Sunday, August 26, 2012
I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
I think that it is interesting that although my tastes have broadened over the past thirty years, they haven't changed much. I remember on my father's 53rd birthday he sat down to watch a Bob Hope film that he had first seen during the war when he was a young man. He laughed uproariously at jokes that I didn't think were funny at all. For my birthday this week, Corinna gave me a DVD box set of 'The Young Ones', and I have been cackling maniacally at a parade of unltra violence and bottom jokes. Am I, like my father before me, reliving my lost youth? Or am I just a retarded adolescent who still finds bodily functions amusing? Answers on a postcard please...
Growing up is somewhat of a theme today, because coming soon are the next two acoustic reimaginings of early Daintees albums, by the effervescent Martin Stephenson. I enjoyed his reworking of his debut 'Boat to Bolivia' very much indeed, and I am very much looking forward to 'Salutation Road' and 'A Boys Heart'.
Warren Huart is an accomplished record producer, possibly best known for his work with Aerosmith. However, he has also worked with Mimi Page, and it was on her Facebook POage that I found the front cover of this magazine, justly celebrating Warren's work.
I got up quite early this morning, secure in the knowledge that it is a wet Bank Holiday Monday, and that nobody is likely to telephone or knock on the door. I had a happy hour or so pootling about the internet, and whilst doing so I found this rather spiffing cache of Mimi Page songs.
Jon Anderson really is undergoing a creative renaissance at the moment; there is absolutely no stopping the man. He has released another new song, and has a whole slew of new music (and a South American tour) in the works. Here is a link to a very revealing interview..
Do you want to listen to Rick Wakeman on New Zealand radio? If so, your prayers have been answered.
And finally; I know that it is completely off-topic as far as Gonzo Multimedia is concerned, but sometimes I post things that I think will interest you all. This is one of those times; a candid and revealing interview with Roger Waters courtesy of those jolly nice people at 'Neptune Pink Floyd'.
And that is it. We shall be back tomorrow.
Posted by Jon Downes at 1:05 PM