Friday, 3 July 2020

Gonzo Weekly #395/6

Gonzo Weekly #395/6
THE DIZZY MISS LIZZIE ISSUE
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In yet another singularly non-standard issue we discuss what is going to happen next? Is the new normal anything like the old normal? Are we facing Utopia or Dystopia? While we ponder this we can join in a conversation between Kev and the lovely Liz Lenten who once again produces another exquisite slice of Americana from her trailer park that she shares with the ghost of Gram Parsons. (That is a complete lie, she lives in rural Lincolnshire). Alan, meanwhile talks about statues and their cultural significance, and totally coincidentally talks about Steven Fry and Green Myths.Jon, however, waxes lyrical over the new album by Bob Dylan, a timely belated issue of an album by Neil Young, and the extraordinary debut book by Dara McAnulty. And is there more? You can be there is...

And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, and the Real Music Cloub, but no sign of Strange Fruit this week, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and one from C J Stone, but Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and Roy Weard, are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and di8bblers 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!!!

This issue features:
St. John Bosco, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Donald Trump, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Marillion, Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, BRIT Awards 2021, The Dixie Chicks, Coronavirus lockdown, Friday Nght Progressive, Merrell Fankhauser Radio Show - Rockin and Surfin Instrumental Albums 2 & 3, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, The Real Music Club, Ryan Anthony, Margarita Pracatan, Joan Pau Verdier (born Jean-Paul Verdier), Aaron Tokona, Jeet Singh Negi, Lynford "Hux" Brown, Claude Le Péron, Huey (ne Lawrence Franks Jr.), Mats Rådberg, Lionel Frederick Cole, Jesse Willard "Pete" Carr, Hachalu Hundessa, Ruben Armand "Benny" Mardones, Stepa J. Groggs (born Jordan Groggs), Willie Wright (born William C. Gathright), Rick Wakeman, The Fall, The Mitchell Trio inc John Denver, Barrie Guard & David Cunningham, Dave Bainbridge, Michael Bruce, Kev Rowland, Liz Lenten, Auburn, Alan Dearling, "Learning from Statues and Monuments", Ollerup Folk School (Gymnasium), Grūtas Park, Memento Park, Budapest, Hungary, Racist Gandhi, University of Ghana statue, Muzeon (formerly the Fallen Statues Art Park), Moscow, Russi, Tony Klinger, Martin Springett, Kenny Mitchell, La Chinga, Lords of the Trident, Decline of the I, Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold, Stephen Fry, C J Stone, Diary of a Young Naturalist, Dara McAnulty,
Space Force

..And the last few issues are:

Issue 397-8 (Liz Lenten)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-397-8.html
Issue 395-6 (Diane Warren/Sharon Farber)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-395-6.html
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-395-6.html
Issue 393-4 (Daria Kulesh)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-393-4.html
Issue 391-2 (Little Richard)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-391-2.html
Issue 389-90 (Ian Anderson)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-389-90.html
Issue 387-8 (A Guy called Gerald)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-387-8.html
Issue 385-6 (Tony Henderson)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-385-6.html
Issue 383-4 (London Remixed)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-383-4.html
">Issue 381-2 (Greta)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-381-2.html
Issue 379-80 (Andrew Weatherall)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-379-80.html
Issue 377-8 (The Future)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-377-8.html
Issue 375-6 (Big Sean)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-375-6.html
Issue 373-4 (End of the World)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-373-4.html
Issue 371-2 (New Year)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-371-2.html
Issue 369-70 (Christmas)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-369-70.html
Issue 367-8 (Register to Vote)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-367-8.html
Issue 365-6 (Rick Wakeman)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-365-6.html
Issue 363-4 (Focus)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-363-4.html
Issue 361-2 (Martin Springett)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-361-2.html
Issue 359-60 (Robert Hunter)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-359-60.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!

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YES: Another look at YESterdays

Geoff Downes' brief synthesizer solo ties in well with Howe's plaintive acoustic guitar passages. The 3:07 version of ”Hour of Need” on Fly From Here, ...

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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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COMING THIS WEEKEND


Thursday, 2 July 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Beatles - Paperback Writer



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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?"

WHAT'S IN A NAME?
L'OREAL NO LONGER OFFERS "WHITENER"
Dixie Chicks are now THE CHICKS
Lady Antebellum is now LADY A
Statues are falling-Conquisitador Don Juan de Onate
Spanish missionary Junipero Serra-now lodged away from public eyes.
Schools,parks and streets are now undergoing name changing-
Christopher Columbus Day is now Indigenous People's Day
Soon,Confederate statues will be stored in Museums
Soon,military and police names will be changed -to whom?Well,then-
Remember George Floyd,Breonna Taylor,Armaud Arbery,Sandra Bland,
Tamir Rice,Yvette Smith,Miriam Carey,Aiyana Stanley-Jones,Eric Garner,
Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr,Michelle Cusseaux,Malissa Williams,
Laquan McDonald,Timothy Russell,Michael Brown,
Kenneth Chamberlain,Snr,,Tarika Wilson,Trayvon Martin,
Tanisha Anderson,Walter Scott,Aura Rosser,Ernest Satterwhite,
Rekia Boyd,Philando Castile,Meagan Hockaday,Oscar grant,Kayla Moore,
Kendrec McDade,Shelly M Frey,Sean Bell,Samuel Dubose,Raynette Turner,
Antwon Rose II,Ralkina Jones,Keith Childress Jr,Atatiana Jefferson,Willie McCoy,
Dreasjon"Sean"Reed,Freddie Gray,Amadou Diallo,Marcella Byrd,Charleena Lyles,
Alton Sterling,Pamela Turner,Korryn Gaines,Darnisha Harris,Shantel Davis,Kendra James,
Ariana McCree,Terrance Franklin,Miles Hll,Eric Harris,John Crawford III,Terence Crutcher,
Jeremy McDole,William ChapmanII,Natasha McKenna,Akai Gurley,Matthew Ajibade,
Phillip White,Alexia Christian,Botham Jean,Ezell Ford,Dante Parker,George Mann,Rumain Brisbon,Jerame Reid, Frank Smart,Tony Robinson,Jnr,Anthony HillBrendon Glenn,Jonathon Sanders,Joseph Mann,Salvado Ellswood, Albert Joseph Davis,Darrius Stewart,Michael Sabbie,Christian Taylor,Troy Robinson,Asham Pharaoh Manley, Jvier Ambler,Michael Ramos,Keith Harrison McLeod,Lamontez Jones,Paterson Brown Jnr,Dominic Hutchinson,Jamar Clark,
Anthony Ashford,Alonzo Smith,Tyree Crawford,India Kager,La'Vante Biggs,Michael lee Marshall,Richard Perkins,Jnr,Bennie Lee Tignor, Nathaniel Harris Pickett Jnr,Miguel Espinal,Michael Noel,Kevin Matthews,Michael Lorenzo Dean,David Joseph,Bettie Jones,Janet Wilson,
Quintonio Legrier,Randy Nelson,Antronie Scott,Dyzhawn Perkins,Paul O'Neal,Wendell Celestine Jnr,Christopher McCorvey,Christopher Davis, Peter Mattyhew Gaines,Torrey Lamar Robinson,Darius Robinson,Kevin Hicks,Mary Truxillo,Demarcus Semer,Willy Sherman Tillman
Terrill Thomas,Sylville Smith,Alteria Woods,Jordan Edwards,Aaron Bailey,Ronell Foster,Stephan Clark,Dominique Clayton Christopher Whitfield,Eric Reason,Calin Devonte Roquemore.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

A PLETHORA OF ZAPPASTUFF (SOME TANGENTAL)

From that day on, Frank Zappa's life was injected with music both wild and weird, music few of his childhood friends had ever heard of, let alone chose to ...
... Graham Nash wrote “Our House” one day to honor his sweet life with Joni Mitchell, and Alice Cooper accidentally went to audition for Frank Zappa ...

... of the famous rock band, but also worked with an incredible array of musicians ranging from Frank Zappa, The Meters, Harry Nilsson, and more.
'The Mothers 1970' is a new set from Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention's heralded but short-lived '70 lineup, featuring four hours of material.

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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.

RICK WAKEMAN: News on his new album

Rick Wakeman to release brand-new album based on the planet Mars
Piano legend Rick Wakeman is gearing up to release a new album later this year – a progressive rock album. It's been a while since the piano legend ...

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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.

LEONARD COHEN: The influence of Leonard Cohen

Alec Benjamin on the Influence of Leonard Cohen
Alec Benjamin on the Influence of Leonard Cohen. Phoenix singer-songwriter digs into his debut album These Two Windows. by CoS Staff. on June 19, ...

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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.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:




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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?"

LET US FACE FACEBOOK
YOU HIRE 36,000 VETTERS OF POSTINGS
Yet hate speech and right-wing commentators
are never reviewed negatively,nor taken down.
Now,advertisers are getting wise to you-
they do not want to be associated with hate speech outlets.
First ,the HERSHEY Company.Next-COCA-COLA..
VERIZON joined the#StopHateForProfit campaign
which includes the NAAP,Anti-Defamation League,
Sleeping Giants,Color of Change,Free Press and Common Sense.
Corporations suspending advertising on Facebook include
UNILEVER,EDDIE BAUER and BEN &JERRYS...
Corporations are often legally classified as human beings.
In this case,their economic boycott is a form of strike
that exemplifies the best aspects of Corporate Activism

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 LIVE IN A NEW DISNEY WORLD
NO PARK HOPPING,NO FASTPASS RESERVATIONS
Eat to the Beat is cancelled,as is Mickey's Not-so-Scary Halloween Party
No clusters,no hot spot crowds in this New Safe Disney re-opening soon!
Of course-masks are compulsory-and temperature checks.--and social distancing
No stage shows,no parades,no fireworks.Magic Bands (a wrist device)
will now serve as park tickets,hotel keys,credit cards and photo albums.
Walt Disney's Dream is now a Virtual Theme Park.Fun is optional
Banksy predicted this with his art installation DISMAL LAND
Sometimes,the real world of viruses and pandemics
make all Fantasy Worlds-just that.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Captain Beefheart - "Further than we've gone"



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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.

Monday, 29 June 2020

THE DUKES OF THE ORIENT ARE BACK

... with “ASIA Featuring John Payne,” a band that continued on after ASIA keyboardist Geoff Downes left the band to re-form the original 1982 lineup.

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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.

LEONARD COHEN: The song Joni Mitchell wrote to say goodbye to his love story with Leonard Cohen

In addition to the great friends and collaborators, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell has had a short history, the end of which took the canadian singer ...

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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 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.

FRANK ZAPPA: Hitherto unreleased


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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.

+CHRIS SQUIRE: The making of Chris Squire's Fish Out Of Water

The late Yes bass player Chris Squire's 1975 album Fish Out Of Water is regarded as one of the best solo albums by the band. Shares. 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 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.

RICK WAKEMAN: Hopes that coronavirus will see the end of Wet marketS

Rick Wakeman hopes coronavirus ends wet markets
Rick Wakeman hopes that the coronavirus pandemic lead to the end of wet markets. The keyboardist believes the global health crisis will stop people ...

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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.

JON ANDERSON: More on his new single

Jon Anderson shares video for new track Where Does Music Come From
Former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson releases video for his track Where Does Music Come From - taken from his album 1000 Hands. Shares ...

YES Founding Member JON ANDERSON Releases New Single "WDMCF"
Legendary Yes singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jon Anderson has released "WDMCF", the third single off of his highly-anticipated ...

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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.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: I Call Your Name (Remastered 2009)



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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?"

WATCHING A DOCUMENTARY ON VAUDEVILLE
a staged miracle during a Great Depression
which is no longer in evidence
even with millions unemployed
and many simply dying (most still elders)
it occurred to me=THIS ENTIRE CULTURE IS GONE!
Same revelation when watching the newly colorized GREAT WAR
Every single person in every frame has passed from us
Now i do not know if this will be a GREAT PANDEMIC
nor if the casualty lists will topple TWO WORLD WARS
or the economics beat THE GREAT DEPRESSION
But shards of that culture still lodge in my brain
Stories of Depression glassware @auction
Newspaper wallpaper and stuffed in holey shoes
None of us aware of how GREAT PUBLIC WORKS
solved both poverty and despair.Songs of that time were cheerful and bright.
Musicals prospered.Soup kitchens and community co-operation
When one's private world is tyranny,remind oneself of the transitory-
how Mussolini died,and Hitler-even when their Fascism and Nazism
resurrected in the households of our time.This is why statues must change,
and accountability for personal and collective violence becomes a theme for 2020.
Even when we know-the children of our times-may not have seen any of these-documentaries

Sunday, 28 June 2020

RICK WAKEMAN: The Stranger-Than-Fiction Secret History of Prog-Rock Icon Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman at the Wembley Arena, in London, for The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on June 1,1975.By ...

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Healing Hymn - Gracious Spirit, of thy goodness

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.

JOHN LENNON: The story of Imagine

... art) Klaus Voorman on bass, Nicky Hopkins on piano, and all of Alan White, Jim Keltner and Jim Gordon on drums plus King Curtis on saxophone.


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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.
...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.