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?"
LODGED IN TIME (OUR LOVE)
New folks move in(want different things)
@the moment -housing.Our Parks suffer
via overloading Festivals.We lose access.
We lose venues(high rents).I came to Austin early 90s-
Computer boom.Post 80s bust.Positive poetic reception.
High Times Tea Bar and Brain Gym.Chicago House.
Electric Lounge.Joe's Greek Diner.All were or became open mic venues.
Forgotten history now-like Les Amis for the Slacker generation.
Or the Armadillo for the 60s .Vulcan Gas Company for 70s.
Lost /lodged in time-Remember Olde South Austin?
Full English Cafe,Strange Brew,Bakehouse,Rad Radam,Hideaway?
Now Quacks,Lazy Daze,Reverie Bookstore.Mutation/Reincarnation.
We carry our Personal Altars as Memory Palaces.Our Ages have Pasts-
we can no longer live there. Homeless in Austin means something else entirely..