Gonzo Web Radio

Welcome to Gonzo Web Radio! Pick a show to listen to below. All shows pop up in a new window so you can listen as you browse.

Display per page

Displaying radio shows 1 to 20 of a total of 446 shows (page 1 of 23)

Next Page


Friday Night Progressive #204
Date Published: 25th July 2015

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

John Beagley

http://www.facebook.com/john.beagley.10?__mref=message_bubble

GorMusik

http://www.facebook.com/pages/GorMusik/434451266724178

United Progressive Fraternity – UPF

http://www.facebook.com/UPFrat

Hasse Fröberg and the Musical Companion

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hasse-Fröberg-and-the-Musical-Companion/84014399944?fref=nf

Mastermind

http://www.facebook.com/Mastermindband?fref=ts

Circuline

http://www.facebook.com/circulinemusic

SYNCROMIND PROJECT

http://www.facebook.com/SYNCROMINDPROJECT

Brotherhood of the Machine

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brotherhood-of-the-Machine/595944157125209

Cailyn

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cailyn/88087502602

Moonwagon

http://www.facebook.com/Moonwagonband?fref=nf — with John Beagley, Andrew Colyer, Cailyn Lloyd, Gordo Bennett, Enzo Ferrara, Mark Truey Trueack, Hasse Fröberg, Dave Francis, Jani Korpi and Bill Berends.

Listen



Strange Fruit #131
Date Published: 25th July 2015
Listen



GONZO WEEKLY #140: Jon meets Jaki Windmill
Date Published: 25th July 2015

I am very fond of Jaki Windmill. I first met her in the spring of 2013 when my dear nephew Dave B-P and I drove to Brighton to interview the late Mick Farren, and ended up filming one of his last concerts.  We spoke to the other members of The Deviants at some length, and on stage that evening I was particularly struck with the sensitivity and energy that one member in particular brought to what was otherwise a brutal monolith of sound. Jaki's vocals and percussion added a whole new dimension to the sound and she provided both a visual and emotional foil to Mick.

On her website Jaki describes herself: "I am an astrologer, shamanic practitioner, actress, musician, teacher and writer. I have a son, (aged 36, works for BBC). I was brought up in St. Ives in Cornwall (and retain strong connections there) but now live in Brighton – a stimulating place! I have strong connections with Mexico – and the San Francisco Bay Area!

I gained my Diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies in 1998, receiving the Margaret Hone award for the best interpretation paper that year. Since then, I have interwoven writing about Astrology, teaching it, running workshops and doing private consultations. I have also spoken about astrology on BBC Radio, including doing ‘on the spot‘ consultations live on air.

My style of astrology can apparently be both sensitive and raunchy!

I have lectured frequently on Sex in the Chart, Creativity in the Chart, the Moon, Neptune and Saturn. I am particularly interested in hidden potential as is revealed in the birth chart. I write astrological articles, in particular for an Astrology Correspondence course manual printed by the astrologycollege.com. (Aspects in the Chart and The Astrological Cycles.)

I have taught Mundane Astrology for the Faculty of Astrology and lectured at their Summer School at Jesus College Oxford."

All that, and singing with The Deviants who, in a vaguely analogous replay of events nearly fifty years ago, became The Pink Fairies. What's not to find enthralling? Nothing, that's what!

She is also one of the headline speakers at this year's Weird Weekend which will be held at the Small School in Hartland on the third weekend of August this year. She will be talking about Astroshamanics,  and will be doing music later on the Saturday evening. Jaki and I also come from much the same political and Fortean perspective, and so it is always a joy to speak to her, and as we hadn't spoken for a while, and hadn't done a formal interview (if any communication between the two of us can be considered formal) an interview for this issue of the magazine seemed like a jolly good idea...

Listen



GONZO WEEKLY #140: Jon meets Sophia Sage
Date Published: 25th July 2015

I have a lot of so-called friends on my Facebook page. Unfortunately I have no idea who the vast majority of them are, because I tend to use Facebook more as a marketing tool, either for this magazine or for the CFZ, but there are some people of whom I am genuinely fond.

One of these is a record producer from Tennessee called Carl "Blue" Wise, who is the co-owner of Blueboy Records in Memphis.

They have this to say about the company:

"Carl "Blue" Wise and his son Jordan formed Blueboy Records to exploit all genres of great music including R&B, Soul, Rock and Roll, Americana, and Pop. Carl "Blue" Wise, having been in every facet of the music industry since the Stax glory days, had the good fortune of working with some of the all-time greats in the music industry; Willie Mitchell, Eddie Floyd, Sir Mack Rice, Rufus Thomas, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zant, The Bar-Kays, Joey Molland of Badfinger, an Apple Records artist, and many more. Having the production/songwriting skills and the artistic abilities, Carl and Jordan needed an outlet to bring their creative services to the people.

"With Blueboy Records, We intend to bring fresh, new talent along with some of the great artists of the past." - Carl "Blue" Wise. It is our goal at Blueboy Records to fill the need for original music in the market. We will present to you music and artists with integrity, heart, and soul. Our motto is "Music For The Universe". We intend to give the little guy the break he/she would never get at a large record label. Look for Blueboy Records to bring back that warm,vintage feel we all love with exciting, cutting edge sounds. We Thank You for joining us in our journey and becoming part of The Dream."

A few weeks ago, my friend and oppo Graham Inglis installed a BT wireless router thingy in our conservatory, which means that I can finally get a signal on my iPad upstairs in Corinna's and my bedroom.

This means, I often take my iPad to bed, and catch up on things that I am supposed to be reading as I wait for my evening meds to lull me into the arms of Morpheus.  However instead of reading the Entomological journals that I am meant to, I often find myself pootling about on eBay or Facebook.

The other night I was preparing to switch off and go to sleep when I saw a posting from Carl Wise linking to a crowdfunding page for a new singer called Sophia Sage. She writes:

"I am Sophia Sage.  I was born and raised in Jackson, TN and that is where I currently reside. 

I am 18 years old.  I graduated from Madison Academic High School and I will be a Freshman in college this fall.  I attend Northside United Methodist Church and have been a part of their music program since I was five years old.  I am a praise singer on Sundays and have participated in the church’s youth musicals for seven years.  I was a part of the writing team for the last two musical I participated in, and was the head of the writing team for the June 2015 musical.

I have been practicing and competing in Taekwondo for 14 years and am a third degree black belt.  Taekwondo has taught me discipline and how to set goals and achieve them. 

I love music and have always had a passion for it.  I have been singing since the day I could talk.  It has always been a passion and dream for me to be able to do the thing I love most:  to produce great music.  I love being able to perform and share my music with people and see the impact it has on them.  I would appreciate your help in funding my project.

I am looking for people to fund my debut album to be produced by Carl 'Blue' Wise in Memphis, TN of Blueboy Records.  Carl has worked with some of the greatest legends in the music industry including Willie Mitchell, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Sir Mack Rice (writer of 'Mustang Sally', 'Respect Yourself' and 'Cheaper to Keep Her') and has produced for many of them.

Thank you so much for your support!"

http://www.gofundme.com/sophiasagemusic

There was also a brief video clip of her singing a song called Girl Crush, and even on the titchy speakers of my iPad, her lush, gorgeous voice filled the room. Sophia is completely inexperienced as a singer but has one of the most emotive voices I have ever heard, and I completely understand why Carl decided that he had to work with her.

If there is any justice in this world you will be hearing a lot from this young lady. We will certainly be following her career trajectory with interest in the pages of this magazine.

Listen



GONZO WEEKLY #139: Jon meets Raz
Date Published: 18th July 2015

This was one of the more peculiar editorial commissions that I have been given. The Grande Fromage sent me an email asking me to interview a dude called Michael Rescigno. Only trouble was, he omitted to give me anything except for an email address for the man, and I have to admit that I had never heard of him.

So I did what any good researcher worth his salt does in these decadent days and looked him up on Google. There are all sorts of men with his name, including an interesting fellow who has done research on the growth rates of meadow grass, and although I quite fancy talking to him, I cannot truly say that this is gonna be the sort of thing which will make headline news in a rock and roll weekly, no matter how eccentric.

So I did what I should have done in the first place and emailed him, and soon found why I could not find any information about him. He has always played under the stage name of Michael Raz, and his Raz Band has been playing for a hell of a long time, and furthermore the current incarnation includes two of my favourite musicians, namely:

  • Joseph "Joey" Charles Molland (born 21 June 1947, Edge Hill, Liverpool, England) is an English composer and rock guitarist whose recording career spans four decades. He is best known as a member of Badfinger, the most successful of the acts he performed with.
  • Joseph Anthony "Joe" Vitale is an American musician primarily known as a drummer but also a flautist, keyboardist and singer. He has played with many of the top names in music during a career dating back to the 1970s.

Bloody hell! These two guys have played on some of my favourite albums. Molland played on All things must Pass  by George Harrison, arguably the best post Beatle solo album by any of the Fab Four, and Vitale played on the massively under-rated Long May You Run by the Stills-Young Band, which is one of the greatest things that either Neil Young or Steven Stills played on.

So I asked for a biography and I was sent this:

Members: Michael Rescigno, Jeff Hutchinson, Jim Manzo, Joey Molland, Joe Vitale 
"The RAZ Band" Celebrates 30 Years of Hits and Stuff" Songs You Should Know and Love! Remember where you were the first time you heard TRB??? 

One day Raz played the new songs for a record company executive who said," I love these songs, this is a great band, but your'e to old to sign. Why don't you find some 20 year olds, teach them the songs and I'll sign them." It was then that Raz came up with the new name for the band:"The RAZ Band".

So "The RAZ Band" were born! The End . P.S. This is a true story.

Raz played in bands in High School. With his friends Hutch & Neil. And they would would go see Joey Molland when Badfinger was playing in the New York/New Jersey area.As well as fans of Joe Vitale when he toured with Joe Walsh in the New York/New Jersey area. 

Raz & Hutch went to L.A.(winter in Jersey sucks). They formed the band "The Contents", played all over LA: Madame Wongs East & West, Troubadour, Whisky, The Central, Gazzaris, and many other clubs. The Contents disbanded and then some of The Contents formed "The Raz Nasty Band" They made records/cds , videos, , kept playing live around town, Started to play colleges. 

Then one night at Filthy McNasty's, Raz Nasty became "RAZ". Jim Manzo joined the band. Joey Molland would either play guitar, sing or produce RAZ. Joe Vitale would either play keyboards, drums, sing or produce RAZ,(lots of history here)(how they came to play with RAZ is another story) 

Then Raz & Hutch went back to New Jersey for their High School reunion. Being the kind of fellas that they are they played at the reunion. 

So Thank you for reading our story, listen to the music , watch the video, read the blog, and please don't do drugs and clean up your room ,make your bed, don't stay out to late etc.;;; I don't like the looks of those people that you're hanging out with! You know the drill. late, peace, out.........see ya. 

Cheers

So I took the bull by the horns and telephoned him for what turned out to be one of the most enjoyable interviews of my chequered career.

Listen



Strange Fruit #130
Date Published: 18th July 2015

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks). The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight. Every other week the show is now presented by Jeremy Smith and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine! 

He writes: I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers. This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand. With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I love..

Strange Fruit 130 – The Holiday Show
Songs about travel, holidays & hotels and songs to listen to by the pool.

Featured Album: Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come: Journey

Tracks

1 The Dead Kennedys: Holiday in Cambodia

2 Seasick Steve: Underneath a Blue and Cloudless Sky

3 The Ramones: California Sun

4 TV Smith: Coming in to Land

5 Tom Jones: Traveling Blues

6 Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come: Time Captives

7 Gang of Four: I Love a Man in a Uniform

8 The Kinks: Holiday

9 The Beach Boys: Don't Go Near the Water

10 The Pogues: Turkish Song of the Damned

11 John Lennon: Cold Turkey

12 Pink Floyd: One of these days

13 Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel

14 John Cooper Clarke: Majorca

15 Alice Cooper: School's Out

16 The Sex Pistols: Holiday in the Sun

17 Blyth Power: Hard Summer Long

18 Husker Du: Celebrated Summer

19 Attilla the Stockbroker: Holiday in Albania

20 Attilla the Stockbroker: Holiday in Albania Revisited

21 Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come: Triangles

22 Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come: Spirit of Joy

23 Davy Graham: Maajan (A Taste of Tangier)

24 Kirsty MacColl: Free World

25 Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Ramada Inn

26 The Flaming Lips: Look the Sun is Rising

27 The Flamin' Groovies: Heading for the Texas Border

28 Counting Crows: Holiday in Spain

Listen



Friday Night Progressive #203
Date Published: 18th July 2015

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

Cloud Over Jupiter

http://www.facebook.com/CloudOverJupiter

RDG

http://www.facebook.com/rdgrocks?fref=nf

Terl Bryant

http://www.facebook.com/terl.bryant?fref=ts

One

http://www.facebook.com/1OneUniverse?fref=ts

Paddy Steer

http://www.facebook.com/paddy.steer?fref=ts

ORK

http://www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band?fref=nf

Larry R Campbell

http://www.facebook.com/lraycampbell

El tubo elastic

http://www.facebook.com/ElTuboElastico

Sendelica

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sendelica/191174294239796

Telergy

http://www.facebook.com/telergymusic?fref=nf — with Larry R Campbell, Robert McClung, One Universe, Sendelica, Pedro Kaldini, Terl Bryant Drummer, Bill Ray, Paddy Steer, El tubo elástico, Terl Bryant, Marian Rodriguez, O_R_k, Alfonso Ro Mo and Cloud Over Jupiter.

Listen



Strange Fruit #129
Date Published: 11th July 2015

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample.

The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks).

Neil Nixon, the founder and co-presenter of the show has released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia. The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.

 21-06-15 – SHOW 129 – SHE BOP (MAINLY) FEMALE FOCUSSED

Soiuxsie and the Banshees:  Strange Fruit

Marie Osmond:  Karawane

Mae West:  When a Man Loves a Woman

Carla Bley and Paul Haines:  Escalator over the Hill

Achine Tinawatt  #3

Groove Coverage:  God is a Girl

Elbow:  Jesus is a Rochdale Girl

The Shangri Las   I can Never go Home Anymore

Petite Maimie:  Coffee

The Shaggs:  Yesterday Once More

Joan as Policewoman:  Jump the Ride

Essential Logic:  Fanfare in the Garden

And the Native Hipsters:  I Can Change my Mind

Carla Bley and Paul Haines:  Smalltown Agonist

Brigitte Bardot:  Harley Davidson

Laura Cannell:  The Drowned Sacristan

Townswomens Guild of Aspatria Choir:  The Joy of Spring

Anupama:  Yeh Raat

Alessi’s Ark:  Hands in the Sink

The Great Kat:  Metal Messiah

Shirley Rumsey:  Trombonico - A la guerra a la guerra

5,6,7,8s:  Pinball Party

Carla Bley:  Hotel Overture

The Rezillos:  Tiny Boy from Outer Space

Julie Tippetts and Martin Archer:  Soliciting Crabs

Stinky Picnic:  A Fungus and a Mungus and a Wungus

Black Box Recorder:  Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

Vashti Bunyan:  Here Before

Hannah Peel:  The Parting Glass

Listen



Friday Night Progressive #202
Date Published: 11th July 2015

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space. 

ARTISTS:

John Likides

http://johnlikides.bandcamp.com/

Gadi Caplan

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440?fref=nf

Mindspeak

http://www.facebook.com/mindspeakmusic

Dave Kerzner

http://www.facebook.com/davesquidskerzner?fref=nf

Philippe Karim and Angel

http://www.facebook.com/beurier.philippe

YAK

http://www.facebook.com/yaktunes?fref=nf

Hibernal

http://www.facebook.com/hibernalband

Kant Freud Kafka

http://www.facebook.com/kantfreudkafka?fref=ts

Astronomusic

http://www.facebook.com/Astronomusic?fref=nf

Regal Worm

http://www.facebook.com/regalworm?fref=ts&ref=br_tf — with Beurier Philippe, John Likides, Martin Morgan, Gadi Caplan, Mark Healy, Regal Worm, Simon Nagy, Javi Herrera, Varrod Goblink, Dave Kerzner and Zózimo Rech.

Listen



GONZO WEEKLY #138: Jon meets Stu from Galahad
Date Published: 11th July 2015

Galahad formed in 1985 just for fun playing roughly half covers (Genesis, Zeppelin, Rush, Sabbath, Focus, Marillion etc) and half original material. Galahad then supported a few fairly well known 'Progressive' bands that were coming up at the time including IQ, Pendragon, Haze and later Pallas and Magnum.

Then, after mixing it with the slightly 'bigger boys' Galahad decided take it more seriously, and began playing  only original material resulting in the release of their first proper album in 1991, 'Nothing Is Written', which was purely self-financed and released independently but which went on to sell several thousand copies.

The success of 'Nothing Is Written' was also helped by the fact that the band received substantial air play on BBC Radio One, especially on the Radio One Rock Show hosted by the late, great Tommy Vance. The band then landed themselves with deals in the UK, Japan and Germany.

The band has now released fifteen albums including albums by main band offshoots such as Galahad Electric Company and the Galahad Acoustic Quintet. The band has played hundreds of gigs in the UK, Europe and America over the last few years, at times in some very unusual venues!

In 2002 Galahad released 'Year Zero' which featured John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, Family etc.) on guest vocals.

In September 2006 Galahad released their debut DVD 'Resonance' , which was recorded live in Katowice, Poland in May 2006. 

'Empires Never Last' , which features Karl Groom (Threshold) on engineering duties, was released in 2007 and took the band in a heavier, more muscular, guitar orientated direction. This more contemporary, metallic approach seems to have worked as ‘Empires’ was a great success, both commercially and critically, and resulted in them winning album of the year at the 2007 Classic Rock Society awards. ‘Empires’ was also included in many top 10 album listings  for 2007.

In the interim and whilst recording TWO new studio albums Galahad  released a couple of live albums ‘Sleepless in Phoenixville – Rosfest Live 2007’  and 'Whitchurch 92/93 - Live Archives -Vol.2' (CD/DVD) plus a re-issue of their 1992 Year Zero album, which also contained  bonus CD consisting  of  live versions of tracks from Year Zero.

'Battle Scars', again recorded at Thin Ice by Karl Groom was released in April 2012 and took the band further into a heavy/rockier direction but mixing it up with a  few more overt modern dance/trance and classical influences.   'Beyond the Realms of Euphoria', the second album recorded at the same time was released in October 2012.

A comprehensive biography entitled 'One For the Record - The Official Biography of Galahad' written by Andrew Wild was published in April 2013 documenting the history of the band from 1985 to the end of 2012. The biography also comes with a companion Video Archive DVD which includes many rare and previously unreleased live performances, some dating as far back as 1986.

2014 saw  the band release a clutch of EP’s,  ‘Seize the Day’, 'Guardian Angel' and 'Mein Hertz Brennt' the latter containing several differing versions of the Rammstein classic.

2015 is the 30th anniversary of the band forming, the band will celebrate throughout the year with various releases and a  special anniversary show that they played at  Mr Kyps in Poole on Saturday 4th July. To start the ball rolling in this anniversary year  a remixed version of 'Empires Never Last' was released in January which included a couple of extra tracks on the CD version as well as a companion album (download only from the band's web site) containing demo tracks, some of which were and some of which were not used on the resulting album.

The band will also be releasing a double retrospective compilation album 'When Worlds Collide' which will include ten brand new recordings of old songs, some of which date back to 1985 and one track which has never been recorded before, as well as a selection of tracks from their last three studio albums.

The band will also be mixing a live album/DVD recorded at Konin in Poland in 2013 during the Battle Scars/Euphoria tour  which will be released some time towards the end of the year.

So with all this happening I telephoned lead singer Stu Nicholson, an old friend of this magazine for a chat...

Listen



GONZO WEEKLY #138: Jon meets Gregg from Paradise 9
Date Published: 11th July 2015

What do you mean you’ve never heard of Paradise 9. They are awesome, and everyone should have heard of them. First a potted history:

Paradise 9 are Gregg McKella on main vocals, guitar, glissando guitar, clarinet and space FX's, Neil Matthars on bass, Tyrone Thomas (Olympic Clamp Down/ex-Alternative TV) on lead guitar and backing vocals and Jonas Golland on drums and backing vocals.

The band, have had a busy year, headlining many festivals including Kozfest, Tannerfest, and were second headliners at Green Gathering, and on the Toadhall stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The band welcomed Jonas as their new drummer in July, stepping straight into the headline slot at Tannerfest 2014.

This followed the departure of drummer Carl Sampson after 9 years, with singer and percussionist Jaki Windmill also moving on after 4 years, concentrating on her new role with the Pink Fairies.

Their live sets regularly feature guests' performances including Nik Turner (Space Ritual/Inner City Unit/Space Gypsy/Project 9) sax/flute, Kev Ellis (Dubbal/ Gregg & Kev) on harmonica, Angel Flame - dancer (Arthur Brown/Space Ritual), Micro Cosmic (Sacred Geometry) on synths, Steve Carvey on daburka drum, Nik Nimbus (ex-Here & Now) drums, Ron Tree (Hawklords/ex-Hawkwind/ex-MOAB) vocals, and Jeanette Murphy backing vocals and percussion, to name a few.

The late great Judge Trev Thoms (Inner City Unit), who sadly passed away December 2010 occasionally guested for Paradise 9 on lead guitar. Judge Trev played guitar on two tracks on their 2013 album 'TAKE ME TO THE FUTURE' with Nik Turner also playing flute and sax on the title track. Further contributions on the album included Jeanette Murphy on backing vocals, and Steve Teers on backing vocals and djembe.

They have a new record out as well as all sorts of exciting things in the offing so, I persuaded Gregg McKella who really is a lovely bloke to grant us an interview...

Listen



Strange Fruit #128
Date Published: 4th July 2015

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks). The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight. Every other week the show is now presented by Jeremy Smith and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine!

He writes: I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers. This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand. With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I love..

Strange Fruit 128 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

 The best Guitar Radio Show ever played on a local radio station on a summer’s Sunday evening.  And if that isn’t faint praise, I don’t know what is!!!

Featured Album:  The Stooges: Funhouse

Tracks 

1  Television: Venus

2  Jefferson Airplane: Embryonic Journey

3  Daevid Allen: Stoned Innocent Frankenstein

4  The Beatles: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

5  The Kinks: All day and All of the Night

6  The Stooges: TV Eye

7  The Stooges: 1970

8  The Rolling Stones: Dead Flowers

9  The Only Ones: The Beast

10  Luna: Ihop

11  Al Stewart: Apple Cider Re-Constitution

12  The Byrds: Eight Miles High

13  The Buzzcocks: ESP

14  The Clash: I'm so Bored with the USA

15  Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers

16  Alice Cooper: Under my Wheels

17  Richard Thompson: 1952 Vincent Black   Lightning

18  Magazine: Shot by Both Sides

19  The Stooges: Funhouse

20  The Durutti Column: Beginning

21  The Allman Brothers Band: In Memory of   Elizabeth Reed

22  The Grateful Dead: Box of Rain

23  Wishbone Ash: Warrior

24  Lou Reed: Intro / Sweet Jane

Listen



Friday Night Progressive #201
Date Published: 4th July 2015

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

Metamorphosis

http://www.facebook.com/waldek.knade

Merrell Fankhauser

http://www.merrellfankhauser.com/

Abstrakt

http://www.facebook.com/abstraktband?fref=ts

David Kollar

http://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Kollar/1450495081883509?fref=ts

Existence

http://www.facebook.com/ExistenceConceptBand?fref=ts

Josh Swann

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joshua-Swann-Music/454649144641680?fref=ts

Circuline

http://www.facebook.com/circulinemusic?fref=ts

Eduardo Aguillar

http://www.facebook.com/aguillareduardo?fref=ts

Chris Cuda

http://www.facebook.com/chriscudamusic?pnref=about.overview

Biondi Noya

http://www.facebook.com/biondinoya?fref=ts

Background Art by: Rod Underhill — with Waldek Knade, Josh Swann, Chris Cuda, David Kollar, Merrell Fankhauser, Eduardo Aguillar, Agnieszka Cz, Andrew Colyer, Alan Charles and Biondi Noya.

Listen



CANTERBURY SANS FRONTIÈRES: Episode Twenty Three
Date Published: 4th July 2015

CANTERBURY SANS FRONTIÈRES:

Episode Twenty Three

We at Gonzo Web Radio are very proud to bring you Canterbury Sans Frontières - a podcast dedicated to the music of the 'Canterbury Scene' and more. Creator Matthew Watkins writes:

As with Canterbury Soundwaves , a new three-hour episode will be released with each full moon.I decided to wind down Canterbury Soundwaves so that I didn't end up

(i) repeating myself,

(ii) scraping the bottom of the Canterbury barrel, or (iii) becoming increasingly tangential.

This new podcast broadens the musical remit, so it'll be about one-third 'Canterbury sound', together with progressive/psychedelic/experimental music from the Canterbury of today, the remainder being a mix of music from various times and places which I feel to be in a similar spirit of creative adventurousness. I'll be doing a lot less talking, and the programme will be less expository – so no interviews, barely listenable bootlegs, etc. I also plan to include guest one-hour mixes from various musicians from the current music scene in Canterbury (Episode 2 features a mix from Neil Sullivan from Lapis Lazuli).

And for those of you who wonder what Matthew was referring to when he writes about Canterbury Soundwaves we have brought you all the back catalogue of that as well. Those wacky guys at Gonzo, eh?

THIS EPISODE:

Gong playing a Steve Hillage composition written during his sojourn in Canterbury, a good example of some late period Soft Machine, a very Soft-Machine-influenced slice of Belgian prog-psych, glitch electronica from Canterbury and Reykjavic, recent local live recordings from The Boot Lagoon and Syd Arthur, Caravan playing an early Soft Machine number, an Anglo-French Kevin Ayers cover, Sun Ra, Mingus, King Crimson, Hatfield live in '75 and an extraordinary Malian interpretation of Terry Riley's "In C".

Listen



GONZO WEEKLY #136: Jon meets Neil Nixon
Date Published: 27th June 2015

I have known Neil Nixon for a very long time, and it gave me great pleasure to welcome him into the Gonzo Family, first as a presenter of the Strange Fruit radio show, and then with his book 500 Albums you won’t believe until you hear them.  He thought up the idea for this book, though it was mainly a case of downloading the sort of things that have been going round in his head since he could first process a thought.

You could regard the knowledge displayed inside as an impressive achievement or a cry for help. Either way, he’s unlikely to change his behaviour now.

When not writing books he juggles a range of jobs, one of which involves managing an undergraduate course in Professional Writing. A useful sideline of this course is the involvement with a community radio station – Miskin Radio – and the chance to present their alternative show, Strange Fruit, on which much of the music and many of the artists discussed in this book have been played.

Last week I was doing my own inimitable thing that mainly involved sitting in my favourite armchair and playing with a small kitten who serendipitously shares a nickname with one of the Manson Family, when I realised that I really should have interviewed him long ago.

So I popped him an email and then gavce him a ring...

Listen



Friday Night Progressive #200
Date Published: 27th June 2015

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

Mystery Guest.....

Artwork by: Rod Underhill — with Warren Russell, Greg P Onychuk, Rod Underhill and 15 others.

Listen



Strange Fruit #127
Date Published: 27th June 2015

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample.

The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks).

Neil Nixon, the founder and co-presenter of the show has released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia. The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.

The Tunetwisters:  The Popcorn Man

Frank Zappa:  You are What you is

Borisxjohnson:  Stop Asking Retarded Questions 

Crystal Jacqueline:  Winter Deep

Judy Dyble:   Wintersong 

Mollmaskin:  How Many Ants

ZU:  A Sky Burial 

Willie Nelson:  Cowboys are Secretly Fond of Each Other

The Byrds:  Hickory Wind 

Hanoi Masters:  Doomed Love

Octopizzo:   Mama 

Crystal Jacqueline  Rainflower 

Hugh Hopper:  Shuffle Demons

Twink:  Ten Thousand Words in a Cardboard Box

Venemous Concept:  Punk Rock Idol

Wino and Connie Ochs:  Crystal Madonna 

Bob Anthony:  Down to St Helier

Frank Sinatra:  Excerpt from Reflections on the Future in Three Tenses 

Six Organs of Admittance:  School of the Flower

Paula Frazer:  Like a River 

Lizard:  Tarot Cards

Beniot Pionard:  Shut-ins on Sunday See 

Crystal Jacqueline:  Grantchester Meadows

Crystal Jacqueline  Strange Bloom 

Dame Barbara Cartland:  Goodnight Sweetheart

Listen



Strange Fruit #126
Date Published: 20th June 2015

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks). The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight. Every other week the show is now presented by Jeremy Smith and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine!

He writes: I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers. This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand. With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I love..

Strange Fruit 126 - An A-Z of New Music

The best new music of 2014 and 2015 played alphabetically.  Why?  Why the hell not!!! 

Featured Album:  The Decemberists: What at Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Tracks 

1  Anguish Sandwich: Someone Call a Mousetrap

2  Bellowhead: Gosport Nancy

3  Cactus Knife: Atheist Angel

4  The Decemberists: Make you Better

5  The Decemberists: Anti-Summersong

6  Fall Out Boy: The Kids Aren't Alright

7  Lana Grace: 24

8  Ham Sandwich: Fandango

9  Rob Mills and Ian Sturgess: In Seven

10  Jamie T: Zombie

11  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Cellophane

12  Satellite Paradiso: Super Anti-Hero

13  The Loons: Miss Clara Regrets

14  Martha: Dust, Juice, Bones & Hair

15  Nude Beach: See My Way

16  Of Montreal: Fugitive Air

17  Palma Violets: English Tongue

18  Oh! Gun Quit: Voodoo Meat Shake

19  Reverend Deadeye: Lets Get Drunk on Jesus

20  Thunderous Jones: Dog in the Window

21  The Decemberists: Cavalry Captain

22  The Decemberists: Better not wake the baby

23  The Unthanks: Flutter

24  Viet Cong: Continental Shelf

25  Everlasting Yeah: The Grind

26  Wolf Alice: Moaning Lisa Smile

27  Ghost Poet: X Marks the Spot

28  Yak: Smile

29  Zola Jesus: Hunger

Listen



Friday Night Progressive #199
Date Published: 20th June 2015

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

Paddy Steer

http://paddysteer.com/

Blank Manuskript

http://www.facebook.com/BlankManuskript

ORK

http://www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band?fref=nf

ONE

http://www.facebook.com/1OneUniverse

Three Wise Monkeys

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Wise-Monkeys/106937686000814

Sendelica

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sendelica/191174294239796?fref=ts

Elizabeth the Last

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-the-last/167892503243585?fref=ts

Ritchie DeCarlo

http://www.facebook.com/ritchie.decarlo

Baraka

http://www.facebook.com/BARAKAJAPAN?fref=nf

Cold Flame

http://www.facebook.com/coldflameuk — with Paddy Steer, Elizabeth the last, Brad Kypo, Alfons Wohlmuth, Cold Flame, Shin Ichikawa, O_R_k, Mariano - One, Ritchie DeCarlo, Pedro Kaldini, BARAKA and Marian Rodriguez.

Listen



GONZO WEEKLY #135: Jon meets M Destiny
Date Published: 20th June 2015

It wasn't long after I started running the twin cultural behemoths of The Gonzo Daily and The Gonzo Weekly that Rob Ayling, the Gonzo Grande Fromage, and a friend if mine for the past twenty seven years suggested that we make Gonzo Web Radio a proper Internet Radio Station. We could get a British Government broadcasting license, he suggested and host radio shows which appeal to the sort of people who read the magazine and buy the records and books. What a bloody good idea, I said, always easily enthused by Rob's ideas, and I went off to make it happen.

I had not been much of a radio buff since the end of the seventies, but I threw myself happily into the task of looking for shows that we would be able to syndicate. Most of the shows that I discovered were depressingly bad, but some most definitely were not. I cannot remember how or where I discovered Friday Night Progressive and its host M Destiny, but I was immediately impressed by the guy's attitude, and the way that the show has become the hub of a veritable community of artists and musicians, and I was soon sucked into the creative zeitgeist of the whole thing.

So I diffidently write to M Destiny. Would he be interested in a collaboration? Much to my pleasure and, I have to admit, surprise, he accepted, and we soon became comrades in arms. On occasion I have sat in on the radio shows as they are broadcast. I think that the mixture of performance and interactive chat room is a peculiarly 21st Century set up, but it is one which I believe works extremely well. The show has also introduced me to some excellent new music, most notably the extraordinary talents of Astronomusic from Brazil who were kind enough to do an interview for us and become our cover stars earlier in the year.

M Destiny wrote this about his show: Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

The more I see of the whole governing concept of the Friday Night Progressive artistic model, the more I like it, and I am convinced that as the music business recovers from the recent catastrophic crash and progresses towards the middle years of the century it will be shows like FNP and magazines like this one who will work together more and more and forge strange and exciting new partnerships, and bring about great things.

When I found out that this week (although, because of the way that our syndication works, we shall not be featuring the show on Gonzo Web Radio until next week) FNP and M Destiny are celebrating their fourth anniversary, it seemed blindingly obvious that we should feature them as our cover feature this issue, and so I picked up my telephone and gave M Destiny a ring.....

Listen




Displaying radio shows 1 to 20 of a total of 446 shows (page 1 of 23)

Next Page

Browse By Genre


New Releases
All the newest titles listed


DVDs
All DVD releases


Web Radio Channel
Streamed interviews and tracks


Gonzo Artists
Biographies, photos and more


Labels
Browse our releases by label


Mailing List