Glynsky

glynsky and pete join forces…

Dear diablog,

I had been saving this for a laugh with/at Smiles at sometime in the future but, having just spoken to Pete, we have decided to ‘air’ it now in an effort to lighten the weekend on GandP.

Today the Internet has not just been full of Saint Aaron the Futile (who topped himself having come to the end of his useful spoiled existence in one of the most rich and privileged societies in the world and on whom injustice was apparently served. I note that the only injustice was that he ended his own life without the courage to see it out when 95% of the world’s poor suffer more than the Dunkin’ Donuts he shoved down his manly throat.).

No, he with his head up

up-yours

has seriously pissed off two of G+P’s valued commentators with a load of bollocks from a Mr. Grey who deserves no shade at all as he is equally

up-yours

 

So, particularly for Iren
iren-old
and Smiles
smiles
with Pete’s love (he is stranded in a shopping mall by VibratorsRUs and out of batteries) and mine (despite being riven with wonder at how much ‘stuff’ one person can generate) we submit for your delectation…
ER

Happy 100th Jimmy van Heusen and happy Australia Day

Dear Reader,

It is a gorgeous day toady. You can either celebrate Australia Day, cheers mates.

Or you can celebrate the 100th birthday of Jimmy van Heusen.

Even if his name does not ring a bell right away, you will know many of his works and probably can whistle along in a minute.

Four time Oscar winner Jimmy van Heusen created this Emmy Award winning song, written for Mr. Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra:

A beer for Australia and a glass of champagne to happy partnerships,
Engine Room

ER

UK, GB, England, London, City of London …

Dear Reader,

Whenever our patron Glynsky runs out of arguments, he likes to retreat to:

“Oh, you just don’t understand ….”
(insert UK, Great Britain, England, the English, the Welsh, Italy, him, etc.)

The most recent case of prissy Glynsky can be found here.
I leave it to our resident shrink, to find out whether this flaw is rooted in Glynsky being English, Welsh, Italian, or just not man enough.

An American, living in London, must have encountered the same. And made a brilliant video:

Will Glynsky find something to nag about in this video?

The producer/director/artist, C. G. P. Grey, is all over the place.
You can read his website, his tweets, etc..

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ER

The 1600th post about Glynsky in Art

Dear Reader,

There are cases, when Glynsky’s thickness leaves me speechless.
Take this recent exchange here as an example.

Remembering the old line, a picture says more than a thousand words, I went online for help. And our beloved reader, Nana Silvergrim, provided just what I needed to express what I could not put in words:

Glynsky has inspired art before.

The following famous music video was probably created with Glynsky in mind:

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ER

Internet – Connecting People, not Machines

Dear Reader,

In this post, Glynsky mumbled something about the difficulty finding music online. He wrote the following balderdash:

One of the difficulties of downloading music is that unless you know exactly what you want, or are prepared to spend hours trawling iTunes, Spotify or whoever, it is difficult to acquaint yourself with the lesser known material of any given musician, particularly if their ‘albums’ are not easily found or still available.

This is yet another example of Glynsky having no clue what the internet is about.

Dear Glynsky, let me put it in bold letters for you:

The Internet connects people, not merely computers

Of course, there is nothing wrong with surfing the various commercial music websites on the world wide web like Last.fm, spotify.com, iTunes.com, etc. They all have recommendations and you might stumble upon something you like.

Side note to Glynsky:
Most of those websites have “playlists” and/or “stations”, where you can get that “radio experience”. Or you go to www.pandora.com, which is all about discovering music, about serendipity.

But the internet is so much more than commercial web sites.An obvious place to start looking for music is BitTorrents at ThePirateBay. That gives you approximately 164 files. Another torrent search engine, torrentz.eu, gives you 147 torrents.
That should be enough for exploring the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival on your own.

But Glynsky – unknowingly, of course – gave the clue to the real internet as he continued:

Ages ago it was also thus, but then you had no choice other than to exploit an assistant in the local record store –

Surprise, surprise, in his early days Glynsky was able to ask a person for help. Or, as he puts it, “exploit” someone.

Well, here’s news for you, Glynsky, there are people online.
People you can ask. People, who gladly share their knowledge.
This is the core of the internet, and much older than the world wide web.

Let’s take Glynsky’s chosen issue, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), and have a look, shall we?

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Glynsky

is the water safe, the real deal 40…

Dear diablog,

I sit here in the International HQ (which thanks to some far east interest may well soon become the Global HQ) reflecting on Christina’s protruding
christina
profile through the frosted glass window of my office and in a constant fit of snigger’s caused by Engine Room’s ‘up his own’
up-yours
views on the British and their (hopefully) withdrawal from the EU.

One of the great advantages in ‘my’ area of the HQ is that I can play music – and lots of it – whenever and whatever I wish.

A perennial favourite of mine has been Creedence Clearwater Revival who you will probably know well from their major hits including ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Green River’ et al.

One of the difficulties of downloading music is that unless you know exactly what you want, or are prepared to spend hours trawling iTunes, Spotify or whoever, it is difficult to acquaint yourself with the lesser known material of any given musician, particularly if their ‘albums’ are not easily found or still available. Ages ago it was also thus, but then you had no choice other than to exploit an assistant in the local record store – or buy the album! There was of course always the radio and the chance of hearing it on someone’s show – sorry, forgot. As usual ER in his twisted way thinks that this was lack of choice, manipulation, brainwashing, payola and FKW.

With this in mind, and with the CCR album ‘Green River’ belting out in the background I introduce you to some of the lesser known, but fabulous, numbers in their repertoire.

Readying myself for the perennial moans from Engine Room (for him, nothing to do with Christina’s amorous attentions!) about excessive film content, try ‘ Sinister Purpose’

of which unfortunately I could not find live footage.

Some while ago I mentioned Swamp Music with regard to Tony Jo White, and CCR were at the forefront along side him and other greats to whom I shall return in the future.
Lead by John Fogerty, who is still packin’ ’em in…

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