may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Saturday, March 17, 2012


"After Elvis,everyone has different musical tastes..
Elvis got me interested..Dylan gave me the words..
the Beatles sang harmonies from heaven
and i stole what i could from the Animals
(he plays the hook from BADLANDS-
"that, my young friends is successful musical thievery"
A rocker,a pub singer,influenced by soul and Sex Pistols
"play your whole heart out 1000 nights,and your audience will follow"
He picks up a guitar and strums "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND"
They sing along.He praises Woody Guthrie and James Brown
Laughter among the laminates as he recounts his growth through music
"All my songs come from WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE"
He strums the bass line with his superimposed lyrics
Soon he will sing with Jimmy Cliffe and Eric Burdon
For now he acknowledges his influences,and his thievery
This is what they came to hear-familiarity
Soon someone will steal from Bruce Springsteen
And the beat glows on...

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