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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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Sunday, February 26, 2017

HO HO HEN FOR THE WEEKEND

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
 
Sunday afternoon doing just what I like,
trying to coax a vocal out of Mike,
The backing got done with very few bugs
but our vocals sound just like the worst football thugs
not the sensitive souls that we want to achieve,
so we've both given up, Mike's just going to leave,
but as part of our policy that all you need's love,
we have just taken in a half fledged collared dove,
and when I've done the blogs I wanted you to know
I am appearing on a bigfoot radio show
and then at ten o'clock if everything is fine
I shall disappear off with a bottle of wine
and maybe some cheese (and I think that I may)
look back on another peculiar day
 
Slainte
 
PLAYLIST: SF#198
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Mother Of Darkness
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
LEONARD COHEN: Travelin' Light
GONZO WEEKLY #223
 
Gonzo Magazine #223
THE COR FAB FOUR WAR ISSUE
 
In this exciting issue, Jon critiques Tony Palmer’s reboot of what was the worst and weirdest Beatles film ever, Doug enthuses on Camel, Alan meets DJ Jeremiayah, John looks at the Spirit albums released after Randy California’s untimely death, Igor presents a dialogue on acoustic philosophy, and there are lots of other things as well!
 
Groovy huh?
It’s all free!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, Strange Fruit, Jeremy Smith's new project The Seven Deadly Sins, and an episode of Canterbury Sans Frontieres which fell through the cracks of my emails. 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 outside 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, Nile Rodgers, Belle & Sebastian, David Cassidy, David Bowie, The Human Be-In, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Strange Fruit, Canterbury sans Frontieres,  Larry Coryell, Clyde  Stubblefield, Peter Skellern, Evan Sewell Wallace  (e-dubble), Alan Aldridge, Supertramp, Tony Ashton & Jon Lord, Lutz Ulbrich featuring Nico, Pink Fairies, Camel, Alan Dearling, Reggae Got Soul, DJ Jeremiyah (Jerry Neville), John Brodie-Good, Randy California, Kev Rowland, Unwritten Pages, Avenford, Betontod, Captain of the Lost Waves, Code, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Geoffrey Paul Boers, Igor Neshcheret, Xtul, Martin Springett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nsync, Clockwork Orange, The Residents, Lemmy, Neil Nixon, Criswell
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
Issue 217 (Dig Doug Harr)
Issue 215-6 (New Year 2017)
Issue 213-4 (Yule 2016)
Issue 212 (Greg Lake)
Issue 211 (Phil Collins)
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
 
 
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 57 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

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