Wednesday, 7 December 2022

MARK LEWISOHN - In conversation with Conan O'Brien - (June 2016)


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Zappa and Floyd’s synthesiser returns

 The Innovative Synthesizer Used by Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd Has Been Resurrected

While using an electronic keyboard to create a string orchestra is taken for granted today, it wasn't until the 1960s when Moog's modular synthesizers ..

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Sailing on topographic oceans

Tales From Topographic Oceans': How Yes Set Sail Into The Unknown - Dig!

... singer Jon Anderson, guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, keyboardist Rick Wakemanand new drummer Alan White created a record that was 

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THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

  

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

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AMTRAK OWNS FEW TRACKS
Which means passengers have to wait
while freight trains slowly click down the tracks
Union Pacific has campaigned against passenger rail
between Austin and San Antonio(a no-brainer!
Railroad workers are devoted to their tasks..
When they asked for two men crews to be restored
they were ignored.When they asked for sick pay
to deal with being ON CALL 24 hours a day,
they were ignored.Workers are not heard.
They bring up safety issues and staffing issues
and are summarily ignored.Who better to share
the current state of tracks,bridges and rolling stock
than those who every lives depend upon such facts-
Maintenance is essential-both for rolling stock and staff
Short-term profiteering may assist owners and managers-
but those on the ground can see what needs to be done.
Time to listen..

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath (Live)

  

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Monday, 5 December 2022

How The Beatles Recorded RAIN & Which Pressing Sounds Best?


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Hallelujah

 Leonard Cohen Documentary 'Hallelujah' Director Interview - Deadline

Leonard Cohen's signature song, "Hallelujah," had its journey to music immortality stopped almost at birth by a record executive.

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Uncle Rick’s Christmas show

 Review: Rick Wakeman's Grumpy Christmas Stocking, Bath Forum - Bristol24/7

There's an illuminated Christmas tree at the back of the stage and a large stocking hanging from Rick Wakeman CBE's Steinway grand piano.

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down

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THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

  

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

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TO BE HEARD
You will be heard
Now-spread the word!

Sunday, 4 December 2022

Unboxing Paul McCartney Flaming Pie Deluxe Archive Collection


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Progeny dissected

'Progeny': A Guide To Each Gig In Yes' Seven-Show 21LP Live Box Set - Dig!
Listen to 'Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two' here. Despite the departure of drummer Bill Bruford, newcomer Alan White more than holds his ...

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Gonzo Weekly #527/8

  

 

Gonzo Weekly #527/8

AN ISSUE FOR WILKO
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 issue? 120 pages of Discordianism, the JAMMS, COP27, Greta Thunberg, Rishi Sunak, Immune, Mark at the Movies, We are Willow, Steve Freight, Porcupine Tree, Chris Butler, The Gardening Club and oodles more.
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, Mr Biffo, Puls8 Radio (cancelled), and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and C.J Stone but Mr Biffo, 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:
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:
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.

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?"


LOVE IN THE DARK
I LOVE WHEN I CAN
(but it means more by moonlight..
When sun retreats i advance
become more when the moon explores
Each and every and all..
I love the dark of night&all that sings
of owls and full moon evenings
Love in the dark allows full expression of us
No one else can see us.They are kept in the dark
Intimacy is between us.Love in the dark is a spark that ignites
when night comes and light leaves you and i  curled together/alive!
Bring on love!Let life rule!All that is old-is also new
Love in the dark is the core of all truth.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: 1 Hour of Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir

  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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Friday, 2 December 2022

COMING THIS WEEKEND

 


Gong’s journey into Eastern Mysticism

 'Shamal': How Gong Took A New Trip Into Eastern Mysticism - Yahoo

Shortly after, percussionist Moerlen left, followed by synth wizard Tim Blake, before husband-and-wife vocalists Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth ...

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Frank Zappa celebrates Doo Wop

 'Cruising With Ruben & The Jets': Frank ZappaCelebrates Doo-Wop - uDiscoverMusic

Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention's homage to doo-wop demonstrated the composer's ability to craft perfect pop songs. Published on. December 2, ...

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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?"

DRAW FROM OTHERS (PROFIT YOURSELF)
YOU ARE MY ROLE MODEL
You show me another way to be
Different to my Destiny
Why-I follow you on high
Footprints to the sky
If i were to flow/beyond the world i know
There would only be me...
But more can be employed/enjoyed
To lead and to be led
To learn and to earn harmonic karma
For all and each and every
are what we learn and need
to know-you say-This is the way to go..
So-we follow..

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Pink Floyd - Dogs

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Thursday, 1 December 2022

Rick Wakeman and Keith Moon get into trouble

Yes' Rick Wakeman Recalls The Who's Keith Moon Getting Him In Trouble

Speaking to BBC Radio 2's Johnnie Walker, Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman revealed that he also had his share of hanging around with Moon. When Rick ...

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A blue plaque for Robert Calvert

 Gathering for unveiling of Blue Plaque in memory of Hawkwind's Robert Calvert

In 2008 former Hawkwind member Nik Turner, Hawklords singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Richards and others rebooted The Hawklords to bring back ...

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Revisiting Frank Zappa‘s fusion masterclass

 'Waka/Jawaka': Frank Zappa's Fusion Masterclass - uDiscoverMusic

Frank Zappa's 15th album, 'Waka/Jawaka,' is the sound of jazz-inspired musical freedom. It still sounds fresh today.

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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?"

THIS GIFT OF WATER
This gift of Barton Creek
will not flow forever
If sewage reduces drinking quality
And all Austin chokes upon effluent
If you can-speak
If you can-attend
Save Barton Creek!
(Again!)

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Revisiting Silver machine

 The Story Behind The Song: Hawkwind's space rock masterpiece 'Silver Machine'

This sound was augmented by Lemmy Kilmister's roaring vocals and the utterly bewitching solo by Dave Brock. In many ways, this was the first space ...

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Why Rick Wakeman loves Buenos Aries

 Rock star Rick Wakeman talks about his travels, including why he loves Buenos Aires

Rick Wakeman checks in to our travel Q & A. He also talks about his first package holiday (to Majorca) and how he used to 'drink planes dry' with ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

   








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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?"

RECLUSES ANON
ONLY LINK IS ZOOM
Who answers their phone?
All spam and scams
Of course,visit(with gifts-
to reduce artificial distance
Face to face is instant truth
We shrink in isolation
Need each other in connection
Whether stored in rest homes
or family isolation.Alone
Apply conversation.Update.
Listen more than speak
Reach out to our fave recluses
Anonymous...

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Revisiting the Grand Wazoo

 'The Grand Wazoo': How Frank Zappa Made A Jazz Fusion Classic - uDiscoverMusic

From thrilling jazz-rock workouts to balmy beauty, this album has it all... and it was recorded just months after Frank Zappa suffered ...


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