The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
This is one of those weeks in which I wonder whether I was Atilla the Hun
in a past life. I have been waiting three weeks for a proof copy of the cover of
Mike Davis' EP to arrive. When the packet finally arrived from the printer today
I eagerly got Jess to open it, only to find that they have printed completely
the wrong thing.
At the moment I am sorely to send my barbarian horseman into their village
and their whole families to the sword in an orgy of burning and blood letting.
But instead I am getting Corinna to make a mildly stern phone call to their
customer care department. Life was much easier in the fourth century Hunnic
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Gonzo Weekly #150
Roger Dean, Geoff Downes, Mew, The Farm, The Raz Band, David Gilmour,
Anderson Ponty Band, Barbara Dickson, New Order, Joe Vitale, Joey Molland,
anarchopunk, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon
Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#150) is available to read at
www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
has legendary artist Roger Dean on the front cover together with an interview
with him inside, Doug looks at Danish Alr Rockers Mew, Lee muses on The Farm and
WW1, Jon intrerviews Michael Raz and critiques new albums by Jon Anderson, David
Gilmour and New Order as well telling the story of the night we met Barbara
Dickson. We review a delightful book about butterflies, and Xtul are back in the
deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the
legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show
Strange Fruit and another from Canterbury Sans Frontieres. There is also a
collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a
snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last
night, 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:
Kurt Cobain, Lush, Taylor Swift, Keith Richards, John Lennon, David
Gilmour, Chic, David Bowie, Steve Hackett, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans
Frontieres, Phillip Wells Woods, Frankie Ford, Wilton Lewis Felder, Denise Lor,
Brand X, The Raz Band, Johnny Winter, Alexis Korner, 13th Floor Elevators,
Nucleus, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Roger Dean, Mew, Michael Rescigno, The
Raz Band, Joey Molland, Joseph Vitale, Lee Walker, The Farm, Roy Weard,
Hawkwind, Nik Turner, Xtul, Nirvana, Beatles, Jermaine Jackson, Jim Morrison,
Elvis, Michael Jackson, Yes, Billy Sherwood, Geoff Downes, AndersonPonty Band,
Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, New Order, Barbara Dickson,Neil Nixon, Beck,
And yes, we reach our Century and a half.
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 149 (Tony Palmer in Space)
Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
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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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
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