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Thursday, 11 October 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?

BURNED BY BANKSY
FROM THE MAN WHO GAVE YOU "DISMAL LAND"
And "THE WALLED-OFF HOTEL"
as well as curated murals still existent throughout Bristol
Generally as anonymous as a hoodie -wearing tagger
Star of EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
and of many pranks on the Art Industry
HERE IS WHERE I DRAW THE LINE on the roof of a San Francisco Gallery
that attempted to sell a Banksy that should have been free
Every piece of Art is Consciousness Applied
To draw attention to the different between creating and selling
To draw attention to Palestine and the policies of Galleries
To draw attention to the active process of editing/censorship
To draw attention to the crass commercialism of modern art
By diminishing the personal quotient(unlike Dali,Disney and Warhol)
Banksy allows us to focus on issues ,not emotional tissues
Media maketh man.ANONYMOUS is everywhere!

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