Thursday, August 08, 2019
THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN GOT UP EARLIER THAN USUAL
The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
After returning home from various doctor visits yesterday morning, we had a pleasant afternoon filming with Charlotte. About twenty minutes of the new OTT are done already. I am in somewhat of a quandry. OTT usually comes in at about 50mins each month, but most of the YouTube bods whom I follow (who have far more impressive viewing figures than I do) n3ever produce anything more than half that. Should I pander to the people with short attention spans in the hope that our viewer numbers (and thus hopefully our Patreon income) rise exponentially? Or should I continue to be a curmudgeonly old so-and-so and leave things as they are? And if I do make the shows shorter, what do I dfo with the extra material?
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: Henry Purcell - Sonat...
LEONARD COHEN: Invented a cocktail
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THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
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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 #349/50
THE HAPPY TRAILS ISSUE
In this peculiar issue we meet Experimental Sonic Machines, or at least their avatar here on earth, Steve mans the barricades as Extinction Rebellion invade Cardiff, Doug goes to see Beck, and Alan goes to Samye Ling – during the second UK Kagyu Monlam prayers and study sessions. There is also some musing about Digitiser Live and Richard Freeman’s new book is reviewed…
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit, there are columns from Kev Rowland and Mr Biffo, but 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:
Ideaspace, Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Extinction Rebellion, Digitiser, Paul McCartney, Brian Jones, Brian Wilson, Prince, Billy Sherwood, Greta Thunberg, Woodstock 50, Charles Manson, John Paul Jones, Jo Keery, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Yao Lee
(also credited as Yao Li, Yiu Lei and Hue Lee), Robert Landis Frank, Rudolf "Ruud" Jacobs, Bill Vitt, Paul Krassner, Rutger Oelsen Hauer, Arthur "Art" Lanon Neville, Daniel Rae Costello, Chaser, Trudy, Anner Bylsma (born Anne Bijlsma), Gregory Shorter Jr., The Fall, The Fall's Mark E Smith and Ed Blaney, John Denver with the Mitchell Trio, Man, Justin Hayward, Nico, Michael Bruce, Green Gonzo, Steve Andrews, Peter K. Rollings, Doug Harr, Beck, Alan Dearling, Samye Ling, Kev Rowland, Ricarda Cometa, The Richard Shulman Group, Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow, The Soul Exchange, Space Elevator, Tumbletown, Vega, Von Baltzer, Tony Klinger, Digitiser, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet
And the last few issues are:
Issue 349-50 (Eperimental Sonic Machines)
Issue 347-8 (Gary Duncan)
Issue 345-6 (RDF)
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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Posted by Jon Downes at 5:00 AM