Have Parenting Blogs & Social Media Made it Harder to Raise Kids? @5wrightstuff ask this morning, with special guest panellist @scummymummies Ellie Gibson - let's discuss *rubs hands*..... Oh & a random #banksy identity reveal had @mrgoldie let the cat out of the bag 👀as reported by @dailymirror 🙄 - I should have just asked him really 🤔
Personally I get a lot of support, laughter & have made some fab new friends and contacts by connecting with other parents on social media & following their blogs. Certainly in my difficult, sleepless early days it was truly a lifeline. I can see how it can make parents outside of the so called "blogging community" feel excluded or how the glossy professionally shot posts can bring up feelings of inadequacy. I say b***** to it! Parenthood is hard enough without adding comparisons. You have to remember for many of us it's business & just mere curated snap shots of life. Like everyone we have a good, bad & horrendous days 🙈 It's called REAL LIFE. A very wise person once told me, take from it what you like & leave the rest....... .
Did Goldie slip up and reveal Banksy’s identity?
While chatting to Scroobius Pip for his Distraction Pieces podcast on Tuesday, drum and bass legend Goldie got into a discussion about the commodification of #Banksy . He said: “give me a bubble letter and put it on a t-shirt and write ‘Banksy’ on it and we're sorted. We can sell it now. No disrespect to Robert, I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over”. Shortly after this blunder Goldie changed the subject, but one listener realised that Goldie was referencing Robert Del Naja, also known as 3D, member of #MassiveAttack .
Del Naja has been accused of being Banksy before, after journalist Craig Williams posted a piece that posited that he was the leader of a group of artists working under the Banksy moniker. Keen observers noticed that Banksy murals cropped up in locations that Massive Attack visited on tour. The facts all seemed to be there: Del Naja was a prominent Bristol graffiti artist who used to work with close pal Goldie. Banksy provided the foreword to Del Naja’s book 3D & the Art of Massive Attack, stating" “3D quit painting and formed the band Massive Attack, which may have been a good thing for him, but was a big loss for the city.” Del Naja described Banksy as a “close friend”. They have referenced one another throughout their careers, and yet, Del Naja has denied previous rumours that he is indeed Banksy.
Chances are people will give far less of a shit about Banksy when we really do know who he is. If, as all signs indicate, Robert Del Naja really is Banksy, all that hard work denying his identity has been absolutely scuppered by one of his best mates. Nice one, pal. Trust no one, as your boy Banksy might say.
??BANKSY?? #banksy . "One of the most mysterious artists in the world today may have been identified accidentally during an interview for a podcast. DJ Goldie, the host of the podcast, referred to the artist known as Banksy by the name “Robert” during the interview, and this little slip may have incidentally been a big “Give me a bubble letter and put it on a T-shirt and write ‘Banksy on it and we’re sorted,” said Goldie during a rant about how the art industry is cashing in on Banksy’s name. “We can sell it now.” "He then goes on to say, “No disrespect to Robert, I think he’s a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world over art.” "Pip replies, “Yeah, completely,” before Goldie pauses for a moment and then changes the subject of the discussion to jazz music."
I mention Banksy a lot in this context and I make no apology for it - he's been a huge part of my life for the past 12 years though we've barely ever met. There's so much nonsense out there still - there's a piece in the papers today about Goldie 'accidentally' revealing that Banksy is Rob Del Naja - amazing that the performance has lasted this long and that our vaunted Fourth Estate still can't manage to differentiate their elbows from their posteriors. He's at his best in the streets (as opposed to when [allegedly] rigging elections) but when he's in the studio he's never been better than right here. Laugh Now, Keep it Real and Gangsta Rat are all key early works, all thinly veiled self portraits, all a bit jokey but never more relevant. On view at Bonhams from Sunday, on Sale Thursday 29th. @bonhamscontemporary @bonhams1793 #banksy#streetart @robert3delnaja #3D#Goldie#massiveattack#stencil#laughnow#keepitreal#banksyart#urbanart#bonhams