For those of you who have been following the drama in my life, I have a house in Exeter which has been empty since July last year when I asked the tenants to leave, which they did owing me a considerable sum of money. It has remained empty ever since, while I raise the money to have it repaired. Several people who were going to help with these repairs, for various reasons haven't, but I cannot complain about people not doing me a favour. About two months ago I was informed that I have to pay Council Tax on the property even though it is empty. I appealed against this but today Exeter City Council have diallowed my appeal, so I now owe them a large sum which I was not expecting and which - at the moment - I cannot afford. This has hit me for six I am afraid, which is why I have not been functioning properly today. The next stage is to write back to them trying to arrange a payment schedule that will not bankrupt me. If they won't do that I write to the MP. If that doesn't work Christ alone knows what I do.
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Gonzo Weekly #160
Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Genre Peak, Martin Birke, Faithless, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, Jaki Windmill, Tim Rundall, Roy Weard, Mack Moloney, A J Smitrovich, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#160) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Frank Zappa on the cover and a feature article about Zappa Plays Zappa and the new classic FZ DVD inside. Jon muses on the new marketing of music, we interview Martin Birke of Genre Peak, Doug talks about Änglagård and Corinna sneers at some more tacky pop memorabilia. John talks about Faithless, Neil unearths a hidden gem, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column, C J Stone does his, A J Smitrovich continues thumbing through his Dad's LPs, and Mr Biffo has more of his regular slices of insanity from the world of Digitiser 2000, and there is a radio show from Strange Fruit, one from Friday Night Progressive and another from Mack Moloney, and Tim and Jaki are back with a new show. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antechinuses wanting poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who are slightly constipated, 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:
Carol Hodge, Steve Ignorant, Reverb Worship, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, Kula Shaker, Primal Scream, U2, Ringo Starr, Anonymous, Steve Hackett, Steve Hogarth, Marillion, Barbara Dickson, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jaki Windmill, Tim Rundall, John Garner, Gary 'Magic' Marker, Isham Russell 'Rusty' Jones II, Holly Woodlawn, Johnny Winter, 13th Floor Elevators, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Michael Jackson, Dee Palmer, Freddie King, The Selecter, Ducks De Luxe, Alexis Korner, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Zappa plays Zappa, Genre Peak, Martin Birke, John Brodie-Good, Faithless, Roy Weard, A.J. Smitrovich, Mr Dad's LPs, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Danny Owens, Xtul, Yes, Alan White, AndersonPonty Band, Chris Squire, Greg Lake, Geoff Downes, Jon Anderson, Neil Nixon, Carla Bley and Paul Haines, Genesis, Lonnie Donegan, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Posh Spice, The Osmonds, Distoriam
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 159 (Jpon Anderson and Matt Malley)
Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
Issue 152 (4th Eden)
Issue 151 (Corky Laing)
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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* 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 young lady called Jessica. 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?