Here comes the weekend! I am awaiting the arrival of my darling younger stepdaughter today, so for much of today I shall have my stepdad hat on rather than my music journalist one. However, I have still managed to cobble together some interesting stuff for you all..
I have found a new source of record reviews, and in a lovely bit of happenstance there are two Gonzo records reviewed by him today. The first is the smashing new 4CD set by Jefferson Starship..
The second is the smashing new live album by the alternative Yes..
Michael Des Barres writing about Led Zeppelin eh? That's a combination to thrill you. When Michael Des Barres writes like this, I am reminded (as if any reminder was necessary) why I hold the man in such esteem..
About a week ago I posted a link to the new single by my old mate Paul Whitrow, and jolly good it is. He is also something to do with the Brisfest festival up in Bristol. This year's event featured Hawkwind and De La Soul amongst others...
A look at Jon Anderson's first solo album back in the day. It is whispered that a sequel is in the works...
I like the Beach Boys, I have always liked the Beach Boys, and was particularly happy when - earlier this year - the surviving members of the original line-up reunited and made a smashing album which reaffirmed one's faith in human nature. That's why God made the Radio is a lovely record, and had Brian Wilson's fingerprints all over it. It has the same DNA as Smile, Pet Sounds, and the other bona fide classics that Wilson has masterminded over the years. Now, in a surprise move, Mike Love has kicked Brian, Al and David Marks out of the band.
And finally, we take our daily visit to the singular universe of Thom the World Poet:
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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?