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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, April 13, 2016

SOME CALL THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN MAURICE. REALLY?

The Gonzo Daily – Wednesday
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html

Yesterday was really rather a nice one. Those of you eagerly awaiting the first CFZ Yearbook for a couple of years will be glad to know that I finally started work on it (about four months late). People eagerly awaiting this weekend's issue of the Gonzo Weekly (or Gonzo Magazine, I can't decide which to call it) have an interview with Fred Frith by the mighty Alan Dearling, and an interview with Mike Livesley, mastermind and central honcho of the awesome revival of Viv Stanshall's 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' (which sounds so much like various of my more eccentric wino relatives that you wouldn't believe).

In the meantime if you feel that you have too much money in your pocket, you can.....

buy my novel:
http://tinyurl.com/gmo6axf
buy my single:
http://tinyurl.com/zoex4d4
buy tickets to the Weird Weekend:
http://tinyurl.com/jnkehwx

Gosh, aren't I a generous young feller?

Gonzo Magazine #177
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, Jaqui McShee, Pentangle, Beatles, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Frank Zappa, Elvis Presley, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!

David Gilmour is on the front cover, and Doug goes to see him at the Hollywood Bowl inside, whilst John goes to an even more prestigious venue in Wimborne to see Jaqui McShee's Pentangle. Jon gets all metaphysical about The Beatles whilst Alan talks about Yoko Ono (and John Lennon), while we review two books about Frank Zappa and Biffo reveals religious art featuring Sonic the Hedgehog. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit 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 who this week has Elvis in her sights (uh huh huh). 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:
The Beatles, The Glissando Guitar Orchestra, Todd Rundgren, Ron Wood, The Rolling Stones, Robin Trower, Tony Hawk, Marillion, AndersonPonty Band, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird, Merle Ronald Haggard, Carlo Mastrangelo, Dennis Davis, Otha Leon Haywood, Captain Beefheart, Brand X, Osibisa, Pink Fairies, Gram Parson's The International Submarine Band, Gib Guilbeau, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Sons of Fred, Percy Jones, Norman Wisdom featuring Rick Wakeman, David Gilmour, Alan Dearling, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Roy Weard, John Brodie-Good, Jacqui McShee's Pentangle, Mr Biffo, John Ellis, Hawkwind, Xtul, Frank Zappa, Elvis, Neil Nixon, James Brown, Omut
                                                                                   
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:

Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo176.html
Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo175.html
Issue 174 (Keith Emerson)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo174.html
Issue 173 (Pink Fairies action figures)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo173.html
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo172.html
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo171.html
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo170.html
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo169.html
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo168.html
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo167.html
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo166.html
Issue 165 (David Bowie)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo165.html
Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo164.html
Issue 163 (Lemmy)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo163.html
Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
http://www.flipsnack.com/…/gonzo-161-21-yer-festive-double-…
Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo160.html
Issue 159 (Jon Anderson and Matt Malley)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo159.html
Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo158.html
Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo157.html
Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo156.html
Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo155.html
Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo154.html
Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo153.html
Issue 152 (4th Eden)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo152.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.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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