I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve started my daily bloggy thing by saying that “We live in strange and disturbing times” but it is true, and getting even truer with every day that passé. one of the things that I find most difficult to get my head around is the way that mass communication means that people all over the internet can comment on things almost as soon as they happen. take the events in the Middle East for example, although the BBC website is playing it down, a lot of online pundits, including people I know and trust are coming out with dark mutterings about the advent of World War III. Whether or not it happens God alone knows, and I make it a habit not to second guess deities. But whatever way you look at it, it is not a particularly jolly thing for a middle aged manic depressive to read whilst he is having his breakfast.
on another matter, we recently posted a news story hinting that Alice Cooper was joining together with Rick Wakeman to present a super-duper showing of Wakeman’s classic King Arthur album. Well, he’s not! They are on the same bill for the event, but will be performing separately.
On yet another matter I managed to make what is technically called a cock-up last weekend as regards to the Indeprog Awards. I mis-spelt them on the cover, and - even worse – failed to post them to the FNP page. so we will be covering them again in this weeks issue of the magazine.
And finally for those of you interested in such things, the December issue of the CFZ members only newsletter went out to all subscribers yesterday, including news on various recent Bigfoot, lake and sea monster reports as well as news on the latest addition to Denmark’s mammal list. If you want to subscribe just follow this link: http://www.cfz.org.uk/shop/join.htm.
If you did not receive the magazine, and feel as though you should have done then please email Corinna@cfz.org.uk and she will sort it out.
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Gonzo Weekly #158
Billy Sherwood, Rolling Stones, Carol Hodge, Crystal Grenade, Steve Ignorant, Dreadzone, Glyn Johns, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Mack Moloney, A J Smitrovich, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, Mack Moloney, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#158) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Billy Sherwood on the cover and an interview with him inside inside. Jon critiques a book by legendary sound man Glyn Johns, and muses on the Rolling Stones, we interview Carol Hodge, and Corinna sneers at some more tacky pop memorabilia. John talks about Dreadzone, 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, 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 because it is the full moon there is a show from Canterbury sans Frontières. 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:
Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Tom Jones, Elton John, Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne, Miley Cyrus,Julian Dorio, Eagles of Death Metal, Yoko Ono, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Keith Levene, David Bowie, Barbara Dickson, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Cailyn Lloyd, Dave Kerzner, Astronomusic, Hox Vox, Vicki Harris, Christiane Helde, Joni Sunshine, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Herman George van Loenhout, Nola, Cynthia Robinson, Nucleus, The RAZ Band, Mark Murdock, Brand X, Alexis Korner, 13th Floor Elevators, Billy Sherwood, Carol Hodge, John Brodie-Good, Dreadzone, Marcus sims, Roy Weard, Mr Dad's LPs, A.J. Smitrovich, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Glyn Johns, Yes, Chris Squire, Steve Hackett, Steve Smith, Jon Anderson, Jean-Luc Ponty, Rick Wakeman, Emmie Beckitt, ELO, Prince, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne, Bowling for Soup, Neil Nixon, Black Box Recorder, Folkodia
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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?