The twenty-fourth of August, 2011: the Divorced Salesmen’s Polka Club

Tom Gauld is a thoroughly ubiquitous artist. His work falls into a category of cute, faux-naive stylings that at the top end includes the work of Stephen Appleby (whose website is a masterpiece, by the way) and at the bottom end – that is, the bad end – includes the likes of Edward Monckton and the happily-not-as-popular-as-he-used-to-be Purple Ronnie. I like Tom Gauld. So here’s one of his pictures.

That’s from the Guardian Review section’s letters page.

I like Tom Waits, too. Here’s one of his.

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One response to “The twenty-fourth of August, 2011: the Divorced Salesmen’s Polka Club

  1. I love Stephen Appleby, but am not always so enthusiastic about Gauld. That one’s great though.

    Purple Ronnie and Edward Monckton are actually the same person, a chap called Giles Andreae. I hate all three of them.

    If you want to angered about their shitness then read this article in which Mr Andreae explains how he suffered form depression but then, before you can feel any sympathy for him, goes on to explain how he channelled the experience into creating something called The Pig Of Happiness. Ugh: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/mental_health/article6925762.ece

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