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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, March 14, 2016

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HAS DIFFICULT DECISIONS TO MAKE

The Gonzo Daily - Monday
 
I was in a bit of a tizzy earlier, and I have been asleep for the past few hours which has helped a lot. Things are very complicated here at the moment, and although I cannot talk about it right now I have to make some big decisions over the next day or so. Keep your metaphorical fingers crossed that I make the right one. Meanwhile Dotty Periwinkle has been spayed and chipped and the grownup cats have had their booster injections. It's all go here!
 
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
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Anderson Ponty Band, Featuring Ex-Yes Singer Jon A...
KICKSTARTER OFFERS MUSICIAN FRANK ZAPPA'S HOUSE FO...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Leonard Cohen ~ Dance ...
 
Gonzo Magazine #173
 
Pink Fairies, Beatles, George Martin, Styx, Record Collector, C S Lewis, Bill Malloneee, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out! The news of Keith Emerson's death broke about half an hour after we went to press. We shall be leading a tribute to him next issue, but in the meanime would like to extend our condolences to his loved ones.
 
Pink Fairies action figures are on the front cover, together with an interview with Tony Henderson, the bloke who makes them, inside. Doug writes about Styx, while Jon says goodbue to George Martin, muses about historical technology, and reviews a book by an ex-Archbishop of Canterbury (honestly). John looks forward to Record Store Day, Ray reviews Bill Malloneee. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, and Mack Maloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, Mr Biffo and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons ouyside 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:
Sir George Martin, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Randy Meisner, Bruce Foxton, Paul Weller, Bob Dylan, Brian Johnson, Eric Burdon, John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Sir George Martin, Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, Jonathan James "Jon" English, Joey Martin Feek, John Morthland, Gayle McCormick, Gregg Kofi Brown, Billy Cobham, Kevin Ayres featuring Ollie Halsall, Country Queens, Robert Calvert, Greg Harris, The Kentucky Colonels, Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Michael Livesley and Brainwashing House feat Rick Wakeman, Neil Innes and Susie Honeyman,Tony Henderson, Pink Fairies, Styx, Alan Dearling, Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, My Dad's LPs, John Brodie-Good, Mr Biffo, Ray Boeche, Bill Mallonee, Hawkwind, Xtul, Elvis, Charles-Francois Gounod, Captain Beefheart, Neil Nixon, Donald Bradshaw-Leather, Trolls Bends Fir                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
Issue 165 (David Bowie)
Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
Issue 163 (Lemmy)
Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 159 (Jon 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)
 
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?

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

From CFZ-USA:

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Bigfoot Accidentally Filmed By Florida Skunk Ape Hunter (Video)
Best Florida Bigfoot footage, Florida Bigfoot -Mark inadvertently films a Bigfoot while filming sun-rays under the canopy The Bigfoot in the area hear ...

Bigfoot Chases car in Colorado
So if there are 2 people in the car, one driving and one shooting video, why can't they keep shooting video when they start to panic and hightail it out ...

Tomahawk Take


It was a bright and partly cloudy day. There was a slight breeze blowing in from center field. Spirits were high, enthusiasm was in the air and rumors ...


Bigfoot Investigator Discusses Results Of Infrared Trap Experiment
A lot of researchers speculate that bigfoot may be able to see into the infrared spectrum, and that causes them to avoid trail camera systems that use ...

Bigfoot Looks Through Window Video Review
In 2015, a strange video hit the Internet claiming to show a bigfoot peeking into the window of a home. The person who posted the video claimed they ...


The Life Span Of A Bigfoot: 40 Years
Youtuber Steve, of Steve's Big Squatch Theories and Opinions, gives his theories and opinions on the life span of a bigfoot. To my surprise he took a ...

Possible New Footage Of Florida Bigfoot Caught On Video
The following video was uploaded on the Bigfoot Encounters youtube channel, and is titled. Sasquatch (Skunk Ape) Caught On Tape In Florida USA ...


Alaskan Bush Pilot Watches As Bigfoot Carries Off His Wife
Imagine if you and a loved one were out in the woods somewhere. You turn your back for just a moment, when you hear them scream for help.

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.



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.


  • ARTICLE: Grittily Guarding the Gir's Big Cats
  • NEWSLINK: Big cat in Qatar gives drivers a fright
  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1489 - Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, sold her kingdom to Venice. She was the last of the Lusignan dynasty. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk
  • Michael Morpurgo's charity farm celebrates its 40t...
  • Trend for owning beehives in London is bad for ins...
  • EU referendum: Brexit will diminish UK's ability t...
  • Brown Treesnake Rapid Response Team Deployed to Sa...
  • Biologists identify six new unique species of West...
  • New plan to save rare bees


  • 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)