You may notice that it is nearly eleven at night UK time and I am still only just doing the blogs. Prudence kept me awake late last night, and then I became embroiled in a website troubleshooting exercise with a bunch of famous rock and rollers who shall remain nameless. I finally got to sleep at half past five, then was up two and a half hours later with another minor crisis with which I had to deal. I fell asleep in my chair and woke up at two. I had a hospital visit early evening, and as my sleep patterns are all to cock, I am gonna stay up late tonight with coffee and pie!
I used to do this all the time when I was younger but being two years shy of sixty it seems slightly incongruous. But then again, it could be argued that I always have been.
And here is the news:
BARBARA DICKSON TOUR DATES
Mick Farren - The Battle of Grosvenor Square Londo...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Leonard Cohen - Dance ...
Don van Vliet - News Center 4, San Francisco Inter...
Gonzo Magazine #217
THE FINALLY WE GET BACK TO WHATEVER PASSES FOR NORMAL ISSUE
We talk to Doug Harr about his exciting new book about Los Angeles rock concerts, Alan meets Kelbassas, John remembers the Human Be In, Roy looks forward to another year with That Legendary Wooden Lion, our old friend Kev Rowland returns with more reviews, and The Famous Five give up the Booze plus Hawkwind news, The Gardening Club and gum boots full of more...
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 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:
Glenn Hughes, Black Country Communion, Radio Stars, U2, David Byrne, Talking Heads, Who, David Bowie, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tony Iommi, Kelly Osbourne, Fleetwood Mac, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Peter Eardley Sarstedt, Edward Leilani "Eddie" Kamae, Armando "Buddy" Greco, Lamar Dupré Calhoun, Tommy Allsup, Anthony "Tony" Booth, Larry Steinbachek, The Pioneer Cabin Tree, Absolute Elsewhere feat Bill Bruford, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Atomic Rooster, Lord Buckley, Tony Ashton & Jon Lord, Adrian Legg, Rocking' the City of Angels, Doug Harr, Alan Dearling, Kelbassas, John Brodie-Good, The Summer of Love, The Human Be-In, Kev Rowland, Its.True.Mentality, Izz, Jolly, Karnataka, Konchordat, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Robert Calvert, Martin Springett, Enid Blyton, Bill Haley, The Beatles, Elvis, Beatles, Neil Nixon, Cosmic Rough RiderS
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 215-6 (New Year 2017)
Issue 213-4 (Yule 2016)
Issue 212 (Greg Lake)
Issue 211 (Phil Collins)
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
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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