The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
Gee, what a stressful and more than slightly
parculiar day it has been, and it's not half over yet. Last night was a lovely
one as Richie, Naomi, Jacob and Tabitha came to visit all the way from Texas (or
in Tabitha's case, I believe, Kentucky). A convivial evening was had by all, and
even the dogs behaved themselves. However,today has been mush more fraught.
it started nicely enough. I had a long conversation
with the legendary Rick Wakeman, but then things went down hill. Jessica arrived
at noon and plugged her laptop into one of the sockets in my study, whereupon
the transformer exploded with a loud pop, leaving Jessica laptopless until a
replacement power unit arrives.
But things got steadily worse. Enter Andrea with an
injured female blackbird. It is alert enough, eating and drinking, but it has a
broken leg way above the knee and has an open wound presumably caused by the
cat that caught it. If the break had been below the knee I may have been able to
splint it, but a break that high up is beyond my competence and the wound means
that the poor little thing is doomed to die slowly of blood poisoning. So Shosh
and Corinna are taking her to a vet in Bideford to be euthanased.
We have also received reports of an injured crow
along the A39 between Bideford and Barnstaple, so they are going to try and
rescue it. On top of that we have those jolly nice people from Appledore library
coming to speak to me and Jessica on another matter, and we are all going out to
dinner with the Wests tonight. I think that this is one of the days that Rogers
Waters once referred to as an "Emotional Rollercoaster."
So the blogs are late today. You want to make
something of it?
Pink Fairies, Jaki Windmill, Sophia Sage, Carl
"Blue" Wise, Steleye Span, Fun Loving Criminals, Echo and the Bunnymen, Roy
Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes
fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#140) is
available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It
has Jaki Windmill of the Pink Fairies on the front cover together with an
interview with her inside. Doug goes to see Steeleye Span, John B-G talks about
getting the most out of digital music, and Jon interviews a massively talented
young lady called Sophia,and remembers his worst gigs. Davey goes to see the Fun
Loving Criminals, and Lee remembers an encounter with Echo and the Bunnymen.
Xtul take an unexpected twist. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the
legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. 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 pademelons with books to peruse (OK, nothing to do with small
marsupials in a literary 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
This issue features:
Simple Minds, Steeleye Span, The Divine Comedy,
Twisted Sister, Carlos Santana, Roger Waters, Phill Rudd, Adam Ant, Don Henley,
Barbara Dickson, Zombies, Genesis, Steve Ignorant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night
Progressive, Dieter Moebius, Donald Joyce, Mitch Aliotta, Buddy Buie, Doug Rowe,
Justin Lowe, Wayne Carson, Dave Black,Third Ear Band, Arthur Brown, Inner City
Unit, Hugh Hopper, Pete Sears, Captain Beefheart, Brand X, Jaki Windmill, The
Deviants, The Pink Fairies, Echo & The Bunnymen, Lee Walker, Carl "Blue"
Wise, Sophia Sage, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Davey Curtis, Artistas del Gremio, John
Brodie-Good, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Dave Brock, Shoshannah Hughes, Yes, Chris
Squire, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Steve Nardelli, Xtul, Wyrd, Mike Davis,Elvis
Presley, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Dave Clark 5, Neil Nixon, Sibylle
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