There are some days when the news and views keep a flowing. Today is one of them. I always enjoy doing the Gonzo DaiPublish Postly, but at the moment I am particularly enthusiastic. I had a long chat with the lovely Annie Haslam from Renaissance, and Corinna is currently transcribing it; expect some insider stuff about the new album and tour very soon. I also have just received a pile of DVDs from those jolly nice people at Chrome Dreams. I watched the Bob Dylan/The Band one last night with the Orange Cat, and we enjoyed it massively. Again, there will be a review in the next few days. But enough of the next few days, you good people want to know what is happening NOW!!!
Another story that has no direct relevance to the product of the Gonzo Multimedia group of families. However, various Pink Floyd alumni have played on various Gonzo records (for example David Gilmour on the recent Tom Newman double CD), and I suspect that practically everyone who reads the Gonzo Daily, will be interested in this Pink Floyd story courtesy of those jolly nice people at 'Neptune Pink Floyd'.
Online translation services can have strange, surreal and oddly beautiful results. Today's very positive review of the new Jefferson Starship 4CD set, takes us into some strange and - as I said - oddly beautiful - linguistic caverns. Grace Slick changes gender, and how can anybody agrgue with a statement like this: "Many albums, but also overstaffed who went and came into the ranks of Jefferson Starship over time". Enjoy. I certainly have.
I have always had rather a soft spot for the ABWH splinter group of Yes who were active about twenty years ago. I enjoyed the studio album and the DVD, and now there is a second Live album for our delectation. Huzzah!
Although, as anyone who is a regular reader of this online magaziney thingy will know, most of what I present here for your delectation has some direct connection to artists who appear (at least partly) on the Gonzo Multimedia group of labels. But other things are here only because they interest me. Like this story about Gee from Crass's new exhibition.
Our daily visit to the omniverse of Thom the World Poet...
A suitably peculiar review from France of the Captain Beefheart DVD in the highly acclaimed Gonzo Multimedia 'Lost Broadcasts' series. I have an intern here at the moment; a charming young lady called Jessica, and it is to my great joy that I have started to turn her on to the music of the good Captain.
I don't know what it is about this artwork which I pinched quite unashamedly from her Facebook page, but there is something elegantly Joy Divisionesque about it...
Some days I find all of the postings for the Gonzo Daily by sloping around the Internet, using Google Media Alerts, and cutting and pasting what I find. I found this on Michael Des Barres' webpage...
The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The Editor is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat - puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?
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