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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.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

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?

NEED 2 GATHER
SO WE DO
But the Food Van has been sold
and the house smells like fire
and the last van left has power
so we tap into it for a PA
and stories arise of truth and power
Guitars and songs and improvisations
For every foundation of our love
is only ever what we need of each other
AWAY WITH LAMINATES&COUNTED TICKETS!
Bring on the challenges of open air meetings!
Where rain and air and sun and wind combine
to spin a spiral magic of attraction
as we listen and compound our lives together
with a wisdom every Bard must learn-
We are more together than apart

This only shared and spinning life shall be our art!

Rick Wakeman & Steve Howe Of Yes Interviewed On Old Grey Whistle Test 1974



RICK WAKEMAN AT GONZO
Rainbow Suite
CD - £11.99

Live in Nottingham 1990
CD/DVD - £9.99

Crimes of Passion
CD - £9.99

Country Airs
CD - £9.99

Simply Acoustic
CD/DVD - £10.99

Out There
CD/DVD - £9.99

The Phantom of the Opera
2CD - £19.99

Live at the Winterland Theatre 1975
CD - £9.99

Time Machine
CD - £9.99

The Two Sides of Yes
2CD - £10.99

Made in Cuba
CD/DVD - £10.99

Grumpy Old Picture Show
CD/DVD - £9.99

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur (2CD)
2CD - £15.00

Can You Hear Me?
CD - £7.99

Gole/Almost Live in Europe
2CD - £9.99

Fields of Green/Always With You
2CD - £9.99

Live At The Maltings 1976
DVD/CD - £9.99

Caped Crusader- Rick Wakeman in the 1970s
Book - £14.99

Video Vaults
6DVD box - £85.00

Cirque Surreal 
CD - £7.99

The Mixture
CD - £7.99

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART ON OGWT


'Captain Beefheart took over the control room, as if he was producing the entire show. Bob Marley and the Wailers were ridiculously good – and totally ...

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work..


Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work..

RICK SPRINGFIELD NEWS

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MANSFIELD - At his "Stripped Down" solo concert in Mansfield Sept. 15, it will be just you, Rick Springfield and his guitar. "It's very personal, intimate ...


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Live And Kickin
DVD - £10.99

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Bellerin' Plain (Detroit Tubeworks, 01/15/71)



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Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work..


Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work..

YES feat ARW IN THE NEWS

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Rick Wakeman reminded us how important a role his keyboard playing was to the sound of YES. His work was pure delight and transported us back in ...

RICK WAKEMAN AT GONZO


Richard Christopher 'Rick' Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboard player and songwriter best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also known for hi..


On this extraordinary album, legendary keyboard player teams up with an Italian singer named Mario Fasciano. Stavros Moschopoulos  writes: 'Recorded on the Isle of Man, the CD contains 8 new..


With special guests  Various artists including: Ian Paice, Rick Parfitt, Steve Hackett, Andy Fairweather Low, John Entwistle etc..


Richard Christopher 'Rick' Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboard player and songwriter best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also known f..


Musician, producer and former Yes member Billy Sherwood has put together what he’s dubbed “the biggest super group of progressive rock players ever assembled,” to form ..


26 tracks in all, of which 10 are previously unreleased (these including an epic version of Matthew the Man - live in Tokyo 2001 and Beijing - widescreen remix from Iona, and other unreleased tra..

BILL BRUFORD IN THE NEWS


Winterfold RecordsBill Bruford is among the most respected drummers in the history of the prog-rock genre, having played with Yes, King Crimson and ...

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Poor Badfinger; if ever there was a pop group 'born under a bad sign' it was them. Things started off quite auspiciously. As The Iveys they signed to The Beatles’ Apple ..


As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier-Award-winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has firmly established herself as one of the most enduring and popular e..


Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM, CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical musi..


Benjamin Schmid has performed with all the world’s important orchestras, in Europe, Russia & the United States. A pupil of Stéphane Grappelli & Menuhin, with whom he made his prof..


Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Berlioz made significa..


Bill Bruford took up music and drumming at the age of 12. By age 27 his musical character had already been forged in the fiery furnace of four of the biggest progressive rock groups of the day: Y..


'Skin and Wire: PianoCircus featuring Bill Bruford play the music of Colin Riley', in which a composer supervises a jazz drummer who used to be a rock drummer playing with a group of classical pianist..


Inside the beating heart of some of one of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, lies a percussion section with a very individual and separate identity. The Ne..


British percussionist Bill Bruford and Dutch keyboard master Michiel Borstlap are two of the leading lights in contemporary improvised music. Since their first meeting at the Nijme..


Pete Lockett is one of the world’s leading multi-percussionists. An authority on Indian percussion and an expert on tablas, kanjira and bongos, he has played and recorded with countless artists ..


Bill Bruford’s Earthworks was for 22 years one of the longest-running and most successful of the UK-based jazz groups. Having already spent twenty years on the cutting edge of modern rock p..

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?

EYES,UNLOCKED
AWAITING WONDER
Ears attuned to any miracles of sound.
Legs walk towards all Points of Pilgrimage
We will tread this well-worn path again.
Recognize those smiling faces?
They know you more than you .
Each has footsteps in process towards destinations
Some may never reach in three lifelines
Time is a measure of itself alone
This means more than GAME OF THRONES
Representation means more than one vote

It is what you do-suffused with trust(and hope..

PETER HAMMILL NEWS

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Peter Hammill, the much-revered progressive music luminary and co-founder of Van der Graaf Generator, will return with the new solo album From ...

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Monday, 28 August 2017

Kevin Ayers - 14 Hour Technicolor Dream Documentary Footage



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Kevin Ayers (16 August 1944 – 18 February 2013) was an English singer-songwriter and a major influential force in the English psychedelic movement. Ayers was a founding member of the pioneering ..


When Kevin Ayres died a few years ago many of us mourned.  John Peel wrote in his autobiography that 'Kevin Ayers' talent is so acute you could perform major eye surgery with it. ..
 

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