[Grief] Gristleism new loop names

Grant Regnaert tripreset at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 8 21:08:36 PST 2009


Oh, I gotcha. But yes, it is curious, that's for sure. Usually a "Thank You Brian" is found in the credit/liner notes of an album, not as the title of a song or a loop. Odd title for a loop, but then again, this is TG were talking about.... ; )

Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 01:51:23 -0200
Subject: Re: [Grief] Gristleism new loop names
From: sergio433 at gmail.com
To: grief at hollyfeld.org

I got it wrong - I thought that the "brian" was spoken, not written. Curious. cheers, s. 


2009/12/9 Grant Regnaert <tripreset at hotmail.com>


Yeah, Brian Jones is really much more of a Psychic TV thing.... although it still could be him.... who knows? But, what I do know, is that the "Brian" is definitely not Brion Gysin (even though Gysin would make more sense), because TG would never thank Brion, then deliberately mispell his name as "Brian". So, I don't know who the "Brian" is that TG is thanking. But, I am pretty certain that whoever it is, it's a Brian who actually spells his name as "B-R-I-A-N", which rules out Gysin. And on the topic of the new loops, I am curious what R and D stand for in "R & D".




Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 00:09:05 -0200
Subject: Re: [Grief] Gristleism new loop names
From: sergio433 at gmail.com
To: grief at hollyfeld.org 




I haven't got the gadget, nor really tend to, but in regard to the "brian", it could be Brian Jones (of the Rolling Stones - though that's more of a Psychic TV thing) or, more likely, the also late Brion Gysin, beat poet, writer and man-about-town - for those interested, I suggested the following, which is quite a very good read: 

Nothing Is True - Everything Is Permitted: The Life of Brion Gysin by John Geiger 
Cheers, s., rio


2009/12/8 Angus Spottiswoode <swindonbakery at gmail.com>

With regard to the names of the new loops on the Gristleism, two of them are pretty quintessential TG-ish names: "R&D" and "Wimpy Bar". And one is obvious given the sound of the loop: "Sex String Theory".


But anyone know the story behind the name "Thank You Brian"? And it's windy sound?

Who is Brian, I wonder? And why are they thanking him?

Just curious.
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