The Gonzo Daily - Saturday
Corinna has gone into Bideford to do the last of
her Christmas shopping. I, on the other hand, having done mine, am sat at home
listening to Kevin Ayers (what do you mean, you don't know who Kevin Ayers was?
Shame on you) and lazily working out how I am gonna change the lyrics of 'Lady
Rachel' to 'Lady Evelyn' once my grandsprog is old enough to appreciate her old
Grandad's singing. I am also putting the finishing touches to the Christmas
double issue of Gonzo Weekly, before I finally pack up for the year (except for
the daily blogs that is).
Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Yusuf Islam (Cat
Stevens), Minstrel's Ghost, Jack the Ripper, Corky Laing, Merrell Fankhauser,
Sendelica, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had
better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#109/10) will
soon be available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It
has Yusuf and Stevie Wonder on the front cover, and features gig reviews of
both artists and Fleetwood Mac, my totally subjective top ten albums of the
year, excerpts from books by Corky Laing, Merrell Fankhauser and Neil Nixon,
interviews with Minstrel's Ghost about their new meisterwork based on the life
of Jack the Ripper, and Sendelica, we send Tim Rundall to a desert island, and
there are shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M
Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are back
with another episode of Sub Reality Sandwich (except its not). There is also a
collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and anteaters wishing to
snooze (OK, nothing to do with dozy edentates, 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!!!
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com
if you prefer. If you
have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly
dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power
chaps, we have to share it!
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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
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* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to
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responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an
old hippy of 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song
by Frank Zappa 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 infantile orange cat?