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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, December 21, 2015

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN SINGS TO HIMSELF DISTURBINGLY

The Gonzo Daily - Monday
Corinna and Graham are out shopping while Mother and I man the office which in real terms means that Mother plays with Archie while I try to get A&M55 ready for publication later this week...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: John Lennon - Happy Xm...
COMING IN A FEW DAYS - the special bumper issue
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
On this day in pop culture history: The Byrds’ ‘Tu...
Mike Oldfield – The Space Movie
Gonzo Weekly #160
www.gonzoweekly.com
Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Genre Peak, Martin Birke, Faithless, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, Jaki Windmill, Tim Rundall, Roy Weard, Mack Moloney, A J Smitrovich, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#160) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Frank Zappa on the cover and a feature article about Zappa Plays Zappa and the new classic FZ DVD inside. Jon muses on the new marketing of music, we interview Martin Birke of Genre Peak, Doug talks about Änglagård and Corinna sneers at some more tacky pop memorabilia. John talks about Faithless, Neil unearths a hidden gem, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column, C J Stone does his, A J Smitrovich continues thumbing through his Dad's LPs, and Mr Biffo has more of his regular slices of insanity from the world of Digitiser 2000, and there is a radio show from Strange Fruit, one from Friday Night Progressive and another from Mack Moloney, and Tim and Jaki are back with a new show. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antechinuses wanting poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who are slightly constipated, 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:
Carol Hodge, Steve Ignorant, Reverb Worship, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, Kula Shaker, Primal Scream, U2, Ringo Starr, Anonymous, Steve Hackett, Steve Hogarth, Marillion, Barbara Dickson, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jaki Windmill, Tim Rundall, John Garner, Gary 'Magic' Marker, Isham Russell 'Rusty' Jones II, Holly Woodlawn, Johnny Winter, 13th Floor Elevators, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Michael Jackson, Dee Palmer, Freddie King, The Selecter, Ducks De Luxe, Alexis Korner, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Zappa plays Zappa, Genre Peak, Martin Birke, John Brodie-Good, Faithless, Roy Weard, A.J. Smitrovich, Mr Dad's LPs, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Danny Owens, Xtul, Yes, Alan White, AndersonPonty Band, Chris Squire, Greg Lake, Geoff Downes, Jon Anderson, Neil Nixon, Carla Bley and Paul Haines, Genesis, Lonnie Donegan, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Posh Spice, The Osmonds, Distoriam
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 159 (Jpon Anderson and Matt Malley)
Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
Issue 152 (4th Eden)
Issue 151 (Corky Laing)
Issue 150 (Roger Dean)
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.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 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 young lady called Jessica. 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.


  • UK SIGHTING: Is big cat behind sheep kills?
  • NEWSLINK: Lion cub dies after poisoning and attack...


  • NEWSLINK: Poisoned lions back on the prowl



  • 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.


  • Bird sighting in Nantou a ‘once in 100 years’ even...
  • Rare Quetzal Bird from Southern Mexico & Central A...
  • Rare bird released into the wild boosts hopes for ...


  • Fury as firefighters blow £1k to rescue dying seag...
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Bigfooter Believes To Have Captured Photo Of Sasquatch Watching Them
    At the end of the last episode "A Sasquatch Fortress!" I showed the first photo taken while me and Patrick Epistemon checked out the large wood ...

    31194_239 Cliff Barackman stands deep in the woods dotting Australia's Blue Mountains, a region Down Under where Bigfoot has been sighted.

    Ohio Man Claims He Shot A Bigfoot Near His Home
    Stark County Man shoots at what he describes was a sasquatch. Investigated by Paul Hayes (The Genoskwa Project – Ohio Division). I received a ...

    Kat's strange Dogman encounter at the cabin; Bigfoot at Scout Camp
    Also a few other stories about Bigfoot and a foxman you just have to hear about to understand. Music from youtube library and art by brenton sawin.

    These Howls Recorded In Kentucky Gave Me Chills
    These howls were recorded in Breathitt county Kentucky on December the 12th o f 2015. They were recorded early in the morning. Of course we can ...

    Bigfoot Isn't The Only Fabled Primate Of North America: Meet The Devil Monkey
    Believe it or not, bigfoot has a much more aggressive, smaller cousin in North America known as the Devil Monkey. These creatures are said to be 3-4 ...

    Ohio Researchers Find Huge Handprints On Vehicle And Have A Daytime Sighting
    Kain Michael and his research partner Eric Tipton have been hitting the back woods of Ohio for several years in search of bigfoot evidence. They've ...

    “The Bigfoot Researchers Journal” Episode 1
    New Bigfoot Show, "The Bigfoot Researchers Journal" Chronicles A Florida Bigfoot research team's efforts to document Bigfoot evidence in the ...

    Illinois Professor Studies Bigfoot Hunters
    An Illinois professor's six year sojourn into the world of Bigfoot hunting provided him with a new understanding of what drives those who stalk ...

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1898 - Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the radioactive element radium. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Elephant Daughters Step into Murdered Matriarchs' ...
  • Dinosaur's Curious Back Sail May Have Aided Migrat...
  • Headbanging Aussie bee takes a heavy metal approac...
  • West coast marine mammals respond to shifting cond...
  • Three new fishing snake species fished out of the ...

  • Researchers discover six new African frog species,...

  • 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)