I seem to have a very similar relationship with Andy the Druid as my late Father had with successive Vicars of the parish. Andy and Amy came over yesterday to do the annual Beltane Fire on the bare patch of ground under the birch trees just past the conservatory. Then came red beans and rice (courtesy of yours truly) and Corinna's best ever key lime pie. Wine was drunk but even Graham and I stayed sober, and a lovely time was had by all. Now, with the help of Rachmaninoff, I am continuing with the week in front of me.
And now, here is the news:
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Gonzo Magazine #233
THE PHENOMENAL RISE OF... ISSUE
And so, in this week's phenomenally rising issue, Jeremy talks to Richard Strange in another world exclusive, Graham brings us Hawkwind news, Richard writes about David Nelson, Doug critiques the best gigs of the 1970s, Alan examines the trippier end of Turkish music and Jon raves on about Kipling.
Good ‘ere innit?
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruit. 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:
Rudyard Kipling, Stalky & Co., Queen + Adam Lambert, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Gorillaz, Marillion, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Billy Bragg, Erkki Kurenniemi, John M Shifflett, Bruce Hampton (Gustav Valentine Berglund III), Lorenzo "Zoe Realla" Dixon, Kevin Garcia, Saxa (Lionel Augustus Marrin), Mary Hopkin, This Misery Garden, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Jeremy Smith, Doctors of Madness, Richard Strange, Rolling Stone magazine, Alan Dearling, Turkey, BaBa ZuLa, Salih Saka, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Burhan Ocal, Brenna Mac Crimmon, Cigdem Aslan, Husnu Senlendirici, Ilhan Ersahin Istanbul Sessions, Nedim Nalbantoglu, Sabahat Akkiraz Orient Expressions, Selim Sesler,The Erkose Ensemble, Richard Foreman, David Nelson, Kev Rowland, Big Hogg, Billy Jones, Eric Gillette, Thieves' Kitchen, Carsten Sindvald, John Brodie Good, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Beatles, Backstreet Boys, Father John Misty, Bob Dylan
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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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* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 57 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown kittens, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?