Friday, 25 November 2022

Robert Calvert - Ramblings at Dawn, 1982 Interview


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Leonard Cohen interview (2001)


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MARK LEWISOHN - In conversation with Chris Shaw - (January 2020)


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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Yes ~ The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) ~ Live at Montreux [2003] [HD 1080p]

   








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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?"

GIVING THANKS (GOOD-BYE 2022)
AS SOON AS THAT TOFUTURKEY IS STUFFED
Down the gullet of consenting families/friends
You can say FAREWELL 2022-Christmas lights are up.
Trail of Lights begins 37th St Lights await cars and pedestrians.
Festivals of Light in Darkness..Consumption and gluttony.
Soon they will reprise 2022 GREATEST DISASTERS-
School shootings,floods,fires,the past has passed
and whether 2023 becomes better than before
We must all put an end to all wars-between us and among
Our future is calling-time to become/be calm.Be..Peace

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Wilko Johnson explains his distinctive guitar style


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MARK LEWISOHN - In conversation with Ken Michaels - (2013)


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The Leonard Cohen you didn’t know

 The Leonard Cohen You Didn't Know - Macleans.ca

The Leonard Cohen You Didn't Know. A new exhibition, filled with notebooks, photos and intimate archival materials, unveils a yet-unseen side of the ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Dr. Feelgood - Roxette

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THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

  

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WORDS HAVE POWER
Ask Alex Jones,whose school massacre denials have bankrupted him
Ask Joe Rogan,targeting people via his podcasts
Ask donald trump,whose speeches incited riots at the Capitol
Hate speech turns to violence once released
Targeting of community groups(migrants,refugees,trans people)kills..
Words can be flowers and weapons-ask any magician/preacher/politician/orator
Spells are cast that steal the lives of those spoken against.
Before the weapon is pointed,words seek the target
Each of us has been targeted at some time
Libel,slander,defamation turn weaponized when applied
We want every body to survive
The cost of hate speech is far too high..

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Kevin Ayers Odd Ditties redux

 Area Resident's Classic Album Review: Kevin Ayers | Odd Ditties - Tinnitist

All the songs were recorded between 1969 and 1973, his heyday, as it were. Do you know who Kevin Ayers was? He was basically the other Syd Barrett — a ...

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Close to the edge at 50

 YES-CLOSE TO THE EDGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – Review & Photographs by ...

With astonishing vocals, one could close their eyes and swear it was original frontman, Jon Anderson, singing. Steve Howe remains as the only ...

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THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

  

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IT TAKES GREAT LOVE &A SENSE OF SERVICE
To open and then run an Independent Bookstore
You know you will never make any money
You will become married to the Crusade
Your social life revolves around Bloomsday
And every open mic you can stage within your store
You are a de facto community center
You work with literacy outreach agencies
This demanding work requires full commitment
You must trust in the intrinsic bliss of this
You introducing new authors to your tribe
Self-selecting evolutionaries supporting when they can
When all your best energies seek to remain open,and
Each diamond bookstore shines in the eyes of volunteers
Who give their all,so glad that you are here

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Live at NME 1965 [HD Remaster]

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Ahmet Zappa’s podcast

 Ahmet Zappa's 'Rocktails' Podcast Discusses KISS' 'Creatures Of The Night' - Yahoo

... Pancake Breakfast Stout by The Guardian Brewing Company, which takes its name from Frank Zappa's fifth solo studio album Apostrophe

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Monday, 21 November 2022

Hawkwind legend Robert Calvert to be commemorated by blue plaque in home town of Margate

Brutalist tower block Arlington House to be formally identified as the "birthplace of space rock"


Robert Calvert, frontman for space rock legends Hawkwind during much of their classic 1970s period, is to be commemorated with a blue plaque in his home town of Margate. [IMAGE OF PLAQUE ATTACHED]

The plaque will be erected on the side of Arlington House, the Brutalist tower block that dominates Margate's skyline, where Calvert lived with his parents and siblings in the 1960s. Hawkwind's classic song 'High Rise' was inspired by his time there.

The plaque will be officially unveiled this Friday (25th November) at 1.30pm. Location: Arlington House, All Saints Avenue, Margate CT9 1XP. Anybody is welcome to attend. 

Calvert was Hawkwind's singer, poet and conceptualist from 1971-73 and 1976-79. He co-wrote the band's million-selling single 'Silver Machine' and appeared on classic albums including Space Ritual and Quark, Strangeness And Charm. He was the driving force behind Hawkwind's transformation into the ultimate science fiction rock band as well as being a hugely charismatic and influential performer. 

Organised by local residents Nick Dermott and William Gary, the idea for the plaque was inspired by a similar one for T.S. Eliot affixed next to the Nayland Rock Shelter on Margate seafront. 

Nick Dermott comments: "Living in Arlington House, Calvert would have been surrounded by the vastness of the sky – for J.M.W. Turner, 'the best skies in Europe', which in the late 1960s would have been filled with US Air Force fighter jets based at RAF Manston five miles away. Robert Calvert, Hawkwind and Arlington House are all underappreciated examples of British culture that need to be celebrated."

In his youth, Calvert worked at Dreamland, Margate's famous amusement hall and venue, during which time he befriended future Hawkwind members Nik Turner and DikMik. 

After leaving Hawkwind in 1979, Calvert returned to live in the area, settling in nearby Ramsgate. It was from this base that he wrote his last two solo albums Freq and Test-Tube Conceived, before dying from a heart attack in 1988 at the tragically early age of 43.


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Keith Levene obituary

 Keith Levene, Public Image Ltd.'s Buzz-Saw Guitarist, Dies at 65 - The New York Times

Keith Levene, a founding member of the seminal British bands the Clash and Public Image Ltd. whose slashing yet melodic fretwork helped define the ...

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Graham Fellows movie

 Colchester Arts Centre to screen new Graham Fellow film | Gazette

And where does John Shuttleworth fit in to all this? "The film will be touring cinema and arts venues through to December and each screening will ..

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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?"

JUGGLING AS A METAPHOR
The Dice Man meets Karma
Levity over gravity
Do not drop the ball!
Nor your concentration
Free Will vs Destiny
Life over Death
Every body drops at one stage
It is never the end!

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations

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Sunday, 20 November 2022

Gates of Delirium

 טוויטר \ YESofficial בטוויטר: ""'Gates of Delirium' has the most challenging Chris Squire bass ...

"'Gates of Delirium' has the most challenging Chris Squire bass composition of all the YES records. All those hours of playing that record as a ...

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Gonzo Weekly #525/6

 Gonzo Weekly #525/6

THE ULTRAWORLDLY 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 issue? 120 pages of Enola Holmes, Victoriana, David Starkey, Configa, TeMatera Smith, Mark at the Movies, Finger Tight, The Orb, Keith Levene, Nik Turner, The Gardening Club and oodles more.
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, Mr Biffo, Puls8 Radio (cancelled), 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!
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Merrell Fankhauser stuff

 Music Reissues Weekly: Goin' Round In My Mind - The Merrell Fankhauser Anthology

The wonderful Merrell Fankhauser and H.M.S. Bounty album Things! was issued in early 1969 but barely sold. His early Seventies band Mu found him .

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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?"

MANY WALL MURALS LIVE IN AUSTIN,TEXAS
Kenny Dorham's Backyard(named after a famed local Austin trumpeter-
has murals behind the main stage celebrating Black music cultures
Less specifically music murals -HI!HOW ARE YOU? by local musician Daniel Johnston
on the walls of Guadalupe,where other famed musicians are visually displayed on local walls.
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Willy Nelson both have statues to their local status,
and the old Tower records site on the Drag retains film and music heroic images.
Hole in the Walls mural was celebrated by Bob Dylan.People ARE noticing..
there are political,cultural and musical heroes celebrated on Austin Walls.
The HOPE OUTDOOR GALLERY has moved -but it was a site for instant fame by musician muralists
Everything already exists-there is no need to re-invent the wheel.
Austin remembers her musical ghosts freely and well-
You just have to look-to see..
...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.