Saturday, 2 August 2014
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)
ONCE UPON AN AUSTIN HIPPY
THERE WAS A RAG SHEET SOLD ON AUSTIN STREETS
The days of street leaflets via roneo and xerox long gone
now world is radio,blog and web.Here comes Thorne Dreyer
with his Rag Blog Fridays.Tonight his birthday @Taco Maria's
It is hard to gather activists!Like cats,they are individuals
This is the only time(apart from demonstrations)when you see them!
And we are ageing!Lines and white hair and Noh hair and bald patches
define this smiling eclectic gathering @Taco Marias.Outside-Leeanne Atherton
sings and dances for an eating crowd.Inside,photos,cake and candles..
This is Rag Blog August 1,2014.We will never grow so old again...
Posted by Jon Downes at 13:05
...BECAUSE SOME OF US THINK THAT THIS STUFF IS IMPORTANT
What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?
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.