Postman/Little Dog interaction may be amusing when it takes place on an old sitcom, but when it takes place in real life the canned laughter track is spectacularly absent. Archie is in the doghouse and a grey pall of crappiness hangs over the household. So far, things are not as much fun as one would have liked. I want a drink which is disturbing so early in the day and so early in the week. Of course I am not going to have any alcohol; that would be stupid. But the idea of a large brandy does seem very attractive indeed.
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Gonzo Weekly #263
THE BURN THE SHARD ISSUE
The Magic Band is on tour without Captain Beefheart. John was in the audience. The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu Burning the Shard in London last week in words and pictures. Cornish rapper Steve Heller report from Jeremy, NO SLEEP ‘TIL BODMIN and Hawkwind tomfoolery on eBay from Graham. In the meantime, Alan reports on Glastafari by Neil Goodwin, and there is
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney AND Strange Fruit, AND Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who are not good at household electrics, 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:
Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Noel Gallagher, Brian Wilson, Prince, Gorillaz, Radiohead, U2, Rolling Stones, Jarvis Cocker, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Patrick Bourgeois, Mitch Margo, George Mesrop Avakian, John Francis Coates Jr., John Carl Hendricks, Tommy Keene, Talvin Wayne Cochran, Robert Lee "Pops" Popwell, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Alan Dearling, Glastafari, Neil Goodwin, John Brodie-Good, The Magic Band, Captain Beefheart, \kev Rowland, Bob Ferrel, Brandon Seabrook's Needle Driver, Carubine, Cave, Chris Parker, Coburg, Comeback Kid, Cradle of Filth, Jeremy Smith, Cornish Rap (CRAP), Steve Heller, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Rush, The Raconteurs, Victoria Beckham, Dave Hill, Slade, David Bowie, Neil Nixon, Stephen Ettinger
And the last few issues are:
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
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* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 58 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?