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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.

Saturday, 29 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)

after JAWS(1-3),shark stocks diminished alarmingly
fear projection meant we became predators(not they!
some species of shark are now threatened species.
Post-Chenobyl and Fukushima,mutant creatures thrive
with high radiation counts,strange limbs and now part of our food chain
Total habitat destruction has seen foxes and kangaroos invade cities-
forced by drought and hunting to become urban opportunists
(much like rats and cockroaches).We disturb/disrupt /displace Nature.
We selectively cull cattle,sheep and keep companion rabbits,horses,cats,dogs,birds.
French eat horse and rabbit and regard them as standard fare
Japanese eat puffer and stinger fish.Diet and executions culturally specific.
We cull ourselves(one child policy in China/India)selectively
We enforce capital punishment(selectively).Euthenasia and abortions,too.
Science fiction posits soylent green as our future.Cannibalism survives.
What we eat we become.In a state of siege,we eat everything.
Global warming,sustained drought,world food stocks at risk-
consider food values of insects,rodents,road kill and ourselves.

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