Friday, March 09, 2018
What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology?
Well, everything, actually!
In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.
Posted by Jon Downes at 11:21 AM
The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
I know that one does not usually expect me to say things like "Count your Blessings", but a couple of telephone calls I had last night reminded me of an old (Buddhist, I think) proverb that reads something like: 'I was sad that I limped until I met a man with no feet'. I have been bellyaching about my own misfortunes recently, but they are pretty mild compared to the stuff that some people I know are going through.
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:
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But for now, here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Who knows where the ti...
COMING THIS WEEKEND
George Butler interview for 'Groove Grove Graphics...
`They Sold A Million` Badfinger BBC documentary
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Weekly #276
THE PUT UP YOUR DUKES ISSUE
We talk to Erik Norlander about The Dukes of the Orient, his new band with ex Asia singer John Payne, Doug goes to see Robert Plant, Neil looks at some of the more peculiar Pagan Psychedelia, and Alan checks out The Shape of Water, and Graham talks Hawkwind
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, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and 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:
Netflix, BoJack Horseman, John Lennon, #200Fish Project, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Quincy Jones, Tony Kaye, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Eddy Amoo, Harriet Fier, Emma Gwynedd Mary Chambers, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Erik Norlander, John Payne, Dukes of the Orient, Robert Plant, The Shape of Water, Alan Dearling, Neil Arnold, Barbara, Jacula, Mort Garson, Antonius Rex, The Vampires Of Dartmoore, Three Monks, Kev Rowland, Taylor's Universe, Blackmore's Night, My Ticket Home, The Soul Exchange, Soul Drinker, Thaw, Then Comes Silence, This Will Destroy You, TNNE, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, CJ Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: The Flight of The Sherry Fairy, Sherry Carroll, Darkthrone Abba, Pink Floyd, Limp Bizkit, My Chemical Romance, Paul McCartney, Korn, Neil Nixon, Wild Man Fischer
And the last few issues are:
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!
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* 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?
Posted by Jon Downes at 11:20 AM
ON THIS DAY IN -
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk
Rare butterfly found breeding in Scotland for firs...
Four Australian mammals deemed under greater threa...
No record of some threatened species in area gover...
Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk
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)
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:30 AM