The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
And so the Battle Royale of the United States presidential election trundles on. I have been watching politics, and considering it the world’s most entertaining spectator sport since sometime in 1974, but - bizarrely - the latest shenanigans across the Herring Pond are irritating rather than entertaining. I have a horrible idea that nobody is going to get what they want out of this one, and considering that the United States is the most powerful nation on earth, none of this is going to do anyone any good.
But I am basically feeling sorry for myself at the moment, so I apologise for being downbeat. Andy the Druid came over last night for a brief Samhain thingumybob, and it was a sobering thought that he might be our last visitor this year if the lockdown ends up doing what I truly suspect it might.
But we do have a new episode of OTT
And a new edition of A&M for you
Like Marge Simpson, I never really knew what it meant, but keep on trucking!
The Gonzo Books site is now pretty well done, 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,
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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?
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Gonzo Weekly #413/14
This magazine continues to go off on strange tangents that I never expect, but I am very happy to see it do so. What is in this week? Ooooh lots of things. Such as Rick Wakeman, Virtual Folk Clubs, Brute Force, Deanie Rider, Lizzy Deisel, making money through ipad games and oodles more.
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, and Mr Biffo, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and C.J Stone, but Mr Biffo, Tony Klinger and Neil Nixon, are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and dibblers 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!!!
..And the last few issues are:
Issue 413-14 (Rick Wakeman)
Issue 411-12 (Extinction Rebellion)
Issue 409-10 (Covid)
Issue 407-8 (Jimi Hendrix)
Issue 405-6 (Corinna)
Issue 403-4 (Covid Conspiracies)
Issue 401-2 (The Westway)
Issue 399-40 (Kosmik Ken)
Issue 397-8 (Liz Lenten)
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