I can’t help having a stupid sense of humour. But when my delightful wife goes pootling about on Facebook, if she finds anything puerile that she knows will appeal to me she sends it over. So, last night, she sent me an article about the Scrote Tote; a rucksack cunningly fashioned to look like a pair of human testicles. http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/scrotum-backpack I do hope that they become generally available, because I can think of lots of people to whom I would like to give one of these delightful artefacts as a Christmas presents, either because it would make them laugh or because it would embarrass them immensely.
As Mr Biffo points out, the British are one of the few cultures to find lavatorial matters something which is not talked about in public. Today on Digitiser 2000 he presents a pictorial list of statues of such activity which are proudly displayed around the world. I particularly liked the defecating Santa in the Spanish Nativity scene…
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Gonzo Weekly #154
Steve Ignorant, Crass, Madonna, Canterbury Sans Frontières, Psychedelic Britannia, Dead Boy Detectives, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Mack Moloney, A J Smitrovich, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, Mack Moloney, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#154) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Steve Ignorant on the cover and an interview with him inside. Doug goes to see Madonna,Jon interviews Martin Hudson, founder of the Classic Rock Society, John B-G critiques the BBC's Psychedelic Britannia, and Corinna sneers at some more tacky pop memorabilia. We review The Dead Boy Detectives, 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, C J Stone does his, A J Smitrovich continues thumbing through his Dad's LPs, and Mr Biffo has more of his regular slices of insanity from the world of Digitiser 2000, and there is a radio show from Strange Fruit, one from Friday Night Progressive and another from Mack Moloney, and as there was a full moon this week we also have a show from Canterbury Sans Frontières. 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:
Lucifer, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, Noel Gallagher, U2, Boy George, Johnny Cash, Suede, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards, Eric Burdon, Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Tony Van Frater, Diane Charlemagne, Hubert Leroy "Herbie" Goins, David Rodriguez, Lee Shaw, Leon Bibb, William Bradford "Bill" Keith, Maureen O'Hara, Brand X, The Raz Band, Johnny Winter, Alexis Korner, Nucleus, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Steve Ignorant, Madonna, Martin Hudson, John Brodie-Good, Roy Weard, A.J. Smitrovich, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Dave Brock, Xtul, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Elvis, Marilyn Manson, Prince, Michael Jackson,Take That, Yes, Toto, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Jon Anderson, Billy Sherwood, Neil Nixon, Cathy Berberian, Aq Bure
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
Issue 152 (4th Eden)
Issue 151 (Corky Laing)
Issue 150 (Roger Dean)
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)
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