The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
We had a lovely day yesterday. Jessica and I beavered away and achieved
quite a lot during the day, and then in the evening I did a very pleasant
interview with the lovely Sidonie Jordan aka Sydney Foxx of Peter Banks' Empire
fame, and found out all sorts of things; she was an Ikette and also recorded
with Crazy Horse, for example. We could have chatted for hours and probably
will. Then we went out to visit Martin and Marianne and have a cuppa. We were
supposed to be half an hour. Three hours later after talking music tech all
night, we came home, I had a few glasses of Jack in the Black, and went to bed.
An eminently satisfactory day on all levels.
Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream, John Lydon, Grateful Dead, Jon Anderson,
Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#115) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com
, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
has Edgar Froese from Tangerine Dream on the front cover. As you may know he
died about ten days ago. Inside there is a retrospective by Doug Harr and Rob
Ayling remembers his relationship with the man who defined electronic music. I
critique the extraordinary new John Lydon autobiography, and also burble on
about The Grateful Dead. We have news about the Drones for Daevid concert in
Brighton next week, and we send the legendary Roy Weard to a desert island. Xtul
are on the road to Norwich, 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 still lost at sea. There is also a collection of
more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers wearing new shoes
(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials in search of snazzy footwear, but I got
carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at.
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