...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.

Thursday, 31 May 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?

DOUBT IS GOOD
TRUE BELIEVERS SING THEIR SPOTTED FAITH
as hunters empathize with prey/align themselves with track and print
to find the Grail of their daily Eucharist.Rituals reinforce faith-
more than incense and the swinging thurible/it is the hollow Church
who most disbelieves in miracles.New Popes mint change
that Relics see as counterfeit.They want Latin and a chant,a father who art in pulpit.
The want most what they have known-to believe without troubling questioning
The childhood of faith is different to the art of dying to the world.
Recluses and saints and martyrs all have different congregations.
Deserts breed religions like suffering births faith.There are words
that make prayers look like silence.God waits for us to stop,and listen.
What you see and hear may be false,forgotten.Every body needs to believe
in something.Someone is always watching.

 

YES NEWS


Drummer Alan White has been with the band for 46 of those 50 years, replacing original drummer and co-founding member Bill Bruford. White already ...

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THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Silver Machine



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THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:The Chad Mitchell Trio - Four Strong Winds/The Mitchell Trio with John Denver - For Bobbie



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MOUNTAIN NEWS



Tragedy struck in 1983, when bassist Felix Pappalardi was shot and killed by his wife. West and Laing have not only performed together, but have ...



CORKY LAING AT GONZO



Canadian born Corky Laing has been in many groups including, Bartholomew Plus III, Energy and more notably Mountain. Corky has also played with a legion of famous musicians including, but not limited ..


London, UK - Mountain meets bioethics! Legendary Mountain drummer Corky Laing teams up with two internationally acclaimed philosophers (Prof. Matti Häyry and Dr. Tuija Takala) in this joint effor..

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?

YOU CANNOT NEGOTIATE WITH A SNAKE
AND A CROCODILE WILL NOT LISTEN TO REASON
And the only reason we defer to them
lays in their capacity to kill and poison
If ants were skyscraper height
like dinosaurs were imagined
we would be deferential/not kill them with poison
There are some people we call "monsters"
because of their inhumane actions-Pol Pot,Mao,Stalin
Butchers of their own people.Unforgivable.
Others we project monster masks upon
because they diverge from our opinions.Look at actions and results
Damage can come from mistakes as well as willed intentions.
When it comes to taking responsibility/who can claim wisdom?

SHUTTLEWORTH NEWS


... featured a guest appearance from 'John Shuttleworth' (aka Graham Fellows aka Jilted John) as the man with the sausage roll thumb – random eh?

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Alice Cooper Group Guitarist, Michael Bruce Gives Us Insight Into The Band's Early Days With New Book

http://jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/alice-cooper-group-guitarist-michael.html


Original guitarist/keyboardist for the Alice Cooper Group, Michael Bruce, set the story straight as to the rise of the band and how it splintered; in a new book titled "No More Mr. Nice Guy." The best thing about this new book are the first hand recollection of the stories as to how hard the Alice Cooper Band worked to become one of the top music acts in the seventies.

Michael Bruce, along with Billy James, gives us exclusive insight into the recording of the band's early albums and the preparation for their live shows. The book also touches upon the shift in power within the band, from bass player Dennis Dunaway to lead singer, Vincent Furnier. The 118-page story contains 40 pages of black & white photos, concert posters and early press material for the Alice Cooper Group. The first six chapters follow the rise in popularity of the band as they became a phenomenon on the live scene, before band leader Vincent Furnier put an abrupt end to the band and took over the name Alice Cooper as a solo artist with a new band as the seventies came to a close.

The final two chapters catch the reader up with the life of Michael Bruce as he dealt with the struggles of a solo career and the passing of his close friend and bandmate Glen Buxton. The happy ending, if there is one, is that Michael Bruce was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011 as a member of the Alice Cooper Group. Bruce still rocks out with his latest band, the Michael Bruce Force and has also played on few songs with Alice Cooper on his latest albums. To find out more about this newly published book "No More Mr. Nice Guy" and other releases from Michael Bruce, please visit pledgemusic.com.

Interview with Martin Springett of The Gardening Club from 2018

Interview with Martin Springett of The Gardening Club from 2018

http://www.musicstreetjournal.com/index_interview_display.cfm?id=100842
MSJ: The album released as The Gardening Club was recently reissued in a deluxe edition. What can you tell the readers about that release?

This release comprises of the original Gardening Club LP from 34 years ago, sealed and archived in my basement all those years with no hope, I thought, of ever being seen or heard from again, and a new LP, plus a specially created graphic novel, called, with amazing foresight, "The Gardening Club." I had received an email from Ed Kanerva, a smart young listener of all things prog rock like, asking me if I would be interested in rereleasing the Gardening Club LP on his label, SpaceWreck Records, dedicated to Cosmic Canadiana! To say I was stunned was putting it mildly, after all this was music that I thought no one was interested in any more ( I did not realize at the time that progressive rock was still very much alive and well in the U K and Europe) in a format that was obsolete, and I was ancient, in relative terms anyway. I had kept playing writing and recording, though. I never stopped, but nobody noticed! I met with Ed and found him to be an articulate and knowledgeable fan of the genre, and with his day job as head of marketing and sales at a comic book publisher, media savvy in every way. He loved the Gardening Club album, and I was inspired to send him some other songs that had been written and recorded within a few years of the LP’s release. These songs became, Songs From The Greenhouse, the second LP. With the graphic novel, we called this package "The Gardening Club Trilogy." It’s filled to the gills with my art. I was inspired to go pleasantly over the top. In that delicious exploratory way that so many prog albums are; it’s the music of possibilities!
MSJ: I've seen some people list The Gardening Club under your name, rather than the project name. In what ways would that be accurate, and it what ways would it be inaccurate?
The original LP was called, "The Gardening Club, An Album of Songs By Martin Springett." The new album, The Riddle, takes The Gardening Club as the band name, as it became very much a collaborative venture with all the players involved. I wrote the music and you might say I had the "vision," but I could not have created this new album without producer and fabulous guitarist Norm Macpherson. It just would not have been possible. So, it’s a matter of historical record, if I may be so bold and Proglodite like, that my name is front and centre on the first record; if the new album is referred to in a similar way, well that’s simply a connection to the music that we all can live with, but the band is called, "The Gardening Club."
MSJ: Beyond that particular project, what other music endeavors have you undertaken over the years...sort of a "highlight reel?”

I have recorded at least six other full album projects since 2001. I was lucky enough to know a lot of great players here in Toronto and have friends in the music business who were very sympathetic to my rather crazed idea that I had all this music to get out of my system, even though no one was listening. I did solo gigs and band gigs (always well received), but record companies had no interest. I had gone by my sell by date, as it were. I reached a point where I just had to deal with this most frustrating aspect of my life, and created, Diving into Small Pools, A Musical Autobiography in Song and Interesting Noises. This I think is definitely one of my best albums, very song focused and with a clear eyed attempt to echo the music that has influenced me through my entire life, from The Beatles to Miles Davis, and many other musical touchstones. My "music career" is so fractured (I recorded my first album, settings of Tolkien’s poems, at the age of 21 in 1969, a curse and a blessing as it was never released) and eccentric that I could not possibly take a serious tone with this record, it would have been maudlin and forgettable. I have never really taken myself that seriously. I am too aware of the cosmic giggle, but I take the music very seriously. So I used voice-overs, comments from people I actually met in the music business in London and Toronto, and I brought in my altered ego, Eddie Fielder. I was in fact born, Martin Fielder, but when my folks split up, I took my step dad’s name. I find hard to describe exactly what Eddie is up to on this record, but he is essential. 

Because of my "day job," as an illustrator, I had met many authors whose works I had illustrated. One of my most well known series of images was for Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry. They sold world wide. I was so enamoured of the world of Fionavar that I wrote a series of songs and instrumental pieces that became an album called "Bright Weaving." I performed at many a publishing covention. This along with all the other albums, including a solo guitar record called "Rough Magic," kept the boiler room humming, you might say. So, when I go the call, I was more than ready!

Read on...

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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?

WHAT'S IN A WORD?
BRAND NAMES.TRADE MARKS
Logos.Memes.Gifs.Think"ALTERNATIVE"
Then "OCCUPY"...Now "RESIST"....Then "PERSIST"
Every movement needs a symbol
A color a shape a form to identify with
Something a group can relate to.(#MeToo.#ItsTime)
Names can become icons-like "Post-Weinstein"
"Post-Watergate",Post-War"-until STAR WARS become SPYGATE
and we do not stop to examine the abuse of labels."ORGANIC"
does not mean what you think-nor "NATURAL"ingredients.
Outbreaks of e coli and salmonella become pandemics.
Food standards become as adulterated as McDonalds
Recalls become as common as insurgencies.
The WAR ON DRUGS becomes a WAR ON POVERTY
morphs into a WAR ON HOMELESSNESS
and we become victims -of the WAR ON LANGUAGE
which is also a WAR ON METAPHOR&MEANING..
You know what i meme?

http://www.spiritthom.com

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Percy Jones & MJ 12 Nuclear Burn 5 3



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Percy Jones (born December th, 1947 near Llandrindod Wells, Wales) is a Welsh bass guitarist, and was a member of jazz fusion band Brand X from 1974 to 1980, as well as a reformed version that lasted ..


Percy Jones (born 3 December 1947 near Llandrindod Wells, Wales) is a Welsh bass guitarist, and was a member of jazz fusion band Brand X, from 1974 to 1980, and..

Monday, 28 May 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?

UPLIFTMENT
YOU DO NOT KNOW
You are at the peak /until you look down....
Ants on the street.Overview.Upliftment
Miracles work-but cannot be requisitioned.
Elders wise but thin as Auschwitz
Companions parallel,meeting @infinities.
Here you are-content/replete.
The rising happens like baking bread
Not like Hansel and Gretel.No fantasy this-
we actually unfold wings haiku strong
and rise into the positions that we need..
For flight is levity over gravity.Height and altitude /attitude.
You only know you have arrived
when people ask you "How did you get here?"

And you look UP-and there is no one there..

LEONARD COHEN MEMORIAL


Last November, a mural of the late, great Leonard Cohen was erected on 1420 Crescent Street, on the first anniversary of his death. The giant image ...

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Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Launches Official YouTube Channel with the exclusive premiere of Rick's forthcoming film “Live Portraits.”

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Launches Official YouTube Channel

For Immediate Release

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Launches Official YouTube Channel

Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman is launching his official YouTube channel in June 2018! The channel will feature many rare and unreleased videos, as well as the exclusive premiere of Rick's forthcoming film “Live Portraits.”

Watch the promotional trailer: https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/watch_trailer

“Would you believe I now have an official YouTube channel. If you fancy subscribing to it you're going to see lots of different things. Some things perhaps you've seen before...certainly a lot you've never seen before. There will be some exclusive stuff - exclusive purely to this channel. So please subscribe and see some of the silly things I get up to, and the musical stuff as well.” - Rick Wakeman

Check out Rick Wakeman's new YouTube channel: https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/youtube
To subscribe to Rick Wakeman's new YouTube channel: https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/subscribe

To celebrate the launch of Rick's official YouTube channel in style, subscribers are asked to vote for the top track they want to see from the film “Live Portraits” (track listing below). Voting can be made here on PledgeMusic https://artists.pledgemusic.com/projects/rick-wakeman-live-portraits/updates/97478

Once the votes have been counted, the ten most voted tracks will be posted exclusively on Rick's YouTube Channel for 48 hours. Fans should subscribe to Rick's official YouTube Channel to be notified when this event will take place. Click here to Subscribe https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/subscribe

1. MORNING HAS BROKEN
2. AND YOU AND I
3. SUMMERTIME
4. SWAN LAKE
5. SPACE ODDITY
6. AFTER THE BALL
7. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
8. HELP
9. AMAZING GRACE
10. WONDROUS STORIES
11. MERLIN THE MAGICIAN
12. LIFE ON MARS
13. ELEANOR RIGBY
14. CLAIR DE LUNE

In other news:

Following the hugely successful “Piano Portraits” tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled “Piano Odyssey.” The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick's unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017.

A live version of Rick's critically acclaimed album “Piano Portraits” was filmed & recorded at the Lincoln Cathedral in London on March 7th, 2018. “Live Portraits” will be released on CD/DVD soon. It can be ordered exclusively from Pledge Music by using the following link: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rick-wakeman-live-portraits

For more information: http://www.rwcc.com


Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com 

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: MIKE DAVIS: Listen



Mike and I have a sneaking idea that this might be the best song we have done. It is certainly up there with the best; and Mike's vocal is totally sublime.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Launches Official YouTube Channel

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Launches Official YouTube Channel

Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman is launching his official YouTube channel in June 2018! The channel will feature many rare and unreleased videos, as well as the exclusive premiere of Rick's forthcoming film "Live Portraits."
"Would you believe I now have an official YouTube channel. If you fancy subscribing to it you're going to see lots of different things. Some things perhaps you've seen before...certainly a lot you've never seen before. There will be some exclusive stuff - exclusive purely to this channel. So please subscribe and see some of the silly things I get up to, and the musical stuff as well." - Rick Wakeman
Check out Rick Wakeman's new YouTube channel HERE!

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?

BEFORE THE SUN (MOON BALM)
SILENCE SETTLES INTO HER NEST(&RESTS
Dreams grow deep beards and wisdom
enters like a cat door/sprinkles faerie dust and piskie promises
pre-dawn.After midnight is a blank page sea-you can write in water
and it flows to deeper seas,to seek that which has (as yet)no name.
Anonymous was born here,and Everywoman knows her children
will be hungry soon.Now is the time to grow-inwards and down-
in rooted silences and dream space.Arts awaits your finding her.
She hides in Spaces that are not obvious.Hidden Harmonies arise
before you do.Your mind sleeps with your heart .And Art is born again
All pre-Dawn-before sun and speed,noise and motion

destroy all Deeper Dreaming

PLAYLIST: 27-05-18 – SHOW 260 – Green Mind


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.
  
27-05-18 – SHOW 260 – Green Mind

Planet of the Dreamers:  Johnny Cage
Mark Knight and the Witches:  Shouting in Spanish
Black Sabbath:  The Gates of Hell/ Headless Cross
Dinosaur Jr.:  The Wagon
Rv:  Insomniac
Ida Maria:  We’re All Going to Hell
The Count and Sinden:  Strange Things
Bing Crosby:  Gay Love
Porktamer:  Milk of Magnesia Opus
Martin Archer & Engine Favourites:  Happy Birthday Mr. President
The Magnetic Fields:  The Xylophone Track
Dinosaur Jr.  Thumb
Cannibal Corpse:  Systematic Elimination
The Aphex Twin:  Windowlicker
Guy Marks:  Loving You has Made me Bananas
Dedikind Cut:  MMXIX
Camarao:  Rio Antigo
I am the Manic Whale:  Stand up
Aziza Brahim:  Mani
Dinosaur Jr.  Water
Aphrodite’s Child:  Infinity


Friday, 25 May 2018

Gonzo Weekly #287

Gonzo Weekly #287
THE TARNATION ISSUE
 
I first heard the music of our cover songstrel fifteen years ago, whilst driving through Nevada's Valley of Fire National Park more than slightly chemically and herbally altered. I have been in love with her music ever since so it's about time for our regular championing of the sublime Paula Frazer and Tarnation whose new album is utterly awesome. John goes to see Nigel Kennedy, Alan raves about the Mathis Haug Band, Jon rambles on about Ken and Daisy Campbell and the Pagan Love Cult, while Roy goes on tour with Sniff n' the Tears
 
 
#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 Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo and Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna . 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:
 
Pagan Love Cult, Merrell Fankhauser, Cavern Club, Beatles, Morrissey, Dave Grohl, Michael Eavis, Rolling Stones, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, William Gold, Robert Indiana, Reginald Grant Lucas, Philip Milton Roth, Norman Eugene "Clint" Walker, Mike & the Mechanics, Ashton, Gardner, Dyke & Co., Michael Bruce, Man, Karnataka, Doug Harr, Paula Frazer, Alan Dearling, Mathis Haug Band, One Root Music, Griot Blues, John Brodie-Good, Nigel Kennedy, Kev Rowland, Kaze, Infinitwav, Labyrinth, Lione-Conti, Lord of Pagathorn,  Magenta, Megalophobe, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Chris Stone, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joanna Hodgin, Nancy and Lawrence Durrell, Grateful Dead, Selena Quintanilla, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, The Ramones, John Lennon, The Fugs, Hortus gin
 
And the last few issues are:
 
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: Johnny Cash - In The Sweet By And By

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.

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?

ART WILL ALWAYS LIVE

ABORIGINES DO NOT WISH ANY IMAGES OF THEIR DEAD ANCESTORS EXHIBITED
Some photographs of older ceremonies still exist and are exhibited/as does this ethical dilemma
Indigenous (Native)Americans do not want their "soul stolen"via photography
Yet accept donations @Pow-Wows to be photographed in full feathered regalia
Some women writers say men cannot write as a woman
yet women have written under male aliases for centuries(to be published)
Identity is a resource-a community commodity.Who owns your image?FACEBOOK?
Copyright is vested in original creations.Yet statues in the Vatican Museum
are defaced or have added fig leaves covering genitalia.Same with clothed nudes.
There is a man who strips in front of classical paintings and sculptures,
and is sometimes arrested for "immodesty"(while his art models are naked )
Who owns words?Codes and secret languages,Ebonics and Hip jargon
are often culturally appropriated by "master"cultures/or for commercialism.
Van Gogh in a Toyota commercial.Warhol and Dali would have charged !
These are unresolved issues.They deal with commerce,race,politics and commodification of same.
If you have original visions,accept no censorship-unlike Diego Rivera with his Rockefeller mural..
Egil Lejon's post.
Egil Lejon
The Statue of liberty, rebuilt by tamam azzam, a Syrian artist, with the debris from his own house.

COMING THIS WEEKEND


KEITH LEVENE PODCAST

The One w/ Greg Gutfeld Ep.44: Keith Levene, Talks Music, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
Greg's guest today is a founding member of both The Clash and Public Image Ltd, Keith Levene. They discuss his iconic career, Blockchain, and even ...

Kevin Ayers - Impressions de Malaisie 1/3 (English version)



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As Close As You Think
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STEVE IGNORANT IN THE NEWS


While he has spent much of his life pursuing various musical and artistic interests, including sculpture, prose writing, and performing with groups like ...

Thursday, 24 May 2018

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Stravinsky: The Firebird / Gergiev · Vienna Philarmonic · Salzburg Festival 2000



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Once At A Border
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YES NEWS


... White, singer Jon Davison, bassist Billy Sherwood, drummer Jay Schellen — and he says, “especially with [keyboardist] Geoff [Downes], who was so ...

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Union
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Union (2CD)
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