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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Gonzo Weekly #309/10

Gonzo Weekly #309/10
THE WELCOME ON THE HILLSIDE ISSUE
(I wonder if anyone will get it?)
In another fantastically fab issue, Alan goes to a PsyTrance festie at Hebden Bridge and grooved to the sounds of Steve Hillage, System 7, Eat Static and more, we have a new interview with Rick Wakeman, Rob photographs Man in Cardiff, John goes to see Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Jon writes about Chaos Chaos, Mary Epworth and The Who, and Hawkwind go orchestral.
#Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND as Lady Selene has been high in the sky, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, AND there are columns from Kev Rowlands,  AND C J Stone, AND Mr Biffo but though Neil Nixon, AND Roy Weard AND the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  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:
Chaos Chaos, Nico, Merrell Fankhauser, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Queen, Roger Taylor, Bart Lancia, Yes, Man, Richard Stellar, Jamal Khashoggi, Daniel Pearl, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Valters Fridenbergs, Oli Herbert, Annapurna Devi, Theresa Hightower, Tim Chandler, Andy Goessling, Jon James McMurray, Al Atkins, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Spirits Burning and Michael Moorcock, The Gardening Club, Rick Wakeman, Simon Mayo, Alan Dearling, Hebden Bridge, Cabbage Festival, Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, System 7, Mirror System, Daniel Gaudi, Mery Pepler aka Eat Static, Tetchi, Ozric Tentacles, John Brodie-Good, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Kev Rowland, Green Desert Water, Heartwind, Ira B Liss Big Band Jazz Machine, Jim McCarty, The Konsortiumm, L.A. Guns, Leila Abdul-Rauf, Lesoir, Carl Marshall, Mr Biffo, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Cold Harbour Diaries, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, The Who, Dave Marsh
And the last few issues are:
Issue 309-10 (Steve Hillage)
Issue 307-8 (Michael Moorcock)
Issue 305-6 (Maartin Allcock)
Issue 303-4 (kOZFEST)
Issue 301-2 (Ringo Starr)
Issue 299-300 (Aretha Franklin)
Issue 298 (Alan in Hungary)
Issue 297 (Shir Ordo)
Issue 295-6 (Robert Berry)
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
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!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:

SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.

THE HOPPY HEN PRAYS

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.htmlAnd for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
It's Sunday so again its time
to do the daily blogs in rhyme:
Corinna is not very well this time,
so forgive this single truncated rhyme
its just the way that life conspires
(I'll let you all know what transpires)
Slainte
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:
For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-…
CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order: 
https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/…/a-notion-of-shopkeepers…
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #309/10
THE WELCOME ON THE HILLSIDE ISSUE
(I wonder if anyone will get it?)

http://www.gonzoweekly.com/
In another fantastically fab issue, Alan goes to a PsyTrance festie at Hebden Bridge and grooved to the sounds of Steve Hillage, System 7, Eat Static and more, we have a new interview with Rick Wakeman, Rob photographs Man in Cardiff, John goes to see Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Jon writes about Chaos Chaos, Mary Epworth and The Who, and Hawkwind go orchestral.
#Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND as Lady Selene has been high in the sky, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, AND there are columns from Kev Rowlands, AND C J Stone, AND Mr Biffo but though Neil Nixon, AND Roy Weard AND the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus. 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:
Chaos Chaos, Nico, Merrell Fankhauser, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Queen, Roger Taylor, Bart Lancia, Yes, Man, Richard Stellar, Jamal Khashoggi, Daniel Pearl, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Valters Fridenbergs, Oli Herbert, Annapurna Devi, Theresa Hightower, Tim Chandler, Andy Goessling, Jon James McMurray, Al Atkins, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Spirits Burning and Michael Moorcock, The Gardening Club, Rick Wakeman, Simon Mayo, Alan Dearling, Hebden Bridge, Cabbage Festival, Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, System 7, Mirror System, Daniel Gaudi, Mery Pepler aka Eat Static, Tetchi, Ozric Tentacles, John Brodie-Good, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Kev Rowland, Green Desert Water, Heartwind, Ira B Liss Big Band Jazz Machine, Jim McCarty, The Konsortiumm, L.A. Guns, Leila Abdul-Rauf, Lesoir, Carl Marshall, Mr Biffo, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Cold Harbour Diaries, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, The Who, Dave Marsh
And the last few issues are:
Issue 309-10 (Steve Hillage)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-309-10.html
Issue 307-8 (Michael Moorcock)https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-307-8.html
Issue 305-6 (Maartin Allcock)https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-305-6.html
Issue 303-4 (kOZFEST)https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-303-4.html
Issue 301-2 (Ringo Starr)https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-301-2.html
Issue 299-300 (Aretha Franklin)https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-299-30.html
Issue 298 (Alan in Hungary)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo297.html
Issue 297 (Shir Ordo)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo297.html
Issue 295-6 (Robert Berry)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo295-6.html
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo294.html
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo293.html
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo292.html
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo291.html
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo290.html
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo289.html
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo288.html
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo287.html
Issue 286 (Monty Python)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo286.html
Issue 285 (ELP)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo285.html
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo284.html
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo283.html
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo282.html
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo281.html
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!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
* The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 59 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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

ON THIS DAY IN -  1922 - Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government and introduced fascism to Italy. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)