The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
As many readers of my inky fingered scribblings will know, I was brought up
in the Church of England, but I was overtaken by events and no longer find the
peculiarities of that particular organisation to be something that resonates
with me on any level. I am not a Pagan, but I find I have more in common with
those who are than I do with those who go to the old grey stone church at the
top of the hill. I also see no real conflict between the sort of Christianity
that I DO adhere to, and a reverence for the Earth in all Her beauty. Today is
the summer solstice; a day of beauty and celebration, whatever religion you are.
So have a happy and joyful one.
And now, here is the news:
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Gonzo Magazine #239
THE ALL AROUND THE WORLD ISSUE
Kev eulogises about New Zealand’s Miss Peach and the Travelling Bones, who
are one of the best bands I have heard all year, John writes about the new
sounds of the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary, Alan remembers the Isle of
Wight Festivals at the cusp of the 60s and 70s, and Richard attends the Deke
Leonard memorial concert, while Jon burbles about The Beatles.
And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans
Frontieres and Friday Night Progressive. 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
This issue features:
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Goldie, Neil Young, Phil
Collins, Libertines, Woodstock, Liam Gallagher, Alice Cooper, Skunk Anansie
scholarship, Wilko Johnson, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury
Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Anita Pallenberg, Charles P
(Chuck) Thacker, Rosalie Sorrels, Corneliu Stroe, Adam West, Norris "Norro"
Wilson, Sam Beazley, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tony
Klinger, Alan Dearling, Isle of Wight Festivals, Dave Houghton, Circus Zyair,
John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Owsley "Bear" Stanley, Lindsey Buckingham,
Christine McVie, Todd Rundgren, David Crosby, Kev Rowland, Miss Peach and the
Travellin' Bones, Richard Foreman, Deke Leonard, Tim Burness, Tyrannosorceress,
8Kids, Art Fristoe Trio, Barrows, Beasto Blanco, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind,
Martin Springett, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eminem, Elvis, Derek and Clive
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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)
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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Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is
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