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“Happiness Is A Warm Gun”…

Posted in Sadie Mae Glutz, Update with tags , , , , , , , on August 9, 2015 by Kaden Brown

One of the major philosophical pillars of “Wear A Flower In Your Hair – A Dialogue With Sadie Mae Glutz” revolves around the Beatles’ song from “The Beatles” (The White Album), “Happiness Is a Warm Gun“.

Interestingly, for reasons the book explains in great detail – the song is reportedly Paul McCartney’s and George Harrison’s favourite song on the White Album (see the Bruce Spizer 2003 book, “The Beatles on Apple Records.)

No wonder when one considers exactly how the meaning of the song was conceived and the massive impact the philosophy had upon late-60’s pop-culture:

The pleasure we got from life, of living by our own rules – we had none – meant we had the power, inside each one of us, to continue the cycle of pain, spread it into society and help charge-up the karma cycle. The pain we caused meant more happiness.”

“Happiness is a warm gun?”

“Ha-ha, you have it!”

“It is utterly mad.”

“You see the power of what I’m saying. It scares you.”

“Of course it does. How can you warp logic so much that innocent people die? For such a dire and terrifying possibility, that death, that pain, are good things. That they cause happiness.”

“Yet you instinctively knew that a warm gun equals happiness?”

“It’s the name of a fucking song, not some metaphysical empiricism!”

“Yet you connected the idea and the song instantly.”

“It is not that difficult. You know, to make “happiness” you cause pain.”

The interview with Susan Atkins (Sadie) explains Paul’s, George’s, and John’s conversations with her, following the band’s final concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco on August 29, 1966. It explains how they met during a private performance at the Church of Satan where she worked. What happened next was the spark, the moment of epiphany, that set the Fab Four upon a new direction.

That night spawned an entirely new and deadly philosophy that directly led to the breakup of the band following the arrest of Manson Family members, and denials and mistruths concerning the role The Beatles played.

But then the book isn’t actually true…

This weekend only, “Wear A Flower In Your Hair – A Dialogue With Sadie Mae Glutz”  is available free from Kindle.

A unified immortal world?

Posted in Dee Dee, Lilith, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Uncategorized, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by Kaden Brown

Now that I am writing Lilith and things are going along nicely, I am sorely tempted to cross-the-line and introduce characters from Vanguard Newborn. There are some similarities between the two worlds:

1. Both focus on immortal individuals.

2. The lead character in each book is female.

3. Sub-characters include witches, vampires, angels and the white-haired Si-kee.

I know it was not planned to write the second book as part of the Ashley Zetterburg Books of the Black Society, and Lilith certainly is not even eligible to be in the Black Society or any other Vampyre Council organization. She is a Dark Immortal. Human yes, but immortal.

So it would be an interesting world if some characters crossed each book series. After-all, some characters definately could cross the lines: The weird and awful smelling Si-Kee and the angels could easily appear in both worlds. They are friends with vamps, humans and eachother… I will decide later though. The concept is attractive – hugely.

In other news, a little reminder that my film ideas are still up for voting at MakeMyMovie.co.nz, screenplays Sadie  and Dee Dee are available at Simply Scripts. I am deciding if I publish a 44 minute script (a follow-up episode to the Dee Dee “Pilot” script) to Simply Scripts. On the issue of screenwriting, with three film scripts in the works, “59 Harewood” (horror), “State of Trance” (thriller), and “Define Better” (drama about the pharmaceutical industry) it has been decided to cease script work for now to enable more work on Lilith to get done.

With other things also bubbling in the background (various courses and work) decisions about priority have to be taken.

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