Thursday, May 31, 2012
I'M THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
Its friday, and a long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend approaches.
Thirty four years and eleven months ago I was desperately trying to impress the North Devon punk girls by telling them that I had been on the Sex Pistols Jubilee boat trip up the Thames, when in fact I had spent the weekend with my parents at an exclusive hotel on Dartmoor.
Ten years ago at the Golden Jubilee I was suffering with food poisoning at my friend Joyce's house in Huddersfield, after spending four days trying to catch a giant catfish. This weekend will be spent listening to Martin Stephenson, interviewing various luminaries, and reading Johnny Rogan's biography of The Smiths.
But I am waffling. Its what I do. So back to the matter at hand. What have we got on the blog for you today? It's a particularly fine selection if I do say it myself.
First up we have a long piece in which Erik Norlander and I discuss favourite science fiction stories, and he reveals just how many of his compositions have been based on them:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/05/erik-norlanders-amazing-universe.html
Then we have a smashing slice of Auburn, live on wobble cam. That girl really is bloody fantastic:
I am very proud of the work I did on the recent Rick Wakeman biography by Dan Wooding. Now, much to my gratification, the reviews are beginning to come in:
And whilst on the subject of Rick Wakeman, guess who has a new live album out:
We have a slice of video, from Jefferson Starship, live on stage last week:
And finally, I make one of my periodic digressions away from the Gonzo catalogue, and reveal that Current 93, have done a cover of a song by Comus. Who? and Who? I hear you ask. Shame on you - both (in my mind at least) are national treasures:
Tomorrow I shall be back, bright and relatively early...
Posted by Jon Downes at 9:51 AM