I often write about how my life is particularly weird at any point, but today is different, my life is fairly ordinary today. I have to go for a doctor’s appointment this afternoon, followed by nurses doing something arcane with my veins. Once upon a time the world seemed to make some sort of sense to me, but, as I get older, it just seems to be more illogical and more unfair.
Take this for example. A friend of mine, who is part of my extended family, paid £45 less than she should have done to Torridge District Council for her Council tax monthly payments. By the time the mess was sorted out she was five days late, and she found that the whole affair had been put into the hands of bailiffs who then threatened to kick her door down if she didn't pay the entire year's tax, including monies which were not yet due, in full. Luckily we were able to help, but on behalf of all the poor victims of vile tactics like these I think that I am going to make a stand, and take this outrage as far as I can.
It is time to man the barricades, comrades.
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Gonzo Weekly #149
Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Heart, Captain Beefheart, bootleg, Poco, M Destiny, Dog and the Universe of Swine Dirt, anarchopunk, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#149) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield and Buzz Aldrin on the front cover together with an interview with Tony Palmer about the legendary 'Space Movie' inside, Doug looks at Heart, Jon muses about Dog and the Universe of Swine. We review a controversial book about bootlegs, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem by a mad composer of piano music from the early 20th Century. John B-G looks at West Coast psychedelia on Youy Tube, and Jon presents a round up of anarchopunk news. 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 last of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. 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:
Suede, ELO, David Bowie, The Who, Janet Jackson, Ronnie Wood, James Burton, Albert Lee, Karnataka, Keith Richards, Barbara Dickson, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Raymond "Ray" Kenneth Warleigh, Peggy Jones, Ben Cauley, Jame "Brooklyn" Prefontaine, Jackie Collins, Yogi Berra, Group Captain Allan Richard Wright DFC & Bar, AFC, Brian Sewell, Hugh Hopper, THe Pirates, Ducks Deluxe, The Pirates, Wilko Johnson, Dr. John, Johnny Winter & Uncle John Turner, Billy Cobham, Brand x, Pete Sears, Frank Zappa,Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Heart, Dog and the Universe of Swine Dirt, John Brodie-Good, Spirit, Captain Beefheart, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Poco, Roy Weard, Sex Pistols, Crass, Vi Subversa, The Poison Girls, Chumbawamba, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, Bay City ROllers, Wham!, Freddie Mercury, Queen, Elvis Presley, 1D, Ringo Starr, Yes, Billy Sherwood, Alan Whiate, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Neil Nixon, Mark Bebbington, Tiarra
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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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