|Date:||Tuesday - December 8, 2009|
|Guests:||R. Gary Patterson, Joe Niezgoda, Bill Harry, Alex Jones|
Rock historian R. Gary Patterson joined author Joseph Niezgoda to discuss hidden symbols in the Beatles and John Lennon's recordings and album artwork which depict sorcery, mysticism, numerology, and theological writings. Niezgoda presented his thesis that Lennon had made a "pact" with the devil and sold his soul in order to achieve his fame and and success, and that his death had been foretold through their songs. For instance, in the Lennon song Help Me to Help Myself released after his death, he refers to an "angel of destruction."
Patterson talked about the 'Paul is Dead' phenomenon in which clues were seemingly offered in the Beatles songs and artwork that McCartney had died. Such an idea bears similarity to the Lennon-Devil pact as being a fascinating possibility, though not necessarily a "probability," he commented.
Niezgoda cited a photo from the Magical Mystery Tour album that showed Lennon in front of a sign which reads, THE BEST WAY TO GO IS BY M&DC. Niezgoda believes 'MDC' stands for Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered Lennon. He also alluded to Lennon's various acts of "blasphemy," relating them to the story of Faust. Bill Harry joined the conversation for a segment during the third hour, talking about his friendship with John Lennon, and haunted aspects of the city of Liverpool.
First hour guest, radio host Alex Jones offered commentary on the Copenhagen Climate Conference. He believes the meeting demonstrates the complete takeover of an unelected world government that plans to dominate the planet through a carbon tax. More here.
The Man Who Fell to Earth
John Lennon wasn't the only rock star to have experiences with UFOs and the occult. As Timothy Green Beckley writes in an article for UFO Digest, David Bowie had an interest in extraterrestrial matters, as well as involvement with witchcraft and magic. More here.
Bumper music from Tuesday December 08, 2009
- Midnight Express (The Chase)
- Right Now
- Land of Confusion
- Won't Get Fooled Again
- Nobody Told Me
- Nowhere Man
- Devil Went Down to Georgia
Charlie Daniels Band
- Ticket to Ride
- The Song Remains the Same
- Instant Karma!
- In the Mood
- Watching the Wheels
- Inca Dance