The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
I have said before in these pages that computers are the work of the devil!
Today this assersion is more true than ever. Graham tried manfully to upgrade
the CPU of my new machine and then to upgrade the RAM (by which I mean something
to do with computers and not a male sheep) but to no avail. After all this
buggering about (and I want to stress that none of this was Graham's fault and
that he tried manfully under difficult circumstances I thought things were going
to get easier. Enter my part time secretary - the lovely Marianne. Every
Wednesday she comes to help me with my weekly letters. But it's Thursday, you
say, but that's another story!
The third computer in my office is even worse than the other two, dear
Marianne bought along her laptop only the laptop spell checker was doing all
sorts of particular things and now it is not working at all. Sometimes I think
that CFZ computers truly are the work of the devil!
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Gonzo Magazine #172
4th Eden, Stargrace, American Football, Chaos Chaos, Smoosh, David Crosby,
Matt Miller, aka Matisyahu, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden
Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
4th Eden and Stargrace are on the front cover, together with an interview
with 4th Eden inside. Doug writes about American Football, Richard writes about
Matt Miller, aka Matisyahu, while Jon gets all concerned about Chaos Chaos, and
grumpy about Words with Friends. We review a book by David Crosby. There are
radio shows from Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, and Mack Maloney, 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 irrepressible Corinna.
There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and
pademelons ouyside 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:
Smoosh, Chaos Chaos, Bob Dylan, David Lee Roth, Izzy Stradlin, Elton John,
Ginger Baker, Rolling Stones, Rick Wakeman, David Bowie, Pedal Giant Animals,
Frank Zappa, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery
Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Keith Leven, Lennie Baker, Frank Kelly, Gordon
Ranney, James Atkins, Gregg Kofi Brown, Billy Cobham, Kevin Ayres featuring
Ollie Halsall, Country Queens, Robert Calvert, Greg Harris, The Kentucky
Colonels, Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Michael Livesley and Brainwashing
House feat Rick Wakeman, Neil Innes and Susie Honeyman, Martin Eve, 4th Eden,
Marianne Holland, American Football, John Keeling, Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, My
Dad's LPs, Richard Stellar, Matt Miller (Matisyahu), Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Tim
Blake, xtul, David Crosby, John Lennon, Joy Division, The Beatles, Sandy Shaw,
Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Michael Jackson, Neil Nixon, David Bowie, Radogost
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
Issue 165 (David Bowie)
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)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer.
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archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an
old hippy of 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song
by Frank Zappa, and two small kittens, one 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. 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