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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, June 07, 2017

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN CALLS OFF THE DOGS

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
I strongly suspect that everyone in the UK, and quite a few people from elsewhere in the world, will have tomorrow’s election as the focus of their attention. There are also almost too many events on the world stage to count, and so because my head is beginning to hurt keeping up with it all, today I am going to write about something else entirely.
Last week, I put out an appeal for proofreaders, who would be interested in working on forthcoming CFZ projects. I was very pleased with the response that I got. If you wrote to me, please don’t be offended that I haven’t written back. The lovely Olivia and I will be writing to you all later today.
But guess what, kiddies? I’m on the want again. We are working on a major book project about yeti sightings in Soviet Central Asia, and Chris, who – together with Lars – is running this project, has pointed out that we will be needing a whole string of maps. Is there anybody out there reading this who likes drawing maps? An amateur cartographer? If you fancy becoming involved in a fascinating and absolutely unique project, will you please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk? As always, I’m afraid, we are not in a position to pay people, but you will get a free copy of the book, a credit within, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are part of a unique undertaking.
And now, here is the news:
RICK WAKEMAN: Phantom of the Opera review
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Captain Beefheart Upon...
DOUG HARR REVIEW
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
FAIRPORT CONVENTION IN THE NEWS
Gonzo Magazine #237
THE INTO THE WOODS ISSUE
We go all Rashomon on you and publish two different reviews of Hawkwind’s triumphant return to The Roundhouse, Alan mans the Listening Post and Corinna hunts Lycanthropes in
Cornwall. Jon muses about Lightning, the Bay City Rollers and critiques the long awaited Roger Waters album, and Davey Curtis goes to see Dutch freakmusos My Baby!
And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, and Strange Fruit, but Friday Night Progressive is having a week off. 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:
Elton John, Ringo Starr, Liam Gallagher, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Julian Dorio, Roger Waters, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Brian May, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, John Noakes, Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman, David Sidney George Lewiston, Martin Intalex, Mrs Raines, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, John Brodie-Good, Hawkwind, Graham Inglis, Alan Dearling, Snarky Puppy, Sleep, Electric Wizard, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Mike Vest and Bong, Blown Out, Spokes, Davey Curtis, My Baby, Kev Rowland, Ronny Whyte, The Room, Rozvitaus, Sectunefor, Richard Foreman, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Martin Springett, Bay City Rollers, The Monkees, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga, Alice Cooper, Sid Vicious, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Jimi Henrix, Neil Nixon, Bette Davis, Roger Waters
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
Issue 224 (Hibernal)
Issue 223 (Beatles)
Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
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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