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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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Thursday, January 31, 2013

TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. In September 2012 Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.



A SHAKEN tourist returned only a short way into a walk to Erskine Falls near Lorne [Australia] yesterday to report a big black cat sighting... 

Read on...


 

LINK: Crocodiles hunt 'continues by night'

Via Richard Freeman, a story about the ongoing hunt for thousands of escaped crocodiles in South Africa:


The hunt for thousands of crocodiles which escaped from a farm in South Africa on Sunday is continuing, mainly at night.
Some 2,000 have been recaptured but as many as 10,000 crocodiles could still be on the loose near the Limpopo River.

US news reporter accused of murdering Sasquatch?


-A Conservative political commentator has murdered Sasquatch and turned its fur into a coat. Or he's making a fashion statement. Or he's reminding the CBC that it can't even afford heating.Read on...

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN



Graham at the helm again today, and a fairly unusual event occurred while I was assembling today's blog updates: there was a cake delivery! Jon's nephew called round, with several brick-sized slabs of brownish material wrapped in clingfilm. There are areas of the country where one wouldn't want to be picked up on CCTV doing that!

One of them's a courgette cake. I find the idea of putting courgettes into a cake pretty weird, but there you go.

Back to the job in hand, and today's blog updates are: 

USA RELEASE of JUDY DYBLE'S 'TALKING WITH STRANGERS'
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/usa-release-of-judy-dybles-talking-with.html

LINK: Michael Des Barres speaks In The Key of Love
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/link-michael-des-barres-speaks-in-key.html

BARBARA DICKSON IN LIVERPOOL IN OCTOBER
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/barbara-dickson-in-liverpool.html

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_31.html

HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK: A Blast from her Past
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/helen-mccookerybook-blast-from-her-past.html

Gonzo 'track of the day' is John Martyn in 1978 - Seven Black Roses
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-john-martyn.html

Cheers,
Graham.


*  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: http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html

* 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 53 who - together with his orange cat puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish and batrachians. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?







DALE DRINNON: Frontiers of Zoology, Cedar and Willow


New at Frontiers of Zoology:

1855 Nova Scotia Sea Serpent Sighting




New at Cedar and Willow:


FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES (CFZ)

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. So, after about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo, Corinna has taken the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.






  Rarest kiwis released into the wild as numbers double in 15 years

  Watch: Taxidermied Robot Sparrow Flips The Bird To Real Sparrows

CFZ CANADA:Long Before the Ikea Monkey



Some of you have been following the saga of the pet monkey found wandering in a Toronto Ikea store in December 2012.  If you aren't aware, the story can be found here.  The  rhesus macaque is most definitely a live, recognizable primate.  But in 2009, a person saw what he believed to be a monkey in Ajax, Ontario.

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today

On this day in 2010 Avatar became the first film to gross over $2 billion worldwide at cinemas.

And now the news:



The Avatar trailer:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DALE DRINNON: Cryptozoology etc



Dale Drinnon's been doing a fair bit of web-surfing lately, and has these links to share with us:

New at the Frontiers of Zoology:

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspotcom/2013/01/more-plesiosaur-comparisons-with-loch.html
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2013/01/neanderthal-skull-from-florida.html


New at Benny's blog,the Ominous Octopus Omnibus:

MANY THANKS TO MY DEAR NEPHEW ROSS FOR THIS PICTURE


Man’s 40-year search for extinct Japanese wolf sees no finish lineHiroshi Yagi was 19 when he first heard a strange howling in a beech wood forest on Mount Naeba. He knew then that it was no ordinary dog. With heightened curiosity, he later began a what-would-be 40-year search for an animal that has not been seen in Japan since 1905. Since then, Yagi has transferred from one job to another, assembled sophisticated monitoring equipment and climbed and trekked mountains in hopes of finding this creature called the Japanese wolf.


According to the Japanese Red List of the Environment Ministry, the Japanese wolf is an extinct species. Its most prominent physical features are its sharp face and its curled tail tip. In Yagi’s earlier searches in the Okuchichibu mountains, he saw plenty of shrines honoring the wolves and learned of eyewitness accounts from climbers. He was hopeful of the place, so he visited it at least once a month. In October 1996, he came across an animal that had uncanny resemblance to the wolf. The photos he took made headlines when a zootaxy expert said that it “is possibly a surviving descendent of the Japanese wolf.”

Read on...

CRYPTOLINK: Bigfoot: A Figment of the Imagination or a Mythical Creature? You Decide

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, usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.  


Over the last forty or so years we have heard many stories that make us as curious as a cat pawing at the goldfish tank. I remember as a kid hearing about many sightings of flying saucers or some other out of the ordinary events that you really never knew what to believe or if those sightings were really what people claimed they were to be.
One mythical creature that has had a lot of people wondering if it is real or not is of course, the one and only, Big Foot. I have seen various stories about this hairy creature that supposedly dwells and combs the unexplored woods of the Great Northwest and Northern California where the only life around is the thickly, untouched-by-man woods that are thicker than a milkshake with more ice cream in it than milk and where the Eagles fly and fly high above the tree tops as they soar like our feathered friends on a mission to explore the wilderness.

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES (CFZ)

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. So, after about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo, Corinna has taken the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.


I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN




Graham here again, and the replacement modem seems to be behaving itself at present. Also, the weather's fairly OK - it's not raining, at present! So I'm only a little bit late with today's notifications:

Guest reviewer Derek Wilson drove to and from the Hawkwind gig in Bedford the other night, and so can remember it all. Here, he provides a detailed track-by-track review...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/hawkwind-bedford.html

THOM THE WORLD POET's Daily Poem for Wednesday:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_30.html

Candidates for the Rock & Roll graveyard?
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/not-dead-yet.html

Jon's editorial looks at the wonderful and sometimes sane world of the music press...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/in-which-jon-lays-out-his-stall.html

Gonzo 'track of the day' is from the lively bunch kbown as the Dazz Band:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-dazz-band.html

LINK: Eric Burdon puts his Joshua Tree home up for sale...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/link-eric-burdon-lists-joshua-tree-home.html


*  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: http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html

* 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 53 who - together with his orange cat puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish and batrachians. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

JUST A NOTE ON FORTEAN FICTION


Although I did not come to live in England until 1971, my earliest memories of this green and pleasant land date back as far as the autumn/winter of 1963.  I have been in love with the English countryside ever since, and it is a love affair which is consummated every time that I leave my little house deep in the heart of rural North Devon.   It is a love affair which is completely requited, and which has given me immense happiness over the past half-century.

The late Malcolm Saville, a children’s author whose reputation is nowhere as near as high as I believe that it ought to be in these degenerate times, once said that – and I paraphrase – the reason why he set so many of the his novels for children and young people in wild and beautiful parts of the British Isles, was to encourage his readers to visit places that he loved.  In a funny sort of way, I am now in a position of being able to do the same thing (well sort of).

Many of the novels in our Fortean Fiction range, most notably those by Tabitca Cope and Di Francis, are set in spectacularly beautiful parts of our islands, and it is with great pleasure that they have taken a figurative leaf out of Malcolm Saville’s books. These novels are illustrated with general landscape views of the areas described in the book, and I hope that the mixture of the author’s skill and the photography of Dave Curtis (Dark Wear), my lovely wife Corinna (Death on Dartmoor) and yours truly (Dark Ness), will encourage the more adventurous reader to seek out and enjoy these beautiful landscapes for themselves.

This is a practice with which I intend to carry on for as long as possible. As a society we are becoming more and more divorced from the reality of the natural world and it is one of the most important parts of the CFZ Publishing Group to try, in our own little way, to help redress this balance. 

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today


On this day in 1661, Oliver Cromwell was disinterred and “executed” two years after his death, for having the king executed and generally making a bit of a hash of turning Britain into a republic.

And now the news:




All the relevant facts about Oliver Cromwell courtesy of Monty Python:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CRYPTOLINK: ‘Proof’ of Bigfoot? Group releases list of top 10 filmed encounters


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, usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.  

What do Bigfoot and Facebook have in common? A lot of followers.

Yet despite decades of hunting, there’s little scientific evidence to support belief in the stories of a giant, hairy man creature that haunts the woods. Facebook/FindBigfoot aims to change that. Founded in 2010, it’s the first social network dedicated to collecting, curating and analyzing Bigfoot photos and videos.

Read on...

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN



Graham here again, and wrestling with unstable internet connections to get the Gonzo and CFZ blogs done. Finally on the last lap now, and today's musical crop of stories is:


JON GOES IN SEARCH OF "SYSTEM 6"
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/in-search-of-system-6.html


THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Walter Egan
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-walter-egan.html

HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK mulls over drawing upside down elephants...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/it-is-when-she-writes-like-this-that-i.html

TUESDAY'S POEM from Thom is about Moon Midnight...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_2257.html

BLACK SABBATH - Life and Doom for 2013... and a new album and tour!
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/black-sabbath-life-and-doom-for-2013.html

Cheers for now.

NORMAL SERVICE BLAH BLAH BLAH

As regular readers will be aware, Graham is currently in charge of the CFZ and Gonzo Daily blogs, as I am off with Corinna and Mama-in-law doing family stuff in Oakham.

However it seems that our frustrating level of (non) internet access is continuing at home, and I (on BT Openworld and a knackered laptop that was fairly old when I was given it in 2004) have better internet access than he does.

So be aware that, although we will continue posting each day, some of the other things like Facebook and email notifications may be subject to delays...


Graham's mid-afternoon update....

Jon and I suspect that the office modem/router is defective, and so I'm going to replace it in a little while. All of today's Blog updates have now been done, though - via my own internet connection.

Anyway, if you're reading this, then presumably you found your way here without any notification help! 

DAVE BRAUND-PHILLIPS: CFZ's first-ever eBook goes on sale



Dave Braund-Phillips writes....

Today is a very important day for publishing at the CFZ: today is the day our very first ebook goes on sale. It is the start of almost the entire CFZ Press catalogue going digital. As we have done in this first book, we will do our best in all the books to include all the brilliantly illustrated pictures, drawings and text as if you were reading the paper copy.

And what a brilliant book to start with, our very first ebook is "Green, Unpleasant, Land" - a brilliant book of 18 short horror stories by our very own Director of Zoology Richard Freeman.



Currently the ebooks will be for sale all over the world via the Amazon Kindle store but this does not restrict the books to Kindle devices only; it can be viewed on any device allowing access to a Amazon Kindle account. Only this morning I was reading the book on my Motarola Xoom2. Expansion into the Android Play Store is imminent and you will certainly get a new post for me when that happens.

We have also given the ebooks a significant reduction in price. This first book, "Green, Unpleasant, Land," can be purchased in Kindle form from the link below for just £5.14 in the UK. We intended this size of book to be £4.99 - however, the frustrating powers that be have deemed that digital books deserve the addition of VAT, thanks guys!

Regardless of that, you can look forward in the next few months to seeing lots of your favourite CFZ Press books available in digital. I would like to think by this year's New and very Exciting Weird Weekend - http://www.weirdweekend.org/ you will not only have a chance to buy paper copies of the CFZ Press book collection but will also have access to many of those books in digital form.

I hope you're as excited as I am.

 

DAVEY CURTIS: Four-winged racing pigeon

TALES FROM THE NORTH WITH ALFIE NOAKES DAVEY CURTIS

Dear Jon.

This morning I witnessed history in the making. As Pigeon fancier Nobby Coxon released the first of his genetically modified 4 winged racing pigeons.

"That auld bugger Tommy Watson was always beating me, but not anymore. Plus there is nowt in the rule book to say how many wings a pigeon can have."said Nobby.


As the birds flew from their baskets and took to the cold January sky I could see Nobby's bird with its extra wings quickly take the lead.

It looks like Tommy Watson's trophy cabinet is going to look a bit empty this year if all of Nobby's birds are as fast as this one!

Pigeon racing will never be the same again.

Regards

Davey C

CRYPTOLINK: London Cryptozoology Club's mini-conference

The CFZ's very own zoological director, Richard Freeman, is one of the speakers on the bill at the forthcoming ‘There Be Beasts' mini-conference, the first such to be held by the London Cryptozoology Club.

Richard's topic will be “On the Track of Unknown Animals Worldwide.”

More details here...

 

 

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1849 the Raven by Edgar Alan Poe was first published.

And now the news:

  • Wildlife Crime Unit gets funding for another year
  • Concerns grow for Mali's elephants as war escalate...
  • Sea Turtles breathe new life (Sri Lanka) – via Her...
  • US Navy in deep water after ship hits World Herita...
  • Eleven live otters found in airport luggage in Ban...
  • Lady Liuwa update – Surviving lions have formed a ...
  • Rock solid proof of alien life? Scientists claim f...
  • Welsh Bristle-moss: New species found near Dryslwy...



  • Christopher Walken reads the Raven:

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    CRYPTOLINKS: The recent stories about bigfoot vocalisations in Oregon has vertainly captured the public imagination

    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, usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.

    Evidence Of Bigfoot In Oregon? Shrieks, Moans Recorded But Scientists Doubtful
    International Business Times
    There's a swamp in the Umatilla Indian reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, that makes people who live near it nervous. At the end of November residents nearby started hearing shrieks and moans at night, but they were too scared to investigate or even ...
    See all stories on this topic »

    International Business Times
    People Report Hearing & Seeing Bigfoot In Oregon
    FOX2now.com
    People Report Hearing & Seeing Bigfoot In Oregon. Posted on: 12:51 pm, January 26, 2013, by Staff Writer. (KTVI) – Late night howls from a swamp in the Umatilla Indian Reservation are the latest “evidence” some are claiming belong to the elusive Bigfoot.
    See all stories on this topic »

    FOX2now.com
    Bigfoot in Oregon? Strange swamp sounds blamed on Sasquatch (Video)
    Examiner.com
    Bigfoot in Oregon? Strange sounds emanating from a swamp seem to point to the existence of Sasquatch, according to some locals. In a report updated on Jan. 25, 2013, The Oregonian claims the "eerie late-night serenades" can be heard at the Umatilla ...
    See all stories on this topic »
    Bigfoot in Oregon? Bloodcurdling sounds heard from swamp on Indian reservation
    Examiner.com
    According to an article from Dailymail Online on Jan. 26, 2013, people living in a remote Indian reservation in Oregon are waking up in fear to the sounds of roars and screeches have raised speculations about a Bigfoot in the area. Click to listen to ...
    See all stories on this topic »
    Bigfoot in Oregon? Residents Terrified of the Cryptid (Video)
    Gather.com
    Is Bigfoot in Oregon? Some residents of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton believe that the world's most famous cryptid is roaming a nearby swamp, and they have audio evidence to prove it. According to the Daily Mail, some residents of the ...

    Eco-Comedy Video Competition


    Eco-Comedy Video Competition
    Spring 2013
    ** $1,000 Prize **
    The contest is open to anyone who prepares a short, funny video for YouTube, which communicates a clear message about climate change.
    Submissions must:
    • Be humorous!
    • Address the issue of climate change. We are interpreting the topic very broadly, so it includes topics like disasters, fossil fuels, clean energy, wildlife (like polar bears), politics, deniers, and so on.
    • Reach a broad audience.
    • Be an original production.
    • Be less than three minutes (including titles and credits).
    • Posted to Eco-Comedy Video Competition 2013 YouTube Channel at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/ecocomedy2013.
    • Submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone on Friday, March 1, 2013.
    There will be six judges representing the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Sierra Club, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Mill Reef Productions, and EcoSense. The decision of the judges is final. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award. The organizations listed above reserve the right to post submissions on their websites.
    Submissions that are not received by Friday, March 1, 2013 will not be accepted. The winner will be announced at American University on Tuesday, March 19 at the DC Environmental Film Festival at 7:00pm in the Wechsler Theater.
    For more information regarding submission guidelines and contest rules, visit: http://www.american.edu/soc/cef/eco-comedy-film-competition.cfm
    Questions may be addressed to me at palmer@american.edu.
    Professor Chris Palmer
    Distinguished Film Producer in Residence
    Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking
    American University School of Communication
    cell 202-716-6160; office 202-885-3408
    Center website: www.environmentalfilm.org
    Shooting in the Wild on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/gOTUlc
    Shooting in the Wild website: http://bit.ly/a4L3LU
    Chris’s Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisPalmerAU
    Follow Chris on Twitter @chrispalmer_au
    President, One World One Ocean Foundation
    President, MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation

    I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN



    Graham's first day of manning the shiny Blog Scheduling desks here at Mission Control, as Jon and Corinna have now headed out on their travels. They left a couple of hours ago, and probably are away for a week. I celebrated my Freedom of the Kitchen by making an egg sandwich, and then turned my attention to the Blog updates. And they are: 

    Stephen Stills returned to his Sunset Strip roots to sign a Gibson GuitarTown art guitar celebrating the music and influence of Buffalo Springfield...
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/link-stephen-stills-returns-to-sunset.html

    CLOSE TO THE SLEDGE - The Ayling Boys...
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/close-to-sledge-ayling-boys.html

    COLLECTOR'S CORNER: BBC Transcription Disc on eBay
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/collectors-corner-seen-recently-on-ebay.html

    Eric Burdon song premiere - video preview of a new track:
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/link-eric-burdon-song-premiere.html

    Today's Gonzo Track of the Day - back in time with Herman's Hermits
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-hermans-hermits.html

    Another of our daily visits to the incomparable Thom the World Poet
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_28.html


    *  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: http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html

    * 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 53 who - together with his orange cat puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish and batrachians. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

    From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1887 the worlds largest snowflakes were reported to have fallen in Fort Keogh, Montana, USA. The “flakes” measured 38cm wide by 20cm thick.

    And now the news:

    Here's a youtube vid that someone claims is the worlds biggest snowflakes, not even close... Epic fail:

    CFZ CANADA: Amazing Sasquatch report

    Archie Motkaluk is a Canadian born to Ukrainian parents, although much of their immigration paperwork says “Austria Galicia”.  His father immigrated in 1903 and was already married.  Archie is one of 11 children in this family.  The family farmed near Renwer, Manitoba, which is about 20 miles from the nearest “larger” town, Swan River.  Swan River had about 3000 people in 1960.

    CRYPTOZOOLOGY ONLINE: On The Track (Of Unknown Animals) Episode 65




    The latest episode of our monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you news on our activities within cryptozoology and natural history as well as the latest cryptozoological, and monster hunting news from around the world. I can't believe that we have done this every month for five years now - 64 episodes. Golly!

    This episode brings you:

    CFZ in winter
    Killer crocodilians
    Animal rescue - rats
    Animal rescue - puppy
    The saga of the Huddisford frogs
    Unseasonal weather
    The Crypto Community
    Mutant moles
    The orange cat
    Tales oif Japanese horror
    Corinna looks at out of place birds
    New and Rediscovered: New monkey
    New and Rediscovered: New lizard
    New and Rediscovered: New frog

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

    JON DOWNES WILL HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING

    Tomorrow, Corinna and I are going away for about a week. We will be based in Oakham. We are taking Mama in law back to her flat, getting her settled in and then returning via Staffordshire to collect the orange cat.

    In our absence Graham will be in charge of the blog and the CFZ. I will probably not be reachable by email much of the time, so all messages please to graham@cfz.org.uk

    Slainte

    CFZ PEOPLE: J.T Downes ISO

    My father would have been 88 today. Happy Birthday Dad

    LIKE CORINNA SAYS THIS IS THE HEADLINE OF THE YEAR SO FAR


    Barnacles' Sneaky Penises Send Sperm on Sea Journey





    http://www.livescience.com/26330-barnacle-sex-with-floating-sperm.html