Three years after the fateful personal revelation of the synchronicity of The Beatles and U2’s careers, back in the early days of the Internet, I launched “The Ethereal Connection: a Synthesis of U2 and The Beatles” (TEC). I still remember the moment when the idea of doing pair cover comparisons in subsequent pages with a “click next button" came to me, and I marveled at the possibility of conveying my experience to U2 and Beatles fans all over the world. Once launched, thanks to the help of my brother who built the website, I saw that wish come true, and it was exciting to see people from all over the world visiting the website while I eagerly awaiting new comments from visitors that completed the album cover comparison journey in the “feed me” section. Half of those comments were visitors telling me “you are crazy”, thankfully the other half were more encouraging...after 3 years of it being live it was time to take a rest from the project and I took down the website.
Home page of Version 1 of "The Ethereal connection: a Synthesis of U2 and The Beatles"
Nine years after the first version, owing to circumstances that forced me to reevaluate what was important in my life, I launched the second version of “The Ethereal Connection: a Synthesis of U2 and The Beatles” presenting a newly discovered part of the revelation: The idea of a ‘New form of Art’ that would be the result of the completion of a three part grand rock and roll life cycle driven by a Third Band that would come after U2, this Third Band concept I discovered, was flawed. Similarly than the first time around, after three years the effort became redundant, and I removed TEC from the public eye without knowing when would be the next time or if it was going to be a next time at all. As it turned out 14 years of intermittent progression of the vision had to pass before the urge and necessity to express it publicly would become a reality again.
Home page of Version 2 of "The Ethereal connection: a Synthesis of U2 and The Beatles"
Today, this third time around, pushed by a sense of urgency, I am glad to see the project back on its feet.
It has evolved in important ways, perhaps the main one is the revelation that U2's career is that 3rd part of the Rock and Roll cycle, the part leading to the birth of a new form of art that generates higher vibrations.
I came to understand this years ago once I liberated the vision from the rigid album cover synchronicity framework and incorporated the beginnings of Rock's history before Elvis exploded into the world.
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