The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
My friend Andrea who is well on her way to being a qualified astrologer,
says that 2016 is a year when all sorts of systems are breaking down, and giving
people a chance to rebuild from the bottom up. I am not sure how much I believe
in astrology, which to paraphrase February Callender (who, by the way is not an
entirely fictional character because my old dog bit her alter ego once many
years ago) in Friday’s Tunnel probably means that I don’t believe in it much at
all, but on this occasion I believe that she is spot on.
Looking around, even on the world stage, everything is collapsing around
us. For years I have been sighing and noting that we “live in strange and
disturbing times”, and they have been getting worse. Soon, I hope that they will
reach a nadir, and that Andrea is right, and it is time that people will start
rebuilding their systems and structures in order to be appropriate for this
brave new world in which we are all living.
All a bit metaphysical? I should coco, but it is only Thursday lunchtime,
and the great and good of Cryptozoology will descend on my garden for drinks in
a few short hours. Why? Cos it is the seventeenth Weird Weekend...
find out all about the Weird Weekend
buy tickets to the Weird Weekend:
This year's Progframme
And now for the news................
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Solitary Ma...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Paul McCartney interview on Charlie Rose (1991)
Maria Callas, interview
Chris Squire - Master Class
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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