It was quite a momentous weekend in many ways, mainly because I was severe to myself about what I ate and drank, and liaised with our brilliant young social media guru Louis, for a mammoth session of setting up the Patreon page for On The Track. We sorely need some new equipment (both hardware and software) and - although I, personally won't be paid a penny - I want to slip a few quid to Charlotte, who works awfully hard on the show. We hope to be going live next Monday.
I don't know what it tells you about the calibre of people on my Facebook friends list, but when I posted a link http://tinyurl.com/yau3qh7z to a spoof of 1980s kid's TV which I found on Twitter posted by a friend of Biffo's, nobody laughed and only one person pressed "Like", even though I thought it was excruciatingly funny. However, a picture of me and Ian Simmons from an old Unconvention, got eight likes. Now't as strange as folk. Maybe five children with Hitler moustaches and a stupid, lavatorial caption, just don't impress people any more.
Tonight at Midnight GMT I am on Colin Schneider's Crypto Kid Radio show. Check out the details from the show's Facebook page later on today.
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
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Gonzo Weekly #258
THE ALL HALLOWS ISSUE
In a sort of Samhain issue we talk to Neil Nixon and unlock the secrets of The Devil’s Jukebox, and Biffo launches the Trojan Arse Project. Alan investigates John and Yoko’s conceptual country of Nutopia, and waxes lyrical about Phaselock whereas Jon is reading Ransom Riggs and the immortal Robert Anton Wilson and expanding his own reality tunnels.
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest 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 long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Marillion, Genesis P-orridge, Morrissey, Jonny Greenwood, Ian Gillan, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Larry Ray (Larry Ray Piekutowski), Alberto Nelson Sanchez, Scott Mitchell Putesky, Martin Eric Ain (Martin Stricker), Boris Karl Lennart Lindqvist, Eamonn Campbell, Philip Paul Miller, Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr., Mary Hopkins, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Neil Nixon, Owen Wilson, Alan Dearling, Nutopia, Kev Rowland, Monster Magnet, Quiet Riot, Ric Sanders, Rafaelsenra, Quantum Fantay, Carol Albert, Jonathan McGowan, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Bob Hedger and Pascal Vaucel, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Ransom Riggs, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Status Quo, Lionel Richie, David Bowie, Roky Erickson and the Aliens
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
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)
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