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Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Friday, 30 September 2016

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 Tom'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?"

THRESHOLD CHOIRS
SINGING TO THE LIVING
While you are here,you have yet to cross the threshold
Every breath sustains your search.Every step both towards and away.
You may find consonant spirits along the way,who may sing with you
If you are lucky they will sing to you/luckier when they sing for you
Luckiest when the song is on everyone's lips,and the band includes every body.
Pulse beats through one Uni-verse.Stars beam out over time
Light is a language all darkness welcomes.We cross Borders when alive
You are moving.You are a moving experience.Others will travel with you,
to you,because of you there are others still singing the future in.
One by one we will all be gone.Our time for singing
is every time we sing-together or alone
Song changes every thing..

Extrait de l'interview de Clepsydra lors du Prog en Beauce 2014



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PIL Public Image Ltd - Keith Levene Interview 1981



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THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: No Matter What - Badfinger



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Say No More
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Thursday, 29 September 2016

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Mick Farren - I want a drink



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Mick Farren (September 1943 – July 2013) was not someone who could be described as ‘best known for’ anything. Gloucestershire-born Farren was a singer with The Deviants and a musicia..


Mick Farren was a great man. Many people have described him to me as having been “barking mad”, but – even if this is true – it does not negate his greatness one iota. Born in ..


Dave Thompson writes:  'Farren recorded Death Ray Tapes live in Santa Monica in June 1995. Backed by a band featuring ex-Lancaster's Bomber frontman Jack Lancaster, MC5's Wayne Kramer, and latter..


The Social Deviants were founded by singer/writer Mick Farren (born Michael Anthony Farren, 3 September 1943, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire) in 1967 out of the Ladbroke Grove UK Underground community..

Barbara Dickson Show (Part One)



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John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert
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More Brecht Than Broadway
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Answer Me
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Winter
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B4 74 - The Folkclub Tapes
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Full Circle
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Into The Light
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Time And Tide 
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BADFINGER Joey Molland Rocks INDIE POWER!



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YES interview - Jon Davison June 3rd 2014



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Rock of the 70s
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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 Tom'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?"

GANDY DANCERS
When you are black,and blues belongs to you
Others watch ,and learn from you
Strum guitars and yodel as folk are wont to do
Railroad tracks are the start of something new
Workers with time and no money(true!-
move in a way that implies future freedom
You hear their raised voices as in church hymns
Spirited spirituals appropriated via others 'rhythms
White blues is born of deep yearning
Raised voice and guitar accompaniment singing
the truth of living below everyone and every thing
Brakeman or water boy,rich musician with TB blues
You make your way through Depression days

by singing your auto-biographical truth..

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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 Tom'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?"

WE ARE THE BAD GUYS NOW
LADY BIRD LAKE FESTIVAL
Once again,Mr Habitat(Bill Oliver)
assembled artists,poets,musicians together
to serve the imagination of the East Side of Austin
He mentioned to those assembled how they(the people of East Austin) had organized
to close down the Holly Power Plant (of noise and mess disturbing their habitat)
how they had also organized to move the power boat races(of  noise and mess,disturbing their habitat)
how their access to Lady Bird Lake(a wildlife habitat in the heart of Austin
was a vital community resource,as well as being home to heron&egrets,turtles &fish
Austin Fire Department reinforced safety near water("TURN BACK,DON'T DROWN")
Worm farms and Compost Art reinforced links with the very earth beneath us.
Elementary school students performed their musical and vocal skills for each other
and children danced,and played,safely and securely with elders
who shared ways to relate to their environment
East Austin,specifically-THEIR habitat!.Each went away with art and play
Each will remember the surprise of blue heron in gray skies/white egrets parked in green trees
They will learn to remember to love where they are-to live safely,securely,harmonically,artistically

in the future we are bequesting them.

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gong - Master Builder



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Portobello Shuffle - Deviants and Pink Fairies tribute CD promo clips

BARBARA DICKSON - LOOSE WOMEN



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John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert
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More Brecht Than Broadway
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Morning Comes Quickly
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Answer Me
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Winter
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Che Faro
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B4 74 - The Folkclub Tapes
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Full Circle
CD - £7.99

Into The Light
DVD - £10.99

Time And Tide 
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