...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.

Monday, 18 March 2019

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Neal Smith's Billion Dollar Babies 1973 Tour Premier Mirror Ball Drum Set



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Fairport Convention : interview, Australian TV 1977



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Live At Maidstone Castle 1970
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Rick Wakeman - Interview (2007)



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Richard Christopher 'Rick' Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboard player and songwriter best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also known for hi..


Starmus is a festival of music and astronomy on the beautiful island of Tenerife. It is the brain child of Garik Israelian (the astrophysicist who led the team which found the first observational..


On this extraordinary album, legendary keyboard player teams up with an Italian singer named Mario Fasciano. Stavros Moschopoulos  writes: 'Recorded on the Isle of Man, the CD contains 8 new..


With special guests  Various artists including: Ian Paice, Rick Parfitt, Steve Hackett, Andy Fairweather Low, John Entwistle etc..


Richard Christopher 'Rick' Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboard player and songwriter best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also known f..


Musician, producer and former Yes member Billy Sherwood has put together what he’s dubbed “the biggest super group of progressive rock players ever assembled,” to form ..


26 tracks in all, of which 10 are previously unreleased (these including an epic version of Matthew the Man - live in Tokyo 2001 and Beijing - widescreen remix from Iona, and other unreleased tra..

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?

TRUTH IS TRIBAL
RED TEAM.BLUE TEAM
Red Pill.Blue Pill.
Microsoft.Mac.Linux.Unix.
FOR walls.AGAINST wars.
Camps are glowing fires
No common ground here
Virtual memes,gifs,emojis
New languages over old conversations.
Except you cannot converse with FACEBOOK
You will find it hard to resile from marketing/advertising
To live OFF GRID requires constant vigilance
All our children are addicted!SMARTPHONES@two,
Gameboys and girls destroying Universes at play
Old models impossible to program.New models to sell.
Where is the app for community?

Thom Woodruff's Life



IF ANYTHING JUSTIFIES LIFE/it is life itself/love and art and people fade/oblivious/depths of waters conceal no hidden meaning than core afford/hollow and obvious/colored by moods/we kill/close categories /before we know it all-why are we so imprisoned /WHY ARE WE SO IMPRISONED?/if images collide/knock against your walled life/if wings are clipped without your knowing/if Reason fails for want of words/there seems no cure-FIND WHAT YOU KNOW .RETURN TO IT/more seems lost than is preserved/in your own rhythms hold close to those with whom you share your hopes/because a poem is just a small bird/delicate as a colored second/dies when the light of day ,sun or words is cast upon it to melt its meaning.We are (despite all)still alive!Joy in this above all things!Can you sing with us?Can you sing?



Sunday, 17 March 2019

The Beatles Interview 1966



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PLAYLIST: 11 -11-2018 – SHOW 284– England Made Me


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.

 11 -11-2018 – SHOW 284– England Made Me

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Not in Love
Egg: I Will be Absorbed
Cabaret Voltaire: Don’t Argue
Black Box Recorder: Being Number One
The Acklerleys: The Boat we Made
Cab Calloway: The Man from Harlem
Boukader Coulibaly: Taka Kadi
Bert Jansch: Downunder
The Aphex Twin: Acrid Avid Jam Shred
Edgar Broughton Band: Death of an Electric Citizen
Doves: Winter Hill
Black Box Recorder: When Britain Refused to Sing
Luke Hains: She was as Ripe as a Meadow
El Vez: El Groover
Sadistic Mika Band: Hi Jack (I'm Just Dying)
The Joint: Freak Street
The Evil Usses: Grouse
Mary Lattimore: Never Saw Him Again
Pink Floyd: Dogs
Telstar Ponies: Brewery of Eggheads
Black Box Recorder: The School Song
Black Box Recorder: Andrew Ridgeley
Buzzy Linhart: End Song


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?

IN PRAISE OF RECYCLED READS
Here is a dedicated space designed to reduce the pulping of books
Austin Library sends their damaged and non-circulating books here
to be sold for minimal prices($1 or $2-clearance specials 50 cents),
or transformed into art that adorns the store itself.As well as art,
poetry readings and music recitals occur regularly,
appreciated by those who both frequent to buy books,
and those who donate their elder tomes for re-circulating.
Each sale is weighed  to show how much landfill is prevented,
and Recycled Reads survives on minimal staffing and enlightened clientele..
When the store was to be halved in size,and functions shared with other libraries,
sufficient Austinites demanded the retaining of their friendly community facility.
Austin International Poetry Festival utilized the space for all -age poetry readings.
Sewing,quilting,art and book clubs gather here,in this unique cultural asset -
for Austin-Texas,and the world!


THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty .. [Agnus Dei]

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.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Gonzo Weekly #329/30

Gonzo Weekly #329/30
THE EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN ISSUE
 
In a specially green issue we bring you the adventures of Charlie X, Steve Andrews tells of the awful fires in Colombia, and Jon and Charlotte go on climate strike. John goes to see Steely Dan and Steve Winwood, we interview Martin Gordon about his Brexit inspired single, Graham keeps us up to date with Hawkwind news, Alan writes about Chrysalis, we review the new book by Stephen Clarke 1980, and Jon is amused by the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit. AND there is a column from Kev Rowland, BUT C J Stone, and Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and rock wallabies who've blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with the relatively small macropods who are having electrical problems, 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:
 
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Michael Epstein, Queen, Michael Jackson, Jon Anderson, Yes, Martin Gordon, Shakti Fest, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Douglas Sandom, Stephan Ellis, Edward Isaac Bickert, CM, Paul Williams (ne Paul William Yarlett), André George Previn, KBE (ne Andreas Ludwig Priwin), Leo de Castro
(ne Kiwi Leo de Castro Kino), Keith Charles Flint, Magenta Devine (nee Kim Taylor), Sara Romweber, Mike Grose, Edward Taylor (Eddie Taylor Jr.), James Dapogny, Asa Brebner, Hal Blaine (ne Harold Simon Belsky), John Kilzer, The Fall, Rick Wakeman, The RAZ Band, America, Alan Dearling, Neil Goodwin, Charlie X, Chrysalis, John Brodie-Good, Steely Dan Band, Steve Winwood, Kev Rowland, Hallux, Hartmann, Infinitee, Infrared, Issa, James Christian, Jared Gold, Jupiter Society, Gregg McKella, Dr Sardonicus Midwinter Nights Dream Psychedelic Festival #2, Paradise 9, Broken Lines, Lost Tuesday Society, Sendelica, Twink, Tony Klinger, Steve Andrews, Colombia, Kogi Mamos, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, climate change, Hawkwind,  Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet, Stephen Clarke
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 329-30 (Charlie X)
Issue 327-28 (Hawkwind)
Issue 325-26 (Gonzo)
Issue 323-24 (Irvine Welsh)
Issue 321-22 (Discordianism)
Issue 319-20 (Brix Smith)
Issue 317-18 (Christmas)
Issue 315-16 (Steve Miller)
Issue 313-14 (Hawkwind)
Issue 311-12 (Extinction Rebellion)
Issue 309-10 (Steve Hillage)
Issue 307-8 (Michael Moorcock)
Issue 305-6 (Maartin Allcock)
Issue 303-4 (kOZFEST)
Issue 301-2 (Ringo Starr)
Issue 299-300 (Aretha Franklin)
Issue 298 (Alan in Hungary)
Issue 297 (Shir Ordo)
Issue 295-6 (Robert Berry)
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 (Strangelove)
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 EN PASSANT


Leonard Cohen, the late bard of Montreal whose uplifting “Hallelujah” became a timeless global hit, “would himself say that his songs are prayers,” ...

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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?


EMOTIONAL WAVES
FROM EMOTIONAL RADIOS
To transmit Light @all times
still leaves shadows waiting..
Crowds outside the cinema
Wanting not Darkness but Illuminations
So we thread globes to Celebrate
Beam candles when the power is out
Reflect the Best that we can Offer
Circumspect when power crushes dissent
Still,we gather.Stilled.
We meet because we still can
Because we breathe common air.
Because this Earth is one and borrowed car air

is the only air we bequeath our bicycle children

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: JON DOWNES: Evelyn's Song

JON ANDERSON NEWS


LYNN — When the band America and Jon Anderson, founder of progressive rock band Yes, play Lynn Auditorium this month, North Shore musicians ...

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RICK WAKEMAN'S JOURNEY


Rick Wakeman has announced two special shows where he'll revisit his epic live album Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. The keyboard maestro ...

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Richard Christopher 'Rick' Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboard player and songwriter best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also known for hi..


Starmus is a festival of music and astronomy on the beautiful island of Tenerife. It is the brain child of Garik Israelian (the astrophysicist who led the team which found the first observational..


On this extraordinary album, legendary keyboard player teams up with an Italian singer named Mario Fasciano. Stavros Moschopoulos  writes: 'Recorded on the Isle of Man, the CD contains 8 new..


With special guests  Various artists including: Ian Paice, Rick Parfitt, Steve Hackett, Andy Fairweather Low, John Entwistle etc..


Richard Christopher 'Rick' Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboard player and songwriter best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also known f..


Musician, producer and former Yes member Billy Sherwood has put together what he’s dubbed “the biggest super group of progressive rock players ever assembled,” to form ..


26 tracks in all, of which 10 are previously unreleased (these including an epic version of Matthew the Man - live in Tokyo 2001 and Beijing - widescreen remix from Iona, and other unreleased tra..

Thursday, 14 March 2019

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Tomorrow Never Knows (Remastered 2009)



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Mick Farren - Where Have All The Flowers Gone?



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Mick Farren (September 1943 – July 2013) was not someone who could be described as ‘best known for’ anything. Gloucestershire-born Farren was a singer with The Deviants and a musicia..


Mick Farren was a great man. Many people have described him to me as having been “barking mad”, but – even if this is true – it does not negate his greatness one iota. Born in ..

YESSITH9INGS



Steve Howe – who has not present for the basic tracking sessions – adds acoustic and steel parts throughout the song. Sherwood's production pushes ...


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Denny Laine of Wings talks Mull of Kintyre



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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?

POWER IS LIKE WATER
It can be privitized,profited from,polluted(by self-pride)
and pornography for those distracted by superficialities
Service and responsibility are clearer processes-
Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders over Rent-A Swamp.
You can wrap water in plastic and sell it back to rivers
You can add fluoride against community wishes
You can make profits via overcharging for "services"
Water is neutral.It has power intrinsically
It is hydro-electricity,Oasis.Spring.Well,River,Creek.Estuary-
the difference between global warming and climate denial..
Water Wars in Palestine.Thirst and borrowed water in Las Vegas.

Best to listen to Eric Burdon.Water is Love.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

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?

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER MEMORY?

MATHILDE GARVIA-(DECLAMADORE OF BOLIVIA)
Could memorize the literary canon of South America
and recite and perform Gabriela Mistral,Octavia Paz,Pablo Neruda etc at will...
Her memory prodigious.She lived to 100.Every birthday,she would share her gift..
Before TV hypnotized us,radio allowed us to multi-task.Before radio-conversation/story-telling
allowed us to learn traditions and patterns of behavior that might assist our growth.
We have lost our collective and individual memories.It is not an app.Nor a bot.
Memory is the line of associations that link us to our ancestors/family/each other.
Our society has collective amnesia-they forget wars and casualty tolls.
We forget why wars occur-and how to prevent conflicts..
We need to remember how to live together-how to listen,learn,sing,chant and dance..
Re-learn pow-wows and corroborees,initiation circles and shamanic healing..
Are you ready?
link


THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Come Together



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ALAN WHITE EN PASSANT

If Alan White's résumé was limited to playing drums on John Lennon's Imagine and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, it would be pretty ...
Yes drummer Alan White said he was still hopeful that unfinished recordings featuring late bandmate Chris Squire and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy ...

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Union
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LEONARD COHEN EN PASSAN6T


The Jewish Museum will present Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, a contemporary art exhibition devoted to the imagination and legacy of the ...

The 10-piece Leonard Cohen Tribute Band will be bringing their In My Secret Life tour to the Button Factory on March 31. What started with Dutch ...

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