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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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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

THE GONZO WHATSIT BLOGS IN A DOO-DAH FASHION

The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
 
I am finally firing on all four (well, three anyway) cylinders for the first time in weeks, and I sincerely hope it will remain like this for a while. All the hundreds of good people (four actually) who were good enough to buy my new single, be assured tha+t I signed them, and Corinna posted them this morning. A few minutes ago according to: http://tinyurl.com/3kw8txv the world population was 7,412,095,840 which means that there are 7,412,095,836 of you who have not bought my extraordinary new record. If you wish to rectify that just follow this link:
 
While I am in the process of flogging stuff, check out this year's Weird Weekend tickets at:
http:www.weirdweekend.org
 
I would also like to thank Andrea for sending me this interesting article which suggests that sivatherium existed much more recently than was thought: http://tinyurl.com/hby2tju
 
The article is potentially misleading because it calls them unicorns, which strictly they were. But they were not horselike, and like the article says we cannot tell whether these ancient rhinoceroslike creatures had blood with: "magical properties". I suggest for. by the way, that for fantasy unicorn lore it would be best to check out T H White rather than J K Rowling.
 
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Jack Lancaster - Kilt...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
ZZ Top On what they learned from Freddie King
Frank Zappa - Various TV Interviews, 1980's
Barbara Dickson interview @ Beverley Folk Festival...
 
Gonzo Magazine #175
 
Once again we were taken over by events as Garry Shandling died yesterday. Garry Shandling, Larry Sanders Show, Larry Carlton, Soft Machine, rock mocie, John Etheridge, Paul McCartney, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
We say goodbye to the insanely funny Garry Shandling, creator of the Larry Sanders Show. Doug writes about rock movies, while we review a book about Paul McCartney. John goes all jazzy with Larry Carlton and the Soft Machine Experience, Biffo looks at a lavatory themed restaurant. We send Dani from Marbin to a desert island. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Canterbury sans Frontieres, and Mack Maloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible 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:
Madonna, Elton John, Dave Grohl, Kesha, Guns N' Roses, David Bowie, Lorde, Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Barbara Dickson, Marillion, Frank Zappa, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Garry Emmanuel Shandling, Reuben David Egan, Adnan Abu Hassan, Melvin Barry Hines, Malik Isaac Taylor, Martin James Norman Riley, Gregg Kofi Brown, Billy Cobham, Kevin Ayres featuring Ollie Halsall, Country Queens, Robert Calvert, Greg Harris, The Kentucky Colonels, Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Michael Livesley and Brainwashing House feat Rick Wakeman, Neil Innes and Susie Honeyman, Marbin, Dani Rabin, Roy Weard, Bristol International Jazz & Blue Festival, Larry Carlton, The Soft Machine, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Paul McCartney,The Beatles, Robbie Williams, Elvis, Neil Nixon, Broadcast, Silent Stream of Godless Eleg                                                                                      
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 174 (Keith Emerson)
Issue 173 (Pink Fairies action figures)
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
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)
 
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.
 
* 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.co.uk
 
* 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 two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?

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