...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.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Mary Hopkin - Temma harbour (HQ)



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Now and Then
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Recollections
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Valentine
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Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1972
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When Prog and Power Unite interview with Ian Jones (Karnataka), 2015-04-08



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Secrets of Angels Live in Concert
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Secrets of Angels Live
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New Light
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New Light
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Secrets of Angels
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The Gathering Light
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Storm 
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Delicate Flame Of Desire
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Hawkwind - 1985 GWR Radio Interview






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Space Ritual Live - Special Edition
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Space Ritual Live 
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JON ANDERSON IN THE NEWS


LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2019) – For music fans everywhere, a new album by legendary Yes singer Jon Anderson is ample reason to celebrate.

Yes Interviews: 2008 - Interview with Jon Anderson
Yes Interviews Date: 2008 Item: Interview with Jon Anderson For all my Yes posts see here: ...

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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?

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON
Coal and uranium mining and fracking
Water that will cycle through us and recycle afterwards
has changed to rainbow colors.Yellow.Brown.Red.Black.
Toxic algae gathers in imprisoned waters.Who wants children in cages?
Who says dams are "development?"Who raises funds for more walls?
If we are conscious,and we are made of water,then water is conscious
and wakes us up with coffee and with heated showers
and leads us to tranquil harbors and Sacred Wells,and Springs

that flow until the Next Big Drought.Bone Dry.We are bones,dried.


Wednesday, 20 February 2019

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Barbara Dickson - Caravans



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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
CD - £9.99

John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert
CD - £9.99

More Brecht Than Broadway
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Answer Me
CD - £7.99

Winter
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Che Faro
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B4 74 - The Folkclub Tapes
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Full Circle
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Into The Light
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Billion Dollar Babies - Restless Minds



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Battle Axe - Expanded Edition
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THE BEATLES | Parting Ways | Full Documentary



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The Beatles: Myths and Legends 
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I, Berlioz (Full Film) | Tony Palmer Films



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I, Berlioz
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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?

LUDICROUS
SURREALISM IS REALITY ON STEROIDS
Abstraction is art away from description
Politics is trust (stolen)
Ludicrous the Age we live within
Common Sense is not common
FACEBOOK "Friends"are not friendly
We "Like"and "Share" and "Agree"
but all conversation is a one-way mirror
It is also ludicrous to assert
That comedy is an industry
That poetry is history
That music is recycling riffs
Festivals are for Laminates
Cities turn high-rise
Village is a Fairy Tale
and there is no Re-Verse button
So we use IMAGINATION
to conjure up new visions
To laugh for a good reason
To always be surprised by spontaneity
And the ludicrous becomes palatable

because we will not accept it..

Monday, 18 February 2019

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Blooming Heather - Kate Rusby




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My Music
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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?

MUTI-POLAR WORLD
EMPIRES RISE &FALL
As do virtual Empires
Scandals at UBER force out aberrant CEOs
While ME, TOO decimates Hollywood celebrities(and musicians)
Faux news and hacking of personal data destroys Internet credibility
And military governments close down FACEBOOK faster than you can say "censorship"
WIKILEAKS used to expose corruption,but it,too is tracked and fed bad data.
Hence,the simple solution-shift corporate media to government media-
whether controlled ,banned,diluted or with a parallel entity
FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are no longer Universal Sources.
GOOGLE EARTH has always been censored(military installations/Corporate spying)
FACEBOOK is accused of selling or exposing personal data(Cambridge Analytica scandal)
Both are being subjected to strict scrutiny-and have only controlled access in China.
India may follow..which means information is power,and censored news means propaganda..


India: The government’s new proposal to force internet giants to remove content it views as harmful is drawing comparisons to China’s strict censorship system. Platforms affected could include Facebook, Google, TikTok, and more. The result?  “A splintering internet, where a onetime unified information superhighway has become increasingly restricted in certain areas,” writes the NYT

50HAWKS


Hawkwind have announced a series of dates leading up to their previously confirmed 50th anniversary celebration in London this autumn.

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Space Ritual Live - Special Edition
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Space Ritual Live 
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YES ARTICLE


CTTE 2019 - In Continuum with Jon Davison
Jon Davison of Yes joins Dave Kerzner and In Continuum in the Pacifica Theater.

... long-gestating new project 1,000 Hands features guest turns by former Yes bandmates Steve Howe, Alan White and the late Chris Squire

Steve Hackett: Chris Squire asked me to join Yes!
We will't prove it, however we're roughly 86% positive that somebody has popped a few large Duracell batteries into Steve Hackett's again. Maybe ...


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Union
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Union (2CD)
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BARBARA IN BRADFORD


Barbara Dickson said she was proud to be the first act on stage at newly re-opened St George's Hall last night, and was full of praise for the £9.5 ...
The first act to be welcomed back to the stage is singer Barbara Dickson tomorrow night, who will find a remarkably different venue to her last ... 

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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
CD - £9.99

Barbara Dickson in Blood Brothers
CD - £9.99

John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert
CD - £9.99

More Brecht Than Broadway
4CD Boxset - £49.99

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
 

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