[f_minor] Genius Within DVD for Europe

maryellen jensen maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 17 19:14:56 EST 2011


Dear Bobmerk,

I was worried about you but kept it to myself. Now I know my worries were founded in fact and I shouldn't have kept it to myself. 

Let's hear it from everyone on this F Minor List that "bobmerk" is out of danger and that we are all ecstatic to hear it! 

Perhaps this 'little ditty' from Bach will help: if any morning looks a little too grey or it hurts to laugh or to sit up or whatever ... I dont presume to know but sing this to yourself and smile inside of the melody and just shake your head at the thought that any of this exists.

All the best to you 

Mary Jensen 

PS I like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" because it is incomprehensible, no matter how many people have recorded it in every way possible. 

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:08:13 -0500
From: bobmerk at earthlink.net
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Genius Within DVD for Europe

Surprisingly for a Swiss, you clearly do not understand der Kapitalismus, where the dead never stop earning money.Michael Jackson (whose estate owns the Beatles song catalog) just started earning big money, because he just abruptly stopped his bizarre spending spree. Death is a sort of Rehab for people with shopping addictions.A few years ago Karen Carpenter was the  top-selling Dead Musical Artist. For several years this odd honor has gone to Kurt Cobain (the incomprehensible "Smells Like Teen Spirit").

Elvis, of  course, rakes it in every year.(During his lifetime, Van Gogh was never able to sell a single painting.)In 2010, after their typical legal squabbles, the surviving Beatles finally dove into the .mp3 Internet Music For Sale market, with huge success. The Stones on the other hand always enter new tech marketplaces immediately, and are quickly rewarded and enriched. btw in 2010 The Stones cleaned up, extra-featured and released a new CD of "Exile on Main Street" which has garnered huge critical praise.They were the halftime act at the (USA football) Super Bowl in 2006, singing "Start Me Up," "Rough Justice," "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The show was viewed by 89,900,000  people, more than the audiences for the Oscars, Grammys and Emmy Awards combined. In the wake of the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy with Janet Jackson [the world accidentally saw her breast for a second], ABC and the NFL imposed a five-second delay and censored lyrics considered too sexually explicit in the first two songs by briefly turning off Mick Jagger's microphone -- censoring to which the group had previously agreed.* * *There's never going to be a "definitive" documentary about Glenn Gould. His unique achievements and bizarre life will keep attracting documentarians, good and not-so-good. "32 Short Films" showed how photogenic the long-dead GG was and that there was a substantial audience for documentary re-interpretations of him. I am waiting for Glenn Gould in I-Max 3D.(The guy who invented the cool new 3D tek called RealD also wrote "Puff the Magic Dragon.")Actually I am waiting for the first biopic about Bobby Fischer. Nominations for who might play Bobby? I vote for Christian Bale.BobA personal note: I and my laptop are in a Rehabilitation Facility recovering from monster heart surgery. By Springtime I will have recovered enough to go home. But the ordeal is far more emotional than physical; intense despair and depression are my daily lot.Of depression, my vascular surgeon simply prescribed: Sunlight and Mozart. So I brought GG's Mozart sonatas with me and listen to them in every spare moment.They work! They truly brighten my spirit and banish despair!I bought the Goldbergs too. Bach does not have this magical Happy Spirit effect.

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From: Pat 

Sent: Feb 16, 2011 2:24 PM

To: f_minor at glenngould.org

Subject: [f_minor] Genius Within DVD for Europe

Dear f_minor
By now all that had to be said about Genius Within by those 
who have seen it has been said I reckon with the conclusion that the definitve 
documentary about GG has yet to be made.
Just for the record and in fairness to tthose who have not 
seen it yet a Code 2 version (Europe) on both DVD and Blu-Ray should be released 
on March 28th.  
Contrary to the North American version this one will only be 
108 Mins, no word on extra features as of yet.
DVD Pre-Order info found at amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Genius-Within-DVD-Glenn-Gould/dp/B00450AFT2/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1297881707&sr=1-2
Blu-Ray version: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Genius-Within-Inner-Glenn-Blu-ray/dp/B004HZ5IGU/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1297881707&sr=1-1
I for one am convinced that a platoon of audio and video 
engineers is frantically working day and night cleaning, editing and rendering 
GG’s audiovisual legacy for a deluxe 12 DVD Box Set with tons of extras and 
previously unreleased material and a thick booklet for a release in 2012 and the 
CBC throwing in a few CDs with material previously unavailable in this format. 
Please tell me I am not hallucinating.

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