For those of us who see British party politics as one of the most entertaining spectator sports on the planet, last night was perhaps the most exciting election since 1974. Corbyn did very well, May did very badly, UKIP disappeared and it is hard not to agree with the head of the SCP, who said that last night’s result makes all talk of a second independence referendum highly unlikely. However, in the end, because of the DUP, it might not have made a jot of difference. As Pete Townsend wrote many years ago;
“Meet the new boss,
the same as the old boss!”
Ummmmmmmmmm… Exactly the same as the old boss! As I write, Mrs May is putting on her best bib and tucker and preparing to go and kiss hands at the palace.
And, of course, Graham and I did our now regular piece of stupidity; exercising our democratic right to dick about on polling day.
And now, here is the news:
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Gonzo Magazine #237
THE INTO THE WOODS ISSUE
We go all Rashomon on you and publish two different reviews of Hawkwind’s triumphant return to The Roundhouse, Alan mans the Listening Post and Corinna hunts Lycanthropes in Cornwall. Jon muses about Lightning, the Bay City Rollers and critiques the long awaited Roger Waters album, and Davey Curtis goes to see Dutch freakmusos My Baby!
And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, and Strange Fruit, but Friday Night Progressive is having a week off. 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:
Elton John, Ringo Starr, Liam Gallagher, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Julian Dorio, Roger Waters, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Brian May, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, John Noakes, Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman, David Sidney George Lewiston, Martin Intalex, Mrs Raines, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, John Brodie-Good, Hawkwind, Graham Inglis, Alan Dearling, Snarky Puppy, Sleep, Electric Wizard, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Mike Vest and Bong, Blown Out, Spokes, Davey Curtis, My Baby, Kev Rowland, Ronny Whyte, The Room, Rozvitaus, Sectunefor, Richard Foreman, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Martin Springett, Bay City Rollers, The Monkees, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga, Alice Cooper, Sid Vicious, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Jimi Henrix, Neil Nixon, Bette Davis, Roger Waters
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
Issue 224 (Hibernal)
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)
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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