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)
"In five years' time, all news articles will be a single coloured icon that fires out info-nuggets"
BULLET POINTS ARE FIRING JOURNALISTS
Embedding with monetized sites,leading on
to SUBSCRIBER ONLY ACCESS-every blogger's dream
of readers/followers/first responders will be a solipsistic retro-review
of HOW READING BECAME TEXT ANALYSIS
and other attention-getting headlines.Disjointed disjunctive disappointments
will compound -with opinion articles written by glamor queens and talking heads
Your phone will deliver "content providers"-largely distracting digital games/old movies
comedy and dog and pony shows.You will laugh(as you once did @YOUTUBE clips-
but each channel is separately purchased and information is owned by a monopoly.
Business has replaced government as provider of services-so entertainment is what you get
Every politician suit a quip speechwriter.Every major event a cliche sentimental speech
You forget HOW THINGS ONCE WERE-because archives cost to access
FREEDOM OF ADVERTISING Budgets have been slashed
so information parcels are available at the front desk.Please attribute to original source
Kindly return packages post multiple use.Your compliance is appreciated.