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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, 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:
     
    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...
     

    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.)