Rob Ayling writes:
"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)
ART OF OUR TIMES
Freedom Of Information Acts with black lines
pages of blank/missing documents.Paper trails burned/shredded
Pentagon Papers to digital Wikileaks /Bradley Manning Lady Ga-Ga Cd burning
What is not said defines us.Silences .Harold Pinter.Beckett.Kafka
Art becomes collage,manage a trois,montage,multi-media
with no fixed point of focus.No more still life!Barrage of sensations
overwhelming audiences to Stravinsky revolt!Modern Cage,Cunningham,Tharp.
Splash graffiti walls outside/then inside walled Galleries
Banksy and Hirst dictate terms.Antique Roadshow revalued.
Op shop finds and garage sale shed paintings revalued.
Classics?Let me appraise that for you.It is 2013
What you are worth is what you will fetch on the market
Stocks are falling.It is a buyers market.Sell (yourself)quick!