It is Monday morning, and although I spent much of the weekend asleep courtesy of my friend Mr Smirnoff and the Hoffmann-La Roche pharmaceutical company of Basel, Switzerland, I went to bed reasonably on time last night. However, our friend Julia the psychic, Cornish ghost hunter and happy medium, moved in yesterday to live here for an indeterminate length of time. This is a jolly good thing, and we are all pleased that she is here, but my routine was temporarily disrupted and like a complete arse I forgot to take my medicine last night. So I only slept a couple of hours and was downstairs working by nine.
So in a pleasantly spaced out place caused by lack of sleep, and probably lack of my last night’s meds and listening to the new album by Ed Harcourt, I am here writing deathless prose, and - though I say it myself - doing it rather well.
And now for the news................
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE PINK FAIRIES GET NAKED
Brown, Gregg Kofi: Rock 'N' Roll UFOs
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Al Atkins OFFICIAL Vi...
Trevor Rabin Interview - The Prog Report
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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