21 June 2007

Blog Is Not One Year Old


Boomtime, Confusion 26, Year of Our Lady of Discord 3173

Has it been one revolution around the sun already? Dang! This here blog "is" one year old--and I've been blogging for seven years now. Seems like only yesterday...

The original objective was for this to be a group blog, sorta like Triptych Cryptic, where I cut my blogging teeth. I miss those guys - but I'd like to work with them on something new. Anyway, that's how I envisioned "Blog Is Not.." when I started it up last year. It seems to have dwindled down to Singing Bear and I--with Pixie preferring to stay in the comments section and Aloicious ramblin' and playing the Game Of Life (in the Leary sense, not the Hasbro board variety). I hope he'll eventually come round and post something, even if it's just to say "Hello - gotta run". It's alright, though, the Bear and I make a pretty good team, in my estimation (now if only we can score that radio show deal...). Sometimes it's felt a bit like a solo blog again, especially when Bear's been on sabbatical--which isn't so bad in itself--I just like it more when it's not only my voice echoing in the aether.

Thanks to those who've stopped by and read any of the posts--we appreciate it. I apologise for the comments being set to 'those with accounts-only can post'. We had a bit of trouble with spammers at the last blog ("Pond Of Tunes") and decided not to take any chances this time. Cheers to those of you who did leave a comment - even if it was to plug your book or whatever...oh well, onward and upward.

Today is also the summer solstice and the longest day of the (Gregorian) year. The usual gathering was held at Stonehenge, though I think the weather muted the celebration somewhat. Today was a fairly nice day around here. The forecast promised "sunny spells" and "rain showers", but once again showing meteorology appearing to be a less-than-exact science--the weather stayed pleasant with a few dark clouds passing overhead. I hope your solstice was just as pleasant.

I've been busy with the "Angel Tech" course, so I haven't had much time for posting, but I plan to pick up the pace a bit in a few weeks, when the course has finished. Hope to see you here!


Currently reading: "The Function Of The Orgasm" - Wilhelm Reich, "Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson" - G.I. Gurdjieff, "Principia Discordia" - Malaclypse The Younger (Greg Hill)
Currently listening to: "There's A Riot Goin' On" - Sly & The Family Stone (2007 re-issue), "Sweet Warrior" - Richard Thompson, E.L.O. - "ELO 2" (re-issue)

10 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Hope you both had a very cool Solstice. The weather wasn't very good, was it?

Sorry I have only been able to post occassionally. Maybe more in the future. I hope so.

Peace and Love.

The Purple Gooroo said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha - not really a sunny solstice..and it's even *worse* this week. Ah well, here's to a nice July...

No probs on the posting, Bear - get well soon!!

Mark D. said...

DOOOOD I totally thought you'd left the blogosphere for good! Great to see you back 'n' writing old friend. I must hear your opinion of the new Von Sudenfed album posthaste!

The Purple Gooroo said...

Hey Mark! Good to see you again - glad you found our little hideaway. Sorry about being incommunicado for awhile - I figured I'd set up shop and get round to checking with you guys eventually.

I have stopped by "Cheek" and T.C. every so often, just to see what you cats are up to.

I haven't heard Von Sudenfed - any chance of a hook-up? :-)

I'll add a link to "Cheek"

Mark D. said...

PG, you should BUY Von Sudenfed sight-unseen! It's that good! I'm sure Mark E. Smith and Mouse on Mars need the money anyway...

The Purple Gooroo said...

I think you're correct about that - and I have missed out on The Fall's last couple o' records...

Have you seen the "Perverted By Language" book? The collection of short stories based on Fall tunes? Seems interesting. MES gave it a couple of back-handed compliments (after pouring his usual vitriol on it - well, only slightly...)

Mark D. said...

I have heard about the PbL book, but haven't read it yet: I'm a bit wary, actually. Most short stories suck, even ones inspired by Fall songs!

You probably don't need to buy the latest Fall LP "Reformation Post-TLC" -- on the whole it's not their best. HOWEVER it does have one AMAZING song on it, entitled "Reformation!", which you should seek out. IMHO it's their finest song since "Sparta F.C.". There's a hilariously awful video for a shortened version of the song here. One thing you can say about MES: he ain't phony.

Mark D. said...

Oh yeah I was also gonna mention, besides the Hasbro and Leary Games of Life, let's not forget the bestest one of all: Conway's Game of Life! (I'm an addict, me.)

The Purple Gooroo said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha - that's cool! Thanks for that - I never knew about Conway and the connection to von Neumann.

Good stuff.

Mark D. said...

Whatever you do, DON'T download Mirek's Cellebration, because you will never be able to turn it off!