The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
YER EDITOR SEZ:
1. Corinna is in and out of the RD&E Hospital, Wonford, in Exeter
having tests. And is managing to look for carved stone eagles in Exeter
Cathedral for me. She is mostly pain free, although in discomfort. She goes back
to hospital tomorrow, and is being massively brave. I cannot tell you how much I
love and admire that woman. Poor lass has to undergo another batch of tests, and
we continue to forge on until something actually happens. Please remember us in
your thoughts and prayers.
2. Charlotte is in Jersey and has filmed some fish that I needed filming,
in order to lay one p[articular minor mystery to rest for me.
3. Graham is in Exeter doing some maintenance work on my house there.
4. Sarah is flitting between the kitchen and sitting room being more like
Mary Poppins than ever.
5. Mother is eating muesli.
6. I am taking advantage of Sarah being here, not to sit with Mother and to
actually get some work done.
7. The British Government is haemorrhaging Cabinet Ministers, and the
Brexit cat is very much amongst the pigeons.
Business as usual really...
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
MORE ON THE COHEN EXHIBITION
STEVE VAI ON FRANK ZAPPA
ANOTHER YES MISCELLANY
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Hey Jude...
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And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may
seem to be in order:
Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have
sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate
I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium.
Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases
I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't
I do have good news to impart: Lars Thomas' book about the mystery land
animals of Scandinavia and the Baltic States has been uploaded, and over at
Gonzo the first volume of Kev Rowland's The Progressive Underground is also
imminent. And at Fortean Fiction, my latest novel - 'Zen and Xenophobia' -
vaguely a sequel to 2015's 'The Song of Panne' - is now available.
! would warn you that if you are of a nervous disposition, or easily
offended, you will find parts of my novel both offensive and upsetting. There is
sex, violence, drug abuse, occultism, pornography, firearms, politics, religion,
and not a little sociology. But there is also love, kindness, faith, and
redemption. And it's a cracking good yarn. Or I think so, at any rate. All I
would say on the subject before bidding you farewell is Caveat Lector. And I'm
not gonna explain what that means, because because if you don't know what that
means then you probably shouldn't be reading the book in the first place.
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #3011/2
THE REVOLUTION ISSUE
In another fantastically fab issue, We hit the street with Extinction
Rebellion, Alan goes to the Edinburgh Blues and Rock Festival featuring Ten
Years After, Mad Iccy goes to see Suggs, John waxes lyrical on Larry Carlton and
Space Shifters, Carl and Geordie critique the new Hallowe'en movie, Job writes
about Wreckless Eric, Rob goes to see Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, and
Alan goes to an exhibition showcasing the history of Scottish pop music. And
there is more besides...
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday
Night Progressive, AND there are columns from Kev Rowlands, AND C J Stone, AND
Mr Biffo but though Neil Nixon, AND Roy Weard AND the irrepressible Corinna are
on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews
and rock wallabies who've blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with the relatively
small macropods who are having electrical problems, but I got carried away with
things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stickat. And the best part
is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Alan Moore, The KLF, John Higgs, Greta
Thunberg, By the Sea exhibition,Tony Klinger, Bart Lancia, Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Nick Mason's
Saucerful of Secrets, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive,
Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Beverly McClellan, Enrico de Jesus Puno, Jimmy
Farrar, Theodore Jones, Frederick Segrest, Fred Hess, Todd Schofield, Cornelius
"Sonny" Fortune, Melvin Ragin, Tony Joe White, Hardy Fox, Baba Oje, Mikhail,
Roman Grinev, Joshua M. Fauver, Mark Steed Fosson, Roy Anthony Hargrove, Glenn
Schwartz, Dave Rowland, Tom Diaz, Tama Renata, Hugh Alexander McDowell, The
Fall, Tony Palmer, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Deviants IXVI, Mick Farren, Alan
Dearling, Edinburgh Blues 'N' Rock Festival 2018, The Rising Souls, The Jensen
Interceptors, Charlotte Marshall and the 45s, Dana Fuchs, Ten Years After, John
Brodie-Good, Larry Carlton, The Hayward Gallery, Space Shifters exhibition,
Icarus "Mad Iccy" Ruoff, Suggs, 'Rip it Up' - The Story of Scottish Pop, Kev
Rowland, Light the Torch, Michael Moss Accidental Orchestra, Medmoriam, Michael
Schenkerfest, Ministry, No Hot Ashes, Nonsun, Carl Marshall, Geordie Jackson,
Halloween 2018, Mr Biffo, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, The
Coldharbour Diaries, Zen and Xenophobia, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin
Springett, Eric Goulden, The Wreckless Eric Manual
And the last few issues are:
Issue 311-12 (Extinction Rebellion)
Issue 309-10 (Steve Hillage)
Issue 307-8 (Michael Moorcock)
Issue 305-6 (Maartin Allcock)
Issue 303-4 (kOZFEST)
Issue 301-2 (Ringo Starr)
Issue 299-300 (Aretha Franklin)
Issue 298 (Alan in Hungary)
Issue 297 (Shir Ordo)
Issue 295-6 (Robert Berry)
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
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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