I am running a bit late today because I am doing all sorts of non-bloggystuff at the same time as the bloggystuff. Everything is going OK, especially as I am listening to the Elizabeth Frazer concerts on YouTube as I work, and they make EVERYTHING better. I am sorry Mr Curtis. I don't agree with you...
Arco Duo are a Brazilian duo. I am really enjoying my meandering anabasis through the Gonzo Multimedia back catalogue. I am still on 'A' and have found this band, of whom I have to admit, I have never heard. I am now doing my best to remedy this omission.
I am very much a fan of Helen McCookerybook. So are a lot of other people, and it is sad to report that if you were planning to go to her gig tonight that you appear to have a disappointment in store.
Michael Des Barres is one talented guy. Ever since I started writing about him on a regular basis I have been inundated with links to interviews, reviews and articles about the man and his music. But he is also an actor, and it was interesting to find an article about the rocking Marquis that totally ignores his music.
I am currently continuing with my enormous job of editing and tidying up the voluminous artist pages on the Gonzo Website. I am still on the artists beginning with A, and (me being me) I am taking far longer than I should because I keep on being sidetracked. Today, for example, I reached Annie Haslam's artist page and I ended up not only listening to loads of stuff by Renaissance, which I hadn't heard for years, but also checking out her exquisitely designed website from which I took this little news snippet because I thought it would interest you.
What happens when two much loved ex-members of one of the world's foremost progressive rock bands collaborate as a duo? Magick. That's what. Musical magick. In 2010 Jon Anderson, the singer with one of the most distinctive voices in rock music, was a founder member of the band, but had left in the early 2000s because of health reasons, and Rick Wakeman, the keyboard player who had been in the band on no less than five different occasions, decided to team up for a joint venture.
In 1967 as a knee-jerk reaction to the ever-growing power of the pirate radio stations and (one suspects) concerned by the milieu of lawlessness surrounding some of them, the British Broadcasting Service launched Radio 1 – the first legal pop music station. The first DJ on air was Tony Blackburn, and the first song that he played was by The Move. Now, as part of the acclaimed 'Lost Broadcasts' series, here is a wonderful selection of Move recordings from the late 1960s and early 1970s.