And so the busiest week of my year begins. And its raining, which, considering that I have to do one of my Cecil B de Mille jobs featuring Graham and three small children (one of whom is dressed like a sheep) is somewhat problematical. However, these things always work out in the end...
And so today, we start off with our regular visit from Thom the World Poet, who will be featured on Gonzo most days from now on...
It is always a pleasure to showcase Michael Des Barres, especially when (as in today's post) he is actually showcasing the work of a fine chasritable organisation which teaches girls to play rock and roll. Yay!
The massively funny Peter McAdam (and, by the way, I mean funny ha ha, rather than funy peculiar, as my old Mama was wont to say, not that she knew Peter McAdam) has done the first 9 Henrys video. Make it go viral guys..
Karnataka are a fantastic band. I am not even going to attempt to categorise them because, every time I do something like that, my various young relatives sneer at me for getting the modern genres totally wrong. I would have said that they are mildly gothy proggy something or others, but that is not really an adequate description so Ignore me. What do I know? I'm only a has-been music journalist..
Dan Wooding is an eminent author responsible for all sorts of hefty tomes incluiding a recently reissued biography of Rick Wakeman that I did the design work on. I'm very proud of it, and so will shamelessly plug Dan W whenever I have the chance.
And once again we have the chance to showcase another fine review of the multi-talented Erik Norlander. He sings, he dances, he jumps naked out of a cake! Actually he doesn't do any of those (as far as I am aware) but he does play a mean keyboard or three..
The eagle eyed amongst you will probably have noticed that my comments are shorter than usual. This is because we are only a few days away from the Weird Weekend www.weirdweekend.org.uk. We shall be posting as normal, but the posts are likely to be a little bit more perfunctory than usual this week. If you want to know what all the fuss is about - there are still tickets available, and we would love to see you. Only £25 for the best Fortean Fun you can have with your clothes on. And there's free cake!