GONZO TOWN STAFF
Stone Pinkerton – Editor & Chief
Journeyman editor and disco journalist, he likes horse racing, boxing and a heavy dose of real politik. Stone brings a worldly perspective and “diverse” CV to the Gonzo Town board. After being sacked following his first week as headline writer for the Daily Sun (Nigeria), Stone was then appointed features editor for Kyrgyzstan Sports Quarterly where his work helped pioneer ‘Dead Goat’ Polo as a top sport in that region, before being sacked again. He rightly became disillusioned with the long tired climb up corporate media ladder, before finally making his move to Gonzo Town in 2011. Stone is also a guest columnist for 21st Century Wire news site.
Basil Valentine – Writer & Columnist
As a journalist and former graduate of the Moscow School of Letters and Sciences (1990), Basil’s political pedigree is top-notch, with his senior thesis paper entitled ‘Social Control and Compartmentalisation in Soviet Society’ believed by many experts to be the inspiration for Tony Blair’s New Labour’s manifesto in 1997. Following a successful career as a TV presenter and recording artist in the Philippines, Basil returned to the UK and turned down a lucrative career as Rural Lifestyles editor at the Telegraph in order to join Gonzo Town’s cutting edge editorial team.
Robert Henry – Writer, Researcher & Columnist
Don’t be fooled by his disguise in this photo, as Robert Henry makes jest whilst concealing his facial identity behind the vaudeville mask of his most notorious arch-enemy… The Ultimate FAUX Texan embodied in that man AKA “Dubya”. Indeed it is Henry who gives news its legs, and the man with more dirty secrets to tell than David Blunt’s guide dog. Former radio DJ and music mogul on the 1960′s-70′s LA scene, he spent most of his life pioneering the ultimate selling machine, the capitalist equivalent to the WMD- the male Texan voice. You can always bank on Henry providing a view of world events that is the guilty pleasure of many alternative media consumer s- that which makes you both squeamish and secretly chuckling at its lack of political correctness… all whilst managing to consistently file some truly telling, hair-raising accounts on international-institutional duplicity via Gonzotown.
Chuck Amador-Álvarez – Writer & Contributor
Former professional tennis player, Chuck was considered the “bad boy” of South American tennis and widely regarded as the best indoor player in Ecuador. After retiring from tennis in 1996, Chuck spent the following ten years promoting his book, ‘How to Serve Like Ivanisevic and Volley Like Borg’- currently the ninth best-selling hardcover title ever in Ecuador. He later founded commodities/finance brokerage house Amador Holdings Inc in Miami, thus qualifying him to comment on global economic affairs. Chuck brings a touch of celebrity, along with a sporting, relaxed attitude to the Gonzo Town team(the only blogger we know who lives on a 275 ft yacht with a helipad). SO relaxed, in fact, he has yet to write a goddam piece of news for us. When he does, we will be throwing a big party in his honour, like Eddie Murphy said, “Champagne for everyone!”
Donald A. Ceapach – Writer & Resident Roadz Scholar
Describes himself as along time spin doctor for lost causes. Sometimes he worked for state planning agencies and big oil corporations, but they always threw him out whenever he talked sense. His crime was simple: he never believed in ‘No Alternative’ economics or the Death of History, for starters. Like plenty others (millions that is) Ceapach Donald knows the growth society and global economy are a bum steer, don’t work and can’t work. But there simply isn’t any alternative because they turn a lovely crop of graft and bakchich for a few slimeball (mostly Arab) dictators and their Great Democrat friends who gargle dead beat slogans on government-friendly teev programs almost nightly. We will get the second ratpack just like the first. Welcome to real change !