Wednesday, May 09, 2012
I'M THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
It is grey and wet outside.
The budgies in the aviary are looking tousled and cross, but are chattering away to each other in an irritated manner.
Inside the strains of 'Search the Truth' by W.O.F issue from my study as I sit down to write deathless prose about today's blog updates. And what a bunch of updates they are:
First off the starting block is a real exclusive; part one of an interview with Dan Wooding about his recently updated biography of Rick Wakeman. Today, Dan tells the story of how he first met Rick, and how Elton John came to write the foreword
Next is another exclusive - part two of my interview with the irrepressible Martin Stephenson:
Rick Wakeman is a busy chap this summer:
The other day we posted my review of a smashing DVD about Frank Zappa's two record labels. Today, as an afterthought, I muse upon one of Captain Beefheart's most under-rated albums, which - furthermore - is one of which I am very fond:
Over the next few days you will be reading rather a lot about a band called Galahad. To start the ball rolling, I thought that I had better introduce them:
Finally, we say goodbye to the one and only Maurice Sendak:
See you tomorrow folks...
Posted by Jon Downes at 1:44 PM