A very excitable man named Joe Niezgoda was last night’s guest on Coast to Coast AM, peddling his new book The Lennon Prophecy. I couldn’t quite grasp most of what Mr. Niezgoda was trying to say in his manic spiel (the term “pressured speech” comes to mind), but in general he was trying to convince the listening audience that Paul really is dead, that John had a pact with the Devil, and that John predicted the death of Paul (in code, of course).
The first big clue Niezgoda noticed was the title of Paul’s 1997 album Flaming Pie. John once told an interviewer that he got the name of The Beatles from a dream in which a “little man on a flaming pie” spoke to him, and Niezgoda found it extremely odd that Paul would use the same phrase years later. Even though John and Paul worked together for over a decade.
Niezgoda feels certain there’s “something Satanic” about The Beatles’ success, but he couldn’t provide much in the way of evidence. He just pointed out that “The Beatles” is an anagram for “Seal the Bet”, and that John Lennon was “blasphemous” (Niezgoda is Catholic). You can see more of his *clues* at his blog and website. I’ll stick with the Morrissey prophecies.