Fridays are the usually the day that I spend poring over a hot magazine. That actually sounds rather unfortunate but I do hope that you know what I mean. This week, however, my delightful step-secretary Olivia was otherwise engaged on Wednesday, her usual day, to do stuff with me and so we’re doing it today instead. And yesterday, therefore, I finished my bits for the magazine bright and early (if you call 11pm early). I don’t know why I’m telling you all this because I seriously doubt that it is of any interest to anybody, but at least it proves that I am up and about doing stuff rather than slouched in my armchair with a Jack Russell and a bottle of vodka!
But now, here is the news:
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Gonzo Weekly #242
THE MIDNIGHT TOKER ISSUE
John B-G travels across the Atlantic to see the Steve Miller Band|and Peter Frampton, Jon muses on The Beatles again, Alan visits Ben Chasny, Jeremy critiques Peter Perrett’s long awaited album and Richard visits psychedelic Cambodia.
Yup, and it’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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, Steve Earle, Scott Walker, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Spike Lee, Stew, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, John Blackwell Jr., Rudy Rotta, Barry Leslie Norman, CBE, Kelan Phil Cohran, Joan Clayton Boocock Lee, Pierre Henry, Carol Lee Scott, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Jeremy Smith, Peter Perrett, Alan Dearling, Ben Chasny, Ben Flashman, Ethan Miller, Comets on Fire, Howlin' Rain, John Brodie-Good, Peter Frampton, Steve Miller, Richard Foreman, Cambodia, Kev Rowland, Elegant Simplicity, Five Horse Johnson, Goblin, Shadow of Doubt, Jorn, Domingo Candelario, Glen Vaudrey, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hoaxwind, Xtul, John Higgs, Biggie Smalls, Mic Conway's Whoopee Band, Beyonce, Kurt Cobain, Cream, Grateful Dead, The Dragons
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
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)
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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