We made our first video public on March 18, 2010 and have added—well, you can see below—scores more since then. Ironically, the most popular one was just a throw-away about the EU elections in Malta. The good folks in Malta seem to enjoy watching that one. The other videos are a grab-bag of styles, ideas and locations. We do them whenever we come up with a new idea. John reads his poetry; I showcase some of my compositions; we do puppet shows for the neighbors; John performs eccentric dances; we highlight some family and friends; we visit graveyards; we showcase some of our collections. Nothing profound. Nothing that gets tens of thousands of likes. Sometimes not even a dozen. We do them for our own amusement and if, occasionally, someone else is amused that's a okay with us. If you are that someone, please let us know.


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Please note: some videos are marked PRIVATE. You are welcome to ask for permission to view these.

Just for the fun of it

463: La Sardana at Plaça Nova (Barcelona)

434: Presto

428: Meine Damen und Herren (Switzerland)

416: A Dance in the Rain for Ada & Jorge

415: I Don't Normally Water (at Tyddyn Uchaf in Arthog, Wales)

414: Afternoon at the Movies (with Tony and Bernard, in Tywyn, Wales)

411: Now I remain in a world apart (Sloterpark, Amsterdam)

410: Dance With 240 Steps (Sloterpark, Amsterdam)

409: You're Only Young Once (John dances at NEMO)

406: 'tis the gift to be silent (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

401: On The Catwalk (John shows off his style at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam)

387: La Bandera del Morro (on location in San Juan, Puerto Rico)

367: Quarter Past Four At La-Chaux-de-Fonds (on location in Switzerland)

355: The Muse of Film Makers (on location in San Juan, Puerto Rico)

337: Totentanz / El Velorio

327: GIR•affe (The squeak and laugh of a mechanical giraffe) (Sarasota, Florida)

322: Looking for the silver lining

321: If this is so (why do I enjoy being alone?) on location in Palma de Mallorca

320: Two Cigarettes in the Dark

319: Miró òriM (at the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca)‬

316: Night Scape / Passatge Quint (on location in Palma de Mallorca)

315: 50 Scenes in front of a Yellow Painting (sin sonido / without sound)

314: Sun Shower / Passatge Quint (on location in Palma de Mallorca)

313: eia ergo / keep turning (on location at Es Baluard in Palma de Mallorca)

312: Storm Scene / Passatge Quint (on location in Palma de Mallorca)

285: How to fold a tripod (John learns to fold a tripod in 4 easy steps)

284: The Bells are Ringing in Varenna (on location on Lake Como, Italy)

283: JWG Live! Broadway in Switzerland

277: Higher amounts are possible in thunder storms

275: Strange Things Are Happening

272: The Skiffle Cats Swiss Reunion Tour

268: Washing the fence at Zwerglipatch

267: The Redheads of Hancock (on location in New Hampshire)

265: He got a blister on a rocking horse (on location in Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

264: Here's My Baby (on location in Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

261: He tips his hat in the Gingko leaves of Brera (on location in Milan, Italy)

260: He opens the door on Corso Garibaldi (on location in Milan, Italy)

251: The Zwerglipatch Advent Calendars by JWGrum

250: John shows off his skeleton costume from 1959

249: By the Waters of the Zürisee (on location on Lake Zurich, Switzerland)

247: The Zwerglipatch Advent Calendars (2004-2016) an interview by JWGrum

246: Zwergli Cowbells (on location in Madulain, Switzerland)

245: Quaibrücke at Night (on location in Zurich, Switzerland)

244: The Railroad Gallop (on location in Switzerland)

243: La Punt Chamues-ch STOP on demand (on location in Switzerland)

242: Gessner's Dogs at the Old Botanic Garden in Zürich (on location in Switzerland)

241: Needs (choosing is difficult) (on location at Zurich Airport, Switzerland)

240: Swiss Cow Bells : chuäglöggli (on location at Signal, St. Mortiz, Switzerland)

239: Motta Naluns (on location in Scuol-Tarasp, Switzerland)

238: I've been pollinating the Gesneriaceae (on location in Zürich, Switzerland)

237: Napkin folding (on location at Ospizio Bernina in Graubünden, Switzerland)

236: Swiss Milk Tram No.2 "Farbhof" (on location in Zürich, Switzerland)

235: Heureka by Jean Tinguely (on location at Lake Zürich, Switzerland)

228: It's All About the Hat (on a Swiss alp above Zuoz, Switzerland)

224: The Fat Lady Sings (on location in Zuoz, Switzerland)

223: Vallember (on location in Susauna, Switzerland)

221: What did he (ABC XYZ) say at the Hotel Castell? (on location in Zuoz, Switzerland)

220: Friends Chosen Wisely : Zuoz as seen through a curtain of water (on location in Switzerland)

218: Turandot at the Bar

217: Do you read Autobiographies?

216: The Two RRs of Fairbourne

213: Zuoz Staziun (on location in Zuoz, Switzerland)

212: Come ye not from Newcastle?

211: Jumping Jocks

209: el velorio (the wake)

208: Mir Lüt uf em Land (Swiss Folk Song Arrangement)

206: in comprehensible Edinburgh (on location in Scotland)

205: Monkey see, monkey do

204: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Statue (on location in Edinburgh, Scotland)

203: John Wm Garand was not hurt in the making of this video (on location in Edinburgh, Scotland)

200: A sunny day in Arthog and the clothes are dry (on location in Arthog, Wales)

199: He drops his pants in Arthog (on location in Northern Wales)

198: The George: First Port of Call in Dublin (on location in Ireland)

195: He Picks up the trash with a hop, skip and a jump (on location in Edinburgh, Scotland)

194: Twenty Pounds on the Mound (on location in Edinburgh, Scotland)

192: pst! Doing the Fairbourne Bounce (on location in Fairbourne, Northern Wales)

191: Looking for Eight (on location in Edinburgh)

189: Twilight of the Princes (on location in Edinburgh)

188: Eye Spy The Calton Hill (on location in Edinburgh)

179: Timmy @ Thurston Lava Tube (on location in Hawaii)

173: Garand with Miss Conception (on location at The Palm Cabaret in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

170: Saas Almagell : Bamboula (on location in Switzerland)

126: Gavotte in an Alphabet Coat

109: A Merry Romp (on location on the Rinderberg, Switzerland)

104: después de crepúsculo (by Lydia of Taos, New Mexico)

84: The Water Pitcher of Grandson Castle (on location in Switzerland)

9: 1776 at UNH in 1994 with John Wm Garand as John Adams

1: No! No! Maui (What they won't let you do in Hawaii) (on location)

Zwerglipatch Puppet Shows

441: Peopplets 1995: A Travelling Puppet Show for Brooklyn

400: Frogarella: A ballet for hand puppets (March 28, 2004 in Yaphank)

253: The Bearded Bird in Rehearsal (a Zwerglipatch puppet show, 2013)

233: Ev'rybody wants to be a Cat (Zwerglipatch shadow puppet show, 2015)

207: Carnival of the Zombies (A Shadow Puppet Play)

163: Zombie Mouse in Neverland (a shadow puppet show)

162: Zombie Mouse in Toyland (a shadow puppet show)

16: Little Orphan Zombie Mouse (a shadow puppet show)

11: Zombie Mouse Goes Bollywood (a shadow puppet show)

Odds & Ends

490: Davos ist Geschlossen / Closed in May

422: David Rothenberg interviews John Wm Garand on WBAI (June 20, 1987)

412: Bilderdijkstraat (Amsterdam, 2018)

403: Searching for Agostina Segatori at Le Tambourin (a postcard to B.B.)

349: In the Old Swing

330: Old Chelsea Christmas on 22nd Street

317: Museu Fondación Juan March (on location in Palma de Mallorca)

310: The Holy Cow Cardon in El Pescadero, Baja California Sur

197: Pippa Passes (on location in the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh)

196: The Flags of Pride 2016

184: Skatutakee Mountain Dreamer's Holiday (on location in New Hampshire)

166: Barmouth Bridge on the Afon Mawddach (on location in Wales)

164: The Poets' Ramble: Romain Rolland (on location on Lake Geneva, Switzerland)

161: Have you got a rope? (on location at The Blue Pool in Wales)

160: Collecting Camel Footprints (on location in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria)

159: Dear John (on location in Cape Town, South Africa)

155: Now, be serious! (an attack of the giggles on location in Switzerland)

154: Would we be able to get out any other way than through there? (on location in Wales)

153: The swan, the château, the trains of Veytaux (on location in Switzerland)

129: Wilhelm Tell (John reads an excerpt from Schiller's play, with original music)

128: Give a ham an (amphi) theater (on location in Martigny, Switzerland)

127: Fantasía en Vieques (on location in Puerto Rico)

124: I did say I was gonna stop? (on location in Lausanne, Switzerland)

123: Who's that knocking on my door? (on location on the Grand Bisse de Vex in Switzerland)

122: Shhh... all's not so quiet in Hawaii (sounds of the rain forest in Ninole, Big Island)

121: Wake me when it's over (The Trouble with the World Today) (at the Capitol in Washington D.C.)

120: Are we there yet? (Schoggi time at the Bisse du Milieu) (on location in Switzerland)

119: La Joyeuse by Jean-Philippe Rameau

118: Jigg Time at Castle Howard with Jeremiah Clarke (on location)

117: I don't suppose you can step over that carpet? (on location at Penrhyn Castle in Wales)

116: La Celosa at the Sacré Coeur carousel (on location in Paris, France) [private]

115: Ballet Anglois (on location in Coneysthorpe, Yorkshire)

114: They're a bit rough (on location at Penrhyn Castle, Wales)

110: The Hauppauge Zwerglipatch Gardens of Spring

103: The Last Blueberries (on location in Tracouet, Switzerland)

102: Two Gentlemen on the Guisan (on location on Lake Geneva, Switzerland)

101: The Rainbow Ditty (on location in Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland) [private]

100: Not a Vampire in Sight (on location in Whitby, England)

98: The Cornish Pasty (on location in Chester, England) [private]

96: Al Fresco at Sunnegga (on location in Zermatt, Switzerland)

93: Smile Like You Did

87: The Oomps and the Pahs: Playing with Fire (on location in Montmartre, Paris)

81: A Cuppa on the Glacier Express (on location in Switzerland)

76: Chocolate in the Montparnasse Cemetery (on location in Paris) [Private]

75: Releasing Kemp's Ridley Turtles (on location in Todos Santos, Mexico)

74: The Notre Dame Street Cleaner (on location in Paris, France) [Private]

65: Fontaine de Stravinsky (on location in Paris, France)

58: Carousel near Sacré Coeur, Montmartre (on location in Paris, France)

52: A Montmartre Busker (on location in Paris, France)

51: The Busking Drummer of Montmartre (on location in Paris, France)

50: A Didjeridu Busker Entertains (on location by Notre Dame, Paris, France)

49: Breaking up a Swiss Cow Fight (on location at Tracouet, Switzerland)

10: Malta Votes on Joining the EU in 2003 our most viewed video

Family & Friends on the New Garand Meyer Home Movies Channel

New Uploads to the Home Movie Channel. These are simple, usually unedited, snippets of home movies which we have uploaded to our new channel for the benefit of family and friends who might enjoy seeing them.


The Garand Family

000: Michelle (Garand) and her family in New York (November 27, 2003)

000: Albert Garand Shearing Sheep (early 1950)

000: Hancock Christmas (2003)

446: Venison and Laundry on Garand Lane (1998)

443: Mouton Wakes Up (January 21, 2004)

442: Brother Albert L. Garand – 60 Years of Masonic Membership (June 24, 2005)

435: Brenda Garand's home and studio in Vermont (2003)

421: Six Short Scenes on Garand Lane (with Albert Garand, 2007)

000: See The Turkey? (with Louise Garand) (2003)

000: Shelling Peas—a reminiscence with Albert Garand (2003)

000: My Dearie, Do You Remember?

186: A Quilt made by Louise Garand when she was 11 years old


The Meyer Family

447: Peter tries to start the Lawnmower (2004)

000: Peter Meyer's "The Nutcracker" (2005)

436: Myrtha and Mickey at 75 (November 11, 2003 in Orlando)

000: Happy Birthday René Meyer (played in the style of Janacek) by John Bayless, piano (1993)

000: Aunt Hedi Sweeps the terrace in Switzerland (1998)

094: René releases a Kemp's Ridley Turtle (on location at Todos Santos, Mexico - 2013)

107: Peter Meyer in Washington DC for the 4th of July Fireworks

108: Fishing for Sunglasses (on location in Washington D.C. with Peter Meyer)

111: Young Timothy Meyer navigates the tricky sand dunes on Montauk (2010)

112: Peter's Triumph on a Big Rock (on location at Rochers de Naye, Switzerland, 2010)



000: Judith and Carolyn in Brooklyn (May 30, 2003)

000: John with Libby Calamas (Halloween, 2003)

000: Carol and John Burns in Durham, New Hampshire (December 30, 2004)

000: Cooking with Carol Lucha-Burns in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

000: René and John visit Bärbel and Wolfgang Fessel in Berlin (September 2004)

105: Bernard and René in Slingsby, England (May, 2014)

106: René with Bernard Carvell at Dosser's in Slingsby, York (May, 2014)


Previous Uploads, most of which are still on the JWGrum channel.

348: Zwetschgenwähe (with Betty and Hanjo Hartmann-Messikommer)

347: Tour Bayart (with Betty and Hanjo Hartmann-Messikommer)

343: It's Cuckoo Time (in Furggstalden with Betty 'Bethli' Hartmann-Messikommer)

333: Souvenir pins of Switzerland (with Hedi Kunz-Messikommer)

270: Smithtown's first same-sex marriage license issued for JWGrum

169: The Barber of Riedikon: George Meyer

157: I Wanna Be Cold (on location with Peter Meyer at Yoko Ono's Wish Tree in Washington, D.C.)

95: The Prime of JWGrum — New Tricks for Old Queers (with John and René)

89: Appreciating Montreux Honesty (on location in Switzerland with John Wm Garand)

additional footage of family and friends can be seen in our vintage collection

JWGrum are the collaborative initials of John Wm Garand (USA) and René Urs Meyer (Switzerland)
A selection of over 480 videos can be seen at YouTube.

This page's most recent revision: 25 June 2019
Content copyright 2014-2019 by John Wm Garand & René Urs Meyer
Some content was previously published as JWGrum.com

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