Over the weekend we developed a problem with our monthly webTV show On the Track. Ever since Episode Two we have used a section of one of my favourite songs - Strangely Strange but Oddly Normal by Dr Strangely Strange - as the end music. Back in 2009, when we went to see Dr Strangely Strange play in London for the first time for a very long time I asked Tim Goulding if it was OK for us to do this, and he smiled and nodded cheerfully, saying yes as long as they were credited and it was a not for profit video. I agreed happily.
However, last week Louis and Olivia both told me that the video would not play on their mobiles, and I did a bit of investigation. The copyright for Dr SS is now - apparently- administered by UMG who are not pleased with us, and as a result YouTube put sanctions on the video as follows:
* Ads might appear on your video.
* Copyrighted content was found in your video.
* The claimant is allowing their content to be used in your YouTube video. However, ads might appear on it.
* VIEWING RESTRICTIONS
* Unavailable on some devices
Now, I am perfectly aware that an ad hoc conversation after a gig between two hippies, one of whom - at least - was a little worse for wear, does not count as a legally binding agreement, so I am not going to even attempt to challenge the ruling. Instead I have uploaded a new version of the latest one with the fadeout music being 'When the Green Woods Scream' by Xtul.
You can can see it here:
And you can see the previous episode here:
The video quality is not quite as good as the original, but as it is intended for a very small screen I don't suppose it matters. The original versions remain up, for those of you watching on a computer. All future episodes will have entirely original music, so I don't expect there to be any more problems.
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Gonzo Weekly #252
THE STRANGEFOLK ISSUE
In which Kev Rowland returns to dear old Blighty, goes to Cropredy, meets Richard Thompson, watches Fairport Convention and friends, pays a visit to Stu Nicholson in hospital, and more. Jeremy examines The Flaming Groovies new album, Alan reads Sammy Stein, and Jon grieves for an old friend...
And is there more? You can bet your pondohs there is. And it is all free/buckshee/gratis
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been sulinarily creative, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Syd Henley, Ringo Starr, Brian May, Mick Fleetwood, Yes, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, The Damned, Stick Men, Alive and Dangerous, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Grant Hart, Basi, Riem de Wolff, Jessi Zazu, Virgil Howe, Troy Gentry, Josh Schwartz, Don Williams, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE, Mary Hopkin, Endangered Species, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Kev Rowland, Cropredy Festival, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Clive Nolan, Pendragon, Stu Nicholson, Galahad, Show of Hands, The Trevor Horn Band,The Divine Comedy,Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Gerry Colvin Band, Quill, Gigspanner Big Band, CC Smugglers, Pierce Brothers, Petula Clark, Morris On, Judy Dyble & The Band of Perfect Strangers, Plainsong, Cats in Space, Marillion, Dougie MacLean, Mark Colton, Credo, Alan Dearling, All That's Jazz, Sammy Stein, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, The Emerald Dawn, End of Green, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, Neil Nixon, Bob Dylan
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
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