The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
So, Squeaky Biscuit has her inoculations this morning, which are her first
right of passage towards adulthood. This is probably a good thing, because she
has been making determined efforts to escape into the wide world for the past
few days, and it is only a matter of time before she succeeds. In two weeks time
she has the second dose, and she gets the snip where upon she will be able to
venture outside in safety and we will not be at risk of having any more bloody
kittens coming in and disrupting my life, apart from that we are off to see
Barbara Dickson tomorrow night and I very much look forward to a weekend of
hiding my head under the pillow and refusing to talk to anyone.
Oooh, I nearly forgot. This afternoon I am interviewing the legendary Thom
the World Poet. How on earth could I have forgotten that?
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
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THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Barbara Dickson - Cara...
A Truly RAD Premiere: Michael Des Barres Remembers...
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Gonzo Weekly #146
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Bee and Flower, The Wombats, Joy Division,
Fruits de Mer, Insect Ark, Pink Fairies John Martyn, Ringo Starr, David Bowie,
Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes
fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#146) is available to read at
www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
has Dana Schechter from Bee and Flower on the front cover together with an
interview with her inside, Doug looks at ELP, Lee dances with The Wombats, Jon
muses about Fruits de Mer Records and reviews a book about Ringo Starr, John
looks at the legacy of the English Underground on YouTube including music by
John Martyn and the Pink Fairies. 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 second of four Strange Harvest
radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit, and there is the
latest episode of Canterbury Sans Frontières featuring Gong and Matching Mole.
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:
Fruits de Mer, The Beach Boys, Miley Cyrus, Meat Loaf, Prince, Alan Lomax,
Brinsley Schwarz, Mega Dodo, Galahad, Lana del Rey, Barbara Dickson, Strange
Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Owens Boomer
Castleman, Joy Beverley, Wes Craven, Rick Wakeman, Hugh Hopper, The Pirates,
Ducks Deluxe, The Pirates, Wilko Johnson, Dr. John, Johnny Winter & Uncle
John Turner, Billy Cobham, Brand x, Pete Sears, Frank Zappa, Bee and Flower,
Dana Schechter, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Lee Walker, The Wombats, John
Brodie-Good, Caravan, Hawkwind, Gong, Pink Fairies, John Martyn, Roy Weard,
Lemmy, Yes, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Bring me the Horizon, David Bowie, Neil
Nixon, Les Baxter, Midvinterblot
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
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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?