Jessica passed her Level Two Business Studies diploma thingy last week, and buoyed up by this success has continued to carve a bloody swathe through the chaos that was once my office. She is now setting up a new and improved filing system. Why didn't I employ her ten years ago? "Because I was only seven then, silly" she replies. Once again youth triumphs over staid middle age.
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Gonzo Weekly #144
Brand X, Phil Collins, Roger Dean, Percy Jones, Rick Wakeman, Luca Ferarri, Cream, Mike Taylor, Genesis, Musical Box, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#144) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Percy Jones from Brand X on the front cover together with an interview with him in which, amongst other things, he reveals how Phil Collins was planning to leave Genesis many years before he actually did, We also have an exclusive interview with Roger Dean about Wakemanfest and peculiar fishes, and an exclusive interview with Italian author Luca Ferrari about the enigmatoic Mike Taylor who is best known for having written several songs for Cream. Jon muses about reviews Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous. Doug interviews The Musical Box, and -I almost forgot - there is a personal message from Rick Wakeman. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the return of Strange Fruit with a football themed show. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and water opossums with something to lose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials planning to pray to St Anthony of Padyua for an intercession, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Libertines, Gene Simmons, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood, Adam Lambert, David Bowie, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Sleaford Mods, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Daniel 'Danny' Sembello, Donald 'Bob' Johnson, Gordon 'Jaz' Summers, Rick Wakeman, Roger Dean, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Percy Jones, The Musical Box, Luca Ferrari, Mike Taylor, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Alex Clifford, Yes, AndersonPonty Band, Toto, Chris squire, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, Steve Howe,Alan White, Patrick Moraz,Steven Tyler, Elvis, The Beatles, Liberace, Joan Jett, Neil Nixon, Juliana Barwick, Calico Jack
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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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 same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit…
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kitten?