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:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/06/auburn-stop-clock-video.html
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:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/06/link-rick-wakeman-soaring-in-70scaped.html
And whilst on the subject of Rick Wakeman, guess who has a new live album out:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/05/keyboard-legend-rick-wakeman-releases.html
We have a slice of video, from Jefferson Starship
, live on stage last week:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/06/jefferson-starship-live-last-week.html
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:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/05/thing-of-complete-and-utter-wonder.html
Tomorrow I shall be back, bright and relatively early...