Monday, June 18, 2012
I'M THE GONZO BLOG DOO DAH MAN
Well, we are back, and if there are any of you who want to know what several of the Gonzo Daily posse were doing in a Roman Catholic Church in Heywood, Lancs. This is what:
(and it is probably the only time you will see me wearing a suit in these hallowed pages)
I would like to say a very big thank you to Graham. I think that he did a magnificent job keeping the various blogs and newsfeeds ticking over satisfactorily. We had better hits under his management than we usually do under mine. Perhaps I should go away more often.
Today we start off with the official news release for Michael Des Barres' new album. I confidently predict that we shall be reading lots more abvout him in the days and weeks to come:
Now we have the beginning of a new series: Song by Song. Basically I go through an album song by song, and then pass my notes on to the artist who made the album in the first place, and see what they have to say. And we start off this exciting new series with the irrepressable Martin Stephenson and his smashing new album California Star:
We have three songs from the recent Hawkwind gig in Edinburgh:
And there is a link to an interesting Troy Donockley review, but I have to say that I am not quite sure what he is getting at when he talks about confectionary. Anyone who disses toffee must be prepared for as Gonzo Daily hit squad...
We have an exceptionally enthusiastic review of Jon Anderson in Seattle:
And finally the one and only Davey Curtis. He is a happy bunny today:
And that is about it for my first day back. Expect interviews with Wally, and Helen McCookerybook over the next week or so. Jon Downes is in da house!
Posted by Jon Downes at 11:46 AM