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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, May 06, 2018

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH HEN SINGS AND CLUCKS

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:
 
Graham's in America,
Carl's working in the garden,
I'm gonna cook red beans and rice,
a day late (beg my pardon),
The druid's coming around for tea,
after the Bealtaine fire,
and he's bringing along his family,
to eat (and watch the pyre)
We do this the first weekend every May
it means a lot as you can tell
In the year its probably my favourite day
and we've got spiced gin as well
 
Changing the subject completely, is there anyone reading this who has any experience in coding apps? Even more importantly, if you do, would you be prepared to lend your expertise to us for a few hours? Email me please at jon@eclipse.co.uk.
 
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
 
 
And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
 
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore seems to be in order: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
 
buy my novel:
buy the record by the main protagonist of the novel who isn't me in an elephant mask, honest:
buy my single:
 
But for now, here is the news:
 
OK IT WAS YESTERDAY
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Tibetan Morning Chant
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
RICK WAKEMAN NEWS
PLAYLIST: 29-04-18 – SHOW 256 – I LEFT MY HEART IN...
Gonzo Weekly #285
 
 
Gonzo Weekly #285
THE STANDING ON A MANHOLE COVER ISSUE
 
In the week where things get EVEN stranger than usual, Greg goes back a few years to the swansong of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and a gig that never was, Alan goes on patrol with Concrete Soldiers, Doug waxes lyrical on LCD Soundsystem, Jon celebrates the Renaissance of Mathew Street whilst standing on a manhole cover, and comes out in support of the Italian film director who challenged the Harry Potter empire.
 
#Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have stood around waiting for other potoroos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have decided to stage a reading of the Samuel Beckett classic, 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:
 
JK Rowling, Harry Potter, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Discogs, Neil Young, Crazy Horse, George Clinton, Brian Wilson, Suede, Rolling Stones, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Tim Calvert, Rose Laurens, Roberto Anglero Pepin, Larry Harvey, Roy Young, Charles Neville, Max Berru Carrion, David "Duck" Barraclough, Kato Khandwala, John Henry "Jabo" Starks, Ashton, Gardner, Dyke & Co., Michael Bruce, Man, Karnataka, Greg Jarrells, ELP, Doug Harr, LCD Soundsystem, Alan Dearling, Concrete Soldiers, Kev Rowland, Gabriele Tranchina, Gadi Caplan, Gregory Lewis, Half Past Four, Colin Tench Project, Endorphins Lost, -16-, Come to Grief,  Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, The Renaissance of Mathew Street, Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Bill Drummond, Youthmovies, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Elvis, Neil Nixon, Friedberger, Cultural Appropriation
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
Issue 279 (Biffo)
Issue 278 (The Beatles)
Issue 277 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 276 (Dukes of the Orient)
Issue 275 (Martin Gordon)
Issue 274 (Steve Took)
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)
 
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?

OK IT WAS YESTERDAY

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Gonzo Weekly #285

Gonzo Weekly #285
THE STANDING ON A MANHOLE COVER ISSUE
In the week where things get EVEN stranger than usual, Greg goes back a few years to the swansong of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and a gig that never was, Alan goes on patrol with Concrete Soldiers, Doug waxes lyrical on LCD Soundsystem, Jon celebrates the Renaissance of Mathew Street whilst standing on a manhole cover, and comes out in support of the Italian film director who challenged the Harry Potter empire.
#Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have stood around waiting for other potoroos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have decided to stage a reading of the Samuel Beckett classic, 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:
JK Rowling, Harry Potter, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Discogs, Neil Young, Crazy Horse, George Clinton, Brian Wilson, Suede, Rolling Stones, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Tim Calvert, Rose Laurens, Roberto Anglero Pepin, Larry Harvey, Roy Young, Charles Neville, Max Berru Carrion, David "Duck" Barraclough, Kato Khandwala, John Henry "Jabo" Starks, Ashton, Gardner, Dyke & Co., Michael Bruce, Man, Karnataka, Greg Jarrells, ELP, Doug Harr, LCD Soundsystem, Alan Dearling, Concrete Soldiers, Kev Rowland, Gabriele Tranchina, Gadi Caplan, Gregory Lewis, Half Past Four, Colin Tench Project, Endorphins Lost, -16-, Come to Grief,  Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, The Renaissance of Mathew Street, Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Bill Drummond, Youthmovies, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Elvis, Neil Nixon, Friedberger, Cultural Appropriation
And the last few issues are:
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
Issue 279 (Biffo)
Issue 278 (The Beatles)
Issue 277 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 276 (Dukes of the Orient)
Issue 275 (Martin Gordon)
Issue 274 (Steve Took)
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)
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.

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

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