Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kodachrome Experiment : Paul Simon

'..Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted
In my brain still remains
Within the sound of silence...'

Paul Simon, 1964.

In 1973, Paul Simon's song KODACHROME was released as a single...

'..And though my lack of education hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall...'

In 1977, Paul Simon's song SLIP SLIDIN' AWAY was released as a single...

'..God only knows, God makes his plan
The information's unavailable to the mortal man
We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay
Believe we're gliding down the highway, when in fact we're
slip sliding away...'

The Kodachrome slides collection that includes the two photographs of a figure identified as either a "mummy" or "not a human being", is said to have originated with HILDA BLAIR RAY and BERNARD/BERNERD ARTHUR RAY.

If you look at 1 minute 3 seconds into the Kodachrome Documentary Official Trailer, there is a listing for Bernard Ray with the name "Al" stated, implying that AL was a nickname for Mr.Ray.

In 1986, a single by Paul Simon was released, entitled 'YOU CAN CALL ME AL'. The title and lyrics suggest that the protagonist of the song is not called "Al"; but, could be addressed as such, perhaps as a code name or nickname. One of the musicians who played on this track was the guitarist, CHIKAPA "RAY" PHIRI (Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri)...
'..If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al...'

As stated, the male alleged co-originator of the Kodachrome ('Roswell' or 'alien') slides was named BERNARD or BERNERD ARTHUR RAY - with the likely nickname 'AL'.

Wikipedia describes Simon & Garfunkel as ' American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the most popular groups (Duo's) of the 1960s, and were viewed as counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan...'

The Wikipedia entry for Art Garfunkel gives his full name as ARTHUR IRA "ART" GARFUNKEL.

'..These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The was we look to us all
The way we look to a distant constellation...'

Paul Simon, 1986. 


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