Debbie Harry and Blondie Awarded Glastonbury

A terrific triple greenYgrey photo-stories and Debbie Harry and Blondie going 3G for Glastonbury Metro edition yesterday made me work overtime to bring you another greenYgrey photos special. It’s great to see our rebranding getting such great media coverage.

greenYgrey Gold Find

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of greenYgrey Creation in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol. In a Metro story by Aidan Radnedge, a California couple look like they dedicated their $10 million gold coins find to the greenYgrey’s rebranding from this photo:

Gold coins packaged

greenYgrey Bank Vault

Maybe they’ll keep their gold in a Swiss bank vault. A Nicole Le Marie story alerted me to one being sold that looks like it’d provide a great greenYgrey home:

Fairtrade Bananas

While gold is good, bananas are great… and fairtrade bananas are fantastic. An article about the value and benefit of buying fairtrade bananas by Amy Dawson had this fantastic photo of Colombian banana farmer Foncho Cantillo in front of a Billboard made from 5,000 real bananas on Clapham Common.

Cantillo positioned himself well to make sure grey was included in the greenY photo.

Another photo featured Harry Hill, who is of course the human parallel of our very own Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, and a fairtrade ambassador.

Hill only had a little grey in his photo, so he gets a smaller image:

Debbie Harry : 2G     Blondie: 1G 

Deborah Harry, from Blondie, Thetford Forrest, UK

Deborah Harry, from Blondie, Thetford Forrest, UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And finally, what a fortnight for Debbie Harry of Blondie fame. First of all she was the top half of Marc Latham’s epic Valentine Folding Mirror poem, and on Wednesday she was awarded the Godlike Genius (2G) award at the NME award ceremony.

In a Metro story reported by Jenni McKnight, Debbie Harry also announced that Blondie would be headlining one of the nights at this year’s Glastonbury (1G).

Congratulations and Good Luck to Debbie and Blondie, and thanks to the Metro.

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Mirror Poem Original Draft and First Reflection

Lies are not an isle
standing well above the surface.
They are oceans of unpredictable waters.
The truth is but a tattered tugboat
trying to stay together
seeing out the storm
to reach its destination
afloat in one piece.

English: The Lake Isle of Inishfree Set in Lou...

English: The Lake Isle of Inishfree Set in Lough Gill, the much-hyped subject of a poem by WB Yeats.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, satirical comedy poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth and wolves.

Mirror Poem Uses Anagrams and Metaphors

In a Greenygrey poetry exclusive GGN‘s Wolf Whitzer would have been proud of, I can reveal that the opening stanza of poetry above was the original poem Marc Latham turned into his Anagram Ocean Inspiration, Navigating Uncharted Metaphor Folding Mirror poem recently imported into the Greenygrey world.

Tugboat Graveyard

Tugboat Graveyard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There’s more explanation and a couple of photos over on the fmpoetry.wordpress.com website.

Mirror Poem Book

Marc Latham’s second poetry collection is available on Amazon for the lowest prices he could set.

Marc loves bargain-hunting, so he thought he’d give you one… well, two if you also include the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

242 Mirror Poems and Reflections contains 121 Folding Mirror poems and 121 reflections; the reflections are an eclectic mix of poems, thoughts and explanations.

Mirror Poem Reflections

The Greenygrey will be serialising the Reflections here this year, as we serialised the Werewolf of Oz last year. The book’s very low price won’t be reduced this year or next. The Folding Mirror poems have already been previewed on fmpoetry.wordpress.com

The poems and reflections reach back to ancient history, the Romantic period and ‘Great War‘; are most influenced by writing, rock, pop and poetry from the 1950s to now; and look out to the latest developments in space and science.

Reflection 1

The first reflection mirrored a poem that reflected on the similarities between space and mind in the latest technological imaging called: SAGAS: Solipsistic Astronaut Gravitates Agnostic Space

The reflection was inspired by Marc’s continual search for truth and knowledge, which is given a reason and outlet by his writing and poetry, rather than resting on his laurels, and studying the same subject to precision expertise while raking in the rewards.

It’s only a small one, trying to be philosophical, and many of the other reflections are much longer. Here it is:

What I am incapable of understanding has no meaning,
What I understand has no interest.

Amazon link

Smashwords cover

Smashwords link

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Everest View Gokyo Trek Photos

As Marc Latham’s travel25years blog reaches its Nepal destination of Gokyo I thought it would be an ideal time to catch up with some great greenygrey photos from Nepal.

Nepal Everest View Trek Photos

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of Greenygrey Creation in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol; although I have learnt a lot from ol’ Wolfhol, I was originally inspired by top Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman.

This site has already featured some Nepal photos, but there’s lots more from Marc’s trek.

They say a picture is equivalent to a 1000 words, and I don’t have 1000 words to say, so here’s some photos; but words are of course useful, and allow me to add that some of the photos are previously unpublished:

hornet6b Jiri monastery Nepal 101 Nepal 019 Nepal 021 Nepal 121 Nepal 123

There’s lots more Nepal photos and words at travel25years.wordpress.com, with Everest reached this week.

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Mirror Poems on Mind and Society

Modern media and technology allows more chance of the truth emerging, but also means there are more lies and misinformation flying around. Humanity builds a world view from childhood; most news is absorbed to fit into that schema.

Social Mind Poems 

Wordsworth on Helvellyn

Wordsworth on Helvellyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth and wolves.

I’m introducing the latest two Marc Latham poems from the fmpoetry.wordpress.com website that haven’t been imported into the Greenygrey world. They were divided on fmpoetry by a Valentine poem introduced into the Greenygrey world last week by my good friend, Love the mixed-up vole.

Contrary to rumours circulating in the Greenygrey world, I am not in love with vole. I am in in.

Post-Modern Thinking Process 

Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marc Latham grew up in a cold war world divided between left and right. Labour gave him the politics he liked, while the Daily Mirror gave him the news he wanted.

The cold war seemed to end in the 1980s and Labour became New Labour in the 1990s.

While the Mirror is a good paper, it’s not the tome of truth Marc once thought it was. It was of course owned by Robert Maxwell for a while, who turned out to be a big crook; was edited by Piers Morgan, and  was allegedly illegally hacking as much as other newspapers.

Modern Media Culture 

post-modεrn dεspεratεly joyful spıral . .

post-modεrn dεspεratεly joyful spıral . . (Photo credit: jef safi ‘pictosophizing)

Marc Latham still values politics and the media, but doesn’t follow them as he did in the past. That’s partly because they are no longer as they were in the past, in what is usually called the post-modern world.

Marc specialised his research on information providers and the media. While he thinks it’s good that there’s more diverse information in the public sphere now, he thinks a lot of it is lost in all the twittle-twattle that dwarfs it, and that most people still believe or reject information based on their cultural schemas.

Some of the false information is created and circled consciously, while other stories are because of a lack of research by the provider, or time to absorb the news by the consumer, in the desire for the the lead in breaking 24-hours news… Wolf’s Blitzer and Whitzer are notable exceptions.

Mirror Poems 

Anyway, enough rambling for one day, here’s the Folding Mirror poems. The second poem is followed by the free-thinking poem that preceded it.

Both poems are followed by information on recent Horizon documentaries about how the mind works, only available in the U.K. as far as known.

There’s lots more information and some images on fmpoetry.wordpress.com

Anagram Ocean Inspiration, Navigating Uncharted Metaphor

slie esil
lies are not an isle
jutting up jealously
sticking out
high above surface

stormy poisoned seas, dragging sailors down

tattered tugboats try
staying together
seeing out storm
truth usually sails against wind
often sinking

Folding Mirror Finished, Normal Service Resumed 

idea inspires research
on multiple sources
imagining whole shape
analysis upon analysis
accurately quantified
folding mirror line
happens about now

with two clauses, divided by comma

then poem continues
in bottom half
same amount
words to line
remembering upper semi
reflecting both sides
until form accompli

Original Poem

judgements are based
on the past
anticipating the future
analysis upon analysis
accurately quantified
the folding mirror line
should happen about now
with two clauses, divided by comma
the same amount of words
twist of the mind
poem continues
line after line
without a fold
mirroring two sides
until creation ends

The BBC‘s Horizon documentary, available until March 5th, this week featured research on the decision-making process. Last week it also focused on the mind, and the power of the placebo effect, available until March 3rd.

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Final Highlights

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be remembered for many things, but its greenygreyness will probably not be one… except in the Greenygrey world that is. First of all, congratulations to Russia for putting on a great games, and winning the medal table, and also all the Winter Olympians.

Graham Bell, Winter Olympian 

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams with a satirical comedy sports report. Yes, after the Winter Olympics 2014 Alpine events finished at Sochi former Winter Olympian Graham Bell was asked for his Alpine stars.

In the above photo Bell is probably asking how come fellow presenter Ed Leigh gets to greenygrey, and he doesn’t. Leigh is obviously the happier of the two, to the point of looking smug.

Graham Bell’s Alpine Stars

While they came from different countries and genders, they did have one thing in common: yes, you probably guessed it, a love of greenygreying.

Perhaps fittingly, the first Alpine stars on Bell’s list were Kjetil Jansrud and Tina Maze, who have already been featured on this blog for greenygreying and Super Ging.

Ted Ligety

I have to admit that Team U.S.A.s Ted Ligety had escaped my Eddie ‘The Eagle’ eyes until Bell brought his love for greenygreying to my attention. Here’s a couple of photos of Ligety in super GGing action:

Alpine FIS Ski World Championships - Men's SuperG

 

Mikaela Shiffren

Graham Bell’s last Alpine star, Mikaela Shiffren, was another Greenygreyer that slipped through my grip.

It didn’t take me long to find some great greenygreying images of Shiffren. And here’s a couple:

 

Frame by frame: how Shiffren won the Slalom.

winter olympics2

Top Greenygrey Star

While the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will probably not be remembered as the Greenygrey Games like the London 2012 Summer Olympics; the Greenygrey is more at home in warm climates; I like to think that Team GG did contribute quite a great deal to the games.

LG Snowboard FIS World Cup

LG Snowboard FIS World Cup (Photo credit: LGEPR)

While the above Alpine skiers were undoubtedly great, for me the star greenygreyer of Sochi 2014 was the helmet of the Czech Republic snowboarder Sarka Pancochova.

In true greenygrey shapeshift dividing style, and also remembering the Hats of Hope met in the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps, the helmet broke in two to break Pancochova’s fall, allowing her to compete again three days later.

In this image, featured in the same BBC Saturday highlights show as Bell’s naming of his Alpine stars, the greenYgrey helmet’s split is shown at its bottom, revealing a yellow inside.

winter olympics1

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Stockholm Sweden Travel History Article

Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and most populous city in Scandinavia, but it is also one of the greenest, and looks after its beautiful natural surroundings, with hundreds of islands in the Stockholm archipelago, and many parks and forests providing nice places to walk. It also has great architecture, with an old town dating back to medieval times.

Sweden’s Stockholm History and Travel 

Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, legendary travel writer correspondent at the Greenygrey. After Marc Latham set off in 1987 inspired by my human parallel Jack Kerouac, for a journey that lasted just under a year, his trip to Norway and Sweden in 2013 marked the end of his personal twenty-fifth anniversary tour.

Stockholm

Stockholm

Stockholm was the final destination on that trip, as he flew back to Blighty from there, having flown into Haugesund on the west coast of Norway, just south of Bergen.

I’m delighted to report that the Travel Thru History website has now published Marc’s article Pastel Sunshine Thoughts in Stockholm about his time in the city. It mixes his personal travel history with Stockholm travel and history information. It’s available on the travelthruhistory.com website.

Stockholm Article Innovation

Scandinavia 467

Stockholm

In a world exclusive interview, Marc told me that he thinks the main new innovation of this article was the inclusion of quotes by Swedish people.

He’d first of all thought of just writing in the land of.. and names, but then thought it would be cooler to use quotes, and especially if they were relevant to the article.

Norway – Sweden Photo Exclusive

At the end of the article Marc wrote that the falling blossom was the last scenic photo of his twenty-five years of travel.

It was, but that was photo 473 of his Norway-Sweden trip, and there was a photo 474.

In another world exclusive, I’m delighted to reveal that it was this greenygrey one!:

Scandinavia 474

 

Marc Latham has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

There are more blogs about Marc’s Norway – Sweden trip from the links below.

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Back to the Future Shoes Return to Fashion

For a fashion midweek festival, which this week has turned into, while Stella Lagerwolf-Bruno was at London Fashion Week last week I was travelling through time back to the future… or as it can otherwise be known, flicking back a few pages in the Metro.

Back To The Future

Hi, it’s Paco Wolfsang, apprentice fashionista at the Greenygrey, inspired by Paco Rabanne.

I was hot on the heels of Aidan Radnedge’s story that Nike are planning on bringing out a pair of self-lacing power shoes to coincide with the release of a new Back To The Future movie next year. 

That’s mainly because, not only are they self-lacing, they’re greenygrey:

Marty McFly’s self-tying trainers ‘on sale from Nike in 2015′

Metro

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