Yesterday was quite a productive one. I finished OTT and got the magazine done 24 hours early, which is a good thing as I am dictating with Olivia this morning, and going to the Podiatrist this afternoon. And quite possibly buying some rhubarb and ginger liqueur which looks rather nice. And there is pie and chips for tea. Hooray!
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
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And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore seems to be in order: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
buy my novel:
buy the record by the main protagonist of the novel who isn't me in an elephant mask, honest:
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But for now, here is the news:
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Gonzo Weekly #281
THE LET THERE BE DRUMS ISSUE
Doug goes to see Carl Palmer with the ELP Legacy, and is happy to say that the percussional wunderkind of half a century ago still has what it takes, Alan and Phil give an encyclopaedic overview of ladies who have sung the blues, Graham brings us up to date with Hawkwind, and Jon brings us up to date with a follow up on last week's article about Steve Andrews.
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, BUT Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Kev Rowlands, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna, although Roy Weard is sady absent this week. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have stood around in twos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have paired up under last weekend's blue moon, 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:
Steve Andrews, Sheffield tree-felling, Beatles, Jay-Z, Tony Banks, David Bowie, Morrissey, Mark 'E' Everett, Bob Dylan, Elton John, #200Fish, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Kenny O'Dell, Caleb Scofield, Lívia Rév, Sabahudin Kurt, Brendon Whitney, Michael Tree, Frode Magnus Viken, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Audrey Morris, Ahmed Janka Nabay, Barbro Margareta Svensson (Lill-Babs), Walter Frederick George Williams (Bill Maynard), Mike Harrison, Philip Ballantyne Kerr, Rick Wakeman, Natural Gas, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Michael Bruce, Man, Doug Harr, Carl Palmer, ELP Legacy, Alan Dearling, Phil Bayliss, Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone, Joan Armatrading, Big Mama Thornton, Memphis Minnie, Odetta, Angela Y. Davis, Kev Rowland, Seconds Before Landing, Sound Storm, Squealer, Starsabout, Sulphatketamine, Taproban, Tonochrome, Weend'o, Mr Biffo, C J Stone, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, G.T. Reels, Elvis, The Who, Syd Barrett, Jimi Hendrix, Fornicating Female Freaks, Dr John
And the last few issues are:
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
Issue 279 (Biffo)
Issue 278 (The Beatles)
Issue 277 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 276 (Dukes of the Orient)
Issue 275 (Martin Gordon)
Issue 274 (Steve Took)
Issue 273 (Live Dead 69)
Issue 272 (George Butler)
Issue 271 (Mark E Smith)
Issue 270 (Eric Clapton)
Issue 269 (Narnia)
Issue 267-8 (Happy New Year)
Issue 265-6 (The Who)
Issue 264 (John McLaughlin)
Issue 263 (The magic Band)
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
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 58 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?