Friday, July 13, 2012
I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
Yesterday was a peculiar and mildly unpleasant one mostly because of the problems with Prudence.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudence-gonzo-daily-dog.htmlWe sincerely hope that today will be better, for us and for her. However you came here to read the latest blog posts not to read me bellyaching about a bulldog's bladder, so on with the show:
We start off today with a link to a news story about the one and only Jefferson Starship, and their plans to visit Israel for gigs later in the year.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/jefferson-starship-plans-to-rock-tel.html
Martin Stephenson really is a very special and singular talent. It seems that wherever he goes he attracts warm and sympathetic reviews. I really have to get him to play down in Devon...http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/link-martin-stephenson-darwen-library.html
With a quote from 'The Clash' we are proud and chuffed to announce that the new album by Michael Des Barres, which - as you might have gathered from us over the last few weeks - is a bloody smasher, is now available on iTunes. Check it out. NOW! If you don't, you will have me to answer to...http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/michael-des-barres-this-is-public.html
Yesterday we posted a story called 'Another Chris Squire Interview'. Today's title is mighty similar, and as you might have guessed, I found both these Yes-related stories at the same time and posted them in the wrong order. My bad!http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/yes-interesting-chris-squire-interview.html
Rick Wakeman likes cats and does his bit for animal welfare. I like cats (and most other beasts) and do my bit for animal welfare. We have a lot in common. However, he play's piano like his soul was touched by the Gods of Olympus. I play piano like a left handed giant panda with a perceptual disorder. That is why his news story is more interesting than mine would have been.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/rick-wakeman-at-cats-protection-league.html
And finally... Merrell Fankhauser writes to me on occasion saying jolly nice things about the Gonzo Daily. I very much appreciate that. He also sends me bits and bobs, like this review from Shindig magazine..http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/merrel-fankhauser-sent-me-this-review.html
Well, that is about it for today. I am sorry that my prose is slightly less inspired than usual, but I have been fielding telephone calls from the vet on and off all morning and am ever-so-slightly frazzled.
See you tomorrow, which - if all goes to plan - will be another of my sunday rhyming epics...
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