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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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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Possibly the most professional and respectful TV tribute to an incredibly rare stranded whale

A SHAMELESS PLUG

POSSIBLY THE COOLEST FREE MUSIC MAGAZINE IN THE WORLD

Gonzo #48 is now available for your delectation. I am very proud to say that we have several really rather cool exclusives this week. We have an exclusive interview with Sepand from the massively groovy Days Between Stations, on whose new album legendary Yes guitarist Peter Banks played his final sessions. Still on a Yes theme we have another exclusive interview with Oliver Wakeman in which he talks about his exciting new project with Gordon Giltrap, and his days in the most fraught prog rock band of all. We also introduce a smashing new band called ShiSho and bring new news of legendary ELP lyricist Pete Sinfield's heart attack...

But we also bring you:

THIS WEEK WE BRING YOU BRUCE STERLING, SHISHO, PAUL MCCARTNEY, ROBERT SHEA, ROBERT ANTON WILSON, ERIS, PETE SINFIELD, ROSEANNA ARQUETTE, CAL SMITH, GORDON GILTRAP, OLIVER WAKEMAN, DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS, PETER BANKS, JOHN HOPKINS, SANTANA, ALAN WHITE, JON ANDERSON, VANGELIS, PINK FLOYD, PSEUDO/SENTAI, SHINEBACK, EQUILIBRIUM, PERCY JONES, PETER GABRIEL, NEIL NIXON, STRANGE FRUIT, MICK FARREN/ANDY COLQUHOUN, GARY WINDO, MICHAEL DES BARRES, HAKEN, ALAN MOORE, JOHN HIGGS, DAN WOODING, KING SQUEALER, MAURICE O'MAHONEY, RICK WAKEMAN, ROB AYLING, HAWKWIND, YES, THE NINE HENRYS

And it is all free.

This is quite simply the best magazine you will ever find that is edited by a mad bloke (and his orange kitten), and produced from a tumbledown potato shed in North Devon. The fact that it is published with Gonzo Multimedia - probably the grooviest record company in the known universe - is merely an added bonus.

Thank you once again to Rob Ayling, the Gonzo grande fromage for allowing me the chance to do something as insane as this magazine and above all a big thank you to YOU, the readers, for having borne out my assertion that there are indeed people who listen to both Crass and Fairport Convention and like everything from Prog Metal to Folk to Punk to Avant Garde noise. Frunobulax and I are truly not alone.

Check out this issue
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Or, even better, make an old hippy really happy and subscribe here (it truly is free)
http://eepurl.com/r-VTD

DALE DRINNON: Sykes' bear, Frontiers of Anthropology, Benny's Blogs, and a visit to the singular world of Cedar and Willow

New at the Frontiers of Zoology:

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. In September 2012 Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.




  • VIDEO: Big cat Britain: Truth or Tail?
  • VIDEO: Leopards in the UK? Truthloader goes big ca...
  • VIDEO: Today Tonight : Big cat mystery solved
  • VIDEO: Big Cats In Dorset - Trail Cam Footage - Wh...
  • VIDEO: Operation Snow Tiger BBC HD : A Rare Glimps...
  • AUSTRALIA SIGHTINGS: New report into Blue Mountain...


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  • THE GONZO BLOG DO-DAH MAN TRIES HIS BEST

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    Sunday lunchtime, feeling mellow
    your editor is a cheerful fellow
    cos every Sunday he finds the time
    to do the Gonzo blogs in rhyme
    Why? Some people ask confused
    it's merely to keep me amused
    but like I once said to my wife
    what better aim is there in life?
    Gonzo Weekly magazine
    has a new issue or so it seems
    there's lots of good stuff as I'm sure you guess
    Including Hawkwind, Floyd and Yes
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/gonzo-weekly-magazine-48.html
    I was recording yesterday
    a task that took up much of the day
    but there's more Mike Davis songs you know
    and here's one on a video
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/just-in-case-you-wondered-what-i-have.html
    I am not pretending to be funny
    but if I had a load of money
    I might well get you all annoyed
    and spend it on stuff by Pink Floyd
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-cabinet-of-curiosities-pink-floyd.html
    Lets all go and have a parade
    cos I've chosen Crystal Grenade
    to be my Gonzo Track if the Day
    You know what I mean WAYHAY!
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-gonzo-track-of-day-miss-crystal.html
    And now with love from me to you
    a cool Steve Hackett interview
    full of stuff you must not miss
    he even talks about Genesis
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/steve-hackett-interview.html
    And finally lets check out the Nexus
    of a city down in Texas
    before you ask me "hey what gives?"
    it's where Thom the World Poet lives
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_20.html
    And that's enough from this rhyming freak
    the poems will be back next week...
    *  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 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. 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?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

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

    On this day in 1882 the actor Bela Lugosi was born. Lugosi is best known for his roles in horror movies during the inter-war years and definitive portrayal of Count Dracula.
    And now the news:


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  • Threatened Gopher Tortoises Rescued from Fla. Cons...
  • The Pig, the Fish and the Jellyfish: Tracing Nervo...
  • Croc And Awe: Caimans Swarm On Olympic Site
  • Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of ...
  • Mystery as cat is set to be reunited with its owne...
  • Scientists in Calif. Examine Rare Beaked Whale
  • Unearthed: A Treasure Trove of Jewel-Like Beetles
  • As Chimpanzees Grow, So Does Yawn Contagion
  • Misinterpretation of Cat Study? Anxious Cat Owners...
  • Healthy elephant numbers but gorilla decline recor...
  • Devastating Frog Fungus Triggers Cell Suicides
  • Just Ask the Animals: Fishers With GPS Sensors Sho...
  • WWF providing microchips for every rhino in Kenya ...


  • Just one in five children connected to nature, say...


  • See what I mean... Definitive:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVPxAgy7lBA