And so the great dance of life continues. The Mayor of Sheffield has "banned" US President Donald Trump from visiting the city. Magid Magid made the announcement while chairing a Sheffield City Council meeting and donning a sombrero "in solidarity" with Mexico. And the latest estimate for fixing my car is a hundred quid up on yesterday. The two things are not related but both seem to be perfect illustrations of the surreality of the world around me.
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Gonzo Weekly #293
THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF THE STONES ISSUE
In this remarkably eclectic issue, which is one of my favourites for a while, Alan discusses the events surrounding this summer’s Solstice Celebrations at Stonehenge, Doug presents the first of two looks at the delectable Annabella Lwin and Bow wow wow, Jon looks at where this magazine stands vis-a-vis the music press as a whole, we celebrate a partial victory for the tree protestors over Sheffield City Council, John goes to Yorkshire for the Shangri-La of speakers, Jeremy critiques the new book on the Flamin’ Groovies, together with fantastic pix from George Alexander’s collection, and Graham brings us up to date with Hawkwind news.
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 Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, although Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are having a well-deserved week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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:
Mojo, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Fedor Freso, Vincent Paul Abbot, David Bianco, Daniel Trombley Ingram, George Cameron, Geoffrey Oryema, Leslie Michael Grantham, Joseph Walter Jackson, Steve Soto, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Doug Harr, Bow Wow Wow, Annabella Lwin, George Alexander, Flamin' Groovies, Alan Dearling, Summer Solstice, Stonehenge Festival, Thom the World Poet, John Brodie-Good, Rebound Records (York), The Sound Organisation, Linn Isobaric Loudspeakers ('Briks'), Kev Rowland, Ghoul + Ill Bill, Loathe, Holding Absence, Joel Grind, Midnight, Nil Eye, Ringworm, Ghoul, Acid Witch, Multicult, Like Rats, Shed The Skin, Immortal Bird, Child Bite, Brain Tentacles, Ritual Howls, Superfecta, Cyril, Gygax, Innfight, Giuda, Jari Tuira, Jirm, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury, Shania Twain, Gorillaz , Beatles, Damon Albarn, Nordoff Robins
And the last few issues are:
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
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?