Friday, July 27, 2012
I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
So day two of our sojourn in Rutland continues. All things being equal, we shall return to Devon tomorrow. However, I shall miss mother terribly, and have already promised her that I will be back in September to kidnap her. However, I will be glad to be back on a proper computer again. But enough of my ramblings, there are bloggythings to tell you about.
As regular readers will no doubt have gathered, I am a big fan of Michael Des Barres, and I think that his current album 'Carnaby Street' is particularly special. Today, once again, we link to a review..
I have also been a fan of singer Eric Burdon for some decades now. I was very pleased when I found out that there are three releases by him on Gonzo Multimedia, which gives me an excuse to write about him. However, I was sad to hear about his recent health problems...
As I have written on a number of occasions in these pages, my younger stepdaughter Olivia has never been particularly impressed with my taste in music, and considers everything that I write about to be hippie hogwash. That being said, she really likes Mimi Page's album and I keep on forgetting to tell her that 'im who plays the Celtic pipes in Nightwish is also one of ours. I know that Nightwish are one of her particular favourites, and so she has probably read this interview before, because I lifted it from their website...
We have been inolved in animal rescue for years, and so celebrities who work to highlight animal welfare issues are particularly dear to us. Rick Wakeman is one of the stars involved with this year's National Cat Wards. Right on Rick!
Another one of my favourite bands since I was a teenager - Yes are always a pleasure to write about, or in this case link to. Long may they run...
With the third Yes-related story in a row, it is always a pleasure to bring you updates about the activities of our very own Dan Wooding, who - amongst other things - is the author of a new biography of Rick Wakeman.
And that is that for today. I will be back tomorrow, and being sunday it wil be in rhyme..
Posted by Jon Downes at 11:48 AM