I Love the Internet

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A digidelic love song delivered with subversive wit and passionate syntax powered by the pressure of deeply felt experience.

I Love the Internet

I love the internet.

Opium to DeQuincy
Sin to Milton
Congo to Conrad
Aran to Synge
.
I love the internet
.
Castles to Shakespeare
Deceit to LeCarre
Dublin to Joyce
Marketplace to Chaucer
.
Did we say
‘Daffodils to Wordsworth?’
We couldn’t forget that.
Or mounted jihad to Tennyson
Or the weird wild wonder
of the whole god damn show
to Dylan
.
I love the internet
.
Wild, lewd, bawdy, bullying, smelling of cats.
Cranks, crank, meth, conspiracy, snipers, knoll.
Fascists made cartoon on ripe digital soil.
Erudite waltzing with trite.
In eternal ballroom
Dedicated skiers on seas of trivial loon.
Self help soma screaming thinnin tv hair repair.
And always the smiles of the filippino brides
And promises of untold nigerian riches.
Flashing wheel spinning ace poker squared
You Have Been Chosen
But
Shhhhhhh

Somewhere down there in the fly fishing section

the first faint whispers
(If ears are right)
of hushed talk
of
bold revolution.
.

I love the internet

The sheer
dull
scintillating
infantile
anarchy
of
it
all.
.
Boisterous Brughel medieval market.
Futuristic Middle Ages
Directed
by
Friar Tuck.

And offset, whispers
of
Robin
lurking
in
wood.
I love the internet.
Cos it’s ours.

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Kevin Barrington is an Irish poet, multimedia artist, blogger, activist, advertising copywriter, former foreign correspondent and occasional UN volunteer. His first collection “I Love The Internet” – a multimedia extravaganza was met significant critical acclaim. His videopoetry has appeared in festivals such as Berlin’s Zebra, Vancouver’s Visible Verse and Ireland’s IndieCork. He will soon  feature in a vidpoem exhibition in Canada’s Galerie Sans Nom.  Kevin is currently seeking backing to launch a multimedia tradigital campaign: Genocide Is My Man United.
His energetic, passionate live shows have created quite a stir with many beat references and comparisons with Dylan and John Cooper Clarke.
Bruce Ryder is an Irish artist and illustrator living in Co Wicklow.
You can catch more of his work @ www.behance.net/BruceRyder
Photo By: Rachel Titiriga
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Kevin Barrington is an Irish poet, multimedia artist, blogger, activist, advertising copywriter, former foreign correspondent and occasional UN volunteer. His first collection "I Love The Internet" - a multimedia extravaganza met significant critical acclaim. His videopoetry has appeared in festivals such as Berlin's Zebra, Vancouver's Visible Verse and Ireland's IndieCork. He will soon feature in a vidpoem exhibition in Canada's Galerie Sans Nom. Kevin is currently seeking backing to launch a multimedia tradigital campaign: Genocide Is My Man United. His energetic, passionate live shows have created quite a stir with many beat references and comparisons with Dylan and John Cooper Clarke.

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