Monday, July 13, 2020
The Gonzo Daily - Monday
And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
This morning I had a message from Kev Rowland in New Zealand. He had sad news for me: my friend Judy Dyble died yesterday. Best known as the original singer with Fairport Convention and the nascent King Crimson, I got to know her in recent years when, after years in retirement, she rejoined the music business with a brace of utterly gorgeous albums.
In a business full of phonies, she was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met. We became friends soon after she signed to Gonzo Multimedia, and remained friends after she and the company parted ways. We met in person when, together with my wife and one of my adopted nieces, we filmed one of her rare live shows at theSummer of Love festival come party in Kent. Occasionally we would telephone each other to talk about music, dogs, and the English countryside, and I’m sad to know that we won’t be doing that again.
Like Marge Simpson, I never really knew what it meant, but keep on trucking!
Like so much else in our uncertain world, you might have thought that the new Gonzo Web Radio website was never going to arrive. Well, there were times that I felt the same way. However, I’m happy to say that a beta version of it is now available for your perusal. It is even optimised to work on both computers and phones. Check it out at the address above, and let me know what you think in the comments.
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 authors who need personal pages. You can find it ay www.gonzopublishers.com and there is also a new CFZ Publcations website at https://baboon.wixsite.com/website 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:
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO SQUINT
FOR THOSE OF YOU KIND ENOUGH TO BE INTERESTED IN M...
JON ANDERSON: Fourth single from the new album
FRANK ZAPPA: back in 1974
FRANK ZAPPA: Mammoth playlist
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Giants of Rock, Hawkwind ...
JOHN LENNON: How did he sleep?
JON ANDERSON NEWS
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 #395/6
THE DIZZY MISS LIZZIE ISSUE
In yet another singularly non-standard issue we discuss what is going to happen next? Is the new normal anything like the old normal? Are we facing Utopia or Dystopia? While we ponder this we can join in a conversation between Kev and the lovely Liz Lenten who once again produces another exquisite slice of Americana from her trailer park that she shares with the ghost of Gram Parsons. (That is a complete lie, she lives in rural Lincolnshire). Alan, meanwhile talks about statues and their cultural significance, and totally coincidentally talks about Steven Fry and Green Myths.Jon, however, waxes lyrical over the new album by Bob Dylan, a timely belated issue of an album by Neil Young, and the extraordinary debut book by Dara McAnulty. And is there more? You can be there is...
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, and the Real Music Cloub, but no sign of Strange Fruit this week, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and one from C J Stone, but Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and Roy Weard, are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and di8bblers who have got the blues (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are listening to the new Bob Dylan album, 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:
St. John Bosco, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Donald Trump, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Marillion, Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, BRIT Awards 2021, The Dixie Chicks, Coronavirus lockdown, Friday Nght Progressive, Merrell Fankhauser Radio Show - Rockin and Surfin Instrumental Albums 2 & 3, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, The Real Music Club, Ryan Anthony, Margarita Pracatan, Joan Pau Verdier (born Jean-Paul Verdier), Aaron Tokona, Jeet Singh Negi, Lynford "Hux" Brown, Claude Le Péron, Huey (ne Lawrence Franks Jr.), Mats Rådberg, Lionel Frederick Cole, Jesse Willard "Pete" Carr, Hachalu Hundessa, Ruben Armand "Benny" Mardones, Stepa J. Groggs (born Jordan Groggs), Willie Wright (born William C. Gathright), Rick Wakeman, The Fall, The Mitchell Trio inc John Denver, Barrie Guard & David Cunningham, Dave Bainbridge, Michael Bruce, Kev Rowland, Liz Lenten, Auburn, Alan Dearling, "Learning from Statues and Monuments", Ollerup Folk School (Gymnasium), Grutas Park, Memento Park, Budapest, Hungary, Racist Gandhi, University of Ghana statue, Muzeon (formerly the Fallen Statues Art Park), Moscow, Russi, Tony Klinger, Martin Springett, Kenny Mitchell, La Chinga, Lords of the Trident, Decline of the I, Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold, Stephen Fry, C J Stone, Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty,
..And the last few issues are:
Issue 397-8 (Liz Lenten)
Issue 395-6 (Diane Warren/Sharon Farber)
Issue 393-4 (Daria Kulesh)
Issue 391-2 (Little Richard)
Issue 389-90 (Ian Anderson)
Issue 387-8 (A Guy called Gerald)
Issue 385-6 (Tony Henderson)
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)
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!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
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* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uks a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at email@example.com. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* 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?
Now, we are doing the same for the BHM Study Group, curated by Glen Vaudrey and Nathan Jackson
7. A Legal Matter
8. Community Notices
10. In Memoriam
16. Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
32. Newsfile: Blue Dogs
36. Newsfile: Mystery cats
34. Newsfile Xtra: Was this the Loch Ness Monster?
41. CARL MARSHALL'S STRANGE SCIENCE: The Missing Lynx
50. Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
84. Creating Life by Loes Modderman
77. COVID-19 and its affect on animals
By Shoshannah McCarthey
113. Duties for regional representatives a discussion document
89. Letters to the Editor
100. New from CFZ Press
ON THIS DAY IN - 1099 - The Crusaders launched their final assault on Muslims in Jerusalem.
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk
AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)