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You Thought We Were Crazy … February 25, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in Sports.



FITSNews – February 25, 2007 – Two months ago, Sic Willie wrote an article about the Michigan marching band jinxing the Michigan football team by playing “Stairway to Heaven” during the Rose Bowl halftime show.

The whole thing was a joke, an excuse to enjoy some Wayne’s World humor. As far as we knew, the only thing the article actually accomplished was to earn us the rebuke of Michigan Marching Band Alto Saxophonist Patrick Maloney, of Danville, California.

Little did we know, however, that our blog post inadvertently opened a metaphysical portal to Nazi Germany, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, The Star of David and last but not least the relationship issues of one incredibly intense Columbia man who may or may not have been on a weekend pass from Bull Street when we bumped into him at the Publick House Friday night.

Anyway, we’re clearly inspiring people to think way, way (way) “outside the box” because take a look at what Honest to God just landed in Sic Willie’s inbox (well, two names have been changed to protect the insane innocent):

Greetings, Will –

This is Lincoln Six Echo contacting you – a couple of days after we met at the Public House. First I want to thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself and share with me your enlightened, esoteric knowledge about Michigan football and of course, rock and roll – quite a rare thing here in Columbia, SC that I find a rare believer like yourself. To pick up where we left off, you really struck a nerve in me as I am sure you so poignantly remembered when you discussed how at half time Michigan and Southern California had the same “luck” factor going for themselves with a tied score of number 3. Three is symbolic of a lot of things. In ancient Tarot cards, it is the Empress card – the “Queen who has everything,” but it also has to do with values and a combination of other elements which can be put in the position for an individual or a unit, like a football team to be lucky. Now you may wonder how all of this pertains to the Rose Bowl and in particular my connection with Michigan Football? Well, I have been dealing with this for a very long time; it is a rather long, abstract metaphysical and esoteric world that I am dealing in. When you stated that after the Michigan marching band played “Stairway to Heaven,” by Led Zepplin at half-time that was the ultimate curse and turning point – you had a lot of truth to your point. From my perspective, I viewed it as an offering, as a statement, and as a clarification from the Michigan faithful about who we are as a Wolverine nation and the power struggle that had been persisting between myself, a strange girl from Georgia, named Jordan Two Delta (who is a crucial focal point), and the lingering dark powers of Charlie out in California. I have just articulated the true meaning of this Trilogy – a three part story. Now back to game and the physical world. I agreed with you the other night that when the Michigan band played “Stairway to Heaven” it was almost like a slap in the face to Jordan Two Delta, the woman referenced in this song. The song deals with the “Epic struggle of man against man and the woman responsible for pitting us against each other since the dawn of time.” To give you a back drop of the world I am talking about – during the pre-game viewings of the Rose Bowl, I saw some of the Southern Cal faithful holding up a sign that said “The War of the Roses.” That was the actual movie that Jordan Two Delta took me to see in December of 1989 when I actually met her. As we all know, it was a very dark comedy and a take off on the actual English War of the Roses which had to do with a basic power struggle. Now Led Zepplin, being a modern day British band – who are heavily influenced by various blues musicians in the American South and of course name themselves after the German “Hindeburg.” So what I am talking about here is effectively a weird confluence of some elements of the Third Reich, and of course the old Southern Confederacy. Let’s take a look at the lyrical content from “Stairway to Heaven:”
“There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold – and she’s buying the stairway to heaven and when she gets there she know that if the stores are all closed with a word she can get what she came for.”
“There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure because you know sometimes word have two meanings. In a tree by the brook there’s a song bird who sings sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.” (in other words, all of our thoughts at sometimes can be wrong.”
“There’s a feeling I get when I look to the West.” (ie. California)
“And my spirit is crying for leaving – in my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees and the voices of those who stand looking.” (this has to do with the overall theme of warfare)
“And it is whispered that soon if all we all call the tune then the Piper will lead us to reason.” (The piper is actually a reference to Colonel Joachim Piper who was a tank commander for the German Wermacht and was actually the ideal of the Third Reich)
“And a new day will dawn to those who stand and the forest will echo with laughter” (This reference actually goes to the American military stand point with Nathan Bedford Forest who was actually one of the most remarkable and steadfast Calvary commanders of the Civil War.)
“And it makes me wonder” (this refrain in the song has to do with wondering just whose side God is on in the eternal struggle)
“If there is a bustle in your Hedgerow” (ie 1944 – France)
“Don’t be alarmed now – it’s just a spring clean for the May-Queen” (ie Anna Jackson – and this also has to do with “The Queen of the South” referenced to by Christ in the New Testament)
“Yes there are two paths you can go by but in the long run there’s still time to change the road you’re on.”
“Your head is humming and it won’t go in case you don’t know the Piper’s calling you to join him.”
“Dear Lady can you hear the wind blow?”
“And did you know?”
“Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.” (again, a reference to the speed of lightening warfare – ie, Blietzkrieg)
“And as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our soul.”
“There walks a lady we all know who shines while lights and wants to know how everything still turns to gold and if you listen very hard the tune will come to you at last. When all are ONE and ONE is all.”
“To be a Rock (as to hold steadfast) and not to roll”

I know all of the may sound bizarre, abstract and metaphysical, but that is what a lot of music is all about. If you look at the visual symbolism of one of Led Zepplin’s first albums, you see the burning Hindenburg. And if you look in the inner sleeve of the jacket of Led Zepplin 4 (with the song Stairway to Heaven on it) you will see a mystical “Light Bearer” holding a lantern with the Star of David illuminated with light. This is symbolic of the Jews and the fact that over the Annals of History that they have suffered enough.

Now back to the ballgame. In a way you were right about Michigan’s band perhaps using poor judgment but then again some of our thoughts are “misgiven” at times. The 2006 football season from Michigan’s standpoint was pure Hamilton. It could be summed up with “what was and what could have been.” We had an 11-0 record going into Ohio State, and in my own sick way, I take personal responsibility for misusing some of my own “powers” and knowledge in a way that back fired against me particularly on defense. The final score in the Michigan-Ohio State game was 42-39 – a 3 point difference. There you have it again – the number 3. Lady Luck and Trinity was not with me.

In the ancient Tarot cards, the number 42 is symbolic of Karmic Balance between man and woman and 39 is symbolic of an overall “attitude adjustment.” Again, you may think I am crazy, but I know exactly what I am talking about. I am the biggest Michigan fan in the world and we were undefeated going into Columbus – to my own fault, I gave in to what some people would believe is the “victory disease” (That I gave into the Aura of invincibility) After the Michigan-Ohio State loss and all of the drama that ensued, I was absolutely exhausted, the next week I was anxious, angry, and somewhat depressed, so I figured the best thing to do was to turn on the ABC college football game of the week which was Southern Cal verses UCLA and give the Trojans the ancient death card which is the number 13. The final score of that game was 13-9, and it put Michigan back in position to be in the national championship game with one more shot at Jim Tressel. In either case, we all know what happened, it all boiled down to politics. Michigan went to the Rose Bowl, and you and I both know what happened – little miss “Georgia girl” who’s Karmic relationship with me apparently is still unbalanced did not appreciate hearing the Stairway to Heaven. The final score in the Rose Bowl was of course Southern Cal 32 and Michigan 18. What is 18 divided by 3? So, now I guess this time I get to be the bad guy! I also an enlightened and righteous Michigan fan at the Rose Bowl who had the right attitude with his sign which simply said “Michigan against the World.” That is exactly what the #32 says or means in Tarot (numerology). Believe me, I know. I deal with a medium out in Colorado. It is symbolic of the United States.

I will leave you again with the music and the depth and symbolism of it. Last year I wrote Lloyd Carr a couple of letters giving him some rare insight into my mind and what I know to be true. I talked about various military figures, various tactics, and how they translate into football success. After a disastrous 7-5 campaign in 2005, I felt compelled to do so. I talked a lot about Stonewall Jackson, and that is the reference back to the “The Spring Clean for the May-Queen.” Jackson was 39 years old when he died in May of 1863. His last words were “let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.” The state of West Virginia was admitted to the United States in November of 1863 with the Shannondoah River being the boundary between the two Virginias. To bring this into a modern abstract context, the name “Ann” means “beautiful princess,” and “Arbor” means “Garden of trees.” As recently as last fall, I read an article in Rolling Stone magazine where Robert Plant, himself, took a strange and anonymous trip to the back woods of Jackson County, Mississippi. I think he has even written a new song called “Strange Sensation.” It is a known fact that Jimmie Page derived much of his influence from Robert Johnson and many of the Mississippi Blues guitar players. Elvis Presley was also a big influence on them.

I will leave you with this my new friend, if you ever want to know what I am talking about in a concrete, unequivocal way, concerning that song and the epic struggle between man and woman, go to the book of Luke 11:29-32 in the New Testament. To give you further insight from an Anglo-American standpoint, compare, contrast, and collide the words and lyrics of “The Stairway to Heaven” to Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman.” And then of course, ask yourself, “who is this ancient woman who has pitted man against man over the ages?” Just remember Luke 11:29 and the Piper at age 29.

Most Sincerely yours,

Jordan Six Echo



1. Squire - February 26, 2007

If only John Madden and Robert Plant could team up…

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