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Friday, 15 May 2015

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 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)

SOUND, MAN
HAVE NOT BOUGHT A RECORD FOR A DECADE
First memories scratch of steel pin on black shellac 78rpm
Green baize cloth beneath.Replace pin each time.Groove!
Next black vinyl-singles,EPs,LPs,Double/Triple LPs,Box Sets
Addictive faves like ASTRAL WEEKS,MOONDANCE,
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED,BLOOD ON THE TRACKS-
Bands one would buy ALL their releases/others simple singles
Then those records one would wear out and replace
Over and Over/never tire/never retire-just replay ad infinitum.
You cannot call it RETRO when one never stopped loving
Even when there are no Beatles,only two WHO
and the Rolling Stones look like landslides of skin
I hear SPOTIFY,know of BANDCAMP
Do not up nor download any tracks
Hear music everywhere-elevators/restaurants/phone ring tones
Wish there were a space for silence.A single candle lit
to remember every track that was a HIT/and every MISS
that still sang to our dreams-as if/they would never end..

 
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
Tues 19-DRINK n INK -Theme "Effervescence"
wed20HarrietsWritingGroup@strangebrew1pm
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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