Willkommen, beinvenue, welcome. I am in a particularly jolly mood today. One of the good bits about having Mental Health issues, is although one can wake up feeling absolutely terrible for no good reason, one occasionally wakes up feeling full of the joys of spring even though it is the autumn. Again, for no good reason. Today is one of those days. We also have the lovely Miss Heard in the office later on..
Hawkwind are in Poland, and have done something mightily peculiar; they did a dual-vocal version of "Sonic Attack" - the English bits done by Mr Dibbs, alternating with the Polish translation - sentence by sentence. Interestingly, the stage backdrop shows the words "Prosze Panikowac" at one point, which Google Languages translates as "Please Panic" rather than the more well-known "Do Not Panic."
Dan Wooding sent me this - an insightful review of his new biography of Rick Wakeman (which is, by the way, jolly good, and you all should go out and buy it if you have not done so already)
"Now, more than ever, we need real Rock and Roll to unite and heal," says Paul Ill in another communique from Michael Des Barres' rock and roll revolutionary politbureau. The groovy streetfight continues.
If one were to make a list of the absolutely cosmickest (if there is such a word, which if not there bloody well should be) guitarists of all time, I could not imagine that Steve Hillage would be anywhere outside the top three. Today we present an insightful and eminently groovy interview with him...
Captain Beefheart was one of the true originals, and it is one of my favourite things about being a Gonzoscribe is that I am in the enviable position of being able to burble on about him to my heart's content. BTW Jess H has arrived and I am introducing her to the joys of 'Bluejeans and Moonbeams' (I thought it would be better to ease her in slowly before plaing 'Lick my Decals off baby'..
Paul Kantner is, as I have said on multiple occasions in these pages, one of the men that I admire most within Rock and Roll, which is why I always post links to interviews with him and his compadres at every possible opportunity.
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