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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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Monday, October 12, 2015

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS VAGUELY RESPONSIBLE

The Gonzo Daily - Monday
This truly is an Indian Summer, and - interestingly, from my point of view at least - there seem to be a few British born Long Tailed Blues in parts of southern England. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, L. boeticus is one of the most common butterflies in the world but the UK is at the utter northernmost limit of its range as a vagrant. Each year there are one or two but in 2013 there were many thousands, and they bred here for the first time. This year there are only a handful of immigrants, but some of these do appear to have bred. Check out what Neil Hulme has to say on the matter:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Blues Incorporated on ...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/…/the-gonzo-track-of…
Chris Squire: Bass Player cover tribute November 2...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/…/chris-squire-bass-…
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/…/thom-world-poet-da…
The life and times of Newcastle rock legend and An...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/…/the-life-and-times…
BOB ZAPPA AND BOB STANNARD RELEASE ZAPPA’S FIRST B...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/…/bob-zappa-and-bob-…
Gonzo Weekly #151
www.gonzoweekly.com
Mountain, Corky Laing,Steven Wilson, West Coast psychedelia, Dennis Wilson, Frank Zappa, Santana, Joy Division, anarchopunk, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, Mack Moloney, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#151) is available to read atwww.gonzoweekly.com, and to download athttp://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Corky Laing on the front cover together with an interview with the legendary Mountain sticksman inside, Doug goes to see Steven Wilson at the Royal Albert Hall, Jon muses on the mystickal aspects of Joy Division, interviews Carl "Blue" Wise, and hears the latest music news from Nashville. We review a delightful book about the philosophy of punk, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. We welcome new columnist Mr Biffo with regular slices of insanity from the world of Digitiser 2000, and there is a radio show from Strange Fruit and another from our latest addition to the team Mack Moloney. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
Genesis P. Orridge, Bill Drummond, Joy Division, Dennis Dunaway, Alice Cooper Band, Madonna, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Rod Stewart, Glen Hughes, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, Adam Lambert, David Bowie, System 7, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Strange Fruit, Adelaide Gail Zappa, Joseph "Smokey" Johnson, Billy Joe Royal, David Samuel Pike, Coleridge George Emerson Goode, Denis Winston Healey, CH, MBE, PC, Brand X, The Raz Band, Johnny Winter, Alexis Korner, 13th Floor Elevators, Nucleus, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Corky Laing, Steven Wilson, Carl "Blue" Wise, John Brodie-Good, Frank Zappa, It's a Beautiful Day, Doobie Brothers, Santana, Dennis Wilson, Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Robbie Williams, Rolling Stones, Spice Girls, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, John Lennon, Jackson Five, Yes, Alan White, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Jean Luc Ponty, Jon Davison, The Foo Fighters, Neil Nixon, Captain Beefheart, Sylvatica
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 150 (Roger Dean)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo150.html
Issue 149 (Tony Palmer in Space)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo149.html
Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo148.html
Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo147.html
Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo146.html
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo145.html
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo144.html
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo143.html
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo142.html
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo141.html
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo140.html
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo139.html
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo138.html
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo137.html
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo136.html
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo135.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/
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
* 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, 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, and the adventurous kitten?

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