...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.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Fairport Convention ~ Meet On The Ledge



CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Live At Maidstone Castle 1970
DVD - £7.99

LEONARD COHEN RELATED NEWS

Approved by Leonard Cohen during his lifetime, with artistic direction by Robitaille and the dramaturgy of Eric Jean, the 14-dancer ode to the late ...
The songs of Leonard Cohen were never just about the music or just about the words. They were about how we felt when the two powerful forces ...

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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?


BORDERS ATTRACT WALLS/WARS-&REFUGEES
LONG BEFORE US-NO WALLS/NO BORDERS
After us-different walls,different borders
For languages and customs come with invasions
Curry now the top food in England
Spanish the second language in Texas
Even when Black Irish from the Spanish Armada
and North Korean schools still within Japan
Culture comes after the troops depart
Crimea/Ukraine Russian speakers
Cyprus for both Turks and Greeks
Who claims the New Cuisine?
How many Chinatowns in cities?
Hadrian's Wall still tiny as tourists
Yet Scotland still seeks Independence
Romans never conquered Cornwall
Who speaks Cornish?Gaelic?After all-
Borders are linguistic and cultural
You do not need a Wall @all..
theatlantic.com
No defensible moral framework regards foreigners as less deserving of…

http://www.spiritthom.com

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN MY DAY JOB: On The Track (of Unknown Animals) Ep. 92 (Common Moor, aquatic cryptids, Nick Redfern, etc)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-mRMpgJOd4&feature=youtu.be

Here we have the eleventh episode of the relaunched webTV show by the Centre for Fortean Zoology, written and presented by Jon Downes and Charlotte Phillipson, their families and other animals. This episode contains: • Trailcams at Common Moor • Charlotte vs a British beast • Bigfoot from a train? Nah! • Ronnie Rooster • Tree trimming at the CFZ • Graham in Arizona • Carl up a tree • The Crypto's cryptids: Charlotte underwater • PRODUCT PLACEMENT - The new A&M - The new Flying Snake • Steve Andrews interview • Nick Redfern Interview • Watcher of the skies • New and rediscovered: New mud-turtle in Mexico • New and rediscovered: New killifish • New and rediscovered: Three microhylid treefrog • New and rediscovered: New Chinese treefrog • New and rediscovered: New amphisbaenid • New and rediscovered: New corydoras catfish • Fair use • Coming next month • The Patreon campaign • The team says goodbye until next month You can support us, and help us make this show ever more bigger and better at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

The show also has a Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/

Monday, 18 June 2018

YES NEWS


Triple-neck Wal bass designed by Rick Wakeman for Chris Squire. The bottom neck is fretless, the ... Triple-neck Wal bass designed by Rick Wakeman for Chris Squire. The bottom neck is fretless, the middle neck is a regular bass, and the top neck is a ...


After 40 years in showbiz, British keyboardist Geoff Downes, who's been in involved in some very creative collaborations, has learned never to judge a ...

Yes Interviews: 1982 - Toronto
Yes Interviews Date: 1982 Location: Toronto Item: Jon Anderson Interviewed on The New Music, ...





CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Union
DVD - £10.99

Union (2CD)
2CD - £7.99

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Benjamin Britten - Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes"



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Instruments of the Orchestra
DVD - £10.99

Nocturne
DVD - £10.99

A Time There Was
DVD - £10.99

Benjamin Britten and His Festival
DVD - £10.99

Death in Venice
DVD - £10.99

Original Alice Cooper Band Guitarist Michael Bruce Interview - Much Music, Feb. 1992 .



CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Rock Rolls On
CD - £9.99

Halo of Ice
CD - £7.99

VOTE FOR BILL BUFORD IN THE PROG AWARDS

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?


THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT
are solely  and totally for the living planet Earth/Gaia
All parties to this agreement determine
not to enact violence on any level to all,each,every
two and four footed creature-whether furred,feathered,flying
or folk based,in community or solo.Peace is hereby declared
from this moment of agreement,to continue as long as all parties
abide by these strict terms and conditions.Our United Nations
will keep the peace over and with all other nations,states and individuals..
All weapons of war will be confiscated and recycled as plowshares(agricultural implements)
Earth shall be restored to gardens again,and space will be declared safe from all weapons.
Decreed as of now with anyone willing to implement these provisions.

You are declared free,safe and in peace.DO YOU AGREE?

YES feat ARW NEWS


YES, Yes really did play York Barbican on Wednesday. Or, rather, Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, as they now have to call ...


The other group, which is touring under the name Yes Featuring ARW, is anchored by founding vocalist Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin – who wrote Yes' ...


The unofficial version (Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman) might not have rights to the name and the surrealist graphics, but it does have the ...

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CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM RICK WAKEMAN AT GONZO


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..

Sunday, 17 June 2018

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?

GAUCHOS & GAULEITERS
ISAURA UNBOUND
Authorized Version vs Apocrypha
Comparing Matthew,Mark,Luke,John  with the Q Scroll
Like ratio decidendi vs obiter dicta
Like a story ,told by an idiot,blithering/eccentric
Like listening to the wind 's typewriter pun/ctuation
Like a Book is a Biblos is a Bible for believing
Like who knows what was in the mind of the original writer?
Like how much does a commentator know?
Like who  is the true genius-the academic grammarian- or the street wise dialectican?
Like who reads anymore?Like is this not history?
Like exegesis as an end in itself.Like "the road goes on forever
and the party never ends".Like ULYSSES.Like the Day After Bloomsday
Like who reads articles to the very end?


Dan Wooding interviews rock keyboard legend, Rick Wakeman

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO


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..

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Byzantine chant - Δεύτε λαοί

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.

10-06-18 – SHOW 262 – THE PET PROJECT


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. 

10-06-18 – SHOW 262 – THE PET PROJECT

Beginning to see the Light:  Sweet Home Alabama
Wings:  Band on the Run (Northern Version)
Dosti Music Project:  Day – Majare
The Pet Project:  O Superwalter (Walt)
The Pet Project:  Keep Eating the Pie (Arthur)
Capability Brown:  Keep Death off the Roads (Drive on the Pavement)
Paul McCartney  Plastic Beetle
Dark Buddha Rising:  Mathagata 2
Renee Geyer Band:  If Loving you is Wrong
Richard Bone:  Winged Persia
The Pet Project:  Horrid Armchair (Sam and Ella)
L7:  I Used to Love Him
The Flaming Lips:  Within You Without You
Mary Hampton:  Free Grace
Nancy Sinatra:  The Last of the Secret Agents
The Turbans:  Riders
The Vincent Guaraldi Trio:  Manha de Carnaval
Sergeant Thunderhoof:  Goat Mushroom
Babalith:   Black Kundalini
The Pet Project:  This Sporting Life (Archie)
The Pet Project:  Nemesis (Leroy)
Donny Osmond:  Never Gonna Let you Go


Friday, 15 June 2018

Gonzo Weekly #291

Gonzo Weekly #291
THE APPLES AND ALIENS ISSUE
 
Kev meets Alien Weaponry, the blue eyed boys of New Zealand Maori Metal, Doug waxes lyrical about ex Stray Cat guitarist Brian Setzer, Alan reads about Francoise Hardy, Jon encounters the Apple help desk and critiques Genevieve Ching. And there is Hawkwind and the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
 
#Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, though Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are absent this time arounf. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, 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:
 
houghty2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Black Grape, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Robert Smith, The Cure, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Wayne Dockery, Philip John "Jon" Hiseman, Jaroslaw Kozidrak, Maria Butaciu, Neil Evans Boyd, Ras Kimono, Daniel David Kirway, Dominic Joseph Fontana, Jimmy Gonzalez, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Alien Weaponry, Kev Rowland, Doug Harr, Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, Alan Dearling, Francoise Hardy, Black Royal, Machine Head, Nightwish, Bruce Lamont, Caba, Cave Bastard, Chris Bay, Coreleoni, Hawkwind, Matthew Wright, The Wild Colonial Boy, Jon Downes, Martin Springett, G.P.Ching, Iron Maiden, Elvis, Beatles, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Liszt
 
And the last few issues are:
 
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 (Straqngelove)
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.

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Osibisa - The Warrior 1977



CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Osibisa Collection Afro Mix with Gregg Kofi Brown
CD - £9.99

Osibisa Tribal
CD - £9.99

NIC POTTER Interview (youtube edit)



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Boxset
Miscellaneous - £49.99

I Watched the World…30 Years After Brautigan



CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Listening to Richard Brautigan
CD - £9.99

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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?

ACTUALLY, WE DO WHAT WE DO
TO FEEL BETTER IN CONNECTION
Even when Bibles are quoted to separate families
Even when murderers are praised and respected
Even when Bitcoin fraud is endemic and universal
Even when weather turns totally unpredictable
(Seasons seem such an historic event-like Almanacs!..)
So we listen with a sharper ear/to sift wheat from chaff
So we are vigilant for Photoshop and faux news
And learn the many ways of perfidy /and abjure them
While friends say to look for gold among the glitter
We look for water among the plastic/separate
False from True/even when we disagree
Philosophy allows a Form of Light
to Illumine our tiny daily doings
so we feel better about ourselves
without harming,injuring or killing
Sometimes,we fail

 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Levitation (promo).



CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Space Ritual Live - Special Edition
2DVD/2CD - £29.99

Space Ritual Live 
2CD1DVD - £19.99

Badfinger - Interview/Perfection - Pete Ham



CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Say No More
CD - £9.99

Captain Beefheart - Co De Kloet Interview (July 23rd, 1993)




CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO


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..

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?

CHAGRIN
WALKING FOR PEACE
Taking a knee
Writing PEN petitions
(&Amnesty International..
&INSIDE BOOKS PROJECT
&Bicycle lanes/pedestrian malls
Skateboards,scooters,unicycles
Planting trees and seeding gardens
Reducing waste.Increasing greenery.
Leaving more untouched areas.
Restoring lost species via DNA/cloning
Asking Alexa,Siri,Amazon,Google-
where are military installations?
Where be refugee holding areas?
When will the bird of peace
become human  again/enough to wing
wild and free,as every human being

has a Right To Be..?
 

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