Friday, 4 December 2020

Gonzo Weekly #419/20

Gonzo Weekly #419/20

THE INSTANT KARMA 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 week? Ooooh lots of things. Such as John Lennon, Brute Force, Double Agents Covidstuff, and oodles more...
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, and Mr Biffo, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and C.J Stone, but Mr Biffo, Tony Klinger 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:
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COMING THIS WEEKEND

 


NEW HAWKWIND BOOK

 

Journalist Dave Thompson has written more than 150 books, including Hawkwind - The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976 with Nik Turner, Turn It On Again: ...

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there arve 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?"

WEAVING TOGETHER
A carpet that heals,and flies
and is fully bio-degradable.Co-operation /harmony
as ways of being solution-focused rather than disaster driven..
Healing BEFORE it happens.Working with the wise,playing with the fools.
Musicians band together,like tribes of fellow travelers.This model works-
those with a common vision and common purpose tend to achieve results.
"Catalyzing Community Transformation" is simply weaving threads together
of those who walk the same path in different ways.WAY past politics-think CULTURE!
How icons of sculptures ,art and community murals sharpen consciousness
How community radio ,newspapers and TV sustain a positive ongoing communal conversation
How replacing Groupthink with Treasure Mapping and Goal Setting encourages the taking of risk/initiatives.
Funding is fickle-best to initiate with the resources one already has-even nothing is something...
Volunteers add sweat equity.Supporters and donors need to see work in progress.
BELONGING reinforces equality.Not as a cliche -more an action plan.BEGIN-AGAIN!

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Karnataka - In Concert (2002)

  

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Thursday, 3 December 2020

HAPPY NEW RICK

Prog legend Rick Wakeman has announced details of a special New Year virtual edition of his immensely popular Rick's Plaice show, which will take ...

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

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BILL AND FRANK'S MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

 

They were called Frank Zappa Experiments, a surprising credit for a local starving artist who had zero name recognition. The cover of one card has a ..
As someone who was in elementary school when rock legend Frank Zappa died in 1993, I never had much of an awareness of the musician, ...
... daunting discography, Frank Zappa effectively evaded commercial success until late-life novelty single "Valley Girl" inexplicably cracked the charts.

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there arve 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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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gong - You+Angel's Egg Meadly - São Paulo - 24th May 2013

    

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there arve 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?"

SHIPBUILDING
WHEN I WORKED THE WHARVES
(When there were wharves(pre-containers)
there was a joyful camaraderie among the workers
I thought of their losing battle against rust and redundancies
 How ships are eternal,but always become shipwrecks
How rats are married to the maritime,and travel as stowaways
How fire ants once disturbed,move somewhere else
Just like wasps do,setting up WASP HQ new
And we shift domicile,or smile and change shelter
into new hues.Any color will do-so long as it is a song
Pink?or Blue?

JON ANDERSON - Promo Video Released

 

December 1, 2020, an hour ago. news classic rock rarities jon anderson yes. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to ...

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LEONARD COHEN: How strangers having sex inspired Leonard Cohen to become a singer

Leonard Cohen had an unconventional start to his life as a singer. The imperious songwriter began his career in the limelight as a poet and ...

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

GRAHAM FELLOWS DOCO

 

Graham narrates his life in and out of character, and is joined by his creations John Shuttleworth and Brian Appleton. The two part series will be ...

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YES: Sophomore Album 'Time and a Word

 

... lead vocals, percussion; Peter Banks, electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals; Chris Squire, bass, backing vocals; Tony Kaye, Hammond organ, ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: GONG - Live Bremen 1974 (Space rock, prog)

 

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there arve 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:
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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?"

SANCTUARY REVISITED
Once,you could flee to churches
as sanctuary from State violence.
Now,undocumented /refugees
seek that same sheltering
Mothers with children fleeing from violence
Live in Churches with congregational support
Their lives depend upon your generosities
They have no appeal from ICE/authorities
Deported at first opportunity.Were we to seek succor
in a foreign land,as woman/child/civilian
what thin soup could we expect?Unless /until
we feed and shelter those hungry at our walls.

Monday, 30 November 2020

WAKEMANSTUFF

 

Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman is hosting a new four-part show on Absolute Classic Rock called Rick Wakeman's 70s Rock Down. The progressive ...
Yes Keyboardist Rick Wakeman Shares Opinion on 'Un-Floyd' Pink Floyd Classic, Says 'Absolute Genius' Jon Lord Was 'Not a Synth Lover'.
The new interviewees include Pythons Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam; musicians Rick Wakeman and John Halsey (Barry Wom of the Rutles); ...

Quebec cartoonist traces the life of Leonard Cohen

 

Shortly after Leonard Cohen died in Nov. 2016, Quebec cartoonist Philippe Girard had an idea. Girard, a Quebec City native who has published more ...

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"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?"

NOW THAT WE DO NOT KNOW
What constitutes tomorrow
Decided to make each moment
An Adventure Inter--Dependent
Yes!You are part of this experiment
Not HOMO LUDENS ,THE DICE MAN nor GLASS BEAD GAME
Not even CATCH 22 nor BRAVE NEW WORLD
Much more than 1984 ,2001 (A Spaced Odyssey)
Every moment can now be free-to become her own creation
Doris Lessing,Virginia Woolf,Mary Oliver all assisted in this-
to make of life a Sacrament rather than a sacrifice..
In each diamond facet-a crossroad choice
More than pleasure/pain dichotomies
Less than profit/loss contradictions
Now,in existential wonder,i hereby declare myself
FREE OF ALL EXPECTATIONS.What happens next
is totally unknown.

KEVIN AYERS IN DEYA

 

Deia was a sleepy artist's colony until rock star Kevin Ayers arrived in 1976, with Richard Branson's first wife Kristen in the passenger seat of Ayers' ...

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Enjoy.

A WHOLE LOT MORE FRANK

 

The Duke (Live from the Whisky A Go-Go – June 23, 1968) – The Mothers of Invention*; How Could I Be Such A Fool? (from Mystery Disc) – Frank Zappa ...
The soundtrack to Alex Winter's highly acclaimed Frank Zappa documentary, Zappa, will be released through Zappa Records/UMe bext year as a 5 LP ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Joey Molland Rainy Day Man official video

    

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Enjoy.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

JON ANDERSON NEWS

 

When Jon Anderson quit Yes in 1980 some wondered what on earth he was going to do. However in a few short years he'd established himself as a ...
The happy children's voices at the beginning of the title track capture the spirit of Prog cover star, Jon Anderson as well as anything else on his second ...

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

Enjoy.

A WHOLE LOTTA FRANK

 

Frank Zappa doesn't do drugs?!” Aykroyd explodes. Belushi's character flips out, smashing his meaty fists against the prop walls of the cheapo set. It's ...
In the epic “Zappa,”Frank Zappa's widow, Gail, sums up her musical polymath/provocateur husband as having been first and foremost a ...
The documentary, directed by Alex Winter, portrays the musician and composer Frank Zappa as a sort of noble
How Well Do You Know Frank Zappa? Test your Zappa knowledge with our quiz below! Published on. November 26, 2020.
The 1973 album arrived at a time when Frank Zappa was arguably one of the main men leading the charge for avant-garde rock 'n' roll. The mercurial ...

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

Enjoy.
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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.