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)
ELVIS' FIRST RECORDING
EVENTUALLY,ALL WILL BE RE-ISSUED
Every recording,speech,significant moment
until the formats are antique/the context forgotten
and Elvis will be seen as a distant dream
From 78 to 45 to EP to LP(pre-CD,pre download
From black and white movies to color widescreen to video
From romance to marriage to fatherhood to divorce
His icon remains American.Cherokee.Sing a long
Like Sinatra he never wrote a song
Just presented each with flair and panache
When we come to the end of Elvis
who will we crucify next?
He recorded this song "My Happiness" for his mother on her birthday.
After recording this he was "discovered" by Sun Records.
Lots of family photos here. Amazing how much he looks like his mother.