...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.

Friday, 6 May 2016

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Captain Beefheart & Magic Band - Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I do



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Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work..


Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work..

LUCA FERRARI: Mike Taylor's brother went on a little pilgrimage


Tony Tomlin went to Southend-on-Sea cemetery.

Brother of sax player Dave, Tony Tomlin, who helped me with some decisive researches for the book, recently went to cemetery whereMike Taylor's headstone stands...
He sent me some new photos taken there with my (our) book leant on the grave.
He wrote: "I went to the cemetery! Mike's headstone has a serious list now, not helped by an Elder bush which is trying to push him over. Not the easieast angle to take pictures but hopefully one of these will be of interest to you...".

The importance of Tony on the reconstruction of Mike Taylor's biography is most of all to have researched and found the right place of the headstone, when none knew or remembered where it was...













In this terrible year for the Arts, where so many musicians have passed away, we can only regret a great artist as the young Mike Taylor who dead at only 30 in so strange circumstances...

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

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 Tom'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?"

NIGHT POET TAXI DRIVERS
MEDITATING IN THEIR MOVING CARRIAGES
Writing down thoughts while waiting between passengers
Always in transit between Underworlds.Watching,waiting,witnessing
They see us when we are most vulnerable
Crow peck with our need to move.Wax poetic when well fed
Thin sharks when empty bowl gruel.Goats chewing cud
Stories in their tongues.Palaver when the vibe is right
Silent if the mood is dark as night.Cerberus in the Underworld.
Guarding secrets best kept locked.Released via tips and lips and smiles
By conversation (an equality.For goat and shark are necessary
To keep a clean ecology.To clean these streets of itinerants
Make them into passengers.HEY!TAXI!OVER HERE!

Hail fellow well met..I nearly met my Death.

Arthur Brown interview @ HRH Prog Festival 2013

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Live in Bristol 28th Oct 2002
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IN WHICH CORINNA IS HIGHLY IMPRESSED BY HER NEW DESSICATOR


Billy Cobham on Drum Talk TV!



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Live Electric Ballroom In Dallas Texas 1975
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Glass Menagerie
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Name Of The Game - Badfinger - Pete Ham Interview



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Say No More
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hippie From New York City (David Peel and The Lower East Side)



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Anthology
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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 Tom'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?"

RESCUE REMEDIES
WE RESCUE EACH OTHER(HOLY IN OUR NEED..
To be rescued returns us/just as seed
may or may not grow.Know your rescuer
has compassion fatigue.Each victim needs
the need to need.We feed upon each other.
like varieties of predator species.Glad 2 B!
2
EYE AM ONE(WITH SPARROWS & WITH PIGEONS
Mourning doves coo early daylight to me
There is less difference in generic
When you see one bird(you do not see me
Yet,when you hear my bird call...
3
LOCATION
Now,eye can only be in one spot@a time
Try between two haystacks(starve and die
She lives in Florence and in Austin

 He in San Fran and our little A-town
Both beam reflections of adoptions
Adaptations to Two Towns Gold Names
 I can only be here and now for /with you
Until your eyes turn away..again..
4
WHEN EYE GO BACK(LESS IS LEFT
All moved on(Homes demolished
(My heart travels with me/it knows where to stay
Even if i give it freely/it will not run away)
Yet every evidence and artifact
of birth/childhood/adolescence
is somewhere else in a cloudy haze
Pretending to be memories days
And what i speak.And what i say
It has moved on also.It will not stay.

Arthur Brown Interview



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Live in Bristol 28th Oct 2002
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Billy Cobham interview 1993



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Live Electric Ballroom In Dallas Texas 1975
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Glass Menagerie
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Badfinger - The Tragic Story



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Say No More
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gib Guilbeau - Cloudy Water



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Toe Tappin' 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 Tom'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?"

IF WE ARE WATER
SOMETIMES WE SINK
Specific as gravity/density
Oil/tears/weep!Statues cry
when they imitate Jesus.
Tea Towels with apparitions
Fevered hallucinations
Every body carries viruses
stronger than Zika/Ebola
When you fall/fail/decay
We continue on.This is THE WAY
To fall is to sink beneath the level of your wings

Open your mouth.Re-learn to SING!

Alan White on Drum Talk TV!



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Union
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Rock Of The 70's
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The Lost Broadcasts
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Rock of the 70s
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Billy Cobham: Exclusive Interview - in conversation with Fabian Hüsgen - drumdepartment tv



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Live Electric Ballroom In Dallas Texas 1975
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Glass Menagerie
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HAWKWIND INTERVIEW (2016)



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Space Ritual Live - Special Edition
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Monday, 2 May 2016

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Alexis Korner - Get Off My Cloud



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Live in Paris
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Testament
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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 Tom'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?"

JOHNNY APPLESEED 2016
ANCIENT FOLK IDEAS RESURRECT!
Fruit trees ,so homeless might pluck sustenance for free
Planting  varieties so no one goes homeless hungry
We have at least  2000 hungry each night(more uncounted-
Festival Beach  has seeds and sprouts and saplings rising like hope
like those Tiny Homes /Urban Farms/Permacultures-as a way out of hardcore death streets
where those pledged to SERVE&PROTECT prosecute and harass
'It is a crime to be poor when the rich own the laws"
The answer is Earth .To grow spaces and places as sanctuary
for those dispossessed by PTSD,broken families,split minds
or the failure of Social Security to cover the illegal ,anonymous and unknown.
Tiny houses.Growing food trees.Green Trust in  natural,positive solutions.
Let those windblown apples sustain us.May the human harvest live longer-
sustained and sheltered ,via Tiny Hopes-shelter and sustenance..

 

Joey Molland interview in the Lightning 100 studio






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Rock Of The 70's
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The Lost Broadcasts
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Rock of the 70s
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Hawkwind - Hawfest 2010 - Interview



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BARBARA DICKSON - "BAND OF GOLD" INTERVIEW (1995)



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Sunday, 1 May 2016

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #161

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 co-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.


SF 161 – 21 MARCH 2016 – TUNING ‘77


Freddie and the Hitch-Hikers: Sinners
David Lynch: Good Day Today
Harry ‘the Hipster’ Gibson: Who put the Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine
L.S.D. (Album): Start of Side One
D.J. Earworm: Brazil is Full of Love
Grateful Dead: Tuning ’77 (excerpt)
Jonathan Wilson: Gentle Spirit
The Wind in the Willows: There is but One Truth Daddy
Granddaddy: Underneath the Weeping Willows
Soundgarden: The Day I Tried to Live
Adam Comford and Daniel Crafts: Fundamentals
Julian Cope: Las Vegas Basement
Lucia Pamela: Walking on the Moon
Jah Division: Dub Will Tear us Apart
DJNoNo: Stripper Jackson (Michael Jackson vs Joe Loss)
Russell Morton: Blind Man’s Movie part 1
Halou: Tubefed
Little Richard: Miss Anne
5,6,7,8s: Dream Boy
Grateful Dead: Tuning ’77 (exerpt)
P.J. Harvey: Broken Harp
Ella Fitzgerald: Every Time we say Goodbye
Dame Barbara Cartland: Goodnight Sweetheart


 

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