Thursday, December 14, 2017
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 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!
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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!
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)
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DNA analysis provides insight into Thylacine evolution, demography
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 ...
Tasmanian tiger doomed long befre humans came along
"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 ...
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:30 PM
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?” ...
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:07 PM
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
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And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk
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).
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:30 AM