Apple’s September 9th music event, It’s only rock and roll, but we like it, carries plenty of mystery. What will Apple announce. What does it all mean? From John Biggs of CrunchGear comes What to expect from tomorrow’s Apple event:
There will be iPods with cameras. The Nano and the Touch should get cameras, we’re not certain on the iPod Classic.
Changes to the iPod line are expected, though maybe not shipping for a few weeks. Also expected is an update to iTunes.
A new version of iTunes should appear with some sort of social networking built in along with cloud-based playlists you can share with your friends.
What about Apple honcho Steve Jobs and the so-called iPad iTablet Mac touch? Nope. Steve might appear but the iPad won’t. What about The Beatles and 09/09/09? Numerologists, cultists, and jabberwocky lovers everywhere who love such stringy nonsense? Heather Whipps on LiveScience.com on Why 09/09/09 Is So Special:
Modern numerologists – who operate outside the realm of real science – believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application. As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.
Uh oh. Then, there’s The Beatles and Number 9 and Charles Manson what you get when music gets played backwards:
During the course of the Tate/LaBianca murder investigation, Manson Family member Paul Watkins related to Los Angeles District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi Charles Manson’s belief that “Revolution 9” was a reference to Revelation 9, a book in the Bible that speaks of apocalypse and prophecy. He believed the Beatles were speaking to him through this piece, and he drew many odd interpretations from the lyrics.
As if all these loose strings were not enough to tie yourself into knots, lets not forget that the entire collection of The Beatles’ music has been remastered and is ready for release, rather re-release. When? You guessed it. 09/09/09.
Apple’s event to launch the new iPods and updated iTunes on 09/09/09 carries far more simmering mystery and symbolism than I care to count.