Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I really am very fond of the music of Erik Norlander, who is not only a very talented chap, but also (as far as I can tell from emails and our one conversation) is a really nice chap. His two cd/dvd packages on Gonzo Multimedia are getting a lot of critical acclaim with reviews like this one:
Today I am reposting a review of the Gonzo Captain Beefheart DVD. Whereas it is a very good review, it ends with the sentence "For the Captain Beefheart completists, this will be a must have, though at barely 30 minutes there's not much here for the casual fan." I just have one thought. The good Captain wasn't exactly Take That. Are there such things as casual fans of Captain Beefheart?
Now, I enjoy writing and compiling the Gonzo Daily very much, and apart from occasional pieces by Davey Curtis, Graham Inglis, Dave McMann and my lovely wife Corinna I do it pretty well single handed. However, the volume of response that we have had proves to me that I am not as much of a lone voice crying in the wilderness as I have always thought. Its world domination time.
Bloody Hell Michael. He is getting so much good press at the moment that it is impossible to keep on top of it all. I went away for a few days to deal with her Majesty's constabulary in Oakham, and then truncate yesterday to have my ears syringed, and when I come back there are so many bits of Des Barres-related news that I am forced to steal a round-up of latest events from the front page of his website.
For days I have been promising to post a video that Michael sent me last week of Little Latin Lover live on the Andy Dick Show. So today we have two Michael Des Barres stories on the Gonzo Daily. Good innit?
There is an awful lot of interesting Jon Anderson news at the moment, and those of us who have been Andersonfans for yonks are like pigs in clover. There are new recordings, gigs and all sorts of stuff. We have already covered most of this stuff on Gonzo Daily, but it does no harm to reiterate it..
And that's it for today. I will be back with more groovy stuff tomorrow..
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