The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
Today I want to congratulate two of my adopted neices - Rosie Curtis and
Chloe Gray - for their exam results. Well done girls. I am very proud of both of
you, and if I was any prouder of you I would burst and that wouldn't be a pretty
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if
you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
buy my novel:
buy my single:
And now for the news................
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gilli Smyth, R.I.P.
REVIEW: Michael Livesley and Brainwashing House: S...
French Percy Jones review
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
NEIL NIXON: Beatles: Myths and Legends (John Lenno...
Gonzo Magazine #196
We talk to the mighty Paul May about his work on Al Atkins’ (ex Judas
Priest) anthology. Alan investigates glissando guitar, Doug goes to see
Radiohead, and Jon burbles on about John Lennon.
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:
John Lennon, Madness, Prince, Icarus Peel, John Blaneym Brimsley Schwarz,
Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Kenneth
George "Kenny" Baker, Ruby Wilson, David Enthoven, Barbara Gibb, The Boomtown
Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Paul May, Al Atkins, Radiohead, Alan Dearling,
Steve Hillage, Gong, Glissando Orchestra, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Chris
Hadfield, Starmus Festival, Ken Gerhard, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Stacia,
Xtul, Cavern Club, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Devo, Brian Eno, Johnny
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
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)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer.
If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo
Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is
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shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his
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