Another day is upon us and it feels increasingly autumnal. It is cold, and grey, and - frustratingly - although the lawn is still growing at a rate of knots, it is too damp to cut it, and so my lovely garden is looking increasingly unkempt..
Rick Wakeman really is a nice bloke. Until I started compiling the Gonzo Daily back in March I had no idea how much charity work he does. I do my best to highlight it whenever I can because in this increasingly dog eat dog world, I think that it is important to put in more than you take out, and Rick certainly does that. Good on 'im, I say.
OK, I admit it. I have a problem. My name is Jon and it has been, ummmmmmmmm four days since my last purchase of a bit of collectable tat. I am a collector of things, and furthermore I am always interested in looking at other peoples' collections of tat. So, for the second time in the past few weeks, here is an interesting slice of Hawkwind collectablilia...
I have been a fan of Gordon's for years and have about a dozen of his albums. I used to know him vaguely, but haven't seen him in a long time. It is very gratifying, therefore to find out that not only is he still active but that he is just about to go out on tour with Rick Wakeman's son...
Herewith another European review of the bloody fantastic new album by Michael Des Barres. At the recent CFZ Weird Weekend, Dave and I played Carnaby Street solidly and I plugged it unmercifully at every possible opportunity. I have become like some weird surrealchemical preacher, spreading the word of Des Barres to the masses (and I am enjoying every minute of it). By the way, a little birdie tells me that the Mighty Marquis will be back on the Andy Dick show very soon. I hope that this means more exclusive video stuff for the Gonzo Daily. PS. The other day in conversation I referred to Michael as 'The Mighty Marquis' and one of my young neices thought I was talking about a giant tent.
My fandom for Annie Haslam and her band is enjoying somewhat of a Renaissance (cue drum rolls, and those cymbal noises that crappy seaside comedians always have when they tell a particularly awful joke). On my birthday I received a spectacularly lavish CD/DVD package of the current version of Renaissance live courtesy of Howard from Howling Wuelph. I enjoyed it massively, and was therefore inspired to look around for more Annie Haslam interview thingys for the Gonzo Daily...
And finally, its our daily visit to the Universe of Thom the World Poet.
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