Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mark McGowan to risk death in Wootton Bassett


Will these Wootton Bassett burghers turn savage and rip poor lickle Mark to pieces in a zombie-like fit of frothing, tabloid-driven rage?

My dear remote friend Mark McGowan (how's sexy Bryn?) plans to crawl on his hands and knees through the touchy town of Wootton Bassett with a sign on his back which simply says, "SORRY". The event is planned for Sunday 21st February 2010 at 2pm.

The artist has previously completed many famous crawls including London to Canterbury. He also pushed a monkey nut with his nose for 7 miles to Downing Street.

He says, "This performance/art event is an attempt to say sorry for all the civillians that have been and that are being killed due to this country's foreign policy. Also, 'this is not a protest'."

I do hope Mark is not kicked to death by the flag-waving burghers of Wootton Bassett, egged on by circulation-chasing tabloids or the giggly presenters of the Today programme. That would be too distressing.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Madame Arcati,

If an artist wants to make an important statmaent by pushing a peanut with his nose...who are we to doubt his politics...if only a BNP stooge were to do the same thing through Brick Lane....it would elevate our understanding of complex political situations through the pink roof.
Madame Arcati...which country in the middle east wouldnt jail/hang/lynch you for your sexuality??? pls tell me as i want to invest in that free thinking liberal imagined country......no??????
Or are muslim ppl/countrys given a get out clause to lynch their troublsome population...if only G.Bush had hanged few gays, u could have a defence...those f'n neocons.....

Madame Arcati said...

My dear Islamophobe, you have no idea what my sexuality is, and in any case I live in Blighty, not some sand pit full of redundant hotels.

There's no point making a virtue of our secular standards and lifestyles if then we go and adopt the same pig ignorant approaches of societies that offend us.

The burghers of Wootton fucking Bassett would do well to think of all the civilians slaughtered Elsewhere (and scarcely reported in our media) as well as the unfortunate British troops (aka Our Boys).

Anonymous said...

What a deplorable posting. I shallnever read this blog again.

Anonymous said...

I sense "Madame Arcati" is getting weird again.

Anonymous said...

For all we know the good folk of Wootton fucking Bassett might rise up and get down on their knees in solidarity with Mark. Stranger things have happened.
Anon-there are a few ME counties that would fuck MA rotten no matter what her/his sexuality is.

Madame Arcati said...

I'm buying a one-way ticket now.

hack_daniels said...

A magnificent posting. I shall read every future post twice to compensate.

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you. You're always welcome.

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with Farah stalking and making threats to Mark McGowan, Guy Hilton and Mark Reeves and falling out with Bryn?

Madame Arcati said...

I didn't know Farah had fallen out with Bryn, I wonder why. Tell me everything. Did she stalk Mark and others - why wasn't I told? I know there was some sort of intimate link up with Guy Hilton, but have no details. Was Madame Arcati responsible for introducing Farah to this axis of creativity for her book launch party? I suspect I was.

Madame Arcati said...

Or was the intimate link up with Mark Reeves? I forget.

A Private Eye person said...

Is hack daniels Lewis Victor-Smith aka Victor Lewis-Smith? I think we should be told.

Anonymous said...

Mark Reeves was unfortunate enough to end up in the claws of the Damji. Oh could he publish some revelations about her if he chose to.

Madame Arcati said...

I'm sure Mark could try though I'm not sure I'd publish them as dear Farah is not in a position right now to defend herself. Now that I recall, I do have an email in my possession about some disputed financial matter, but I'd have to whip out my dowser to find it.

Bryn Phillips said...

I'm not sure what this has to do with Farah stalking and making threats to Mark McGowan, Guy Hilton and Mark Reeves and falling out with Bryn either, but since you asked, its all true, every word. And farah has gone back to jail. For fraud. Although she's scraping the barrel rather and has been nicking off the housing office rather than rich journalists this time. Mr McGowan is poised to do a show at the Elevator gallery called 'the impossibility of art in the mind of a fucking moron' which will be incredible. Ma, the police are stalking me because i threw a rave on a DLR train. I feel like Rosa Luxemburg .Shall i send you the videos?

much love,

Bryn

Madame Arcati said...

Bryn! Gorgeous one! Do please send the videos, a rave on a DLR train has to be a happier experience than being left to rot on Euro Star under the Channel at Christmas.

If ever you need a cuddle from Madame ...

Anonymous said...

Bit of a cliffhanger. At least give a brief synopsis of what Damji did to Mark Reeves and to Guy Hilton. Mark McGowan describes Damji as "unhinged"

Bryn Phillips said...

Ma, you are truly blessed.

xx

Madame Arcati said...

Oh and don't you think Mark should do a film about Alexander McQueen (or is it Mcqueen?)?, perhaps we could all appear in bumsters with British Genius cards stuck on. I could play Anna Wintour.

Anonymous said...

Why did you fall out with her Bryn?

Madame Arcati said...

My candle remains flame for you Bryn. x

As for Farah, I'll have to ask her about these matters when I catch up with her.

Bryn Phillips said...

i never fell in with her in the first place. she asked me to perform at her book launch, so i wrote a nice song about her. Farah was furious and said that she would rather i didnt perform it. But i did anyway. I particularly dislike her because she publicly accused my dear friend Guy Hilton of being a crackdealer and Mark Mc Gowans friend Vicki Gold of being a heroin addict. I think its important to defend your friends when people are spreading unpleasantness about them. I also despise the rich behaving badly when they have so much privilege. Farah is an old viper, and is best off in a cell. xx

Madame Arcati said...

You've just reminded me Bryn, I am meant to be interviewing Vicki Gold. I was never certain whether Farah had got in touch with Guy Hamilton and co because she read about them here or because of her own contacts. You never wrote a song for me! Just cos I'm an old bag who does seances!

Anonymous said...

Bryn is correct. Damji spreads lies about people and forges emails and letters they've supposedly sent. She is very convincing. Well done Bryn for not being taken in. Guy is definitely not a crack dealer. Damji's claims about Dalrymple, Toby et al are all lies.

Madame Arcati said...

As to Dalrymple, why didn't he get the book injuncted if her claims are lies? Same with the Observer man.

Anonymous said...

Can't speak for Allan Jenkins but Dalrymple chooses to just pretend Damji doesn't exist. (Yasmin Alibhai Brown, Damji's aunt, chooses to pretend Damji doesn't exist too) Dalrymple also feels that as Damji's book is self published few will read it. Certainly there would be nothing to gain in suing her as she's bankrupt and facing confiscation proceedings already

Anonymous said...

Is being accused of being a crack dealer or heroin addict an insult ?.

Bryn Phillips said...

May i add that Vicky Gold is definitely not a heroin addict either?

And yes Ma, you must interview Ms Gold, you MUST! Rarely do artists have such an emotional effect on me. Although Paul Carr may disagree, but then he's a bit silly isnt he?

PS: - I have written a song about you Ma. I will send it to you one day. The song about Farah was slightly insulting. The song about you is very complimentary indeed.

yours,

Bryn
x

Madame Arcati said...

Ah Bryn, I wonder if there's a past life connection. The moment I saw you ...

I'll email Vicki and apologise, life is so complicated at the moment. She's cunt-cocking Mark Mc isn't she? I'll ask her. I'll ask how big's Mark's cock. She has a website. x

Bryn Phillips said...

I couldn't possibly say Ma...but i'd definitely ask her if i were you. There are definitely cunt-cocking skeletons in THAT closet.

In reply to the anonymous posting, no - being accused of heroin or crack addiction is not an insult in itself. Farah intended to damage my friends (one of whom is a father of two young children)by the allegations she made and i felt it right and proper to challenge them.
I do not make any judgements about drug addicts, but unfortunately many people do.

yours Liberally,

Bryn
x

Zombie Central said...

Er like . . . we're addicted to drugs. How judgmental.

Anonymous said...

Bryn, why does Farah spread lies about so many people? She enjoys damaging reputations and turning people against one another, but what does she gain?

Anonymous said...

well said Bryn..I like a man who is prepared to set the record straight ! (Anon)

Anonymous said...

Your site has frozen on this yawny post. Has Madame Arcati gone AWOL?

Anonymous said...

-- Bryn, why does Farah spread lies about so many people? She enjoys damaging reputations and turning people against one another, but what does she gain? --

I've had that sort of person in my own family. They gain the illusion of power. Damji's victims are well inspired to ignore her, nothing can piss her off more.

Anonymous said...

Vapid from start to finish....can't see further than the London scene...it's sooo mega impotant.
Madame Arcati/Bob, surely ure better than the daily mail society pages and the f'n grouch club ???

your dead Iranian lover XXX

Madame Arcati said...

It's not yawny at all. I am busy right now.

Madame Arcati said...

Dead Iranian lover? Email me a reminder... (so many!)

Vicky Gold said...

Well he's broken up with me now so I'm going out with Sebastian horsely instead

Vicky Gold said...

Well he's broken up with me now so I'm going out with Sebastian horsely instead

Madame Arcati said...

Really? I'll email you ...

Vicky Gold said...

Really.

Madame Arcati said...

Except I can't find your email address and it's oddly missing on your latest blog. I wonder why.

Garshin said...

Where does the racehorse fit into all of this,, or does he black up & moonlight by pulling the coffins?