The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
Today is Charlotte's birthday and I am more than slightly miffed that her
present from me has not yet arrived. I have known her for five years now, and I
still cannot believe she is sixteen. Corinna is out collecting Olivia's new
Samsung tablet, and also buying various aquarium-related things, I am finishing
the blogs and the magazine, and preparing to sit quietly in my armchair and
meditate upon the great mysteries of existence (go to sleep).
Watch this space.
And for those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy
Policy is here:
But for now, here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Levitation ...
Badfinger - Interview/Perfection - Pete Ham
Captain Beefheart - Co De Kloet Interview (July 23...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Cross Rhythms VETERAN prog rock art...
Gonzo Weekly #290
THE OVERNITE SENSATION ISSUE
We continue to trawl the counterculture with this particularly groovy
issue, in which Jon talks to Frank Zappa’s younger sister about her book, her
brother and other things, Jeremy goes to see Wreckless Eric, Doug goes to see
Echo and the Bunnymen, Alan goes to see Woody Pines, Graham riffs on Hawkwind,
Jon writes about Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, and there is loadsa other
stuff as well ….
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday
Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil
Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo and Kev Rowlands AND the
irrepressible Corinna . There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views,
interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do
with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, 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
This issue features:
Pink Floyd, Nick Mason, Ringo Starr, Jon Anderson, Damon Albarn, Prince,
Yes, Morrissey, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jalaluddin Mansur
Nuriddin, Marc Ogeret, Robert Maksymilian Brylewski (also known as. Afa and
Robin Goldroker), Edward Harrington (aka Eddy Clearwater), Razan Ashraf Abdul
Qadir al-Najjar, Sinan Sakic, Demba Nabé, Ralph Santolla, Brian Browne, Eliza
Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio,
Patrice Zappa, Frank Zappa, Doug Harr, Echo and the Bunnymen, Alan Dearling,
Woody Pines, Jeremy Smith, Wreckless Eric, Kev Rowland, Sex Dumpster, Soniq
Theater, Soul Doubt, Umphrey's Mcgee, Usurpress, Voidhanger, Alghazanth, Animal
Drive, Besvarjelsen, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin
Springett, The Durrells, Nick van der Leek
And the last few issues are:
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
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cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably
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