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Sunday, 10 January 2016

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?" 

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN
ARTHUR HAD PERFORMED ORIGINAL IMPROVISATIONS
@the first Austin International Poetry Festival in 1993
We were his support @the Duchess of York in Leeds
when that pub was a thriving buzz for bright bands
He is beloved in Austin ,where in the 90s-he lived
and worked as a house painter,and studied spiritual paths
Last year he performed @STRANGE BREW-and was loved into returning
Tonight ,in the chill,i am outside listenig to hits past,present and yet to come
He finishes with improvisations/jazz and scat.They LOVED that!
Most go away with a signed poster..but many stayed.They did not want to leave!
His bewitching vocalisations have entranced all-and each want a slice of him
Photos are taken,hugs and cuddles and phone numbers shared
and the buzz will not wear off.Neither will his VERY bright face paint .
I leave Arthur around midnight,aware that love is what links him to this town,
STRANGE BREW,and every ghost of every person he has ever met here.
All stand in line and wait patiently.No Royal Family is ever beloved so willingly

It is January 9,2016.Actually,it is still 1968@Strange Brew w/Arthur Brown approaching midnight.

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