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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, May 31, 2016

CRYPTOLINK: Thylacine roundup

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Also known as a Tasmanian wolf or thylacine, for its Greek scientific name — Thylacinus cynocephalus (“dog-headed pouched one”) — the animal ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Tiger devotee Col Bailey has collected stories from Tasmanian bushmen and trappers about their encounters with, and pursuit of, the thylacine in the ...

The Mercury
COL Bailey makes some extraordinary claims. Not only does he firmly believe the supposedly extinct thylacine still lives in the Tasmanian wilderness, ...

She paints wonderful imagery of the rugged and brutal Tasmanian wilderness as she tracks a female thylacine, and of her fight for respect among rival ...

The Border Mail
AUSTRALIA'S fragile ecosystem will be under the spotlight when They Saw A Thylacine plays at the Butter Factory Theatre from Tuesday, May 3.

CRYPTOLINK: Texas Blue dog

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 

EverythingLubbock.com

On Saturday evening a woman in Whiteface, TX approached the Cochran County Game Warden, saying she believed she'd seen a chupacabra-- thy ...

CRYPTOLINK: Okanagan Indian Band says Ogopogo children's book 'misappropriates' culture

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 

CBC.ca

The Ogopogo itself is a Canadian icon (just as the Loch Ness monster is to Scotland) and the story of Chief Timbasket is in the public domain, so in ...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




Bigfoot Hunter Checks His Bait Trap and Whistles?
Robert Dodson continues his quest for bigfoot in Southeastern Oklahoma. ... It's odd how Bigfoot is the only fringe topic where its "skeptics" are more ...

Tim Fasano Films Something Moving...
Tim Fasano is a well-known Skunk Ape researcher in Florida. Love him or hate him, the guy spends more time in the woods & swamps than just about ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN WAITS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
 
I have spent much of today happily writing an article about the beavers which mysteriously turned up in the River Otter in South Devon. I hadn't realised how complicated the story is. I have tried to explain how the subject became such a minefield despite the fact that there were beavers on the River Axe for many years; a small colony of the Canadian species established after specimens escaped from (I believe) Cricket St. Thomas wildlife park in 1969. The animals were certainly still there in the late 1990s, because I did an interview with one of the local newspapers about them, but nobody made even the slightest fuss. You can read the first part of my deliberations on this subject (together with lots of other stuff) in June's edition of the CFZ newsletter which will be published tomorrow. What do you mean you're not a subscriber? Rectify that here: http://tinyurl.com/j95m4mz It is only a quid a month. You know it makes sense.
 
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: My Lazy Goodheart - K...
Dave Bainbridge Interview - Celestial Fire - Solo ...
Daevid Allen wearing a very silly hat
Kevin Ayers interview 2008
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
 
Gonzo Magazine #184
 
Mick Abrahams, Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull. The Who, Quintessence, Raja Ram, Lev Grossman, Bruce Springsteen, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
And once again we have another monumental groovefest for you all,  starting with  the Mick Abrahams  Benefit at The Borderline in pictures, Alan writes about Quintessence and Raja Ram, Doug goes to see The Who, Shosh goes to see Bruce Springsteen, Jon goes to the magickal land of Fillory and bitches about the government. Biffo in the meantime, goes on a ghost train. Bloody hell  we’re great!
 
And there  are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontières, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, 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:
Pink Floyd, Stick Men, Prince, Tony Henderson, Pink Fairies, Carl Palmer, Keith Emerson, Corky Laing, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Nicholas "Nick" Menza, Herbert Tsangtse "Burt" Kwouk, OBE, The Beatles, Osibisa, Billy Cobham, Wayne Kramer at the Pink Fairies, Al Stewart, The RAZ Band, The Flying Burrito Bros, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rick Wakeman, Mick Abrahams, The Who, Alan Dearling, Quintessence, Raja Ram, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Shoshannah McCarthy, Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, The Beatles, Bill Graham, Happy Mondays, Berry Gordy, Neil Nixon, The Butthole Surfers
                                                                                   
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 183 (Daevid Allen)
Issue 182 (Wally)
Issue 181 (Beatles)
Issue 180 (Beltane)
Issue 179 (Gregg Kofi Brown)
Issue 178 (Viv Stanshall)
Issue 177 (David Gilmour)
Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
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)
 
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.
 
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
 
buy my novel:
buy my single:
find out all about the Weird Weekend
buy tickets to the Weird Weekend:
buy the CFZ 2016 Yearbook:
 
 
* 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?

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology?

Well, everything, actually!

In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.

NEWS FROM NOWHERE:Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1859 - In London, Big Ben went into operation. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • New veterinary research helps distinguish accident...
  • Oldest well-documented Blanding's Turtle recapture...
  • Saving Nemo: Bleaching threatens clownfish
  • Beavers released into Devon river in bid to boost ...
  • Tiny vampires
  • Study documents African monkeys eating bats
  • Study of fungi-insect relationships may lead to ne...

  • Get Up-Close-And-Personal with Devon’s Wildlife


  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)

    Monday, May 30, 2016

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

    News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

    From CFZ-USA:

    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. 

    There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

    The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking.


  • ARTICLE: Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary Offers H...
  • NEWSLINK: After two tigers escape in Friesland, ho...
  • THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HOPS

    The Gonzo Daily - Monday
    Yesterday was mostly spent finishing off a new Mike Davis recording http://tinyurl.com/hjoxvx8 of an old song of his from thirty years ago. I also put down some sort of a vocal on a new song of mine https://clyp.it/44ahk20p which is dedicated with love to my lovely wife Corinna. What else did I do? I read a book and played Mobile Strike, and slept a lot. I also reviewed next weekend's book and pottered about with Archie the Jack Russell.
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Judge Smith: Weird Bea...
    Peter Hammill-Interview from "TimePeces" Dcumentar...
    BARBARA DICKSON - TV INTERVIEW (October 2009)
    Don van Vliet - News Center 4, San Francisco Inter...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Magazine #184
    Mick Abrahams, Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull. The Who, Quintessence, Raja Ram, Lev Grossman, Bruce Springsteen, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
    And once again we have another monumental groovefest for you all,  starting with  the Mick Abrahams  Benefit at The Borderline in pictures, Alan writes about Quintessence and Raja Ram, Doug goes to see The Who, Shosh goes to see Bruce Springsteen, Jon goes to the magickal land of Fillory and bitches about the government. Biffo in the meantime, goes on a ghost train. Bloody hell  we’re great!
    And there  are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontières, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, 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:
    Pink Floyd, Stick Men, Prince, Tony Henderson, Pink Fairies, Carl Palmer, Keith Emerson, Corky Laing, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Nicholas "Nick" Menza, Herbert Tsangtse "Burt" Kwouk, OBE, The Beatles, Osibisa, Billy Cobham, Wayne Kramer at the Pink Fairies, Al Stewart, The RAZ Band, The Flying Burrito Bros, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rick Wakeman, Mick Abrahams, The Who, Alan Dearling, Quintessence, Raja Ram, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Shoshannah McCarthy, Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, The Beatles, Bill Graham, Happy Mondays, Berry Gordy, Neil Nixon, The Butthole Surfers
                                                                                       
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 183 (Daevid Allen)
    Issue 182 (Wally)
    Issue 181 (Beatles)
    Issue 180 (Beltane)
    Issue 179 (Gregg Kofi Brown)
    Issue 178 (Viv Stanshall)
    Issue 177 (David Gilmour)
    Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
    Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
    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)
    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.
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
    buy my novel:
    buy my single:
    find out all about the Weird Weekend
    buy tickets to the Weird Weekend:
    buy the CFZ 2016 Yearbook:
    * 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?

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Bigfoot Sightings of May 2016
    Bigfoot Sightings of May 2016. The hunt for the elusive Sasquatch continues as sightings continue to roll in from across the country. In this video ...

    Parabreakdown: Bigfoot Filmed On Snowy Bike trail (commentary)
    Parabreakdown: Bigfoot Filmed On Snowy Bike trail (commentary). In this video we see two bikers riding along a trail on the off season when the ...


    Breaking news..... Tim Fasano has caught a Skunk Ape on video
    It's very possible what you see is an actual Skunk Ape! Bigfoot hunter and personality Tim Fasano may be on to something outside of Tampa Florida.


    Bigfoot Family Filmed In Blue Mountains [Paul Freeman]
    Bigfoot Family Filmed In Blue Mountains [Paul Freeman] posted by BigfootEvidence. Share on Facebook. Friday, May 27, 2016. In 1994, former US ...


    Is Bigfoot Real? Does Sasquatch Actually Exist?
    The legends of Bigfoot have been around us since time immemorial. But have we ever had proof of this being? What exactly IS Bigfoot, anyhow?


    RMSO Photo on a Jeff Kelley Podcast
    Those of you that want to know where this photo came from here is a selection of videos on how this image was captured. Is Bigfoot watching RMSO ..


    Bear Spray Deterrent Demonstration
    ... Yourself While Squatchin. Now, we have Idaho Bigfoot researcher Anthony Moffett giving us a demonstration on how to deal with a bear encounter.


    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology?

    Well, everything, actually!



    In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.


    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Northern invaders threaten Antarctic marine life
  • Mucus may play vital role in dolphin echolocation
  • Elusive Snow Leopard Collared in Kyrgyzstan
  • Ancient crayfish and worms may die out together
  • Bee swarm clinging to car boot has Welsh town abuz...
  • Scans show Pawpawsaurus depended on sense of smell...
  • Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to...

  • UN calls for overhaul of national laws to tackle w...


  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)

    Sunday, May 29, 2016

    HO HO HO FOR THE (GONZO) HEN HEN HEN

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
    On Sunday I usually try to hide
    from the insane roller coaster ride
    which marks my life and fills my days
    with an insane crazy passionate daze
    but today all that must take a hike
    cos I am recording with Mike
    the composer and the lyricist
    on his song about the pyramids
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Bahai Arabic Prayer - ...
    Frank Zappa TV Interview- Monday Conference Austra...
    PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #165
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    GONZO WEEKLY #184
    Gonzo Magazine #184
    Mick Abrahams, Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull. The Who, Quintessence, Raja Ram, Lev Grossman, Bruce Springsteen, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
    And once again we have another monumental groovefest for you all,  starting with  the Mick Abrahams  Benefit at the borderline in pictures, Alan writes about Quintessence and Raja Ram, Doug goes to see The Who, Shosh goes to see Bruce Springsteen, Jon goes to the magickal land of Fillory and bitches about the government. Biffo in the meantime,  goes on a ghost train. Bloody hell  we’re great!
    And there  are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontières, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, 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:
    Pink Floyd, Stick Men, Prince, Tony Henderson, Pink Fairies, Carl Palmer, Keith Emerson, Corky Laing, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Nicholas "Nick" Menza, Herbert Tsangtse "Burt" Kwouk, OBE, The Beatles, Osibisa, Billy Cobham, Wayne Kramer at the Pink Fairies, Al Stewart, The RAZ Band, The Flying Burrito Bros, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rick Wakeman, Mick Abrahams, The Who, Alan Dearling, Quintessence, Raja Ram, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Shoshannah McCarthy, Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, The Beatles, Bill Graham, Happy Mondays, Berry Gordy, Neil Nixon, The Butthole Surfers
                                                                                       
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 183 (Daevid Allen)
    Issue 182 (Wally)
    Issue 181 (Beatles)
    Issue 180 (Beltane)
    Issue 179 (Gregg Kofi Brown)
    Issue 178 (Viv Stanshall)
    Issue 177 (David Gilmour)
    Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
    Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
    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)
    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.
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
    buy my novel:
    buy my single:
    buy tickets to the Weird Weekend:
    buy the CFZ 2016 Yearbook:
    * 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?

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

    News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

    From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
    From CFZ-USA:

    GONZO WEEKLY #184



    Gonzo Magazine #184 
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/ 

    Mick Abrahams, Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull. The Who, Quintessence, Raja Ram, Lev Grossman, Bruce Springsteen, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out! 

    And once again we have another monumental groovefest for you all, starting with the Mick Abrahams Benefit at the borderline in pictures, Alan writes about Quintessence and Raja Ram, Doug goes to see The Who, Shosh goes to see Bruce Springsteen, Jon goes to the magickal land of Fillory and bitches about the government. Biffo in the meantime, goes on a ghost train. Bloody hell we’re great!

    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontières, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, 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: Pink Floyd, Stick Men, Prince, Tony Henderson, Pink Fairies, Carl Palmer, Keith Emerson, Corky Laing, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Nicholas "Nick" Menza, Herbert Tsangtse "Burt" Kwouk, OBE, The Beatles, Osibisa, Billy Cobham, Wayne Kramer at the Pink Fairies, Al Stewart, The RAZ Band, The Flying Burrito Bros, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rick Wakeman, Mick Abrahams, The Who, Alan Dearling, Quintessence, Raja Ram, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Shoshannah McCarthy, Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, The Beatles, Bill Graham, Happy Mondays, Berry Gordy, Neil Nixon, The Butthole Surfers

    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:

    Issue 183 (Daevid Allen)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo183.html
    Issue 182 (Wally)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo182.html
    Issue 181 (Beatles)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo181.html
    Issue 180 (Beltane)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo180.html
    Issue 179 (Gregg Kofi Brown)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo179.html
    Issue 178 (Viv Stanshall)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo177.html
    Issue 177 (David Gilmour)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo176.html
    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

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