The Gonzo Daily – Wednesday
Sad news, I am afraid, today. Anyone who has visited my office in the last
two and a half years will have made friends with Bob the Builder, a yellow Mbuna
cichlid who lived in the tank just inside the door. He earned that name by
building a network of tunnels and earthworks out of the sand and gravel
substrate. He had more character than any other fish I have known for years, and
used to display whenever anyone he knew came near his tank, swimming up and down
earnestly until he was rewarded with fish flake or pellets. He was a little
subdued yesterday, and I am afraid to say that Graham found him dead this
morning. I was very fond of him and am far more upset about it than I thought
that I would be.
Somewhere in the Elysian Fields there is a pond with a very strong
charactered little fish in it.
And now for the news................
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Barbara Dickson interview @ Beverley Folk Festival...
ERIC BURDON interview
Prog Rocks interview with Steve Hillage at the 201...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Marscape - Jack Lancas...
Gonzo Magazine #200
And so the Gonzo Weekly behemoth trundles on and we celebrate our two
hundredth issue with Rick Wakeman talking to Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, Alan
meeting Sendelica, Doug going to see Coldplay, Jon rambling on about how the end
of the Cold War has affected the thriller industry, and all sorts of other
groovy stuff. And how much does it all cost again?
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:
Lazarus, David Bowie, The Jam, The Orange Drop, Jimi Hendrix, Mayte Garcia,
Prince, Marillion, Rick Parfitt, The Beatles, Strange Fruit, Friday Night
Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Greta Zimmer Friedman, Cecil
Bustamente Campbell OD, Leonard Haze, Martin Stephenson, Jeff Wayne/Radio
Luxembourg, Dee Palmer, Arthur Brown, Rick Wakeman, Pink Fairies, Captain
Beefheart, Joe Cocker, Rick Wakeman and Mario Fasciano, Rick Wakeman and Brian
May, Barbara Dickson, GasTank, Rick Wakeman, Ian Paice, Coldplay, Sendelica,
Alan Dearling, Graham Keen, James Farebrother, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind,
Xtul, Nelson DeMille, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis, Bob
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
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
power chaps, we have to share it!
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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
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social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the infantile orange cat, and the