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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 19, 2017

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN RETURNS TO THE FOLD

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
 
I sometimes wonder why I roam,
cos Corinna and I are back at home
I had a lie in and got up late
to find all sorts of problems on my plate
I expect I will sort them (between me and you)
cos fixing stuff is what I do
 
Slainte
 
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
JEFFERSON STARSHIP NEWS
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Krishna Das - Sri Arga...
JOEY MOLLAND SPEAKS - THE BEATLE YEARS
FRANK ZAPPA NEWS
 
Gonzo Magazine #225/6
RITES OF SPRING ISSUE
 
Welcoming in the Rites of Spring with Barbara Dickson, Rick Parfitt of Status Quo, Music of Turkey, the mellifluous keyboard talents of Roger King, Grateful Dead man Phil Lesh, Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, a look at the Jefferson Family in 2017, the launch of Mr Biffo’s Found Footage, and all sorts of other things. A wilder ride than you can imagine!
 
Groovy huh?
 
It’s all free!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
 
Adam Cohen, Michael Jackson, George Michael, James Mangold, Bruce Springsteen, Yes, Sean Lennon, Black Sabbath, Phil Lesh, Graham Lesh, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Vince, Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya, Lars "Dille" Diedricson, Robbie Hoddinott, Valerie Carter, Fitzroy Edwards, Misha Mengelberg, Thomas Alden "Tommy" Page, Lyle Joseph Ritz, David Joseph Valentin, Tony Ashton with Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, John Entwhistle, Zak Starkey (Ringo’s son), Z, Gastank, Lutz Ulbrich featuring Nico, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Roger King, Alan Dearling, Baris Keskin, Duman, Yeni Turku, Baris Manco, Cem Karaca, Erkin Koray, Mogollar, Mercan Dede, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, A Capella Bogazi├ži Longa, Verka.Serduchka, Olduramadim, Ali Desidero, Mavi Sakal, John Brodie-Good, Paul Kantner, Richard Foreman, Mickey Hart, Kev Rowland, RC2, Retrospective, Karda Estra, RSC, Shadow Circus, Shplang, The Raz Band, Nick & Peggy Anslinger, Rick Parfitt, Barbara Dickson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Xtul, Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones, Neil Nixon, David Crosby
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 224 (Hibernal)
Issue 223 (Beatles)
Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
Issue 217 (Dig Doug Harr)
Issue 215-6 (New Year 2017)
Issue 213-4 (Yule 2016)
Issue 212 (Greg Lake)
Issue 211 (Phil Collins)
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
 
 
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 57 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 - 1644 - 200 members of the Peking imperial family/court committed suicide. 
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.)