6 Years – Unpublished Hunter S. Thompson Interview Surfaces


The folks over at The Quietus really gifted the Gonzo world a rare treat this week by unearthing this great interview with Hunter from 1998. It is fairly lengthy and covers some very interesting topics – from Bill Clinton to The Rum Diary. I’m not going to jabber on about this too much, it is just great to read new words (old words?)  from the man, particularly in relation to his thoughts on Paul Kemp and Yeamon – check it out here.

In keeping with the whole Rum Diary focus, long time Gonzo devotee Robert Chalmers checks in over at The Independent with a great interview with Bruce Robinson – in which the director of The Rum Diary discussing everything from how he thought he was going to die in a plane crash with Johnny Depp to why writing The Rum Diary screenplay dredged up some old demons. Read the entire piece here.

Also Ralph Steadman is now a contributor over at Kotori Magazine. Check out his thoughts on smoking and not to mention his poetry!  Thanks to Jake McGee for the heads up!

Ok for now – time to raise a toast to The Good Doctor,





Withnail and I – Cake and Fine Wine!

For those of you unfamiliar with Bruce Robinson (shame on you) and wondering how on earth he ended up directing The Rum Diary then these three clips should ease your fears. Withnail and I is a masterpiece and if you haven’t seen it then DO SO NOW!!!

Official Cast of The Rum Diary

Johnny Depp (Paul Kemp)Aaron Eckhart (Sanderson)Amber Heard (Chenault)Giovanni Ribisi (Moberg)Amaury Nolasco (Segurra)

Ok guys so here is the cast of The Rum Diary – click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

Michael Rispoli (Sala)Richard Jenkins (Lotterman)Bill Smitrovich (Zimburger)Marshall Bell (Donovan)

So what do you think? Why not leave a comment and let the Gonzo world know!

All the best,

Ron Mexico

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