The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
Disappointing news today. The first Scandinavian Weird Weekend has been
cancelled. It is a shame after all of Lars' hard work, and we want to thank him
publically for all his efforts. He is a dear chap and both Corinna and I are
very fond of him, and it is sad that we won't be seeing him this summer after
all. In slightly better news, the new Gorillaz album is out today and I have
And now, here is the news:
COMING THIS WEEKEND
Frank Zappa - Lost Interview - Early Influences (1...
BADFINGER IN THE NEWS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Fairport Convention ~ ...
Gonzo Magazine #231
THE BALTIC BOOGIE ISSUE
And so, in this especially poignant issue, we say goodbye to Allan
Holdsworth, explore the wilder side of Balkan street art with Alan, muse about
Auld Man's Baccie, discover why The Grateful Dead did NOT sponsor the Lithuanian
Basketball Team, we go to Dreadzone with John, and read books about The Beatles,
The Bay City Rollers, and Brian Jones.
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:
Auld Man's Baccie, Prince, Ann Wilson, Dean Wetter, Heart, Radiohead, David
Bowie, V&A, Yes, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's
Mystery Hour, Allan Holdsworthy, Sylvia Rose Moy, Bruce Langhorne, Barry
‘Frosty’ Smith, Pat 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick, Cuba Gooding Sr., Emmie Beckitt and
Rick Wakeman, Supertramp, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown,
Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Alan Dearling, Lithuania, John Brodie-Good,
Dreadzone, Kev Rowland, Soniq Theater, The Hollowmen, Overkill, Mr. Biffo, Roy
Weard, Hawkwind, Olivia McCarthy, Martin Springett, Bay City Rollers, The
Beatles, Brian Jones, Woodstock, Fender, Gwen Steffani, Neil Nixon,
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 230 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
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)
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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* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine
(mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But
it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also
do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about
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* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to
things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not
responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest
* 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?