I was woken up this morning at an unseemly hour by a representative of what my Father used to refer to as “the good old Honkers and Shankers”, what used to be known as the 'Hong Kong, Shanghai Bank' and is now generally known as HSBC. They claimed that there had been suspicious activity on my account, but as the so-called ‘suspicious activity’ was a monthly subscription to a service which I have paid for every month for the last five years, one wonders why they did so. However, I would much rather that people checked, rather than handing out my money willy nilly.
However, although I am not the slightest bit racist, and don’t care what colour, creed or nationality people are as long as they don’t make a nuisance of themselves, I do wish that when I am woken up by someone first thing in the morning I do wish that they were fluent English speakers, and that their accent wasn’t so strong that I had to ask them to repeat themselves every other sentence. Doesn’t that make some degree of sense?
And here is the news:
SPIRITS BURNING REVIEW
AL ATKINS ITALIAN REVIEW (TRANSLATED)
BINKY WOMACK US REVIEW
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The White Horses TV Se...
Gonzo Magazine #220
THE "THERE'S A (PINK) FAIRY AT THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN" ISSUE
The first of a two part exclusive interview with the legendary Larry Wallis by Jeremy, Doug says Goodbye to the irreplaceable John Wetton, Richard goes to see Live Dead ‘69, John remembers Gary Duncan, and Jon looks at another Beatles book, and reveals a secret from his murky past, and there is more, lots more...
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive, (Strange Fruit is missing in action this week), and part two of Jeremy Smith's new project The Seven Deadly Sins. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
Richard Freeman, Pet Shop Boys, Yoko Ono, James Blunt, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Ant, Goldfrapp, George Michael, Elton John, Andy Summers, Ray Davies, Vera Lynn, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jeremy Smith's Seven Deadly Sins, Roger "Deke" Leonard, John Kenneth Wetton, Ronnie Davis, Geoffrey James "Geoff" Nicholls, Benny Collins, Tom Edwards, Sir John Vincent Hurt, Mark Tighe, Elkin Ramirez, Robert Thomas "Bobby" Freeman, Gabriel Perrodin (aka Guitar Gable), James Laurence, Jack Mendelsohn, Absolute Elsewhere feat Bill Bruford, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Atomic Rooster, Lord Buckley, Tony Ashton & Jon Lord, Adrian Legg, Jeremy Smith, Larry Wallis, The Pink Fairies, John Wetton, Alan Dearling, Mookx, John Brodie-Good, Gary Duncan, Richard Foreman, Tom Constanten, Mark Karan, Slick Aguilar, Grateful Dead, Kev Rowland, It Bites, Lana Avacada, Lannie Flowers, Lee Abraham/Steve Kingman, Little Tragedies, Liquid Shadow, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, The Beatles, Bruce Foxton, Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn, Lemmy, Nick Cave, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Neil Nixon, The Creatures
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
Issue 217 (Dig Doug Harr)
Issue 215-6 (New Year 2017)
Issue 213-4 (Yule 2016)
Issue 212 (Greg Lake)
Issue 211 (Phil Collins)
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
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)
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