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?"
KING MIDAS IN REVERSE GEAR
7.10am THIS VERY MORNING(AWAITING)
#1 in the Midas Garage waiting lane.
#2 comes in a Tundra. He is human-so we converse
He is here for the GROUPON COUPON(and so am i)
He buys junk cars, sells them to Mexicans
who repair them and sell them to the unsuspecting..
He also sells to Californian auctions.where he only gets 20%
but prices of cars are HIGH as California. His girlfriend does the same.
They used to compete,but now they co-operate/share the TOP DOLLAR profits'
He has been doing this for a decade in Austin. He looks at my Antique Buick,
shares that it would get $300 at a junkyard. We both smile.When inside,
he shares his Groupon .We both know MIDAS will find fault with our cars,
but i have no cash,and he has Mexican mechanics.We both smile,
knowing the litany of car defects fills time and pages..One by one,
we leave,with the usual warnings,cautions and quotations for repairs shared..
We both wave good-bye-King Midas in reverse...