"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?"
SEEKING VISUAL ART ICONS FOR AUSTIN
At first,as sculptures,they chose guitars
This was their most popular public art
(apart from our murals-original and ubiquitous)
People wanted more guitars.They wanted to buy them.
They saw guitars as a fitting icon for Austin.
But Zen,when sold,a new choice had to be made-
Texas Longhorns started to appear on Austin streets-
all colorful and obvious.But are we these?
They claimed the symbol was one of individuality/
but no body believed.Perhaps high rise (Jenga)Towers might be our true icon?
or Orange Cones?Scooters(already littering streets)
Art needs to sing COMMUNITY.Artistically speaking-Who are we?