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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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Friday, December 09, 2016

GONZO WEEKLY #212

Gonzo Magazine #212
 
In this poignant issue we say goodbye to the legendary Greg Lake, Doug goes to see Roger Hodgson, Alan enthuses about Black Angel Drifter and Martin Craft, John goes to see Freaks at the V&A, and Jon reads about Keith Moon and waxes lyrical about the Rolling Stones.Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive is down for technical reasons beyond our control. 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:
The Rolling Stones, Ken Worthington, John Shuttleworth, Buzz Aldrin, Squeeze, Elton John, Prince, Rod Stewart, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney, Martin Stone, Gregory Stuart "Greg" Lake, Tyruss Himes, Herbert Hardesty, Micky Fitz, Wayne Duncan, John Herschel Glenn Jr., Peter Vaughan, Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Billy James, Erik Norlander, Alan Dearling, Pink Fairies, Roger Hodgson, Black Angel Drifter, Morton Valence, John Brodie-Good, V & A Museum, Psychedelia, The Roundhouse, Live Dead 69, Martin Craft, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Keith Moon, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, Coldplay, Neil Nixon, Comets on Fire
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
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)
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
 
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.

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From CFZ-USA:

CRYPTOLINK: Tahoe Tessie

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. 


Cassell's team didn't find evidence of the fabled Loch Ness monster type behemoth known as Tahoe Tessie. Nor did the team find the perfectly ...

Thursday, December 08, 2016

CFZ PEOPLE: Happy Birthday Karl Shuker

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:




Ohio Bigfooter Masters The Most Important Skill Of The Hunt
Often times it isn't a question of if you'll have the luck to have a bigfoot encounter, ... Man relates a series of encounters with a white bigfoot near Obion ...

Strange Vocalizations Recorded In Kentucky
Some stills and video while I was out in spring of this year I know the one to the right is a small squatch the one to the left is a possible dogman clarity ...

Mother and Son Encounter Bigfoot In Alaska
A year ago, this mom took her 14-year-old son hunting for his first time; and we thought it would be our last. See, we had an encounter with Bigfoot ...

Russian Road Yeti Video - Is There A Second One?
From Bigfoot Tony on youtube: The Russian Bigfoot road crossing video. Is there ... Man relates a series of encounters with a white bigfoot near Obion ...

Bear Wallow Bigfoot Evidence
Off trail hike in an area known for Bigfoot sightings. We find structures, food sources, water sources & large bigfoot shaped foot impressions near a ...

Solo Investigator Captures Possible Bigfoot Vocal On Video
Solo Investigator Captures Possible Bigfoot Vocal On Video. Always take a buddy with you when you go out bigfoot hunting. Always.

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.


THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS TIRED (double post)

The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
 
And another piece of our shared cultural heritage is gone. Greg Laks's death was announced by his Manager in a post to his official Facebook page: “Yesterday, 7 December, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart forever, as he has always been. His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief.”
 
And here is the news:
 
Farewell Greg Lake RIP
PINK FAIRIES ON PLEDGEMUSIC
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Greg Lake - Still You ...
Mad Daevid Allen Interview 1975
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
 
Thank you very much to everyone who wrote to me commiserating with our loss of the only breeding colony of Rio Cauca Caecilians in the UK. I truly appreciate your sympathy and kindness. We are all devastated, and I am afraid that this and the journalistic fallout following Greg Lake's untimely death has put paid to my normal body clock for the whole week. A major visit from my Russian friend Mr Smirnoff didn't help as much as I had hoped. I had to be up early for a podiatrist appointment, and so I only had about an hour and a half sleep last night. I am functioning today on coffee and adrenaline. But life goes on. One has to pick one's self up, dust one's self down and get on with it. And that is exactly what we are doing.
 
And here is the news:
 
Al Atkins US review
Spirits Burning US review
COMING THIS WEEKEND
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Silver Mach...
 
Gonzo Magazine #211
 
As Phil Collins releases his autobiography, Doug critiques it and remembers the glory days of Brand X, Alan examines a Portuguese book about The Beatles, but ARW postpone their SF show, John is less than enthusiastic about Kate Bush, Corinna finds some good shit, and Jon sneers at Tex Watson!
 
Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, . 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:
Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman, Marvin Gardens, Loretta Lynn, Prince, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Marillion, Kate Bush, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progessive, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, Shirley Bunnie Foy, Colonel Abrams, Tony Martell, Carlton Kitto, Raymond John Patrick "Ray" Columbus OBE, Larry Rust, Andreas Siegfried "Andrew" Sachs, Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Brand X, Phil Collins, Alan Dearling, Beatlemania, John Brodie-Good, Cary Grace, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul,  Martin Springett, Charles "Tex" Watson, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Neil Nixon, Miss Pat Collins
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
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)
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
 
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?
The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
 
Thank you very much to everyone who wrote to me commiserating with our loss of the only breeding colony of Rio Cauca Caecilians in the UK. I truly appreciate your sympathy and kindness. We are all devastated, and I am afraid that this and the journalistic fallout following Greg Lake's untimely death has put paid to my normal body clock for the whole week. A major visit from my Russian friend Mr Smirnoff didn't help as much as I had hoped. I had to be up early for a podiatrist appointment, and so I only had about an hour and a half sleep last night. I am functioning today on coffee and adrenaline. But life goes on. One has to pick one's self up, dust one's self down and get on with it. And that is exactly what we are doing.
 
And here is the news:
 
Al Atkins US review
Spirits Burning US review
COMING THIS WEEKEND
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Silver Mach...
 
Gonzo Magazine #211
 
As Phil Collins releases his autobiography, Doug critiques it and remembers the glory days of Brand X, Alan examines a Portuguese book about The Beatles, but ARW postpone their SF show, John is less than enthusiastic about Kate Bush, Corinna finds some good shit, and Jon sneers at Tex Watson!
 
Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, . 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:
Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman, Marvin Gardens, Loretta Lynn, Prince, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Marillion, Kate Bush, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progessive, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, Shirley Bunnie Foy, Colonel Abrams, Tony Martell, Carlton Kitto, Raymond John Patrick "Ray" Columbus OBE, Larry Rust, Andreas Siegfried "Andrew" Sachs, Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Brand X, Phil Collins, Alan Dearling, Beatlemania, John Brodie-Good, Cary Grace, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul,  Martin Springett, Charles "Tex" Watson, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Neil Nixon, Miss Pat Collins
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
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)
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
 
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?