Revolution 9 -- Title is A Clue Oct 17, 2015 13:39:26 GMT -5
Post by Will on Oct 17, 2015 13:39:26 GMT -5
Pepper time: the band begins at ten to six
It is difficult to know where to start with these awesome posts; I guess with some preliminary thoughts: I love the fact that you have made something from the Ringo Rotogravure clue; it has bugged me for years that I couldn’t find anything. Let’s stick with the ‘backdoor’ theme.
The lyrics from ‘She’s Leaving Home’, which begin with “Wednesday morning at five o’clock…” another time reference, also contain the line “quietly turning the backdoor key.”
Is the RAOB character holding a key?
If Lewis Carroll is the key to the temple door then what is at the back of the door (Dors) is the 'door keeper'. The Beatles door keeper was Neil Aspinall, however, originally Apollo – the urban spaceman - was Paul.
Diana Dors, like the waxwork Beatles, came from Madame Tussauds, which is, of course, a House of Wax.
Madame Tussauds in London also houses the planetarium and its domed roof features a planetary symbol that brings to mind the Rugby trophy featured on the Pepper cover.
It is located on the Marylebone Road which is very close to where Paul lived when he resided with the Asher’s on Wimpole Street.
Madame Tussaud was experienced at making death masks.
Hidden in the yard
underneath the wall
buried deep below
...lay the answer to it all.
This is just pure stream of consciousness, random thought stuff but, my first thought when I read Yard, was Scotland Yard; home of the Metropolitan Police (Robert Peel – founder of the Met – appears on the Pepper cover) and somewhere that secrets may be stored. The original home was called Great Scotland Yard where, buried deep below, is an unfinished, or abandoned, tunnel. From Wiki; Great Scotland Yard is best known as the location of the rear entrance to the original headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service of London. It is a back door!
The duchess of Kircaldy always smiling
And arriving late for tea
The duke was having problems
With a message At The Local bird and bee
Kirkcaldy is in Scotland. This site tells an interesting tale about the origin of the lyrics; John Lennon is said to have named the imaginary “Duchess of Kirkcaldy” from the Beatles Song ‘Cry, Baby Cry’ after the wife of the concert organiser.
He was rumoured to have visited Fife on several occasions to stay with the woman, whose name is not known.
Not quite sure where that gets us but the concert was in 1963. Maybe it is a reference to someone who knows the truth?
However, the lyric "It's time for tea and Meet the Wife", which links both tea and time, comes from another Pepper song, ‘Good morning, good morning’.
Alternatively, back door could refer to the back cover of Pepper and tea time could be another Alice in Wonderland clue: Chapter Seven – A Mad Tea-Party
Alice finds the March Hare, the Hatter, and the Dormouse sitting all together at one end of a large table. The Dormouse sits between the other two, fast asleep. They are disagreeable from the start, and Alice's conversation with them is confusing even by Wonderland standards. They contradict Alice at every turn, correcting her with confusing arguments that have their own strange logic. Much of the conversation is about time. The Hatter's watch, which only tells the day of the month, is broken. The Hatter also tells Alice that Time (which he talks about as if it were a person) stopped working for him about a month ago, when the Queen of Hearts accused the Hatter of murdering the time. Since then, it's always been six o'clock, which is why they sit at tea all the time. All the places at the table are set, because they don't have time to do the dishes. When they want a clean plate, they just move to another spot.
The Dormouse begins to tell a strange story about three sisters who live in a well; Alice's questions and contradictions anger the Dormouse, and the Hatter and March Hare grow increasingly rude to her. Finally, Alice leaves, disgusted, turning around as she goes to see the Hatter and the Hare trying to stuff the Dormouse into a pot of tea.
Alice wanders in the woods until she finds a tree with a door in it. She goes inside, and finds herself in the long hallway again. This time, she's prepared: she takes the key from the table and unlocks the door to the garden. She then eats just enough mushroom to step through the door, and she finds herself in the lovely garden.
The characters give Alice many riddles and stories, including the famous 'Why is a raven like a writing desk?'. Could this be a Poe clue?
This photo implies that Poe was the first character set-up; therefore implying he is central.
The Mad tea party is also reminiscent of the 1968 Mad day out photo shoot which culminated at Paul’s house with a shot of Paul’s domed meditation centre in his garden; the same garden that contains numerous Alice in Wonderland figurines.
On the back cover whose back do we see? Paul’s. Overlaid are the lyrics to ‘Within you, without you’, which as Fishdelusions said; really felt like a key to Sgt. Pepper.
In the Sgt Pepper Code I speculate that the lyrics to this song contain what I call ‘The Y Code’; issuu.com/redweltrabant/docs/the_sgt_pepper_code/c/sc4wthp which emanate again from the lyrics to ‘She’s leaving home’.
To reveal the code we must examine the lyrics to the song ‘She's Leaving Home’.
Firstly, take a pencil and paper and, starting at the beginning of the song lyrics, search for the letter Y. If you then go back three letters from each Y, and jot down the letter, you will reveal a hidden code.
Example: "Wedne(s)daY morning at five o'clock as th(e) daY begins. Sile(n)tlY closing her bedroom door. Leaving the note that she hoped woul(d) saY more. She goes downstairs to the kitchen clutching her handkerchief. Qui(e)tlY turning the backdoor(r) keY".
Applying this code reveals the phrase: SENDER MARY, which is pretty ambiguous except perhaps it points back to Marie Magdalene Dietrich.
Marie being Mary and Dietrich being German for skeleton key.
Just random thoughts though, need more time to consider all of this.