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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 October 2019

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hymn for Healing

FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN MY DAY JOB



Here we have the twenty-seventh 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 is the second episode of a new look OTT; we will try to keep the montly episodes to half an hour, but in between the swcheduled episodes will be others - OTTXtra. So hold on, its gonna be a bumpy ride. And so far the bumpy ride seems to be a success: viewing figures are noticeably up, and the reactions we are getting seem very positive. This episode contains: • A wish fulfilment fantasy • Supporting Greta • Loch Ness: Eoin O' Faodhagain does it again • Loch Ness: We meet the Prime Minister (sort of) • The Mystery of the French black panther • The Mystery of the French black panther part two • The Marshall Family at the NHM • Watcher of the skies...with comedy results ......The tragedy of the dodo ......Could the dodo have survived? • New and rediscovered: - New and rediscovered: a new tarsier - New and rediscovered: what are tarsiers - New and rediscovered: tarsier folklore - New and rediscovered: tarsiers in cryptozoology _New and rediscovered: The Yara-ma-yha-who • Fair use • Coming next month • Changes at OTT • Updates on Corinna and Mother • The team says goodbye until next month _________________________________ Some useful contacts: CFZ Website www.cfz.org.uk CFZ Patreon https://www.patreon.com/CFZ OTT on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/ Jon on Twitter @cfzjon CFZ Blog Network https://forteanzoology.blogspot.co.uk/ CFZ Publications http://cfzresources.com/publishing/ CFZtv https://www.youtube.com/user/cfztv CFZ Next Generation Initiative https://www.facebook.com/groups/29796...

EVEN MORE COHENSTUFF



Leonard Cohen's experience as a Buddhist monk is the inspiration for the new video for “Happens to the Heart,” the first official single off the late ...


Next month brings the release of the first posthumous Leonard Cohen album, Thanks For the Dance. For the nine-track LP, Cohen's son, Adam, took ...


“The program is a mix of songs from the ongoing regular programs, and will include a tribute to early recordings by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and ...


A new song from Leonard Cohen's upcoming posthumous album has been released. "Happens to the Heart" follows previous teaser track "The Goal," ...


Hydra was something of a bohemian colony back in the 50s and 60s with a community of artists inhabiting Greek island back in the 50s and 60s


Leonard Cohen is the world's poet. His death in 2016, was a pain felt everywhere and his songs have added solace and meaning and grace to all our ...


Says another: “Leonard Cohen's third album is entirely about a train journey he had from Paris to Brussels sitting across the aisle from the French ...


The mega-fame of Kurt Cobain, Leonard Cohen, and so many other morose stars would seem to say otherwise. So would Blake's best-selling, ...


... in his 20-year recording career, drawn comparison to writers as diverse as Townes van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman ...


Taking songs from such unrelated artists as Ozzy Osbourne and Leonard Cohen and somehow making them completely his own is Pudd;es' forte.
WEB
Leonard Cohen Releases a Posthumous New Song/Video for
It's been three years since we lost Leonard Cohen, but his music lives on through his son, Adam. Father and son had worked together on the 2016 ...

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Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. His work often explored religion, isolation, sexuality and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the ..

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?"


YOUR DESIRE TO LIVE
changes everything.It marshals energies
you did not know you had.Willpower.Hope.Determination-
these are not found in any pill,potion or pharmacy.
They are found in the glint of eye,smile on face
and an ability to connect to all Life Force
in order to continue .Once those buried
had a bell to ring in case they woke up from a coma in a coffin
and wanted to let folk know they were still alive.
We all know people who have cheated death far too many times-
elders who thrive with no visible means of emotional support.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE@ALL TIMES

Just need to believe that this is true-for you..

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

COHENSTUFF



Storytelling in a silent art form like dance is always a challenge. For the evening-length work it brought to the Cutler Emerson Majestic Theatre this ..


An album of previously unreleased music by Leonard Cohen, Thanks for the Dance, will be released by Columbia on Nov. 22. A press release from ..


A video for “Happens To The Heart,” a new song from the forthcoming posthumous Leonard Cohen album Thanks For The Dance, can be viewed ..


A posthumous Leonard Cohen song called Happens to the Heart has just been released. The single will form part of an upcoming album, Thanks for ...

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Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. His work often explored religion, isolation, sexuality and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the ..

YES: Four Previously Unreleased 2010 Recordings On The New 'From A Page' Mini-Box Set



Alan White says: “I'm pleased to see a gem of Yes history coming to fruition in the form of this mini box set. New songs from the past and I'm hoping we ...


Alan White added: "I'm pleased to see a gem of YES history coming to fruition in the form of this mini box set. New songs from the past and I'm hoping ...

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Yes are quite rightly considered one of the leading lights of the progressive rock scene, a position they have held for more than forty years.Releasing albums such as Close To The Edge, Tales From Top..

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Kate Rusby - Hunter Moon




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FRANK ZAPPA THINGS

December 1971 would likely not have been a month full of presents memories for the late Frank Zappa. It was during this month that he experienced ...
The Furious Bongos Play the Music of Frank Zappa. $20 Advance, $25 Day of Show. Door opens at 7 p.m., Show starts at 8 p.m. at The Linda WAMC's ...
When it comes to music few artists are as inimitable as Frank Zappa. But the just-released live Zappa set Halloween 73 allows fans to imitate the man ...

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On September 19, 1985, Frank Zappa testified before the United States Senate Commerce, Technology, and Transportation committee, attacking the Parents Music Resource Center or PMRC, a music organizati..

YES: More tour dates

... previously unreleased tracks from 2010 when the Yes lineup consisted of Benoît David, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Oliver Wakeman and Alan White.

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Yes are quite rightly considered one of the leading lights of the progressive rock scene, a position they have held for more than forty years.Releasing albums such as Close To The Edge, Tales From Top..

JON ANDERSON TRIBUTE AND MORE



Happy 75th Birthday Jon Anderson of YES (Watch “Yours Is No Disgrace” Live '75). October 25, 2019 by Glide in Featured No Comments ...

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Jon Anderson began his career with British pop combo, The Warriors. From here he was briefly a solo artist and went under the name Hans Christian Anderson. Shortly after meeting Chris Squire in 1968, ..

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?"


"THIS IS NOT AN APPLE" (Rene Magritte)
'The Treachery of Images "comes when social credit/control authorities
continuously surveil students/citizens/random shoppers
in order to control their conduct via categorization.
Chinese use drone cameras small as birds.Universities and airports
use facial recognition and emotion recognition technology.
This is done without permission of those filmed/photographed.
Hence disappearing datasets (Duke University/Brainwash cafe)
now that crude categorization has been found inadequate.
This began with Amazon Mechanical Turk object recognition subsets(nouns only!).
Millions of images of "Plants,Geologic Formations,Natural Objects,
Sport,Artifacts,Fungus,Animals,Persons,and miscellaneous
led to 21,841 categories.Nineteenth century phrenologists had
posited that facial and skull shapes determined criminality.Such eugenics
have been updated by IBMs "DIVERSITY IN FACES".Still political .Still inadequate.
Lombrosian criminologists/anthropometric physiognomists fail us.
All representations are open to disputation and contestation.
Images are not concepts/appearances are not essences.
Sexuality and criminality are social &political categories-and they change
Art decides our relationship to the visual world.We decide our sex and choices..

Monday, 28 October 2019

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Supertramp - Dreamer [Official Music Video]



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Available for the first time on DVD. 'EXTREMES' is the 1971 film Directed by Tony Klinger, Mike Lytton. It covers the whole gamut of present day human behaviour, from carefree pop fans bathing nude at..

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?"

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN @ ANYTIME
&it will always be a surprise
Waking up in a storm is a miracle
We take for granted breath/and life
is a series of auditions for the alternative
Those close to the breath of a dragon
learn to appreciate silence,space,sanctuary and time
Those limited in any way-by age,faculty or access
grow different wings to ours.They fly secret paths,
opened via Imagination and Personal Power.
Wise if you live among dragons/to learn their prowl paths
Heaven and Hell are more than metaphors

And dragons mean more than Elementals

HAWKNEWS



Organisers of the UK's Ramblin' Man Fair have confirmed that Hawkwind will play a special 50th anniversary set at next year's festival on the festival's ...


Prog's 50th anniversaries are coming thick and fast. One of the most welcome and most surprising – given their wild acid-drizzled past – is Hawkwind's ...


The Road To Utopia, last year's Mike Batt collaboration, wasn't universally acclaimed among Hawkwind fans, despite some inventive treatments of old ...


The new issue of Prog is on sale today, with prog legends Hawkwind gracing the cover. We doff our caps to those space rock legends Hawkwind as ...

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Space Ritual Live 
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HILLAGE TALKS GONG

“I'd say it was the best band I was ever in,” Steve Hillage, the legendary guitarist who was at the heart of the band during this time, tells uDiscover ...

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Steve Hillage first came to prominence as a member of the multi-national rock band Gong, appearing on successful albums such as Angels Egg and You.  After Sharmal, his final album with the band, ..

RICK WAKEMAN INTERVIEW



Rick Wakeman gets it and; why wouldn't he? With more than five decades of experience under his trademark cape, the respect of fans, peers and ...

Sunday, 27 October 2019

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: "Hymn to Hecate" By: Raven ShadowHawk

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?"

PLACEBOS AND PANACEAS
PECTIN ADDICT
Strawberry flavored world
Others more vanilla
Some rainbow people Neopolitan
Some imported culture -Gelato
Mostly our drugs are sugar and salt
Diabetes and heart disease
Obesity and greed
Me?i am a fast food addict
Masticate daily/devour whole Nations.
Eaten on China.Eaten Vietnamese
Eaten history-French,British(Full English Cafe)
Native Australian.Now so American.
Palm Oil Plantations.Amazon Rainforests.
Consumed.Forgotten -like yesterday's breakfast
If i recall all i have processed,would have to ask
Which of you are placebos?Which panaceas?
Same with news.Same with people.

KEV REVIEWS RAZ

The Raz Band have been around for more than 35 years, based around Michael ‘Raz’ Rescigno on guitar and vocals, Jeff ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson on drums and vocals, Jim Manzo on bass and vocals, and Joey Molland on guitar vocals and production. Yes, that Joey Molland, from Badfinger among others.

This is, as one might have figured out already, their ninth studio album and for those who wonder where the name comes from then they perform “Call Me Raz” which tells the story (basically no-one could pronounce Rescigno’s surname). It feels very much like a late Seventies album, the sort of music which came out of the pub rock scene in the UK combining with the punk ethic from the States. Apparently they have worked with Marky Ramone and that makes total sense to me from a musical perspective although the songs are somewhat slower.


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No. 9
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The Best of RAZ
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Madison Park
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PLAYLIST: SHOW 304 – Pulp – We Love Life


SHOW 304 – Pulp – We Love Life

Five Starkle Men:       Stutterer
The Plasmatics:           Dream Lover
Robert Wyatt: Brian the Fox
Pulp:    Weeds/Weeds II (Origin of the Species)
Quintessence:  Sea of Immortality
Quantum Dub Force:  Quantum Zone
Little Richard: Tutti Frutti
The Pretty Things:       Helter Skelter
Richard Harris:            Name of my Sorrow
Sheila Chandra:          Ever so Lonely – Ocean
Rattle: On Balance
Pulp:    The Trees
Christine Harwood:    Wooden Ships
Black Spirituals:          Anti-up
Jet Harris and Tony Meehan:  Applejack
Wilde Flamme:            Durch alle Gezeiten
Bob Dylan:      Slow Train Coming
Violeta de Outono:     Flowers on the Moon
The Delgados: Monica Webster
Pink Floyd:     Echoes
Scott Walker:  Montague Terrace in Blue
Pulp:    Sunrise
David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember my Name



Friday, 25 October 2019

Gonzo Weekly #361/2

Gonzo Weekly #361/2
THE GARDENING ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/
In this peculiarly horticultural issue, Kev meets the legendary Martin Springhett of the Gardening Club, Doug critiques the King of the Wild Frontier, Adam Ant, Alan talks Tau, Steve investigates the music scene in Portugal, there is more animal rescue with PAART, Jeremy talks about Jim Bob and Alice Cooper, and Jon gets all paranoid and Kafkaesque.
Now THAT's what I call eclectic!
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Canterbury sans Frontieres AND Strange Fruit AND Merrell Fankhauser, there is a column from Kev Rowland but Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for their footwear, 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:
Extinction Rebellion, Leonard Cohen, PETA, Paul McCartney, Elton John, John Lennon, Gentle Giant, The Who, Tommy, Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker, Iggy Pop, Kevin Rowland, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Stevie Wonder, Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac, Ronnie Wood, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, The Merrell Fankhauser Radio Show, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Peter Hobbs, Garry Koehler, Milcho Leviev, Dr. Kadri Gopalnath, Malcolm "Molly" Duncan, Steve Douglas Cash, Choi Jin-ri, Jay Frank, Kenny Dixon, George Chambers, Humberto Vicente Castagna, Hossein Dehlavi, Márta Kurtág (née Márta Kinsker, often Marta Kurtag, Raymond Santos, Michael Flaksman, Raymond John Leppard CBE, Hans (Johannes Wolfgang) Zender, Rolando Panerai, Rick Wakeman, Gerry Beckley, The Waterson Family, The Fall, Richard Wright and Dave Harris-Zee, Chasing the Monsoon, Kev Rowland, Martin Springett, Steve Andrews, Music of Portugal, Piece of Cake, Captain Boy, Marinho, Time for T, Museum Museum, Rope Walkers, Carrie Tree, Doug Harr, Adam Ant, PAART, Alan Dearling, Tau, Alice Ancient, The Butterfly Wheel, Jeremy Smith, Tim Rundall, Ferocious Dog, Jim Bob, Fruitbat, Alice Cooper, The Stranglers, MC50, Mark Wingfield, Blind Justice, Barros, Axegrinder, Yagull, Michael-Alan Taylor, Tony Klinger, The Baader Meinhof Complex, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Thom the World Poet
And the last few issues are:
Issue 359-60 (Robert Hunter)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-359-60.html
Issue 357-8 (King Crimson)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-357-8.html
Issue 355-6 (Elfin Bow)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-355-6.html
Issue 353-4 (Melanie S Jane)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-353-4.html
Issue 351-2 (Royal Affair)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CE…/gonzo-351-2-fvxuatzgf.html
Issue 349-50 (Experimental Sonic Machines)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-349-50.htm
Issue 347-8 (Gary Duncan)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-347-8.html
Issue 345-6 (RDF)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-345-6.html
Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-343-4.html
Issue 341-42 (America)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html
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:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
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.
 

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