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Tuesday, 12 May 2015


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 and 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)

First-start with sand.Crystals.Silicon.(Nature!
Next-ask yourself-what functions R desired??
What colors are pleasing to the palate-
Green ?Red?Black?Rainbow?Pastels?
Should this be an ORGANIC Apple?
Should the price range be Whole Foods/Central Market?
Should we make just one(A Model)-
or Market Many Models?Will our Apple be Edible or Art Symbol?
Will we carry it with us until the next Harvest dumps new Models?
or Retain Consumer Loyalty with Slave Conditions(Apple Workers Harvest Less)
Reverse Engineering has given us a perfect Cloned Apple.We have Assembly Lines (Trees)
Now all we have to do is apply Robo-Technology to make the useless marketable.
Artifacts are all replaceable.New model Apples will make us all redundant
Time,Gentlemen?(i see none of you are wearing fruit..
Tues 12=STAR CO Main st Round Rock 7pm WED 13=Harriets Writing Group 1-3pm @strange brew.Hosted by Robin Barratt
Th 14-TEMPLE POETS live @Belton Library 6.30/also BOOK WOMAN @7pm
Fri 15=SHARE YR STORIES 1-3pm@Twin Oaks Library then to GREEN MAN COFFEE HOUSE 6.30pm w/Lina&Zow!
Sat 16-APS @501 1.30pm-KICK BUTT 4pm
Sun 17=SPOKEN WORD@Recycled Reads 3-5pm thenSpoken &Heard@kick butt 7-10pm
On Google (include the quotes): "Spirit Thom" poet austin
Live! on YouTube
Live! on YouTube Playlist
eBooks on iTunes
eBooks on NOOK/Barnes&Noble
eBooks on Smashwords
eBooks on ScribD
eBooks on Inktera
eBooks on TXTR
eBooks on Versent Books
The Complete Collection of Video and Audio of Open Mics Austin - Venues, Shows, and Artists
Open Mics Austin on YouTube - YouTube
More (25) of Spirit Thom's (written) work can be found (and sampled) on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/spirit-thom/id877639262?mt=11
Open Mics Austin Shared Google Calendar
Open Mics Austin - The Complete Collection of Video and Audio of Open Mics Austin

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