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Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Friday, 25 May 2018

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 Thom'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 within 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?

ART WILL ALWAYS LIVE

ABORIGINES DO NOT WISH ANY IMAGES OF THEIR DEAD ANCESTORS EXHIBITED
Some photographs of older ceremonies still exist and are exhibited/as does this ethical dilemma
Indigenous (Native)Americans do not want their "soul stolen"via photography
Yet accept donations @Pow-Wows to be photographed in full feathered regalia
Some women writers say men cannot write as a woman
yet women have written under male aliases for centuries(to be published)
Identity is a resource-a community commodity.Who owns your image?FACEBOOK?
Copyright is vested in original creations.Yet statues in the Vatican Museum
are defaced or have added fig leaves covering genitalia.Same with clothed nudes.
There is a man who strips in front of classical paintings and sculptures,
and is sometimes arrested for "immodesty"(while his art models are naked )
Who owns words?Codes and secret languages,Ebonics and Hip jargon
are often culturally appropriated by "master"cultures/or for commercialism.
Van Gogh in a Toyota commercial.Warhol and Dali would have charged !
These are unresolved issues.They deal with commerce,race,politics and commodification of same.
If you have original visions,accept no censorship-unlike Diego Rivera with his Rockefeller mural..
Egil Lejon's post.
Egil Lejon
The Statue of liberty, rebuilt by tamam azzam, a Syrian artist, with the debris from his own house.

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