The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
After a break of 25 years an old friend of mine -
Alex Clifford - has just got in touch with me for the first time. It is a great
joy to have him back in my life. In sadder news, Roo - another old friend of
mine - has just had a stroke. The universe giveth and the universe taketh away.
In other news, one - maybe two - large tortoiseshells have been seen in southern
England, over half a century after they were supposed to have become extinct
here, and Corinna returned home last night with a rescued corn snake. She is
much worse than me for acquiring animals!
Neil Nixon, Strange Fruit, weird records, Roger
Chapman, Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, The Clash, Captain Beefheart, Grateful
Dead, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson,
and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#136) is
available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It
has Neil Nixon, author of '500 Albums you won't believe until you hear them' on
the front cover together with an exclusive interview with him inside. There is
an exclusive look at Steven Wilson live by Doug, and an overview of why the
Grateful Dead are so important by John to coincide with the 50th Anniversary
shows this coming week, Jon examines a book about the dark side of the Internet,
and muses about Captain Beefheart, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the
legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. Xtul reveals a bit more of the
backstory, and there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive,
and one from those jolly nice chaps at Strange Fruit. There is also a collection
of more news, reviews, views, interviews and spotted quolls with nothing to lose
(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials in a devil may care mood, 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!!!
This issue features:
Captain Beefheart, Yes, Oasis, Courtney Love, Alice
Cooper, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Richard Hawley, Dalai Lama, Galahad, Vab
Morrison, System 7, Spirits Burning, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive,
Patrick MacNee, James Horner, Merrell Fankhauser, Hugh Hopper, Tommy James,
Inner City Unit, Mick Abrahams and Guests, Pete Sears, Barbara Dickson,Neil
Nixon, Steven Wilson, Lee Walker, The clash, John Brodie-Good, The Grateful
Dead, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Motorhead, Lemmy, M Destiny, Yes, Chris Squire, Xtul,
Ed Askew, Elvis Presley, Spice Girls, Hanson, Neil Diamond, Donny Osmond,
Beatles, Noel Gallagher, Black Magic Fools
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo
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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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it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also
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* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to
things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not
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?