarities. And because reality/universe/multiverse is made up of an equalization of the positive and the negative, as represented in nature as inside/outside, male/female, night/day, hello/goodbye, up/down, fast/slow, stay/go away, etc, when two opposing poles lock into a hyperoneness, we are reaching a quantum effect that aligns with the Universe. Some might call this magic. But regardless it is a form of relative perfection.
The mash up mystery "Soldier Boy" magically keeps the message of McCartney's original song together by John admitting his "Isolation" from going up againt the "Man" and creating his tragic world where he was being deported and attacked. Becauce one soldier boy and his girl CAN change the whole wide world. Nixon was finally disposed and the war ended. This is the power of the individual that Paul talks about too, except McCartney seems to strive to help one person at a time become human. The point being is that a tree for example in nature grows up toward the sky as well as downward with roots, both approaches are necessary in order to maintain life... And when man finds this groove, it gets groovy.
Peace and Love Everybody!