A Day In The Life vs. Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die)
Here we are. Just another day in the life of The AfroBeatles, literally. Today we smash-up John Lennon and Paul McCartney's "A Day In The Life" with Fela Kuti's "Egbe Mio" which means Carry me, I want to die.
Strangely enough, while working on this. we stumbled upon this entire sub-culture that we had no idea existed. I told you from the beginning I knew very little about The Beatles before starting this project, but really, do all the fans out there know about this "Paul McCartney is dead" business???
B, I'm sayin that there is an entire set of people walking this planet who believe that Paul McCartney died in a car-accident in 1966 and that the dude we have been living with all these years is not at all Paul McCartney. The progenitors of this belief system weave an intense web of British Secret service involvement, assassination, and deception to maintain the cash cow that is the Beatles brand and, as exemplified in www.ispauldead.com, go to extreme lengths to document the extensive evidence supporting this theory. There is even a flick called Paul McCartney Really Is Dead which supposedly features recordings George Martin made on his deathbed admitting that Paul was indeed killed and that our Paul is this dude Billy Shears. The cover of SGT. PEPPERS is supposed to have some of the most blatant clues from John, George and Ringo that Paul is no longer with us, along with a backmastered run-out groove on the original vinyl that some interpret as the Beatles saying "Paul Is Dead, Paul Is Dead". The rabbit hole is DEEP on this one folks so decide if you want to take the blue pill or the red pill. Happy listening!