Friday, July 06, 2012
I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
Graham, Prudence and I are alone in the house today. My two lovely stepdaughters turned up late last night and they have whisked their mother and grandmother out for a day shopping. The house is startlingly quiet without them:
Today begins with another photograph of me making a silly face and brandishing items from my postbag. I am very much looking forward to watching these DVDs but I am afraid that it will probably be not until next week when all my family visitors have departed...
Did you ever wonder how Michael Des Barres spent his 4th July? I know I did. Now we have the answer and a slew of massively entertaining pictures to verify it. A little birdie tells me that there might be some music from the rehearsals from the show in the next few days..
It is basically off-topic I know, but I don't think there will be many readers of the Gonzo Daily who won't be interested to know that Roger Waters is planning his first proper studio album in 20 years. And it also looks like he has not turned his back on playing live so it is good news all round.
'The reviews in Spain are pretty good again', as Professor Higgins might have said if he had been talking about this translated review of the new Rick Wakeman live album. This whole concept could (and probably should) be inflated into a concept-album called 'Progmalion', and I demand to play bass on it if it ever happens.
It is nice to see that I am not the only person massively impressed with the two lavish CD/DVD sets from Erik Norlander's Galactic Collective project. Herewith - a link to a very in depth and complimentary brace of reviews..
Chris Thompson is one of the most talented vocalists in rock music, and the new DVD/CD set from Gonzo captures him at the peak of his game, doing songs both from his stint as lead singer with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, but also from his years as a solo performer. This review likes him almost as much as we do..
And that is, once again, just about it for today. We shall be back tomorrow, and being sunday it will all be in rhyme..
Posted by Jon Downes at 11:21 AM