Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Frank vs Acid Generation

Frank Zappa's problem with the "Acid Generation" - Far Out Magazine

Despite sitting at the very vanguard of the '60s psychedelic movement, Frank Zappa was strongly opposed to drug use. We explore why

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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Alan White tribute

 Yes members to take part in tribute concert for late drummer Alan White this fall in Seattle

A special tribute concert for longtime Yes drummer Alan White, who died on May 22 at age 72 after a brief illness, will take place on October 2 at ...

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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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?"

SOUTH AUSTIN CHEESECAKE FACTORY
WHERE WE GO FOR HER BIRTHDAY
To share Gift Cards with our neighbors
who we would otherwise see only en passant
Squeezed into a booth,given bread and water
We choose exotic variants of carbs and cholestoral
Our "server"is new-48 hours on the job
She had had a five day menu Powerpoint induction
Only to be told the menu will be changed next week
Youth serves the aged-we all remember when we were servers
(I was a waiter-but could not wait any longer...)
This began a chain of stories of when we served others-
no tips,angry customers,lack of politeness and compassion
Which means we become quite solicitous,smile more
and leave a huge tip so she also could smile sweet.
We mirror each other and will always be
THE OTHER in another skin,so we can see
What it is truly being human,within this feral society..

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: ARTHUR BROWN'S KINGDOM COME:WATER

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

Monday, 15 August 2022

Covering Jon Anderson

 Ex-Yes singer Jon Anderson says he's considering potential tour with Yes cover group The ...

The bass player, perfect Chris Squire sound ... [The] guitarist, perfect Steve Howe. And [the drummer sounds like] Alan White, Bill Bruford-y Alan ...
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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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Brand X partial reunion

 CYMBALIC ENCOUNTERS Feat. Former BRAND X Members To Release Cerulean Cathedral Album

Cerulean Cathedral features former Brand Xmembers John Goodsall (R.I.P.) and Percy Jones, who also contributed tracks on two previous releases; ...


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Blue Jay Way

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

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?"

SHE WAS IN CHARGE OF TRANSFUSIONS
UNTIL SHE CAUGHT COVID
Having warned all about the necessity for masks,
hand washing and social distancing.Her other nurses
ignored basic hygiene,pilloried her professionalism,
basically wore her down to the point of extinction.
When Covid first hit,he served in New York Hospitals
They were desperate-he worked till he dropped.
His nursing skills banned in Texas due to law violations
He applied love care and compassion to those on the front lines..
Puzzling when Doctors refuse necessary health care to pregnant women/girls,
when WALGREENS staff refuse contraception "on religious grounds"
I LOVE the Doctrine of Separation of Powers-that church and state are autonomous entities
Many in Texas have no health care.State Government diverts health funds to Border shams.
Small towns turn right wing,not remembering who we fought against in World War Two.
Fascism Lives!Racism.Ageism.Ableism-education may be the key to change
In our lifetime,may our votes begin now-seeking those who will love and care
rather than those who care only for power over others.LONG LIVE ALL OF US!

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Zappa and the Stones

 The Rolling Stones song that Frank Zappa called "one of the finest things in British rock"

We join Frank Zappa as he spins some of his favourite records for BBC Radio 1 and names the single he regarded as the"finest thing in British rock ...

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

Leonard Cohen in the Sinai

 'Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai' Book Review - The Detroit Jewish News

In his new book, Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai, Matti Friedman does his best to explain the enigma that is Cohen in the Yom Kippur War.


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

Leonard Cohen documentary

 Leonard Cohen Documentary "Hallelujah" Solidifies The Power of a Song - SpokaneFAVS

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song" chronicles the legendary musician's life — from his early days as a poet to his final tour and ...

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

PLAYLIST: 13-02-2022 – SHOW 449 – Lawnmower Deth: Blunt Cutters


13-02-2022 – SHOW 449 – Lawnmower Deth: Blunt Cutters

Bill Nelson’s Red Noise: Revolt into Style
Kanga: Something Dangerous
J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts: Give me Hope
Lawnmower Deth: Into the Pit
Lawnmower Deth: Space Herpes
Papa Topo feat. Samantha Hudson: Por Espana
Land of Talk: Calming Night Partner
Park Jiha: Light Way
Frazer Hines: Time Traveller
David Christian and the Pine Cone Orchestra: Lockets, Drop Outs and Dragnets
Red Kite: Apophenia
Ekin Fil: Infinite Space
Mabe Fratte and Conception Huerta: Ecstasia
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: 200 Motels excerpt
Lawnmower Deth: Blunt Cutters
Lawnmower Deth: Bobblehead
Jaguwar: Battles
The Cambodian Space Project: Tek Tum
Gary Olsen: A House in Provence
808 State: Akord
Timeshard: Crystal Oscillations
The Jesus Abyss: Impulse!
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Step Vision
Forever People: Sometimes
Daniel Johnson: I Saw her Standing There
Lawnmower Deth: Nothing but Noise
Lawnmower Deth: Botheration
Lawnmower Deth: Agency of C.O.B.
Lindisfarne: Passing Ghosts
David Crosby: I’d Swear There was Somebody Here

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Kyrie Eleyson- Ukrainian Orthodox Chant of the XV Century by Kyiv Chamber Choir (sacred choral music

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. For the moment, however, each Sunday the music will be from the Ukraine. 

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The eagle-eyed amongst you will have also noticed that the Gonzo Multimedia websites have changed and are in a process of flux, so there are no individual sales links at the moment. But check out www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk for a thing of wonder.
There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

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?"

CORRELATIONS
BETWEEN WEALTH &POWER
Authority and lack of compassion
Homelessness ,P.T.S.D,A.D.H.D,S.A.D
Despair, depression,anxiety
Insecurity and refugee status
Private islands ,gated communities,SECURITY forces
Police,Army,violence&lack of accountability
Politics and a lack of Imagination
Distraction and (Anti-)Social Media
History,her-story,alt-history,storytelling
Time slowing down for the slowest day
Return of jazz ,dance steps,improvisation
REFRESH of cliches.Remembrance Ceremonies
Viruses vs variants vs vaccines
Franchises vs Ma and Pa Small Stores
Collectivism vs Individuality.
Left wing,Right Wing,Up wing,Down Wing
Heights vs Depths(As Above,so Below)
Here and Now vs Deferred Adjudication.
Judge vs Jury vs Justice vs Jurisprudence
Dance of Spinning Planets vs Sufi Winged Heart Within
You &Me &We&They &every soul who ever lived..
We are all linked in this Singing Chain of Free Will/Destinies

Friday, 12 August 2022

Gonzo Weekly #511/2

Gonzo Weekly #511/2
THE DESERTSHORE ISSUE
This magazine continues to go off on strange tangents that I never expect, but I am very happy to see it do so. What is in this issue? 120 pages of The Beatles, Mark Lewisohn, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Operation Julie the Musical, Whirlwind D, Neighbours, Victor Brox, Nico, The Gardening Club and oodles more...
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, Mr Biffo, Puls8 Radio (cancelled), and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and C.J Stone but Mr Biffo, and Neil Nixon, are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and dibblers who have got the blues (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are listening to the new Bob Dylan album, 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!!!
..And the last few issues are:
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.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gong - Master Builder (full) - live in Brighton 01/03/2022

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

COMING THIS WEEKEND


 

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?"

Subject: SOUTH AUSTIN CHEESECAKE FACTORY

WHERE WE GO FOR HER BIRTHDAY
To share Gift Cards with our neighbors
who we would otherwise see only en passant
Squeezed into a booth,given bread and water
We choose exotic variants of carbs and cholestoral
Our "server"is new-48 hours on the job
She had had a five day menu Powerpoint induction
Only to be told the menu will be changed next week
Youth serves the aged-we all remember when we were servers
(I was a waiter-but could not wait any longer...)
This began a chain of stories of when we served others-
no tips,angry customers,lack of politeness and compassion
Which means we become quite solicitous,smile more
and leave a huge tip so she also could smile sweet.
We mirror each other and will always be
THE OTHER in another skin,so we can see
What it is truly being human,within this feral society..
2
SHE WAS IN CHARGE OF TRANSFUSIONS
UNTIL SHE CAUGHT COVID
Having warned all about the necessity for masks,
hand washing and social distancing.Her other nurses
ignored basic hygiene,pilloried her professionalism,
basically wore her down to the point of extinction.
When Covid first hit,he served in New York Hospitals
They were desperate-he worked till he dropped.
His nursing skills banned in Texas due to law violations
He applied love care and compassion to those on the front lines..
Puzzling when Doctors refuse necessary health care to pregnant women/girls,
when WALGREENS staff refuse contraception "on religious grounds"
I LOVE the Doctrine of Separation of Powers-that church and state are autonomous entities
Many in Texas have no health care.State Government diverts health funds to Border shams.
Small towns turn right wing,not remembering who we fought against in World War Two.
Fascism Lives!Racism.Ageism.Ableism-education may be the key to change
In our lifetime,may our votes begin now-seeking those who will love and care
rather than those who care only for power over others.LONG LIVE ALL OF US!
3
SOLAR ENERGY 2022
SO THEY SEND AN INNOCENT FROM CEDAR PARK
who gets lost and arrives late for her presentation
We have been burned by GREEN DRAGON before
so are wary of any verbal representations made
She photographs our home,says the trees will not be a problem
Obtains an instant  GOOGLE view of where the solar panels will go
Then proceeds into the pros of South Austin,Texas solar paneling
We then learn that even if we sign,she will only get half pay
She gets a minimum for her car mileage and gas use
But wants to move from her Husky shared apartment
to a village three hours  away from Cedar Park
That commute would kill an elder,but she is eighteen
Has worked in SUBWAY,Pflugerville Pizza and now Solar Power
Abusive childhood.Wants to live in a house with her dog and boyfriend.
Feels she is benefiting others by promoting solar power..
When we affirm her,but not the Company,she has to report this
to a tough rough closer who wants to know why we pass..
He will not say no-but he has not dealt with a poet
who is so used to rejection it falls like fire from a Green Dragon.
She must leave-we present her with Kombacha,Ginger Beer and a peach
One day she will have a home ,with her Husky,her boyfriend and solar paneling
But we won't.

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Joe’s Garage redux

 Frank Zappa's Universe via 'Joe's Garage': Act I - Something Else!

This is the first in a three-part series from Mick Raubenheimer examining Frank Zappa's 'Joe Garage,' itself a three-part rock opera which arrived ...


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

Leonard Cohen’s ultimate music guide

 Leonard Cohen – Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide | UNCUT

Archival interviews and in-depth reviews of every Leonard Cohen album from Songs Of Leonard Cohen to Thanks For The Dance.


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

Geoff Downes’ proggy quest

 Yes Keyboardist Geoff Downes is on a Proggy Quest - Houston Press

... and Alan White (drums), Jon Davison (vocals) and newish bassist Billy Sherwood, who took over after the death of founding member Chris Squire.


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.


Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen is in New York

 'Hallelujah' by Leonard Cohen has a NJ connection: John Lissauer - Asbury Park Press

Producer John Lissauer looks back on the long road Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' took to immortality.


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.


Wednesday, 10 August 2022

THE BUTCHER COVER


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Cooking up lumpy gravy

 How Frank Zappa Cooked Up A Classic With 'Lumpy Gravy' - Yahoo

Not many chose to follow his path, though Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica and Tim Buckley's more out-there albums suggest that Zappa had ...


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are still nine authors who need personal pages. You can find it at www.gonzopublishers.com and then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.


...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.