I was absolutely appalled to wake up to this news today: "Poachers have broken into a French zoo, killing a four-year-old white rhinoceros and sawing off its horn. Keepers found the dead animal, named Vince, in the African enclosure of the zoo at Thoiry, west of Paris, on Tuesday morning. It had been shot in the head and its large horn removed with a chainsaw. The poachers fled before they could remove the animal’s second horn, either because they were disturbed or because their equipment failed, police said."
It is astounding that in the 21st Century, superstitious (and completely fallacious) folk beliefs in the magickal properties of rhino horn persist in one of the most powerful countries on Earth. And I suppose, that just as they did when I wrote a post condemning female circumcision as 'barbaric' some right-on idiot is going to accuse me of racism for writing this!
Graham allegedly comes back from Arizona tomorrow, and after a few days of acclimation, we disappear to Norfolk on Monday.
And here is the news:
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Gonzo Magazine #224
THE PROG/ELECTRO NOIR ISSUE
Kev meets Hibernal; the architect of a new artform, Alan goes to the London Remixed festival, John takes Rock Music into Space, Jon critiques G P Ching, and brings news from the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, whilst Corinna is sucked into a cupboard!
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, Strange Fruit, and episode four 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:
KLF, Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, John Lennon, Neil Nixon, The Rolling Stones, U2, Lemmy, Blondie, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Jeremy Smith's Seven Deadly Sins, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Eric Miller, Toshio Nakanishi, Fumio Karashima, Horace Parlan, Leon Ware, Ilene Berns, Don Markham, Tony Ashton with Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, John Entwhistle, Zak Starkey (Ringo’s son), Z, Gastank, Lutz Ulbrich featuring Nico, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Kev Rowland, Hibernal, Alan Dearling, Faith i Branko, Me and My Friends, Op Sa!, Screamin' Miss Jackson, JJSoulx, Kefaya, Matuki, Ruth Theodore, Hallouminati, Mango Rescue Team, Elephant Sessions, Gypsy Hill featuring Koby Israelite, Beating Heart, Afriquoi, John Brodie-Good, Music in Space, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, G.P. Ching, The Beatles, Bing Crosby with The Jimmy Bowen Orchestra and Chorus
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 223 (Beatles)
Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
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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