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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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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Gonzo Magazine #232

Gonzo Magazine #232
THE COR BABY THAT'S REALLY STRANGE AND WEARD ISSUE
And so, in this week's peculiar issue, We interview Roy Weard about his remarkable new album, Alan discusses rhythms of the world, John waxes lyrical about Moonalice and we send the legendary Richard Strange to a desert island. Graham explains the latest twists and turns in the saga of Hawkwind and Jon discovers that Every Record tells a Story! and learns about the horrific world of Internet Vigilantes.
Groovy huh?
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
Frank Zappa, Every Record Tells A Story, Deep Purple, Don Airey, Queen + Adam Lambert, Elton John, The Kills, Gruff Rhys, Clinic, Nadine Shah, Fat White Family & Wild Beasts, John Cale, Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Michael Jackson, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Leo Baxendale, Frank Dostal, Calep H. Emphrey Jr., Robert Maynard Pirsig, Emmie Beckitt and Rick Wakeman, Supertramp, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Alan Dearling, Marco Faddo, Trilok Gurtu, Jan Garbarek Group, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead, Rhythm Devils, Brian Jones, Denis Kigongo, UzBand, David Byrne, John Brodie-Good, Moonalice & Doobie Decibel System, Kev Rowland, Solitary, Ape Shifter, Artemiy Artemiev & Karda, Axel Rudi Pell, Barock Project, Richard "Kid" Strange, Doctors of Madness, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, The Beatles, Cocteau Twins, Franz Ferdinand, The Who, Pink Floyd, Neil Nixon, Cut Chemist, Gorillaz
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
Issue 224 (Hibernal)
Issue 223 (Beatles)
Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
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 DOO-DAH MAN JUST IS. ALRIGHT?

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
 
It's Sunday, and it's now May Eve
the year's gone so fast I don't believe,
but there is one thing you should know, my friend
we're doing the Beltane Fire next weekend.
 
Slainte
 
PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #208
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Ύμνοι εις την Θεοτόκον...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Frank Zappa - Lost Interview - McCarthy, Elvis & R...
Gonzo Magazine #232
 
Gonzo Magazine #232
THE COR BABY THAT'S REALLY STRANGE AND WEARD ISSUE
 
And so, in this week's peculiar issue, We interview Roy Weard about his remarkable new album, Alan discusses rhythms of the world, John waxes lyrical about Moonalice and we send the legendary Richard Strange to a desert island. Graham explains the latest twists and turns in the saga of Hawkwind and Jon discovers that Every Record tells a Story! and learns about the horrific world of Internet Vigilantes.
 
Groovy huh?
 
It’s all free!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
 
Frank Zappa, Every Record Tells A Story, Deep Purple, Don Airey, Queen + Adam Lambert, Elton John, The Kills, Gruff Rhys, Clinic, Nadine Shah, Fat White Family & Wild Beasts, John Cale, Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Michael Jackson, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Leo Baxendale, Frank Dostal, Calep H. Emphrey Jr., Robert Maynard Pirsig, Emmie Beckitt and Rick Wakeman, Supertramp, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Alan Dearling, Marco Faddo, Trilok Gurtu, Jan Garbarek Group, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead, Rhythm Devils, Brian Jones, Denis Kigongo, UzBand, David Byrne, John Brodie-Good, Moonalice & Doobie Decibel System, Kev Rowland, Solitary, Ape Shifter, Artemiy Artemiev & Karda, Axel Rudi Pell, Barock Project, Richard "Kid" Strange, Doctors of Madness, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, The Beatles, Cocteau Twins, Franz Ferdinand, The Who, Pink Floyd, Neil Nixon, Cut Chemist, Gorillaz
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
Issue 224 (Hibernal)
Issue 223 (Beatles)
Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
 
 
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 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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1250 - King Louis IX of France was ransomed for one million dollars. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Tarantulas use their lateral eyes to calculate dis...
  • Recovering species must be celebrated or we risk r...
  • Genetic evidence points to nocturnal early mammals...
  • Sea Urchins Launch Their Weird Mobile Jaws to Scar...
  • Hunt Kicks Off for 'Teddy Bear' Marsupial and Othe...


  • 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.)

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    SUPER SLUGS IN BRITAIN

    A new kind of slug has entered the British biosphere.  Apparently a single Spanish slug has somehow entered the UK.  This creature has mated with every slug it could get hold of and fathered a huge number of offspring who are bigger and more harmful to plants and crops than the aboriginal variety.  We shall have to see what will transpire.


    Slug

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. 

    There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

    The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking.

  • NEWSLINK: State’s help a 'must' to realise tiger r...
  • NEWSLINK: Bir Talab Zoo to welcome three big cats ...

  • ARTICLE: Turpentine Creek refuge: Where 100 big ca...
  • FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology? 

    Well, everything, actually! 

     In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.


    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    Three True Bigfoot Stories
    Man see Bigfoot while driving on HWy 190 LA, Bigfoot researchers get what they are looking for plus some extra.

    Bigfoot caught on tape (Video)
    Blackout !!... UFO Caught on Camera (Real UFO Footage) UFO... Real Ghost Videos | Ghost In School |... Next. Videos. Bigfoot caught on tape (Video) ...

    One user wrote: “Bigfoot makes those loud banging noises to scare people away, so it wouldn't surprise me in the least if it were a Bigfoot.”.

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS LOST

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
     
    Disappointing news today. The first Scandinavian Weird Weekend has been cancelled. It is a shame after all of Lars' hard work, and we want to thank him publically for all his efforts. He is a dear chap and both Corinna and I are very fond of him, and it is sad that we won't be seeing him this summer after all. In slightly better news, the new Gorillaz album is out today and I have cake.
     
    And now, here is the news:
     
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    Frank Zappa - Lost Interview - Early Influences (1...
    BADFINGER IN THE NEWS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Fairport Convention ~ ...
     
    Gonzo Magazine #231
    THE BALTIC BOOGIE ISSUE
     
    And so, in this especially poignant issue, we say goodbye to Allan Holdsworth, explore the wilder side of Balkan street art with Alan, muse about Auld Man's Baccie, discover why The Grateful Dead did NOT sponsor the Lithuanian Basketball Team, we go to Dreadzone with John, and read books about The Beatles, The Bay City Rollers, and Brian Jones.
     
    Groovy huh?
     
    It’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
     
    Auld Man's Baccie, Prince, Ann Wilson, Dean Wetter, Heart, Radiohead, David Bowie, V&A, Yes, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Allan Holdsworthy, Sylvia Rose Moy, Bruce Langhorne, Barry ‘Frosty’ Smith, Pat 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick, Cuba Gooding Sr., Emmie Beckitt and Rick Wakeman, Supertramp, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Alan Dearling, Lithuania, John Brodie-Good, Dreadzone, Kev  Rowland, Soniq Theater, The Hollowmen, Overkill, Mr. Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Olivia McCarthy, Martin Springett, Bay City Rollers, The Beatles, Brian Jones, Woodstock, Fender, Gwen Steffani, Neil Nixon, Culturcide
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 230 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
    Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
    Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
    Issue 224 (Hibernal)
    Issue 223 (Beatles)
    Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
    Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
    Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
    Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
     
     
    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 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?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1282 - Villagers in Palermo led a revolt against French rule in Sicily. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • David Attenborough’s ‘Guardian headline’ halts Bor...
  • Naked mole-rats just keep getting weirder and weir...
  • Giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservatio...
  • Space bullethead parrotfish use is influenced more...
  • Bears breed across species borders


  • 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, April 27, 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.





    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    ... video filmed by two youngsters named Lucas and Jeroen was shot at a Dutch national park, with some speculating that they have glimpsed Bigfoot.

    Raw footage: Hunters run into Bigfoot
    Examining our video called rolling hills area 3. In the video on the way out to the vehicle a friend notices some things. you will see walking. Possible ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS MORE METICULOUS THAN USUAL

    The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
    And so Shoshannah is here for a couple of days, which is jolly nice. And I was up late last night doing stuff to Tony Klinger's excellent new novel. It is totally gripping. Apart from that? Ummmmmmmmmm....
    And now, here is the news:
    Beatles interview 1969
    FOR THOSE OF YOU UNABLE TO ACCESS YESTERDAY'S BLOG...
    Pink Fairies / Naked Radio - CD review
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Lana Lane - Stargazer...
    Gonzo Magazine #231
    THE BALTIC BOOGIE ISSUE
    And so, in this especially poignant issue, we say goodbye to Allan Holdsworth, explore the wilder side of Balkan street art with Alan, muse about Auld Man's Baccie, discover why The Grateful Dead did NOT sponsor the Lithuanian Basketball Team, we go to Dreadzone with John, and read books about The Beatles, The Bay City Rollers, and Brian Jones.
    Groovy huh?
    It’s all free!
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
    Auld Man's Baccie, Prince, Ann Wilson, Dean Wetter, Heart, Radiohead, David Bowie, V&A, Yes, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Allan Holdsworthy, Sylvia Rose Moy, Bruce Langhorne, Barry ‘Frosty’ Smith, Pat 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick, Cuba Gooding Sr., Emmie Beckitt and Rick Wakeman, Supertramp, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Alan Dearling, Lithuania, John Brodie-Good, Dreadzone, Kev  Rowland, Soniq Theater, The Hollowmen, Overkill, Mr. Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Olivia McCarthy, Martin Springett, Bay City Rollers, The Beatles, Brian Jones, Woodstock, Fender, Gwen Steffani, Neil Nixon, Culturcide
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 230 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
    Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
    Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
    Issue 224 (Hibernal)
    Issue 223 (Beatles)
    Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
    Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
    Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
    Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
    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 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?

    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: Turpentine Creek refuge: Where 100 big ca...
  • PHOTO: Paw print proof of Austinmer panther?


  • VIDEO: A Rare Glimpse of Three Snow Leopards Snugg.
  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1296 - The Scots were defeated by Edward I at the Battle of Dunbar. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • In a Dragon’s Blood, Scientists Discover a Potenti...
  • Could frog snot cure the flu? Scientists discover ...
  • Two in the pack: No changes for Isle Royale wolves...
  • Crime 'threatens nearly half the world's natural h...
  • 'Perfect storm' threatens Europe's salama


  • 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, April 26, 2017

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS CONCERNED

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
     
    I have just had a really pleasant chat with Tim Bowness of NoMan and a dozen other interesting projects. I have followed his work for years, and met him a few years ago at a festival in Kent. And so I was very much looking forward to our conversation, which didn't even slightly disappoint. However, when I reminded him of our meeting, he gently told me that he hadn't been anywhere near that festival. And so, for the past four years, when I have told people that I met Tim from NoMan I have been unwittingly telling porkies.
     
    I wonder who it actually was that I met?
     
    And now, here is the news:
     
  • Robert Calvert - Ramblings at Dawn, 1982 Interview...
  • http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/robert-calvert-ramblings-at-dawn-1982.html
  • RICK WAKEMAN INTERVIEW
  • http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/rick-wakeman-interview.html
  • CORKY LAING INTERVIEW
  • http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/corky-laing-interview.html
  • THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
  • http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_26.html
  • THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: That Legendary Wooden...
  • http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/the-gonzo-track-of-day-that-legendary.html
  •  
    Gonzo Magazine #231
    THE BALTIC BOOGIE ISSUE
     
    And so, in this especially poignant issue, we say goodbye to Allan Holdsworth, explore the wilder side of Balkan street art with Alan, muse about Auld Man's Baccie, discover why The Grateful Dead did NOT sponsor the Lithuanian Basketball Team, we go to Dreadzone with John, and read books about The Beatles, The Bay City Rollers, and Brian Jones.
     
    Groovy huh?
     
    It’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
     
    Auld Man's Baccie, Prince, Ann Wilson, Dean Wetter, Heart, Radiohead, David Bowie, V&A, Yes, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Allan Holdsworthy, Sylvia Rose Moy, Bruce Langhorne, Barry ‘Frosty’ Smith, Pat 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick, Cuba Gooding Sr., Emmie Beckitt and Rick Wakeman, Supertramp, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Alan Dearling, Lithuania, John Brodie-Good, Dreadzone, Kev  Rowland, Soniq Theater, The Hollowmen, Overkill, Mr. Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Olivia McCarthy, Martin Springett, Bay City Rollers, The Beatles, Brian Jones, Woodstock, Fender, Gwen Steffani, Neil Nixon, Culturcide
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
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    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.

  • VIDEO: A Rare Glimpse of Three Snow Leopards Snugg...
  • ARTICLE: On the trail of pumas in Chile’s wild sou...

  • ARTICLE: Counting the Tiger, Correctly: Will the G...
  • 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.



    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




    In the generally accepted story, the last thylacine, a marsupial carnivore from Australia, died in captivity in 1930's. The species was officially declared ...

    A small envelope of Thylacine hairs found in a cabinet of microscope slides and other samples could lead to proof that Tasmanian tigers are still living- ...

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Real or Hoax? The Paul Freeman Bigfoot Footage
    In 1994, a man in the Blue Mountains of Washington state captured on video the images of what some argue to be a clear image of Bigfoot.

    This Bigfoot Recording is Super Creepy
    Bigfoot audio really freaks me out. The imagination can easily run away with what you're hearing. One of the creepiest things to hear is something big ...

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1478 - Pazzi conspirators attacked Lorenzo and killed Giuliano de'Medici. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Court sides with reptile keepers against giant sna...
  • Climate Change Could Be Responsible For Too Many F...
  • Foxes surge into England's towns and cities
  • Researchers create red-eyed mutant wasps
  • ‘Unicorn of mollusks’ found in the Philippines
  • Key leopard population 'crashing', stu


  • 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, April 24, 2017

    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS


    Video footage released last year purporting to show a Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, roaming the Adelaide Hills was released to a mixture of ...

    A group of researchers took part in the Thylacine Cloning Project at the Australian Museum. The team collected tissue samples from a female ...

    The Tasmanian tiger, also called Tasmanian wolf and thylacine, was neither a tiger nor a wolf, but a marsupial, and closely related to the Tasmanian ...

    Not to be confused with the Tasmanian devil, the Tasmanian tiger or thylacine once occupied most of Australia with a small isolated population ...

    Waters says he was stalked by a thylacine for about half an hour, while taking his dog for a walk through the bush. He said that, at one stage, he was at ...

    The thylacine, aka Tasmanian tiger, was thought to go extinct in 1936. However, a research team at Australia's James Cook University has hope that ...

    CRYPTOLINK: Bigfoot, Tasmanian tigers and night parrots: Searching for the mythical or mysterious

    A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 

    Bigfoot, Tasmanian tigers and night parrots: Searching for the mythical or mysterious
    It's remarkable how little we know about Earth. How many species do we share this planet with? We don't know, but estimates vary from millions to a ...