The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
I apologise to anyone who was planning to go and
see me talk in Scotland on Friday, but I shan't be there. Due to all sorts of
things with which I will not bore you, the situation has changed up there, and
when I was given the chance to gracefully back out with no ill will on either
side, I gratefully took it. I agreed to do the gig about six months ago when an
uncharacteristic burst of bonhomie on my part coincided with the invitation. But
the truth is, my physical condition is getting slowly worse; I am in pain to a
greater or lesser extent most of the time, and my days of gallivanting across
the country to conferences and conventions are - I think - largely in the past.
I wish the conference organisers well with the rest of the event, and look
forward to hearing how it went.
In home news, Saskia has rescued a baby pigeon, and
I am just waiting here on tenterhooks to discover whether it survived the
Tommy James, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, Scott
Walker, Queen, Merrell Fankhauser and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The
latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#101) is now available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
It has Tommy James on the cover, and features an
interview with him about his life, work, political campaigning back in the 1960s
and what it was like having a manager with more than a few links to the Mafia.
But there's more! There is a message from Daevid Allen, and Merrell Fankhauser
responds to some strange signals off the Malibu coast. ET? One never knows. Doug
Harr critiques the new Queen DVD, we send Thom the World Poet to a Desert
Island, and Jon discusses the new Scott Walker/Sunn o))) collaboration and much
to his surprise finds that it is Scott's best work for decades. Carl Portman is
our guest book reviewer, and he takes a look at the new Ozzy Osbourne biography.
There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and
from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the massively talented Jaki and
Tim are back with their submarine and Maisie the cow. There is also a collection
of more news, reviews, views, interviews and turtles having a snooze (OK, no
soporific chelonians, 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 ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
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