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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.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

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 McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)


SPEED READING IS LIKE DRIVING A CAR WITH GEARS
You choose the rate(like car insurance)you are comfortable with
You change gears according to subject matter and wish for retention
You read blocks ,not individual words.You skim the surface,looking for hooks
The essay is an historical torture device inflicted solely on students
Blogs are a voluntary form of self-torture ,written for personal expressive use
Websites are for consolidation of information on topics
Each has point,power,purpose-all divergent in method,style and manner of presentation
Scientific papers have a small readership because of their express aim-
to analyze and verify information on as yet unresolved issues
This is why modes of presentation must deal with all other previous excursions into these topics
and explains why the readership is so low.The style inhibiting.The end result provisional
Who needs such rigor when theoretical resolution is tentative at best?At worst,a waste of space
Rate of comprehension directly related to the significance of the matter @hand
Drive on,please!.Nothing is happening here..


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