And so life trundles on. The weather is still atrocious; it looks like November outside and all the animals are refusing to go outside (which is quite wise of them). However, we have some bloggystuff to warm you up:
Rick Wakeman is a massively talented fellow, but I had no idea that his career has included a stint interviewing rock and roll types. Yesterday whilst looking for information about Chinese water beetles I found this rather interesting video, in which Rick Wakeman interviews Judas Priest.
I always like to come across enthusiasts, and this review that I stumbled across yesterday afternoon is certainly enthusiastic. The person who wrote it comes across as a very sincere fan of this remarkably groovy band. That is good, 'cos so am I.
As I may have mentioned once or twice, Michael Des Barres has a new album out (and it is really jolly good). And to promote it, he is doing interviews left, right and centre. I am doing my best to keep up but it is not an easy task.
For no other reason than the fact that he makes me laugh, today we are paying another visit to the world of the 9 Henrys and the incomparable Peter McAdam, who I honestly think is one of the funniest people with whom I have ever had dealings.
This morning I was sent the Jefferson Starship mid-year report, and it is so jam packed with good stuff that I really could not resist reposting it in its entirety. So here it is (and yes, JS fans, they are playing in the UK later this year)
Just as I was putting the finishing touches to today's Gonzo Daily, the Gonmzo grande fromage sent me this, with the instructions that I MUST post it. Having looked at it, IO can see why. As one commentator notes: "John Lennon, the most progressive of The Beatles, would have been delighted ... a real adventure on the borderlines between pop and jazz."
And that is it for today. Ta-ra!