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, July 22, 2018

Gonzo Weekly #295-6

Gonzo Weekly #295-6
In this remarkably eclectic issue, Kev interviews the  legendary Robert Berry about 3, his  relationship with Keith Emerson and more. Alan goes to Holmesfest, Richard goes to the New Forest Folk Festival, and John goes to The Moon. Doug investigates Depeche Mode, Jon asks why YouTube is so cruel, and wonders whether Joan Aiken was the mother of Steampunk, and questions whether anyone will get his Dornford Yates joke... YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!

#Hail Eris!

And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands, the irrepressible Corinna, Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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 Countryside Alliance, Alice Cooper, Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Fish, Suede, Paul Simon, Pussy Riot, Paul Weller, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Theryl DeClouet, Stanley Jospeh Lewis, Ponty Bone, K Rani, David Clive King, Carl Stefan Demert, Stuart Oliver Knussen, CBE, Brett Hoffman, Garry Lowe, Hayley Stephens, Depeche Mode, Vlatko Ilievski, Vince Martin, Francois Budet, James Edward Malloy, Adrian Cronauer, Saman Kunan, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Kev Rowland, Robert Berry, Keith Emerson, Jethro Tull, Alan Dearling, Holmesfest, Dripp, Loco Bee, Lifeline, Ariel Posen, Chloe Wightman, Oliver Payn, Sarah Howells, Dean James and the Black Dogs, Bryde, Bwani Junction, Richard Foreman, New Forest Folk Festival, Gilmore and Roberts, Green Diesel,  Edwina Hayes, Ward Thomas, Burgess, Nicol and Kemp, Southampton Ukelele Jam, Winter Wilson, Hunter Muskett, Coco and the Butterfields, Reg Meuross, Julie Felix, TRADarrr, Matt Black, Tenderlore, Chris Leslie, The Gerry Colvin Band, Dean Friedman, Little Johnny England, Feast of Fiddles, John Brodie-Good, Museum of the Moon, Mancunian Candidate, Maverick, UPF, Universe Infinity, Unruly Child, Vantomme, Vespero, Zero for Conduct, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken, Elvis, Allman Brothers, Muse, Neil Nixon, Billy Fury

And the last few issues are:

Issue 295 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)

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.

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