Thursday, July 05, 2012
I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
Today seems shaping up to be quite a nice one at the Gonzo Daily - touch wood. I had a nice e-mail from Merrell Fankhauser yesterday, who liked my brief aside about the Pacific Giant Octopus at Newquay Aquarium. Well, Merrell, just for you check this out:
However, moving swiftly on, I suppose that we should get back on topic.
Tony Hawks is a massively entertaining comedian and is making serious inroads into the road of film. I very much enjoyed his first film, in which he travelled around The Emerald Isle with a refrigerator, and have every intention of watching is second film soon. However, he wants to know whether any of the readers of these august pages is Moldovan..http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/tony-hawks-are-you-moldovan.html
As regular readers of my inky fingered scribblings will know, I am somewhat of a fan of the massively talented Helen McCookerybook. We have a shared punky past in common, and whilst tootling about on the internet this morning I found an interesting article about her post-punk band 'The Chefs' who were active in Brighton some decades ago. I heartily recommend that you check it out.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/helen-mccookerybook-blast-from-her-past.html
I also found this rather interesting article about one of my favourite albums, and the birth of Gonzo recording artists Jefferson Starship. It has several snippets of information that I had not read before, and is certainly worth a few minutes of your time to investigate it.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/birth-of-jefferson-starship.html
The nominees for the highly prestigious Prog Rock awards have been announced and they include several artistes who are presently recording for Gonzo. Is Gonzo Daily on there, nominated for being best daily online magazine in the known universe? is it heck! But maybe we shall get there next year..http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/jon-anderson-peter-gabriel-rick-wakeman.html
Is this what passes for news these days? A picture of a fat hippy in a concverted potato shed, brandishing the contents of his postbag. Well, as it includes the new CD by the ever talented Michael Des Barres, and an interesting book about wildlife crime, I think that it is not just newsworthy, but probably is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize...http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/my-postbag-reptile-smuggling-with.html
Regular readers will be aware that although the vast majority of what I write about in these pages is directly related to artists who have product(s) released by Gonzo Multimedia, their friends and relations, I sometimes digress onto other things that interest me like this biography of 'The Stone Roses' who have just reformed.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/stoned-roses.html
Once again I have been stealing stuff from the website of Michael Des Barres. I have already made jokes about this being in the best traditions of British journalism, ao I will say no more about thisd (which I believe is the first mak=jor review of Michael's smashing new CD) apart from to say that although I once or twice did some work for the News of the Screws, no telephone hacking whatsoever, was done to obtain this story.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/michael-des-barres-first-album-review.html
And that, my dear friends, is that for today. I will be back again tomorrow, but I should warn you that I will have a houseful of stepdaughters all weekend as they are here to celebrate the release of 'Carnaby Street' on Tuesday (and their Mama's birthday), so I may well be a little late..
Posted by Jon Downes at 11:22 AM