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Monday, 16 September 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?"

MISSING RIC OCASEK
NEVER REALIZED TILL NOW
how many hours playing CARS music
Hit by hit,over and over-
"My best friend's girl""Drive"
"You''re all I've got tonight""Dangerous Type"
"Bye Bye Love""Good Times Roll"
"Just What I Needed"-so i replay their videos
So very stuck in 80s LPs,singles and radio play
And MTV clips of their performances
Sing along to their fine hook line and sinker
Feel the loss of their inventive melodies
Spare a thought of Ric of 75 cycles round one sun
CARS have gone.One driver down...

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