I have all sorts of stuff on my mind at the moment: good, bad and indifferent, but today's events in Brussels knock it all into a cocked hat. We are living in very dark and disturbing times, and they are getting worse. The only way that we shall survive this is by working together and building defences of trust and love. But as the human race is basically selfish and anti social... God help us all.
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Gonzo Magazine #174
Keith Emerson's death broke about half an hour after we went to press last weekend. As promised this week is a tribute iossue dedicated to him, and we would like to extend our condolences to his loved ones.
Keith Emerson, Erik Norlander, ELP, Patrick Moraz, Greg Lake, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
Keith Emerson is on the front cover, and inside Erik Norlander and Richard Stellar remember the Keith Emerson they knew. There are also statements from Greg Lake and Patrick Moraz. Doug writes about what many believe was ELP's finest hour, while Jon remembers the influence Keith Emerson had on his life. There is an open letter from Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Gregg Kofi Brown tour dates. We review a book about Anarchopunk. John looks forward to a revolutionary spectacular at the V&A museum. Biffo looks at poo graffiti. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, and Mack Maloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons ouyside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
Keith Emerson, Prince, Pete Doherty, Stevie Wonder, Iron Maiden, Phil Collins, Madonna, Eagles, Elton John, Don McLean, Gregg Kofi Brown, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Newton Edward Daniels (Paul Daniels), Lee Andrews, Arthur Clifford "Cliff" Michelmore, CBE, Sylvia Beatrice Anderson, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CH CBE, Thomas "Tommy" A. Brown, Joe Ascione, Joan Bates, Gregg Kofi Brown, Billy Cobham, Kevin Ayres featuring Ollie Halsall, Country Queens, Robert Calvert, Greg Harris, The Kentucky Colonels, Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Michael Livesley and Brainwashing House feat Rick Wakeman, Neil Innes and Susie Honeyman, Erik Norlander, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Greg Lake, Patrick Moraz, Richard Stellar,Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Amy Phillipson, Roy Weard, John Brodie-Good, Mr.Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul,The Beatles, Wilson Pickett, Ozzy Osbourne, Cher, Neil Nixon, Richard Brautigan, Boisson Divine
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 173 (Pink Fairies action figures)
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
Issue 165 (David Bowie)
Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
Issue 163 (Lemmy)
Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 159 (Jon 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)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me
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