The Gonzo Daily - Monday
And so the madness continues. The swathe of surreal horror that seems the
be typifying 2016 is blossoming bigtime, with horrific family problems plaguing
several of my doughty helpers for this weekend’s festivities. If I ever didn’t
believe in the shenanigans of the Cosmic Joker, I sure do now. Loki seems to be
stalking the lanes of Hartland and Woolsery riding a unicycle and brandishing a
bloody great chainsaw in one of his hands, and possibly a whoopee cushion in the
other. How does he still manage to ride his unicycle? He is a deity, so he moves
in mysterious ways.
Now, while I am here, please let me apologise to everyone who is expecting
an email from me. British Telecom have still not got their collective finger
out. I can receive emails but not reply to them, and so most of my emails are
being sent by Corinna at the moment. Bloody Hell!
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And now for the news................
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Georg Friedrich Handel...
John Lennon interviewed by Bob Harris (1975)
ME1 TV Talks To... Hawkwind
Al Atkins interviewed by Metal Assault - Part 1 - ...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Magazine #195
The good people of Seaton pay tribute to Dave Brock of Hawkwind, Doug goes
to see LCD Soundsystem, Jon muses on legendary unreleased music and wonders why
so much of it is crap, Alan visits Ladies Day at the Festivals, and we look at a
new book on Crass
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday
Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy
Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a
thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. 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:
Dolly Parton, Tony Iommi, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Adam
Lambert, Gregg Allman, Jack White, Rolling Stones, Strange Fruit, Friday Night
Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Padraig Duggan, William Edward "B. E."
Taylor, Richard Fagan, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, LCD
Soundsystem, Alan Dearling, Kosfest, Ladies Day, Julia Quinn, Mr Biffo, Roy
Weard, Xtul, Crass, Elton John, Elvis, Bob Marley, Alberta Casey
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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)
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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