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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, March 03, 2019

A WEEKEND WITH THE HENS

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:
 
It's not something *I set out to do with my life,
but I've found a great way I can annoy my wife,
I'm not sure why it would cause her pain,
but she hates Miles Davis' 'Sketches of Spain'
and she ends up being horribly rude
when I am in a jazzy mood,
and ends up shouting "Jonathan...
put those bloody headphones on!"
 
Forgive the assonance
Slainte
 
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
 
PLAYLIST: 04 -11-2018 – SHOW 283 – Andwella’s Drea...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  Byzantine chant - Δεύ...
THE FZ HOLOGRAM AGAIN
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Weekly #327/8
 
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 #327/8
THE HURRY ON SUNDOWN ISSUE
 
In this immensely spacey issue, Graham presents the first half of a look at Hawkwind, year by year, in this their demi-centennial. Jon remembers Judge Trev and looks at the new reissue CD, praises the indomitable Greta Thunberg, and critiques Graham Nash's autobiography, Rob photographs Rick Wakeman and the Granary Choir, Alan revisits Edinburgh in the Sixties, John goes to see Carey Grace, Richard goes to see Cracked, by Emily Hinshelwood, and Tony has difficulties when buying a water pistol. And yes, there's lots more.
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit and Canterbury sans Frontieres are both back. AND there are columns from Kev Rowland, and C J Stone, and Neil Nixon, but Roy Weard Mr Biffo, 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 stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
 
This issue features:
 
Greta Thunberg, Frank Zappa, Taj Jackson, Michael Jackson, Morrissey, Rick Wakeman, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Dakshayani, Šaban Šaulic, Ken Nordine, Kofi Burbridge, Sergey Georgievich Zakharov, Conrad R. "Connie", Jones III, Willy Lambert (aka Willy Willy), Deise Cipriano, Squadron Leader Richard Sydney Albion Churchill, Karl Otto Lagerfeld (né Lagerfeldt), George Mendonsa, Ethel Llewellyn Ennis, Gerard Koerts, Eric "Vicious" Johnson, Malcolm "Mac" B. Wiseman, Ira Gitler, Dorothy Masuka, Donald Edgar "Gus" Backus, Jackie Shane, Peter Halsten Thorkelson, Fred Luther Foster, Mark David Hollis, Andy Anderson (ne Clifford Leon Anderson), Tavito (Luis Otavio Carvalho de Melo), The Fall, Rick Wakeman, The RAZ Band, America, Judge Trev, Alan Dearling, Robert Blomfeld, Richard Foreman, Cracked, Emily Hinshelwood, John Brodie-Good, Cary Grace, Kev Rowland, Dying Awkward Angel, Alberto Rigoni, Fallen Legion, Nth Ascension, Fred Farell, Gandalf's Fist, Green Desert Water, Tony Klinger, C J Stone, Hawkwind,  Graham Inglis, Martin Springett, Graham Nash, Neil Nixon,
Bobbie Gentry
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 327-28 (Hawkwind)
Issue 325-26 (Gonzo)
Issue 323-24 (Irvine Welsh)
Issue 321-22 (Discordianism)
Issue 319-20 (Brix Smith)
Issue 317-18 (Christmas)
Issue 315-16 (Steve Miller)
Issue 313-14 (Hawkwind)
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 (Strangelove)
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 LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA


  • BOOKS I HAVE WRITTEN
  • CALIFORNIA PARROT PROJECT
  • CFZ NEWSLETTER
  • HAS PASSENGER PIGEON BEEN SEEN?
  • MONSTER OF LAKE MANITOU
  • 40 FOOT TALL MONSTER
  • TRAILING BIGFOOT
  • DID MOOSE HUNTER SHOOT BIGFOOT?
  • NGULUKA - FLYING SNAKE OF MALAWI
  • ON THE TRACK
  • MEMORY OF BLUE WHALES
  • BIGFOOT IN TEXAS
  • OCTOPOD MONSTERS, STRANGE SQUIDS, FLYING JELLYFISH...
  • CHUPACABRA IN HONDURAS
  • HAMMERHEAD ALIEN
  • BIGFOOT SNIFFED HIS SISTER
  • BIGFOOT ON TRAIL CAM
  • BIRDS RESEMBLING DINOSAURS
  • BIGFOOT BODIES - WHERE ARE THEY?
  • ALIEN ABDUCTION BY TALL GRAYS
  • ULAR TEDONG
  • LLAMA-KILLING CREATURE IN KENTUCKY
  • ALIEN SEX
  • BIGFOOT SWIMS ACROSS BEAVER POND
  • WOMAN HIT BY ROCK
  • REMAINS OF PLIOSAUR
  • ENCOUNTER WITH HAIRY MAN
  • TRACES OF DOKDO SEA-LIONS
  • WAS THIS BIGFOOT NEAR LOUISVILLE?
  • DENISOVAN-NEANDERTHAL HYBRID
  • TRAILS OF THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS
  • WAS THIS YOWIE HAIR?
  • ARE THESE SIGNS OF BIGFOOT?
  • GEF THE TALKING MONGOOSE
  • MEDIEVAL WHITE COCKATOO
  • WHAT WAS THE TACHASH?


  • WINGED BIPED IN ILLINOIS
  • Gonzo Weekly #327/8

    Gonzo Weekly #327/8
    THE HURRY ON SUNDOWN ISSUE
    In this immensely spacey issue, Graham presents the first half of a look at Hawkwind, year by year, in this their demi-centennial. Jon remembers Judge Trev and looks at the new reissue CD, praises the indomitable Greta Thunberg, and critiques Graham Nash's autobiography, Rob photographs Rick Wakeman and the Granary Choir, Alan revisits Edinburgh in the Sixties, John goes to see Carey Grace, Richard goes to see Cracked, by Emily Hinshelwood, and Tony has difficulties when buying a water pistol. And yes, there's lots more.
    Hail Eris!
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit and Canterbury sans Frontieres are both back. AND there are columns from Kev Rowland, and C J Stone, and Neil Nixon, but Roy Weard Mr Biffo, 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 stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
    This issue features:
    Greta Thunberg, Frank Zappa, Taj Jackson, Michael Jackson, Morrissey, Rick Wakeman, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Dakshayani, Šaban Šaulić, Ken Nordine, Kofi Burbridge, Sergey Georgievich Zakharov, Conrad R. "Connie", Jones III, Willy Lambert (aka Willy Willy), Deise Cipriano, Squadron Leader Richard Sydney Albion Churchill, Karl Otto Lagerfeld (né Lagerfeldt), George Mendonsa, Ethel Llewellyn Ennis, Gerard Koerts, Eric "Vicious" Johnson, Malcolm "Mac" B. Wiseman, Ira Gitler, Dorothy Masuka, Donald Edgar "Gus" Backus, Jackie Shane, Peter Halsten Thorkelson, Fred Luther Foster, Mark David Hollis, Andy Anderson (ne Clifford Leon Anderson), Tavito (Luis Otavio Carvalho de Melo), The Fall, Rick Wakeman, The RAZ Band, America, Judge Trev, Alan Dearling, Robert Blomfeld, Richard Foreman, Cracked, Emily Hinshelwood, John Brodie-Good, Cary Grace, Kev Rowland, Dying Awkward Angel, Alberto Rigoni, Fallen Legion, Nth Ascension, Fred Farell, Gandalf's Fist, Green Desert Water, Tony Klinger, C J Stone, Hawkwind,  Graham Inglis, Martin Springett, Graham Nash, Neil Nixon,
    Bobbie Gentry
    And the last few issues are:
    Issue 327-28 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 325-26 (Gonzo)
    Issue 323-24 (Irvine Welsh)
    Issue 321-22 (Discordianism)
    Issue 319-20 (Brix Smith)
    Issue 317-18 (Christmas)
    Issue 315-16 (Steve Miller)
    Issue 313-14 (Hawkwind)
    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 (Strangelove)
    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.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

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