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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, June 18, 2017

Gonzo Magazine #239

Gonzo Magazine #239
THE ALL AROUND THE WORLD ISSUE
Kev eulogises about New Zealand’s Miss Peach and the Travelling Bones, who are one of the best bands I have heard all year, John writes about the new sounds of the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary, Alan remembers the Isle of Wight Festivals at the cusp of the 60s and 70s, and Richard attends the Deke Leonard memorial concert, while Jon burbles about The Beatles.
And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres and Friday Night Progressive. 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:
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Goldie, Neil Young, Phil Collins, Libertines, Woodstock, Liam Gallagher, Alice Cooper, Skunk Anansie scholarship, Wilko Johnson, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Anita Pallenberg, Charles P (Chuck) Thacker, Rosalie Sorrels, Corneliu Stroe, Adam West, Norris "Norro" Wilson, Sam Beazley, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tony Klinger, Alan Dearling, Isle of Wight Festivals, Dave Houghton, Circus Zyair, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Owsley "Bear" Stanley, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Todd Rundgren, David Crosby, Kev Rowland, Miss Peach and the Travellin' Bones, Richard Foreman, Deke Leonard, Tim Burness, Tyrannosorceress, 8Kids, Art Fristoe Trio, Barrows, Beasto Blanco, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eminem, Elvis, Derek and Clive
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
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)
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



  • APPALACHIAN CHUPACABRA
  • LIST OF UNKNOWN LIZARDS
  • IS BIGFOOT A DANGER TO DOGS?
  • GERMAN KING SNAKE
  • KIKIYAON - GHASTLY CREATURE OF WEST AFRICA
  • LUSCA - MONSTER OF ANDROS
  • BIGFOOT IN ROUND ROCK
  • FEI
  • WHAT IS THIS?
  • STRANGE DEAD MUTANT FOUND IN CARPATHIANS
  • HAS PARALLEL UNIVERSE BEEN DISCOVERED?
  • SIGHTINGS OF REPTILIANS
  • KHODUMODUMO
  • NZEFU-LOI
  • BIGFOOT IN NEW MEXICO
  • ALABAMA BOOGER
  • WORM GROWS ANOTHER HEAD
  • BIGFOOT IN MISSOURI
  • NIAGARA MOTHMAN
  • KYRGYZSTAN AND THE WILD MAN
  • FOX-RACCOON HYBRID
  • BIZARRE GRAPHIC NOVEL
  • LAKE MONSTER OF JAPAN
  • WAS DAEDALUS SEA SERPENT A WHALE?
  • REPTILIAN IN FLORIDA
  • HIGH STRANGENESS ON CAMPING TRIP
  • GIANT FROG OF LOCH NESS
  • TERRIFYING CREATURE IN WEST VIRGINIA
  • THOSE WHO PURSUE BIGFOOT
  • CABRALITO
  • GIANTS IN BRAZIL
  • REPTILIAN IN SONORA DESERT
  • LINGANG BIRD SANCTUARY
  • BIGFOOT FILM FROM OHIO
  • MULTIPLE BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER
  • BIGFOOT ON PARENT'S PROPERTY
  • STRANGE EXPERIENCE IN SCOTLAND
  • BIGFOOT PROBLEM
  • CAN VAQUITA PORPOISE BE SAVED?
  • PERAK - MYSTERIOUS BEING OF PRAGUE
  • FLYING HORSE OF VIRGINIA
  • BASILISKS IN COPENHAGEN
  • ORIGINAL FRANKENSTEIN
  • BIGFOOT AND ROCKS
  • ALLEGED ENCOUNTER WITH BIGFOOT
  • MYTHICAL CHINESE BIRD
  • ENCOUNTER WITH A DUENDE
  • BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS - FOUR ALLEGED ONES
  • MANBAT IN MEXICO
  • SASQUATCH TRIANGLE
  • MYSTERY CREATURE OF BERKLEY SQUARE
  • HULDUFOLK - ICELAND'S OTHERWORLDLY BEINGS
  • LECHUZA - TERRIFYING CREATURE
  • BIGFOOT TOPIC IN MICHIGAN
  • JENTILAK - GIANTS OF BASQUE LORE
  • KILLER CACTUS
  • MONSTER IN PENOBSCOT RIVER?
  • BEAR-LIKE CREATURE
  • GUATEMALAN DOGMAN
  • SLAPPED BY BIGFOOT
  • BIGFOOT MEDICAMENTS
  • BALD EAGLE ADOPTION
  • WAS THIS AN OUT OF THE BODY EXPERIENCE?
  • DECLINE IN ELEPHANT NUMBERS
  • JOSEPH CITRO IS STILL WRITING



  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BECOME A CANNIBAL?
  • HOP-HOP-HOPPO

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
     
    Midsummer in North Devon
    it really is quite hot
    but I don't want to be one of those Brits
    who complains about weather that's not
    exactly what they wanted
    on that particular day in Blighty
    because I think it's damn bad form
    to try and second guess The Almighty
     
    Strange Days indeed...
     
    Slainte
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: London Community Gospe...
    ERIC BURDON RETURNS TO MONTEREY
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Magazine #239
    PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit SF#216
     
    Gonzo Magazine #239
    THE ALL AROUND THE WORLD ISSUE
     
    Kev eulogises about New Zealand’s Miss Peach and the Travelling Bones, who are one of the best bands I have heard all year, John writes about the new sounds of the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary, Alan remembers the Isle of Wight Festivals at the cusp of the 60s and 70s, and Richard attends the Deke Leonard memorial concert, while Jon burbles about The Beatles.
    And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres and Friday Night Progressive. 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:
     
    Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Goldie, Neil Young, Phil Collins, Libertines, Woodstock, Liam Gallagher, Alice Cooper, Skunk Anansie scholarship, Wilko Johnson, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Anita Pallenberg, Charles P (Chuck) Thacker, Rosalie Sorrels, Corneliu Stroe, Adam West, Norris "Norro" Wilson, Sam Beazley, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tony Klinger, Alan Dearling, Isle of Wight Festivals, Dave Houghton, Circus Zyair, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Owsley "Bear" Stanley, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Todd Rundgren, David Crosby, Kev Rowland, Miss Peach and the Travellin' Bones, Richard Foreman, Deke Leonard, Tim Burness, Tyrannosorceress, 8Kids, Art Fristoe Trio, Barrows, Beasto Blanco, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eminem, Elvis, Derek and Clive
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
    Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
    Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
    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)
     
     
    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 - 1940 Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons
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  • 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.)