Is Bjork a Utopian Yorkshire Tea fan? Before discussing the similarities of the Utopia and Brewtopia videos, with a time difference twist, first here’s a little Bjork name fun Folding Mirror poem, which will hopefully please and promote Bjork:
Bjork Pronounced, Poetically Bounced
Be York, as in city
Be Orc, mixed with pixie
but please don’t proceed, tempted by incendiary need
the incorrect, Be dork
or scandalous, Be jerk
greenYgreyologists in the coffilosophy age wondered at the coincidence of how Bjork started writing her Utopia album drawing inspiration from walking in the Icelandic countryside just as the greenYgrey trilogy was ending there in the epic classic XaW Files: Beyond Humanity… and they shared a PinkyOrangePurple (POP) theme:
There was no accusation of Bjork being inspired by the book, but it would be a compliment if she was… or has even heard of it. More recent research has shown that Bjork also had a greenYgrey phase too, as seen in the videos for NotGet and Solstice.
Tea Time Discovery
The Kenco cofficionado does have more questions to answer, especially as he appeared a few months after I contacted them about my coffilosophy/er… and is a bit of a Russell Brand.
It’s okay for the upper classes with their ‘special skills’ to go round looking at people and reading their minds while staring at them! If that was me I’d be called a weirdo witch!
Anyway, the passing of the age from coffilosophy to philosophT; in name if not drink! I do try and drink tea in the afternoon, rather than another coffee, but do still have my two mugs of strong coffee in the morning; at the moment I have one Kenco and one Morrison’s Gold; has already borne tea gold.
I returned to this Yorkshire Tea advert I’d thought at the time was very greenYgreyish. Returning to it now and seeing it was called Brewtopia I thought it may be a parody of Bjork’s Utopia, but then when I looked at the date it was the summer of 2015, so preceded Bjork’s album by some time, as she only started writing it at the end of that year.
It was in the heart of the greenYgrey years, but its POP twilight colours in the sky at the end did precede the greenYgrey POP age being published in XaW Files, although I might have blogged about it beforehand. I doubt if they were influenced by me, and we were both inspired by that scenery.
I started writing the poem below as the introduction this now is, but T.V., brekkie and coffee rhyming inspired me to put it into Folding Mirror (my) poetry form.
Making Axl Rose Look Sociable
I think I’d heard of The Fall before Mark E. Smith’s recent passing, but didn’t know anything about them or him. I’ll let you make your own minds up if you watch the documentary, embedded after the poem, but will of course answer any questions and give my opinion if you ask any in the comments.
For those new to FMPs, the word count has to mirror, inspired by forms like the Haiku’s 5-7-5, but FMPs can be any length, and have any subject.
This poem mirrors names in the headline, with Mark Smith and the Magnificent Seven having the additional mirror of both being MSs (which I didn’t notice at the time of writing the poem.)
The narcissistic self-parody me jokes that he only included the E to have a 10-letter name like me, which is obviously just a funny thought, as he predates me biologically, and much more creatively.
The outer lines mirror 5-5-2,2-5, with the central line a 4,4.
There are also capital-letter words in the two outer lines, and two inner ones.
Mark E. Smith and the Magnificent Seven
This morning turned off T.V.
after brekkie and strong coffee
work ready, write away
but YouTube tempted astray
it was a documentary, calling out to me
didn’t know TheFall’s inspiration
five minutes, brain creation
hour later there were seven
Magnificent memory from movie heaven
The X Files returns on Fox for its tenth series tonight, and it’s looking greenYgreyer than ever. Thanks to Fox for creating an intelligent series that makes its audience think, and question the world around them.
XaW Files: Mystery of the Writer Mind
While X Files only provided a framework for XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, the book does try to investigate my own mind, providing an insight into the difficult process of writing a whole book telling an original story, featuring multiple diverse characters who travel over the vast distances of the whole of Eurasia and beyond.
The book kept to the format of the first nine X Files series, as shown on Wikipedia:
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Nielsen ratings|
|First aired||Last aired||Average viewers
|1||24||September 10, 1993||May 13, 1994||N/A||111|
|2||25||September 16, 1994||May 19, 1995||14.50||63|
|3||24||September 22, 1995||May 17, 1996||15.40||55|
|4||24||October 4, 1996||May 18, 1997||19.20||20|
|5||20||November 2, 1997||May 17, 1998||19.80||11|
|The X-Files||June 19, 1998||N/A|
|6||22||November 8, 1998||May 16, 1999||17.20||12|
|7||22||November 7, 1999||May 21, 2000||14.20||29|
|8||21||November 5, 2000||May 20, 2001||13.93||31|
|November 11, 2001||May 19, 2002||9.10||63|
XaW Files TABLE OF CONTENTS
The format of this book follows the nine series and 202 episodes television series history of the X Files. The number of episodes in each chapter also mirror the number of episodes in each series.
Introduction – pages 1 – 8.
Chapter 1: Russia – 24 episodes, pages 9 – 58.
Chapter 2: Baltic – 25 episodes, pages 59 – 113.
Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania.
Chapter 3: Central East – 24 episodes, pages 114 – 167.
Belorussia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine.
Chapter 4: South East – 24 episodes, pages 168 – 221.
Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Greece.
Chapter 5: Balkans – 20 episodes, pages 222 – 265.
Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia.
Chapter 6: Alps Western Med – 22 episodes, pages 266 – 316.
Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Chapter 7: Western Europe – 22 episodes, pages 317 – 370.
France, Switzerland, San Marino, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium.
Chapter 8: Scandinavia – 21 episodes, pages 371 – 422.
Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Chapter 9: North West – 20 episodes, pages 423 – 475.
Appendix – pages 476 – 488.
It’s available to buy, or rent for Prime members, on Amazon; and various other outlets too I think.