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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.

Friday, 28 February 2020

COMING THIS WEEKEND (ALTHOUGH WE ARE NOT QUITE SURE WHEN)


LEONARD COHEN'S FINAL INTERVIEW IN FULL AND POSTHUMOUS VIDEO

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”—Leonard Cohen. Leonard Cohen, the iconic Canadian singer, ...
Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen's posthumous work “Thank For The Dance” has just received a visual treatment to pair with the song.


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YESterdays: Another episode



Jon Anderson provides the harmonies, fitting into the song as if it's the way Yes vocals have always been recorded. Steve Howe offers touches of steel ...

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Thursday, 27 February 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Daevid Allen - University of Errors - Money Doesn't Make It (Full)



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HAWKWIND EN PASSANT

Other names lending their memories of Rockfield to the documentary include Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Hawkwind's Dave Brock, Simple Minds' Jim ...
Other names lending their reminiscences of Rockfield to the documentary incorporate Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Hawkwind's Dave Brock, Very ...

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VARIOUS ZAPPATHINGS




“Peaches en Regalia” is one of Frank Zappa's best-known songs featuring ... It is important to keep Frank Zappa's music as vibrant as when it was ..


Ike Willis​ (Frank Zappa) and ​Marcus Rezak​ (Shred is Dead, Gateway to the Galaxy) have assembled an all-star cast aka “The Brothers of ...


“I was playing Frank Zappa at 4 a.m.”. Now, after a nearly 20-year absence, Chan is returning to the airwaves with a Sunday afternoon shift, dubbed ...

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AL ATKINS EN PASSANT

Judas Priest's roots can be traced back to the Jug Blues Band, fronted by singer Al Atkins. They played small-time gigs in and around the Birmingham .

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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?"

"HOW DID YOU GET YOUR HAPPINESS?"
I ASKED HER
"FROM LISTENING &TALKING WITH PEOPLE"
"And how did you find your silence?"(i asked)
"By listening with respect for my elders"(she replied)
So i listened to her,and she smiled
And we did not have to speak
to share this silence.
2
Her name means "filial piety"and "grass"
She is the very best of us.Respects her elders
Retains Vietnamese aphorisms and metaphors
To learn her way through American Labyrinths
3.
She is precise,polite,professional
Centuries of invasions have prepared her
for integration into a foreign culture
that allowed her refugee status
4
Now all she says is a song
with a lilt at the end of every line
like a bird winging blind skies
seeking only joy in song lives...


Wednesday, 26 February 2020

America European Tour 2020 Dates

7/7/2020 L Olympia Paris, France 
10/7/2020 O2 Empire Shepherds Bush London, UK
12/7/2020 Cornbury Music Festival Oxfordshire, UK
15/7/2020 Musical Dome Koln, Germany
16/7/2020 Capitol Offenbach Offenbach, Germany
17/7/2020 Metropol Theater Bremen Bremen, Germany

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VASRIOUS THINGS AND STUFF APERTAINING TO THE LATE LEONARD COHEN ESQ. C.C. G.O.Q

There's an interview available on YouTube of a young Leonard Cohen, conducted by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation in 1966. At the time, Cohen ..
In late 2016, one week after the death of Leonard Cohen on November 7, 2016, I traveled to Ramallah to give a series of talks. As chance would have ...
Rowan Blanchard and Lily Cole both star in the new music video for “Thanks for the Dance”, the title track of Leonard Cohen's posthumous final album ...
The poetry of Leonard Cohen is a point of pride for many Montrealers, but his brief stint as a playwright is a lesser known part of his artistic oeuvre.

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KEVIN AYERS EN PASSANT

By June 1, 1974, Brian had recovered enough to take part in the live album of that name along with Kevin Ayers, John Cale and Nico at the Rainbow ...

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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?"


SERVICE IS WATER SOFT AS KISSES
AIR FOR ALL SAILS
Earth for freed bison/wolves
Fire for warmth/survival
Whether we came from stars
or evolved from deep caves
We  Anthropocenes grew
in plague proportions/outgrew habitat
displaced all previous species
Now we seek space colonies
where the rich can live off-planet
and poor can fight like Zardoz
over scarcer resources
on our heated planet.Apartheid
of walls and wars calls us to evolve
enough to allow the Wild to return
so we might learn again-The Art
Of Peaceful Co-Existence.

Monday, 24 February 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Within You Without You (Remastered 2009)



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ZAPPASTUFF



A huge influence to the creation of the new album is rock icon Frank Zappa plus one of his collaborators Andrew Barrow, who not only produced and ..


But as far as pure wall of noise goes, I say the heaviest song is “Weasels Ripped My Flesh,” by Frank Zappa. It's so heavy I can hardly believe it even ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Yes - Wonderous Stories (Official Music Video)



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COHEN AT IOW



We're digging deep into the Far Out Magazine Vault to bring you a very special moment as Leonard Cohen silences the raucous crowd at the Isle of ..

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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?"

SACRED STONES
PYRAMIDS, ULURU, PLYMOUTH ROCK
All have been graffitied,tagged,scarred
No wonder our diamonds are miniatures
"Let he who is without sin,cast the first stone"
No wonder our need for a National Trust
for Avebury,Stonehenge,Callanish
From Kubla Khan(Coleridge version)to China's Great Wall
We trust stone will outlast us-Catacombs,Colosseums,Burial Chambers
Then we dig them up from Leeds Shopping Centers
Swords from Lakes,bodies from Egyptian graves
What is Sacred as a point of Pilgrimage
exists because we ascribe significance..
If we regarded coal as more important than diamonds
there would be no Great Barrier Reef

FAIRPORT FOR PEEL CENTRE



Fairport Convention will appear at the venue on Saturday May 9 as part of the band's Spring Tour. Since forming in London in the mid-1960s the band ...
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DON PRESTON OPENS DOORS



“So, we put this band together and that was the first Robby Krieger band and we played at the Whiskey A-Go-Go with Don Preston, Zappa's keyboard ...

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Sunday, 23 February 2020

GEOFF DOWNES (no relation) DAVE BAINBRIDGE NEWS



Keyboard player Geoff Downes (YES, Asia, The Buggles) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide were joined on stage by guitarist Dave Bainbridge (Iona, ...

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ZAPPASTUFF



In the years since his transcendence of Earth, Frank Zappa has gone from a quirky novelty act with a cult following to an artist standing in league with ...


A 1968 publication offers a picture of Mothers of Invention with a young Frank Zappa, his Fu Manchu mustache and soul patch combo drawing the eye


Hot Rats has been called the Frank Zappa album for people who don't actually like Frank Zappa. The composer, bandleader, guitarist and singer ..

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Friday, 21 February 2020

NEW ALBUM FOR STEVE HOWE



After Jon Anderson left Yes' '90125' lineup to form Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, an alternate Yes in all but name, a schism was created.

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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?"

FOR THE LOVE OF WHAT IS NATURAL
MAY SOMETIMES SEEM LOST TO US
As we choose to live in cities
where the Natural is displaced.
Out pedigree Parks become Dog Parks
Our waters added chlorine/fluoride
We forget the Wilde here Before us
Displace all Indigenous Cultures
By which i mean heron ,turtle,fish and dodo
By which i mean bison,wolf,beaver,toad
What we cannot eat,we exterminate
Cannot brook competition for Resources
Until all that is left is Plastic
in the bellies of whales,birds ,dolphins
Also in our micro-nano-bloodstreams
We will now all live forever

Thursday, 20 February 2020

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Father Serafim Chants Psalm 50 In Aramaic

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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