...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.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

LEONARD COHEN EN PASSANT


The concert, which is Batalla's tribute to her mentor, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who dies in 2016, will feature her ..
The film contains never-before-seen footage of a young Leonard Cohen (an unknown fiction writer at the time) and a single mother, Marrianne, who ...


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FRAHNK ZAPPA ON MIAMI VICE

Frank Zappa has had many roles over the years. At first, he was the experimental musician, then the perennial agitator, he even took over SNL for one ...

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There is - in the pipeline - a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website which will feature all the Gonzo Books, the magazine, the blog posts, and everything else, but – once again – I am doing the coding for it and in the inevitable scramble to deal with everything else that I am having to deal with at the moment, not ignoring the emotional fallout from mother’s funeral only a fortnight ago, everything is delayed.

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?"

TITHING YOUR TIME
(FOR YOUR HIGHER SELF)
WHY YOU MUST STEAL YOUR LIFE BACK
BECAUSE YOUR TIME DOES NOT BELONG TO TEXT,NOR TWEETS
In fact,you have a life outside your phone/computer/work/church/belief system
You do not have to believe in anyone or anything.Everything continues with and without us.
Think-'Water!".River time,tidal time,moon time,creek time,paddle boat steamer time.
Stagnant time,mud time,plastic bottle time,ice time,fog time,mist time,evaporation rate time.
Old is still with us-slavery,corpses of Corporations,Churches,Taxes,homeless,wars and walls..
New is still with us-youth,energy,enthusiasm,altruism,co-operation,volunteers,community,Commons..
In between we oscillate-waves of energies coming and going,rising and Doppler falling
My bets are on LEVITY over the GRAVITY of the virus situation.I do not wear a face mask.
Flu kills more than any Ebola/Sars/Mers/ epi/pandemic.It is sunny tomorrow.Tonight-cloudy with Academy Award stars..

Friday, 14 February 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Radhe Govinda - Live With Lyrics

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.

Gonzo Weekly #377/8

Gonzo Weekly #377/8
THE "WELCOME TO THE FUTURE" ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/
In this phantasmorogorically phuturistic issue we look at the new book by John Higgs in which he provides a gleam of hope that perhaps the future isn't going to be quite as horrible as everyone is expecting. Alan muses on some new music to which he was introduced over the recent festive season, and also goes to see 'Infinity Forms of Yellow Remember'. Doug waxes lyrical on Tears for Fears, we have Focus live a few years ago, the latest from The Gardening Club, Graham described the funeral of Martin Griffin, ex-Hawkwind, and Jon talks about self aware telephone systems.
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Canterbury sans Fronieres AND Merrell Fankhauser, but no sign of Strange Fruit this week, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and one from Mr Biffo, and one from C J Stone, although Neil Nixon and Roy Weard, 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:
Robert Heinlein, Bruce Stirling, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Smith, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Eminem, Phil Collins, Gene Gallagher, Sonny Starkey, Rod Stewart, Focus, Richard Freeman, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, The Merrell Fankhauser Show, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Dan Andrei Aldea, Ibert Norman Benedict "Norm" Amadio, Sean Reinert, Joseph "Joe" Payne, Antonia Apodaca, William Reed Mullin, Lucien Barbarin, Robert Castle Schoen, Nils Olaus Lennart Karl Magnell (aka Ola Magnell), Andrew Brough, Buddy Cage, Ljiljana Petrović, Kofi Boakye Yiadom, Ivan Král, Andrew James Dalrymple Gill, Diego Farias, Harold Beane, Abdel Aziz El Mubarakm, Lyle David Mays, Joseph Shabalala, Rick Wakeman, The Fall, Venom, Paice, Ashton & Lord, Michael Bruce, Doug Harr, Tears for Fears, PAART, Alan Dearling, Kim Thompsett, Meniscus Hump Records, Harvey Summers, James Wright, Ministry of Echology, Caedmon, Kev Rowland, Teloch Vovin, Grave Gnosis, Intergrity, Krieg, Oyton Ersan, Paradise Lost, Refuge, Tony Klinger, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, C.J. Stone, Brexit, Infinity Forms Of Yellow Remember, Hawkwind, Martin Griffin, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, John Higgs, The Future Starts Here: Adventures in the Twenty-First Century
nd the last few issues are:
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
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.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: MU - The Band From The Lost Continent - California 1971-1972 - Psicodelia USA



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There is - in the pipeline - a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website which will feature all the Gonzo Books, the magazine, the blog posts, and everything else, but – once again – I am doing the coding for it and in the inevitable scramble to deal with everything else that I am having to deal with at the moment, not ignoring the emotional fallout from mother’s funeral only a fortnight ago, everything is delayed.

STEVE HILLAHE INTERVIEW

Since his first experimental forays into guitar playing in the heady days of 60s London, Steve Hillage's career in musical psychonautics has crossed ...

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COMING THIS WEEKEND


FRANK ZAPPA'S NAKED LUNCH

In one evening in 1978, Frank Zappa took to the stage of New York City's Entermedia Theatre to read a passage from William Burroughs' 1959 novel ...

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There is - in the pipeline - a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website which will feature all the Gonzo Books, the magazine, the blog posts, and everything else, but – once again – I am doing the coding for it and in the inevitable scramble to deal with everything else that I am having to deal with at the moment, not ignoring the emotional fallout from mother’s funeral only a fortnight ago, everything is delayed.

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?"

SUNSHINE CHANGES EVERY ONE
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER-
S.A.D leads to F.L.U-of which three have died this season
It is now last chill of Texas winter(this will affect elections
When you are bright and young buds bursting into change
You wish the world would join Extinction Rebellion
Each cause is a Crusade towards a brighter living
When you are Autumn,and you Fall into Winter
a slower conservatism accretes /arthritis of opinions.
You compare mythical pasts with fearful futures
You ,Goliath to ants/ can be felled by a simple virus
As we age in crystalline times,we process
all that we once were with no regrets
If Edith Piaf could sing in pain,and Janis/
Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith-then blues becomes a celebration
-even winning Academy Awards/for LIVING!
SING AUM!

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Rick Wakeman and The English Rock Ensemble to Release New Album April 3

Rick Wakeman and The English Rock Ensemble to Release New Album April 3
Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble will be releasing "The Red Planet" on April 3, 2020. The album features 8 newly composed pieces, especially for this project, and harks back to Wakeman's critically acclaimed debut album "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" where there were 6 heavy keyboard pieces based around a central subject matter. It is a serious return to "Wakeman Prog"...

Rick has blown the dust off his favourite analogue keyboards and along with his with the latest keyboards, has used the same formula he devised when making his legendary albums "The Six Wive's of Henry VIII" and "Criminal Record."

Upon being asked about the expectations of his Prog Fans, that they are hoping he will have shoved the "Prog Fader" up to 11, he replied, "That could be a problem.... as it's already at 14!!!"

The first 1,000 units of vinyl come in 180-gram red double vinyl, signed and numbered, in a special "Pop-Up" album cover. The first 2,000 units of the CD edition signed and numbered, in a special "Pop-Up" CD album cover. These collectors items are sure to sell out quickly, fans are advised to pre-order to avoid disappointment, or worst still buy copies from auction sites.

The English Rock Ensemble (ERE) features:


Rick Wakeman - Keyboards
Dave Colquhoun- Guitars
Lee Pomeroy - Bass
Ash Soan - Drums

Produced by Rick Wakeman and Erik Jordan

This is the first release on the newly formed R&D MultiMedia, which is a transatlantic partnership between music business veteran and long time Wakeman sidekick Rob Ayling and rock journalist and producer Doug Harr.


CHECK OUT THE WAKEMAN EMPORIUM

JON ANDERSON EN PASSANT



... alongside his musical endeavours, which included a stint in The Warriors, the Accrington band which launched the career of Jon Anderson, of Yes.

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Merrell Fankhauser Show - Flying to Machu Picchu

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?"

THE PROBLEM WITH RETROSPECTIVES
NO NEW MATERIAL WILL BE WOVEN
Penelope weaves and unweaves
waiting for her wondrous Ulysses
If he had not come back
If Niobe had not looked back
If the Archduke had not been assassinated
We can weave a scenario that Germany won the wars
We would be speaking different languages
But "IF"is just another poem by Rudyard Kipling
Best forgotten for its militaristic /jingoistic sentiments
YOU CAN NOT GO BACK!...Best to Bless and Release-
Move on.Move along.The moving finger writs in water.
Looking back just puts a crick in one's neck
Look only forward!Ahead of you=more opportunities to
make new history,with willing friends,allies acquaintances..
They wish a future with you.The past will never do.

GEOFF DOWNES (no relation)

Joining Geoff Downes and Chris Braide this time around will be guitarist Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Lifesigns), together with bass player Andy Hodge and ...

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There is - in the pipeline - a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website which will feature all the Gonzo Books, the magazine, the blog posts, and everything else, but – once again – I am doing the coding for it and in the inevitable scramble to deal with everything else that I am having to deal with at the moment, not ignoring the emotional fallout from mother’s funeral only a fortnight ago, everything is delayed.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Imagine - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band (w The Flux Fiddlers) (Ultimate Mix 2018) - 4K REMASTER



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YESterdays

Part of the joy of being Yes fan is that each album has its distinct feel. As Jon Anderson mentioned to me in an interview a couple of years back, ...

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LEONARD COHEN vs NICK CAVE



When Cohen passed away in 2016, Cave led the tributes saying: “For many of us Leonard Cohen was the greatest songwriter of them all,” he added, ...

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TRIBUTE TO LAUGHING LEN



Soulpepper Concert Series presents a tribute to one of Canada's most beloved artists through stories and songs. May 8-Jun 7, see website for times.

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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?"

ONLY HALF OUR LIFE IS DREAMING
Only half our heart open/opening.If it were more,
all our Visions for Change/would be as open doors..
If Dreams were all we were,there would be no more adventures
We would be replete/content/assured /that all we were was All.
But Night calls,and all our Worlds Dissolve
All Borders Fall,with only birds,bees,butterflies as Citizens
They amplify birdsong,augment our fruits and vegetables
Add temporary Beauty to our wartorn fearfilled world..
Tithe my time for Contemplation.Meditation.Full Deep Dreaming Zen.
And we will live within a world of wonder,with all Natural as allies and friends..

Monday, 10 February 2020

FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN MY DAY JOB



Well, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to thelatest episode in our new series: On The Track Xtra! We hope that you enjoy it. It contains: * What is Fortean Zoology * A mysterious severed head in Wiltshire * The gang agree to disagree * The last visit to Moscow Auarium with Dr Max Blake * More from Barry Tadcaster and Gef the talking mongoose * The world's only freshwater seal I think the production values are ever improving and we are learning (slowly) all the bells and whistles which are now available via YouTube. I should - however - warn you that If you hear strange noises in the background of the segments which feature me doing a piece to camera, those are the filters of the two tanks in the office; one containing Clarence the walking catfish, and another containing a large and massively elusive leaf fish that we have been looking after for Max ever since he went off to university, something in the region of ten years ago. At least, I’ve always thought it was a leaf fish, and worse, have been telling everyone it’s a leaf fish for the last decade. However, when I looked her up today to try to display my academic chops by giving her Latin name, she doesn’t look like any of the leaf fish on Google. But that’s the way the cookie crumbles. I really miss doing the Weird Weekends each year, but with the health problems currently bedevilling the CFZ to restart them is impossible. But I truly hope that these shows have something of the taste of the mixture of hard science, weird shit and surreal odness that made the 17 Weird Weekends such a joy to be part of. _________________________________ 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...

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Come Together



NOTICE
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There is - in the pipeline - a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website which will feature all the Gonzo Books, the magazine, the blog posts, and everything else, but – once again – I am doing the coding for it and in the inevitable scramble to deal with everything else that I am having to deal with at the moment, not ignoring the emotional fallout from mother’s funeral only a fortnight ago, everything is delayed.

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?"


LISTENING TO YOU
DREAM MEMORY PALACES!
HEARING THE SILENCE OF ASCENSION
like the lick -lap of waves crushing sands
returning tidal strung hung tin stringed
as moon moves thin and stars still sing
a way of beaming bright as lovers..
It will takes waves of edges to reach you
so -to sit by littoral truth/await the depth of metaphor
find a way through the labyrinth/to the waterfall rainforest
All this is silent sound tracked footsteps
Half our life is moon-the rested solar siesta afternoons
Where time slows down for a meditative movement
And you follow like a rainbow after storms-
First cool chill then rain ,hail then snow
These are the politics of emoticons
You seek representation in the vocabulary of image
Find it framed FACEBOOKED/text and Tweet
We are real people here-we look into each others eyes
and do not need a virtual hug when the real one
is held close as skin in our willing hands.

JON ANDERSON EN PASSANT



A gifted guitarist who styled himself on his musical hero Eric Clapton, Ian Alveston played with The Warriors, who count Yes frontman Jon Anderson ...

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FRANK ZAPPA PODCAST



WNCW host Marshall Ballew first paid tribute to the musical genius of Frank Zappa on the airwaves back in December 1993 when the news of Zappa's ...

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