I am currently reading 'Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century' by John Higgs, who is another one of those interesting people that I know vaguely. I invited him to the Weird Weekend a few years ago, after I read his massively entertaining and thought-provoking book about Messrs Drummond and Cauty (with whom I suspect most readers of my inky fingered scribblings (here and elsewhere) will know I am mildly obsessed. John then gave me a copy of his excellent novel 'The Brandy of the Damned' which I enjoyed immensely. But this new book of his may well be the single most terrifying thing that I have ever read. Suddenly a lot of things make sense, and NOT in a good way.
And here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Paul Hindemith - Strin...
COMING THIS WEEKEND
Peter Hammill Interview from 1984
JEFFERSON STARSHIP NEWS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Magazine #223
THE COR FAB FOUR WAR ISSUE
In this exciting issue, Jon critiques Tony Palmer’s reboot of what was the worst and weirdest Beatles film ever, Doug enthuses on Camel, Alan meets DJ Jeremiayah, John looks at the Spirit albums released after Randy California’s untimely death, Igor presents a dialogue on acoustic philosophy, and there are lots of other things as well!
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, Strange Fruit, Jeremy Smith's new project The Seven Deadly Sins, and an episode of Canterbury Sans Frontieres which fell through the cracks of my emails. 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:
The Beatles, Nile Rodgers, Belle & Sebastian, David Cassidy, David Bowie, The Human Be-In, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Strange Fruit, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Larry Coryell, Clyde Stubblefield, Peter Skellern, Evan Sewell Wallace (e-dubble), Alan Aldridge, Supertramp, Tony Ashton & Jon Lord, Lutz Ulbrich featuring Nico, Pink Fairies, Camel, Alan Dearling, Reggae Got Soul, DJ Jeremiyah (Jerry Neville), John Brodie-Good, Randy California, Kev Rowland, Unwritten Pages, Avenford, Betontod, Captain of the Lost Waves, Code, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Geoffrey Paul Boers, Igor Neshcheret, Xtul, Martin Springett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nsync, Clockwork Orange, The Residents, Lemmy, Neil Nixon, Criswell
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
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)
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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