The Gonzo Daily - Monday
I rather like wet Bank Holiday Mondays. Autumn is my favourite time of
year, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and all that jazz. But I am very
much aware that this is y last Bank Holiday until what is euphemistically known
as the "Festive Season", and then it all begins again. Jessica and I are still
sorting out the office, so be aware that this is another week in which blogs may
well come in at unusual times...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Boomtown Rats - Li...
YES AND TOTO'S REPLACEMENT PLAYERS HAD A NIGHT OF ...
How Can Frank Zappa's Colorful Life Possibly Fit i...
Fairport Convention and stars of folk in Ilfracomb...
Gonzo Weekly #145
Hawkwind, Twink, Stackridge, Alice Cooper, Robert Plant, Roy Weard,
Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had
better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#145) is available to read at
www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
has Dave Brock from Hawkwind cutting his birthday cake (picture courtesy Brian
Tawn) on the front cover together with a round up of what is coming up for the
Grand-daddys of Space Rock, We also have an exclusive interview with Twink about
his new album - a sequel to the legendary Think Pink, and a look at the history
of Stackridge to tie in with the band's last ever gigs. Doug looks at Alice
Cooper, Lee at Half Man Half Biscuit, Jon muses about Robert Plant. 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
first of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange
Fruit. 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 Padua 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 FREE!!!
This issue features:
Robert Plant, Kenney Jones, Rufus Wainwright, The Who, Barbara Dickson, Bob
Dylan, The Zombies, Steve Hackett, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive,
Russell Henderson, Rick Wakeman, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Twink, Alice
Cooper, Stackridge, Ade Macrow, Lee Walker, Half Man/Half Biscuit, Roy Weard,
Hawkwind, Dave Brock,
Lemmy, Motorhead, Jess Heard, Bee and Flower, Beatles, Elvis,
Haight-Ashbury, Neil Nixon, William Basinski, Huldre
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
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!
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* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an
old hippy of 56 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?