The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
Spirits Burning/Clearlight/Herman’s Hermits/Rick Wakeman/Tony Klinger
Yesterday was a very strange day. I try to do nothing on weekends, with the
notable exemption of the Sunday blogs. However, things don't always work out
like that, and yesterday I found myself doing a recording session with Mike
Davis, in the middle of which we took delivery of a cold and hungry baby
collared dove. These are, in fact, a species of mild cryptozoological
importance. Until the early years of the 20th Century they where a central and
southern Asian species, but they began expanding their range westward, reaching
Germany by the 1940’s and the U.K. By 1956. They first bred here 2 years later,
and I still remember my grandmother, who was a keen bird watcher, being very
exited in the early 1960’s when they first nested in her garden in Hampshire!
The little fellow had survived the night and is eating, and so it is nice
to be able to hope that we will be able to rear it and release it back into the
On top of that, I did a Bigfoot radio show, and several other bits and bobs
which one really does not expect on one’s day off.
Such is life!
And here is the news:
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
SPIRITS BURNING AND CLEARLIGHT IN PROG MAG
Herman's Hermits in the news
RICK WAKEMAN IN THE NEWS
Give, Get, Go: opening up film-making to the publi...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Patrick Moraz - Impact...
Gonzo Magazine #223
THE COR FAB FOUR WAR ISSUE
In this exciting issue, Jon critiques Tony Palmer’s reboot of what was the
worst and weirdest Beatles film ever, Doug enthuses on Camel, Alan meets DJ
Jeremiayah, John looks at the Spirit albums released after Randy California’s
untimely death, Igor presents a dialogue on acoustic philosophy, and there are
lots of other things as well!
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive,
Strange Fruit, Jeremy Smith's new project The Seven Deadly Sins, and an episode
of Canterbury Sans Frontieres which fell through the cracks of my emails. 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:
The Beatles, Nile Rodgers, Belle & Sebastian, David Cassidy, David
Bowie, The Human Be-In, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour,
Strange Fruit, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Larry Coryell, Clyde Stubblefield,
Peter Skellern, Evan Sewell Wallace (e-dubble), Alan Aldridge, Supertramp, Tony
Ashton & Jon Lord, Lutz Ulbrich featuring Nico, Pink Fairies, Camel, Alan
Dearling, Reggae Got Soul, DJ Jeremiyah (Jerry Neville), John Brodie-Good, Randy
California, Kev Rowland, Unwritten Pages, Avenford, Betontod, Captain of the
Lost Waves, Code, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Geoffrey Paul Boers, Igor Neshcheret,
Xtul, Martin Springett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nsync, Clockwork Orange, The Residents,
Lemmy, Neil Nixon, Criswell
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
Issue 217 (Dig Doug Harr)
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)
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