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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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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ITS BACK TO NORMAL FOR THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
My new amplifier has arrived and I have finished the first proof of the Woolsery in WW1 book. But it is only tuesday?
Yesterday today was tomorrow and tomorrow today will be yesterday. This might explain why you are getting Wednesday's blogs on Tuesday night, but then again it may not. Don't ask me, I only work here.
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
buy my novel:
buy my single:
And now for the news................
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Guatemala - Pete Sear...
PORTUGUESE MJ12 REVIEW
CD/DVD Review: Director Tony Palmer Combines The B...
GREGG BROWN REVIEW
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Magazine #197
In this issue we say goodbye to a gracious and very talented lady: Gilli Smyth of Gong. Doug goes to see Brian Ferry, Alan goes to see what the British Library has to say about Punk, and explains Futurology and Free Cultural Spaces, while Jon waffles on about stuff.
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
Michael Moorcock, Dave Bainbridge, Celestial Fire Band, Gong, Bart Lancia, The Who, Stick Men, Brian May, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Gillian "Gilli" Mary Smyth, Machali, Tom Searle, Matt Roberts, Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, CBE, DL, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Rob Ayling, Billy James, Matthew Watkins, Alexandria Krysinski, Brian Ferry, Alan Dearling, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Futurology and Free Cultural Spaces, Hawkwind, Xtul, Elvis, Queen, Keith Richards, Joy Division, Neil Nixon, Johnny Cash, The Beatles                                                               
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
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 two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Wave News: Northern Kentucky Bigfoot
Eyewitness accounts of Bigfoot in northern Kentucky

Is This Bigfoot Caught on a Trail Camera in Northern California?
There's a new Sasquatch video on the internet, and it allegedly shows a bigfoot burying a trail camera in leaves in a remote part of northern California.

Vocalization Recorded By The Bigfoot Research Society
Vocalization Recorded By The Bigfoot Research Society. I want to thank m99 for posting this in the forum, Tim Rush writes “Our website is ...

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)




There have now been two sightings of 'flipper' baffling locals how any dolphin could have got into the loch. It all started with one unsuspecting tourist's ...

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1146 - European leaders outlawed the crossbow. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • China's honey bee losses are low compared with Wes...
  • Tiniest grazing mammal was a pig at the front, hor...
  • Most island vertebrate extinctions could be averte...
  • Everglades pythons found with deer, alligators, ra...
  • In search of a lost species: the Santa Marta Toro
  • Scientists find googly-eyed squid off the Californ...
  • Tiger sharks opt for scavenging on dead and dying ...
  • Pre-Hispanic Mexican civilization may have bred an...



  • 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)

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

    From CFZ-USA:

    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.






    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    An Eagle Cam in Northern Michigan May Have Captured the Image of a Bigfoot
    The alleged Bigfoot creature passes in the upper-left hand corner of the screen. The cryptoid comes into frame at about 0:10 and wanders around for ...

    This might be the worst 'Bigfoot' sighting video of all time - CNET
    Sasquatch Chronicles, a site dedicated to Bigfoot news, claims the footage shows a trail camera video of a large, hairy, human-like creature in ...

    Investigator Finds Possible Bigfoot Den
    Is this the home of bigfoot? The Squatch Master thinks so. He says the majority of all his encounters have happened near this very spot.

    Native American Has Encounter With Huge 9 Foot Tall Bigfoot (Video)
    Steven is a Native American who had a run in with a huge 9ft grey Bigfoot or Sasquatch in Oklahoma. This giant Bigfoot came out of the brush and was ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO DAH MAN ON A BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

    The Gonzo Daily - Monday/Tuesday
     
    It is a Bank Holiday here in the United Kingdom, and It is drizzly and grey outside. So I have done what any self respecting cryptozoologist and rock and roll archaeologist would do under the circumstances. I have spent the whole day in my favourite armchair,  done a little bit of writing, and slept for the rest of the time. The fact that I am bipolar is hardly a secret, nor is the fact that the time leading up to the recent Weird Weekend was a particularly stressful one for me. I would like to  publicly thank various of my friends who have made it their business to pop over to see me to make sure that I am not depressed or moping in the aftermath of the event. Thank you my dears. I Truly appreciate it. You people are very dear to me, and I hope that you know that.
     
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
     
    buy my novel:
    buy my single:
     
    And now for the news................
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Crazy World Of Art...
    Dave Brock interview 2002 History of Hawkwind etc
    Romantic Warriors III - Didier Malherbe of Gong In...
    Steve Ignorant interview
    Al Stewart's Class of 58 (Extra long version)
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Magazine #197
     
    In this issue we say goodbye to a gracious and very talented lady: Gilli Smyth of Gong. Doug goes to see Brian Ferry, Alan goes to see what the British Library has to say about Punk, and explains Futurology and Free Cultural Spaces, while Jon waffles on about stuff.
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Michael Moorcock, Dave Bainbridge, Celestial Fire Band, Gong, Bart Lancia, The Who, Stick Men, Brian May, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Gillian "Gilli" Mary Smyth, Machali, Tom Searle, Matt Roberts, Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, CBE, DL, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Rob Ayling, Billy James, Matthew Watkins, Alexandria Krysinski, Brian Ferry, Alan Dearling, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Futurology and Free Cultural Spaces, Hawkwind, Xtul, Elvis, Queen, Keith Richards, Joy Division, Neil Nixon, Johnny Cash, The Beatles                                                               
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 196 (Paul May)
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
     
    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 two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?

    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: Speculations emerge over Murbad leopard ...
  • NEWSLINK: Tiger from 'worst zoo' gets new home
  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Monday/Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1833 - The "Factory Act" was passed in England to settle child labor laws. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Mix of marine zones matters most for prey fish
  • Who's the daddy? Female fish have novel way of fin...
  • Scaly-tailed squirrel described as the ‘ultimate P...
  • Many endangered species face long waits for protec...
  • Elephant dies after 1,000-mile journey from India ...
  • Coral Reefs Flourish Thanks to … Fish Pee?
  • Snake eyes: New insights into visual adaptations
  • Luna moth's long tail could confuse bat sonar thro...
  • Alberta weighs ban on spear hunting after man film...


  • 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)

    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    HOPPY HEN TIME

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
    Bloody hell my reader friend
    its been a whole damn week since the Weird Weekend
    its frightening how time goes so fast
    from the now, the present into the past
    but I don't wish to get all philosophical here
    I will just go off and drink some beer
    love on ya J
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Ancient Mother
    PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #179
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    MERRELL FANKHAUSER GREEK INTERVIEW
    Gonzo Weekly #197
    Gonzo Magazine #197
    In this issue we say goodbye to a gracious and very talented lady: Gilli Smyth of Gong. Doug goes to see Brian Ferry, Alan goes to see what the British Library has to say about Punk, and explains Futurology and Free Cultural Spaces, while Jon waffles on about stuff.
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Michael Moorcock, Dave Bainbridge, Celestial Fire Band, Gong, Bart Lancia, The Who, Stick Men, Brian May, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Gillian "Gilli" Mary Smyth, Machali, Tom Searle, Matt Roberts, Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, CBE, DL, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Rob Ayling, Billy James, Matthew Watkins, Alexandria Krysinski, Brian Ferry, Alan Dearling, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Futurology and Free Cultural Spaces, Hawkwind, Xtul, Elvis, Queen, Keith Richards, Joy Division, Neil Nixon, Johnny Cash, The Beatles                                                               
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 196 (Paul May)
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
    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.

    Gonzo Weekly #197

    Gonzo Magazine #197
    In this issue we say goodbye to a gracious and very talented lady: Gilli Smyth of Gong. Doug goes to see Brian Ferry, Alan goes to see what the British Library has to say about Punk, and explains Futurology and Free Cultural Spaces, while Jon waffles on about stuff.
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Michael Moorcock, Dave Bainbridge, Celestial Fire Band, Gong, Bart Lancia, The Who, Stick Men, Brian May, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Gillian "Gilli" Mary Smyth, Machali, Tom Searle, Matt Roberts, Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, CBE, DL, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Rob Ayling, Billy James, Matthew Watkins, Alexandria Krysinski, Brian Ferry, Alan Dearling, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Futurology and Free Cultural Spaces, Hawkwind, Xtul, Elvis, Queen, Keith Richards, Joy Division, Neil Nixon, Johnny Cash, The Beatles
                                                                   
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 196 (Paul May)
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
    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.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1619 - Ferdinand II was elected Holy Roman Emperor. His policy of "One church, one king" was his way of trying to outlaw Protestantism. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk



  • Neonicotinoid insecticides linked to wild bee decl...
  • These lizards bleed green - Blood chemistry unknow...
  • New species of extinct river dolphin discovered in...
  • Giant goldfish found in Australian rivers after be...
  • Capybaras could become Florida’s next invasive spe...


  • 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)

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    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:
    From CFZ-USA:

    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.





    BRIAN MAY: The extension of the badger cull is horribly cruel – and it won’t help farmers

    Badgers
    Tuesday was a sad day for our wild animals. The BBC reported that the badger cull will be extended into five new areas, although the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) would not confirm that the selections had been made.
    News that the already failed cull would be expanded is particularly disappointing to those who hoped that a new government would bring new wisdom. This tragic development is born of a distortion of the real facts, supported by false promises and propaganda heaped on to the farming community.

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    ATV Rider Has Close Call With A Bigfoot
    My guest on Sunday will be Dave Groves. Dave shares with us an encounter he had with one of these creatures while riding his ATV, Dave says “I was ...


    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS THEREFORE HE IS

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
    One of the most striking talks at the recent Weird Weekend was—as I have mentioned elsewhere—by Matthew Watkins who is better known to Gonzo afficianados for presenting the monthly radio show celebration of Canterbury music. His talk was about mathematical proofs of time playing silly buggers (although he put it far more elegantly than that, and as far as I recall didn’t use the term ’silly buggers’ once). But time does play silly buggers. I have spent months alternately looking forward to and dreading the seventeenth Weird Weekend, and now it is a whole week since it started. Where has that intervening week gone? I have absolutely no idea. I had a birthday, drank too much brandy one night, put this issue of the magazine together, drank too much vodka last night, and now I am writing this with a nagging and mildly irritating hangover. I know that dear Chloe was here for a couple of afternoons working, I know that she and I corrected a proof by Brian Allan, and finished Karl Shuker’s book on the Loch Ness Monster. I know I have been reading the various books I got for my birthday and listening fairly solidly to The Beatles white album, but I have no idea in real terms what has happened to the last few days.
    Weird huh?
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
    buy my novel:
    buy my single:
    And now for the news................
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Fairport Convention, R...
    BRIAN MAY: The extension of the badger cull is hor...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    GREGG KOFI BROWN REVIEW
    Gonzo Magazine #196
    We talk to the mighty Paul May about his work on Al Atkins’ (ex Judas Priest) anthology. Alan investigates glissando guitar, Doug goes to see Radiohead, and Jon burbles on about John Lennon.
    Funky eh?
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night  Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    John Lennon, Madness, Prince, Icarus Peel, John Blaneym Brimsley Schwarz, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker, Ruby Wilson, David Enthoven, Barbara Gibb, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Paul May, Al Atkins, Radiohead, Alan Dearling, Steve Hillage, Gong, Glissando Orchestra, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Chris Hadfield, Starmus Festival, Ken Gerhard, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Stacia, Xtul, Cavern Club, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Devo, Brian Eno, Johnny Cash                                                                                  
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
    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 two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 55 B.C. - Britain was invaded by Roman forces under Julius Caesar. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • 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)

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    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.







    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    BIGFOOT??? The Best Footage I Have What Looks To Be A Family Of Sasquatch
    Morbid Stories Of Bigfoot Encounters & Habituation ... LIKE Bigfoot Evidence on Facebook for the latest Bigfoot sightings and reports ...

    One person I spoke with the first time I was there said she knew of cougars being sighted and even Bigfoot. Some folks have told me about seeing ...

    Chain saw artist Tony Robinson, of Ocean Shores, sculpts Bigfoot during the woodcarvers show Wednesday at the Kitsap County Fair. He won the ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS SOMEWHERE IN THE SHRUBBERY WEARING A FALSE BEARD

    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
     
    Today I want to congratulate two of my adopted neices - Rosie Curtis and Chloe Gray - for their exam results. Well done girls. I am very proud of both of you, and if I was any prouder of you I would burst and that wouldn't be a pretty sight.
     
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
     
    buy my novel:
    buy my single:
     
    And now for the news................
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gilli Smyth, R.I.P.
    REVIEW: Michael Livesley and Brainwashing House: S...
    French Percy Jones review
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    NEIL NIXON: Beatles: Myths and Legends (John Lenno...
     
    Gonzo Magazine #196
     
    We talk to the mighty Paul May about his work on Al Atkins’ (ex Judas Priest) anthology. Alan investigates glissando guitar, Doug goes to see Radiohead, and Jon burbles on about John Lennon.
     
    Funky eh?
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night  Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    John Lennon, Madness, Prince, Icarus Peel, John Blaneym Brimsley Schwarz, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker, Ruby Wilson, David Enthoven, Barbara Gibb, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Paul May, Al Atkins, Radiohead, Alan Dearling, Steve Hillage, Gong, Glissando Orchestra, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Chris Hadfield, Starmus Festival, Ken Gerhard, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Stacia, Xtul, Cavern Club, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Devo, Brian Eno, Johnny Cash                                                                                  
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
     
    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 two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?