And, once again, another week has stumbled to an end. I am only too aware that I have written that “this has been a strange week” or something of that nature, here so many times, and this is probably because I have a fairly non standard life. But even in my non-standard life, this has been a particularly non-standard week. I have talked about my ailments elsewhere and have no intention of doing it again because I don’t want to bring either you (the reader) or me (the fat bloke with what feels like a red hot boiled egg in the middle of his back) down, but I would like to say thank you to all of you who have been so kind and helpful whilst I have been in extremis.
Firstly dear Doug Harr—thank you my friend for all your help, and also for keeping me cheerful. The only reason I didn’t take you up on your offer to write this week’s editorial was because I had already done it whilst tripped out on codeine and flucoxicillin. I hope, after all that, that it is still vaguely cogent.
Secondly Amy Phillipson aka Nursey. A nurse, herbalist and all round clever girl who made me a remarkable soothing balm gunky thing which smelled delicious and actually soothed me to the extent that after four nights I actually got a proper night’s sleep.
Thirdly Mama-in-Law who babied me when I needed to be babied and brought me cups of tea. Fourthly my stepdaughter Shosh who did much the same. And finally AND IN BLOODY BIG LETTERS THE MOST OF ALL my darling, long suffering and ever-so-slightly peculiar wife who really deserves a medal for putting up with me under normal circumstances, let alone when I am reduced to a needy ball of pain and woe.
Thank you my Darlings. I truly do appreciate it all...
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COMING THIS WEEKEND
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Arthur Brown interview at the Acorn Theatre in Pen...
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
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buy my single:
buy tickets to the Weird Weekend:
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Gonzo Magazine #178
Osibisa, Gregg Kofi Brown. Prince, Record Store Day, Harper Lee, Beatles, George Harrison, Ken Campbell, Robert Anton Wilson, Discordianism, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
After what has been a long and peculiar week, this issue - dedicated to the memory of Poppy McGregor - features an interview with Osibisa star Gregg Kofi Brown, who also says
goodbye to Prince, a long chat about
George Harrison and
with author John Blaney,
Doug goes to see Steve Hackett,
John talks about Record
Store Day and Hawkwind,
Alan muses on Harper
Lee, and we visit a
festival of Discordianism,
are radio shows from Strange Fruit and Mack Maloney, as well as the return of Friday Night Progressive, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, 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:
Prince, Paul McCartney, Ve, Brian May, Brian Johnson, Allen Toussaint, Tony Hawk, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Dave Bainbridge, Sally Minnear, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Floyd August "Gib" Guilbeau, Pete Zorn, Lonnie McIntosh “Lonnie Mack”, Phil Sayer, Gareth Daniel Thomas, Victoria Wood CBE, Captain Beefheart, Brand X, Osibisa, Pink Fairies, Gram Parson's The International Submarine Band, Gib Guilbeau, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Sons of Fred, Percy Jones, Norman Wisdom featuring Rick Wakeman,Gregg Kofi Brown, John Blaney, Steve Hackett, Alan Dearling, Harper Lee, Ken Campbell, Roy Weard, Record Store Day, John Brodie-Good, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Jill Calvert, Dierks Bentley, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Runaways, Neil Nixon, Tim Buckley, Dvalin
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 177 (David Gilmour)
Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
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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