"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."



Monday, October 21, 2013



“The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don't listen to him. Remember that - do not listen.”

The Exorcist (Willian Friedkin, 1973)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Almost since I can recall memories I have her name in my mind. For many the best actress of Hollywood, period. For me with at least two unforgetable films: All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950) and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (Robert Aldrich, 1962).
 The First Lady of Film, "The Fifth Warner Brother". 1.60 cm. of pure tornado. Here, Guelyland made this video in tribute to the talent and fury of Ruth Elizabeth Davis... and her eyes.

Monday, August 5, 2013


We love our books here in Guelyland. But there are some that really can makes us say WHAT!! because of their particular bizarre subjects. I guess there is nothing enough written about tastes or hobbies. Here the selected pearls:

Yes! Everything has a meaning and says something about yourself. True story!
How! Oh, how!! How? Well, here is how!

What's wrong with a bit of megalomania if you have what it takes? Here two reading suggestions for those who think BIG and won't stop until they get  enough.
Now, for people who things completely different, the shy type, the overcrowded one.

 I noticed that cooking books are doing very well nowadays. Why waste the energy of your motor? Why waste the craft of "our friend The Atom?
For the "Oriental" guy with a selective taste, the one that knows what he wants and has already decided.

Now, if you are the "sofisticated" type, for the little swinger in you!
And here is how you keep your protection protected, you healthy collector swinger. When one is not enough.
On the other side...
You have to start young and the sooner the better. What a better  way then knowing your steps on the dancefloor on your next Bar Mitzvah. Disco is not dead, you schmuck!!

In space or by the sea. Experience man! Listen to the wise. Never leave home  without  yours.
Now for the one that would like "to boldly go where no man has gone before" I Think "Commander X" is the man you gotta dig.
But  if  you are going not far far away but  to the nearest forrest and on your own I got this little  number  for  you. Later, don't say I didn't warn you.
Yes! They can be very dangerous.
But at the end of the day we all are animal lovers, here in Guelyland. Be original! Rosana knows how and will tell you everything about it.
I know , you  don't  go out and walk them. After all it's a boa you are talking about. She ate too much? Doesn't hug you hard enough? The Rossis, those are the guys  you gotta read.
And yes, then there are the normal ones. The ones that have enough love  with a dog. But dogs have needs too and so their shakras. "Doga: Yoga for Dogs". Do i need  to say more?
And  now, this  is  for the Little Princess of the house...and her horse. These days  you need security and it nevercan be too much.
Back to the spiritual stuff. Just for you, the psychic oriented animal lover. He is trying to tell you something and you have to learn how to listen to them. So  much to hear and so little time. I know, and here is how.
And  what if your  furry friends is carrying a message from The Big Bearded Guy in The Sky. You just can't afford to miss it. After all you are a believer and HE works in misterious ways...
But after all, nine  lives can't last  forever and you have to let them go. Andrew Kirk and Jane Moseley were thinking  exactly  the same thing: "DEAD PET, SEND YOUR LITTLE BUDDY OFF IN STYLE"
This one is good  too. And, hey! What about the family? If you can do it  for him  you surely can do it  for them as well.

But  why dispose of the corpse if your beloved friend can still "be with you" keeping you company and being useful at the same time. Come on! You know  you want it.
But what if you go first? Well, let THEM decide. Lots of choices. And since you would  do the same  for them, they are sure you won't mind. Or do you?

And after so many books... and paper. What a better way to impress your guests in those deep daydreaming moments."Wow, he was thinking of me even here!" they will say and they will  be right. Elegance knows no limits... or smells.
Well, back where we started: smells with that great artist that was The Petoman  (the famous french fartomaniac that carried the smoking torch of the 12Th Century english flatulist Roland The Farter). Our Petoman could make  sound effects like thunderstorms or a canon fire, and play "O Sole Mio" o "La Marsellaise" with the help of an ocarina "down under". His audience included Edward, Prince of Wales and Sigmund Freud. He  even let her winds be heared in the famous Moulin Rouge "back" in  1892. One minute of silence for the champions of that lost invisible art... Hey, it was not me!! And keep reading  books, any book!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

GUELYLANDSONG # 15: Lydia the Tattooed Lady

In 1939, when tattooed girls were not everywhere, Harold Arling and Yip Harburg wrote this funny song. The version that you are about to check is a mix I did from four very different movie renditions of this happy tune. They are: Robin Willians (The Fisher King,1991) Groucho Marx (from the 1939 At the Circus), Kermit the Frog (The Muppets Show, 1976)and little Virginia Weidler (The Philadelfia Story, 1940).

"Lydia, the Tattooed Lady" (Music by Harold Arlen and Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
and a torso even more so.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of Tattoo.
On her back is The Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it, The Wreck of the Hesperus too.
And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!
La-la-la...la-la-la. La-la-la...la-la-la.

When her robe is unfurled she will show you the world,
if you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree,
or Washington crossing The Delaware.
La-la-la...la-la-la. La-la-la...la-la-la.

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
When her muscles start relaxin', up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia. Oh Lydia The Queen of them all.
For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz,
with a view of Niagara that nobody has.
And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!
La-la-la...la-la-la. La-la-la...la-la-la.

Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso.
 Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso.
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon.
Here's Godiva, but with her pajamas on.
La-la-la...la-la-la. La-la-la...la-la-la.

Here is Grover Whelan unveilin' The Trilon.
Over on the west coast we have Treasure Isle-on.
Here's Nijinsky a-doin' the rhumba.
Here's her social security numba.
La-la-la...la-la-la. La-la-la...la-la-la.

Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Champ of them all.
She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet.
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat.
And now the old boy's in command of the fleet, for he went and married Lydia!
I said Lydia... (He said Lydia...)
They said Lydia... We said Lydia, la, la!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


No ha mucho que me ha sido dado encontrarme con las ideas del autor, activista e historiador Howard Zinn (New York, 1922 - California, 2010) y ahora tengo en mis manos este documental del año 2004 narrado por Matt Dammon y co-dirigido por Deb Ellis y Dennis Mueller. Es la segunda visita de Zinn a Guelyland y no me parece reiterativa e injustificada sinó mas bien muy necesaria. Que, de entre las personas con que me cruzo en el mundo real, sólo un amigo de nacionalidad norteamericana tenía conocimiento de su existencia. El documental completo ha sido tomado del canal de YouTube de Tavo de Armas quien ha tenido la generosa iniciativa de subtitularlo al español. Es un mensaje claro, simple y valiente que merece ser reflexionado también por los guelylanders de habla hispana.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013


From the german movie Faraway, So Close! (Win Wenders,1993)
In this scene Otto Tander as the former angel Cassiel and Willen Dafoe as Emit Flesti (Time Itself ?). So, they are in a hurry and on the road:

- Can you hear me?
- Ja!
- Let me explain a couple of things.
 Time is short. That's the first thing.
 For the weasel, time is a weasel.
 For the hero, time is heroic.
 For the whore, time is just another trick.
 If you're gentle, your time is gentle.
 If you're in a hurry, time flies.
 Time is a servant if you are its master.
 Time is your god if you are its dog.
 We are the creators of time...
 the victims of time and the killers of time.
 Time is timeless.
 That's the second thing.
 You are the clock, Cassiel.


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