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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, July 22, 2018

Gonzo Weekly #295-6

Gonzo Weekly #295-6
THE BANISHING THE SUMMERTIME BLUES BUMPER ISSUE
In this remarkably eclectic issue, Kev interviews the  legendary Robert Berry about 3, his  relationship with Keith Emerson and more. Alan goes to Holmesfest, Richard goes to the New Forest Folk Festival, and John goes to The Moon. Doug investigates Depeche Mode, Jon asks why YouTube is so cruel, and wonders whether Joan Aiken was the mother of Steampunk, and questions whether anyone will get his Dornford Yates joke... YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!

#Hail Eris!

And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands, the irrepressible Corinna, Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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 Countryside Alliance, Alice Cooper, Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Fish, Suede, Paul Simon, Pussy Riot, Paul Weller, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Theryl DeClouet, Stanley Jospeh Lewis, Ponty Bone, K Rani, David Clive King, Carl Stefan Demert, Stuart Oliver Knussen, CBE, Brett Hoffman, Garry Lowe, Hayley Stephens, Depeche Mode, Vlatko Ilievski, Vince Martin, Francois Budet, James Edward Malloy, Adrian Cronauer, Saman Kunan, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Kev Rowland, Robert Berry, Keith Emerson, Jethro Tull, Alan Dearling, Holmesfest, Dripp, Loco Bee, Lifeline, Ariel Posen, Chloe Wightman, Oliver Payn, Sarah Howells, Dean James and the Black Dogs, Bryde, Bwani Junction, Richard Foreman, New Forest Folk Festival, Gilmore and Roberts, Green Diesel,  Edwina Hayes, Ward Thomas, Burgess, Nicol and Kemp, Southampton Ukelele Jam, Winter Wilson, Hunter Muskett, Coco and the Butterfields, Reg Meuross, Julie Felix, TRADarrr, Matt Black, Tenderlore, Chris Leslie, The Gerry Colvin Band, Dean Friedman, Little Johnny England, Feast of Fiddles, John Brodie-Good, Museum of the Moon, Mancunian Candidate, Maverick, UPF, Universe Infinity, Unruly Child, Vantomme, Vespero, Zero for Conduct, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken, Elvis, Allman Brothers, Muse, Neil Nixon, Billy Fury

And the last few issues are:

Issue 295 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)

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.

HOPPING HENS AT GONZO

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
It's Sunday so again its time
to do the daily blogs in rhyme:
Richard's back from Tajikistan,
In half an hour we'll see the man
and listen to his traveller's tales,
the successes and the fails
and whether the news is good or black,
you'll see it all on On The Track...
Changing the subject completely, is there anyone reading this who has any experience in coding apps? Even more importantly, if you do, would you be prepared to lend your expertise to us for a few hours? Email me please at jon@eclipse.co.uk.
OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:
For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
And, yes,
CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
UK
US
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
Our webTV show:
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #295-6
THE BANISHING THE SUMMERTIME BLUES BUMPER ISSUE
In this remarkably eclectic issue, Kev interviews the  legendary Robert Berry about 3, his  relationship with Keith Emerson and more. Alan goes to Holmesfest, Richard goes to the New Forest Folk Festival, and John goes to The Moon. Doug investigates Depeche Mode, Jon asks why YouTube is so cruel, and wonders whether Joan Aiken was the mother of Steampunk, and questions whether anyone will get his Dornford Yates joke... YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!
#Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands, the irrepressible Corinna, Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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 Countryside Alliance, Alice Cooper, Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Fish, Suede, Paul Simon, Pussy Riot, Paul Weller, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Theryl DeClouet, Stanley Jospeh Lewis, Ponty Bone, K Rani, David Clive King, Carl Stefan Demert, Stuart Oliver Knussen, CBE, Brett Hoffman, Garry Lowe, Hayley Stephens, Depeche Mode, Vlatko Ilievski, Vince Martin, Francois Budet, James Edward Malloy, Adrian Cronauer, Saman Kunan, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Kev Rowland, Robert Berry, Keith Emerson, Jethro Tull, Alan Dearling, Holmesfest, Dripp, Loco Bee, Lifeline, Ariel Posen, Chloe Wightman, Oliver Payn, Sarah Howells, Dean James and the Black Dogs, Bryde, Bwani Junction, Richard Foreman, New Forest Folk Festival, Gilmore and Roberts, Green Diesel,  Edwina Hayes, Ward Thomas, Burgess, Nicol and Kemp, Southampton Ukelele Jam, Winter Wilson, Hunter Muskett, Coco and the Butterfields, Reg Meuross, Julie Felix, TRADarrr, Matt Black, Tenderlore, Chris Leslie, The Gerry Colvin Band, Dean Friedman, Little Johnny England, Feast of Fiddles, John Brodie-Good, Museum of the Moon, Mancunian Candidate, Maverick, UPF, Universe Infinity, Unruly Child, Vantomme, Vespero, Zero for Conduct, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken, Elvis, Allman Brothers, Muse, Neil Nixon, Billy Fury
And the last few issues are:
Issue 295 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
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.
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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

ON THIS DAY IN -   1376 - The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Moths fly 1000 kilometres with Earth’s magnetic fi...
  • King’s College professor leads salamander study, r...
  • Cats kill two million Australian reptiles every da...


  • World’s first sanctuary for beluga whales to open ...


  • 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)

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    OPINION: In a recent column, Critic Te Arohi editor Joel MacManus lambasted the Loch Ness "monster hunt", calling the scientific project and the ...

    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 HIDES

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
    YER EDITOR SEZ:
    Richard returned from Tajikistan the other day and telephoned me in what (I believe is called) high dudgeon from Clapham Junction, complaining that he couldn't buy a bacon sandwich and that there was nothing to eat except for artisan coffee and croissants. Thus speaks the voice of my favourite intrepid Englishman. I told Charlotte about it and she said that she would personally prefer the coffee and croissants. These days I would have to agree with her, although I think I would prefer a nice cup of tea.

    He is coming up here on Sunday and we are all (we includes various Phillipsons and quite possibly Charlotte's friend Amazon) are all looking forward to hearing about his adventures.
    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
    LEONARD COHEN NEWS
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO SEE WHAT I DO IN MY D...
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Valentina Igoshina -"F...
    OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:
    For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
    And, yes,
    CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
    UK
    US
    AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
    Our webTV show:
    And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
    AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
    Gonzo Weekly #294
    THE SEE JUNGLE SEE JUNGLE GO JOIN YOUR GANG YEAH CITY ALL OVER GO APE CRAZY ISSUE
    In this remarkably eclectic issue, which is one of my favourites for a while, Doug meets Annabella Lwin from the legendary Bow Wow Wow. Wow! Alan discusses the rewilding of the British coastline, John takes a critical look at Dweezil Zappa, Wooden Sjhips, Jessica Risker and more, while Jon talks about Mott the Hoople and Sadie Mae Glutz and Graham brings us up to date with Hawkwind news. YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!
    #Hail Eris!
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, although Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are having a well-deserved week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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:
    Rewilding Britain, Mott the Hoople, Paul McCartney, Public Image Limited, Andrew Boff, cannabis, Yes, Morrissey, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Henry Butler, Alan Longmuir, William Russell Watrous III, Roy Carr, Jahvante (Smoke Dawg) Smart, Eugene Sampson Pitt, Big Bill Bissonnette, Harlan Jay Ellison, Richard Swift, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Doug Harr, Bow Wow Wow, Annabelle Lwin, Alan Dearling, Rewilding Britain, Devon, Berwickshire, John Brodie-Good, Wooden Shjips, Jessica Risker, Rusty Young, Poco, Diana Mangano, Dweezil Zappa, Darryl Williams, Kev Rowland, Johannes Luley, Karkaos, Bugra Sisman, King Goat, Krepuskul, Last Days of Eden, Legend of the Seagullmen, Letters from the Colony, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Susan Atkins-Whitehouse (aka Sadie Mae Glutz), Helter Skelter, Charles Manson, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Syd Barrett, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Blackbeard
    And the last few issues are:
    Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
    Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
    Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
    Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
    Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
    Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
    Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
    Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
    Issue 286 (Monty Python)
    Issue 285 (ELP)
    Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
    Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
    Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
    Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
    Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
    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




    Another unlikely beast rumoured to be dwelling secretively in the South West is the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger — extinct since the 20th century ...

    BIG CAT ROUND UP

    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: Does the US have a pet tiger problem?
  • ARTICLE: Map of Javan leopard distribution provide...
  • NEWSLINK: Someone Just Killed One of the Last Rema...
  • NEWSLINK: Tourism preventing Kenya's cheetahs from...
  • VIDEO: Big black cat 'five times the size of a fer...
  • PHOTO: Mountain Lion Spotted In Santa Clarita Back...

  • SIGHTING, UK: Mystery ‘big cat’ spotted in Llanda


  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN -   1810 - Colombia declared independence from Spain. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Initial results of Orkney trapping trial revealed
  • T. Rex Couldn't Stick Out Its Tongue
  • Obama's Ears Inspired the Name of this 550-Million...

  • Gene-edited farm animals are on their way


  • 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, July 19, 2018

    On The Track (of Unknown Animals) Ep. 93 (Tajikistan expedition, Dog headed men, slowworm sex etc)



    Here we have the twelfth episode of the relaunched webTV show by the Centre for Fortean Zoology, written and presented by Jon Downes and Charlotte Phillipson, their families and other animals. This episode contains: • The return of Barry Tadcaster and Orang Pendek • Tajikistan overview • Tajikistan expedition • Mating slowworms • Strange beetles at the CFZ • Graham in Arizona • Dog headed men • Mexican wolves • Texas blue dogs • Arizona jaguar shooting • PRODUCT PLACEMENT - The new A&M • Watcher of the skies • New and rediscovered: New barb • New and rediscovered: New Indian frog • New and rediscovered: New Japanese salamander • New and rediscovered: New Indian agamas • New and rediscovered: New skink from Vietnam • New and rediscovered: New South American frog • New and rediscovered: New cave fish • New and rediscovered: New gecko from Sulawesi • New and rediscovered: New petrel • New and rediscovered: New narrow mouth frog • Fair use • Coming next month • The Patreon campaign • The team says goodbye until next month You can support us, and help us make this show ever more bigger and better at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/CFZ CFZ Website: http://www.cfz.org.uk/ CFZ on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?... OTT on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN FEELS PUT UPON

    The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
     
    YER EDITOR SEZ:
     
    Well, gang. I am still not firing on all four cylinders, but am limping along reasonably convincingly. We finished the latest OTT last night and it went up a few moments ago. I hope that you enjoy it. It features the Tajikistan expedition, Dog headed men, Mexican wolves, slowworm sex and lots more including the return of Barry Tadcaster and Orang Pendek. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0d7vHHWE3g
     
    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
     
    Dave Brock interview 2002 History of Hawkwind etc
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Rachmaninoff: Symphony...
    JOEY MOLLAND IN THE NEWS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    YES AND ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
     
    OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:
     
    For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
     
    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
    And, yes,
     
    CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
     
    UK
    US
     
    AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
     
    Our webTV show:
     
    And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
     
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
     
    AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
     
    Gonzo Weekly #294
    THE SEE JUNGLE SEE JUNGLE GO JOIN YOUR GANG YEAH CITY ALL OVER GO APE CRAZY ISSUE
     
    In this remarkably eclectic issue, which is one of my favourites for a while, Doug meets Annabella Lwin from the legendary Bow Wow Wow. Wow! Alan discusses the rewilding of the British coastline, John takes a critical look at Dweezil Zappa, Wooden Sjhips, Jessica Risker and more, while Jon talks about Mott the Hoople and Sadie Mae Glutz and Graham brings us up to date with Hawkwind news. YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!
     
    #Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, although Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are having a well-deserved week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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:
     
    Rewilding Britain, Mott the Hoople, Paul McCartney, Public Image Limited, Andrew Boff, cannabis, Yes, Morrissey, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Henry Butler, Alan Longmuir, William Russell Watrous III, Roy Carr, Jahvante (Smoke Dawg) Smart, Eugene Sampson Pitt, Big Bill Bissonnette, Harlan Jay Ellison, Richard Swift, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Doug Harr, Bow Wow Wow, Annabelle Lwin, Alan Dearling, Rewilding Britain, Devon, Berwickshire, John Brodie-Good, Wooden Shjips, Jessica Risker, Rusty Young, Poco, Diana Mangano, Dweezil Zappa, Darryl Williams, Kev Rowland, Johannes Luley, Karkaos, Bugra Sisman, King Goat, Krepuskul, Last Days of Eden, Legend of the Seagullmen, Letters from the Colony, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Susan Atkins-Whitehouse (aka Sadie Mae Glutz), Helter Skelter, Charles Manson, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Syd Barrett, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Blackbeard
     
    And the last few issues are:
     
    Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
    Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
    Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
    Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
    Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
    Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
    Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
    Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
    Issue 286 (Monty Python)
    Issue 285 (ELP)
    Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
    Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
    Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
    Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
    Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
     
    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?

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)




    The editor of Dunedin's student magazine may not like it, but the University of Otago's hunt for Nessie was science communication at its finest, argues ...

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Why chasing Bigfoot could actually be good for science
    Why chasing Bigfoot could actually be good for science. Scientists can, and do, leverage public interest in strange creatures to do large sequencing ...

    Ohio Bigfoot Hotspot Salt Fork State Park
    It has long been speculated that the Sasquatch or Bigfoot as it's known, either lives or passes through Ohio's Salt Fork State Park. Whether it's a giant ...

    The village of Whitehall, population 2,556, has adopted Bigfoot as its "official animal" in a measure that passed 4-0, according to The Whitehall Times, ...
    Bigfoot seen on eagle cam!
    A camera watching an Eagle nest in northern Michigan got more than expected. In the background, something in black is seen moving about.

    People Flock to This Mystical Lake to Get Rich & See Bigfoot
    And if you believe any of the legends about that lake, they might have seen Bigfoot once or twice, too. The pearly lake is Caddo Lake, a mystical bayou ... 

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    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 SINGS

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
     
    YER EDITOR SEZ:
     
    Goodness me. It’s Wednesday already, and I have no idea where the first half of the week has gone. Yesterday, because I had been off sick last week, I was in the peculiar position of having Olivia there to dictate things to, and having run out of things to dictate. However, we muddled along, and got pleasingly ahead of ourselves for once.
     
    I wrote a jolly piece about oarfish for the Patreon only subscribers for On The Track, and speaking of On The Track – I very much hope that this afternoon, when Charlotte comes over, we will put the latest episode to bed. One can only dream.
     
    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    FAIRPORT CONVENTION NEWS
    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Nico - Janitor of lunacy
    IAIN MATTHEWS NEWS
    BARBARA DICKSON NEWS
     
    OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:
     
    For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
     
    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
    And, yes,
     
    CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
     
    UK
    US
     
    AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
     
    Our webTV show:
     
    And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
     
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
     
    AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
     
    Gonzo Weekly #294
    THE SEE JUNGLE SEE JUNGLE GO JOIN YOUR GANG YEAH CITY ALL OVER GO APE CRAZY ISSUE
     
    In this remarkably eclectic issue, which is one of my favourites for a while, Doug meets Annabella Lwin from the legendary Bow Wow Wow. Wow! Alan discusses the rewilding of the British coastline, John takes a critical look at Dweezil Zappa, Wooden Sjhips, Jessica Risker and more, while Jon talks about Mott the Hoople and Sadie Mae Glutz and Graham brings us up to date with Hawkwind news. YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!
     
    #Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, although Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are having a well-deserved week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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:
     
    Rewilding Britain, Mott the Hoople, Paul McCartney, Public Image Limited, Andrew Boff, cannabis, Yes, Morrissey, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Henry Butler, Alan Longmuir, William Russell Watrous III, Roy Carr, Jahvante (Smoke Dawg) Smart, Eugene Sampson Pitt, Big Bill Bissonnette, Harlan Jay Ellison, Richard Swift, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Doug Harr, Bow Wow Wow, Annabelle Lwin, Alan Dearling, Rewilding Britain, Devon, Berwickshire, John Brodie-Good, Wooden Shjips, Jessica Risker, Rusty Young, Poco, Diana Mangano, Dweezil Zappa, Darryl Williams, Kev Rowland, Johannes Luley, Karkaos, Bugra Sisman, King Goat, Krepuskul, Last Days of Eden, Legend of the Seagullmen, Letters from the Colony, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Susan Atkins-Whitehouse (aka Sadie Mae Glutz), Helter Skelter, Charles Manson, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Syd Barrett, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Blackbeard
     
    And the last few issues are:
     
    Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
    Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
    Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
    Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
    Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
    Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
    Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
    Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
    Issue 286 (Monty Python)
    Issue 285 (ELP)
    Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
    Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
    Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
    Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
    Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
     
    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?

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)




    The Loch Ness monster: "You can disprove her all you like but she'll endure," writes Joe Bennett. "We much prefer our pretty stories to the dreary truth.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Wednesday/Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN -   1553 - Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days. Mary, the daughter of King Henry VIII, was proclaimed Queen. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Two Frogs Were Married by Indian Governor to “Appe...
  • Gardening trade sparks surge in new moths to UK
  • Clever bees can identify different flowers by patt...

  • Research shows diet shift of beluga whales in Alas...


  • 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, July 16, 2018

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Questionable Bigfoot Footage Still Stumps Viewers
    Stunning footage was released back on January 27, 2014. This video seems to show a Bigfoot wandering off into the woods. The family seems caught ...

    World Bigfoot Radio: Walking towards an angry Bigfoot
    Duke writes "Rich Soule returns to deliver on his promise to tell us about HIS Bigfoot experiences! Includes audio of weird vocalizations and pics of ...

    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




    One episode is dedicated to uncovering a thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger. But rather than heading to Tasmania, the search focused on mainland ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HAS RECOVERED

    The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
    Welcome back my friends to the blog wot never ends
     
    YER EDITOR SEZ:
     
    I'm back, I'm back, I'm on the right track, as a matter of fact, I'm back.
     
    Once upon a time, quoting Gary Glitter lyrics in a blog post would have been seen as a charming exercise in retro-kitsch. These days it is more likely to bring a mob of screaming peasants brandishing pitchforks and burning torches. But I will take my chance. Last week I got the tummy bug that everyone and his aunt seems to have, and it put my other ailments into a tailspin, and the latter half of last week is a blur. But I am back, reasonably together if a little wobbly, and in control of my faculties enough to quote questionable lyrics at you.
     
    I am not too sure what all of that signifies. Nothing, probably.
     
    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
     
    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Kevin Ayers - Falling In L...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    ERIC BURDON NEWS
    HAWKWIND NEWS
    YES AND ALUMINI - SOME WONDROUS STORIES
     
    OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:
     
    For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
     
    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
    And, yes,
     
    CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
     
    UK
    US
     
    AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
     
    Our webTV show:
     
    And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
     
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
     
    AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
     
    Gonzo Weekly #294
    THE SEE JUNGLE SEE JUNGLE GO JOIN YOUR GANG YEAH CITY ALL OVER GO APE CRAZY ISSUE
     
    In this remarkably eclectic issue, which is one of my favourites for a while, Doug meets Annabella Lwin from the legendary Bow Wow Wow. Wow! Alan discusses the rewilding of the British coastline, John takes a critical look at Dweezil Zappa, Wooden Sjhips, Jessica Risker and more, while Jon talks about Mott the Hoople and Sadie Mae Glutz and Graham brings us up to date with Hawkwind news. YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!
     
    #Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, although Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are having a well-deserved week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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:
     
    Rewilding Britain, Mott the Hoople, Paul McCartney, Public Image Limited, Andrew Boff, cannabis, Yes, Morrissey, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Henry Butler, Alan Longmuir, William Russell Watrous III, Roy Carr, Jahvante (Smoke Dawg) Smart, Eugene Sampson Pitt, Big Bill Bissonnette, Harlan Jay Ellison, Richard Swift, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Doug Harr, Bow Wow Wow, Annabelle Lwin, Alan Dearling, Rewilding Britain, Devon, Berwickshire, John Brodie-Good, Wooden Shjips, Jessica Risker, Rusty Young, Poco, Diana Mangano, Dweezil Zappa, Darryl Williams, Kev Rowland, Johannes Luley, Karkaos, Bugra Sisman, King Goat, Krepuskul, Last Days of Eden, Legend of the Seagullmen, Letters from the Colony, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Susan Atkins-Whitehouse (aka Sadie Mae Glutz), Helter Skelter, Charles Manson, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Syd Barrett, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Blackbeard
     
    And the last few issues are:
     
    Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
    Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
    Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
    Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
    Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
    Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
    Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
    Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
    Issue 286 (Monty Python)
    Issue 285 (ELP)
    Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
    Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
    Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
    Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
    Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
     
    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?