And so it has rolled around to being Thursday once again. Charlotte attended Professor Downes’ Academy for Young Ladies yesterday, and did very well indeed. And the best news is that after two and a half years of being a money drain, work on my Exeter house is complete and I have new tenants ready to sign a tenancy agreement on Monday. many thanks to Graham for all his hard work.
Our car failed its MOT terminally on Monday so we are using Julia’s until we get a new one.
You may well have noticed that we are running late with several things at the moment. Life is massively complicated with health issues, family issues and all sorts of other metaphorical crap on our equally metaphorical plate at the moment. But we are getting there ….. Slowly. And normal service, like they used to say on the BBC when the transmitter went belly up, will be resumed as soon as possible.
And now for the news................
Peter Hammill interview - Schio, 11th May 2012
Elaine Paige, Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well...
PINK FAIRIES Live 1973
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - We Can W...
Gonzo Magazine #205
We have exciting news about the new Pink Fairies album together with exclusive photographs of them in rehearsal, Jon burbles on about Alan Bennett and the movie of The Lady in the Van, Doug goes to see The Specials, and Alan meets Lenny Helsing, whilst we run a book review a century and a half late.
Good ‘ere innit?
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive, and because last week was a full moon, 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:
Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, The Who, Boy George, Rolling Stones, The Last Shadow Puppets, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Chuck Berry, John Lydon, Leonard Cohen, Bart Lancia, Alan Dearling, Clowns, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert “Big Sonny” Edwards, William Nelson "Sonny" Sanders, Robert Bateman, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, The Pink Fairies, The Specials, Lenny Helsing, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Gizz Butt, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Jules Verne, Neil Nixon, Keith Christmas
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
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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