The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
There are times, I am afraid, that I begin to regret having purchased this
dear old shite elephant of a house. Whereas the bits built at the beginning of
the nineteenth century, without planning permission, building regs and all the
other trappings of the modern world, have remained pretty well intact. The more
modern bits (built by the father of a schoolfriend of mine in the mid 1970s) are
sadly falling to bits.
Sadly (or perhaps not) the house has rapidly become a slightly smaller
analogue (half a century on) of the tumnbledown, book-filled mansion inhabited
by Great Aunt Dymphna in Noel Streatfield’s mid-60s book The Growing Summer, and
apart from the fact that it can be massively uncomfortable, there is nothing
wrong with that. Corinna looks ever more like Great Aunt D, and I behave more
like a male hippy version of her with every day that passes.
What has provoked this aside into Children’s Literature of the
I woke up several hours late this morning (OK, it was afternoon really, but
who is counting?) to find that the teensy weensy little drips in the pink
bathroom have brought down a chunk of the ceiling. It is nowhere near bas bad as
the events seven years ago when a quarter of our bedroom ceiling fell in, but it
is still a pain in the bum.
But now, here is the news:
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Gonzo Magazine Issue #240
THE SUMER IS ACUMEN IN ISSUE
We mark the Summer Solstice, with an issue including Alfredo Zitarossa and
The Beatles, and an exclusive excerpt from Tony Klinger’s new book. Alan reviews
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon, Biffo looks at Video Games
featuring Pop Stars, and Jeremy goes to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
Good ‘ere innit?
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and the final
episode of Jeremy Smith's Seven Deadly Sins, but Friday Night Progressive is on
hiatus for a few weeks. 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:
Alfredo Zitarrosa, Queen, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Yoko Ono,
Coldplay, Eno, Neil Hannon, The Divine Comedy, Barry Gibb, Radiohead, Sigur Rós,
Strange Fruit, Jeremy Smith's Seven Deadly Sins, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour,
Albert Johnson "Prodigy", Brian Cant, Stephen Furst, Sheila Raye Charles, Byron
Christopher Murrell, Belton Richard, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton Gardner and
Dyke, Tony Klinger, Alan Dearling, Joanna Cannon, King Gizzard and the Lizard
Wizard, Kev Rowland, Elephant Plaza, Wednesday 13, Witch Vomit, Flyinglow, The
Ferrymen, Jim Jackson, Mr Biffo, Paradise9, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin
Springett, The Beatles, Elvis, Motley Crew, Biz Markie, Johnny Rotten, Sid
Vicious, Bob Marley, Neil Nixon, The Dope King’s Last Stand
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
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* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an
old hippy of 57 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile
orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly
mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we
mention Archie and the Cats?