We really have improved on the magazine production front. i remember only too well the time when it would take us two whole days to write the damn thing, and we would regularly still be working on it at three or four on Saturday morning. Now those days are - I sincerely hope - well in the past as we seem to be able to put the thing together in one long afternoon and evening. What is it that has made all the difference? It’s simple. teamwork.
I am very grateful for the team of stalwarts that we have built up. I am not going to say that “I have built up” because although I may have been the facilitator, the whole thing has grown organically rather than be thrust together like The Dirty Dozen. But as I wrote elsewhere on a totally unrelated topic earlier this week, if we are the ‘Dirty Dozen’ bags me be Ernest Borgnine.
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:
buy my novel:
buy my single:
And now for the news................
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Gonzo Magazine #199
In this magnificently groovy issue Doug goes to see the latest incarnation of Yes and is very impressed, Alan, Jon and Tim bid farewell to the Marmite-like Richard Neville, and John waxes lyrical about Linda Imperial. And Alan goes to a folkie pub and visits Graham Keen’s exhibition 1966 and All That, and interviews the man himself. Jon, on the other hand, finishes Miss Peregrine's peculiar trilogy.
Good ‘ere innit?
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive takes a week off. 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:
Richard Neville, Stevie Nicks, David Bowie, Iman, Loretta Lynn, Price, The Revolution, Nico, Velvet Underground, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Clifford Curry Jnr., Gerald E. "Jerry" Heller, Fred Hellerman, Martin Stephenson, Jeff Wayne/Radio Luxembourg, Dee Palmer, Arthur Brown, Rick Wakeman, Pink Fairies, Captain Beefheart, Joe Cocker, Rick Wakeman and Mario Fasciano, Rick Wakeman and Brian May, Barbara Dickson, Yes, Tim Rundall, John Brodie-Good, Linda Imperial Band, Alan Dearling, Graham Keen, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Sheila Chandra and the Ganges Orchestra
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
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)
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!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
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* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 57 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?