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Tuesday, 8 September 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)

STEVIE WONDER vs MARVIN GAYE
RAP BATTLES(are not new
Bards and balladeers "Battle of the Bards"proved
the best art often comes from stress.Dylan vs Donovan in "Don't Look Back"
Woodstock and The Last Waltz-even Kanye West@Glastonbury
having to compete with the ghost of Freddy Mercury.
Holograms of Tupac behind Jay-Z
Biggie Smalls remembered via budding rising rappers
Every AMERICAN IDOL contestant sweating victory
Auditions for parts in movies,mime and karaoke
Versions of folk and country.Elvis impersonators
Sons of famous pop stars joining the band.
Envy,comparison,competition ferocious-
like marathon dancing in the Depression.Eminem got it right-

"One moment,one chance,one mike,one night"

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