And so the busiest week of my year continues. Yesterday I spent several hours filming Graham in a rubber mask cavorting about the countryside with a small girl in a cute sheep costume. Truly I suffer for my art...
Today we have some tour dates for the lovely Annie Haslam and the reformed Rennaisance. In addition to their tour plans they’re celebrating this new era with a live album and dvd Turn of the Cards and Scheherazade and Other Stories Live 2011, and are in the middle of writing and recording a new studio album.
"Chris Thompson's majestic and soulful vocals have been entertaining classic rock fans now for almost four decades, and thankfully he's showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon." So begins a smashing interview to which I am very grateful to be able to link...
"What! An interview with Michael Des Barres?" I hear you shout. Yes, its true. Not only have I managed to unearth an interview with the manic Marquis, but it is a cracker. I know that I have said it before, but I admire Michael very much, not least because he always manages to make interviews interesting. That reminds me. As soon as I have got the Weird Weekend over I shall give him a ring...
Although most of what I write on these pages is to do with artists who are recording on Gonzo Multimedia, I occasionally stray. Today Howard Wuefling sent me this story about Stephen Kalinich, one of the more eminent movers and shakers of the more interesting end of the rock and roll spectrum for the past few decades. I couldn't resist posting it...
Here is more stuff about Rick Wakeman's forthcoming tour of New Zealand. I still live in hope that Rob Ayling will relent and send me a brace of first class tickets so I can fly out there, watch the gigs, and try and catch some New Zealand giant earwigs before I return..
And finally, we have another visit to Thom the World Poet:
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!