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Music to religion.

The Cult and Piston Tour Joins Prestigious Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

With Halloween and Bonfire Night finished and a month and a half of dodgy weather doldrums in the northern hemisphere until Christmas I’m sure you’re all delighted mistYmuse 2019 (#mYm2019) starts in a fortnight (not fortnite!).

To begin the countdown (not to the full moon, like in the old greenYgrey days!) here’s another essential on the greenYgrey calendar!

The Cult Sonic Temple Tour

The Cult’s show at the Leeds o2 Academy celebrating their classic Sonic Temple album’s 30th anniversary was chosen as this year’s gYg of the Year, supported by Piston.
So they have been added to the prestigious gYg rock n’ roll hall of fame, now in its second decade:

  • 2009: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • 2010: Guns N’ Roses and Skid Row
  • 2011: Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Steel Panther
  • 2012: W.A.S.P.
  • 2013: Alice in Chains, Ghost and Walking Papers
  • 2014: The Pretty RecklessHeaven’s Basement and Nothing More
  • 2015: Motley Crue, Alice Cooper and The One Hundred
  • 2016: Black Sabbath, Rammstein, Saxon, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, The Wildhearts, Halestorm, The Temperance Movement, Kadavar, the Gutterdammerung band and movie, The Electric Wizard, Rival Sons, Sixx A.M., The Amorettes, The Men That Will Be Blamed For Nothing, Avatar, Monster Truck, Whiskey Myers, Grand Magus, Scorpion Child, Inglorious, Royal Republic, Santa Cruz, Deftones, Strange Bones, Graveyard, Tremonti and Gojira.
  • 2017: Guns N’ Roses, The Kills and Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown
  • 2018: Rose Tattoo and Girlschool
  •  2019: The Cult and Piston

Sonic Temple: Sun King and Wild Flower

Here’s a video I took of their opening two numbers. Sun King was my favourite track from Sonic Temple, but there are many great songs in that album and others.
I of course married the Sun last year, but don’t consider myself a king; more a consort!
The Cult were my favourite British band of the late ’80s, after Rainbow and Saxon in the early ’80s.
While Guns N’ Roses were my favourite band, I thought The Cult’s Electric and Sonic Temple would have been worthy successors to Guns’ Appetite for Destruction; and that was probably why Guns poached drummer Matt Sorum from The Cult when Adler had problems during Guns’ follow-up Illusion sessions.

If you liked any of the above, you may like my books, full of ’80s/’90s rock band references. I’ve joined the Woodland Trust to offset paper.

Queen gYgPOPs Inaugural mistYmuse to Close

The four darkest months of winter have passed in the northern hemisphere, and the spring equinox has passed us into having more light than dark, as the Earth’s axis means our planet’s tilt is pointing the north towards the sun on its approximately 365 days journey around our star, as marked by our calendar.

Queen’s Buckingham Palace Garden 

After I spent yesterday writing a lot about my writing on my travel25years site I felt honoured to see the Queen has been celebrating in her garden, with lots of gYgPOPing (greenYgreyPinkyOrangePurple-ing) going on.

With the mist of mistYmuse aimed at 9-5 workers (referring to the 08.30 sunrise times in midwinter) I was also delighted to see the American Queen, Dolly Parton, visit Blighty during the winter light festival to open the 9to5 musical in London.

That’s after ABBA reformed after my XaW Files: Beyond Humanity declared a new age of ABBA while meeting the members as they travelled through Sweden.

mYmories

Some of my mYmories from my blog post yesterday on t25y: I hope the mistYmuse helped those who suffer from SAD (Seasonally Affective Disorder) in the most challenging four months of the year, and entertained everybody.

The weather has been pretty average overall, a mild winter here, but as I’ve stated before, it’s about light rather than weather anyway. Our light is predictable, whereas weather fluctuates. This has been proved true over the last month.

It seemed love was in the air in romantic Valentine February, as the sun shone bright and temperatures rose much higher than normal, creating records, but then March saw a return to wintry weather. Thankfully, sun and warmer weather have now returned.

Not a-muse-d

I would’ve liked to end on a poem, but the muse has gone now! Maybe I will too, until the muse is scheduled to return again for the next mistYmuse on November 21st… no, I didn’t get the call from Dolly to appear in the musical! Hamilton neither !!

I did allow myself to become embroiled in a Media Studies controversy this morning again. Sorry for that, as a white Doctor of Philosopher specialising in the media!

Gemma Chan: ‘‘Why are actors of colour, who have fewer opportunities anyway, only allowed to play their own race?’

Didn’t Amber Rudd get castigated by Diane Abbott and the media for using ‘colour’ recently?

What I wrote on Facebook:

Double standards again. Uses comparison with John Wayne playing Genghis Khan, but there’s been 50 years of media studies complaining about that since, and the ‘whitewashing’ furore of the last decade.
Moreover, many people, including me when young, get their ‘history’ from fiction, so will be misled! At least John Wayne tried to look Mongolian for Khan!

Eight Months Research Break

I’ve still got my books though… mine and my muse’s anyway! If anybody’s got any brilliant work for the best Doctor of Philosophy in Britain and perhaps the world, please get in contact here, at Facebook, LinkedIn or at greenygrey@googlemail.com

Or just read my books, and give them great reviews, and upload your favourite quotes etc to brainyquotes etc. I have done my bit, reaching for our star, and am now retiring my mind to it, until being brought back to Earth by the mistYmuse of 2019/20… maybe see you then…

Successful Sun Brand Art Project

We flew and we flew
sun drew and drew
all I can tell you.

Don’t follow me
only one can be
sun single tree.

You can’t reach
here before time
takes you back
returns your rhyme.

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I researched branding before doing my self-art, and it was for self-love and love of the sun rather than self-harm. It was also about doing something for myself; art and achievement; rather than going for another tattoo.

For those who think it is a downward sign, or one of depression, it is just the opposite – it is me being me, what I want to be, and breaking through what I see as the barriers put up by the clown crowd cloud – if you’re offended by that I’m not writing for you, and maybe not writing about you, but if you think the cap fits, then maybe it does!

Saving money and avoiding going to a tattooist – nothing against tattooists, just that they are human – were third and fourth factors. If a Bardot-Harry-Ekland lookalike tattooist wants to do a big self-portrait on my back; preferably in a sun-trees-nature design; I might make an exception!

The really successful brands were five minutes of a sterilised coin heated in an oven for an hour – while cooking baked potatoes! There was a little pain on initial contact, but nothing after a few seconds.

My Poems’ Soundtracks: Blondie Pagan and Danish D-A-D.

I just wrote a little pagan poetry ditty over at travel25years:

I don’t need to travel the Earth
to be where I feel home
because I’m already
in a pagan state
pagan state of mind.

… to introduce a couple of gYgPOP (greenYgreyPinkyOrangePurple) clips from documentaries about the old Native American settlement at Cahokia, and had a song playing in my mind.

Blondie – Song and History

After a while I thought the chorus was Living in the Real World, but still didn’t know who’s song it was. I was shocked to find it was Blondie, and it was their song; although written by keyboardist Jimmy Destri according to Wikipedia.

Eat to the Beat (1979) was the last album that Blondie were my favourite band, due to musical differences! (self-parodying a cliché reason when bands break up).

They mellowed out the next year with Autoamerican, while I went in the opposite direction, getting into heavy rock and metal full-time!

The Poem of Two Songs 

My recent Folding Mirror poem Fracking My Brain Upwas so epic, taking about a week of thinking and psyching up before writing it, that the soundtrack morphed in my brain from the Spinners’ Working My Way Back To You (Fracking My Brain Up For You)…

… to D-A-D’s Sleeping My Day Away… (Fracking My Brain Away)!

Poetry in Motion Princess Kate Remembers What Made Her Great

I was disappointed Princess Kate seemed to have become a Calamity Kate recently, buying a shotgun as Britain goes weapons crazy!

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Kate Returns to Form

So I was delighted to see Princess Kate return to great greenYgrey form on a visit to Blackpool recently (maybe tangerine would have been more fitting though?), sporting big green and grey, and a little yellow in the arrow symbol of her handbag and the umbrella handle.

So I wrote this Folding Mirror poem to celebrate, adapting it from a spontaneous poem that seeped down effortlessly from the unconscious, and that is included below the FM one.

 Swapping Shotgun for Umbrella, Remembering gYg Princess Era

Princess Kate taking up shooting
was like a poisoned ↑
through my greenYgrey wolf ♥.
Seeing  symbol on handbag
like Y in disguise
deflated, like crushed umbrella.

is T a good umbrella symbol, between windy Y and deflated ↑

Thankfully, brolly she’s holding
in stormy Blackpool photo
sheltered her from rain.
One day when sunny again
Kate will consider birdsong celebrations
more important than dinner conversations.

The original poem posted on Facebook.

Princess Kate taking up shooting
was like a poisoned arrow
through my greenYgrey heart
but seeing the symbol on her handbag
I see it’s just like a Y in disguise
deflated like a storm-broken umbrella.

Thankfully, the brolly she’s holding
in the stormy Blackpool photo
sheltered her from the rain
and one day when the sun shines
Kate will consider birdsong celebrations
more important than dinner conversations.

If you liked the above, and love birdy animals, you should be very interested to know it’s the last day or two, depending where you are, of my latest poetry book and second of the greenYgrey trilogy – fantasy fiction parody comedy Australia travel -being free on Smashwords:

Werewolf of Oz: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325567

242 Mirror Poems and Reflections: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/321583

 

BBC Never Blames Itself and Immigration for State of UK

They’ve Gotta Have Us‘ was the name of a BBC series about black people and Hollywood, but could also be a title of a series about British immigration, with the subtitle ‘And we’re going to consume as much as possible and not control our birth rate.’

Defenceless

For some it could also be used for their attitude to ‘relationships’, as I’ve experienced at work; where ‘Multicultural anti-racism’ are used to pressure and harass. Workforces are full of the same people involved in the grooming, with the same technological and talking skills used for selling.

Those are the skills needed for twenty-first century world, and that’s probably one of the reasons the New Labour government turned a blind eye for twenty years.

There’s a lot of ‘Trojan horse’ tactics too, getting ‘white British’ workers to be politically incorrect/racist etc and then complaining, so they can get more non-British whites into work.

Tommy Robinson did a much better job at exposing all this with a video that got him banned from Facebook, but is still on YouTube, and it’s all stuff I’ve seen and experienced in the last twenty years, trying to use my PhD to be a good role model for white working-class people, and defending women and children in general.

Not only were working-class children exposed to cultures where child marriage are the norm, but New Labour’s focus on multiculturalism tore down their instinctual defence, like pitting a prey animal against a predator after taking the prey animal’s teeth and nails out too.

Overpopulated 

I heard an ‘African heritage’ woman on a BBC discussion programme saying they weren’t going to control their birth rate after President Macron suggested it a couple of years ago, but then they expect Europe to act as a release valve for their overpopulation.

The ‘green left’ have been supporting it, despite it obviously being negative for the environment. I think they’ve been conned into supporting ‘capitalist consumerism and industrialisation’ by ‘multiculturalism’.

Which kind of puts me at odds with both sides of the political divide for different reasons. The ‘working-class’ right-wing and liberal ‘left-wing’ are ‘at war’ over ‘immigration’; but for apparently conflicting reasons, they’re both on the same side when it comes to overpopulation and construction

Establishment Motives?

Why are the establishment doing this to the native people of the country? I heard a BBC newsreader say in a discussion this week that humanity does better when diversifying; so is it a defence against ‘in-breeding’? If it is, why don’t they just admit it, and make it clear, instead of using brainwashing and persecution tactics; and even grooming and rape?

Why did they send white children around the Commonwealth while bringing the ‘Windrush’ people over in the 1950s? Was it a reaction to World War Two?

After the 1980s mixture of strikes and royal scandals the Establishment seemed to be rocked, so what’s been done to ‘working-class’ communities could be a reaction to that: especially either side of the Pennines. Is it to divide and keep conquered?

In a more conspiracy/controversial way, as espoused by people like David Icke, could it be ‘black magick man penis worship’ as seen in the old film The Devil Rides Out, and the House of Blackheads I saw in Riga.

Culture and Sport

When football fans are joining in, as with Manchester United and Lukaku, it shows how quickly brainwashing can work! Or it the Red Devils connection?

I think they were probably trying to show their support, but Lukaku didn’t like it, considering it ‘racist’; as liberal filmmakers like James Cameron have ‘got it wrong’ with Avatar. 

I recently watched the new Magnificent Seven, having liked the subtle civil rights message of the old, as in many westerns of the era, which was of course not liked by anti-white racists, who criticised them for whitewashing.

I considered the new Magnificent Seven anti-white and paganophobic, with the church central to the black hero bringing the white baddie to his knees; finished off by a white woman! I just looked it up to see if there was any anti-white racism criticism, and just found an article saying it was still too white racist, as the whites weren’t shown as being racist enough!

I thought the same about Gallowwalkers, another revisionist western with a black hero versus white people and the sun/light as the baddies!

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I.S. Were My Enemy and War

I was trying to support multi-ethnicity while criticising the Multicultural Fascism policy of the ‘Establishment’. Unfortunately, the loss of a ‘common enemy’; as I think I’ve been used during that time too!; seems to be creating a power vacuum that people who used to get along okay are not any more.

But maybe it’s just because the ‘Establishment’ has used me as bait, sending me to the ‘multicultural’ area to work; with an IRA supporter and black power supporter called Mohammed!; etc and attaching people to me who are likely to conflict with me. Maybe it is all a coincidence!?

Meanwhile, the Pied Piper of grooming, Russell Brand, who apparently wanted an anti-capitalist revolution; rather than my hegemonic evolution; is back on prime-time TV, looking like a right luvvie!

My latest poetry book and second of greenYgrey fantasy fiction parody comedy Australia travel from when I was trying to create a better Britain  are free on Smashwords this week as an ebook download.

I was and am a writer first. I have lots of different causes, which unfortunately conflict, but revolve around making the world the best possible for humanity and animals, and the nature we live in:

Werewolf of Oz: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325567

242 Mirror Poems and Reflections: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/321583