Unconography - updated Sun 22 Nov'05
Some excellent and evocative images of last week's amazing event taken by 'Rock et Folk' photographer Pierre Terrasson have been posted in the gallery. A four page spread in that long-lived French music magazine is planned for the near future.Uncon 2005 Pics
Good friend Luc Pilmeyer has also posted lots of good photographs from the Unconventional Gathering:-
Gilli Smyth and Friends: http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/glaston1e.html
Thom's Uncon(G) Poem - posted Fri 28 Oct'05
imagine if you will
dAEVID INTERVIEW IN PORTUGESE Posted Mon 27 Jun'05
TRIBUTES TO PIERRE DE STRASBOURG - now on their own pageDEATH RITUAL REVIEW Posted Wed 27 Apr'05
"Entering down a long narrow, darkened, rubbish strewn and graffiti bombed hallway one emerged into a room sparsely littered with an array of different people converging on a bizarre psychedelic multi-media anti-spectacle. Was this an underground meeting place for aliens to pass out coded passwords to insurgents or was there a flip side to the Pope's own death? In any case, I had the sensation of encountering upon a deeply private and ancient ritual, devoid of any dogma, extravagantly illicit and not shy of provocation...."
dAEVID'S DEATH RITUAL Updated Wed 27 Apr'05
What a strange coincidence, less than 12 hours before a certain death in Rome another 'death' unfolded in Australia...
daevid's first gig for one year
see endgame one: death ritual for manifestoe
The function of art is to make that understood which in the form of argument would be incomprehensible.
endgame two:rebirth and endgame three will take place in the near future - more news as and when.NEW GLASTONBURY'71 PHOTOGRAPHS Updated Tue 29 Mar'05
As the 2005 Glast-bash tickets go on sale very soon perhaps this timely reminder of what it once was, news of which arrived yesterday, is the required antidote. Photographer and Spirit healer Paul Misso has just launched a lovely website full of his work. Not only are there more than 150 photographs of the '71 Glastonbury Fayre, most of which have never been seen before, but there are also some very evocative pictures of trip he made in 1972 to see the Master Musicians of Jajouka in Morocco. www.c-image.com/paulmisso/
While you're there, if you feel like it, you could also go on to www.healing-spirit.com and buy Paul's rather wonderful, high-quality '71 Glastonbury 'Pyramid of Light' poster, which I can whole-heartedly recommend, and support an original generous spirit.UDI'S GONG SHOW Posted Thr 10 Feb'05
Udi Koomran, our man in Israel, has been working on three 6 hour programs on Daevid and Gong. Here is the link to the homepage: Udi's Gong Show. The programs which I think include some interviews, are downloadable via the Israeli ProgFreaks hub.
GRAHAM CLARK and MARK FELDMAN ON BBC RADIO Updated Mon 31 Jan 2005
Friday, Feb 4th, Graham can be heard on BBC Radio 3's 'Mixing It' playing in a stunning improvised violin duo with leading American jazz violinist Mark Feldman (who has played with John Abbercrombie, John Zorn among many others).
The sessions, which were recorded at the end of September last year just before the Gong Un-convention, (maybe why Graham was the star of that event?), simply should not be missed. Graham had a CD of the recording on his visit to me back then, and I can testify that they are quite wonderful and totally engrossing, probably one of the very best things he has ever been involved with. If the usual BBC pattern is followed it should be available to listen to for 7 days after the broadcast.
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