Sunday, 12 July 2020

JOHN LENNON: How did he sleep?

Nicky Hopkins can also be seen on piano, as well as 21-year-old future Yes member Alan White on the drums. White previously joined the band for ...

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JON ANDERSON NEWS

... with a group of musicians that included Yes bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White, but shelved the unfinished recordings for many years.

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there arve still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: SRIMAN NARAYANA NARAYANA HARI HARI

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.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

MARTIN SPRINGETT - News From The Potting Shed - The Parade of Possibilities - V3



Here is the third of Martin Springett's ideas for artwork for the next album, 'Strange Kingdom'.

Martin asks, "Who are these little fellas? They are PITCHER CATS. There are two musical puns within the image. If you find them, you win a free Pitcher Cat poster or postcard, depending on what you have room for. What do they have to do with the song? Nothing and everything. The song is not only about the band I was in at the time, with all it's joys and absurdities, but about the creative personal space I was in at the time, and the songs and stories I felt compelled to write. Many years later, the image here came out of explorations for a Gardening Club graphic novel. Pitcher plants were in the garden, then overnight, as it were, they evolved into Pitcher Cats and other sentient plants appeared, that could natter away about this and that, so you could converse with them as you walked about The Garden. Lots of garden variety philosophers within The Garden walls."

Friday, 10 July 2020

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?"

AS LONG AS YOU ARE
DAYS GROW LONGER
Extended by all you ever were ,have done,or wanted
Past,present and future wrap themselves up
in the rooms of your furnitured mind.You recall
all you marched for/won/lost.Desires,Crusades,Obsessions.
You recall the limits that burst in like stormtroopers
Demanding that you CEASE &DESIST from positive expectations
Well-birds still sing at dawn.Stars still beam each night
And all Sources of Light Illuminate...
Focus on that which brings you joy.Munch/mulch memories.
Digest influences,friends,experiences that enlarge and extend
In the time you have left(ONE MOMENT!)-seek beginnings
with the enthusiasm that keeps you alive and learning..
You do not need to suffer.You do need to stay alive.
And when today rolls in like a newspaper on the front lawn
Allow yourself to read yourselves differently
There is still time.There is still energy
Someone will listen..Rants are still poetry.
And tomorrow is as unknown as today
STAY!

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: It is Corinna's birthday so here is her favourite song


Dave Brock - Talks about Hawkwind, Lemmy, Busking & Silver Machine - Radio Broadcast 03/12/2017



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What the Beatles thought of each other's solo careers


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MARTIN SPRINGETT - News From The Potting Shed - The Parade of Possibilities - V2



Here is the second of Martin Springett's ideas for artwork for the next album, 'Strange Kingdom'.

Martin says, "Placing a title with an image sets of a series of imagined moments and relationships. By ignoring the whole idea of, 'yes, but what does it mean', you have a lot more fun, and the listener and viewer fills in all the gaps instinctively. It's a cliche, but art and music, literature, cannot exist without an audience. These STRANGE KINGDOM moments will mean very different things to different people."

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?"

TAKE THIS ISLAND MOMENT
Join it to all other islands
Bridges,peninsulas,archipelagos
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE
As for perception(emotionally speaking)
THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES
Everything is taken away
Only to be returned(changed)
AND CHANGE IS LOOSE&UNAFFILIATED
And change will change again.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Blue Jay Way











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LEONARD COHEN: Hayden's fave record

Leonard Cohen songs can be so minimal they're almost concept songs. All the orchestration and grandeur within the soundscape is actually a ...

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ERIK NORLANDER: New from the Dukes

Prog rockers Dukes of the Orient (consisting of John Payne and Erik Norlander) have posted a new song being called “The Dukes Return.” The fresh ..
Erik Norlander added: “Freakshow is much more focused both in concept and in sound as it was written and recorded in a single year with a tight ...

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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?"

THIS IS MY "COMMON PLACE BOOK"
By which i add maxims,cliches,cartoons-
a mish-mash melange of significant phrases
that diamond twine time in a Zen bow
then serve it up in diary /memoir format.
NOTHING IS ORIGINAL!(not even saying that)
All those footsteps of ancestors logged in books
'All those fictional and factional characters
Every experience that alluded to other dimensions
Here is your stone soup.Add memories,myths,Legends
Embroider like a true improvising story-teller
Then serve it up in banquet Banquo proportions
Allusion is no Illusion!Everything you see/you say!
As fresh as yesterday.Post Restante in the Republic of Letters!

MARTIN SPRINGETT - News From The Potting Shed - The Parade of Possibilities




The name has changed, that is the title of the album, the music changes and starts to head towards a new space. Martin is posting a new cover idea everyday to try and find that space. Will the new album be a CD or will it be streaming only? 

There will be enough visual choices that on release each person can choose the cover that appeals to them, after listening to two or three songs and other noises. He is not sure if this is a cool idea or a daft idea, such is the fine conceptual line we tread. There are 10 choices right now, there will be more. 

Here is numero uno. The eyes have it!

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Paul McCartney in Casual Conversation with Jarvis Cocker at LIPA



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LEONARD COHEN Vs ELVIS

“I have plans to sing an Elvis song on stage soon,” said Leonard Cohen in a BBC interview from 1988 “I was a huge fan of Elvis! I was in town until today ...

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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?"

RISK vs REWARD
SPEAK?OR BE SILENT?
Stay in line?or drop out?
Crossroads at midnight-
but who buys souls these days?
Even Soul Music is so passe..
To sing is intrinsically rewarding
To drink from and to and for inspiration
To function connecting to Exemplars
To lead and to follow where the data flows
So the faith healer and the fakirs follow
Science and the healing arts where they concur
Myth ,fairie tale, story sharing seem intrinsically valid
Respect for the talking stick and the talking book
The Book of Silence,mime and Monk
All end up under earth's brown blanket
Helping green harvests grow
From blood and bone.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Wings Over Australia 1975 complete concert + soundcheck



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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

LEONARD COHEN: His favourite songs of all time

From Bob Dylan to Joni Mitchell: 21 of Leonard Cohen's favourite songs of all time
Thankfully, some years ago, Leonard Cohen'sJukebox was released and offered us a window into the musical preferences of one of our favourite ...

Monday, 6 July 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: ""FIGHT" by ATKINS MAY PROJECT ©



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GEDDY LEE TALKS ABOUT PE4RCY JONES AMONGST OTHERS

Percy Jones was a phenomenal bass player. It's almost like you expect jazz bass players to be great, but they're not all memorable. So those two guys ..

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LEONARD COHEN THINGS

The late Leonard Cohen wrote some of the most beautiful songs that have ever been penned. His song 'Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye' is one ...
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Two time Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominated Aimee Mann creates her version of Leonard Cohen's 1971 song “Avalanche” to be used as the ..
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He moved closer when he heard the notes to “Hallelujah,” a haunting song by Leonard Cohen. That one struck a nerve. Dixon realized the music was ...

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there arve still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
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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?"

JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED
It is too late to say"It's too late now"
We are all on the front lines
Elders vulnerable,young following
So much needing good example (and finding none)
Perhaps in our own gardens/homes/communities
Whether economically distressed,jobless,homeless
we can turn to each other and say"I AM WITH YOU IN THIS"
For,if we delay,deny,evade,avoid,or seek to soften the truth
Truth will still cast its Light and Shade on us.There is time-
to find and act upon the best we know-to share and to glow-
to be that Light and Shadow we all seek-
in Ghandi's words-"To be those whom we most need"
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