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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, August 04, 2019

THE WEEKKEND HENS

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:


My wife is a pretty remarkable lady
for putting up with me like she does
and whether the weather is sunny or shady
she's my one steady constant because
she's the one thing that brings out meaning in my life
she's the one thing that still keeps me going
I'd be nothing without having her as my wife
that is something I'll always be knowing
the references to weather (I suppose I must say)
are basically all metaphorical
when I feel sorry for myself (like today)
I tend to get all allegorical
so forgive me my darling for being a twat
and I promise that I'll do my best
I'm paranoid, needy, and crazy and fat
but there's no excuse for all the rest
so my love while I roll around deep in remorse
and beat myself up through the day
just remember I love you (and need you of course)
and that's not jst a thing that I say.

I mean it.

Slainte

ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:

https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/08/playlist-show-298-led-zeppelin-1.html
PLAYLIST: SHOW 298 – Led Zeppelin 1
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-gonzo-track-of-day-hebrew-how-great.html
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: HEBREW! How Great is o...
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/08/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_4.html
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/08/kev-rowland-canadian-review-yet-another.html
KEV ROWLAND CANADIAN REVIEW
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/08/gonzo-weekly-34950.html
Gonzo Weekly #349/50


Yet another sterling revi...

OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:

For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog
And, yes,
http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:

UK
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/
US
http://www.gonzomultimedia.com

AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:

Our webTV show:
https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/posts/632561497117057

And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-notion-of-shopkeepers.html

AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:

Gonzo Weekly #349/50
THE STRANGE MACHINES ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

In this peculiar issue we meet Experimental Sonic Machines, or at least their avatar here on earth, Steve mans the barricades as Extinction Rebellion invade Cardiff, Doug goes to see Beck, and Alan goes to Samye Ling – during the second UK Kagyu Monlam prayers and study sessions.  There is also some musing about Digitiser Live and Richard Freeman’s new book is reviewed…

Groovy eh?

Hail Eris!

And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit, there are columns from Kev Rowland and Mr Biffo, but C J Stone, and Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for their footwear, 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:

Ideaspace, Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Extinction Rebellion, Digitiser, Paul McCartney, Brian Jones, Brian Wilson, Prince, Billy Sherwood, Greta Thunberg, Woodstock 50, Charles Manson, John Paul Jones, Jo Keery, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Yao Lee
(also credited as Yao Li, Yiu Lei and Hue Lee), Robert Landis Frank, Rudolf "Ruud" Jacobs, Bill Vitt, Paul Krassner, Rutger Oelsen Hauer, Arthur "Art" Lanon Neville, Daniel Rae Costello, Chaser, Trudy, Anner Bylsma (born Anne Bijlsma), Gregory Shorter Jr., The Fall, The Fall's Mark E Smith and Ed Blaney, John Denver with the Mitchell Trio, Man, Justin Hayward, Nico, Michael Bruce, Green Gonzo, Steve Andrews, Peter K. Rollings, Doug Harr, Beck, Alan Dearling, Samye Ling, Kev Rowland, Ricarda Cometa, The Richard Shulman Group, Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow, The Soul Exchange, Space Elevator, Tumbletown, Vega, Von Baltzer, Tony Klinger, Digitiser, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet

And the last few issues are:

Issue 349-50 (Eperimental Sonic Machines)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-349-50.htm
Issue 347-8 (Gary Duncan)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-347-8.html
Issue 345-6 (RDF)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-345-6.html
Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-343-4.html
Issue 341-42 (America)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html


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:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

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, three other cats, 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 elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

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