Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. The Weird Weekend is now progressing rather nicely. Nothing major has gone wrong, and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. I have evern been featuring the music of Michael Des Barres heavily, with gratuitous plus. So all is right with the world (except for the fact I only had three hours kip last night).
On the Gonzo Daily we have been following the progress of the latest round of Yes promotional interviews. There have been lots of interviews with Chris Squire, but now we have an interview with drummer Alan White, who has been one of my favourite drummers since he appeared on Live Peace in Toronto with John and Yoko...
"Trevor Rabin is a South African-born composer, guitarist, songwriter and producer [...] Rabin
learned guitar and piano as youth, and played in a couple of bands as a teenager. His involvement in his first serious band, Rabbitt, led them to become to this day South Africa's most successful band. He left the band to pursue a solo career in the UK in 1978. In tandem with performing, Rabin became increasingly involved in production, working with Manfred Mann, Ray Davies and Jack Bruce, among others.At this time he linked up with Chris Squire who was in the process of forming his own band. The band grew and eventually, with so many ex-Yes men in the group, including the lead singer Jon Anderson, they resurrected the name Yes." This is a bit like saying that 'Romeo and Juliet' is about two teenagers that die...
We all love Erik Norlander because Erik Norlander is ace. From these reviews that we have been receiving it looks like everyone else loves him too...
Another visit to Thom the World Poet:
A Saturday morning story for all you Captain Beefheart fans out there..
And finally, an interview with the irrepressable Michael Des Barres - a peerfless artist and a jolly nice chap!
Sorry that things are a bit perfunctory today, but Weird Weekends are hard work to organise. See you tomorrow (when at least part of it will be in rhyme)!