A closer look at “Chieftan Mews”
You might recognize Chieftan Mews from the Radiohead film “The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth Of All Time”. A character created by Radiohead, which also appears to by Nigel Godrich’s body and Stanley Donwood’s voice.
It looks like Radiohead might be using Chieftan Mews and a Twitter account to help promote or give clues for a possible part 2 to The King Of Limbs. He was also used to help promote “In Rainbows” which came out in 2007. I will add the video link as soon as I can find it.Here are some of the messages he has sent on Twitter:
“I’m hidden in your 8-Track” 12:50 PM Feb 15th
via web. Here is another tweet “私 はそれらに日本語を教えた. See my prowess below. ALAS, I will visit Greyfriars Bobby instead of Hachiko BUT whenever I want to. Bite. Bite. Dog. BBBARk”. Remember back on Thursday the 17th when Radiohead sent out this cryptic message in Japanese, “渋谷 ハチ公広場 金曜日 １８時５９分” , which in English reads “Hachiko Square Shibuya, 59 minutes at 18 Friday.” The square is named after a dog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachik%C5%8D.
He did delete all of his tweets on his account, but someone saved them and they are in the picture below.
Feb 23rd new message: “My translation device has been temporally displaced. I am searching and yearning for someone that speaks Plymouth. Ooo ooO”
Feb 23rd another message: “My bucks, must I go out on a limb here and say more is revealing at Ελληνική οδός? That man: ims menooo! Juicy pre-watching. Beware you not!”
“ims menoo” is an anagram for semi moon! see number 18 below.
“Ελληνικ ή οδός” = Greek street Stanley Donwood (he does Radiohead album artwork) is currently holding an open art gallery on Greek Street in London. Could there be additional clues at this location?
Here are some photos from his exhibit on Greek Street, maybe you can find something by looking at these.. Click here
Feb 23rd another message: “Do not beware ye Ides of March as all the footage shall disappear by then. My trail in the woods leads to a lost love letter. Written by me.”
The Ides Of March is March 15th in the Roman calendar referring to the day of the full moon.
UPDATE! Stanley Donwood has confirmed that Chieftan Mews is real in an interview!! (2-23_2011)
Q. Speaking of that, do you think Chieftan Mews is bound to come back? Other than some really strange Twitter messages, he’s been nowhere to be seen since the thumbs_down webcast and some cryptic posts on Twitter (though some people, me included, don’t believe that’s actually him). Where is he?
“Yes, I’m new to twitter and Chieftan is someone I’m following. He’s an extremely sinister person. I have certain information that makes me almost 100% certain that the twitter Chieftan is the real Chieftan. I’ve been trying to get him to agree to a meeting because I want him to be director-general of Radiohead.tv, but he won’t commit.”
UPDATE #2 at 8:40 PM EST Chieftan Mews twitter account keeps switching from “ims menoo, my buck” to “HIBERNATION MODE EOT” pic below:
Not sure what this means???
The black box reads “BASF sound loop 8+ 90″, this is an 8-track used to record music on to one of these. 8 tracks…there were 8 tracks released originally
Lets also look at an entry that Radiohead guitarist Ed O’brien made on the band’s website on Tuesday February the 8th:
You can follow him here: http://twitter.com/ChieftanMews