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What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?
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.
Monday, 13 February 2017
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?"
ALL THE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
All the Hallmark cards ever printed,mailed,sent,received
Every rose ,singular,bunched,real and artificial
All those chocolates!All those songs and poems!
Most will be discarded like a Valentine balloon after the party
We will move on to Mardi Gras/St Patricks Day/Easter
We will move on past love/past loves/all love is temporary
Some things remain with us-plastic and radioactivity
They have longer half-lives than marriages and divorces
They speak Fukushima,Harrisburg,Siberia,Mururoa
They are in our food chain.In our sushi.In our genes
Like plastic micro-organisms in our bloodstream
Our love,desire for and necessity of plastic
extends into oil and gas industries.
Like dinosaur blood they survive longer than solar cell reflectors
More powerful than wind farms.
Pipelines through Missouri River water supply at Standing Rock
over peace and love and prayers of water protectors
It costs the earth.This love.We need a divorce.
Posted by Jon Downes at 16:46