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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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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



Herzog of the Month: Incident at Loch Ness on 35mm
... of cameos) as he embarks on a new project — the film within a film — about the legendary Loch Ness Monster. There's immediate friction with his pr.

Did you know that the story of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to at least the seventh century (c. 697) when Adomnán, ninth abbot of Iona, wrote his ...

Last year when I went to Loch Ness I took this photo. When I showed it to a friend the other day, he ...
Japanese Fishing Tycoon Vows: I'll Turn Loch Ness Monster into Sushi! ... Don't stop believin' Loch Ness Monster - Poster minimal nessie scottish ...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Elk Hunters Spots Bigfoot In Washington State
An elk hunter claims to have seen a Bigfoot while afield in Washington state. This according to a tweet from Matt Moneymaker. Here's photo of real ...


Real Bigfoot Research vs. Entertainment
Entertainment has taken over real Bigfoot research. Slick video productions with little evidence other then the tired saw of "Did you hear that?" are the ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS HAPPY

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday/Thursday
 
And so the visit from Olivia, Aaron and my granddaughter Evelyn is nearly over. We have been looking forward to it for so long, and it is going by so fast. Evelyn is a complete darling. However the dogs have neither been as friendly or as tractable as we would have wished and - although I don't think anything nasty would have happened - Archie got wildly excited and did his annoying habit of rushing around barking and growling at the same time, and this (quite naturally) scared the little girl. So the dogs and her have been segregated in a sort of canine apartheid, and this seems to work out fine. When she hears a bark, or sees them through the glass door she squeals with delight, claps her hands, and shouts "doggie, Archeeee", but without any risk that closer interaction might prove unfortunate. Never work with children or animals, eh? I love both. It is adults of my own species that are often guaranteed to piss me off.
 
But now, here is the news:
 
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Mary Hopkin ''Turn Tur...
YES IN THE NEWS
LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS
Howard Stern reflects on David Peel
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
 
Gonzo Weekly #244/5
THE SUMMERTIME SPECIAL DOUBLE BUMPER HOLIDAY ISSUE
 
Herewith the Gonzo Magazine summer bumper holiday special thing featuring Jon and Neil talking about The Beatles, fifty years after their greatest year, Jon interviewing Tim Bowness, John B-G watching It’s a Beautiful Day, Gregg from Paradise 9 on a desert island, Alan on Pirate Radio, and lots of Female Dr Who bilge, plus news, reviews, radio shows and self opinionated
columnists...
 
Yup, and it’s all free!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
 
Dr Who, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, Adam Ant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Martin Landau, George Andrew Romero, David Zablidowsky, Graham Wood, Roland Cazimero, Chester Charles Bennington, Edwin Mahi?ai (Mahi) Copp Beamer, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tim Bowness, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, Pirate Radio, Paul Harris, Phil Bayliss, Wickham Festival, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, The Liberators, David Laflamme, It's A Beautiful Day, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Gregg McKella, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Milda Harris, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, John Lennon,Disney Camp Rock, One Direction, Keir Dullea
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
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)
 
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?

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

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.

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday/Thursday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1999 - 1,500 pieces of Marilyn Monroe's personal items went on display at Christie's in New York, NY. The items went on sale later in 1999. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Sea spiders move oxygen with pumping guts (not hea...
  • Plants under attack can turn hungry caterpillars i...
  • T.O. raid yields flood of cobras, other vipers, ga...
  • Mice shed weight when they can’t smell—but not bec...
  • Watch this spider walk just like an ant
  • New analysis of rare Argentinian rat unlocks origi...
  • Inside the Secretive World of Florida’s Chameleon ...
  • Saving the Shenandoah Salamander - via Herp Diges...

  • Horseshoe crabs: Strange 10-eyed sea creatures tha...



  • 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.

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    MUIRHEAD`S MYSTERIES: King Richard III and the basilisk

    Image result for richard IIIContinuing my very very very occasional series on `British monarchs and strange animals`(in the sense that this is only the 2nd blog in 7 years on this theme!),I came across a British Heritage leaflet a while ago titled `Middleham Castle Sculpture What Does the Sculpture Represent?`

    Apparently at Middleham Castle in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire there is a sculpture representing a basilisk on the back of King Richard who reigned from 1483-1485. Richard died at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. The link here shows an excellent panorama of the castle.Richard was sent to the castle as a small boy.The figures are allegorical,the white boar being heraldic. The tail of the basilisk or cockatrice curls over Richard`s right shoulder. The white boar is at Richard`s feet whilst the basilisk`s tail meets a demon`s head. Richard III is not the same Richard as Richard I ( Richard the Lionheart.)




    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN LOOKS FORWARD TO THE WEEK AHEAD

    The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
     
    There have been all sorts of alarums and excursions today, but the most important thing is that my granddaughter Evelyn, together with her parents Olivia and Aaron are somewhere up the motorway near Bristol. I truly cannot think of anything else to say on the matter.
     
    But now, here is the news:
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    John Lennon Meeting David Peel Interview -- 1972
    Godsticks Documentary - The Making Of Emergence
    Steel Pulse all that you didn't know about Hinds a...
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: DELIRED CAMELEON FAMI...
     
    Gonzo Weekly #244/5
    THE SUMMERTIME SPECIAL DOUBLE BUMPER HOLIDAY ISSUE
     
    Herewith the Gonzo Magazine summer bumper holiday special thing featuring Jon and Neil talking about The Beatles, fifty years after their greatest year, Jon interviewing Tim Bowness, John B-G watching It’s a Beautiful Day, Gregg from Paradise 9 on a desert island, Alan on Pirate Radio, and lots of Female Dr Who bilge, plus news, reviews, radio shows and self opinionated
    columnists...
     
    Yup, and it’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
     
    Dr Who, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, Adam Ant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Martin Landau, George Andrew Romero, David Zablidowsky, Graham Wood, Roland Cazimero, Chester Charles Bennington, Edwin Mahi?ai (Mahi) Copp Beamer, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tim Bowness, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, Pirate Radio, Paul Harris, Phil Bayliss, Wickham Festival, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, The Liberators, David Laflamme, It's A Beautiful Day, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Gregg McKella, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Milda Harris, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, John Lennon,Disney Camp Rock, One Direction, Keir Dullea
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    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)
     
    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?

    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS





    The Tasmanian Tiger, also known as Thylacine, has been shrouded in mystery since it was declared Extinct in the late 1930s. The last known ...

    I WAS interested to read the article on the supposed sighting of a thylacine on the Yorke Peninsula (“Could this be a thylacine?”, Sunday Mail, 9/7/17).

    GIANT wombat like creatures, flightless birds and Tasmanian devils and tigers roamed together around Kangaroo Island, a new fossil footprints site on ...

    Dr Camens said there was no chance the Tasmanian tiger might still be prowling parts of the mainland or Kangaroo Island. "If we've got thylacines still ...

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Real or Fake? The Yellowstone Webcam Bigfoot Footage
    Cryptozoology News on Youtube takes a look at the famous Yellowstone webcam bigfoot footage. The video surfaced in December of 2014, and took ...


    Boy films bigfoot in backyard
    Boy films bigfoot in backyard. Here is the video that will be discussed on tonights show: “11 year old uses his HD flip camera to capture the best image ...

    White Bigfoot Video Enhanced
    Residents of this small Pa town are concerned of recent sightings and strange noises being heard at night of what appears to be some sort of Bigfoot ...


    'The Back 80' Documentary Explores Ohio Bigfoot Sightings
    In the same-vein as documentaries Minerva Monster and Beast of Whitehall, The Back 80 explores the compelling, unnerving encounters of one Ohio ...


    Young Bigfoot Gets Brave and Stands Out In Open
    Robert Dodson chases after a young bigfoot that he caught standing outside his building when he came out. This particular one seems to be losing it's ...

    CRYPTOLINK: Sea Serpent Stories

    Image result for sea serpent
    A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 


    From the Loch Ness Monster to the infamous Kraken, enormous sea-dwelling creatures have captured the imaginations of generations of seafarers ...


    Ever heard the legend of the “Sioux Sea Serpent?” Apparently we have our own local version of Scotland's Loch Ness Monster. Back in 1887 a group ...

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    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.






    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Monday/Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey, was concluded in Switzerland. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Flying ant day: The real reason these winged insec...
  • Dogs could sniff out Parkinson’s disease years bef...
  • Plan bee: parliament to produce honey to sell in s...
  • Exceptionally rare 'pale tiger' photographed in th...

  • Large invasive lizard spotted near Palm Bay school...


  • 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.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    THE GONZO HEN HOPS

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
     











    It's Sunday, and if you're like me
    You've been listening to the Polyphonic Spree
    and wishing you had chocolate or whisky to ingest
    But this is a very special week,
    in the life of this old Gonzo freak
    my Granddaughter is coming here so I'm sure you know the rest
    So although it's Sunday I'm at work,
    I'm not being a self-righteous jerk
    but to ensure a few day's freedom I'll make sure my desk has space
    Gonzo Jon is going away,
    for just a few day's holiday
    He's going away and he is leaving Grandad in his place
     
    Strange Days indeed...
     
    Slainte
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: JISAS DAI LONG ME
    SUMMER OF LOVE REDUX
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Weekly #244/5
    PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #220
     
    Gonzo Weekly #244/5
    THE SUMMERTIME SPECIAL DOUBLE BUMPER HOLIDAY ISSUE
     
    Herewith the Gonzo Magazine summer bumper holiday special thing featuring Jon and Neil talking about The Beatles, fifty years after their greatest year, Jon interviewing Tim Bowness, John B-G watching It’s a Beautiful Day, Gregg from Paradise 9 on a desert island, Alan on Pirate Radio, and lots of Female Dr Who bilge, plus news, reviews, radio shows and self opinionated
    columnists...
     
    Yup, and it’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
     
    Dr Who, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, Adam Ant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Martin Landau, George Andrew Romero, David Zablidowsky, Graham Wood, Roland Cazimero, Chester Charles Bennington, Edwin Mahi?ai (Mahi) Copp Beamer, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tim Bowness, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, Pirate Radio, Paul Harris, Phil Bayliss, Wickham Festival, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, The Liberators, David Laflamme, It's A Beautiful Day, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Gregg McKella, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Milda Harris, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, John Lennon,Disney Camp Rock, One Direction, Keir Dullea
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    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)
     
    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?

    Gonzo Weekly #244/5

    Gonzo Weekly #244/5
    THE SUMMERTIME SPECIAL DOUBLE BUMPER HOLIDAY ISSUE
    Herewith the Gonzo Magazine summer bumper holiday special thing featuring Jon and Neil talking about The Beatles, fifty years after their greatest year, Jon interviewing Tim Bowness, John B-G watching It’s a Beautiful Day, Gregg from Paradise 9 on a desert island, Alan on Pirate Radio, and lots of Female Dr Who bilge, plus news, reviews, radio shows and self opinionated
    columnists...
    Yup, and it’s all free!
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
    Dr Who, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, Adam Ant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Martin Landau, George Andrew Romero, David Zablidowsky, Graham Wood, Roland Cazimero, Chester Charles Bennington, Edwin Mahiʻai (Mahi) Copp Beamer, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tim Bowness, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, Pirate Radio, Paul Harris, Phil Bayliss, Wickham Festival, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, The Liberators, David Laflamme, It's A Beautiful Day, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Gregg McKella, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Milda Harris, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, John Lennon,Disney Camp Rock, One Direction, Keir Dullea
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    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)
    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.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute led to World War I. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Frogs Get Stress Test in Lake County Habitat Study...
  • Badger cull could see boom in foxes, stoats and we...
  • Furry 'Harry Potter' Spider Discovered in Mountain...
  • 'Weedy' fish species to take over our future ocean...

  • Humpback whales: Calving ground loyalty drives pop...

  • 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.

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    CFZ PEOPLE: Ummmm me and the wife


    Ten Years ago Today...

    Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and wedding

    I asked Thom the World Poet for a few words:

    ONE PLUS ONE
    TO BE TOGETHER
    takes more than one-
    what with sub-personalities,emotions,attitudes struck
    It takes time, attunement and adjustments
    for two silver snail trails to meet
    in the Garden of Infinities.Time is Energy
    and Resistances Overcome.Jon and Corinna
    are co-publishers of their lives in common.
    A decade has passed like a photograph/
    evolving into a Photoshop of Significant Experiences Together/Shared.
    This Bonding is a Freedom couplings know-
    to share two lives together freely /and to GLOW!

    best to ye both
    4 ever!
    t
    h
    ommm

    LET LOVE SPEAK
    AND WHEN TIME SINGS
    Let it sing in chorus
    "Jon and Corinne,Corinne and Jon"
    Though friends hover/thread the garments/bond closer
    Hear that chorus and refrain again-
    "Jon and Corinne,Corinne and Jon"
    You may know them from the GONZO
    Pages bonded together via Muse
    You may know them from Festivals
    of all Weird and Unusual
    Even if you flew in on a UFO
    You would still know them again /via this refrain-
    "Corinne and Jon" meaning "Jon and Corinne"
    May the bonding be soft,supple and strong
    Lasting more than a decade long
    And may all GONZO readers sing on-

    for "Jon and Corinne,Corinne and Jon!"

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  • THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HAS BEEN MARRIED TEN YEARS TODAY

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
    Ten years ago today I woke earlier than usual with a tight knot in my stomach. I knew that what was about to occur was something that I wanted to happen, and so I had not even considered that I would be so scared on the morning of the day in which it would come to pass. Chainsmoking I went downstairs. There was half a canister of helium there left over from various bits of balloon inflating that had been carried out the previous day, and various CFZ luminaries were twatting about breathing it in and talking in resultant squeaky voices.
    This was more than I could deal with, so grabbing a cup of coffee liberally dosed with milk from the Kentucky cow I went out into the garden to try and get my head together. Then, finishing my coffee and yet another cigarette, I went next door to see Marjorie Braund - a lady whom I had known since I was eleven, and who had filled the role of surrogate mother for much of that time. She talked parentally to me. Both my parents had died earlier in the decade (Marjorie was to die two years later) and so I was grateful for her kindness and love. Though, to be honest, I would probably have done exactly the same thing even if they had still been alive.
    I went back up to the house just in time for a notorious rock and roll dope dealer to the stars to arrive brandishing a gift for us. In his wake came my brother.
    My brother is a vicar, as you probably are aware, and he had two important duties to carry out that day. I went into the office, opened the safe and got out a box about the area of a carton of two hundred Benson and Hedges, but squatter and not as long. It was surprisingly heavy. I carried it gently out to my car. It contained my Father's ashes. I won't go into details, but we reverently poured them into a stream through which it would eventually flow into the sea that he loved so well.
    We drove back to the house to find it full of a wide variety of people. Musicians, Criminals, Politicians, Artists, Cryptozoologists, UFO hunters and others. They were all talking at once. So my Brother and I walked up to the church. He went inside to do vicary things, and I sat on the wooden bench where I was eventually joined by my Dad's best friend Royston Johns (who also died a few years ago). We talked for a while, and then the church bells began to peal. "I hope you'm ready biye" said Royston, patting me on the back.
    I wasn't. But muttering a brief but sincere prayer, I got up and walked steadfastly into the church, and as I faced the High Altar I crossed myself.
    By the time I came out of the church forty five minutes or so later, Corinna and I were married!
    The last ten years have sped by, and all sorts of things have happened. And the only thing I regret about that day is that Corinna didn't let me have All you Need is Love played as part of the ceremony. Thank you for marrying me my dear. Thank you for giving me stepdaughters and granddaughters, and thank you for keeping me safe and relatively sound. I love You.
    But now, here is the news:
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Corky Laing plays Mou...
    Frank Zappa on American culture
    The Don Falcone interview with Terry Hawke
    John Lennon Wife - Cynthia Lennon EXCLUSIVE 30 Min...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE YO HO HO AND A BUCKET OF PROG ISSUE
    n which Jon interviews Stu Nicholson from Galahad, Richard goes to the New Forest folk festival, and sees Ric Sanders, Show of Hands and the Acoustic Strawbs, we ask whether modern music is rubbish, Alan ties Jon to a Listening Post, and all with a Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Prog.
    Yup, and 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, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
    Morrissey, Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Nile Rodgers, Chic, Brian May, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Tamara Grigoryevna Miansarova, Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri, Joseph Fire Crow, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Melvyn "Deacon" Jones, Fresh Kid Ice, Egil Kapstad, Nelsan Ellis, Mary Hopkin, Ashton Gardner and Dyke, Stu Nicholson, Galahad, Alan Dearling, Crass, Scott Walker, Cockney Rebel, Captain Beefheart, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Plastic Ono Band, Belle and Sebastian, The Polyphonic Spree, Gram Parsons, Roger Waters, Alfredo Zitarrosa, Richard Foreman, New Forest Folk Festival, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Datura 4, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Charlotte Phillipson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Prince, Slipknot, Neil Nixon, Dread Zeppelin
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    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)
    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 - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 2007 Corinna and Jonathan Downes got married
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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.