And so, here we are at the beginning of another week, and approaching what is euphemistically known as ‘The Festive Season’. I have bought all the Christmas Presents that I have any intention of doing, and am looking forward to a couple of weeks off. Of course, they won’t be completely fallow, because I will continue with the blogs, but I am making sure that I don’t end up doing what I so often do and working straight through. This has been a horrible bloody year, not just for me, but for our species as a whole, and I sincerely hope that next year will be better! Although I am not raising any false hopes on that matter!
And here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Captain Beefheart Upon...
Frank Zappa - Various TV Interviews, 1980's
The Don Falcone interview with Terry Hawke
Al Atkins Interview | Judas Priest
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Magazine #212
In this poignant issue we say goodbye to the legendary Greg Lake, Doug goes to see Roger Hodgson, Alan enthuses about Black Angel Drifter and Martin Craft, John goes to see Freaks at the V&A, and Jon reads about Keith Moon and waxes lyrical about the Rolling Stones.Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive is down for technical reasons beyond our control. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
The Rolling Stones, Ken Worthington, John Shuttleworth, Buzz Aldrin, Squeeze, Elton John, Prince, Rod Stewart, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney, Martin Stone, Gregory Stuart "Greg" Lake, Tyruss Himes, Herbert Hardesty, Micky Fitz, Wayne Duncan, John Herschel Glenn Jr., Peter Vaughan, Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Billy James, Erik Norlander, Alan Dearling, Pink Fairies, Roger Hodgson, Black Angel Drifter, Morton Valence, John Brodie-Good, V & A Museum, Psychedelia, The Roundhouse, Live Dead 69, Martin Craft, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Keith Moon, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, Coldplay, Neil Nixon, Comets on Fire
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 211 (Phil Collins)
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
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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