And so another week begins. I stayed up ridiculously late with Corinna last night watching a gripping DVD, but surprisingly I feel full of the joys of spring this morning. Once again my motley crew and I are juggling musical, artistic and cryptozoological pursuits trying to do everything at once. Graham is having a day off, Jess won't be in today, but Emma and Matthew will be. Emma is going to bully me into doing stuff with our Mystery Big Cat blog, and next year's Weird Weekend, whilst Matthew - bless him - will continue making sense of our library. In the meantime I have a whole slew of review DVDs to watch, music to listen to, and several interviews to conduct so before the week has even started we are jolly busy...
We kick off today with an insightful review of Galahad. I have mentioned this before, but Galahad really are a very special band. They are literate, intelligent, deft musicians and they rock like a bitch. And Stuart the singer can actually sing in a recognisable manner. They are a fantastic band, and I wish I had discovered them sooner.
Another visit to Austin in order to enter the universe of Thom the World Poet, who today has gone all antipodean on us...
Bob Dylan has been surprising, confounding, thrilling and occasionally irritating his followers for 52 years now. This month he releases a new album entitled 'Tempest', and it is a cracker. I don't usually get all eulogistic about individual records but this really is something special. Check it out.
Yes have been one of my favourite bands since a boy called Richard Appleby told me about them in the school bus back in 1973. I am also a devotee of some of the side projects, and my favourite is probably Chris Squire's piscine pursuit from 1975. It seems that I am not the only one...
Erik Norlander is an extraordinarily talented guy, and he is also a very nice bloke. Today I present a very flowing German review of his recent live CD/DVD packlahge for Gonzo. It seems that the reviewer likes it almost as much as I do..
I am increasingly fond of the music and the writings of the sublime Helen McCookerybook. I am very fond of her writing, and so - every chance I get - I pinch something from her website for the blog. Today, a link to an account of a recent gig with Martin S...
And last, but by no mens least, here is a particularly interesting Israeli interview with Michael Des Barres, in which he talks about - amongst other things - his childhood and upbringing with refreshing honesty and candour. Gripping Stuff...
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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?