The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
The events in Mu Mu land continue to unravel, and I am more and more
impressed. My copy (bought by Corinna for my birthday) of 2023 arrived
yesterday. And it is so much better than the reviews had led me to believe. It
is basically a companion piece to Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's
Illuminatus Trilogy (from which the JAMMs were named) and is far easier to
follow. It also references enough of my personal mythology to make me happy.
Read the bit in 17 where King Boy D describes sitting on the flat roof outside
his flat after his other half had kicked him out, and ceremonially eviscerating
a copy of the trilogy. If the burning of the million quid was Act One, with a
musical accompaniment by The KLF, the burning of the Illuminatus Trilogy was Act
Two, with a musical accompaniment by The17, then this is Act Three, and Badger
Kull will provide the Soundtrack. A small ritual over the manhole cover at the
end of Matthew Street has made me very happy.There is a big ritual planned for
tomorrow, and I suspect it involves the brick made from the ashes of the
banknotes, the metal coffin in the back of the Ice Cream Van, and either the
smell of ashes underground or a Ferry Cross the Mersey.
But is this a beginning or an end? Or are they the same thing? And does it
Over to Thomas Stearns:
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
On a personal level I would be very grateful if you could spread the word
about our rebooted monthly webTV series after a break of nearly four years. I
actually hadn't realised it had been so long, but - then again - my concepts of
time and space are fairly abstract at the best of times.
But now, here is the news:
Trailer for new series of On The Track
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Kevin Ayers - Clarenc...
David Peel on John Lennon and the FBI
LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS
YES feat ARW NEWS
Gonzo Weekly #248
THE BY THE TIME WE GOT TO WICKHAM ISSUE
In which Alan goes to the Wickham Festie and raves about The Levellers, The
Selecter, Edward II, The Dhol Foundation and more. We remember Oz Magazine, look
forward to next week’s revisitation by the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, look at
might well have happened if Syd Barrett had been completely cured, and
spend a weekend with Lennon and McCartney.
Yup, and it’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday
Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy
Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is
also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses in
primordial ooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become time
travellers and got stuck in a prehistoric swamp, 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 Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Keith Christmas,
YES, ARW, Tears for Fears, Prince, Roger Waters, Sinead O'Connor, Neil Young,
Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jo
Walker-Meador, Kasatka, Benard Ighner, Segun Bucknor, Rick Wakeman, Ashton,
Gardner and Dyke, Third Ear Band, Atomic Rooster, Oz, Richard Neville, Alan
Dearling, Wickham festival, Andy Fairweather-Low, Lowriders Band, Levellers,
Spooky Men’s Chorale, The Selector, Seth Lakeman, Phillip Henry and Hannah
Martin, The Dhol Foundation, Pronghorn, Edward II, Maia, Alan Finlan, Kev
Rowland, Karibow, Left Lane Cruiser, Lost World Band, The Midnight Ghost Train,
Noothgrush/Corrupted, Pageninetynine, Riverdogs, Seven Spires, Lutz Ulbrich, Mr
Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elvis, Beatles, Tupac,
Michael Jackson, Lemmy, Edward S Dumit
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
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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