You will almost certainly notice that this week's issue of Gonzo Weekly will be somewhat different to usual. That is because I am not the editor. This weekend I shall be rushing around the countryside together with Graham Inglis and Gonzo Grande Fromage Rob Ayling, filming and photographing Hawkwind's revisiting of the legendary Space Ritual this weekend.On Friday afternoon I should be filming the sound check of the rehearsals at Seaton. All things being equal I will get back here with the boys late on Friday night so that I can add photographs of the dress rehearsal to this week's issue prior to downing some whisky, and getting as early a night as possible and going to London for the main event the next day. It is all very exciting, because so many things could go wrong and probably will. But the long and the short of it is that I am handing over the editorial reins to my lovely (and ever so slightly scary) wife Corinna for this issue. Expect battle axes, flaming arrows and songs about 40,000 varlets being slaughtered in a mead hall.
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Judy Dyble - Dreamtime
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
and apparently I messed up yesterday's notifications, so here is yesterday's poem again:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/02/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_19.html
Keith Emerson talks ELP's Brain Salad Surgery track by track
Frank Zappa-Your-Zits: Pimple Bacteria Named After Frank
CORKY LAING: Dutch review
Brand X: Live at the Roxy LA Review
AND OTHER STUFF...
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Issue 65 of The Gonzo Weekly is now available.
This issue features an EXCLUSIVE Pink Fairies interview, an exclusive interview with prog album artist Sandor Kwiatkowski, the return of the mighty Six Foot Three, Clepsydra box set details, a massively desirable slice of Acid Mothers Temple memorabilia, news about Hawkwind live next weekend, an oral hygiene tool endorsed by an Oriental dictator, A Communique from Pussy Riot, the Psychedelic Warlords live, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and brindled gnus (OK, no specialised African antelopes but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's COMPLETELY FREE!!!
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* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
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* Jon Downes, the editor of all these ventures (and several others), is an old hippy of 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) - puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon, which he shares with various fish and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus...did we mention the orange cat?