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Werewolf of Oz Preface and Y

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Here’s the Werewolf of Oz preface. Part 3 of the published epic comedy-fantasy, poetry ramble, questionable quest; introduced by a declaration of Y:

Y is the 3-D tree of growth, thought and knowledge at the heart of the
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PREFACE 

The book was made possible by using technology that has emerged in the digital age. Companies providing the broadband, software and websites include: Virgin, Amazon, Google, WordPress, Wikipedia, Photo Impact, Microsoft, Facebook and Koalanet (Aussie slang words). The author was grateful to acquire friends, readers, inspiration and information through the social media on some of those websites. Family and friends in the real world are also appreciated. Thanks also to those who have published, bought and praised the author’s previous work.

Writing Magazine provided most of the creative writing advice and instruction learnt before and during the writing of this book. The writer learnt most of his old rock from Kerrang and Classic Rock magazines, and usually listened to Planet Rock radio while working on the book. Comedy was learnt from cartoons, comics, television, magazines, films, books, people and animals from the 1960s to the present.

Dr. Marc Latham has been editing for seventeen years: eleven years of further education and six years of creative writing. He took a six-month career break to finish the book. Researching the book was both an enjoyable form of escapism and an informative geography lesson; the author was often sent on a trip down memory lane, and maybe that’s what the dust sandy path (yellow brick road) is all about.

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Grey Muses on Missing Muse to be not Amused

 

Muse
Image via Wikipedia

Hi, it’s Grey. We’re still waiting for clearance to bring the last Werewolf of Oz blog into the Greenygrey world, so in the meantime I thought I’d tell you how I remembered something I forgot to include in one of my original blog posts.

Muse on Planet Rock

I was about to turn Planet Rock radio off a couple of days ago, when they announced that Muse were up next. I’m not a big Muse fan, they’re okay as far as I’m concerned, but I thought that if I was a big Muse fan and was going to miss their track I’d be doubly not amused. Get it?
It reminded me that I didn’t get Angry’s joke when he said something like that in the Geelong Goodbye, and I hadn’t included it in that Werewolf of Oz post. The second half of that blog now reads:

 

Geelong is GGood for a Sing-Song

Our bellies full, we headed north-east to Geelong. The name ‘Geelong’ reminded me of Green and me when we are together, because our initials are a sort of long Gee: a GG.

We called in a rock bar called Geelong Goodbye for dinner, as it advertised that Muse was playing there that night. We ate a fine dinner in time for the band, but there was no sign of them. A couple of hours passed, and then it was announced that they’d phoned just before being sucked into a Supermassive Black Hole, meaning they couldn’t make it.

Angry said that the band not turning up meant he wasn’t going to be amused. I was worried he was going to start raging, and asked him to remain cool if possible, but then he pointed out it was a joke: Muse, amused. I saw the funny side then and laughed… with a mixture of humour and relief.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise in the end; Muse’s cancellation, not Angry’s joke; because Angry and Bonzo volunteered their services, and then played a tasty first performance as Angry Bonzo / Dandelion Cordial.

The crowd lapped up the bluesy rock beats, and one song was inspired by my recent werewolf poem. The chorus went something like this:

Beware of wereies?
Wereies cuss berries?
The most precocious of wereies?
No!: Be cautious of berries.

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Tracer Chaser Leads to Double Discovery of Relevancy

Hi, it’s Green. We heard a good song by Australian band Tracer on Planet Rock, so we thought we’d look them up. Our first interesting discovery was that their debut album is called Spaces In Between, which reminded us of the Folding Mirror poetry form.

Tracer Spaces in Between

And then we went to their Mascot label’s website, and the Cool Green Recordings has a greenygrey layout. How cool!

We have checked with the Werewolf of Oz, and it turns out they played at the Rock-It Festival, so we’ve added them to the book of the blog we’re editing at the moment:

Tracer started the day off for us with some fantastic space rock. They were followed by a storming Airbourne set, and a great slide guitar fuelled bluesy show by Rose Tattoo. Brian Johnson era AC/DC played a solid set, and nicely warmed us up for a sensational Bon Scott era AC/DC bad boy boogie headlining show.

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