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Friday, 23 November 2018

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 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?

HOW TO LOVE CINEMA
FIND A DIRECTOR WHOSE WORKS BEAR REPEATED WATCHING
(I have seen all versions of WALKABOUT many times-
PERFORMANCE and MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH ditto-
DON'T LOOK NOW (over and over again-
and then the fall from grace with INSIGNIFICANCE and THE WITCHES-
films that were neither iconic nor uniquely edited to sharpness..
Yet-to have created films so powerful they had to be re-cut to be released
And to have these films still around in several versions
means that much of his art came from original visions..
I have seen his early British black and white movies(pre-color/pre-fame)-
and the editing and direction stand out.We were lucky to have his skills
We are luckier that his films still exist(censored and un-...

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