Category Archives: Greenygrey film and photography

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:

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Banksy Art – Suicidal Tendencies – Umberto Eco – Marcel Duchamp – German Protestors

Hero hippies aren’t on crack
they’re on the railroad track…

a group of people around a track: Demonstrators sit down on the rails of the coal trains while police officers are arriving and surrounding them.

… adding colour to the greenygrey
human nature beautiful display.

Banksy YouTube Conspiracy?

I wrote Banksy’s shredding of his painting at Sotheby’s was reminiscent of Suicidal Tendencies’ Art of Rebellion album cover in yesterday’s blog post.

I also wrote it was a total coincidence I was listening to it on YouTube. I think it was, but it was a suggested video, or their Freedumb album (1999) was first, and AoR followed, so who knows how it works; I don’t!

Maybe Banksy works for YouTube, or knows somebody that does?

Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum

If you think about things like that, the possibilities are endless. I recently read Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum (1988), and he makes that point; that there are always connections if you look hard enough; something I showed in my XaW Files: Beyond Humanity.

I am now certain XaW is a credible Eco for beginners: a less scholarly, but more entertaining version. We both studied semiotics at university; I did mine on my own, straying from the methodology the department wanted, starved of supervision in my first year.

Both books have thin plotlines and are more a writer digging deep into philosophy, psychology and knowledge, for personal learning and sharing. I was bored for much of the over 600 pages of Pendulum, and think most modern casual readers will be; whereas I wrote XaW in small entertaining sections, ideal for the modern social media user with low attentions spans, because that’s what I am; especially because I think I always have had ADHD.

Eco (no relation to environment!) passed away a while ago, and was obviously a great writer and academic, so I’m not being ‘competitive’!

Banksy Art History – Marcel Duchamp’s Readymadesy

The greenYgrey didn’t find the greenYgrey world’s Andy Warhol, Andy Wolfhol, on the XaW Files travel quest, but it did find Marcel Duchamp and his Readymades. I realised that the relevant images and photos I’d been rebranding greenygrey/greenYgrey; and then POP (PinkyOrangePurple) were like what Duchamp had done a century earlier, in what some people consider the most important artistic contribution of the century. I named mine readYmades, in line with the greenYgrey rebranding!

Jonathan Jones traced Banksy back to Duchamp in an article on MSN today. There is even a link to the Suicidal Tendencies’ Art of Rebellion album cover featuring the Mona Lisa, as Jones cites Duchamp’s drawing on a copy of the Mona Lisa.

A fresh coffilosophy thought now wonders if Suicidal Tendencies knew of Duchamp, and they were referencing him by featuring the Mona Lisa. Are they modern dadaists, protesting against elitism and war in their own LA way… the possibilities are endless..!

I hadn’t connected the railroad tracks image at the top of the blog post to the Banksy-Duchamp article when I started writing this, but now I realise it’s my latest greenYgrey readYmade.

The greenYgrey may have left Earth, but it’s spirit lives on…

I apologise if this blog post has been too long, and it’s been very male. Gwyneth Paltrow was on the news this morning promoting her Goop brand, and she talked and looked great, and many women are capable of great art and deep thinking, as I’ve tried to strongly promote over the last fifteen years of arduous; sometimes fun; creative writing… and editing, which is never really fun, but is rewarding when improving the spontaneous prose and eliminating errors that would have spoilt it.

 

Portugal Algarve and Lisbon Photos

Marc Latham’s travel25years blog has had some great greenygrey photos from his Everest view trek recently, including a momentous battle between a tarantula and pompilid (like a giant hornet), so I thought it was time to catch up with his photographic travel memoirs from his time in Portugal, which followed on from my last such blog from Barcelona.

Portugal Travel Photos

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho at Greenygrey Creation in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol. Yes, I do believe that the last time I posted greenygrey photos not featured on the t25y site or the TravelThruHistory site was from Marc’s time in Barcelona.

As the blog runs backwards, the next stop was two years before, when Marc visited Portugal in 2009. Here’s some great greenygrey photos from a mostly yellowyblue land:

summer 2011 200 summer 2011 363 summer 2011 177 summer 2011 060 summer 2011 180 summer 2011 222 summer 2011 234 summer 2011 305 summer 2011 308 summer 2011 309 summer 2011 310

summer 2011 292

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Nature Photos Focusing on Wolves

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of Greenygrey creation in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol. I’ve been storing up some greenygrey Facebook goodies for winter, and am sharing them with you below.

Wolf and Nature Photos

I’ve got lots of nice wolf photos, and a few others with great greenygrey scenes. The names of those who posted them are under the photos, and the photos link to their Facebook pages.

In this first one, a wolf seems to be enjoying greenygreying on a cold morning… or doing an impression of the genie’s lamp!

Photo: When you hear the howling, the wolf has come, about you to accompany a piece of your path. He takes away the seriousness of the day and gives you the ease of being.
Geraldine Pecher

Just a cute pup enjoying a snooze with the warmth of its parent amongst great greenygrey nature in this photo:

Photo: Beautiful, peaceful, perfect ...♥♥Photo - fotocommunity
Pro-Wolf North West

This wolf seems to be between a greenygrey rock and a greenygrey hard place:

Photo: Live the life you deserve,Trust in what matters,Put faith into your intuition,To be all you can be andLove unconditionally with integrity.love & light ... <3words copyright Soul Wolf Journey  2012 photographer unknownshare like
Soul Wolf Journey

Nice greenygrey trees behind this wolf:

Photo: A THOUGHT TO PONDER..."When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world."  -  John Muir#standforwolves
Wolfwatcher

Nice mixture of human and rhino greenygrey in this photo, with some vegetation to complement the main scene.

Photo: Many of you are preparing to celebrate #Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this year? We're thankful for the support of our members, the hard work of our passionate staff and the sacrifices that #wildlife rangers make on the front lines of this fight to save Africa's beautiful, treasured species. Thank you. http://bit.ly/1er0dCpPhoto: Phil Perry Wildlife Photography
African Wildlife Foundation

This kangaroo doesn’t seem into boomeranging!

Photo: Hello from Australia! Our expert Suzanne Stone has been visiting with researchers and ranchers there, and getting a great look at the local wildlife along the way. Since our nonlethal methods of keeping wolves away from livestock have been so successful, Suzanne is looking to see if they can also help Australian ranchers with dingoes. Read about her trip and see more photos at http://dfnd.us/1bGjOk4
Defenders of Wildlife

Northern Lights provide spectacular greenygrey scene over Iceland.

Photo: Stunning!This great shot of the Northern Lights across Iceland is by Stephane Vetter, as part of his Sacred Nights collection. If you love these kinds of photos (just like us!) then you’ll want to check out Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for more gems!Take a look here http://1.usa.gov/1gp0Hdu
WWF
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Photos from Google+ all with Greenygreyness

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of Greenygrey Creation in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol. Talking of ol’ Wolfhol, I just found a postcard on this here site that bears the unmistakable and seemingly impossible to forge signature of our very own creative inspiration.

Nature Photos and Art

I didn’t find it until just now because I’ve been in the Google+ world searching out great greenygrey images.

I found quite a few,
so without further ado,
here they are for you:

Askar Takirbassov
Marianne Sansum
Gary Posner

ΕΛΕΝΗ ΕΛΕΝΑΚΗ
Carlos Moruzzo
Carlos Moruzzo
Alpha Pet Care

The names underneath the photos are those of the people that posted the photos on Google+.

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Heavy Rock and War Remembrance Photos

With Remembrance Sunday in the U.K. around the corner I thought it was a good time to post this rock and war blog that has remained in the Greenygrey vaults for about a month.

Rock And War

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head of Greenygrey creation, and specialist in photography like my human parallel Baron Wolman. Rock music has usually been used to protest against war, and Pink Floyd have been at the forefront of criticising unnecessary wars.

This is mostly because Roger Waters lost his father in World War Two. This greenygrey photo posted on Google+ by Seth Meister shows Waters recently visiting his father’s memorial in Italy to honour his father.

Roger Waters Memorial Photo

RW at father's graveside

Judas Priest have a song called War, as well as one called Breaking the Law.

Around the same time as the above Roger Waters photo surfaced, Planet Rock on Facebook posted the photo below of their singer Rob Halford camouflaging himself nicely against the window and bushes for his war with the lawn.

Rob Halford Gardening Photo

Perhaps the most famous and best rock protest song is Black Sabbath’s War Pigswhich criticised the hierarchy who create and perpetuate wars for their own personal gain, whether for their egos and place in history, or financial gain.

World War One, or the Great War as it is also known, is probably the biggest example of this in Britain. Here’s some of the War Pigs lyrics from the Cheezburger website, with half a greenygrey.

Black Sabbath War Pigs

War Pigs-Black Sabbath

Some wars are necessary, and some provide people and animals the chance to become heroes. Many people desire the opportunity to be heroes, while others are reluctant ones.

This is natural, and especially when movies and media glamourise war. The Greenygrey isn’t against that, and there’s enough ‘reality’ out there to balance it, although most people won’t see it, and won’t want to.

World War Two was probably the most necessary war for Britain. The U.S.A. joined in, played a major role, and then made some great movies about it. One of the best, and perhaps THE best, was The Great Escape.

Steve McQueen played the cool American in that, and we were delighted to see that greenygrey played a big part below him… and behind him!

Steve McQueen Great Escape Photo

Photo: Liz Barnes wants this.....

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