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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 18, 2018

HOPPING WITH THE GONZO HEN

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
 
It's Sunday so again its time
to do the daily blogs in rhyme:
 
My cold is gone, I feel quite good
I've done most of what I know I should
I've said hello to the cats and dogs,
and done my mail and done the blogs,
there's only one thing left for me,
I gotta finish editing OTT
 
ciaou....
 
Forgive me for banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for an many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
 
 
But now, here is the news:
 
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
BILLION $ BABIES REVIEW
PLAYLIST: SF 244 – 4 Feb 2018
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Tibetan Morning Chant
Gonzo Weekly #274
 
Gonzo Weekly #274
THE MY PEOPLE WERE FAIR AND HAD STARS IN THEIR WASSNAMES ISSUE
 
In this awesomely groovy issue, Jeremy critiques the new biography of the legendary Steve Peregrin Took, once of T Tex, and later of Shagrat, but always of Ladbroke Grove, Richard eulogises the Maya Youssef Trio, Doug goes to see Andreas Vollenweider, Alan gets the blues revival, Biffo gets a series, and Jon gets all hippylike.
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND Mack Maloney. TheRE ARE columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have gone for a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have probably got hangovers and have decided to have a little rest, 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:
 
Tony Klinger, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Metallica, Prince, Yes, Mark E. Smith, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Daryle Bruce Singletary, Vic Damone, Thomas Dale "Tom" Rapp, Troy A.Blakely, Craig MacGregor, Algia Mae Hinton, Kevin Smith (Lovebug Sarski, Paul Torpey, Michael White, Scott Boyer, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick akeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Jeremy Smith, Steve Peregrin Took, Fee Warner, Doug Harr, Andreas Vollenweider, Alan Dearling, Bluetouch Live.com, Brent Hutchinson Band, Chicago 9, The Herbz, Richard Foreman, Maya Youssef Trio, Kev Rowland, L.A. Guns, Laura Ainsworth, Lyn Stanley, Mark "Porkchop" Holder, NE Obliviscaris, Nimrod B.C., Omotai, The Oxford Trauma, Panzer, Mr. Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Pink Floyd, Peter Frampton, The Herd, Mick Fleetwood, Beatles, Martin Springett, Neil Nixon, The Fireside Theatre
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 273 (Live Dead 69)
Issue 272 (George Butler)
Issue 271 (Mark E Smith)
Issue 270 (Eric Clapton)
Issue 269 (Narnia)
Issue 267-8 (Happy New Year)
Issue 265-6 (The Who)
Issue 264 (John McLaughlin)
Issue 263 (The magic Band)
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
 
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 58 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?
 
Gonzo Weekly #274
THE MY PEOPLE WERE FAIR AND HAD STARS IN THEIR WASSNAMES ISSUE
 
In this awesomely groovy issue, Jeremy critiques the new biography of the legendary Steve Peregrin Took, once of T Tex, and later of Shagrat, but always of Ladbroke Grove, Richard eulogises the Maya Youssef Trio, Doug goes to see Andreas Vollenweider, Alan gets the blues revival, Biffo gets a series, and Jon gets all hippylike.
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND Mack Maloney. TheRE ARE columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have gone for a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have probably got hangovers and have decided to have a little rest, 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:
 
Tony Klinger, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Metallica, Prince, Yes, Mark E. Smith, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Daryle Bruce Singletary, Vic Damone, Thomas Dale "Tom" Rapp, Troy A.Blakely, Craig MacGregor, Algia Mae Hinton, Kevin Smith (Lovebug Sarski, Paul Torpey, Michael White, Scott Boyer, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick akeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Jeremy Smith, Steve Peregrin Took, Fee Warner, Doug Harr, Andreas Vollenweider, Alan Dearling, Bluetouch Live.com, Brent Hutchinson Band, Chicago 9, The Herbz, Richard Foreman, Maya Youssef Trio, Kev Rowland, L.A. Guns, Laura Ainsworth, Lyn Stanley, Mark "Porkchop" Holder, NE Obliviscaris, Nimrod B.C., Omotai, The Oxford Trauma, Panzer, Mr. Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Pink Floyd, Peter Frampton, The Herd, Mick Fleetwood, Beatles, Martin Springett, Neil Nixon, The Fireside Theatre
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 273 (Live Dead 69)
Issue 272 (George Butler)
Issue 271 (Mark E Smith)
Issue 270 (Eric Clapton)
Issue 269 (Narnia)
Issue 267-8 (Happy New Year)
Issue 265-6 (The Who)
Issue 264 (John McLaughlin)
Issue 263 (The magic Band)
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
 
 
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 58 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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday/Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1878 - Thomas Alva Edison patented a music player (the phonograph). 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • 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)