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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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Saturday, February 27, 2016

GONZO WEEKLY #171

Gonzo Weekly #171
www.gonzoweekly.com
Keith Levene, PiL, The Clash, PFM, Ryley Walker and Danny Thompson, Goosebumps, Summer's End, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The legendary Keith Levene is on the front cover, together with an interview with him inside.
Doug writes about PFM, John gets enthusiastic about Ryley Walker and Danny Thompson, while Jon gets all intense about the media fascination with the 1950s, and reviews a book about the Summer's End festival. Biffo goes to The Brits and Rosie goes to see Goosebumps. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres and Mack Maloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, Mr Biffo and the irrepressable Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons ouyside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
Lorde, David Bowie, Duncan Jones, Axl Rose, Slash, Richard Ashcroft, Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, Marillion, Barbara Dickson, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, John James Chilton, James Hugh Loden, Frances Sokolov (Vi Subversa), Inner City Unit, Brand X, Gregg Kofi Brown, Nucleus, Captain Beefheart, Third Ear Band, The Selector, Genre Peak, Mick Farren and Jack Lancaster, Rick and Adam Wakeman,Keith Levene, Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM), Ryley Walker and Danny Thompson, John Brodie-Good, Rosie Curtis, Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, My Dad's LPs, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, The Who, Ritchie Valens, Phil Collins, The cure, Rolling Stones, Neil Nixon, The Boredoms, Grimner
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
Issue 165 (David Bowie)
Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
Issue 163 (Lemmy)
Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 159 (Jon Anderson and Matt Malley)
Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
Issue 152 (4th Eden)
Issue 151 (Corky Laing)
Issue 150 (Roger Dean)
Issue 149 (Tony Palmer in Space)
Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
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:

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.

1 comment:

mark antony raines said...

DEAR EDITOR I ENJOY YOUR MAG AND MISS BEING A SMALL ATOM ON A NEEDLE WISH I COULD MAKE A OMEBACK TOUR LIKE ALL THE ROCK AND ROOL GREATS,FROM GHOSTMAN ,I MISS THE CARTOON DEADLINES BOBO HOO