"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?"
LOVE THE OPEN TUNING!
Love the AUM RIFF repetition
Love Phillip Glass(still performing)
Like Steve Reich and Le Monte Young
(Terry Reilly worked with Daevid Allen of GONG
Tape loops and open -ended compositions..
Modern jazz improvisations allow new aural tunings
Exposed to Chinese instruments,Arabian tuning
To align earth in space with sounds and sounding
We do not need to understand-just expose ourselves to poetic possibilities
when round sounds and drones and open tunings change us
As we change the strings and instruments we use
We become the vessels for the instruments we choose
We become what we use.