And 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:
I know it's not good and I know it's not right,
but I can't think of anything jolly to write,
and I know that I shouldn't let myself be defeated,
but you should have seen the poem I wrote then deleted,
compared to THOSE rhymes this is really quite good,
so please understand I'm doing what I should.
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
THIRD EAR BAND NEWS
JOEY MOLLAND EN PASSANT
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Meditative Gregorian C...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
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AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #319/20
THE BRIX IN THE WALL ISSUE
Alan goes to Hebden Bridge to see Brix Smith and other heroes of modern psych, Jon muses about Extinction Rebellion, and reviews a book about 1950s Hong King, Graham presents the second part of his look at Hawkwind in 2018, Richard M goes to see Big Country, and Alan and Phil visit Arcadia..
And - as always - there's lots of other stuff as well.
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, AND Canterbury Sans Frontieres AND there are columns from Kev Rowland, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo BUT 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 stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Extinction Rebellion, The People’s Walk for Wildlife, Chris Packham, Paul McCartney, Elton John, David Bowie, Gary Oldman, Marillion, Stevie Nicks, Rolling Stones, Richard Muirhead, Big Country, Kirk Brandon Akoustik, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Dean Ford, Guto Barros, Jerry Riopelle, Jaime Torres, James Calvin Wilsey, Jimmy Work, Herman Sikumbang, M. Awal "Bani" Purbani, Windu Andi Darmawan, Arun Bhaduri, Anca Pop, Antonio Jose Cortes Pantoja (aka Chiquetete), Jeremy John Durham Ashdown, Dame June Rosemary Whitfield DBE, Ray Sawyer, Nancy Grace Roman, Dian Pramana Poetra, Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor, Daryl Frank Dragon, The Fall, Tony Palmer, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Deviants IXVI, Mick Farren, Alan Dearling, Lucid Dream, Brix and the Extricated (The Fall), Goa Express, Blanketman, Jason Brown, Valhalla Lights, Valis Ablaze, Varathron, W.E.T., Woodhawk, Arcadia, Paul Wright, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The ColdHarbour Diaries, Martin Springett, John Saeki, Tiger Hunters Tai O
And the last few issues are:
Issue 319-20 (Brix Smith)
Issue 317-18 (Christmas)
Issue 315-16 (Steve Miller)
Issue 313-14 (Hawkwind)
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 (Strangelove)
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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