Sunday, 24 October 2021

Rick Wakeman interview

 Long-Distance Runaround: A Conversation with Rick Wakeman in Advance of His ...

He says that Yes guitarist Steve Howe and bassist Chris Squire similarly inspired him. "But when you're on your own, you really are on your own," .

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12-09-2021 – SHOW 427 – Squirrel Flower


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.

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12-09-2021 – SHOW 427 – Squirrel Flower

Treeboy and Arc:  Role Model

Amami:  Soleil

Vanishing Twin:  Big Moonlight (Okkie Gekkou)

Squirrel Flower:  To be Forgotten

John Martyn:   Willing to Work

Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters:  Hindsight is 20-20

Dohnavur:   The Kindness of Others

Jim Bob:  Song for the Unsung

My Bubba:  Our Water Hours

Dos Santos:  A Shot in the Dark

Lyra Pramuk:  Delta

Squirrel Flower:  Night

Randy:  Welfare Problems

Monsieur Doumani:  Alavrostishiótis

Long Shadows Dawn:  Raging Silence

Karen Zanes:  Only Lovers Left Alive

Danielle Dax:  Fizzing Human Bomb

Sisters of your Sunshine Vapor:  It’s Good to be Alive

Fuzzy Lights:  Songbird

Animreal:  Death (The Leaf Library Remix)

Squirrel Flower:  Deluge in the South

Squirrel Flower:  Starshine

Linda Perhacs:  Parallelograms

Yin Yue:  Music for a Measurable Existence

David Crosby:  I’d Swear There was Somebody 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?"

OUR CENTRAL JEWEL IS OUR BREATHING SPACE
I can't breathe with 100,000 customers crammed together in Covid days and nights
barring Austin citizens from access to our unique Zilker Park.
I can't breathe when 100,000 pairs of feet are trampling over grass
I can't breathe when high volume noise pollution disturbs our neighbors as well
I can't breathe when profit, not pleasure is the story they tell
Austin,Texas has inadequate public parks and gardens for her million tax-paying citizens
Why deny our many diverse communities access while subsidizing profit making enterprises?
Rewilding is just the beginning-restore balance and harmony as well
and -while allowing access to Austinites, deny any profit-making enterprises
from displacing we who pay these high taxes for use of our too-few parks and gardens..

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Immortal, invisible, God only wise Hymn (+lyrics) - Westminster Abbey Commonwealth Day Service 2020

 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








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Friday, 22 October 2021

Gonzo Weekly #469/70

 

Gonzo Weekly #469/70

THE LIGHTS GO OUT ISSUE
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? 120 pages of live without the internet, Bill Drummond, Status Quo, Luke Morgan of The Highliners, Reken, The Black Mavericks, David Hockney, Simon Palmer and the Salts Mill, The Ruling Class and The Perambulator, and oodles more.
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, Mr Biffo, Puls8 Radio, and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and C.J Stone but Mr Biffo, 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:
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.

More on the new Yes album

 Yes' Steve Howe on 'The Quest' and Recording Without Chris Squire

Fortunately Jon has been in England a great deal, and Geoff Downes lives in Wales, which is quite near my studio in the west country.

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A tribute to Leslie West

 A tribute to Mountain's Leslie West

The Vagrants were produced by Felix Pappalardi, who had overseen Cream's Disraeli Gears in 1967. Pappalardi produced West's solo debut, Mountain, ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Barbara Dickson - January, February

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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?"

FREEDOM TO VOTE vs FILIBUSTER
Co-operation in community vs coercive competitive complicities
Activism vs Passivity. Joy over Fear. Happiness over Harm.
Every body benefits when every body plays together.
Imagine chess or sports with every body on the winning side?
Yoko One designed a chess set when all the pieces are one color.
In Japan,all trash bags are clearly transparent.This shames excess waste.
In Germany,100%of each car is recycled.In Holland and Bristol,tidal energies are used.
In Australia,solar energies power outback telephones.Recently,200,000 pounds of plastic waste
were recycled from the Pacific Ocean. Volunteer beach patrols keep community beaches clear and clean.
Solutions await us.Your engagement essential.Voting is just the beginning. Participatory democracy is beckoning
Vision into action...

COMING THIS WEEKEND

 


Thursday, 21 October 2021

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Give Me Love ~ George Harrison:

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Rescheduled dates for Rick Wakeman

Ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman reveals new dates for postponed US solo concerts

Former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman launched the 2021 U.S. leg of his Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour earlier this month, but many of the ...

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"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

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?"

WALKING IN BEAUTY
ALWAYS WE RETURN
To bliss childhood, passionate adolescence ,mountain adulthood
We recall moments of alignment with ALL THAT IS
Less reactive, more pro-positive, seeking harmonies and harmonics
That Tree you return to. That Spring. Those Rivers you swam in. That Beach.
Infinity is One Moment. William Blake /Zen/Tao /Sufis knew-
Heart always wins over head. Feel your way through this Maze. Labyrinths are Acts of Faith.
Spirit GPS. Intuitive Engineering. Blindfolded Captain of your Soul spins
and the Dance continues. You only know the way to flow through context.
Return to Eden-but Eden is a prison town. Return to childhood, where age dribbles and goos..(again)
Water parts like the Red Sea,but combines again for Egyptian Armies.
We walk in beauty when we feel-every emotion as real, and worthy!

Martin Stephenson interview

Songwriting and storytelling burning bright inside Martin Stephenson

MARTIN Stephenson is a storytelling songwriter in the purest sense. Thirty years ago he was on a major label, kids' TV programmes and bothering ...

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Another look at the new Yes album

 Yes, "The Western Edge" from 'The Quest' (2021): YESterdays

Davison and Sherwood hit upon a rare vocal unison, and Steve Howe's in absolute guitar flight while Alan White happily smacks away

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

BARBARA DICKSON - ANSWER ME TEN Podcast - In Conversation with SAM BROWN (July 2021)


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Beatles Let It Be Deluxe CD & 5LP Vinyl Unboxing 2021 Remix


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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Hawkwind anthology on the way

 Career-spanning six-disc box set on the way from Hawkwind

Dust Of Time: An Anthology will be released through Atomhenge/Cherry Red on December 10, and is the first ever compilation to gather together all eras ...

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Sunday, 17 October 2021

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Arthur Brown & Alice Cooper - Fire live Rock in Rio 2017


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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?"

FORGIVENESS 
is a clearing process.
Marie Kondo for emotions
To be clear with no blockages
does not require the hurting partner
One can forgive unilaterally/unconditionally
It is always best to forgive. No matter the crime
You save your life lines-by clearing the tracks
and not looking back. Move the wreck off the road, and move on
Forgiveness gives you FULL ADMISSION to your future
You are here, now .Sign on the bus says-FURTHER!
I forgive me-can you forgive you?-can we both forgive-each other?

Friday, 15 October 2021

RockCellarTV: Dewey Bunnell of America


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My Hawkwind Adventures - Harvey Bainbridge - interviewed by Mark Powell - 2010


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The Beatles: Get Back | Official Trailer | Disney+


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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: David Essex - Hold me close 1975

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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.