[Grief] Gristleism new loop names

Angus Spottiswoode swindonbakery at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 22:14:20 PST 2009


R&D is surely Research & Development, a standard industrial acronym  
and suitably distant and corporate for TG.

As for Brian, good suggestions, thanks. I think maybe it's an in-joke  
reference to someone in the TG circle. Still curious to know who though.


On Dec 8, 2009, at 8:08 PM, Grant Regnaert <tripreset at hotmail.com>  
wrote:

> 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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