The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
It’s Wednesday, boys and girls, and therefore it is the day that I have my
delightful amanuensis down the other end of a Skype line. My amanuensis of
course being Olivia, so perhaps I should refer to her as my step-amanuensis.
Hell, I don’t know these things.
Everything seems to be going reasonably well today, touch wood, but I was
greeted with one piece of sad news this morning. Each day, for years, I have
been reading a series of web comics by a bloke called John Allison. They have
been set in a fictional Northern town Tackleford, and he has been writing them
very nearly every day since 1998. Sadly, after all these years, he has decided
to draw a line under the series and, although he pledges to carry on doing web
comics (and I’m sure they will be entertaining), I will be sad to see the end of
the saga that has kept me amused for such a long time.
But now, here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gib Guilbeau - Sweet S..
Gram Parsons-Interview, Holland 1972
The Subjective Perspective Show ft. David Peel dis...
KEITH CHRISTMAS IN THE NEWS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE ANORAKS IN THE UK ISSUE
Carol Hodge talks about the excitement of playing Glastonbury with Steve
Ignorant’s Slice of Life, we meet a bloke who wants to make a giant bronze
statue of Great Cthulhu in the Orkneys, Phil Bayliss’ reggae themed Listening
Post, the details of Hawkwind’s legal victory and the Doctors of Madness box
Good ‘ere innit?
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, and Strange Fruit, but Friday
Night Progressive is on hiatus for a few weeks. 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:
Carol Hodge, Steve Ignorant, Roger Waters, Iggy Pop, Banksy, Lady Gaga,
Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Stella McCartney, British Sea Power, Kris
Kristofferson, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jimmy Nalls, Thomas
Michael Bond CBE, Geri Allen, Dave Rosser, Gary DeCarlo, Mary Hopkin, Steve
Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Alan Dearling, Phil Bayliss, Bob Marley &
The Wailers, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, U-Roy, King Tubby & Friends, Burning
Spear, Ijahman, Morgan Heritage, Fat Freddy's Drop, Jeremy Smith, Doctors of
Madness, Glen Vaudrey, Great Cthulhu, Kev Rowland, Tim Burness,
Tyrannosorceress, 8Kids, Art Fristoe Trio, Barrows, Beasto Blanco, Evelyn and
Iris, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, David Bowie, Sting, Bill Haley, Bob
Marley, Beatles, Jon Downes and the Amphibians From Outer Space
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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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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
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