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)
SOME PEOPLE ARE TRANSISTORS
part of a circuit that makes transmission of sound possible
some are cases/that encompass all the parts
a few are amplifiers-taking tiny sounds/making them larger
so more folk can hear properly/good examples
of a community with many parts/many aspects.
You see-some of us have antique aspects-
we are valve radio/crystal radio sets
We are low wattage community radio collectives
We are volunteers holding ourselves together
and by so doing/broadcasting the best we can offer
to consenting sentients with ears wide open
This is what we do.This is where we are.
We make the good larger
Call us human amplifiers!
(For KDRP 100.1 FM,KOOP 91.7 and John Kelso!)