Yesterday was completely insane. We lost a speaker, gained another one, all dealt with all sorts of drama. Without mentioning any names, in the last ten days we have had four attempted suicides, someone rushed to hospital with heart problems, someone else facing bankruptcy, Exeter City Council threatening to sue me, someone who DID sue me turning up unexpectedly in the village shop, the death of an old Nemesis of mine, an unpaid electricity bill, several dysfunctional families being more dysfunctional than usual, a whole slew of hangovers, a bottle of red wine tipped on a white carpet, problems with flight connections, Torridge District Council being particularly intransigent with someone who isn't me but could have been, failed insurance fraud by an old and dear friend, a damaged kneecap, and unorthodox use of tree lopping shears. And that is just for starters. I was talking to Dan Holdsworth yesterday and he now understands why I really want to give the WW a rest for a while, and why I start smoking again every August.
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Gonzo Magazine #195
The good people of Seaton pay tribute to Dave Brock of Hawkwind, Doug goes to see LCD Soundsystem, Jon muses on legendary unreleased music and wonders why so much of it is crap, Alan visits Ladies Day at the Festivals, and we look at a new book on Crass
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside 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:
Dolly Parton, Tony Iommi, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Adam Lambert, Gregg Allman, Jack White, Rolling Stones, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Padraig Duggan, William Edward "B. E." Taylor, Richard Fagan, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, LCD Soundsystem, Alan Dearling, Kosfest, Ladies Day, Julia Quinn, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Xtul, Crass, Elton John, Elvis, Bob Marley, Alberta Casey
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
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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?