The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
Today has been quite a jolly one here. Carl went home early this morning; Graham drove him into Bideford and plonked him on the bus, and he is now, I believe, well on his way to Stratford. Dear boy has worked incredibly hard this last week and I am very pleased with all we have achieved.
I totally cocked up my dates, and the full moon was at about ten o’clock this morning, just when I was starting to do this week’s dictation with the lovely Olivia. Trying to dictate deathless prose when you are hallucinating and trying not to succumb to the song of Selene is quite a task, but we managed it somehow, and as I always do when the white Goddess recedes, I feel remarkably energised and ready to face the world. I am repeatedly told that there is no empirical evidence at all for Moonmadness, but I swear by the things that I hold dear that my whole life tends to be controlled by the moon, which makes me sound somewhat like Gussie Fink-Nottly talking about the effects of celestial bodies upon newts and jellyfish.
And so, the great dance continues...
YER EDITOR SEZ: THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
You guys recently did massive amounts of praying for Corinna, and she now appears to be cancer free. I am convinced that these two things are related, with the outpouring of good vibes transmitted electronically, being a little like a Tibetan prayer flag. Having used it once to such good effect - I want to try it on a larger scale. I am still trying to work out the details, so watch this space.
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ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Rachmaninoff - Prelude...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART ARTICLE
RAZ GERMAN REVIEW
COHEN: Marianne for Sale 2
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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?
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #341/2
THE HORSE WITH NO NAME ISSUE
In this peculiar issue we meet the legendary America as they release a box set Live at the Palladium, Alan goes crazy in Lithuania, John goes to see the Sun Ra Arkestra and Chris Botti, Jeremy goes to see Sylfest and Peter Perrett, Jon is concerned about the Green Party backlash, and Graham talks about the Technicians of Spaceship Hawkwind (TOSH).
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit there is a columns from Kev Rowland, but Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and potoroos who are fallen for a ruse (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are easily obfuscated, 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:
Green Party, Paris Jackson, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Glastonbury 2019, Marillion, Morrissey, Lincolnshire Time and Tide Bell, Biff Vernon, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, José Gabriel de Souza Diniz, Jaroslav Erik Fric, Jake Black, John Gary Williams, Pier Borha, Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson, Paddy Fahey (or Fahy), Ðelo Jusic (born Ðevalhudin Jusic), Tony "Little Sun" Glover (born Dave Glover), Willie Lee Ford Jr., Lawrence “Lo” Leathers, Rick Wakeman, Arthur Brown, Greg Kofi Brown, Norma Waterson feat. Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy, Danny Thompson and Eliza Carthy, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio inc John Denver, America, Alan Dearling, Lithuania, Uzupis Independence, Thomas Freer, Munich Pub Choir, Romas Viciauskas, Brayden Drevlow, Lucid Electric Feel, John Brodie-Good, Chris Botti, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Jeremy Smith, Sylfest, Peter Perrett, Kev Rowland, Follow the Cipher, The Glenn Crytzer, Graveyard, Gyre, Hatred Reigns, Ihsahn, Jean Beauvoir, Tony Klinger, Beverly Hills, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Veep, Armando Iannucci
And the last few issues are:
Issue 341-42 (Kev Rowland)
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
Issue 329-30 (Charlie X)
Issue 327-28 (Hawkwind)
Issue 325-26 (Gonzo)
Issue 323-24 (Irvine Welsh)
Issue 321-22 (Discordianism)
Issue 319-20 (Brix Smith)
Issue 317-18 (Christmas)
Issue 315-16 (Steve Miller)
Issue 313-14 (Hawkwind)
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 (Strangelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
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