Tuesday, May 01, 2012
I'M THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
It's wednesday, and the truth can be told. I have been quite severely non compos mentis for the past three or four days. I have an ear infection and the medication I have been given has meant that I have been floating through my life in a most peculiar manner. You know the first few lines of 'Plastic Palace People' by Scott Walker - that is where I have been all week.
(If you don't know the song, shame on you. Check it out:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/05/this-explains-everything-ok-no-it.html)
I am still a little wobbly, but at least I can now string a few words together in a coherent fashion (which is a jolly good thing considering that I am interviewing Jon Anderson later on). However, despire it all, we have an interesting set of posts for you today:
First off, a true EXCLUSIVE, the first bit of a three part interview with Michael Des Barres, in which he talks about his recent Japanese Tour with the reformed 'Silverhead':
The other day I interview Martin Birke from 'Genre Peak'. We talked briefly about our shared like of some of the electropop of the early 1980s. Today I get him to put his money where his mouth is:
Graham Inglis and I go to the garden centre, and find ourself 'Close to the Hedge'. Check it out now, you funk soul brothers:
Preparatory to talking to Jon Anderson later today I listened to his new record. Wow!
Part two of another EXCLUSIVE: I talk to ex-`Genesis` dude Anthony Phillips about his remarkable new album:
And Dave McMann and Lesley Madigan go to see 'Curved Air' in Soho:
Blimey, its really beginning to look like a real magazine isn't it (apart from the pictures of Graham, that is). See you tomorrow...
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:36 PM