The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
The more I experience the modern world the less I like it. I am not in a
good place at the moment but I expect it shall pass; Robert Frost puts it better
"I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.
I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.
I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,
But not to call me back or say good-by;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky
Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night."
Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS's New Album...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Holly TREE - Stuffed
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Rick Wakeman I Interview I Music-News.com
Gonzo Weekly #165
David Bowie, Beatles, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden
Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
David Bowie has pulled off his final great triumph, and made his own death
into an art project. He was always the coolest kid on the block but never so
much as in the way he left it. This issue is dedicated to his memory with much
love. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive and
Mack Moloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all
sorts of folk including Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, Mr Biffo and the
irrepressable Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views,
interviews and antechinuses wanting poos (OK, nothing to do with small
marsupials who are slightly constipated, 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
This issue features:
David Bowie, The Last Shadow Puppets, Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl, Slash,
Lemmy, Jerry Hall, Rupert Murdoch, Mick Jagger, Adam Lambert, Carlos Alomar,
Joey Molland, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery
Hour, Giorgio Gomelsky, Otis Clay, Joseph Cecil "Red" Simpson, Brett Smiley, Dan
Haggerty, René Angélil, Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, Conrad Phillips, The
Pirates, Freddie King, Denny Laine, The Selecter, Galahad, Wild Man Fischer,
Rick Wakeman, John Brodie Good, Daisy Flowers, Tony Palmer, Dan Wooding, Roy
Weard, A.J. Smitrovich, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Pete Sears, The Beatles, Boy
George, Slash, Grateful Dead, Steps, AC/DC, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Blue Cheer,
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
Issue 163 (Lemmy)
Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 159 (Jon Anderson and Matt Malley)
Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
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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