Monday, 3 October 2022

What Giles Martin discovered when remixing Revolver


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BEEFHEART'S CLEAR SPOT

Moving away from his avant-garde work, the 'Clear Spot' album marked one of Captain Beefheart's more successful forays into commercial waters.

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Radio Gnome Invisible #3

Arguably Gong's finest album, 'You' was the third and final instalment in their beloved Radio Gnome Trilogy, bringing Zero The Hero's story to a ...

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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?"

I GROW SLOW (BUT THIS IS FAST)
AS NEWS ILLUMINATES &OBFUSCATES SIMULTANEOUSLY
Turn away from the TV-but that computer screen screams
Smartphone buzzes with spam messages.Wars and floods.
Poverty.Homelessness.Quick framed so as to preclude emotional response.
Headlines and a novelty item.I prefer conversation-even gossip soothes
more than screeching alarmist conspiracy theorists.Underneath the casualty lists
there are human beings still wanting to connect.We need to talk.We need to listen.
Varieties of experiences await our expeditions.Focus.Attention.The speed of speech
'different to the voice of ears.Hands hold,Arms enfold.To be together means more than distance.
I am slow,but this fast world adjusts me to a waving frequency.Like a radio left ON,
i dream i am an ocean,rolling and rocking against waves that splash and crash upon bright sands
Then i awake,only to be dreaming again..

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: FRANK ZAPPA COSMIK DEBRIS

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Sunday, 2 October 2022

Beatles & Solo Ultimate Album Ranking: Ringo Starr (Part 2)


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Uncle Rick eulogises Armenia

 Rick Wakeman CBE on Twitter: "Armenia is a fabulous country full of culture, history &amp ...

Armenia is a fabulous country full of culture, history & great architecture. Really friendly people, great food, & Starmus VI just amazing.

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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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Moon Unit remembers

 Moon Zappa looks back at "Valley Girl" 40 years later - YouTube

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa's SoCal anthem "Valley Girl," Moon Zappa talks to Yahoo Entertainment's Lyndsey Parker about how ...

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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?"

YOUR BODHI TEMPLE
PERHAPS CRUSTY,RUSTY,DUSTY
Perhaps cranky,lanky,skanky
Maybe timorous to move in dance
For fear of fall or breaking down
This life our harbor ,sometimes walled
Like Jericho ,will fall/when we SHOUT!
Call out our limits ,demanding more
Than we were capable of before.
For time and age are limits,too
(We can no longer do what we used to..
And caution now,within our limits
Defines our chosen perambulations
We will get there when we will
This is our only Holy Body...Until...

Friday, 30 September 2022

Top 10 Albums of the 1960s ! Beatles & Beyond ...


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Those notorious Beefheart sessions

 Captain Beefheart Guitarist Describes Notorious 'Trout Mask Replica' Sessions - Ultimate Guitar

The band lived in a commune for eight months where Captain Beefheartpushed them beyond their limits, often resorting to verbal and physical ...

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Little Frank

 Exploring the unusual childhood of Frank Zappa - Far Out Magazine

The late Frank Zappa was one of the most uncompromising artists the world has ever seen. His colourful oeuvre is not only incredibly eclectic but ...


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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?"

FOUND A MAN DIGGING IN AN IRISH FIELD
Q:"WHAT ARE YOU DIGGING FOR?"
A:Seamus Heaney.@the Blarney Stone,
Guide shared they piss on it before the tourists kiss.
Dublin so English,drives one Westward Ho!
Seas surround us.Invaders within us.Gaelic Resurgence.
More out of Ireland than Inn.Starved to America,England,Australia.
Abbey Theater.Like Latin,frozen.Feelings so deep we have no new words.
Who writes in the Book of Kells?Irish Monasteries.Marginalia.
Cursed by Catholicism.Unresolved Border dilemmas.
Yearning,crying,sorrow,song-waves licking at coastlines.
Emotions are true for moments.We forget.Remember pain.
Sometimes,thin soup sorrow turns bright sun green mornings.
Sometimes,even shadows,transform into Light.

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

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Thursday, 29 September 2022

Frank Zappa and the parental advisory sticker

 Frank Zappa and his link to the 'Parental Advisory' sticker - Far Out Magazine

Frank Zappa famously rallied against the Parents Music Resource Center and their campaign to get music censored in the United States

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Tribute to Alan White

 Music Legends Gather to Honor the Life & Career of YES Drummer, Alan White - Patch

Musicians who will join the musical tribute include: • Current and former members of YES: Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen, and ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: George Harrison Extra Texture Revisited

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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?"

FLORILEGIUM TO AMAZON.COM..CREDO UT INTELLIGAM.
.(Every wordspell is enchantment-but belief is not enough.
Trust in topographical truth as a Bridge between Worlds.
As Tolkein created worlds based upon his childhood play fields
Sarehole Mill near Birmingham becomes the Shire,
Hobbit Houses inspired by Cave Houses  from Kinveredge to East Riding.
This cartographic connection inspired by William Morris-'The Sundering Flood"
As Thomas Hardy made Dorset into his Wessex settings,such historicity
provides an illusion of authenticity.Like George R R Martin's "A Song Of Fire and Ice"
inspiring both GAME OF THRONES and its recent Prequel..Our world as myth and Legend..
I personally love William Horwood's  DUNCTION WOOD Trilogy,where moles near Oxford
live under standing stones and preserve the bucolic against stoats and rats ...EVANGELIUM PERSONIFIED..
These are the USES OF ENCHANTMENT....AKALLABETH within Wilderland and Rivendell..
Just like Jonathon Swift in Gulliver's Travels.Just like Robert Louis Stevenson in TREASURE ISLAND.
Mythical maps of Imagined Spaces-to take us on a REAL adventure,with hobbits and moles and pirates and treasure.
Characters with magical humanity we can identify with..Heroes and Pilgrims..Just like us..On a Journey..Perilous..


LEONARD COHEN IN MUMBAI

Malavika's Mumbaistan: Leonard Cohen In Mumbai - Hindustan Times
"Leonard Cohen is in the pool at the XX Club," the person said, mentioning one that I happen to be a member of "and knowing you're a big fan of ...

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Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation - Porcupine Tree Interview


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Larry King Live with the John Lennon murderer

 

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A STORY FROM LEN

 A lyrical short story by Leonard Cohen: A Montreal poet goes looking for love in a raincoat

In The Jukebox Heart, this posthumously released work, the great singer-songwriter imagines a young romantic courting a mysterious, ...

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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?"

ARTIFICE AS ART
I DO NOT
I DO NOT CARE
I DO NOT CARE IF I AM REPLACED
I DO NOT CARE IF I AM REPLACED BY A.I
I DO NOT CARE IF I AM REPLACED BY A.I POETRY &ART
If it begins with humans,then we can start(again)
To find forms of expression which are intrinsically human
So all clones and apps and A.I might follow in our tracks
Send the robots to Moon and Mars.Keep Earth's habitat intact
So MATRIX and SINGULARITY become just brand names
And we can enjoy each other's company(and not be programmed
AGAIN..
...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?

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