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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, November 18, 2018

THE WEEKEND CHICKEN PRAYS MORE THAN EVER

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:
 
Extinction Rebellion brought London to a halt
Six thousand marchers worried where we're heading
'cos climate change is really all humanity's fault
but it was also Justin Bieber's wedding
and just to show the BBC has its priorities right
the stories were given equal room on the BBC News site
 
Slainte
 
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
 
JON DOWNES: Evelyn's Song
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  New Beginnings Guatem...
ZAPPASTUFF
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Seventies Hitmakers America's Christmas Album “Hol...
 
OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:
 
For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
 
And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
And, yes,
 
CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
 
UK
US
 
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
 
Our webTV show:
 
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
 
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
 
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
 
Gonzo Weekly #3011/2
THE REVOLUTION ISSUE
 
In another fantastically fab issue, We hit the street with Extinction Rebellion, Alan goes to the Edinburgh Blues and Rock Festival featuring Ten Years After, Mad Iccy goes to see Suggs, John waxes lyrical on Larry Carlton and Space Shifters, Carl and Geordie critique the new Hallowe'en movie, Job writes about Wreckless Eric, Rob goes to see Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, and Alan goes to an exhibition showcasing the history of Scottish pop music. And there is more besides...
 
#Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND there are columns from Kev Rowlands,  AND C J Stone, AND Mr Biffo but though Neil Nixon, AND Roy Weard AND the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and rock wallabies who've blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with the relatively small macropods who are having electrical problems, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stickat. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
 
This issue features:
 
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Alan Moore, The KLF, John Higgs, Greta Thunberg, By the Sea exhibition,Tony Klinger, Bart Lancia, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday  Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Beverly McClellan, Enrico de Jesus Puno, Jimmy Farrar, Theodore Jones, Frederick Segrest, Fred Hess, Todd Schofield, Cornelius "Sonny" Fortune, Melvin Ragin, Tony Joe White, Hardy Fox, Baba Oje, Mikhail, Roman Grinev, Joshua M. Fauver, Mark Steed Fosson, Roy Anthony Hargrove, Glenn Schwartz, Dave Rowland, Tom Diaz, Tama Renata, Hugh Alexander McDowell, The Fall, Tony Palmer, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Deviants IXVI, Mick Farren, Alan Dearling, Edinburgh Blues 'N' Rock Festival 2018, The Rising Souls, The Jensen Interceptors, Charlotte Marshall and the 45s, Dana Fuchs, Ten Years After, John Brodie-Good, Larry Carlton, The Hayward Gallery, Space Shifters exhibition, Icarus "Mad Iccy" Ruoff, Suggs, 'Rip it Up' - The Story of Scottish Pop, Kev Rowland, Light the Torch, Michael Moss Accidental Orchestra, Medmoriam, Michael Schenkerfest, Ministry, No Hot Ashes, Nonsun, Carl Marshall, Geordie Jackson, Halloween 2018, Mr Biffo, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, The Coldharbour Diaries, Zen and Xenophobia, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Eric Goulden, The Wreckless Eric Manual
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 311-12 (Extinction Rebellion)
Issue 309-10 (Steve Hillage)
Issue 307-8 (Michael Moorcock)
Issue 305-6 (Maartin Allcock)
Issue 303-4 (kOZFEST)
Issue 301-2 (Ringo Starr)
Issue 299-300 (Aretha Franklin)
Issue 298 (Alan in Hungary)
Issue 297 (Shir Ordo)
Issue 295-6 (Robert Berry)
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.
 
 
* 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 59 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: Sunday

ON THIS DAY IN -  1477 - William Caxton produced "Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres," which was the first book to be printed in England. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • 25 UK species' genomes sequenced for first time
  • European badgers' gut bacteria may be a powerful a...
  • Limpets under threat due to rise in antidepressant...
  • Getting a grip on the slow but unique evolution of...

  • 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)