Half way through the week, and we are eagerly awaiting Charlotte's arrival so we can put the latest issue of OTT to bed. It will be posted today (or at least I sincerely hope it will). The schedule is deliberately vague with is not specifying a broadcast date other than "the middle of each month") but Charlotte is here on Wednesdays so one does one's best to coordinate them.
The most exciting news of the day comes from Java where there is a report of mysterious deaths of livestock in the past few weeks.The most interesting thing about this story is not the attacks, although they are interesting in themselves. It is this: "Head of Gunung Kidul's Agriculture Agency Bambang Wisnu Broto suspected that the predators were tigers or wolves, which have seen their prey numbers dwindle following a prolonged drought in the region".
The interesting thing about this is that there are no wolves in Indonesia, although this may be a mistranslation or a local name for the Sumatran dhole. However Javan tigers have been generally considered to be extinct with the last known specimen shot in 1984, and the last positively identified pugmarks a few years later.
Finally, our collective condolences go out to the friends and family of Virgil Howe (brother of Dylan, son of Steve) who died unexpectedly yesterday aged 41.
By the way you can watch last month's episode of OTT:
But now, here is the news:
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Virgil Howe dead at 42: Little Barrie drummer and ...
EXTREMES MOVIE REVIEW
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THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Virgil Howe - Someday
Gonzo Weekly #251
THE DEMONS OUT FROM MONTAGUE TERRACE ISSUE
Jon muses on the recent concert featuring the songs of Scott Walker and the arrangements of Wally Stott aka Angela Morley, Tim interviews Edgar Broughton, Jon interviews Don Falcone of Spirits Burning, John says goodbye to Walter Becker of Steely Dan, and Jeremy encounters some Fisherman’s Friends.
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, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres (cos wednesday was a full moon). 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 potoroos who have done some poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have defecated, 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:
Scott Walker, Angela Morley, Nile Rodgers, Sinead O'Connor, RAZ Band, Adam Ant, Mick Fleetwood, Ian Gillan, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Holger Czukay, Earl "Wire" Lindo, John Byrne Cooke, David Lawrence "Dave" Hlubek, Hedley H.G. Jones, Michael Softley, Mary Hopkin, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Don Falcone, Spirits Burning, Tim Rundall, Edgar and Luke Broughton, Alan Dearling, Aggelos Bolotos, Marie Laforêt, Caterina Caselli, She Past Away, Local Blood, Death in Vegas, John Brodie-Good, Walter Carl Becker, Steely Dan, Jeremy Smith, The Fisherman's Friends, Kev Rowland, Dave Stryker, Dawn of Disease, De Profundis, Disengage, Dyscarnate, Hawkwind, Beatles, Prince, David Bowie, Beatwoven, Elvis, Neil Nixon, Bob Dylan
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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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