This morning I got up early because I had a doctor's appointment for my annual meds review. I got up considerably earlier than usual so that I made sure that I didn't oversleep. At just before nine there was a telephone call from the surgery to remind me. This has never happened before, so my paranoia was working overtime and by the time I got to the surgery I had convinced myself that there was terrible news that they just had to tell me in person. Of course there wasn't and I had put myself through all sorts of horrors for nothing. It just goes to show that thinking is not always a good thing to do.
This afternoon Chloe was here and managed to organise me into some sort of efficiency, so the day was not all lost. This evening, however, after a conference call at sevenish I intend to hide with the new Focus album and some pudding. I think I deserve it.
And now for the news................
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Steve Hillage - Solar ...
ROGER DEAN AND MORE
GONG REVEAL THE UNSPEAKABLE TO STEVE DAVIS
Wild Man Fischer – An Evening with Wild Man Fische...
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Gonzo Magazine #201
The spirit of the blues is alive, well and living in the Northeast of England: we meet Auld Man’s Baccie, Jon burbles about Deep Purple, Doug talks to Happy the Man drummer Michael Beck, Alan goes to Strummerville to discover the legacy of Clash guitarist Joe Strummer, and we discover the frightening dystopian world of G P Ching, and say goodbye to Bob the Mbuna cichlid.
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive. and 'cos there has just been a full moon Matthew at Canterbury Sans Frontieres. 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:
Deep Purple, John Ellis, Datura4, The Embrooks, The Prophet Hens, Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, David Bowie, Elton John, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury san Frontieres, John D Loudermilk, Jerry Corbetta, Carlos Walker, 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, Auld Man's Baccie, Michael Beck, Alan Dearling, Joe Strummer, Strummerville, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, G P Ching, The Beatles, The Who, Pink, Neil Nixon,
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
Issue 199 (Yes)
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!
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