Sunday, July 01, 2012
Today is apparently World UFO Day where you are encouraged to watch the skies! No, I hadn't heard of it either but if someone says it on a blog it's true apparently... Which gives me a few ideas for future “on this days...” watch this space.
And now the news:
- Hungry sharks cancel Russian surfing cup
- Colorful pigeons flood Copenhagen
- Yet another baby orangutan fighting for life after...
- Total of 79 Potentially New Shark Species Found - ...
- Divers discover new-to-science species
- Dolphin and seal strike up unlikely friendship
- Have you seen a stag beetle recently in London? Yo...
- Giant tortoise Lonesome George to be embalmed
- Network Rail endangers wildlife with scrub clearin...
- Should We Have Cloned Lonesome George?
- Pollutants Could Pose Health Risks for Five Sea Tu...
- SLUG-LIKE ANIMAL RESETS DATE OF ANIMAL LIFE
- Police warn a large wild cat could be on the loose...
And by the power of the most tenuous link possible:
So, after a week of high strangeness, we return to normal. The weather is still cold and wet, but as soon as I have finished blogifying, and done a teensy bit of filming, Corinna, Mother and I are being taken out birdwatching by Prudence the dog.
Peter McAdam really does have a singular vision, and I honestly can say that his book has made me laugh more than anything else has for the past few weeks. The 9 Henrys inhabit a gorgeously surreal universe which - despite itself - makes perfect sense (at least to me). You must check him out. I insist upon it.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/real-9-henrys-book-launch.html
I have been writing about (and perforce, hanging out with) Rock Stars for much of the past thirty years, and although many of them have been very interesting folk, on the whole they are stand-offish and remote. Michael Des Barres is one of the nicest and most humble that I have 'met' in a long time...http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/michael-des-barres-renaissance-man.html
Wally really are a superb band. It is a crying shame that a band of this calibre hasn't had the success that they deserve over the years. They really are magnificent, as this rendition of 'Sister Moon', one of my favourite of their songs, played live in Harrogate back in the balmy days of 2010, will attest.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/wally-sister-moon-live-in-harrogate.html
As well as being one of the most famous (and talented) keyboard players in Rock Music, Rick Wakeman is also a raconteur par excellence. He recently wowed the punters at the MIRC2012 conference...http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/rick-wakeman-at-mirc-2012.html
Chris Thompson, one time singer with Manfred Mann's Earth Band really has got a fine set of pipes. His new CD/DVD live package is a great favourite here at Gonzo Daily, and we are proud to be associated with him. It seems that other people share our opinion of him as this fine fine review shows.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/great-chris-thompson-review.html
'Battle Scars' from Galahad, has become 'CD of the Week' on ProgLog AFTERglow: They describe it as “a strong album in the best tradition of neo-prog". I am afraid as I get older, the 'stamp collector' mentality leaves me cold, and I really don't understand all these modern genres. But 'Battle Scars' really is a cracking album...
The news that Jefferson Starship are bringing out a whopping 4CD live album, with guest stars like Tom Constanten (ex-Grateful Dead keyboard player. BTW, back in 1978 I shared a house with various people including a bearded, balding dude who claimed to once have been his keyboard techie) is exciting fans, and bringing all sorts of news items out of the woodwork. We are doing our best to bring you as many as we can - like this one...
And that is basically it for today chaps and chapesses. See you tomorrow...
KOWLOON “TIGER” KILLED
TURNS OUT TO BE A WOLF!
After being described successively as a bear, a lion, an elephant, a kangaroo and a “beast that never was”, the Kowloon “tiger” has, following an untimely death, turned out to be a lone wolf. He was last seen prowling about the vicinity of the Chun Lung village, his preference for succulent pigs bringing about his downfall. With one accord, the villagers, who had witnessed with great mortification the havoc he created amongst the herds, rose in arms against the invader, and slew him amidst jubilant cries of “hai-yah”. The wolf proved to be a fine animal, weighing some thirty catties.
There are,however, still those who think that this is not THE Kowloon “tiger” , it being pointed out that Chun Lung is quite a long distance from Hok Un, where the strange animal was last seen. (1)
1.. The Hong Kong Telegraph April 26th 1921.
The following poem of mine is about the apparently real Teggs Nose lynx, near Macclesfield, in 1987.
A LYNX, TEGGS NOSE, 1987
“The cat had tufted ears” the stranger said
so it must have been a lynx obviously.
So I added this to my ever growing,geekish collection
of mystery cat sightings.
How pleasant to be blessed with this new curiosity despite me behaving like a jerk for a few days.
© Richard Muirhead 2012
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