Sometime tomorrow all sorts of people are going to start arriving from all over Europe, and tomorrow night there will be thirty or forty people sitting around drinking cava on my lawn. Then the whole circus moves to Hartland for three days, and by Monday it will all be over. Monday is also my birthday. I will be fifty-seven, which seems terribly old to me. I am basically the same bolshie fellow as I was in my early twenties, only my joints are more unsteady. And no, that wasn’t a drug reference.
Already my friend Julia, who is a very pronounced psychic, and more than slightly peculiar (and yes, the song on my last EP was partly about her) is ensconsed in the sitting room happily talking to dead people, and Mother is cheerfully chuntering away about the way that the tortoises keep on messing up their drinking water.
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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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