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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 within 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?"

MY FATHER'S SON
(for Juan Thompson)
HE READS US LETTERS FROM HIS FAMOUS FATHER
They were lost,then found(as he was
He is astonished when i share about the GONZO blog
He did not want to be like his father.At 13,he spent a month at sea with Jimmy Buffet
"Jimmy was calm,loving and friendly-like a surrogate father to me"
Johnny Depp?"Well,when filming FEAR &LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
he lived four months with my father.Became a Doppelganger.Caught his mannerisms.
Bill Murray?"Odd fellow.Friendly.He had time for me.."
Jack Nicholson?He was very close to my father.They would party hardy together. in Aspen.
Ralph Steadman?"Delightful.Kind.Brilliant artist/Generous of heart"
Jann Wenner(Editor of Rolling Stone)"Hunter was the worst employee for the worst boss EVER!"
"Learning my father took 41 years .It was a slow revelation.Near the end,
before he killed himself,we sat together in an empty house and watched THE BIG SLEEP
He was ever a fan of Humphrey Bogart.I learned to like that about him.
These are the "STORIES THAT I TELL MYSELF."
He will never come again.

 



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