The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
And so another day arrives clunking through the space-time continuum. And winter seems to have arrived with a bang. It is bitterly cold outside, and - as, there is only one large fishtank operable in the office, instead of three last year - it is colder than I would have liked in my sanctum sanctorum.
Yesterday was a very productive one, and I am happy to say that the December newsletter has been finished and sent out, #4 of the Journal of Cryptozoology is finished, and the double #57/8 of Animals & Men is within spitting distance of being finished. Also, the ARW (Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman, as any fule kno) concert from Friday in San Francisco, which was cancelled due to Trevor Rabin having contracted a nasty virus, has been rescheduled for the 4th December.
Professor Downes’ Academy for Young Ladies is closed today due to an absence of pupils, and therefore I shall have another day of clearing up the log jam in the office. I am happy to say that - largely due to Chloe’s hard work - said log jam is diminishing at what seems like a rate of knots. Huzzah!
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 here is the news:
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Pink Fairies - X Ray
Gregg Brown US review
ARW: Important notice
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: "Awaken" - Jon Anderso...
Gonzo Magazine #210
In this mesmerising issue we look at she who was Nico, Doug was in the audience when it all got weird for Kanye West, so unlike everyone else we can print what REALLY happened, Alan looks at the music scene in Madeira, John was there when Ryley Walker went electric, and Archie was there when Jon had mixed feelings about J K Rowling, but at least he finally likes Paul Simon, (Jon that is, Archie is still undecided).
Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
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. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, but Neil Nixon, Richard Freeman and Strange Daze take rainchecks this week. 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:
Binky Womack, Richard Palmer-James, Madonna, Steve Rothery Band, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Morrisey, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Craig Douglas Gill, Sharon Lafaye Jones, Hugh McDonald, Donald “Don” Lee Waller, Walter Howard "Hod" O'Brien, Joe Esposito, Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Nico, Pink Fairies, Kanye West, Alan Dearling, The Camachofones, Andrei Ladeichikov, Quatro Litros, John Brodie-Good, Ryley Walker, Itasca, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, J K Rowling, nDavid Bowie, Adam Ant, Elvis, Neil Nixon, C.O.B. (Clive’s Original Band)
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 209 (Pink Floyd)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
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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