Yesterday Mike Davis and I did a marathon session, which resulted in a new song for him. Those of you who are interested can see/hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EzcNaT6ypg The noisy guitar and programming is by me, by the way. A couple of months back Mike came breezing into my studio with a new song. It was really simple, he said, and would be a doddle to record. The song was and is great, but it wasn't simple, and wasn't a doddle by any stretch of the imagination.
And by the way, if anyone else tries to talk to me about the new Doctor Who. please don't.
But now, here is the news:
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Gonzo Weekly #243
THE YO HO HO AND A BUCKET OF PROG ISSUE
...in which Jon interviews Stu Nicholson from Galahad, Richard goes to the New Forest folk festival, and sees Ric Sanders, Show of Hands and the Acoustic Strawbs, we ask whether modern music is rubbish, Alan ties Jon to a Listening Post, and all with a Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Prog.
Yup, and it’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, 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:
Morrissey, Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Nile Rodgers, Chic, Brian May, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Tamara Grigoryevna Miansarova, Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri, Joseph Fire Crow, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Melvyn "Deacon" Jones, Fresh Kid Ice, Egil Kapstad, Nelsan Ellis, Mary Hopkin, Ashton Gardner and Dyke, Stu Nicholson, Galahad, Alan Dearling, Crass, Scott Walker, Cockney Rebel, Captain Beefheart, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Plastic Ono Band, Belle and Sebastian, The Polyphonic Spree, Gram Parsons, Roger Waters, Alfredo Zitarrosa, Richard Foreman, New Forest Folk Festival, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Datura 4, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Charlotte Phillipson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Prince, Slipknot, Neil Nixon, Dread Zeppelin.
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)
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