With hindsight (good old hindsight) I think that I use the phrase “today has been a very weird day” a bit too much on these pages, so today I am not going to do anything of the sort. Instead, I shall say that today has been somewhat of a non- standard day so far, at least. For various reason with which I shall not bore you mainly because they are remarkably uninteresting, Corinna and I didn’t get to bed until very late last night. When we did get to bed, I had great difficulty sleeping, and so when at about seven o clock this morning I needed a pee, Prudence, (who is, by the way just in case you didn't know, my ten year old part bulldog who looks and sounds a bit like a pigmy hippo) started pushing me out of bed and snoring worse than she has ever done, I decided that discretion was the better part of valour, and I crept downstairs and went to sleep in my favourite armchair accompanied by the orange cat. This is where I was when dear Jessica arrived to take up the role of being my amanuensis at about midday. So, I feel oddly relaxed, even though I’ve only had a couple of hours kip. Funny old thing life, isn’t it?
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Gonzo Weekly #151
Mountain, Corky Laing,Steven Wilson, West Coast psychedelia, Dennis Wilson, Frank Zappa, Santana, Joy Division, anarchopunk, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, Mack Moloney, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#151) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Corky Laing on the front cover together with an interview with the legendary Mountain sticksman inside, Doug goes to see Steven Wilson at the Royal Albert Hall, Jon muses on the mystickal aspects of Joy Division, interviews Carl "Blue" Wise, and hears the latest music news from Nashville. We review a delightful book about the philosophy of punk, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. We welcome new columnist Mr Biffo with regular slices of insanity from the world of Digitiser 2000, and there is a radio show from Strange Fruit and another from our latest addition to the team Mack Moloney. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
Genesis P. Orridge, Bill Drummond, Joy Division, Dennis Dunaway, Alice Cooper Band, Madonna, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Rod Stewart, Glen Hughes, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, Adam Lambert, David Bowie, System 7, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Strange Fruit, Adelaide Gail Zappa, Joseph "Smokey" Johnson, Billy Joe Royal, David Samuel Pike, Coleridge George Emerson Goode, Denis Winston Healey, CH, MBE, PC, Brand X, The Raz Band, Johnny Winter, Alexis Korner, 13th Floor Elevators, Nucleus, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Corky Laing, Steven Wilson, Carl "Blue" Wise, John Brodie-Good, Frank Zappa, It's a Beautiful Day, Doobie Brothers, Santana, Dennis Wilson, Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Robbie Williams, Rolling Stones, Spice Girls, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, John Lennon, Jackson Five, Yes, Alan White, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Jean Luc Ponty, Jon Davison, The Foo Fighters, Neil Nixon, Captain Beefheart, Sylvatica
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 150 (Roger Dean)
Issue 149 (Tony Palmer in Space)
Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
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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