This is shaping up to be a very strange time - Corinna has hurt her eye (how we don't know), and this morning just as I settled down to start the day there was a God Almighty crash in the sitting room as a large flat stone fell out of the chimney. The house was built in 1805, and I suppose one should expect wear and tear, but it was not a nice surprise. Bob Skinner, by the way, points out that Matt and Emma's rescued frog is actually a toad, but it was still in need of rescuing so they are still bona fide good Samaritans. As the late, great Joan Aitken once wrote:
"The Samaritans came in two by two,
and paused to bandage the kangaroo"...
Corinna, Dave B-P, Jess and I will be off to Southampton on tuesday to see (and do stuff with) Jefferson Starship, and our friends Auburn who are the support act. Mother and Graham will be running the circus in our absence...
A letter from Chris Thompson (wot I pinched from his official website)
There is a lot of exitement about the current Jefferson Starship tour on which Auburn are guesting. There are the first two reviews of Edinburgh the other night,,,
There is a lot of interest in Jeff Lynne at the moment with a slew of retrospective documentaries and a new album featuring his re-recordings of classic ELO tunes. The Gonzo Lost Broadcasts dvd of The Move, therefore came out at just the right time says this reviewer who opens up with such a dreadful pun that I wish it had been me who had written it. (BTW we will be critiquing the BBC documentary about Jeff Lynne in a day or two)
EXCLUSIVE: Well, as regular readers will be aware, Jefferson Starship are currently on tour with Auburn as support act. And as regular readers will also be aware, I have a very soft spot for Auburn, and so I have been keeping in touch with the lovely Liz who is giving the Gonzo Daily exclusive backstage reports from the tour...
Our daily visit to Thom the World Poet for another of his thought-provoking writings.
EXCLUSIVE: Here is the second part of my recent chat with Michael Des Barres in which we discuss his plans for the future, his next album, a docmentary film being made about him, and why rock and roll is so bloody important. More tomorrow.
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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?