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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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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN ESCAPES

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html

And so another day arrives clunking through the space-time continuum. And winter seems to have arrived with a bang. It is bitterly cold outside, and - as, there is only one large fishtank operable in the office, instead of three last year - it is colder than I would have liked in my sanctum sanctorum.

Yesterday was a very productive one, and I am happy to say that the December newsletter has been finished and sent out, #4 of the Journal of Cryptozoology is finished, and the double #57/8 of Animals & Men is within spitting distance of being finished. Also, the ARW (Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman, as any fule kno) concert from Friday in San Francisco, which was cancelled due to Trevor Rabin having contracted a nasty virus, has been rescheduled for the 4th December.

Professor Downes’ Academy for Young Ladies is closed today due to an absence of pupils, and therefore I shall have another day of clearing up the log jam in the office. I am happy to say that - largely due to Chloe’s hard work - said log jam is diminishing at what seems like a rate of knots. Huzzah!

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:
http://tinyurl.com/gmo6axf
buy my single:
http://tinyurl.com/zoex4d4

And here is the news:

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_30.html
Pink Fairies - X Ray
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/pink-fairies-x-ray.html
Gregg Brown US review
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/gregg-brown-us-review.html
ARW: Important notice
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/arw-important-notice.html
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: "Awaken" - Jon Anderso...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/the-gonzo-track-of-day-awaken-jon.html

Gonzo Magazine #210
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

In this mesmerising issue we look at she who was Nico, Doug was in the audience when it all got weird for Kanye West, so unlike everyone else we can print what REALLY happened, Alan looks at the music scene in Madeira, John was there when Ryley Walker went electric, and Archie was there when Jon had mixed feelings about J K Rowling, but at least he finally likes Paul Simon, (Jon that is, Archie is still undecided).

Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)

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. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, but Neil Nixon, Richard Freeman and Strange Daze take rainchecks this week. 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:
Binky Womack, Richard Palmer-James, Madonna, Steve Rothery Band, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Morrisey, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Craig Douglas Gill, Sharon Lafaye Jones, Hugh McDonald, Donald “Don” Lee Waller,  Walter Howard "Hod" O'Brien, Joe Esposito,  Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Nico, Pink Fairies, Kanye West, Alan Dearling, The Camachofones, Andrei Ladeichikov, Quatro Litros, John Brodie-Good, Ryley Walker,  Itasca, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, J K Rowling, nDavid Bowie, Adam Ant, Elvis,  Neil Nixon, C.O.B. (Clive’s Original Band)

Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:

Issue 209 (Pink Floyd)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo209.html
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo208.html
Issue 207 (Tibet)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo207.html
Issue 206 (Raz)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo206.html
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo205.html
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo204.html
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo203.html
Issue 202 (Gong)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo202.html
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo201.html
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo200.html
Issue 199 (Yes)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo199.html
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo198.html
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo197.html
Issue 196 (Paul May)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo196.html
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo195.html
Issue 194 (Auburn)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo194.html
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo193.html
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo192.html
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo191.html
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo190.html
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo189.html
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo187-8-the-summer-holiday-special.html
Issue 186 (Beatles)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo186.html
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo185.html
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo184.html

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:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

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 57 who - together with a Jack Russel cvalled Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

CFZ MEMBERS NEWSLETTER #14


Dear Friends,


For those of you not in the know, at the beginning of each month we send out a newsletter to all members of the CFZ. The most recent (which went out this afternoon) included articles on strange carcasses in Scotland, Canadian Mystery Animals, the return of OTT, Expedition Profiles for 2017, Notes and Queries etc.

The infrastructure of the Centre for Fortean Zoology has changed rapidly over the last few years and truthfully doesn’t look like its going to stop changing anytime soon. The newsletter costs a quid a month (or the equivalent in your currency) and is delivered straight into your inbox by a plethora of tiny invisible elves, or email if your prefer it that way. You can sign up for it here: http://tinyurl.com/jtsq7ew

If you want to view a sample issue click here: http://tinyurl.com/pw7rw9l


MUIRHEAD`S MYSTERIES: A strange story concerning adders from west Cornwall

Dear Cryptodames and dudes.

I have been in consultation with The Dear Leader Kim Jong Jon Downes I and it has been decided that I`ll try and do a Muirhead`s Mysteries blog once a week like I did in its glory days. So here is a blog about an incident involving an adder in west Cornwall, in around the 1920s or `30s.At a moor near Trembothick to be precise. I found this out in a  book by the poet (now deceased) and author Mary Hocking, in `Safari West` (1996) page 17.

THE POT AND THE ADDERS

The moors do,unfortunately, accommodate adders. It was said Trembothick moor was so infested  with adders that no cattle could be turned onto it in the Summer .One day a man, who was cutting the peat turf on the moor, went to his pot of milk he had placed in the shade for his refreshment. To his surprise an adder had won him to it(sic). He placed a large turf upon the receptacle which stopped the adder getting away. The adder then gave out a  most peculiar noise, which attracted more adders around the pot. These in their turn seemed to call others until, from all parts of the moor, they had slithered in a straight course and enclasped, one and all, into a solid heap around the captive and pot.

It did not take long either for the man to call the other men on the moor to depart until eventide,or to decide a plan of action ..They decided to place furze around the adder pile which was said  by them to be the size of a large haycock ( a haycock is about 3ft tall) .They had been cutting peat for the winter`s fuel so they also put this on top of the furze and set it all alight. The noise made by these creatures was said to be horrendous and frightening. Similar stories to this have been told of other moors in the area.


DAVID BYRNE     LAZY

  
I'm Lazy when I'm loving 
I'm Lazy when I play 
I'm lazy with my girlfriend, a thousand times a day 
I'm lazy when I'm speakin 
I'm lazy when I walk 
I'm lazy when I'm dancin 
I'm lazy when I talk

Open up my mouth 
Air comes rushin out 
Nothin doin nada never how you like me now? 
Wouldn't it be mad, wouldn't it be fine 
Lazy lucky lady dancin lovin all the time

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:




Bigfoot is the name given to a mythological simian, ape, or hominid-like creature that is said to inhabit forests. Explore sightings of the mythological ...


Petition To Make Bigfoot An Endangered Species
If you don't stop your nonsense right now, i will put in a complaint. As a matter of fact, i already have. THE COMPLAINT IS IN!!! I REPEAT, THE ...


Bigfoot Activity At Old Mining Camp
Prehistoric Bone Hunter on youtube posted this video of an old mining operation. This would be the perfect spot for a bigfoot to live. Check out what ...

Still Images Of Bigfoot Caught On Camera
Bigfoot Evidence. World's Only 24/7 ... Still Images Of Bigfoot Caught On Camera ... Hard to see what he claims is a Bigfoot, due to his AWFUL camera.

CFZ "PEOPLE": Tigger Clifford (2000-2016)

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.

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1700 - 8,000 Swedish troops under King Charles XII defeated an army of at least 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. King Charles XII died on this day. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Thousands of dead fish cover New York canal – vide...
  • New findings about the deformed wing virus, a majo...
  • Alien invaders: the illegal reptile trade is a ser...
  • Colourful ancient gecko discovered in Australian d...
  • Shell-swinging snails knock out predators
  • Ant bridges connect shy tropical tree crowns
  • Western Ghats unveil its amphibian diversity - via...
  • New behavioral variant in wild chimpanzees: Algae ...


  • 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, November 28, 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.

    Game birds filmed in crowded conditions
    KĊkako crowned Bird of the Year Monday, 31 October...
    Drones scaring off migratory birds, say RSPB
    Rare geese returning to the Highlands risk being s...




    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:



    • Possible Bigfoot evidence
      TigerDroppings.com

      Possible Bigfoot evidence - Not a troll I promise I was looking for a deer this weekend, when I noticed some black hair snagged up in a tree, I got it.
    • IMAX Film Captures Bigfoot In Documentary
      Bigfoot Evidence

      In the IMAX film Great North, a camera captured an unidentifiable figure walking upright. While most believe it's a crew member, this video shows a ...

    CFZ PEOPLE: Carl Gray (1978-2012)

    CFZ PEOPLE: Deanie Rider



    Our own Gardengirl, currently in the Emerald Isle
    Happy Birthday darling

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN MAKES EXCUSES

    The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
     
    I don’t want to continually be bellyaching about things, but this growing old business is nowhere near as much fun as one has been led to believe. The books I read as a child portray older folk like what I am, as being wise, with grey beards and twinkling eyed which bely a calm good humour. Well, my beard is far more grey than I realised until I gave it a fairly radical trim a couple of weeks back, but my eyes only twinkle in an appropriate light, and whereas I have developed a certain low cunning, I would hesitate to describe myself as “wise”. I am far more bad tempered than I was a few years ago, and each day I seem to have a new ache or pain, or discover that another bit of me has dropped off or stopped working. I am afraid classic children's literature lied to me.
     
    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 here is the news:
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Mike Clark Interview (Brand-X drummer on Product)
    Carl Palmer and Arthur Brown talk about the 60s
    The Pink Fairies, The Pigs of Uranus, Single 1972
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Barbara Dickson - Anot...
     
    Gonzo Magazine #210
     
    In this mesmerising issue we look at she who was Nico, Doug was in the audience when it all got weird for Kanye West, so unlike everyone else we can print what REALLY happened, Alan looks at the music scene in Madeira, John was there when Ryley Walker went electric, and Archie was there when Jon had mixed feelings about J K Rowling, but at least he finally likes Paul Simon, (Jon that is, Archie is still undecided).
     
    Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
     
    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. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, but Neil Nixon, Richard Freeman and Strange Daze take rainchecks this week. 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:
    Binky Womack, Richard Palmer-James, Madonna, Steve Rothery Band, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Morrisey, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Craig Douglas Gill, Sharon Lafaye Jones, Hugh McDonald, Donald “Don” Lee Waller,  Walter Howard "Hod" O'Brien, Joe Esposito,  Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Nico, Pink Fairies, Kanye West, Alan Dearling, The Camachofones, Andrei Ladeichikov, Quatro Litros, John Brodie-Good, Ryley Walker,  Itasca, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, J K Rowling, nDavid Bowie, Adam Ant, Elvis,  Neil Nixon, C.O.B. (Clive’s Original Band)
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 209 (Pink Floyd)
    Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
    Issue 207 (Tibet)
    Issue 206 (Raz)
    Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    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 57 who - together with a Jack Russel cvalled Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Monday/Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1757 - English poet, painter and engraver William Blake was born. Two of his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience." 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Int’l team identifies smallest salamander species ...
  • ’Lizard boy' goes from catching lizards to researc...
  • Dinosaurs' rise was 'more gradual,' new fossil evi...
  • Widespread evidence of prehistoric dairying discov...
  • Overcollection could lead to the collapse of wild ...


  • 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, November 27, 2016

    Gonzo Weekly #210

    Gonzo Magazine #210
    In this mesmerising issue we look at she who was Nico, Doug was in the audience when it all got weird for Kanye West, so unlike everyone else we can print what REALLY happened, Alan looks at the music scene in Madeira, John was there when Ryley Walker went electric, and Archie was there when Jon had mixed feelings about J K Rowling, but at least he finally likes Paul Simon, (Jon that is, Archie is still undecided).
    Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
    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. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, but Neil Nixon, Richard Freeman and Strange Daze take rainchecks this week. 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:
    Binky Womack, Richard Palmer-James, Madonna, Steve Rothery Band, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Morrisey, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Craig Douglas Gill, Sharon Lafaye Jones, Hugh McDonald, Donald “Don” Lee Waller,  Walter Howard "Hod" O'Brien, Joe Esposito,  Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Nico, Pink Fairies, Kanye West, Alan Dearling, The Camachofones, Andrei Ladeichikov, Quatro Litros, John Brodie-Good, Ryley Walker,  Itasca, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, J K Rowling, nDavid Bowie, Adam Ant, Elvis,  Neil Nixon, C.O.B. (Clive’s Original Band)
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 209 (Pink Floyd)
    Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
    Issue 207 (Tibet)
    Issue 206 (Raz)
    Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    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 BLOG DOIO-DAH MAN IS TIRED

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
     
    I slept all day and woke at six
    I've not been up to stupid tricks
    but I'm tired, for this particlar freak
    it's been a long, exhausting week
    though yesterday (not off my face)
    I recorded with my acoustic bass
    for the first time ever with my mate Mike
    (if you don't like it take a hike)
    and though it wopn't make me that much thinner
    Shosh is hee for a big dinner
     
     
    Slainte
    jd
     
     
    MIKE DAVIS: The Tangles in your Hair
    PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #189
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Pagan/Wicca- Earth Air...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Weekly #210
     
     
    Gonzo Magazine #210
     
    In this mesmerising issue we look at she who was Nico, Doug was in the audience when it all got weird for Kanye West, so unlike everyone else we can print what REALLY happened, Alan looks at the music scene in Madeira, John was there when Ryley Walker went electric, and Archie was there when Jon had mixed feelings about J K Rowling, but at least he finally likes Paul Simon, (Jon that is, Archie is still undecided).
     
    Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
     
    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. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, but Neil Nixon, Richard Freeman and Strange Daze take rainchecks this week. 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:
    Binky Womack, Richard Palmer-James, Madonna, Steve Rothery Band, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Morrisey, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Craig Douglas Gill, Sharon Lafaye Jones, Hugh McDonald, Donald “Don” Lee Waller,  Walter Howard "Hod" O'Brien, Joe Esposito,  Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Nico, Pink Fairies, Kanye West, Alan Dearling, The Camachofones, Andrei Ladeichikov, Quatro Litros, John Brodie-Good, Ryley Walker,  Itasca, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, J K Rowling, nDavid Bowie, Adam Ant, Elvis,  Neil Nixon, C.O.B. (Clive’s Original Band)
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 209 (Pink Floyd)
    Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
    Issue 207 (Tibet)
    Issue 206 (Raz)
    Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    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 57 who - together with a Jack Russel cvalled Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

    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:

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1684 - Japan's shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa was born. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Long-Lost Tropical Bed Bugs Are Back in the US
  • Less sensitive temperature regulation a key to hib...
  • First-Ever Madagascar Dolphin Fossil Discovered
  • Female chimpanzees employ babysitters to wean youn...
  • Humans proven to recognize partially obscured snak...


  • 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, November 25, 2016

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS HAVING A REST



    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
     
    So, here we are at the end of another week, and true to my word I am NOT going to say what a peculiar one it has been because, it has actually been bordering on the prosaic. But we have a houseful this week: Graham, Corinna, Mother, Julia and I are joined by Shosh and Mike Davis, and I have a visit scheduled from Martin Eve later on today. I got an email this morning asking whether I was excited about Black Friday, and I sent back a reply which I would rather not repeat here.
     
    Dave Brock Interview
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    The Pink Fairies - Uncle Harry's Last Freakout liv...
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Brand X live Cleveland...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Magazine #209
     
    In this bittersweet issue we have a real exclusive: Andy Colquhoun goes through the new Pink Fairies album track by track, Doug writes about Bad Company, Alan goes to Lithuania to visit Kriviu, we find out the stories behind some great Irish ballads, Corinna examines blue suede shoes of every possible description, John celebrates a law change in California and we say farewell to Leon Russell.
     
    And theres more? There's more alright!
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive, and because it has just been the full moon we have an episode of Canterbury Sans Frontieres (I know there should be an accent here, but after years of trying I have given up making said accent compatible with the Gonzo Website coding) . We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, but Neil Nixon, Richard Freeman and Strange Daze take rainchecks this week. 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:
    Paul Simon, Clap! Clap!, The RAZ Band, Us and Them, Clive Langer, Madness, Gong, Marillion, Stick Men, Prog Noir, Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges), Victor Bailey, Mentor Williams, Mose John Allison, Jr., Milton T. "Milt" Okun, Robert "Bob" Armand Walsh, Robert Francis Vaughn, Holly Suzette Dunn, Mahpiya Ska (White Cloud), Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Andy Colquhoun, The Pink Fairies, Bad Company, Alan Dearling, Kriviu 10, John Brodie-Good, Cary Grace, Mr. Biffon, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Xtul, Elvis, Neil Nixon, Del Close and John BrentRead the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
    Issue 207 (Tibet)
    Issue 206 (Raz)
    Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    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 57 who - together with a Jack Russel cvalled Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:



    • IMAX Film Captures Bigfoot In Documentary
      Bigfoot Evidence

      In the IMAX film Great North, a camera captured an unidentifiable figure walking upright. While most believe it's a crew member, this video shows a ...
    • The Mystery of Bigfoot's Big Feet
      Mysterious Universe

      One of the biggest puzzles surrounding the Bigfoot enigma - aside from the issue of what the creatures really are, of course - concerns the feet of the ...
    • The Search For The White Ohio Bigfoot
      Bigfoot Evidence

      Bigfoot Evidence. World's Only 24/7 Bigfoot News Blog: Encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions ... The Search For The White Ohio Bigfoot ...


    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 - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1758 - During the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne at what is now known as Pittsburgh. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Green tree frogs have shown an ability to thrive i...
  • Two-headed sharks are becoming more common and no ...
  • Frog, toad larvae become vegetarian when it is hot...
  • Paralysed monkeys walk again after scientists fit ...


  • 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.)

    Wednesday, November 23, 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.

  • Parrot fossil unearthed in Siberia
  • Climate change is disturbing hundreds of bird spec...

  • Golden eagle numbers close to 'historic' levels
  • 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.