Friday 30 April 2021

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Buddhist music; Gyaling, Bhutan/Drukpa Monks offering religious 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

















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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?"

FERAL,INVISIBLE
Possum lives longer than armadillo
Icons die from slowness
Fox merges with invisible
like some feral cat, suburban.
Goats of the sea are sharks
Old as crocodiles, schooled
with pilot fish, guiding. Remorae.
Cockroach ,rat ,mosquito, fly
last longer than birds and bees.
Ancient ark .Two of every creature
including kangaroo,emu,goanna,echidna.
Insects?They eat the wood of beams
Termites.Larvae.Infiltrating.
One world for eyes ,circuses, zoos
Other for the feral/ all invisible-inside you...

ZAPPASTUFF

 

The story of Frank Zappa and the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase
The story of Frank Zappaand the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase. By Rod Brakes, Chris Buono about 6 hours ago. Eilon Paz and Dweezil Zappa unpacks ...
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The story of Frank Zappa and the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase
The story of Frank Zappaand the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase. By Rod Brakes, Chris Buono about 6 hours ago. Eilon Paz and Dweezil Zappa unpacks ...
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Steve Vai Talks How He Dealt With Immense Pressure of Playing With Frank Zappa, Explains What ...
There was a lot of fear, a lot of nervousness. When I was touring with Frank Zappa, there was pressure because the music was so intense and so difficullt
Steve Vai Talks How He Dealt With Immense Pressure of Playing With Frank Zappa, Explains What ...
There was a lot of fear, a lot of nervousness. When I was touring with Frank Zappa, there was pressure because the music was so intense and so difficult.
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Hawkwind news

Hawkwind announce new album and Autumn tour dates

Hawkwind have announced that they will release a new album, Somnia, through Cherry Red Records in September. At the same time the band have ...
Hawkwind announce concert at Brighton Dome
Dave Brock solo album, 'Looking For Love In The Lost Land Of Dreams' and Hawkwind Light Orchestra, 'Stellar Variations'. The spring 'Warrior' 2013 ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Sean Ono Lennon: 'Isolation' (4K) #LENNON80​

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Thursday 29 April 2021

The Brute Force Parcel Unboxing Extravaganza!


Jon finally receives his long awaited parcel from Brute Force, which as discussed in last weeks video, has been bounced around the globe by the post office before finally arriving. In this midweek special, with a little help from Graham, we take a look at what's arrived at CFZ HQ!

My Dad's Vinyl Record Collection!! (Part One)


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May Pang on John Lennon's love of photography and tech


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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Rick Wakeman-Journey To The Center Of The Earth

      

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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:  

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?"

ENCOMIENDAS
Clash between economic and religious powers
Slavery regarded Native Americans as objects
They were not paid.They had no rights.
Christianity preached equality
but it came up against the status quo,
when landowners see human beings as property.
Politics,religion,economics clash-
those who survive via slavery will never change.
These attitudes remain.Equality on all levels
a prayer,affirmation,petition.Meanwhile,farmers and miners
demand free labor of Native Americans.Slavery intrinsic for profits,
when human rights are seen- as an economic loss...

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Frank Zappa vs Pink Floyd

 

Watch rare footage of Frank Zappa jamming through Interstellar Overdrive with Pink Floyd in 1969
First, as Captain Beefheart's road manager; secondly, as M.C., assisting Pierre Lattes, a famous radio/TV presenter at the time (and the pop music ...
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Corky Laing still climbing the mountain

 

After 50 Years Drummer Corky Laing Is Still Climbing the Mountain!
It seems that the spirits of the late Felix Pappalardi(Mountain) and Jack Bruce (West, Bruce & Laing/Cream) may have been present when Corky ...

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby (From "Yellow Submarine")

 

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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:

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?"

1957-2021
Cars are everywhere
but their engines are extinct
Homelessness everywhere
Single family homes demolished
Refrigerators everywhere
but snowstorms fail electricity
Industrial structures of 1957
Offshored to Third World bases
Now New a virtual freedom-
to pay for shared information
Updated via  Corporations
Who control your Smartphones
Data thieves in the Temple
Wealthy one percent billionaires
The rest memes and Tweets follow
Demographics change population
Government structures stay the same
Now you see how USER PAYS
In these last VIRTUAL SOCIALLY DISTANCED MASKED DAYS

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Fripp and Toyah vs Hawkwind


Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Hawkwind's 'Silver Machine'
Hawkwind originally released "Silver Machine," which features bassist Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead among others (Toyah and Robert have previously ...

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Leonard Cohen album by album

Ranking all of Leonard Cohen'salbums in order of greatness

Leonard Cohen was a poet and novelist before finally releasing his debut album in 1967 at the ripe old age of 33, after being inspired by catching a ...

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Monday 26 April 2021

Yes: From a Page


Yes release From A Page to digital platforms
... all largely written by Oliver Wakeman, who was ousted from the band's line-up and replaced by Geoff Downes ahead of recording Fly From Here.

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Barbara Dixon launches virtual festival

 WATCH: Barbara Dickson launches virtual Keith Festival

Olivier award-winning actress and Traditional Music & Song Association (TMSA) Patron, Barbara Dickson, has launched the Keith TMSA Virtual Festival ...

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LEONARD COHEN: Too many people sing Hallelujah

 

Leonard Cohen Said 'Too Many People' Sing 'Hallelujah'
How Leonard Cohen's'Hallelujah' became more and more famous. Cohen sang the original version of "Hallelujah" on his 1986 album Various Positions ...

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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?"


VILLAGE FAIRS 2021
RENAISSANCE FAIRS TO STRAWBERRY FAIR
Stalls of hand made home made artifacts
Earrings,pendants,brooches -all portable and priced
Surrounded by high priced food stalls with long lines
Yes-they still sell knives and leather goods..
Henna tattoos from tattooed stall holders
But modern stalls hawk CBD,gay stickers,astrologically inclined trinkets
These will be carved,forged,created from bending copper wires
Stones,rocks,crystals will be sold-all that glitters is not gold
Creators sit patiently like fisherfolk to reel their customers in
Curiosity  and attraction to bright shiny things.Parents share dollars for children's art.
Everywhere it is as green and golden as a park .Ancient the exchange of culture for gold
The content may be new-but the forms are all old
Hear the click of credit card machines as the future is sold.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles in stereo

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Sunday 25 April 2021

PLAYLIST: 25-10-2020 – SHOW 381 – Leyland Kirkby: We Drink to Forget…

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample.

The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks).

Neil Nixon, the founder and presenter of the show has released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia.

The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.

25-10-2020 – SHOW 381 – Leyland Kirkby: We Drink to Forget…

M Ward:  Archangel Tale

Trinity Ward:  Organisational Melancholy

Rebecca Foon:  Dreams to be Born

Leyland Kirby:  We Drink to Forget the Coming       Storm: One

John Martyn:  Small Hours

Hervé Perez feat. Alex Hegyesi:  Interlude: Pebbles

David Sylvian:  I Surrender

The Beatles:  Because (Take One)

Vestals:    Pale Lips

Leyland Kirby:  We Drink…Six

Leyland Kirby:  We Drink…Seven

America:  Saturn Nights

The Yellow Cake Revue:  Farewell to Stromness

Tomberlin:  Wasted

Black Sabbath:  Fluff

Ellen Arkbro:  Mountain of Air

Balance:    Too Much

Juliana Barwick:  Morning

Frostlake:  Quiet Storm

Takako Nishizaki: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Eric Cheneux:  My Romance

Leyland Kirby:  We Drink…38

Nummo Twin:  Mucky Old Shoes

David Crosby:   I’d Swear There was Somebody Here

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/jonathan-downes3/25-10-2020-show-381-leyland-kirkby-we-drink-to-forget/

 

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?"

COAL IN MY STOCKING
MY FATHER WORKED ON STEAM TRAINS
Powered by coal ,as the first automobiles were
I remember the coal dust and air particles and soot
that filled my eyes and hair and face. Ugly. Polluting .All we had.
Childhood saw transition to diesel-still with fumes
but less physical pollution. D.H Lawrence writes 
about not wanting to go down in the(coal) mines
as his father and grandfather did before him.
Margaret Thatcher closed down those coal mines
The air became cleaner-the water too
Earth relieved from intrusive unsafe coal mines.
But what do workers do-when their only income is terminated?
Those huge windmills only require truck drivers and maintenance workers
Solar panels ditto-all specialized jobs
And the scale is huge-taller than me and you
I do not want coal to pollute air,water,earth-or you and me
I want renewable energy systems, Please..

Frank Zappa’s last show


Frank Zappa's Final American Show To Be Released For First Time Ever As "Zappa '88 The Last ...
Nobody knew, not even Frank Zappa, as he led his 11-strong band through a celebratory version of "America The Beautiful" to close out his show at ...
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Listen to Frank Zappa's I Ain't Got No Heart from his last ever US show
Frank Zappa and his 11-piece band played the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on March 25, 1988. They fittingly closed the show with a ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Russian Orthodox Choir Chanting Choral Vocal Top 10 Collection

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

         

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Saturday 24 April 2021

FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN MY DAY JOB: PREMIERE: Lynx in the Forest of Dean; 17 Year Cicadas in Illinois; Brute Force and the Royal Mail (OTT #125​)


In this episode:
- Jon explains stuff - Carl and Geordie return to the Forest of Dean - How to tell a big cat print from that of a big dog - A Discordian interlude - The insects that hide underground for 17 years - A cult music artist has problems with the British Post Office - Jon sings a song about it all whilst Wally tap-dances If you want to volunteer to join in the Forest of Dean fieldwork with Carl and Geordie email cfzjon@gmail.com
...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.