I should really have a bullet pointed Powerpoint presentation to do this. But: Julia is still in hospital, Charlotte and I finished editing the first episode of the newly rebooted OTT, the phone hasn't stopped ringing, Graham is dealing with stuff, Coby is weeding the wabe in the circular lawn, Rowan is clearing detritus, Richard is going to visit Julia, Corinna is trying to stay sane, Glen Cambell has died, Mother is reprimanding the tortoises for making their drinking water grubby, and I cannot get any gardening work done tomorrow because it looks like it is going to rain. And me? I am editing this weekend's magazine whilst contemplating Chinese food and wondering whether or not I can get quietly pissed in a corner.
But now, here is the news:
THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Glen Campbell
RICK WAKEMAN AT KEITH EMERSON TRIBUTE SHOW
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
IAIN MATTHEWS NEWS
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Shostakovitch - Sympho...
Gonzo Weekly #246
THE ALL AROUND THE WORLD ISSUE
A globetrotting issue in which Kev sees Steve Hackett in New Zealand, Alan goes to The Braille Satellite Festival in Lithuania, Jon burbles about the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu in the canyons of his mind, and John writes about Peace, Love and Skunk in California for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
Yup, and it’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Steve Ignorant, Spirits Burning, Steve Took, Mega Dodo, Penny Rimbaud, Rolling Stones, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Charles Samuel "Chuck" Loeb, Jeanne Moreau, Hussain Saveeduddin Dagar, Doris Leon "D.L." Menard, Michael Johnson, Billy Joe Walker Jr., Snooty, Urs Alfred "Polo" Hofer, Bobby Taylor, Errol Dyers, Kenny Shields, Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson (aka Paapa Yankson), Samuel Shepard Rogers III, Timothy Sydney Robert Hardy, CBE, FSA., John Raymond Goadsby, Hywel Thomas Bennett, Rick Wakeman, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Third Ear Band, Atomic Rooster, Steve Hackett, Alan Dearling, Braille Satellite Festival, Joseph B. Raimond, DWM – Doc Wor Mirran, Chickass, From Nursery to Misery, Twoonky, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Kev Rowland, Datura 4, Machine Mass, Faunch, Colin Schneider, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Billy Joel, Elton John, Cream, Demi Lovato, Elvis, The Three Stooges
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
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)
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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