"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 Thom'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?
STEELY DAN SOLO
TO HIT THE RIGHT NOTES
Every musician was hired,and tried
They were given no instructions-
just"play the blues".Many dollars
in recording time were spent in erasing tracks,
which did not meet their standards .Nothing wrong
with each and every-just that the Budget dictated
a freedom to spend widely.Jazz knows the syncopated magic
cannot be manufactured.Steely Dan drained the swamp of talented players
and made music that stood the test of "Reeling in the Years".Play them now
and they sound as fresh and jaded as Zen.To get those diamonds,
one has to put pressure on a lot of coal face digging.