Thursday, 17 September 2020

Hawkwind Interview, ( Dave Brock ) London, December 2002


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JOHN HEATON: The Beatles in Mono Discussion


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LEONARD COHEN: Estate sues Republican Party

Leonard Cohen's estate set to sue the US Republican Party for using 'Hallelujah'
Seeing as how Donald Trump has made a career out of being a fucking crook, it's not all that surprising that he used Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Arthur Brown and Kingdom Come - (Eternal) Internal Messanger

  


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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?"

EVERY LINE IS A SILVER KEY
To the gold lock of a page
that opens up worlds
you can see,feel,touch and know
You can go anywhere in time
and space is no race/just a place'
that welcomes your applied imaginings
Active is this-the bliss of reading
To sedate or incite new dreams each night
or offer morning delights,or afternoon distractions
Every Book is a FORTHCOMING ATTRACTION
Also an addiction-read one author
then all by her!Leading on to others
who influenced or were influenced by this author.
There is no end to this-bliss of reading
opens new Paradises.The only entrance is your willingness
to voyage beyond the borders of your worlds
embracing the unknown,awaiting you now
in every Diamond line of every Golden book
in your Platinum shining world,your eyes now open
and opening to more.NOW READ ON>>>

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

MORE FROM YESterdays

Yes, “The Game” from 'Heaven and Earth' (2014): YESterdays
Alan White's approach also gives “The Game” a first-take feel, as if Yes was going to take a few more passes and replace the drums with the finished ...

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Paul McCartney - Back In Brazil (Behind The Scenes)

 


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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?"

BERNIE SANDERS IS MY MENSCH
CONSISTENT ALL HIS LIFE
He has been for equality,peace and human rights
He has bravely stood up in this fight
Peacefully demonstrated,violently treated
Persisting  in his peaceful means.
Twice he ran for President
Twice he fell upon his sword
for less qualified candidates,for sure
what he really wanted was to ensure
that progressive policies might be employed
for his children and grandchildren's  lives
In these days,when to be alive /is our beginning ambition
He continues to remonstrate for our education
in the ways of populist manifestation
Vermont is better for having him
Mensch of a good example then
Bernie Sanders gets my vote Zen!
'

Monday, 14 September 2020

LEONARD COHEN: mesmerising duet of 'Suzanne', wkith Judy Collins

Leonard Cohen was never a prolific seller of records in the salad days of his musical career, in fact, he spent most of his fledgeling moments coasting ...

JON ANDERSON INTERVIEW

 

HPR's All Things Considered Off The Road With Yes Legend Jon Anderson - Part One
... Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, the Tower of Power horns, and three members of Yes: Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White. Jon also ...
... and three members of Yes: Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White. In the post for part one, we've included the entire new album for you to hear.

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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Bad News 1 - Bad Dreams Rehearsal




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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?"

IN THE NEW ECONOMY
GOODBYE LUBYS,FAREWELL CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB
Adios Sixth St Bars and Red River Cultural District
Venues cannot cover rent when they are empty,and gatherings banned
Part-time workers economically displaced,emotionally insecure(again)
How can we earn a reliable  income anymore?Rent out RVs?
Sell medical supplies?There is a backlog on Chromebooks
now that all learning is online.Staycations now the rage,so sell
food and drink deliveries.Instacart via Instagram.Stock toilet paper-
future pandemics will need canned food supplies.Invest in Astrology,
Futurology ,and Health Benefit Advice.Doctors and Nurses are secure-
but must take precautions against infection-and depression
is not solved by doses of melatonin.Office Depot will survive-
diverting to masks and hand sanitizer.Flower delivery for funerals,
or those small weddings that cannot be delayed.Our life has changed.
Economics a Survivalist Game.So much is digital and no longer hand /home made
This is the way we are adapting in these unique Pandemic Days..

YES: Jon Anderson hopes for a full reunion

JON ANDERSON Hopes For Full YES Reunion - "God, It Would Be A Fun-Filled Tour"
On his disappointment that YES featuring ARW (Anderson with Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman) never recorded an album: "Well, the problem was

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Sunday, 13 September 2020

RICK SEES RED

RICK WAKEMAN IS OVER THE MOON ABOUT EPIC NEW MARS ALBUM
Since the 1970s, Rick Wakeman has taken listeners on journeys to the center of the Earth and the courts of legendary kings. Now, the keyboardist who ...

JOHN LENNON AND FRANK ZAPPA

What John Lennon Said Was 'Bullsh*t' About Frank Zappa
Regardless, John did work with Zappa and his band on a certain occasion. Frank Zappa holding a wire. Frank Zappa | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ...
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PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit SHOW 364

 


28-06-2020 – SHOW 364 – Smell the Roses: Dungeon Synth

Bab L’ Bluz: Il Mata
The Weekenders: Inelegantly Wasted In Papa’s Penthouse Pad In Belgravia
L’éclair: Carousel
Mimico: The Lost Sinner
Michelle Mercure: Solo Dance
The Architect: Run X Reverie
Etuk Ubong: African Struggle
Jazz Sabbath: Children of the Grave
Liraz: Zan Bezan
Faer Nomuth: The Sadist
Deathbard: Abandoned in a Cold War
Malcolm Arnold: Bringing in the Mule Trains
John Ylivisaker: A Gay Clinch
David Devant and his Spirit Wife: Pimlico
Chouk Bwa and the Angstromers: Sali Lento
Ghost Town Blues: Poor Man’s Blues
Kansas Smitty’s: Judgement
Greg Fox: Parasthesia
Toby Hay and David Ian Craig: Capel Y Craig – Improvisations
R B Russell: Midsummer
Molly Ringwraith: Ghost of H.P. Lovecraft
H.P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness
Whispering Mirrors: Calling Forth
The Eddie Thomas Singers: Harlem Nocturne
David Crosby: I’d Swear There was Somebody Here

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: ST GEORGES'S-WINDSOR COME, YE THANKFUL PEOPLE, COME

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.

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?"

DEFEATING TIME
Silence-for three minutes and thirty-three seconds.
Designing/building structures(pyramids/sound caves/theaters)
that will last longer than our life time.And works-literary,musical-
calculated to extend beyond our "three score years and ten"
Think-Star time.Universe time.Life times extended by those twin  thoughts-
INFINITY/ETERNITY.(and Beyond).Sounds like Buzz Lightyear(or John Cage)
Sounds like slow time.Zen Meditating mind.Immortalism via Creation.
If you can dream it is possible.Water time.Mountain time.
Glacier time.Drip of  stalactite to stalagmite.Kiss of Infinities.
Beyond and before and After us-different time signatures/shifts
Music knows this

JOEY MOLLAND: The story of the rainy day man

 Badfinger's Joey Molland Tells the Story of the "Rainy Day Man" (premiere)

Badfinger's Joey Molland shares "Rainy Day Man" ahead of a new album. At 73, Molland remains optimistic about the future. "I'm a positive guy and I ...

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Friday, 11 September 2020

Gonzo Weekly #407/8

Gonzo Weekly #407/8
THE KISSING THE SKY ISSUE
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 week? Ooooh lots of things. Such as The psychogeography of the death of Jimi Hendrix, Mother Gong, Elegant Simplicity, Hawkwind, Bill and Ted and oodles more, animal rescue with PAART, Reminiscences from Tony Klinger, and other stuff of interest.
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and one from Tony Klinger, 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:
Issue 405-6 (Corinna)
Issue 403-4 (Covid Conspiracies)
Issue 401-2 (The Westway)
Issue 399-40 (Kosmik Ken)
Issue 397-8 (Liz Lenten)
Issue 395-6 (Diane Warren/Sharon Farber)
Issue 393-4 (Daria Kulesh)
Issue 391-2 (Little Richard)
Issue 389-90 (Ian Anderson)
Issue 387-8 (A Guy called Gerald)
Issue 385-6 (Tony Henderson)
Issue 383-4 (London Remixed)
">Issue 381-2 (Greta)
Issue 379-80 (Andrew Weatherall)
Issue 377-8 (The Future)
Issue 375-6 (Big Sean)
Issue 373-4 (End of the World)
Issue 371-2 (New Year)
Issue 369-70 (Christmas)
Issue 367-8 (Register to Vote)
Issue 365-6 (Rick Wakeman)
Issue 363-4 (Focus)
Issue 361-2 (Martin Springett)
Issue 359-60 (Robert Hunter)
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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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Kevin Ayers "Acoustic" Magical - Live 2006 London

 

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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?"

SOME THINGS EXIST SOLELY FOR BEAUTY
Like Buddhist Meditators or Zen monks
or those Sand Paintings of indigenous.
Temporary as time or butterfly wings(or love)
or birdsong at mornings or owl moonlight
You see and forget,as they alight and depart
Lightning storms,sunrises/sunsets.Photograph
then forget.Spark alive again when reminded -
That was YOU in that rainforest,wild birds overhead
YOU in that rainstorm,amazed and exhilarated
Moment so momentary even Memory fails
Hold them close in the Altar of your Art
They remind you what is so very important-
to recall and hold what is Holy and Wilde
while it lives among us-temporary as a smile.
...BECAUSE SOME OF US THINK THAT THIS STUFF IS IMPORTANT
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