Sunday, 12 May 2013


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 appearances 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 M

(my tribute to Ray Harryhausen!!)
"There would be no LORD OF THE RINGS if it were not for Ray" (PETER JACKSON)
"There would be no STAR WARS if it were not for Ray" (GEORGE LUCAS)
Small,just when black and white turned gaudy TECHNICOLOR!
eye saw the art of Ray in Jason &The Argonauts.The jump cut monsters scared me
with a certain unreal cartoon almost 3D feeling that made mythology into reality
More Saturday Matinees due to Ray-always making monsters that even Steve Reeves believed
It was no way to learn Greek Myths-many liberties were taken via Hollywood
yet the gaudy brightness captivated me right up to Godard's BREATHLESS
Now screens are awash with cartoon movies-DREAMWORKS to PIXAR
yet the original KING KONG still captivates more than its many remakes
and his bold brave claymation suffuses WALLACE & GROMMIT
as well as so many Film Festival cartoon shorts.Ray made clay magic-like Bob Mud
Original always the best-the rest can follow after with Ray's laughter
echoing down those creative individual cycles round one sun..
(what an IDEA for a new claymation nation-EARTH! THE FIRST 7 DAYS.!!...

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