Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Parody Comedy Worked For Me!

Goop products have worked for me, Dr. Marc Latham. My hair was balding and greying until using Goop, and now look at me:

Self-Parody Hilarity

No, the above is an example of my brilliant self-parody comedy, that went over the heads of most people most of my life, making me seem boastful or deluded, rather than a comedy genius along the lines of Peter Sellers or Tommy Cooper.

Sorry if I built your hopes up about Goop, and that is really Gwyneth Paltrow in the photo.

Critical Writer of PhD Standard

This is also an example of greenYgreyism at its most intricate, and admittedly confusing to the average person, who believes in supporting who they like without criticism, and doing the opposite with those they don’t.

While I like Gwyneth Paltrow’s look and healthy living attitude, and generally think she’s doing good, the article I saw this morning that inspired this blog is a negative one, after Goop was criticised for making misleading advertising claims.

I think the main lesson this teaches is the danger of companies becoming too big and profit driven, with targets etc taking over from the original good intentions.

Great greenYgrey

That’s one reason why I kept the greenYgrey to me only: so I could control it to its original intentions, and not let it be turned into something it wasn’t.

It doesn’t seem to have done me much good though, and those who were unethical, like Russell Brand, were rewarded by mainstream society and the ‘counter-culture’ that’s supposed to be rebelling against it!

Hopefully some of the greenYgrey messages got through in the end, but I don’t know if it was the greenYgrey or just other factors. That era, started by New Labour, is over now, and some of those problems have been made better… but others have surfaced… like the human ‘fault lines’ reminiscent of geological ones I wrote a poem about on this site over six years ago.

Political Opportunity Missed

I think if New Labour had kept immigration under control and turned Blighty into a nice green environmental country reminiscent of Scandinavian ones most of the problems we’ve been struggling against this century wouldn’t have happened.

Yet our leaders continue to think we must have some mission, and make life difficult for everyone; that when things seem nice and quiet we need another challenge, either challenging the ‘bad guys’ abroad or letting in millions to the country.

Do they not realise that they are allied to ‘bad guys’, such as Saudi Arabia, and that there are a lot of ‘bad guys’ coming into the country… including our elite schools and universities, where many of the world’s dictators have studied… and looked down at people like me!

On the other side we have the far left wanting to change everything, which will mean another five or ten years of upheaval and discord; just to take the country back to the previous century! I don’t want fascism, but they don’t make democracy look good!

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AAW Autumn Special: Maths Fashion Football for Socrates Fans

Receiving a like from a lovely fashion blogger reminded me of Stacey Dooley’s investigation into the fashion industry. While there was a lot of bad news in the programme, I was delighted that fashion influencer, Niomi Price, was inspired to cut down on her consuming, and try to persuade her many followers; now I know where AAW hang out… instead of here!; to do the same. I’m glad to say the greenYgrey was right behind Niomi Price as she met Stacey Dooley to see the results of her investigation into fashion pollution:

Maybe Niomi Price can be the autumn AAW after Pernille Harder has done a great job since the summer, including knocking in a brace for Wolfsburg Women in the first leg of the European Cup quarter-final v Athletico Madrid:

Maths Mixed Up: Good for Socrates Followers

Hannah Fry’s documentary trilogy into Maths had a great greenYgrey introduction to the last quarter hour of the series:

Photosynthesis is dear to the greenYgrey heart, with the sight of sun meeting leaves one of my favourites in nature. But as a non-science (more nonsense!) doctor of philosophy I’m only just learning about it really, so was glad to see Prof. Olaya-Castro explaining that even she and top scientists don’t understand the process yet, and that it is more about quantum mechanics.

And good for Socrates followers like me, especially his assertion that the wisest people are those who know they know little, 2500 years after his life, Hannah Fry concluded that she thinks there are two scientific truths leading parallel lives in our world: the human maths such as Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and the quantum mechanics world that is beyond it, and doesn’t behave as Einstein predicted.

While I disagree with the BBC a lot, they are the providers of most of my documentaries, although I think I have learnt a lot more about controversial theories (space and history) from other channels, such as Quest and Yesterday.

It is also a little hypocritical of me to criticise fashion while being a book writer, but I do and will try and cover it by contributing to charities such as the Woodland Trust. When I started the greenYgrey it was mainly for charitable reasons, although I didn’t want the pressure and responsibility of being a non-profit. The same still holds true, although there seems a neverending human tide of misery and pollution, and there doesn’t seem much hope of limiting it in the future… big new plans for more roads and housing in the south-east this morning isn’t going to help things!

Escape with the greenYgrey, and I’ll continue having my say, and to charity pay… the (Niomi) Price is right

BBC Ignores POPolution, Colour Blinded by Tradition!

When I saw the BBC covering this week’s great sunsets I hoped they’d caught up with the POPolution, and were seeing twilight colours without the blinkers of old hat proverbs.

Deep red skies

However, they kept on calling the sunsets ‘red’, when they were nothing of the sort! This photo is probably the closest to red of the featured ones, but is really a deep combination POP…

Red skies

… some are bright pink…

pink skies

Red sunset

… or even more yellow!…

Orange skies

Sky looks nice

I’m just glad to see these great photos really, but if you wish, POPolutionaries, please complain to the BBC in a light-hearted way, asking them to see things as they are, rather than through dogmatic cultural brainwashing!

Red skies

The BBC have also ignored XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, where the new POP art developed out of the travel quest for the greenYgrey world’s Andy Warhol, Andy Wolfhol:

Tracey Emin Poem Inspired by Rock Documentary

I watched an Imagine documentary about Tracey Emin last night, and related to her marrying a rock (in 2016, but I hadn’t heard about it, although have heard of other humans marrying non-humans before). Her wedding looked beautifully greenYgrey, and so along with another scintillating sunny day here, inspired the poem below.

The modern art theme of course fits in with the new POP art theme of PinkyOrangePurple twilight times, since the XaW Files travel quest to find the greenYgrey world’s Andy Warhol, Andy Wolfhol, with another great such sunset tonight, and Tracey Emin was dressed in a suitable dress describing her wedding at her rock:

Leaves Symbolise Heart Love Cycle, Stand Eternal Life Art Rocks

when Tracey’s Emin
I wordplay wonder
if its for Marc or Eminem
don’t wanna be your enemy
so Miss Emin
I’ll call you Tracey
didn’t like your modern art
especially messy bed
but respect it’s from heart

you married a rock, sun gravitated my soul

sparkling new warmth in spring
special romantic outdoors
sending oxytocin in spin
waiting for my gaze
to see through
world of eye sore haze
celibacy and rock made Tracey Emin
artist as I
am One Sun

oxytocin: https://www.brainhq.com/brain-resources/brain-facts-myths/brain-in-love

Brexit Politics Mirror Poem from POP (PinkyOrangePurple) Poet in Purple Patch

Thanks to those who read my books on Kindle in August and made it my best month ever on the platform. You made a cranky old writer feel like a spring lamb who escaped the chop and lived to be an old muttonhead!

Brexit Politics Uninteresting and Depressing

Because of that I thought I’d write a new Folding Mirror poem. Despite that little bit of personal euphoria, the poem turned into a bit of a downer, which is the way Brexit dominating politics has been this year, and I’ve usually written from a social rather than personal view. More details of child grooming in the UK this week compounded it.

A perverse side-effect of Brexit is that more of those demographics could be brought in to replace Europeans who leave. Maybe the Establishment will do it to punish the native working-class demographic, as they seem to have been doing since World War Two; especially in the Home Children white slavery scandal, miners’ strike starving hard workers and New Labour’s Multicultural Fascism that has turned the UK into a war zone.

I didn’t vote in the Brexit referendum, and am sorry to any nice hard-working fair-play Europeans caught up in it, who didn’t sleep with their tutors or bosses to get jobs or promotion (more the tutors, bosses and system’s fault), or undermine other students or workers to get the jobs! I think most are nice, and wish them well for the future. Those already here can stay of course, as far as the deal currently on the table suggests.

Armistice Soldiers’ Centenary, Community Politicians’ Buffoonery

keep on depressing
with all your messing
pushing down, down, down
no more playing the clown
keep straight face now
do nothing might raise brow

hide your emotion, restrain joyous commotion

still in basement without exit
despite sign marked Brexit
people voted to restore identity
democracy, democracy, democracy sincerity
we are not amused
you seem confused

Booker Prize new POP Art Win

The POPolution (PinkyOrangePurple) has been recognised by the Booker Prize, mentioned here yesterday, with Milkman by Anna Burns winning it for Faber and Faber; it’s only book. F&F was also mentioned here yesterday as the publishers of Moby’s Porcelain memoir.

Against Hierarchical Grooming

The subject matter is also relevant to the greenYgrey/POP cause, campaigning against hierarchical grooming, as I have been doing for the last fifteen years in university, work and writing.

As long as the subject is being written about and read it doesn’t matter who’s doing it, although I would obviously have preferred it to be me; I add with unhumble narcissistic egotism self-parody to ‘keep it real’, and try not to look too unctuous and obsequious (two new words I learnt recently and remembered now off the top of my coffilosophy head, and spelt correctly).

New POP Art

I don’t want to let serious issues overshadow the POP celebrations though, and here’s the winning cover stripped of content in true Andy Warhol-style pop art; which could just as well have been the cover of XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, representing greenYgrey’s POP art travel quest for the greenYgrey world’s Andy Warhol, Andy Wolfhol.

Even the simple title ‘Milkman’ is quite pop art, reminding me of Warhol’s Campbell’s soup tins and Coca Cola bottle images. I don’t think he did milk, but there are some other condensed milk ones in pop art style available online:

See the source image

Thank you Anna Burns, Faber and Faber and the Booker Prize judging panel.

Moby’s Creativity Buzz Beyond Coffilosophy

I wrote to ‘try and make a difference’ in the greenYgrey years, as most creatives do; either holistically for humanity and/or nature; or their demographical groups. However, a lot of the time they either end up clashing and cancelling each other out; either political or personal; or within themselves and different parts of their lives – demographic v philosophy – or after a while even with their different age groups – youth v adulthood/middle-age.

I also wrote because I enjoy it, and think it’s the ‘career’ I’m best at: it suiting what I think is my ADHD/bipolar mind, still undiagnosed; more deep philosophical thinking than quick or automatic.

More Moby Empathy than Expected

I didn’t know much about Moby until reading his memoir, Porcelain. His Feeling So Real song was one of my favourites when I got into dance music in 1995, I loved the Play album and like the rest, and saw him at a magical light sunset time at Glastonbury 2000. I knew he was a Christian and into animal rights, but that was about it when I included him as a good monotheist (MiMo Moby: Mildly Monotheistic Moby) character in the second of the greenYgrey trilogy: Werewolf of Oz.

I related to Moby a lot more than I thought after reading his memoir, such as he having a poor one-parent upbringing; likes rock/metal and dance; went from Christianity into agnosticism; had times of hedonism and abstinence; and was looking for deep safe love while risking his life having a good time.

I’m not going to go into everything here, just that at the end of the book he describes the joys of the creative moment nicely, creating his breakthrough classic Play, which was at a time when his early career success was flagging; a creative process I’ve called coffilosophy and philosotea, as that’s when it usually happens to me; and Nick Cave described nicely at the end of 20,000 Days On Earth; and what has been my biggest personal destination for myself through my writing.

Moby: Porcelain: a Memoir
(Faber and Faber, 2016; he doesn’t mention being a character in WoO!)

P. 465: ‘…I had been getting into the… hypnotic workflow that was better than liquor or drugs or sex or science-fiction books…’
P. 468: ‘I sat back and felt that buzz I got only when I’d written something that might be good: a sense of space and expansion in and around my head, as if time were slowing and becoming richer…’
P. 469: ‘…And I knew then it was really done. I didn’t know whether it was good; I didn’t know whether anyone else would like it. But sitting cloistered in my tiny studio, sheltered from the cold rain, I thought it was complete and beautiful.’

Booker Prize Candidate Opinion Not So Outlandish

That’s how I felt when I finished the greenYgrey trilogy: a work of art; as a past winner of the Booker Prize described his book on a programme looking back at it last night. This year’s winner will be announced tonight.

I think XaW Files is/was good enough to be a contender, but I’m not a good enough reader to be a judge; reading 100 books and deciding between them. This is my forte, and the place I love to be: dipping into deep mind philosophy.

If you don’t believe that of somebody like me, then you don’t know your chavistory (chav history); as previous winners of the Booker have been – just as/or more – rougher and rawer; such as James Kelman’s  Glasgow dialect winner in 1984.

I tried to map my writer mind while travelling through the greenYgrey. It’s not too late to explore… but there will be no more… it would be like adding to a painting I feel is finished…