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Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

GONZO WEEKLY #104

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH FROG

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
 
The CFZ website I am afraid
didn't get updated at all yesterday
and Gonzo Weekly is a whole day late
all for the same reason I'm sad to say
 
'cos all our website's ISPs
use the same set of servers (write this up on a plackard)
and yesterday the access for FTPs
to that said set of servers was completely knackered
 
So I am sorry you sat around feeling bored
without your favourite things to read
but normal service has been restored
Computers are crap dudes (yes indeed)
 
 
 
Pink Fairies, Rocket Scientists, Blodwyn Pig, Mick Abrahams, Pink Floyd, Jon Anderson, Yes, Nick Redfern, John Lennon, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#104) IS available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
 
It has The Pink Fairies on the cover, and features an interview with Andy Colquhoun about the surrent and future plans of the band including the long hoped for studio material. Rob Ayling visits legendary blues guitarist Mick Abrahams in his studio and find out about his exciting new album made with some very A-List sparring partners. Erik Norlander is very cagey about the new album from Rocket Scientists. But there's more! There is news about Daevid Allen, Doug Harr goes to see America and also gets hitched, Jon waxes lyrical about the new Pink Floyd album and then gets all existential.  Xtul are still in the deep woods, and Corinna finds some real Beatles tat. Jon looks at a peculiar book about Jon Lennon and we send the mighty John Ellis (ex Vibrators and Stranglers and sidesman to Peter Gabriel and Peter Hammill to a desert island. There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the massively talented Jaki and Tim are back with their submarine and Maisie the cow. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and turtles having a snooze (OK, no soporific chelonians, 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!!!
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 102 (Steve Hillage cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-gonzo-weekly-102.html
Issue 101 (Tommy James cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/10/gonzo-weekly-101.html
Issue 100 (Jon Anderson cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/10/gonzo-weekly-100.html
Issue 99 (Judge Smith cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/10/gonzo-weekly-99.html
Issue 98 (Matt Malley cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/10/gonzo-weekly-98.html
Issue 97 (Evelyn cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/09/gonzo-weekly-97.html
Issue 96 (Oz cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/09/gonzo-weekly-96.html
Issue 95 (Mick Rogers cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/09/gonzo-weekly-95.html
Issue 94 (John Ellis cover)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/09/gonzo-weekly-94.html
 

All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
 
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
 
 
*  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

*  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
 
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

*  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the infantile orange cat?