Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Here we have the eleventh episode of the relaunched webTV show by the Centre for Fortean Zoology, written and presented by Jon Downes and Charlotte Phillipson, their families and other animals. This episode contains: • Trailcams at Common Moor • Charlotte vs a British beast • Bigfoot from a train? Nah! • Ronnie Rooster • Tree trimming at the CFZ • Graham in Arizona • Carl up a tree • The Crypto's cryptids: Charlotte underwater • PRODUCT PLACEMENT - The new A&M - The new Flying Snake • Steve Andrews interview • Nick Redfern Interview • Watcher of the skies • New and rediscovered: New mud-turtle in Mexico • New and rediscovered: New killifish • New and rediscovered: Three microhylid treefrog • New and rediscovered: New Chinese treefrog • New and rediscovered: New amphisbaenid • New and rediscovered: New corydoras catfish • Fair use • Coming next month • The Patreon campaign • The team says goodbye until next month You can support us, and help us make this show ever more bigger and better at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/CFZ
Posted by Jon Downes at 5:41 PM
Monday, June 18, 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 1:36 PM
Brain scans of the Tasmanian tiger reveal a sociable animal
The thylacine was an apex predator. It is likely that it hunted small animals such as possums and was smarter and more social than the scavenging ...
Posted by Jon Downes at 11:01 AM
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.
Does a creature lurk beneath Cadboro Bay?
Does a creature lurk beneath Cadboro Bay?
For many, the mention of a group of people dedicated to finding definitive evidence of a legendary sea serpent may evoke an almost reflexive ...
Posted by Jon Downes at 10:45 AM
The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
I heartily recommend Tony Palmer's film about Shostakovitch. A review by Derek Elly reads:
"Testimony is one of those comparatively rare events nowadays; a real piece of cinema. Palmer's prowess as an editor, his knack of juxtaposing image and music, something which has remained his forte since he first caused a stir back in the Sixties with Buddhist monks burning to The Beatles, has a field day in Testimony. Most importantly for a movie about a composer, there is always the feeling that Palmer understands the music. For a start he puts to rest the hoary old cliche that the private Shostakovich is only to be found in his chamber music (try listening to the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Fourteenth symphonies) but he also brings vividly alive musical details (like the composer's use of unison scoring) in colour sequences showing the orchestra, as in the climax of the Fifth...a truly remarkable film."
Richard was here over the weekend in order to pick uo the equipment for his trip to Tajikistan. We are all very excited about this, because it is a place none of us - and very few crypto-types - have visited. Olivia (plus cat) arrives here this afternoon, because - for a whole range of reasons with whichI shall not bore you - her cat Morticia is coming to live with us. The latest OTT is just being tweaked and will be out early this week.Apart from that? Nada!
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:
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buy my novel:
buy the record by the main protagonist of the novel who isn't me in an elephant mask, honest:
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Gonzo Weekly #291
THE APPLES AND ALIENS ISSUE
Kev meets Alien Weaponry, the blue eyed boys of New Zealand Maori Metal, Doug waxes lyrical about ex Stray Cat guitarist Brian Setzer, Alan reads about Francoise Hardy, Jon encounters the Apple help desk and critiques Genevieve Ching. And there is Hawkwind and the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, though Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are absent this time arounf. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, 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:
houghty2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Black Grape, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Robert Smith, The Cure, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Wayne Dockery, Philip John "Jon" Hiseman, Jaroslaw Kozidrak, Maria Butaciu, Neil Evans Boyd, Ras Kimono, Daniel David Kirway, Dominic Joseph Fontana, Jimmy Gonzalez, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Alien Weaponry, Kev Rowland, Doug Harr, Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, Alan Dearling, Francoise Hardy, Black Royal, Machine Head, Nightwish, Bruce Lamont, Caba, Cave Bastard, Chris Bay, Coreleoni, Hawkwind, Matthew Wright, The Wild Colonial Boy, Jon Downes, Martin Springett, G.P.Ching, Iron Maiden, Elvis, Beatles, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Liszt
And the last few issues are:
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
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Bigfoot In The Bayou
Blue Ridge Bigfoot writes "A retired personal detective recounts his story of missing persons and a Bigfoot connection in the bayous of Louisiana."
Alabama Bigfoot Pine Forest
Alabama Bigfoot Pine Forest
This was a perfect place for a Bigfoot encounter. Alabama Bigfoot find this spot that would be perfect for a Night Investigations. Alabama Bigfoot ...
'Skinny, Neckless Bigfoot' Shows Up in Florida
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Central Florida woman says she saw a hairy bipedal creature she believed to be a Bigfoot. The woman reports that she was ...
Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness "monster DNA"
Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1500 years - and one academic hopes the ...
LOCH NESS MONSTER HUNTER CONCLUDES: IT'S A CATFISH
Steve Feltham, who gave up his girlfriend, house and job in southwest England in 1991 to spend his life looking for the Loch Ness monster, believes ...
Scientist searches for Loch Ness monster DNA
A New Zealand scientist has traveled to Loch Ness in Scotland with a team to collect water samples from the lake that may give clues as to what ...
Posted by Jon Downes at 4:30 AM