The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
It has been a long, peculiar, but ultimately quite a nice day, although it
is not over yet by a long chalk. Fridays are by far the hardest day of the week
because of the Gonzo Weekly deadline. But it does free up the weekend so I can
sleep, drink vodka or stare out the window with a glazed expression on my face
(or possibly some combination of the three).
COMING THIS WEEKEND
REVIEW: 'An Evening with Wild Man Fischer'
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Probably the last house where Mike Taylor lived......
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: James Brown - Get Up O...
Gonzo Magazine #173
Pink Fairies, Beatles, George Martin, Styx, Record Collector, C S Lewis,
Bill Malloneee, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion,
Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out! The news of Keith Emerson's death
broke about half an hour after we went to press. We shall be leading a tribute
to him next issue, but in the meanime would like to extend our condolences to
his loved ones.
Pink Fairies action figures are on the front cover, together with an
interview with Tony Henderson, the bloke who makes them, inside. Doug writes
about Styx, while Jon says goodbue to George Martin, muses about historical
technology, and reviews a book by an ex-Archbishop of Canterbury (honestly).
John looks forward to Record Store Day, Ray reviews Bill Malloneee. 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:
Sir George Martin, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Randy Meisner, Bruce
Foxton, Paul Weller, Bob Dylan, Brian Johnson, Eric Burdon, John Lennon, Frank
Zappa, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Sir
George Martin, Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, Jonathan James "Jon" English, Joey
Martin Feek, John Morthland, Gayle McCormick, 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,Tony
Henderson, Pink Fairies, Styx, Alan Dearling, Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, My
Dad's LPs, John Brodie-Good, Mr Biffo, Ray Boeche, Bill Mallonee, Hawkwind,
Xtul, Elvis, Charles-Francois Gounod, Captain Beefheart, Neil Nixon, Donald
Bradshaw-Leather, Trolls Bends
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
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)
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