Thursday, July 25, 2019
THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN SWIMMING BEYOND HIS DEPTH
The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
Yesterday was a mildly irritating one. The rings that I ordered for the chickens turned out to be the wrong size, we have lost all the smoke bombs, and basically everything that I wanted to do yesterday singularly failed to happen. On the Track #105 if finished, but I have done some rather drastic edits, and it won't actually come out until next week. Family health problems continue to be a thing, and life is not particularly easy at the moment. But hey. The farmers in India are having a far shittier time than we are.
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:
JON ANDERSON: talks Yes reunion, touts new solo al...
LEONARD COHEN EN PASSANT
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Martin Stephenson
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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 #347/8
THE HAPPY TRAILS ISSUE
In this week's phantasmagorical issue John and Thom say goodbye to Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service, we have Doug on U2, Jon meets Timm Bierry, Alan meets Dean James and the Black Dogs, Jon and Charlotte go to Geekfest, Mad Iccy goes to see The Stray Cats, we have a lukewarm appreciation of the Elton John biopic, and great reviews of Greta Thunberg's and Extinction Rebellion's new books. And plenty more...
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit AND Canterbury Sans Frontieres, 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 antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for their footwear, 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:
Geekfest, Beatles, 'Yesterday', Danny Boyle, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Ve Macrinnon, Greta Thunberg, Yes, Damon Albarn, Stevie Wonder, Stray Cats, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr., Paolo Vinaccia, Vivian Perlis, Costa Cordalis, João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira (known as João Gilberto), Thommy Gustaf Fredrik Kennet Gustafson, Yannis Spathas, Dick Richards (born Dick Boccelli), Jeremy Eugene Lawson, James "Jim" Henke, Russell Smith, Jonathan Clegg OBE, OIS, Pat Kelly, Robert Elwood Bly, Alan Rogan, Leon Redbone, The Fall, The Fall's Mark E Smith and Ed Blaney, John Denver with the Mitchell Trio, Man, Justin Hayward, Nico, Michael Bruce, Timm Biery, Doug Harr, U2, Alan Dearling, Dean James and the Black Dogs, John Brodie-Good, Gary Duncan, Kev Rowland, Mortuous, Node, Overkill, Phideaux, Praying Mantis, Tony Klinger,
Geopolitics, Digitiser, Mr. Biffo, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet, Extinction Rebellion, Sir Elton John, Rocketman
And the last few issues are:
Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
Issue 341-42 (America)
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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