"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)
HAPPENS TWICE A YEAR
106 RED BUD LANE(a poor man's ENCHANTED FOREST
Brad Massingill celebrates his birthday(and that of Jimi Hendrix
with a day long jam session advertised only on FACEBOOK
Desultory musicians gather in altered states of consciousness
ready and willing to make Muse with any who turn up
One by one they come-guitarists,drummers,keyboard players
endless jam with the cream of unknown talents
Some years,a recording is erratically made
Once,a video camera laughed @the absurdity
Vibe is light as green air.Today he is born!
I bring phosphorescent sweets to share
He smiles and those ancient eyes sparkle
Circles made,remade like ripples on water
Once for Brad,the other for Jimi Hendrix!