The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
So it all starts again. Corinna goes back into hospital tomorrow for another operation. Both she and I have hospital appointments today, and I also have one tomorrow. In the midst of it all Coronavirus seems to be threatening the entire fabric of society, or else its just a veritable storm in a teacup. It all depends which paper you read. I have cancelled Charlotte's filming this afternoon, and it looks quite likely that the next issue of the magazine won't be out until Sunday. But my cold appears to be better...
The eagle-eyed amongst you will probably have noticed that the Gonzo Multimedia websites have changed and are in a process of flux, so there are no individual sales links at the moment. But check out www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk
for a thing of wonder. The Gonzo Books site is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authoors who need personal pages. You can find it ay www.gonzopublishers.com
and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
"These links do not work,
now but they will do so soon,
Life is still not easy, Corinna is still not well, my right foot is still painful, even though the infections appear to have gone, and with all this and everything else that I am having to deal with at the moment, not ignoring the emotional fallout from mother’s funeral only a few weeks ago, everything is delayed. We will get there in the end, but remember us in your thoughts and prayers, please. On which point, thank you so much to all of you who wrote to us giving kind words about Corinna and/or condolences for Mother. I will be writing back to you individually, but there were a lot of messages, and my time is embarrasingly limited at the moment. So, if you are one of the kind people who did so, please don't take offence that you have not had a reply.
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
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:
In this totally tardy issue we say goodbye to Andrew Weatherall who provided the soundtrack to so much of our lives. Alan chews the fat with Tom Vague, Jon eulogises the new Star Trek: Picard series and reads about Dr Strangely Strange, Iccy chats to Xentos ‘Fray Bentos’, Steve explains how to look after butterflies wherever you are, we have the latest from The Gardening Club, Graham brings us up to date with Hawklwind, and we join PAART with their animal rescue mission. And much more...
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Merrell Fankhauser, but no sign of Strange Fruit this week, there is a column from Kev Rowland, although Mr Biffo, C J Stone, Neil Nixon and Roy Weard, 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:
Star Trek: Picard, Patrick Stewart, Watchmen, Dr. Who, Deep Purple, Mick Jagger, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Howe, Billy Bragg, Morrissey, Andrew James Weatherall, Alan Dearling, Friday Night Progressive, The Merrell Fankhauser Show - Psychedelic Dreams, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Victor Abimbola Olaiya, Paul English, Christophe Desjardins, Sonam Sherpa, Jon Ivar Christensen, Henry Gray, Pearl Lavinia Carr, Bashar Barakah Jackson (aka Pop Smoke), Cavan Grogan, William Charles "Buzzy" Linhart, Jcob Thiele, Mike Lilly, Rick Wakeman, Gerry Beckley,The Waterson Family, The Fall, Richard wright and Dave Harris - Zee, Chasing the Monsoon, Steve Andrews, Green Gonzo, Butterflies, Moths, Icarus Ruoff, Unhappy Fly, Xentos ‘Fray Bentos’, PAART, Jonathan Plesset, Tom Vague, Kev Rowland, Regal Worm, Roger Davidson Quartet, Roz Vitalis, Sam Bevan, Tony Klinger, Hawkwind, Rockfield Studios, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet, Dr Strangely Strange, Iain Sinclair, Adrian Whittaker,
...And the last few issues are:
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* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 60 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?