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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.

Tuesday, 18 December 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!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)

Of course Henry Miller and Anais Nin
Off course Bertrand Russell fought with D H Lawrence
Jekyll and Hyde,Martin and Lewis,Abbott and Costello,Laurel and Hardy
Adam and Eve,right and wrong,black and white speech and silence,
walls and wars,weeds and laws,search and rescue,health and safety,hell and heaven
Dualism and monism,Old and New Testaments,he said/she said
Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes,Lawrence and Arabia,sun and the moon,
Bluebeard and Hugh Hefner,Marilyn and those Kennedys
Elvis and the Beatles,Kerouac and hippies,Burroughs and the Beats,
New York and New York.Charles Dickens and London and Will Self.
bands break up,reform,go back on tour,re-release old tracks
go into therapy,write songs about failed love affairs,embody cliches
Love is magnetic-as poetry on refrigerators.It brings us back together
"for the sake of the children"That is why we will seek another moon shot,
fly into the sun,attempt sub-orbital flight,replace conversation with social media.
Even the Pope uses Twitter.

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