Monday, July 16, 2012
Well, actually, it is Roy Webber meeting Robert Plant, and it was four years ago so it hardly counts as up-to-the-minute news. But for some reason Google News Alerts flagged it up as a new story (which as there are no words is also an oxymoron). But it is a very good picture (from Bob Harris' website) and deserves to be cross-linked to as I shamelessly promote the Gonzo artist pages for Wally and Jackson Webber.
Michael is a busy chap at the moment. The release of his rather smashing new album 'Carnaby Street' has unleashed a torrent of media interest. One of the many things that I admire about him is the way that the different interviews he gives are markedly different. He finds something new and interesting to say to each interviewer, which is a rare and admirable skill.
Last night I was busily sitting down doing as little as possible when Corinna called to me from the other room that Jon Lord had died. I immediately went and posted this.. http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/07/jon-lord-1941-2012.html
Martin Stephenson is a very warm and eminently human singer-songwriter. I know that you could rebuff that statement by saying, "of course he's human - we didn't think he was a praying mantis, or a long beaked echidna", but you know what I mean. He is a man of talent and compassion, and he makes friends wherever he plays, as reviews like this one bear testament.
Both Corinna and I tried to write obituaries for Jon Lord last night. He was probably my favourite prog musician, and responsible for a large chunk of the soundtrack to Corinna's and my lives, together and separately. But neither of us could do him justice. So We asked the people most qualified to do so; his fellow musicians; two who knew him and one who was influenced by him.
We have news of an exciting forthcoming release from Gonzo - another volume in the highly acclaimed 'Lost Broadcasts' series. This time the featured artists are 'The Move', one of the great British rock bands of all time. Wayhay!
And finally, an all-star cast including Rick Wakeman, Marc Almond, and my old boss Steve Harley pay tribute to the late great Marc Bolan in a special event later in the year. That is something well worth looking forward to.
And that, my dears, is that. I shall be back tomorrow...
On this day in 1920 Gordon Gould, the inventor of the laser was born.
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Lasers were used recently in the opening ceremony of that big eye tower thing from Lord of the Rings in London:
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Latest up on Cedar and Willow: Wonder Woman of the Silver Age:http://cedar-and-willow.blogspot.com/2012/07/misses-america-and-wonder-women-silver.htmlThis one was delayed because it was giving me an unusually hard time with technical errors. The next part is actually the Lynda Carter part and it is about half-finished now. This version includes Mary Ann Mobley and Phyllis George. Thie next one will be the greater part of the series finished and then some mopping-up left over for the modern comics.
Benny has a blog up on Wonder Women also
and one up on the obscure comic Herbie (Popnecker)
Best Wishes, Dale D.
PEOPLE in Caerphilly maybe wondering what is lurking in the moat after a monster was seen in the water.
A sight normally associated with a Scottish loch caused a huge amount of excitement when a monster was spotted in the moat around Caerphilly Castle. The monster is believed to have escaped from a new art gallery in the town, where it was part of an exhibition entitled Barry's Zoo. The 20ft creature is the work of Rhondda sculptor Barry Lewis.