...BECAUSE SOME OF US THINK THAT THIS STUFF IS IMPORTANT
What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

VARIETIES OF CORN WERE

NOW RARE AS SEED BANKS
Food Corporations prefer monotypes
So we get KELLOGGS style corn
one color,one breed,one market..
Colors and flavors of divergent breeds
from purple blue and orange corn
to different shapes and forms
are banished from our plates and eyes and minds..
when only one type is served to us in our time..
Think Indigenous.Seed-based crops .
Think cornucopia.Variety of grains.
Think of what was and will be once again
When factory farms and corporate food chains are broken
and we are freed from MONSANTO regulations..
LONG LIVE MAIZE!LONG LIVE ALL NATIVE VARIETIES OF CORN!
post
24 May ·
Look at these beautiful, colorful corncobs 😯

YES IN THE NEWS


The band currently includes guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison and bassist Billy Sherwood, ...

During this summer's “Evening with Yes” shows, Yes – featuring Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes ...

Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists Yes have created some of the most important and ...

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Union
DVD - £10.99

Union (2CD)
2CD - £7.99

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Russian Orthodox Chant "Let my prayer arise."

Being Sunday I always post sacred music. The name of the deity may change, or even the deity Him/Herself but the spirit remains the same.

15 -07-2018 – SHOW 267 – Doomed and Stoned


Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample.

The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks).

Neil Nixon, the founder and presenter of the show has released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia.

The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.
  
15 -07-2018 – SHOW 267 – Doomed and Stoned

Led Zeppelin: The Rover
The Drinks: Real Outside
Chief Kooffreh: Women Power in Control
Owlcrusher: Owlcrusher
Charles Fleisher: Everybody Knows
Boomtown Rats: She’s not the Best
Leo Kottke: Across the Street
O’Hooley and Tidow: Wexford Lullaby
The Cassandra Complex: In Search of Penny Century
Goatshlager: Hog Machine
Nomadic Rituals: Narrowing of the Light
Pat and the Wild: The Giggler
The Moody Blues: Dear Diary
P J Harvey: The Nightingale
Issa: Sacrifice Me
Joakim: On the Beach (Joakim’s Cray 76 Remix)
Mind Over Mirrors: Halfway to the Zenith
Dr. Alamantado: Reggae Train Step
Weed Priest: Witches Curse
Heartbreak: Loving the Alien
Rodd Keith: Goodbye my Darling
David Crosby: I’d Swear there

Friday, 20 July 2018

Gonzo Weekly #295-6

Gonzo Weekly #295-6
THE BANISHING THE SUMMERTIME BLUES BUMPER ISSUE
 
In this remarkably eclectic issue, Kev interviews the  legendary Robert Berry about 3, his  relationship with Keith Emerson and more. Alan goes to Holmesfest, Richard goes to the New Forest Folk Festival, and John goes to The Moon. Doug investigates Depeche Mode, Jon asks why YouTube is so cruel, and wonders whether Joan Aiken was the mother of Steampunk, and questions whether anyone will get his Dornford Yates joke... YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!
 
#Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands, the irrepressible Corinna, Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards 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:
 
The Countryside Alliance, Alice Cooper, Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Fish, Suede, Paul Simon, Pussy Riot, Paul Weller, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Theryl DeClouet, Stanley Jospeh Lewis, Ponty Bone, K Rani, David Clive King, Carl Stefan Demert, Stuart Oliver Knussen, CBE, Brett Hoffman, Garry Lowe, Hayley Stephens, Depeche Mode, Vlatko Ilievski, Vince Martin, Francois Budet, James Edward Malloy, Adrian Cronauer, Saman Kunan, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Kev Rowland, Robert Berry, Keith Emerson, Jethro Tull, Alan Dearling, Holmesfest, Dripp, Loco Bee, Lifeline, Ariel Posen, Chloe Wightman, Oliver Payn, Sarah Howells, Dean James and the Black Dogs, Bryde, Bwani Junction, Richard Foreman, New Forest Folk Festival, Gilmore and Roberts, Green Diesel,  Edwina Hayes, Ward Thomas, Burgess, Nicol and Kemp, Southampton Ukelele Jam, Winter Wilson, Hunter Muskett, Coco and the Butterfields, Reg Meuross, Julie Felix, TRADarrr, Matt Black, Tenderlore, Chris Leslie, The Gerry Colvin Band, Dean Friedman, Little Johnny England, Feast of Fiddles, John Brodie-Good, Museum of the Moon, Mancunian Candidate, Maverick, UPF, Universe Infinity, Unruly Child, Vantomme, Vespero, Zero for Conduct, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken, Elvis, Allman Brothers, Muse, Neil Nixon, Billy Fury
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 295 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
 
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:
 

SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.

LEONARD COHEN NEWS


Legendary Film Director Tony Palmer was in his archive looking for something completely different when he discovered a box of archive film and ...

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Bird on a Wire (Special Edition)
DVD - £9.99

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO SEE WHAT I DO IN MY DAY JOB



Here we have the twelfth episode of the relaunched webTV show by the Centre for Fortean Zoology, written and presented by Jon Downes and Charlotte Phillipson, their families and other animals. This episode contains: • The return of Barry Tadcaster and Orang Pendek • Tajikistan overview • Tajikistan expedition • Mating slowworms • Strange beetles at the CFZ • Graham in Arizona • Dog headed men • Mexican wolves • Texas blue dogs • Arizona jaguar shooting • PRODUCT PLACEMENT - The new A&M • Watcher of the skies • New and rediscovered: New barb • New and rediscovered: New Indian frog • New and rediscovered: New Japanese salamander • New and rediscovered: New Indian agamas • New and rediscovered: New skink from Vietnam • New and rediscovered: New South American frog • New and rediscovered: New cave fish • New and rediscovered: New gecko from Sulawesi • New and rediscovered: New petrel • New and rediscovered: New narrow mouth frog • Fair use • Coming next month • The Patreon campaign • The team says goodbye until next month You can support us, and help us make this show ever more bigger and better at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/CFZ CFZ Website: http://www.cfz.org.uk/ CFZ on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?... OTT on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/

COMING THIS WEEKEND


THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

PRE AUSTRALIA

WHEN DIVERSE LANGUAGES RULED
And culture was not objectified
except as useful tools and initiation art
No Romantic daubing of "Noble Savages"
Now Euro-Centric categories are overlaid
upon a culture we have no knowledge of.
Photographs taken in a static frame
are not moving corroborees,nor rituals.
Dilution of Kadaitcha Men and Dreamtime Stories
lose their power,point and focus(like Aboriginal Art/
which was not made for frames,but shared on sand like Buddhist Yantras..
On the walls of caves-overprinting of images
We "interpret"through European eyes.
If we knew all their languages.Learned all their secrets.
We would still not grok why their cultures died out
apart from our guns,diseases,poisons and despair.
Is their evidence here?
album.
A selected photographic history of Aboriginal Australia.
Incredible images from IDIDJ Australia <3 NB: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this album contains images and names of the deceased <3 Maximum respect and appreciation for the dedicated and meticulous work in researching and restoring these images #OneWorld

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Valentina Igoshina -"Fantasie Impromptu" (Chopin) .



CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
... plays Chopin (recital)
DVD - £7.99

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Dave Brock interview 2002 History of Hawkwind etc



CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Space Ritual Live - Special Edition
2DVD/2CD - £29.99

Space Ritual Live 
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THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Rachmaninoff: Symphony no.2 op.27 - Radio Filharmonisch Orkest - Complete live concert in HD



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His Letters
DVD - £10.99

The Harvest of Sorrow
DVD - £7.99

JOEY MOLLAND IN THE NEWS

Joey Molland joined Badfinger in 1969, after the Beatles formed Apple Records and took the band under their wing. "I started meeting people at Apple ...

Badfinger's 'STRAIGHT UP' Live & Complete St. Joey Molland
From their legendary lineup, Joey Molland continues the unforgettable legacy of Badfinger. One of the original signings to the Beatles' Apple Records ...

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After The Pearl
CD - £7.99

The Pilgrim
CD - £7.99

Return To Memphis
SCD - £7.99

This Way Up
CD - £7.99
  

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?


FLATLANDERS
Those who left West Texas
Came to Austin,Texas
as musicians and artists
ready for the Hill Country
Willing to adapt with alacrity
To leave the dust and desolation
Seek clear artistic communication
Forming circles and bands with ease
From little towns to the Big City

To A- Town from W T

YES AND ALUMNI IN THE NEWS


Yes guitarist Steve Howe will be honoured with the Prog God Award at this year's Progressive Music Awards. And comedian Al Murray will host this ...


Founding member, Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tony Kaye, who played keyboards in the band from 1968 through 1971 ...


Yes Miscellany: 8/25/92 - San Jose - Complete Chris Squire Experiment Show
Yes Miscellany Date: 8/25/92 Location: San Jose Item: Complete Chris Squire Experiment Show For all my Yes posts see here: ...


The group, featuring Yes/Asia icon Geoff Downes and singer Chris Braide, will be playing their inaugural live show at Trading Boundaries in East ...

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Union
DVD - £10.99

Union (2CD)
2CD - £7.99

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

ROAD KILL
LEGENDS ABOUND OF ROAD CREATURES EATING ROAD KILL
Possum,skunk,rabbit,deer(of course)snake-and armadillo
The taste of which can be cured and can cure one of Romanticism
The color of road kill blood is not Technicolor
More a rust red,dulled by strong sunlight
Birds,too form their Sacrificial Quest to windshields and road tires
Flattened bodies and upturned feathers quiver in the dusty wind
It is good to consider eating what we kill so casually
Highways are killing zones for us as well as Zen
Every day,another feathered soul flies out
of truck or car or bicycle/to find Paradise
in a Garden in the Sky,where Road Kill toasts us
Roasts us in Karmic Return,until we learn

Everywhere is Road Kill Paradise...

FAIRPORT CONVENTION NEWS


The quintet will perform their tour alongside Irish band The 4 of Us at Bath's venue in February. Fairport Convention formed in 1967 and helped to start ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Nico - Janitor of lunacy



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Behind The Iron Curtain
CD - £9.99

Monday, 16 July 2018

IAIN MATTHEWS NEWS


Iain Matthews may have been born in Britain, but for much of his career, he's pursued a solidly American folk/grassicana template. Although he first ...

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Live At Maidstone Castle 1970
DVD - £7.99

BARBARA DICKSON NEWS


Singer Barbara Dickson takes part in the show in memory of her uncle David Dickson, who enlisted while underage and was killed in the Battle of the ...

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Time And Tide 
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In Good Company
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Live in Concert 1976/77
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7 Ages of Woman
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Barbara Dickson in Blood Brothers
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John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert
CD - £9.99

More Brecht Than Broadway
4CD Boxset - £49.99

Morning Comes Quickly
CD - £7.99

Answer Me
CD - £7.99

Winter
CD - £9.99

Che Faro
DVD - £10.99

B4 74 - The Folkclub Tapes
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Full Circle
CD - £7.99

Into The Light
DVD - £10.99

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Kevin Ayers - Falling In Love Again



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As Close As You Think
CD - £9.99

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

ALGORITHMIC GOVERNANCE 1984-2018
ONCE UPON A GEORGE ORWELL
Control of society was done directly
with police surveillance and direct army crackdown on dissent
Today,China uses facial recognition and A.I
to identify and track 1.4 billion people.
This has also become a de facto tool of social control,
grading people as to their "reliability"(degrees of compliance)
Grading of citizenry  thus will ultimately determine
work,education and career paths.Compliance is mandatory.
By 2020,there will be 200 million cameras tracking everyone.
As of now,SECURITY is random,loose,inconsistent.
Gossip and shaming works as social controls,too
and their Internet is censored/News filtered for a pro-China bias.
Orwell predicted Big Brother.His target was Stalin's Russia.
China's present rulers do not handle dissent well.Ask Tibet.
Collectivization now means data management.You can be erased.


http://www.spiritthom.com
 

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