Friday, March 16, 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 2:14 PM
The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
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!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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at email@example.com. 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?
Today we took receipt of some smoke bombs that I want to use for a particular stunt in our webTV show, and Corinna wouldn’t let me set them off in the garden. And then to make it even worse, Graham said that it was not a good idea either and that they should be tested under “controlled conditions”.
Neither of them seemed to accept my plea in mitigation that I am an “artist” and that as such I should be able to let off an many pyrotechnics in my own garden as I wanted.
Reluctantly I agreed, and so I shall let you all know what transpires.
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:
COMING THIS WEEKEND
TONIGHT IN ITALY
WALLAGES OF YES NEWS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: FRANK ZAPPA - COSMIK ...
Gonzo Weekly #277
THE CAN BLUE MEN SING THE WHITES? ISSUE
We visit the Northeast of England to meet Davey and Nick from Auld Man's Baccie, Alan finds DakhaBrakha, an insane ensemble from The Ukraine, Doug starts to explore Split Enz and the Finn brothers, Neil looks at New Zealand psychedelia, and Mr Biffo pitches a new TV show.
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:
Eric Burdon, Silver Fox Cafe, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, The Mind Map, Motorhead, Jeff Beck, Robert Smith's Meltdown, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, NME, Jeff St John, Trevor Graham Baylis CBE, John Charles Kenneth Gardestad, Brandon Dean Jenkins, Ronald Lawrence Victor Prophet, Bill Burkette, Alexander Buchanan, Patrick Doyle, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Billion Dollar Babies, Rick Wakeman, Tangerine Dream, Auld Man's Baccie, David Curtis, Nick Phillips, Doug Harr, Split Enz, Alan Dearling, DakhaBrakha, Neil Arnold, New Zealand Psychedelia, Kev Rowland, Toothgrinder, Trepaneringsritualen, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Until the Sky Dies, Veni Vidi, We Came as Romans, Wildness, World War Me, The Adicts, Apartment 213, Mr Biffo, Digitiser The Show, Roy Weard, CJ Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, ElectricNick, The Beatles, The Wonder Years.
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)
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
Posted by Jon Downes at 2:10 PM
loch ness monster: 2018-03-11
Rip Hepple, veteran Loch Ness Monster expert, has published the latest issue of his long running Loch Ness newsletter, "Nessletter" (dated February 2018). The main focus of his newsletter this issue is the search for Nessie DNA, though the story he tells of the mysterious yellow water of Loch Ness is ...
Posted by Jon Downes at 2:03 PM
ON THIS DAY IN - 1190 - The Crusaders began the massacre of Jews in York, England.
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk
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Monkey Vocabulary Decoded
This Caterpillar Makes Noise the Same Way a Tea Ke...
Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky...
Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness
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