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)
ELVIS, BOWIE, HAWKING
All were born today.Two remain.All are legends.
Media inflamed and inflated their fame-even when
Elvis never wrote his songs(just appropriated black blues and gospel)
Bowie uses Burroughs cut-ups for his astonishing lyrics
and Stephan Hawking has recanted his black hole theory.
FAME is more than a song Bowie co-wrote-"it puts you there where things are empty"
Hawking posited black holes so vast nothing could escape their entropic nature.
Today Bowie asks"Where Are We Now?"@age 66,and Stephen Hawking
concedes that with massive energies,one can escape a black hole
(I posit we are within a WHITE HOLE WITHOUT EDGES-but do not tell him!)
David Bowie sings himself a birthday song.It is sad,and artistic,but beautiful
Stephen Hawking defeats physical limitations to share the truth of physics as he sees it
And Elvis?He has "left the building!"