Most of you will remember that at the end of 2014 in my annual report for the CFZ I pledged that our journal will finally revert to the quarterly schedule which is has always supposed to have been. Issue 55 came out at Christmas and so even those of you who still count on your fingers, like I do will realise that issue 56 is due before the end of march. But today is the end of march! Yes, and when Corinna returns from work in an hour or so she will finish prove reading it and it will be uploaded. So those of you who might have been thinking “Bloody Hell, Jon Downes has screwed up again”, will be technically be incorrect.
This has been a very peculiar year, with family health problems, Corinna started a new job and me being continually faffed around by someone who shall remain nameless, but has a horrid reputation for faffing people around. At least he's consistent.
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Gonzo Magazine #175
Once again we were taken over by events as Garry Shandling died yesterday. Garry Shandling, Larry Sanders Show, Larry Carlton, Soft Machine, rock mocie, John Etheridge, Paul McCartney, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
We say goodbye to the insanely funny Garry Shandling, creator of the Larry Sanders Show. Doug writes about rock movies, while we review a book about Paul McCartney. John goes all jazzy with Larry Carlton and the Soft Machine Experience, Biffo looks at a lavatory themed restaurant. We send Dani from Marbin to a desert island. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Canterbury sans Frontieres, 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:
Madonna, Elton John, Dave Grohl, Kesha, Guns N' Roses, David Bowie, Lorde, Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Barbara Dickson, Marillion, Frank Zappa, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Garry Emmanuel Shandling, Reuben David Egan, Adnan Abu Hassan, Melvin Barry Hines, Malik Isaac Taylor, Martin James Norman Riley, 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, Marbin, Dani Rabin, Roy Weard, Bristol International Jazz & Blue Festival, Larry Carlton, The Soft Machine, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Paul McCartney,The Beatles, Robbie Williams, Elvis, Neil Nixon, Broadcast, Silent Stream of Godless Eleg
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 174 (Keith Emerson)
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
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 two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?