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)
ADVERTISING AS AN ART FORM
Poets writing product scripts
Wallace Stevens insurance/T S Eliot in a bank
Dr William Carlos Williams..
Marianne Moore wrote advertising copy
Some still write original film scripts
European ads seem so arcane
one wonders if they sell a thing
Art is always with us (Saatchi & Saatchi)
especially when advertising (Damien Hirst)
But then you come to ADBUSTERS
Subverting dominant paradigms
They were the ones who said-"LET US OCCUPY!"
Ever since then they are on our minds..
When product becomes placement becomes process we find
Art is what we choose to do with what is left of our life..