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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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Saturday, November 30, 2013

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

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 took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.




DALE DRINNON: Ridge watcher Bigfoot, Frontiers of Anthropology, Cedar and Willow, Benny's Blogs

New at the Frontiers of Zoology:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2013/11/ridge-watcher-bigfoot.html

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS AFFLICTED

The Gonzo Daily - Saturday
Yesterday was the most unpleasant day in the Capitalist Year. Yes, boys and girls, it was Black Friday. Even though the British don't celebrate Thanksgiving, we have started to celebrate the day after, when unbridled Consumerism hits the streets. As Loren Coleman so rightly says on his blog: "...in recent years, it has become capitalism's version of "Devil's Night," chiefly associated with the serious vandalism and arson seen in Detroit, Michigan from the 1970s to the 1990s. Violence has been frequent news byproduct of reports on Black Fridays, since 2006, and the media appears to be enjoying detailing every fight, shooting, or near riots on Black Fridays". Horribly, yesterday I had emails from members of the public wanting to know whether I was going to be doing massive savings on purchases of the Journal of Cryptozoology for Black Friday. My reply was in the negative.
I am not a renunciate - I like to have money in my pocket, but none of the things I do are motivated by money, and I find a culture where (as Dave McMann said, commenting on Loren's post that people "must shop for tat they don't need or can't afford as they have been brainwashed by he media to do so" totally abhorrent. There is nothing wrong with making money, but there is everything wrong with harrassing, bullying or manipulating people so that one can do so.
The new issue of Gonzo Weekly is out, and boy is it a corker. We have an interview with the lovely Judy Dyble about her recent appearance on an EP by Thee Faction, who make the claim that they are bringing down the government one song at a time which sounds good to me, especially as I have been doing something similar. We also have an interview with John Higgs about chaos, magick, and the band who burned a million quid. Listen to it and enter the surrealchemical world of the KLF. We also have Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life's recent London show in pictures, Doug Harr reviewing the new Jethro Rull biography, Jefferson Starship, Clearlight and tons more. Add to this news, reviews, interviews, idiosyncratic opinion pieces and that little bit of politics...and its all ABSOLUTELY FREE.
Check out this issue
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Or make an old anarchist hippy very happy by subscribing.
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Another visit to our old friend Thom the World Poet
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_30.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:
www.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 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the orange cat?

CRYPTOLINK: Puerto Rican Bigfoot

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. 

Recently at Mysterious Universe, Nick Redfern wrote about what he has learned of the oft-neglected legends of a hirsute hominid roaming the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, which is to say not much. To be fair, there isn't much on this strange and elusive creature. Fortunately, I spent several years there talking to locals and researching the island's many tales and can give you what little more I have learned on the topic.
Comecogollos (roughly translated as one who eats the hearts of edible plants) is the term applied to the fabled bipedal primates similar to Bigfoot that are known to destroy guinea (a small, sweet type of banana) crops by devouring the top portion of the tree - hence the name.

Ironically, however, witnesses say that the creature is after the sap found in the trunk and not the guineas themselves. Witnesses have described this creature as hirsute, short, and bipedal with a quick step. It has been witnessed in areas of increased UFO activities such as the El Yunque National Rainforest.

Read on...

KARL SHUKER: From King Cheetahs to Koolookambas - Volume 2 of 'The Journal of Cryptozoology' is available to pre-order

FROM KING CHEETAHS TO KOOLOOKAMBAS - VOLUME 2 OF THE JOURNAL OF CRYPTOZOOLOGY IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER




The orang pendek of Sumatra in Indonesia's Greater Sundas island group has attracted considerable cryptozoological attention, but could there also be diminutive yet previously less-publicised man-beasts existing still-undiscovered by science on Indonesia's much smaller Lesser Sundas island of Flores?

Does an ornate 16th-century painting from India's Mughal Empire hold the key to the former existence in Asia of a mystery cat analogous to Africa's king cheetah?

How can the vast diversity of reports appertaining to mysterious freshwater cryptids across the length and breadth of Spain be explained?

What is the taxonomic identity of the koolookamba, a longstanding African mystery ape known not only from reports but also from captive specimens - just an aberrant version of chimpanzee, or a taxonomically discrete form in its own right, or even a bona fide chimpanzee-gorilla hybrid?

These are the fascinating subjects and thought-provoking questions under consideration in the papers contained within Volume 2 of the Journal of Cryptozoology - the world's only peer-reviewed scientific periodical devoted to mystery animals - which is now available to pre-order here. Don't miss it!

Engravings from 1896 of Mafuca, the most famous koolookamba to have been exhibited in captivity

KARL SHUKER: Behold the Giant Pink Slugs of Mount Kaputar


Karl Shuker unveils some truly shocking - shocking pink, that is - giant slugs endemic to Australia's Mount Kaputar,

Read on...

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Friday, November 29, 2013

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:

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

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 took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.






DALE DRINNON: Thunderbird, Champ, Lake Monster map, Frontiers of Anthropology, Benny's Blogs

New at the Frontiers of Zoology:

New at the Frontiers of Anthropology:

New at Benny's Blog for Thelma Todd:
New at Benny's Other Blog, The Ominous Octopus Omnibus:
Best Wishes, Dale D.

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS A CANTANKEROUS OLD GIT

The Gonzo Daily - Friday
 
The week seems to go by incredibly fast as I get older. I can't believe that it is Friday already. No, that is a stupid thing to say - of course I believe that it is Friday, but it seems to come round ever so fast these days. Last night was pleasant; we had a visit from two newcomers to the village who I have a sneaking suspicion I shall be collaborating with on both CFZ stuff and music stuff. It is grey and wet outside, and it is a lovely feeling that in about four weeks the nights will start to get shorter again.
 
Another visit to our old friend Thom the World Poet
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_28.html
 
 
 
Valentina Blanca -"SHOW ME"- a tribute to Jon Anderson (legendary YES vocalist)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/valentina-blanca-show-me-tribute-to-jon.html
 
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Strange Days Indeed: The Tale of Two Weirdos On Vinyl
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/captain-beefheart-strange-days-indeed.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:
www.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 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the orange cat?

TASMANIA EXPEDITION: Three more news reports

Tasmanian Tiger Still Exists? New Hunt For Extinct Thylacine Begins International Business Times
A group of British naturalists belonging to the Centre for Fortean Zoology have begun a photogenic search for the extinct Tasmanian tiger in the region's isolated ...
See all stories on this topic »
Tasmanian tiger hunt: expedition team vows to return after failing to ... ABC Online
The UK-based Centre of Fortean Zoology is dedicated to tracking mythical, mystery and extinct animals around the world. Nine members have just wound up the ...
See all stories on this topic »
Mystery about Tasmanian Tiger Remains Uncovered TopNews Arab Emirates
Sources have revealed that the UK-based Centre of Fortean Zoology is very firmly dedicated towards tracking mythical, mystery and extinct animals all over the ...
See all stories on this topic »

CRYPTOLINK: New Sasquatch Webcast by Award-Winning Director

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. 

Many of you are familiar with the true-to-life Sasquatch movie, Letters from The Big Man. The backstory to this movie is as incredible as the movie itself. It is a story familiar to many bigfooters, a slight interest grows into a fascination as you get closer to your understanding about Sasquatch. If you watch the movie and the included 42-minute documentary titled Sasquatch and Us: Where We've Been, Where We're Going,you can see the direction and path Christopher has taken. 


Read on...

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today
http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1898 the author C.S. Lewis was born. Lewis was best known for his Narnia books and his writings on the subject of Christianity.
And now the news:

  • New species of wild cat identified in Brazil
  • Guard Dogs Reduce Killing of Threatened Species
  • 'Wildlife at risk' from incoming ban on pesticide ...
  • 40% of by-catch turtles die after being cut free
  • Children to be banned from feeding birds in parks ...
  • The Collared Treerunner Is More Than a Single Spec...
  • Even if emissions stop, carbon dioxide could warm ...

  • Two New Beautiful Wasp Species of the Rare Genus A...

  • Ever wonder why pharmacists take over 15 minutes to pick a box of pills off the shelf when you give them your prescription? They're probably in Narnia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HAu0DvSy-0

    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    CRYPTOLINK: North American Bigfoot: Sanderson Inscription to Jerry Crew

    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. 

    While filming volume two of Bigfoot Road Trip, I was treated by seeing (and holding and caressing) many lost treasures of bigfoot history. Among them was this little gem.

    CRYPTOLINK: Searching for a monster

    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. 

    LAKE CITY, Minn. (KTTC) -- Most of us have probably heard of the Loch Ness Monster. Legend has it that we have one of those swimming in the depths of Lake Pepin right here at home-- and two national TV shows sent crews to Lake City this week to tell the story.

    The Travel and Discovery Channels have gotten word of a monster we call Pepie and now Lake City will be featured nationally for it. NewsCenter's Jonathan Kegges and photographer Dymanh Chhoun followed the Travel Channel crew as they took to Lake Pepin by boat.

    The story was passed down from generation to generation by Native Americans
    "We couldn't see what was making it, but it was something very big right beneath the surface of the water, said Pearl of the Lake Captain Larry Nielson.

    Read on...

    CRYPTOLINK: Skunk ape video?

    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. 


    DALE DRINNON: Kokako, Neon Flying Squid, Raystown Ray and Snoligosters, Frontiers of Anthropology, Cedar and Willow, Benny's Blogs

    New at the Frontiers of Anthropology:
    New at the Frontiers of Zoology:
    New at Cedar and Willow:
    And New at Benny's Blog for Thelma Todd:
    Besty Wishes, Dale D.

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO DAH MAN HAS...............

    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
    I had a doctor's appointment mid morning so, although I did some bloggystuff before I went, I am doing the vast majority of it now. Graham and I were on TV last night, and although I haven't seen it yet (and quite possibly won't bother) apparently it was OK. Weirdly, as I was leaving the consulting room and limping down the corridor a pretty young nurse came rushing up to me and gasped "Oooh you were on TV last night, this is so exciting!" I muttered something appropriate and signed the proffered NHS appointment pad with my name and a scribbled picture of a chicken (which probably confused her). In these decadent days, Television is the new God, and anyone who appears on TV (even for ten minutes talking about 'The Great Devon Mystery' of 1851, is fleetingly endowed with this neodivinity. I really find it most disturbing. But it is only a month until Christmas and I always find myself becoming more elderly and cantankerous as the old year shambles to a halt. Bah! PS If anyone wants to see it, it is on the ITV version of iPlayer, and it is 'Mystery Map Episode 2'. If anyone can actually bootleg it for me, I would be rather pleased...
    Rick Wakeman Expands Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Tour Plans
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/rick-wakeman-expands-journey-to-centre.html
    Fairport announce first festival acts for Cropredy Convention
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/fairport-announce-first-festival-acts.html
    Music Premiere: XNA – The Flying Dutchman (featuring Billy Sherwood)
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/music-premiere-xna-flying-dutchman.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:
    www.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 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the orange cat?

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    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 took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.








    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

    On this day in 1968 the author Enid Blyton died. Blyton could churn out children's books at a phenomenal rate, roughly 800 books in about 40 years, which is an achievement in itself.
    And now the news:

  • EU ban on importing seal fur is upheld
  • Nature Studies: Animals are also victims of war - ...
  • Polar bear numbers in Hudson Bay of Canada on verg...
  • Seahorses stalk their prey by stealth
  • Contented Males Fare Better With the 'Ladies'
  • The keeping of exotic animals as pets should be re...
  • In Images: Rare Amur Leopard Cubs Spotted on Camer...

  • Hong Kong returns 33 rhino horns to South Africa

  • One of Enid Blyton's most famous creations was Noddy, which told of a taxi driver's living nightmare surrounded by ultra terrestrials and animate toys quite clearly possessed by the spirits of dead children. Here he is in an adventure involving a very demanding pink pussy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je7SVdooxFs

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    CRYPTOLINK: Interview With Jonathan Brown, The Person Who Filmed This Thermal Footage In Washington

    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. 

    Over the weekend at the Sasquatch Summit and Washington, Olympic Project founder Derek Randles revealed one of the most impressive thermal footage of Bigfoot ever. Randles had already set out to do a thorough investigation of the location and from what we're hearing, more evidence will be made public as soon as they are ready. We contacted Jonathan Brown, the person who contacted the Olympic Project after filming a massive sasquatch observing him and his brother from 117 ft away. Here's our conversation with Jonathan about the footage and the on going investigation:

    Shawn Evidence: Hi Jonathan. Really impressive footage. When did you film it?

    Jonathan Brown: Thank you. It was taken 3-4 weeks ago.

    Shawn Evidence: How many people were with you that day, if you don't mind me asking?

    Jonathan Brown: During the picture and the video, my brother Joel Brown. My wife was at the site not long before.

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS IRRITABLE TODAY

    The Gonzo Daily - Wednesdaywww.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
    Last nitght I couldn't sleep, so Captain Frunobulax curled up on my lap and we read Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's absolutely sweinspiring The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier. Strangely, I had been talking to Richard Freeman earlier in the day, and he was vehement about how pretentious and unreadable it was. I must have a taste for the pretentious, however, (which doesn't surprise me overly, and I doubt will surprise anyone else very much) because I enjoyed every minute of it, and despite the fact that I pored over the pages, I am certain that I missed a few cultural references, which would be easy to do: This book references everything from W. Somerset Maugham's caricature of Aleister Crowley,  to Viz, and from the Billy Bunter stories to Bulldog Drummond. It is viciously funny, presenting a Gloriously Surreal (GS) alternative history of about 60 years in the life of our poor beleaguered nation. Totally essential.
    It is funny how my literary journey of the past few months has all been sparked by reading John Higgs' biography of the KLF. That lead me on to reading 'Principia Discordia' and then 'Illuminatus!', which led me off onto a Robert Anton Wilson trip for a while. Then as a direct result of all this I bought an excellent new biography of Alan Moore, and I am now working my way through bits of Alan Moore that I had previously overlooked. And he certainly DOES know the score, perhaps more than I or anyone else had ever realised. So we are back to Defcon 1. What a surprise!
    Another visit to our old friend Thom the World Poet
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_27.html
    Today's Track of the Day is by Felix Pappalardihttp://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-gonzo-track-of-day-as-years-go.html Hero Worship: Cliff Martinez on Captain Beefhearthttp://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/hero-worship-cliff-martinez-on-captain.html
    Alan White interviewhttp://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/alan-white-on-cruise-to-edge-rock-hall.html
    Geoff Downes: back into orchestra with a PANIC ROOM singerhttp://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/geoff-downes-back-into-orchestra-with.html
    Frank Zappa, “Improvised Concerto for Two Bicycles, Prerecorded Tape, and Instrumental Ensemble” (1963)http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/frank-zappa-improvised-concerto-for-two.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:
     *  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.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 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the orange cat?

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    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 took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.





    TODAY'S BIG CAT ROUND UP



    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 are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

    The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why, sometimes, you will read stories here which appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology, but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking. 

  • NEWSLINK: East German zoo worker killed by leopard...
  • NEWSLINK: Keeping a big cat at home isn't cool, it...
  • NEWSLINK: Horror big cat attack at Pretoria estate...
  • NEWSLINK: Leopard group seeks crowdfunding for ne...

  • USA SIGHTINGS: Big cat caught on camera | The Sali...

  • Phyllomedusa 12(1)

    Phyllomedusa 12(1)
    Contents
    b2ap3_thumbnail_Phyllo12-1.jpgCarmo Telles, David Otavio, Sergio Andre Ferreira Vaz and Marcelo Menin. 2013. Reproductive biology, size and diet of Hypsiboas cinerascens (Anura: Hylidae) in two urban forest fragments in central Amazonia, Brazil. Phyllomedusa. 12 (1): 69-76. [menin@ufam.edu.br]
    Carvalho, Andrea de Moraes, Ayrton Klier Peres Junior, Maria Auxiliadora Andrade and Valeria de Sa Jayme. 2013. Prevalence of enterobacteriaceae inTupinambis merianae (Squamata: Teiidae) from a captive facility in central Belize, with a profile of antimicrobial drug resistance in Salmonella enterica. Phyllomedusa. 12 (1): 57-67. [andreavet.carvalho@yahoo.com.br]
    Carvalho, Thiago Ribeiro de and Ariovaldo Antonio Giaretta. 2013. A reappraisal of the geographic distribution of Bokermannohyla sazimai (Anura: Hylidae) through morphological and bioacoustic approaches. Phyllomedusa. 12 (1): 33-45. [thiago_decarvalho@yahoo.com.br]
    Downie, J. Roger, Mohsen Nokhbatolfoghahai, Duncan Bruce, Joanna M. Smith, Nina Orthmann-Brask and Innes MacDonald-Allan. 2013. Nest structure, incubation and hatching in the Trinidadian Leaf-frog Phyllomedusa trinitatis (Anura: Hylidae). Phyllomedusa. 12 (1): 13-32. [ roger.downie@glasgow.ac.uk]
    Duellman, William E. 2013. An elusive new species of Marsupial Frog (Anura: Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from the Andes of Northern peru. Phyllomedusa. 12 (1): 3-11. Gastrotheca dysprosita sp. nov. [ duellman@ku.edu]
    Lewis, Todd R., Rowland K. Griffin, Paul B. C. Grant, Alex Figueroa, Julie M. Ray, Kirsty E. Graham and Gabriel David. 2013. Morphology and ecology of Sibon snakes (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from two forests in Central America. Phyllomedusa. 12 (1): 47-55. [ecolewis@gmail.com]
    MacCulloch, Ross D. 2013. Book Review: The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Phyllomedusa. 12 (1): 77-78. [ rossm@rom.on.ca]
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