The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
Graham at the helm again, today, while Jon's away and travelling around East England.
While trawling the Seeger obituaries on the web today, I noted that he didn't relish having his output categorised as 'folk music' - "There are as many kinds of folk songs as there are folks," he's quoted as saying. I suppose it's not only journalists who tend to like cosy categories and convenient pidgeon-holes, is it...
Meanwhile, there's been no problems 'around the ranch' today, although the dogs have been very trigger-happy in doing regular choruses of barking at the slightest excuse. Anyway, the blog updates seem to have taken rather a long time but I've got there in the end:
OBITUARY: 'Simple, complicated Seeger changed American music' - folksinger Pete Seeger dies
Percy Jones US review
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind perform 'Master of the Universe' (2013)
Frank Zappa a difficult act to follow for son Dweezil
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Belgian reviews of Gary Windo
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