What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Rob Ayling 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 Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearences with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, 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 with in 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? why not indeed!!"

EURO -who gives a drachma?

New Word Order has currency exchange valuation/fluctuations
depending upon opinions as to economic parameters
used to mean "benefits for the people"(now banks-
who manipulate economies in cross-border transactions
with minimal transparency or governmental control
Greece cries on the streets-Spain and Italy remember
wars and borders,previous failures,inflation,poverties
but they are all linked -to the economic engines of Germany and France
rather than the east -Russia ,China -their colonies,dominions
People forget how linked this one small world is-
if euro goes,can pound be far behind?Yuan?Dollar?
Prosperity empowers.Austerity intimidates.
Streets once full of protestors empty now-like food stalls
Sales fail to find buyers.Stagnation of trickle-down economy.
Walls go up.Economic refugees.We are next.

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