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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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Friday, December 15, 2017

Gonzo Weekly #265/6

Gonzo Weekly #265/6
THE CHRISTMAS DOUBLE ISSUE
 
As we approach Christmas, we present a special double issue in which we talk to Tony Klinger about his work with The Who, on ‘The Kids are Alright’ and print an exclusive excerpt from his book, Alan gets all Christmassy with Charlie Manson, and the legendary Jim Dickinson, John has a Martian Christmas with Paul Kantner and looks back over the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Summer of Love, Jon waxes lyrical about The OA, Timothy Leary and Stranger Things, Richard writes about Steve Kimock, and Amy explains Yuletide plants.
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney AND Strange Fruit, AND Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who are not good at household electrics, 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:
 
The OA, Stranger Things, The Beatles, John Lennon, Trevor Horn, Jools Holland, Eric Clapton, Lili Fini Zanuck, Cecil Williamson, Patti Smith, John Prine, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Status Quo, Francis Rossi, REM, The Cure, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Keith Chegwin, Maxwell Frank Clifford, James Marcellus Arthur "Sunny" Murray, Sir Christus (Jukka Kristian Mikkonen) Magnus Bergdahl, Leon Rhodes, Patrick Michael DiNizio, Willie Pickens, Warrel Dane, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Tony Klinger, The Who, Alan Dearling, Phil Bayliss,  James Luther Dickinson, John Brodie-Good, Country Joe McDonald, Hot Tuna, Paul Kantner, Jefferson Starship, Richard Foreman, Steve Kimock, Charles Manson, Dennis Wilson, Phil Kaufman, Terry Melcher, Bobby Beausoleil, Catherine Gillies,  Charlene Cafritz, Marilyn Manson, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Cabaret Voltaire, Nick Redfern, Defending the Realm: MI5 and The Shayler Affair, Mark Hollingsworth, Nick Fielding, Sex Pistols, David Shayler, The Clash, UB40, Kev Rowland, Silhouette, Tankard, Threat Signal, Antisect, Trojan Horse, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, 36 Crazyfists, The Walking Dead, Whitewater, With the Dead, Wobbler, Zud, Aosoth, Atoll, b.o.s.c.h., Bigfoot, Blaze of Perdition, Charcoal Tongue, Curse the Fall, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Amy Phillipson, John Higgs, Timothy Leary, Kylie Minogue
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 264 (John McLaughlin)
Issue 263 (The magic Band)
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
 
 
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 58 who - together with a Jack Russell called 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?

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.

Can Markets Save the West’s Most Controversial Bir...

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.



THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS NOT ENJOYING HIMSELF PARTICULARLY

The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
 
And so, what is euphemistically known as 'The Festive Season' is trundling inexorably towards us like a bad tempered water buffalo on quetiapine. The Christmas double issue of Gonzo Weekly comes out tonight, following which the next issue of the magazine will be another double issue on the 6th of January, after which we return to some semblance of normality. However, the week after, I am scheduled to be doing two days filming with – of all people – one of Britain’s leading computer game manufacturers, so I am not promising that we will return completely to normal, even by then. Although it is not a time of the year of which I am fond, I do like to take the opportunity to spend some time with my loved ones (as well my friends Mr Smirnoff and Mr J. Daniels and Mr Tesco Brandy-Flavoured-Gutrot), and so neither the Gonzo Weekly office or the CFZ office will be fully functioning for the remainder of the year, but I will be in most days for an hour or two and can be contacted should anything urgent arise.
 
Episode 86 of OTT will be out next week, and I have every expectation that the next issue of A&M will be out before the end of the year.
 
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
 
 
And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
 
But for now, here is the news:
 
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Rachmaninoff: Piano Co...
COMING THIS WEEKEND
Marlene Dietrich full interview
DON PRESTON NEWS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
 
Gonzo Weekly #264
THE INNER MOUNTING ISSUE
 
As we approach Christmas, guitar legend John McLaughlin does something truly special, Mr Dearling goes to Parliament and sees an art exhibition in a railway station, Jon muses on Judge Smith's new film, we send Robert Schneck to a desert island, Jeremy reviews Larry Wallis and John listens to Quicksilver Messenger Service!
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney AND Strange Fruit, AND Friday Night Progressive AND (because it was a full moon last week) Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who are not good at household electrics, 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:
 
Judge Smith, Adam Horovitz, Israel Horovitz, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Downes Braid Association, Yoko Ono, Jarvis Cocker, Neil Young, The Beatles, Yes, Cruise to the Edge, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jean-Philippe Leo Smet (Johnny Hallyday, Christine Margaret Keeler, Carles Santos, Norihiko Hashida, James Mundell Lowe, Robert "Bilbo" Walker Jr., Magin Diaz Garcia, Michael I, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, John McLaughlin, Alan Dearling, Waterloo Station, All Party Parliamentary Writers' Group (APWG), Wojciech Grajkowski, Agnes Monod-Gayraud, Cressida Cowell, David Freiberg's Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Brodie-Good, Jeremy Smith, Larry Wallis, Kev Rowland, Monster Magnet, Quiet Riot, Ric Sanders, Rafael Senra, Quantum Fantay, Carol Albert, Catherine Howe, Hawkwind, Jimmy Durante, Katy Perry, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Beyonce, Neil Nixon
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 263 (The magic Band)
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
 
 
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 58 who - together with a Jack Russell called 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?

THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




Because the Tasmanian tiger was a marsupial—a mammal with a pouch—the specimen could be preserved in its entirety, allowing researchers to extract DNA to sequence the thylacine genome. Pask says the results provide the first full genetic blueprint of the largest Australian apex predator to survive ...

The Tasmanian tiger – or thylacine – looked like a dog, had stripes like a tiger and carried its young in a pouch like a kangaroo. This strange creature went extinct in the early 20th century. The last thylacine died in captivity at Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, in 1936, just a few years after humans had hunted it to ...

A stuffed Tasmanian tiger (Thylacine), declared extinct in 1936. – AFP. “As this genome is one of the most complete for an extinct species, it is technically the first step to 'bringing the thylacine back', but we are still a long way off that possibility.” The animal was once widespread across Australia, but was ...


THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA

  • DRAGONS OF DIFFERENT HUES
  • GIRL WHO BECAME A CHENOO
  • WHAT IS THE MAMLAMBO?
  • LEGEND OF THE BIG GRAY MAN OF BEN MACDUI
  • WRITINGS OF ALAN GARNER
  • YULE-BOCK: SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS GOAT
  • HORSEMAN SEES BIGFOOT
  • HAVE THEY INVENTED INVISIBILITY CLOAK?
  • REPTILIAN COMMANDOS
  • FORTHCOMING BIGFOOT DOCUMENTARY
  • TOOTHMOUSE OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • FOLKLORE IN "THE LORD OF THE RINGS"
  • SEA SERPENTS
  • WEREWOLVES
  • VAMPIRES IN NEW ENGLAND
  • BIGFOOT IN VIRGINIA
  • BIGFOOT AT RUBY CREEK
  • NEW STRICKLER BOOK AVAILABLE
  • OMUAMUA - AN ALIEN PROBE?
  • BIGFOOT MUSEUM OPENS
  • BLACK BIGFOOT REPORTED
  • ANIMAL FOLKLORE AT CHRISTMAS
  • BIGFOOT IN MONTANA
  • THE SCREAM OF BIGFOOT
  • LITTLE PEOPLE OF CROW LEGEND
  • FLORIDA SEA MONSTERS
  • WHAT'S IN THE SKY?
  • UNKNOWN CREATURES IN PETROGLYPHS
  • A VERY WEIRD EXPERIENCE
  • AIR-EATING BACTERIUM DISCOVERED
  • YETI TEST QUESTIONED
  • GOLEM OF PRAGUE
  • DEER WOMAN
  • TAILED MEN
  • HAVE HUMANS AND ORANG-UTANS INTERBRED?
  • FERAL CHILDREN
  • BIGFOOT IN CUL-DE-SAC
  • BIGFOOT RAIDS TROUT FORM
  • BIGFOOT - A CHRISTMAS ENCOUNTER
  • WATER WITHIN THE EARTH
  • DOGMAN ENCOUNTER AFTER UFO SIGHTING
  • BLUE PLANET II
  • NEW SPECIES OF FROG DISCOVERED
  • MONSTROSITY AT BRUNGLE CREEK
  • SASQUATCH SIGHTINGS
  • TNT AREA - MOTHMAN LOCALE
  • UNKNOWN HOMININ SPECIES
  • MAP OF BRITISH FAIRY SIGHTINGS
  • KECKSBURG UFO INCIDENT
  • DID ALIENS SAVE OUR PLANET - TWICE?
  • HEART-RENDING PICTURE DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING
  • BAZINGA!
  • JERSEY DEVIL LEGEND
  • BOQS - MYSTERY PRIMATE
  • WINGED SNAKES - DO THEY EXIST?
  • ALLEGED BIGFOOT TRACKS
  • 911 CALLS AND BIGFOOT
  • STRANGE DUCK (OR GOOSE) IN NASHVILLE
  • WHAT WAS SYLVIORNIS NOVAECALEDONIAE?
  • UNEXPECTED BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER
  • A VERY STRANGE EXPERIENCE
  • BIGFOOT IN ILLINOIS
  • WILDMEN IN SCOTLAND
  • ADOLESCENT WEREWOLF IN ENGLAND?
  • DOG-BADGER HYBRID
  • MEN-IN-BLACK: GOVERNMENT FILES
  • BIGFOOT AND TROLLS
  • ALIENS IN NEW ENGLAND
  • GARGOYLE REPORTED IN CHICAGO SUBURB
  • NEW RENDELSHAM WITNESS
  • LITTLE PEOPLE/FAIRIES - NATIVE AMERICAN BELIEFS
  • BIGFOOT STATUE ERECTED

  • NEW PREHISTORIC SPECIES DISCOVERED
  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1654 - A meteorological office established in Tuscany began recording daily temperature readings. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect '...
  • Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises ext...
  • Common jellyfish is actually two species, scientis...
  • 'Hairy' Microbes Named for Rush Members Are Living...
  • New butterfly species discovered in Russia with 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).

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    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.



    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS ON SCHEDULE

    The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
     
    The last 24 hours have been difficult ones: one friend has terminal cancer, another has relationship problems and is presently flying across the Atlantic to sort them all out. Less importantly, we filmed all yesterday afternoon, Graham has done his back in, and I am not allowed to eat cake. I have done my best to help my two friends in their times of need, and to get on with preparations for all the work that needs to be done before what is euphemistically known as "The Festive Season". I am also owed a considerable sum of money from three different people. The first payment is due today, the second tomorrow, and I have my fingers crossed that it will all come through when it is meant to, otherwise I shall be up der Shitenstrasse ohne ein paddle!
     
    Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
     
     
    And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
     
    But for now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Heavy Drinkers - The ...
    MARTIN STEPHENSON NEWS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    FAIRPORT CONVENTION NEWS
    LEONARD COHEN NEWS
     
    Gonzo Weekly #264
    THE INNER MOUNTING ISSUE
     
    As we approach Christmas, guitar legend John McLaughlin does something truly special, Mr Dearling goes to Parliament and sees an art exhibition in a railway station, Jon muses on Judge Smith's new film, we send Robert Schneck to a desert island, Jeremy reviews Larry Wallis and John listens to Quicksilver Messenger Service!
     
    Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney AND Strange Fruit, AND Friday Night Progressive AND (because it was a full moon last week) Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who are not good at household electrics, 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:
     
    Judge Smith, Adam Horovitz, Israel Horovitz, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Downes Braid Association, Yoko Ono, Jarvis Cocker, Neil Young, The Beatles, Yes, Cruise to the Edge, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jean-Philippe Leo Smet (Johnny Hallyday, Christine Margaret Keeler, Carles Santos, Norihiko Hashida, James Mundell Lowe, Robert "Bilbo" Walker Jr., Magin Diaz Garcia, Michael I, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, John McLaughlin, Alan Dearling, Waterloo Station, All Party Parliamentary Writers' Group (APWG), Wojciech Grajkowski, Agnes Monod-Gayraud, Cressida Cowell, David Freiberg's Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Brodie-Good, Jeremy Smith, Larry Wallis, Kev Rowland, Monster Magnet, Quiet Riot, Ric Sanders, Rafael Senra, Quantum Fantay, Carol Albert, Catherine Howe, Hawkwind, Jimmy Durante, Katy Perry, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Beyonce, Neil Nixon
     
    And the last few issues are:
     
    Issue 263 (The magic Band)
    Issue 262 (DikMik)
    Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
    Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
    Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
    Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
    Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
    Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
    Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
    Issue 252 (Cropredy)
    Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
    Issue 250 (Jamms)
    Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
    Issue 248 (The Selecter)
    Issue 247 (Don Airey)
    Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
    Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
     
     
    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 58 who - together with a Jack Russell called 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?

    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS



    This is a 109-year-old specimen of a young pouch thylacine (aka the Tassie Tiger) from Museums Victoria. It is special because it has much more intact DNA than other specimens, enabling scientists at The University of Melbourne to piece together the entire genetic sequence of the thylacine for the first ...
    "Our hope is that there is a lot the thylacine can tell us about the genetic basis of extinction to help other species," said University of Melbourne biologist Andrew Pask, co-author of a study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. Pask added the research may eventually enable scientists to clone the ...

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    Is this PROOF of Bigfoot? Video released of MASSIVE 'head'
    While another admired his "creation", saying: "Your artistic skills always amaze me. I love your bigfoot videos, they're great!" “Yes I do joke around, but this is real”. Peter Caine. The video was uploaded yesterday to YouTube on Peter's channel with the title “Bigfoot head, frozen since 1953. The only proof ...

    Guy Shows Off Bigfoot Head Frozen Since 1953
    This guy claims that his father killed a Bigfoot back in 1953 and then chopped up the body in order to bring it home and freeze it. Sounds legit. In the beginning of 2017 this same guy showed the world a massive foot that allegedly came from the creature. This Bigfoot head weighs around 120 pounds.

    Mountain Beast Mysteries
    Mountain Beast Mysteries: Bigfoot Bodies. Mountain Beast Mysteries writes “Good evening folks! Tonight I reveal some awesome news for kicking off the new year as well as a quick discussion on the topic of BIGFOOT BODIES!! Why the heck aren't we finding them?” ...

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1503 - Physician, astrologer and clairvoyant Nostradamus was born at St. Remy, Provence, France. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Common jellyfish is actually two species, scientis...
  • 'Hairy' Microbes Named for Rush Members Are Living...
  • New butterfly species discovered in Russia with an...
  • Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?


  • 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, December 13, 2017

    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.





    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS STEADFAST

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
     
    Yesterday my shocking lifestyle caught up with me. The practise nurse at my GP's surgery in Bideford, called me out over my ongoing history of substance abuse. The substance in question being cake! Apparently since I quit smoking my blood pressure is the best it has ever been, but my blood sugar is through the bleeding roof! I had hoped that the massive amounts of diabetic medicine that I am on each day would negate the effects of a teensy bit of light hearted comfort eating...But apparently not. Pancreases huh?
     
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    YES NEWS
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    Gonzo Weekly #264
    THE INNER MOUNTING ISSUE
     
    As we approach Christmas, guitar legend John McLaughlin does something truly special, Mr Dearling goes to Parliament and sees an art exhibition in a railway station, Jon muses on Judge Smith's new film, we send Robert Schneck to a desert island, Jeremy reviews Larry Wallis and John listens to Quicksilver Messenger Service!
     
    Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney AND Strange Fruit, AND Friday Night Progressive AND (because it was a full moon last week) Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have blown a fuse (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who are not good at household electrics, 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!!!
     
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    Judge Smith, Adam Horovitz, Israel Horovitz, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Downes Braid Association, Yoko Ono, Jarvis Cocker, Neil Young, The Beatles, Yes, Cruise to the Edge, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jean-Philippe Leo Smet (Johnny Hallyday, Christine Margaret Keeler, Carles Santos, Norihiko Hashida, James Mundell Lowe, Robert "Bilbo" Walker Jr., Magin Diaz Garcia, Michael I, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, John McLaughlin, Alan Dearling, Waterloo Station, All Party Parliamentary Writers' Group (APWG), Wojciech Grajkowski, Agnes Monod-Gayraud, Cressida Cowell, David Freiberg's Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Brodie-Good, Jeremy Smith, Larry Wallis, Kev Rowland, Monster Magnet, Quiet Riot, Ric Sanders, Rafael Senra, Quantum Fantay, Carol Albert, Catherine Howe, Hawkwind, Jimmy Durante, Katy Perry, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Beyonce, Neil Nixon
     
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    Issue 263 (The magic Band)
    Issue 262 (DikMik)
    Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
    Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
    Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
    Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
    Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
    Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
    Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
    Issue 252 (Cropredy)
    Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
    Issue 250 (Jamms)
    Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
    Issue 248 (The Selecter)
    Issue 247 (Don Airey)
    Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
    Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
     
     
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    CRYPTOLINK: We think its a turtle.

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    The Daily Star says:

    Mystery giant 'HUMAN-LIKE creature' spotted poking head out of river

    FOOTAGE has emerged of an unknown human-like creature floating in a river popular among fishermen.
    We say:

    It's a Turtle

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/666484/Mystery-sea-creature-human-like-animal-spotted-in-Australian-river-video

    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS



    In other words, the last ice age may have doomed the Tasmanian tiger long before "European settlers deemed the thylacine a threat to the Tasmanian sheep industry and the government aggressively targeted it for eradication by offering a £1.00 bounty for each animal killed," the Nature study notes.
    Dr Mark Eldridge, a marsupial expert with the Australian Museum Research Institute who was not involved in the study, suggests that when Tasmanian tigers evolved, there was no apex predator in Australia. The tiger essentially evolved to fill a gap in the market. "What the thylacine has done is fill that ...

    An international team of researchers led by associate professor Andrew Pask from the University of Melbourne used DNA from the 106-year-old preserved remains of a juvenile thylacine or Tasmanian tiger to sequence the animal's genome, making it one of the most complete genetic blueprints for an ...
    The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the thylacine, was unique. It was the largest marsupial predator that survived into recent times. Sadly it was hunted to extinction in the wild, and the last known Tasmanian tiger died in captivity in 1936. In a paper published in Nature Ecology and Evolution today, my ...