The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
Rachmaninoff/Yes/Leonard Cohen/Thom/Spirits Burning
I think, with hindsight, that when my Daily Blog consists of half a dozen
of Byron's more foul tempered lines and nothing else, then one could probably
tell that something was up. Yesterday was an irritating day during which
everything that poor Graham tried to fix for me got progressively worse, and we
ended up having achieved nothing at all fairly painfully. But early to bed with
some serious substance abuse (the substance in question being chocolate ice
cream) and today seems considerably less fraught.
And now, here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Rachmaninoff Prelude i...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS
YES IN THE NEWS
SPIRITS BURNING REVIEW
Gonzo Magazine #228
THE TRAVEL BROADENS THE WASSNAME ISSUE
Graham travels to Phoenix, Arizona to meet the Space Pharoahs, a Hawkwind
tribute band in a most unlikely location. And they even get raided by the cops!
Meanwhile Alan is getting all arty in Vilnius, Lithuania, John goes to see Cary
Grace and Mauve la Biche in darkest Somerset, Richard Freeman writes about Tura
Satana, Richard Foreman about Neil Young's Jeans, Doug writes about Fleetwood
Mac, Jon rants on about Krautrock, and The Man’s Daddy has a whole page of
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and
Strange Fruit. 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:
Krautock, Gorillaz, RPO, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Strange Fruit,
Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Clem Curtis, Arthur
Murray Blythe, James Dent "Jimmy" Dotson, Peter Shotton, Edward Grimes, Tony
Ashton with Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, John
Entwhistle, Zak Starkey (Ringo’s son), Z, Gastank, Lutz Ulbrich featuring Nico,
Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Space Pharoahs,
Fleetwood Mac, Alan Dearling, Vilnius, Lithuania, John Brodie-Good, The Cary
Grace Band, Mauve La Biche, Neil Young, Kev Rowland, Wingfield Reuter Stavi
Sirkus, Argos, Cairo, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Philip
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
Issue 224 (Hibernal)
Issue 223 (Beatles)
Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
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