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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

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?"

BYE, BYE, BUSBEE!
HOW WILL YOU BEST BE REMEMBERED?
As record producer,songwriter,record label executive,multi-instrumentalist?
As the loving father of three young daughters?
As the writer of SUMMER NIGHTS by Rascal Flatts?
As a victim of Glioblastoma(a brain cancer)
or as writer of hits for PINK,GWEN STEFANI,KEITH URBAN,
KATY PERRY and KELLY CLARKSON..You oscillated
between country music,heavy metal and jazz,and it was your skills
as a producer paid your way,working for THIRD EYE BLIND,
and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE..Song royalties came much later
You left us too early at 43.You will (to us)always be BUSBEE
never your birth name of Michael James Ryan..

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