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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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Thursday, September 15, 2016

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS CROSS

The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
 
Bonjour mes amis. For the first time all week I feel mildly compos mentis today, which makes a nice change. This weekend is a Harvest Moon eclipse will be a penumbral lunar eclipse, which is different from a total eclipse. During a total lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the umbra, or the darkest part of the Earth's shadow. This darkens the moon and can cause the moon to appear a red or orange colour. What this means in terms of my head I have no idea, but those people who deny that full moons can effect the mood or behaviour of certain people (including me) truly do not know what they are talking about.
 
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................
 
Ringo Starr on Life as a Beatle
Incubate DIY Conference #4: Steve Ignorant intervi...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Steve Hillage ~ Activa...
Eric Burdon & The Animals - Good Times
 
Gonzo Magazine #199
 
In this magnificently groovy issue Doug goes to see the latest incarnation of Yes and is very impressed, Alan, Jon and Tim bid farewell to the Marmite-like Richard Neville, and John waxes lyrical about Linda Imperial. And Alan goes to a folkie pub and visits Graham Keen’s exhibition 1966 and All That, and interviews the man himself. Jon, on the other hand, finishes Miss Peregrine's peculiar trilogy.
 
Good ‘ere innit?
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive takes a week off. 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:
Richard Neville, Stevie Nicks, David Bowie, Iman, Loretta Lynn, Price, The Revolution, Nico, Velvet Underground, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Clifford Curry Jnr., Gerald E. "Jerry" Heller, Fred Hellerman, Martin Stephenson, Jeff Wayne/Radio Luxembourg, Dee Palmer, Arthur Brown, Rick Wakeman, Pink Fairies, Captain Beefheart, Joe Cocker, Rick Wakeman and Mario Fasciano, Rick Wakeman and Brian May, Barbara Dickson, Yes, Tim Rundall, John Brodie-Good, Linda Imperial Band, Alan Dearling, Graham Keen, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Sheila Chandra and the Ganges Orchestra
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
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 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?

Sept. 14/16 - The Crypto Guru Ronald Murphy and the Crypto Kid

Colin Schneider is a remarkable young man, and the Ohio representative of the CFZ, and is one of the brightest rising stars in the field. Last night he made his talk radio debut



Tonight, being the second Wednesday of the month, it means it's time for one of our most popular guests on Spaced Out Radio. Author Ronald Murphy, also known as the Crypto Guru, brings in the Crypto Kid, Colin Schneider. At 15 years old, he's taking the Cryptid world by storm as he's on the hunt for what is causing cattle mutilations.

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




Child May Have Accidentally Caught Bigfoot on Video in Utah
There's yet another new bigfoot video online. This time the footage is from Provo, Utah, and it was taken by a child playing with an iPad in a car.

... YouTube saying she is now a believer after seeing the video her daughter shot. She claims Bigfoot is running around in a cornfield in Utah County.

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.




NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



Amateur photographer claims to have taken one of the most convincing photos of the Loch Ness ...
The moment that three monster-like humps rise out of the waters of Loch Ness has been captured on film by amateur photographer Ian Bremner ...

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1776 - British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Migrant Lizard, Having Made It in New York, Heads ...
  • 'Sleeping Beauty' Frog with Bright Red Groin Disco...
  • Obama to create world's largest protected marine a...
  • American pika vanishing from western US as 'habita...
  • England's best-loved wildlife still in serious dec...
  • The extension of the badger cull is horribly cruel...


  • 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)