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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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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN DOES ALL SORTS OF INTERESTING THINGS

The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
 
It really is springtime here at the CFZ. Today, unless anything goes badly wrong, Martha the pigeon will be going out into the aviary, and the kitchen will be bird free for the first time in months. How long it remains so remains to be seen. There is evidence that one or both hedgehogs has survived hibernation, and we shall be opening up their den to check on them and to weigh them, and Tammy and Jess are doing something arcane with Corinna#s sewing machine.
 
And folk who have been following the long saga will be aggrieved to know that - even though I finally bought a copy online - I STILL haven't received my copy of the new Bob Dylan album. This is getting stupid.
 
 
The Gonzo Weekly #120
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Frank Zappa, Ant-Bee, Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Daevid Allen, Jon Anderson, Spurious Transients and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#120) is longer than ever at 96 pages and will soon be available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Frank Zappa on the front cover with an interview with Billy James about his relationship with FZ inside. Despite the fact that I said I would never do a themed issue of this magazine, we carry on the Frank Zappa theme with looks at biographies of the man, a critique of the new documentary DVD featuring FZ from 1969-1973, and exclusive experpts from the new Frank Zappa book out on Gonzo. But its not all FZ this issue. Graham goes to see Hawkwind in Warrington with exclusive words and pix, Doug Harr reports on Rick Wakeman's King Arthur reissues, and we send Gavin from Spurious Transients to a Desert Island. Neil Nixon reports on an even stgranger album than usual, Wyrd goes acoustic and Xtul gets freakier than ever. And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are still lost at sea, although I have been assured that they will hit land again soon. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons trying to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials having difficulty in making choices, 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: Frank Zappa, Jack White, Don McLean, Joan Baez, Passenger, Matt Johnson, Paul McCartney, Daevid Allen, Gong, Marillion, Ian Mosley, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Patrick Whitefield, Jim McCann, Wilhelm Rottger, Tommy James, Mick Abrahams, Firemerchants, Dee Palmer, Atkins May Project, Wagner, Hawkwind, Karnataka, Paul Buff, Frank Zappa, Charli XCX, Garth Brooks, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran, Billy James, Gavin Lloyd Wilson, Spurious Transients, Focus, Hawkwind, Yes, Peter Banks, Alan White, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Tony Kaye, Xtul, Mamma cass Eliot, Elvis, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, 1D,  Lady Gaga, Neil Nixon, Todd Rundgren, Nosdrama, Riverland, Children of Bodom, Jaldaboath
 

Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
 
 
 
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/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit
 
* 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?

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