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 and 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)
GOOD ARTISTS BORROW
Poor imitate originals
Slave shops China assembly line
Dali signed blank pages
Warhol Campbell Soup cans
Screenprinting copies/even Rodin
copied THINKER &BURGHERS OF CALAIS
&THE LITTLE MERMAID.Picasso stole influences
from Africa and his peers.Dali stole Gala from a poet
Originality is a snowstorm .Photocopy is a machine.
Now we have the technology to replicate-why not?
Wal-Mart art .Homeless art.Prison art.FREE THEM!
Price tags do not make new .Value is in the eyes of you.Ask Juan Davila!
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