I wish I could get my sleep patterns back to normal. Even if I get up at the proper time I am falling asleep a few hours later, and having particularly peculiar dreams. On the other hand the fact that there is a building site just up the road from here, and the noises of machinery and reversing lorries are freaking out the dogs with noisy results. So things are all a bit odd here at the moment. However, I expect that it will all get back to normal (whatever that is) sooner or later. Yesterday I interviewed the massively talented Martin Springett. Look him up, you will not be disappointed.
And now for the news................
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Thrice - Daedalus
The Beatles - Famous 'Mockers' Interview 1964
Joey Molland Interview at Beatle Fest L.A 2014
Jon Anderson Interview
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
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:
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Gonzo Magazine #202
This week, as John looks at Gong’s first album since Gilli and Daevid’s deaths, Jon looks at the history of the band and their legacy, discovers the campaign to save Tin Pan Alley, and enthuses over a book about the unreleased music and film of The Beatles. Alan investigates Ryley Walker, and Doug goes to see ELO.
Good ‘ere innit?
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:
Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Jack Lancaster, John Shuttleworth, Dave Gilmour, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sharon Osbourne, Pete Doherty, Marillion, John Lennon, Unicef, Bono, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Claiborne Joseph Cheramie, Kashif Saleem (previously Michael Jones), Hagen Friedrich Liebing, Ollie Imogene "Jean" Shepard, Stanley Dural, Jr., Mike “Taffy” Taylor, Buster, Newquay, Ludo, Percy, Lemmy, Truddle, Owlie, Blossom, Friendly and Arthur, the Humboldt Penguins from Exmoor Zoo, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, Henry Scott-Irvine, Electric Light Orchestra, Alan Dearling, Ryley Walker, John Brodie-Good, Gong, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Johnny Winter, Lemmy, Isaac Hayes, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Richard Cheese
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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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