Free to download in July for 10th anniversary: a book with an eco message showing the nice side of wolves to counter the historic demonising, with a Wizard of Oz fantasy theme mixed with the factual forced migration of British children around the Commonwealth for a century, which had recently been told in the book/film Oranges and Sunshine.
Book summary blurb on Smashwords:
Rebel without a cause, werewolf without claws, Grey travels across all regions of Oz (Australia) in a comedy-fantasy parody of the Wizard of Oz. It is not witches that hunt the protagonist for a ruby slipper, but monotheists desperate to get their hands on an emerald cork hat. There’s no scarecrow, tin man and cowardly lion searching for brain, heart and courage; instead, we have Elle McPherson, Angry Anderson and Bon Scott inspired characters needing a body, mind and spirit confidence boost. Will Grey and the intrepid travellers elude their pursuers and reach their destination? This book provides amazing action and surreal comedy in poetry and prose before reaching a cohesive and thrilling ending.
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Animal Farm has inspired me to leave the HUMANITY collective + join pigs: HAMUNITY is way forward for me… Only Fans sigh ‘Oh well’ (Orwell)!
I hope to find some peaceful porcine, unlike Black Sabbath’s War Pigs (which I had listened to a few times recently, but not remembered it as an influence when I posted on Facebook this morning, in a Beyond Humanity kind of subliminal messages coincidence; and not really having read any Orwell lately!):
Negotiating with my mega Hollywood agent; recommended by H&M, no less; I said: ‘without me there would be no more comedy!’. He turned around to me and shouted, ‘Without me there would be no co-me-dy at all!!’ I said, ‘Okay Cody, pipe down!!!’ Co-me-dy, get it!?
After telling readers they should only buy the print book if they really want to read it; due to paper/wood concerns; I again turn normal publicity on its head by declaring my new book not as good as its predecessor, the very excellent 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections.
While that was filled with optimism this is more dystopian; the end of my use of the Folding Mirror form; but contains a few classic poems and they look nice in their Folding Mirror shapes. They have all been published on this website over the last decade, in line with the freedom of information ethos I’ve worked with.
I also kept the prices at their minimums allowed by Amazon and free on Prime; and you can take out a free month’s trial.
Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the poetry and this site over the last 15 or so years. The reason then was to try to make a difference, and that song’s still the same. I was a realist then, and thought I was only slowing down our decline rather than saving us; and recent events have shown how powerless we are; but I’m less inclined now to feel despair!
Yesterday’s ‘Reclaim Rainbow’ post was an example of my free speech first attitude, whether it’s Charlie Hebdo in Europe or South Park in the USA. When I was growing up, it was a left-wing socialist thing: the hippies in California and the existential thinkers in France.
Now, it seems to be the left and LGBT who are the most virulent opponents of free speech, calling everything ‘racist’ or ‘homophobic’; and new ones like ‘Islamophobic’ and ‘transphobic’.
It may sound facetious (that word was more appropriate than I thought when I checked it!), but I’m still a big fan of beautiful lesbians/bi-women; and think they’re more likely to be better off with a woman!
And I’m tolerant of all other LGBT. There’s a lot of bad stuff goes on amongst them, but there is among the hetero too. I think a nice loving gay couple is better than a horrible predator hetero.
Last year was the twelfth prestigious (partly parodygious self-parody; putting myself on a par with a big event, but with real events, and really the gig of the year for me) gYg rock n’ roll hall of fame, with the Descended from Odin festival; part of the York Viking Festival; providing the venue. There’s a great review on Ostara Metal that I agree with pretty much totally!
The first cases of covid-19 in the UK had recently been found in York, but were thought to have been contained and quarantined successfully, so it was a bit of a weird atmosphere. The general message at the time was that it was similar to the flu, and young people creating a herd immunity was a good thing.
I’d had a nasty flu in January, so thought maybe I’d had covid-19 before it got publicised in the UK, but recently took an antibodies test for UK Biobank, and tested negative, so I don’t think I’ve had covid-19 now, although a negative antibodies test doesn’t guarantee you haven’t had it. I’ve been much healthier this winter while avoiding (Beyond!) humanity!
Here’s a few photos I took (I hadn’t seen the request not to take photos mentioned in the Ostara review!). The first ones (reddish) are Nytt Land; then (purplish) Saor, then (greyish) Heilung:
I also took a video of Nytt Land:
The gYg rock n’ roll hall of fame now looks like this:
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
2020: Heilung, Nytt Land, Týr, Saor, Seidrblot, Gaahls WYRD, Winterfylleth, Wyrdstæf and Jo Quail.
The greenYgrey world always had a pagan theme, and ended in Scandinavia, land of Odin.
3 poems I made time to post to Facebook this morning; then one more, changing the title of this post to wordplay Poetry and Philosopher with numbers:
Silence is golden, subtle movement surreal rising to the task: thought: tremendous dividing again, creating new neural pathways…
12.02 running glue drips from sticky sky no more gravity defiance to trees, falling in lime compliance
it’s allinyour mind: your it’s allmind
Bonus poem thought of here, falling into Moby Memory Gospel state of mind. After seeing it take shape, I crafted it into a Folding Mirror poem.
Thinking of Dogs: Wolves and Walks
do dogs dream of when they were wolves I probably know what you’re thinking if you’re younger than me because I passed through that age while I was sinking deeper into my life experience the variables anyway but maybe not if dogs dream of their today and tomorrow
More philosophic poems by a middle-aged white Doctor of Philosophy who’s been blogging freely for twenty years, after being persecuted out of university for criticising Multicultural Fascism!:
In response to someone posting AC/DC’s Rock n’ Roll Singer lyrics on Facebook: Led me astray … in nineteen eight-a 1987 on the road I went away hitchin’ n’ hiking, rock n’ rolling 2020 I’ve eased the tolling cos downpayment blues I had to start to pay!