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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, June 24, 2018

THE HO HO HEN HOPS

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:
 
Dotty brought in a half fledged blackbird chick
(just after tea last night)
we took it from her and put it in a hospital cage
(t'was a heartrending sight)
it was still calling and refusing point blank
(to be handfed today)
we put it in the chicken run, its parents came
(and it flew away)
 
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:
 
PLAYLIST:  17-06-2018 – SHOW 263 – Keynotes#
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Byzantine chant - Εγκώ...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
YES IN THE NEWS
Gonzo Weekly #292
 
 
Gonzo Weekly #292
THE NO TERN UNSTONED ISSUE
 
In this hearty Rocking and a rolling issue, Doug goes to see the Rolling Stones, Alan goes to an Alternative Punk do at the Hope & Anchor, Jon discovers the music of Bernie Christie and discovers that the spirit of Willard Price lives on beyond the grave. Plus Graham looks at Hawkwind and Roy remembers touring with Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall, and some collectible tat from the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
 
#Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, BUT Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, as well as Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tree kangaroos who've left piles of poos (OK, nothing to do with medium sizes arboreal macropods who are no longer constipated, 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:
 
Bernie Christie, Paul McCartney, Cher, Bruce Springsteen, PiL, Dr. Dre, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit,  Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Puan, Efren Echeverria, Josef Bansi Quinteros, Billy Sammeth, Travon Da Shawn Frank Smart, Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, Rebecca Parris, Nick Knox, Matthew Tyler Murphy, Santos Blanco, Hanabiko "Koko”,  Lowrell Simon, Eliza Carthy,  Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Doug Harr, Rolling Stones, Alan Dearling, Hope and Anchor Pub, Ambition Demolition,  The Glorias, Surgery without Research, The Satellites, Kev Rowland, Demonical, Don Broco, Dukes of the Orient, Dusan Jevtovic, Foul Body Autopsy, Greystone Canyon, Gwar, Thunder, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, CJ Stone, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Anthony McGowan, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Michael Jackson, Neil Nixon, Funkadelic, Gorillaz
 
And the last few issues are:
 
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.
 
 
* 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 #292

Gonzo Weekly #292
THE NO TERN UNSTONED ISSUE
In this hearty Rocking and a rolling issue, Doug goes to see the Rolling Stones, Alan goes to an Alternative Punk do at the Hope & Anchor, Jon discovers the music of Bernie Christie and discovers that the spirit of Willard Price lives on beyond the grave. Plus Graham looks at Hawkwind and Roy remembers touring with Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall, and some collectible tat from the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
#Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, BUT Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, as well as Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tree kangaroos who've left piles of poos (OK, nothing to do with medium sizes arboreal macropods who are no longer constipated, 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:
Bernie Christie, Paul McCartney, Cher, Bruce Springsteen, PiL, Dr. Dre, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit,  Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Puan, Efren Echeverria, Josef Bansi Quinteros, Billy Sammeth, Travon Da Shawn Frank Smart, Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, Rebecca Parris, Nick Knox, Matthew Tyler Murphy, Santos Blanco, Hanabiko "Koko”,  Lowrell Simon, Eliza Carthy,  Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Doug Harr, Rolling Stones, Alan Dearling, Hope and Anchor Pub, Ambition Demolition,  The Glorias, Surgery without Research, The Satellites, Kev Rowland, Demonical, Don Broco, Dukes of the Orient, Dusan Jevtovic, Foul Body Autopsy, Greystone Canyon, Gwar, Thunder, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, CJ Stone, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Anthony McGowan, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Michael Jackson, Neil Nixon, Funkadelic, Gorillaz
And the last few issues are:
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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ON THIS DAY IN -  1314 - Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland. 
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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)