And so Monday br9ings me all sorts of sensory input. Firstly, I woke up with horrifically painful neuropathy in my right foot. Various medications have dealt partially with that, but as a result I am more woozy than usual. But I am only following government guidelines. Apparently npow people have to work spaced out! Well I have been doing that for years, and especially this morning. However on a more pleasant note, Kev Rowland sent me a wonderful set by Daria Kuresh, a singer of Russian and Ingush desce t, who truly is something special.
And I shall not even mention the peculiar sanwich of marmite and marmalade that Graham made for reasons known only to himself. Dear fellow; I truly am very fond of him.
And, yes, in the midst of all of this I managed to get the latest episode of On The Track out, in which I channel my inner Francis Ford Copolla...
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,
YER EDITOR SEZ: THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
You guys have been doing massive amounts of praying for Corinna. I believe that the outpouring of good vibes transmitted electronically, being a little like a Tibetan prayer flag. Find out more:
BUT ENOUGH OF THE WAFFLE; HERE IS TODAY'S NEWS...
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: John Lennon - "Isolation"...
MICK FARREN EN PASSANT
KEV MEETS LIZ
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
Our webTV show:
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
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 eleven 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 #381/2
THE PLAGUEY GENESIS ISSUE
In this undeniably unusual issue we go to London Remixed, say goodbye to Genesis P-Orridge, read about the rehabilitation of the Manson girls, ask whether art is tainted by the moral behaviour of the artist, look at the new Trevor Rabin box set, go see Steve Hackett in New York, examine the America (the band) 50th Anniversary box set, and - oh yes - talk about the global pandemic which currently threatens the wellbeing of the human race (WE DO THAT QUITE A LOT), 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 Canterbury sans Frontieres, AND Merrell Fankhauser, but no sign of Strange Fruit this week, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and one from C.J.Stone, although Mr Biffo, 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:
Coronavirus, Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Morrissey, Michael Jackson, Roy Harper, Genesis P-Orridge, Trevor Rabin, America, Bart Lancia, Steve Hackett, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, The Merrell Fankhauser Show, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Konstantin Valentinovich “Kuzya UO” Ryabinov, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Eva Pilarová (née Bojanovská), Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (ne Neil Andrew Megson), Hubertus Richenel Baars (aka Richenel), Donald Vernon Burrows AO MBE, Marcelo Peralta, Eric Taylor, Thái Thanh (born Ph?m Th? Bang Thanh), Sergio Bassi, Jason Rainey, Wray Downes, Eric Weissberg, Hellmut Stern, Kenneth Ray Rogers, Jerry Slick, Jean Leber, Dan Wooding, Tres Warren, Julie Ann Felix, Michael Josef Longo, Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango, Rick Wakeman, Gerry Beckley, The Waterson Family, The Fall, Richard Wright and Dave Harris - Zee, Chasing the Monsoon, PAART, Alan Dearling, London Remixed Festival, Brass Off, Diddy Sweg, Ceilidh, Break Out Brass, Brasstermind, Ed Cox, E-Coli, BCO: Grime Orchestrated, Tshok, Gnawa Blues Allstars, Copper Viper, Wanton String Band, Tom Vague, Kev Rowland, Mystery, Orgiya Pravednikov, Landmarq, C.J. Stone, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Karlene Faith, The Long Prison Journey of Leslie Van Houten
..And the last few issues are:
Issue 383-4 (London Remixed)
">Issue 381-2 (Greta)
Issue 379-80 (Andrew Weatherall)
Issue 377-8 (The Future)
Issue 375-6 (Big Sean)
Issue 373-4 (End of the World)
Issue 371-2 (New Year)
Issue 369-70 (Christmas)
Issue 367-8 (Register to Vote)
Issue 365-6 (Rick Wakeman)
Issue 363-4 (Focus)
Issue 361-2 (Martin Springett)
Issue 359-60 (Robert Hunter)
Issue 357-8 (King Crimson)
Issue 355-6 (Elfin Bow)
Issue 353-4 (Melanie S Jane)
Issue 351-2 (Royal Affair)
Issue 349-50 (Experimental 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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* 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?