The Gonzo Daily - Monday/Tuesday
We are in the process of installing new computer systems. So blogs over the
next few days for both the CFZ and Gonzo Multimedia will be a bit disjointed and
disrupted. We have been using Windows XP since 2001, and Outlook Express since
1997, and having migrated away from both is somewhat of a culture shock. My
studio is up and running for the first time since April, and we are slowly
getting back to normal.
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Gonzo Weekly #144
Brand X, Phil Collins, Roger Dean, Percy Jones, Rick Wakeman, Luca Ferarri,
Cream, Mike Taylor, Genesis, Musical Box, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary
Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#144) is available to read at
www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
has Percy Jones from Brand X on the front cover together with an interview with
him in which, amongst other things, he reveals how Phil Collins was planning to
leave Genesis many years before he actually did, We also have an exclusive
interview with Roger Dean about Wakemanfest and peculiar fishes, and an
exclusive interview with Italian author Luca Ferrari about the enigmatoic Mike
Taylor who is best known for having written several songs for Cream. Jon muses
about reviews Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous. Doug interviews The Musical Box,
and -I almost forgot - there is a personal message from Rick Wakeman. 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 the
return of Strange Fruit with a football themed show. There is also a collection
of more news, reviews, views, interviews and water opossums with something to
lose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials planning to pray to St Anthony of
Padyua for an intercession, 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:
Libertines, Gene Simmons, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood, Adam Lambert, David
Bowie, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Sleaford Mods, Strange Fruit, Friday
Night Progressive, Daniel 'Danny' Sembello, Donald 'Bob' Johnson, Gordon 'Jaz'
Summers, Rick Wakeman, Roger Dean, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Percy Jones,
The Musical Box, Luca Ferrari, Mike Taylor, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Alex Clifford,
Yes, AndersonPonty Band, Toto, Chris squire, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, Steve
Howe,Alan White, Patrick Moraz,Steven Tyler, Elvis, The Beatles, Liberace, Joan
Jett, Neil Nixon, Juliana Barwick, Calico Jack
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
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!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
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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, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the
Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, 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, and the adventurous kitten?