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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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Monday, October 05, 2015

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN SHOUTS "FONDERO!!"

The Gonzo Daily - Monday
 
The new week stretches out ahead of me like a vista of new possibilities. And all I want to do is go back to sleep. Last night I took a zopiclone and went to bed with a documentary on British indie record labels on BBC iPlayer. It featured both Genesis P. Orridge abd Bill Drummond, and filled my last waking hours happily...
 
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Patrick Moraz - Interm...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Olivier Award winner Barbara Dickson to play four ...
Foo Fighters Perform Rush's "Tom Sawyer" with Yes ...
Merrell F Signals CD US review
 
 
Gonzo Weekly #150
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Roger Dean, Geoff Downes, Mew, The Farm, The Raz Band, David Gilmour, Anderson Ponty Band, Barbara Dickson, New Order, Joe Vitale, Joey Molland, anarchopunk, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#150) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has legendary artist Roger Dean on the front cover together with an interview with him inside, Doug looks at Danish Alr Rockers Mew, Lee muses on The Farm and WW1, Jon intrerviews Michael Raz and critiques new albums by Jon Anderson, David Gilmour and New Order as well telling the story of the night we met Barbara Dickson. We review a delightful book about butterflies, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show Strange Fruit and another from Canterbury Sans Frontieres. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
 
Kurt Cobain, Lush, Taylor Swift, Keith Richards, John Lennon, David Gilmour, Chic, David Bowie, Steve Hackett, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Phillip Wells Woods, Frankie Ford, Wilton Lewis Felder, Denise Lor, Brand X, The Raz Band, Johnny Winter, Alexis Korner, 13th Floor Elevators, Nucleus, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Roger Dean, Mew, Michael Rescigno, The Raz Band, Joey Molland, Joseph Vitale, Lee Walker, The Farm, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Nik Turner, Xtul, Nirvana, Beatles, Jermaine Jackson, Jim Morrison, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Yes, Billy Sherwood, Geoff Downes, AndersonPonty Band, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, New Order, Barbara Dickson,Neil Nixon, Beck, SatanaKozel
 
And yes, we reach our Century and a half.
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 149 (Tony Palmer in Space)
Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
 
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.com/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit…
 
* 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten 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, 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 infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kitten?

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 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 that 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: Father fights cougar off of 2yr old daug...
  • NEWSLINK: Councillor calls for big exotic animals ...

  • NEWSLINK: Zookeeper killed in tiger attack
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



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    We know it's not throwback Thursday, but we couldn't resist posting this vintage NBC news report about bigfoot from 1977! Do you think bigfoot ...

    Security Camera Captures Bigfoot Drinking Water From Swimming Pool
    Did bigfoot get so thirsty that they gave up on trying to hide when it came to a nice cool drink of water? Take a look, and see what Parabreakdown had ...
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    A mysterious object hangs suspended from Pattys left side. What is it For a clearer look at it go to ...

    Mystery Howls Prompt Bigfoot Investigation
    Mystery Howls Prompt Bigfoot Investigation. Friday, October 2, 2015. The residents of a community on the north end of Vancouver Island in Canada ...

    Bigfooter Claims To Have Captured An EVP During Bigfoot Investigation
    Youtuber talkingcrytozoology posted this video of a recent bigfoot outing they took, where they captured what they believe to be an EVP on their audio.

    Wow, These Are Great Bigfoot Eye Witness Testimonies! (Video)
    Bigfoot witnesses come forward and share the stories of their amazing encounters at the 2014 Sasquatch Summit in Grays Harbor, Washington.
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    Bigfoot spotted CEN. REAL?: Bigfoot was apparently spotted in Russia. Bigfoot find GETTY. CREATURE: A Yeti "told a man he would die soon".

    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.


    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1969 - "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC television. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Mimicry helps sheep solve a dilemma
  • Why Some Chameleons Are Expert Tree Climbers
  • Dartmoor ponies to be painted in bid to cut road d...

  • Tracking Cats from Space: Satellites Estimate Fera...

  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)