YER EDITOR SEZ:
There is that old saying about life imitating art, and it seems particularly apposite today. In one of the most chilling episodes of 'Black Mirror' someone has their laptop hacked whilst they are watching pornography, and a blackmailer threatens to release video of the owner pleasuring himself to online pornography. Well, as the admin of the various CFZ and Gonzo Weekly websites, I have access to a whole string of email accounts, and one of them received a blackmail letter the other day, threatening to release video of the owner in flagrante delicto unless I paid 5k in Bitcoin to a certain address. The email in question was email@example.com which has not been used for many years, mainly because Toby was my old black Labrador and has been dead for eighteen years. The email address was for a long discontinued kids competition for a magazine which no longer exists. I would shocked to discover that my dead dog (who had been neutered) was a devotee of online pornography, as I am sure would be the scam artist who sent the blackmail letter.
BTW, since then I have received nearly a dozen similar emails for different CFZ accounts, which suggests either that there has been an unfortunate outbreak of Onanism amongst CFZ personnel, or that someone in Blackmailerville is over egging the pudding.
Corinna is mostly pain free, although in discomfort. She goes back to hospital on Thursday, and is being massively brave.. I cannot tell you how much I love and admire that woman. Poor lass has to undergo another batch of tests, and we continue to forge on until something actually happens. Please remember us in your thoughts and prayers.
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BARBARA AT THE SOMME
THAT FRANK ZAPPA HOLOGRAM STORY
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Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases
I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?
I do have good news to impart: Lars Thomas' book about the mystery land animals of Scandinavia and the Baltic States has been uploaded, and over at Gonzo the first volume of Kev Rowland's The Progressive Underground is also imminent. And at Fortean Fiction, my latest novel - 'Zen and Xenophobia' - vaguely a sequel to 2015's 'The Song of Panne' - is now available.
! would warn you that if you are of a nervous disposition, or easily offended, you will find parts of my novel both offensive and upsetting. There is sex, violence, drug abuse, occultism, pornography, firearms, politics, religion, and not a little sociology. But there is also love, kindness, faith, and redemption. And it's a cracking good yarn. Or I think so, at any rate. All I would say on the subject before bidding you farewell is Caveat Lector. And I'm not gonna explain what that means, because because if you don't know what that means then you probably shouldn't be reading the book in the first place.
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #3011/2
THE REVOLUTION ISSUE
In another fantastically fab issue, We hit the street with Extinction Rebellion, Alan goes to the Edinburgh Blues and Rock Festival featuring Ten Years After, Mad Iccy goes to see Suggs, John waxes lyrical on Larry Carlton and Space Shifters, Carl and Geordie critique the new Hallowe'en movie, Job writes about Wreckless Eric, Rob goes to see Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, and Alan goes to an exhibition showcasing the history of Scottish pop music. And there is more besides...
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, 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 rock wallabies who've blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with the relatively small macropods who are having electrical problems, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stickat. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Alan Moore, The KLF, John Higgs, Greta Thunberg, By the Sea exhibition,Tony Klinger, Bart Lancia, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Beverly McClellan, Enrico de Jesus Puno, Jimmy Farrar, Theodore Jones, Frederick Segrest, Fred Hess, Todd Schofield, Cornelius "Sonny" Fortune, Melvin Ragin, Tony Joe White, Hardy Fox, Baba Oje, Mikhail, Roman Grinev, Joshua M. Fauver, Mark Steed Fosson, Roy Anthony Hargrove, Glenn Schwartz, Dave Rowland, Tom Diaz, Tama Renata, Hugh Alexander McDowell, The Fall, Tony Palmer, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Deviants IXVI, Mick Farren, Alan Dearling, Edinburgh Blues 'N' Rock Festival 2018, The Rising Souls, The Jensen Interceptors, Charlotte Marshall and the 45s, Dana Fuchs, Ten Years After, John Brodie-Good, Larry Carlton, The Hayward Gallery, Space Shifters exhibition, Icarus "Mad Iccy" Ruoff, Suggs, 'Rip it Up' - The Story of Scottish Pop, Kev Rowland, Light the Torch, Michael Moss Accidental Orchestra, Medmoriam, Michael Schenkerfest, Ministry, No Hot Ashes, Nonsun, Carl Marshall, Geordie Jackson, Halloween 2018, Mr Biffo, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, The Coldharbour Diaries, Zen and Xenophobia, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Eric Goulden, The Wreckless Eric Manual
And the last few issues are:
Issue 311-12 (Extinction Rebellion)
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!
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* 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?