Sunday, 13 June 2021

Congratulations to Rick

Rick Wakeman 'stunned and proud' after being made a CBE

Rick Wakeman has said he is "stunned and genuinely very proud" after being made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The former Yes ...

 Rick Wakeman, Alan Parsons on Queen's 2021 Birthday Honours List

Rick Wakeman, Alan Parsons, Lulu, Alison Moyet and Engelbert Humperdinck, were among the musicians and entertainers recognized on the ...

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are 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:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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Frank Zappa vs Andy Warhol

 Watch the incredibly awkward interview between Andy Warhol and Frank Zappa

One such episode welcomed the mercurial musical genius, Frank Zappa. It was 1983, and yet Warhol had still done little to soften the hard edges of a ..

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are 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:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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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?"

TWO WORLDS
Heat and sweat. Gardens wilting
Real as the plastic water bottle mountains
which could recycle -but remain obdurate.
Sixth Street early morning mass shooting
We are in the morning garden when it breaks
Sharing with egg innocence .As if it never happened.
Apartheid information. Those shot./Police./Witnesses-
Shell shock ripples through media. Distance creates different dreaming.
Up close, road kill blood looks totally different from Hollywood.
You cannot hear cries of the inner city in the suburbs
Feral and foul the gangs of random violence. Sleep deep, dreamers-
those who will not watch the news tonight.

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Peaceful Hymns on Piano(피아노찬송가) | Pianist Hwanho Jung (피아니스트 정환호)

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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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are 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:
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Friday, 11 June 2021

Doug Hajicek interview; Humber River Monster; More on those Indian cheetahs (OTT#132)

Corky Laing's Letters to Sarah ... one of the wildest rides in Rock n Roll !!


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"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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All Things Must Pass Announcement Livestream. Let's chat George Harrison!


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Bob Geldof: an unmissable hour of insight into rock stardom


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are 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:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy.

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?"

WHERE DID YOU GO FOR A YEAR?
WHEN I FIRST RETREATED
It was in my home,in my dreams
which became rich and deep as soil.
Then i ventured out -into the garden-
planted,dig,composted,mulched
trees,plants,vegetables and flowers
All are blooming(except the pumpkin
which suffered and wilted in the wet)
Squash hangs green,punpkins yellow
and a second green harvest of tomatoes ripens..
Humid now-so back into air-conditioning
where i dive deep into the books i love most,
Read and re-read GREATEST HITS of Literature(most of all poetry)
to be able to flow freely through these damaged days,and dream deep nights
It's a living..It's a colorfilled  life!

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Arthur Brown - Nightmare (1968)

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"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

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?"

KING MIDAS IN REVERSE GEAR
7.10am THIS VERY MORNING(AWAITING)
#1 in the Midas Garage waiting lane.
#2 comes in a Tundra. He is human-so we converse
He is here for the GROUPON COUPON(and so am i)
He buys junk cars, sells them to Mexicans
who repair them and sell them to the unsuspecting..
He also sells to Californian auctions.where he only gets 20%
but prices of cars are HIGH as California. His girlfriend does the same.
They used to compete,but now they co-operate/share the TOP DOLLAR profits'
He has been doing this for a decade in Austin. He looks at my Antique Buick,
shares that it would get $300 at a junkyard. We both smile.When inside,
he shares his Groupon .We both know MIDAS will find fault with our cars,
but i have no cash,and he has Mexican mechanics.We both smile,
knowing the litany of car defects fills time and pages..One by one,
we leave,with the usual warnings,cautions and quotations for repairs shared..
We both wave good-bye-King Midas in reverse...

Music Legend David Essex Says Olivia Newton-John Wanted Him as Danny in Grease | Lorraine


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#74 - Dave Brock of Hawkwind - Greatest Music of All Time Podcast


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George Harrison All Things Must Pass 50th Announced


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are 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:
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GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: America - Lonely People


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are 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:
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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Australia Interview | The Beatles | Colorized | 1964


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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are 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:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

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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?"

WHERE DID YOU GO FOR A YEAR?
WHEN I FIRST RETREATED
It was in my home,in my dreams
which became rich and deep as soil.
Then i ventured out -into the garden-
planted,dig,composted,mulched
trees,plants,vegetables and flowers
All are blooming(except the pumpkin
which suffered and wilted in the wet)
Squash hangs green,punpkins yellow
and a second green harvest of tomatoes ripens..
Humid now-so back into air-conditioning
where i dive deep into the books i love most,
Read and re-read GREATEST HITS of Literature(most of all poetry)
to be able to flow freely through these damaged days,and dream deep nights
It's a living..It's a colorfilled  life!

Monday, 7 June 2021

GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Captain Beefheart Upon The My O My Old Grey Whistle Test 1974

    

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Audience with VDGG

 

Off the Beaten Tracks – an Audience with Van Der Graaf
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Audience and Van Der Graaf Generator. Audience comprised Howard Werth on vocals and acoustic guitar, Keith ...

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Unboxing Frank Zappa

Unboxing: ZAPPA – Soundtrack to Alex Winter's Documentary on Limited Edition Smoke-Coloured ...

A look inside the soundtrack to one of the great docs of the year – Alex Winter's ZAPPA, a sympathetic yet engaging look at the mercurial Frank Zappa.

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There is a hunky-dory, all singing, all dancing, Gonzo Publications website is now pretty well done, although there are 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:
"These links do not work, now but they will do so soon, we apologise"

Enjoy

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 IS NOT A "REVOLUTION"
This means more than evolution.
Leaps and bounds of challenging technology
Means we are in the middle of (post-Matrix)adaptations
Robotics annexes human roles-w/computers &Smartphones
Wealth is Information/Technology. Disruptive Industries.
Workforce shreds as coal mines close. TESLA does not need those.
Artists paid stipends for creative" industries"(once "Communities")
World hacks and phishes. Ransomware follows The Silk Road.
e-commerce w/Bitcoin. Codes Mother Lode. Your digital children will know
more skills than content. They are not content. Moon and Mars calls.
Soon, some will live off-planet. We are not they. Know them by tattoos.
They speak Tik-Tok/Instagram. Elders on email antiquate. Information overload.
Once their devices cease to function, all the updates and virus scans in the hands of Corporations.
How will you ever retrieve your Personal Information-when life is faster -than your iPhone?

When Al Atkins left Judas Priest


Classic Guitarist Reflects on Original Singer Quitting Judas Priest, Talks Day Jobs Band Members ...
If you go back to 1969 and 1970 with Al Atkins, it was your brand - Judas Priest was yours before everybody else... "I was the guy that had metal in my ...

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Remembering Leonard Cohen’s final show


Remembering Leonard Cohen'semotional final encore at his last ever performance
We're dipping into the Far Out Magazine vault to take a look back at an emotional performances as the wonderful Leonard Cohen takes to the stage ..

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The day Frank met John and Yoko


When John Lennon and Yoko Ono joined Frank Zappa for a unique performance
Frank Zappa had also found himself in the unenviable position of 'polarising artist' from time to time in his long career. It is remarkable then that the two ...

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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.