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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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Monday, June 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.



THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




The thylacine was an apex predator. It is likely that it hunted small animals such as possums and was smarter and more social than the scavenging ...

CRYPTOLINK: Caddy story

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. 


For many, the mention of a group of people dedicated to finding definitive evidence of a legendary sea serpent may evoke an almost reflexive ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN CARRIES ON REGARDLESS

The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
I heartily recommend Tony Palmer's film about Shostakovitch. A review by Derek Elly reads:
"Testimony is one of those comparatively rare events nowadays; a real piece of cinema. Palmer's prowess as an editor, his knack of juxtaposing image and music, something which has remained his forte since he first caused a stir back in the Sixties with Buddhist monks burning to The Beatles, has a field day in Testimony. Most importantly for a movie about a composer, there is always the feeling that Palmer understands the music. For a start he puts to rest the hoary old cliche that the private Shostakovich is only to be found in his chamber music (try listening to the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Fourteenth symphonies) but he also brings vividly alive musical details (like the composer's use of unison scoring) in colour sequences showing the orchestra, as in the climax of the Fifth...a truly remarkable film."
Richard was here over the weekend in order to pick uo the equipment for his trip to Tajikistan. We are all very excited about this, because it is a place none of us - and very few crypto-types - have visited. Olivia (plus cat) arrives here this afternoon, because - for a whole range of reasons with whichI shall not bore you - her cat Morticia is coming to live with us. The latest OTT is just being tweaked and will be out early this week.Apart from that? Nada!
And for those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore seems to be in order: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
buy my novel:
buy the record by the main protagonist of the novel who isn't me in an elephant mask, honest:
buy my single:
But for now, here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  Benjamin Britten - Fo...
Original Alice Cooper Band Guitarist Michael Bruce...
VOTE FOR BILL BUFORD IN THE PROG AWARDS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
YES feat ARW NEWS
Gonzo Weekly #291
THE APPLES AND ALIENS ISSUE
Kev meets Alien Weaponry, the blue eyed boys of New Zealand Maori Metal, Doug waxes lyrical about ex Stray Cat guitarist Brian Setzer, Alan reads about Francoise Hardy, Jon encounters the Apple help desk and critiques Genevieve Ching. And there is Hawkwind and the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
#Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, though Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are absent this time arounf. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, 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:
houghty2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Black Grape, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Robert Smith, The Cure, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Wayne Dockery, Philip John "Jon" Hiseman, Jaroslaw Kozidrak, Maria Butaciu, Neil Evans Boyd, Ras Kimono, Daniel David Kirway, Dominic Joseph Fontana, Jimmy Gonzalez, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Alien Weaponry, Kev Rowland, Doug Harr, Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, Alan Dearling, Francoise Hardy, Black Royal, Machine Head, Nightwish, Bruce Lamont, Caba, Cave Bastard, Chris Bay, Coreleoni, Hawkwind, Matthew Wright, The Wild Colonial Boy, Jon Downes, Martin Springett, G.P.Ching, Iron Maiden, Elvis, Beatles, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Liszt
And the last few issues are:
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?

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Bigfoot In The Bayou
Blue Ridge Bigfoot writes "A retired personal detective recounts his story of missing persons and a Bigfoot connection in the bayous of Louisiana."

Alabama Bigfoot Pine Forest
This was a perfect place for a Bigfoot encounter. Alabama Bigfoot find this spot that would be perfect for a Night Investigations. Alabama Bigfoot ...

'Skinny, Neckless Bigfoot' Shows Up in Florida
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Central Florida woman says she saw a hairy bipedal creature she believed to be a Bigfoot. The woman reports that she was ...


NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness "monster DNA"
Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1500 years - and one academic hopes the ...

LOCH NESS MONSTER HUNTER CONCLUDES: IT'S A CATFISH
Steve Feltham, who gave up his girlfriend, house and job in southwest England in 1991 to spend his life looking for the Loch Ness monster, believes ...

Scientist searches for Loch Ness monster DNA
A New Zealand scientist has traveled to Loch Ness in Scotland with a team to collect water samples from the lake that may give clues as to what ...

worldnews
LONDON - After nearly quarter century camping out by the banks of Scotland's Loch Ness hoping to glimpse "Nessie", the most dedicated hunter of the ...


NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday/Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN -  1155 - Frederick I Barbarossa was crowned emperor of Rome. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Stick insects expand territory after being eaten b...
  • A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an exti...
  • Mongooses remember and reward helpful friends
  • Research into fish schooling energy dynamics could...



  • 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)

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Gonzo Weekly #291

    Gonzo Weekly #291
    THE APPLES AND ALIENS ISSUE
    Kev meets Alien Weaponry, the blue eyed boys of New Zealand Maori Metal, Doug waxes lyrical about ex Stray Cat guitarist Brian Setzer, Alan reads about Francoise Hardy, Jon encounters the Apple help desk and critiques Genevieve Ching. And there is Hawkwind and the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
    #Hail Eris!
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, though Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are absent this time arounf. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, 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:
    houghty2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Black Grape, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Robert Smith, The Cure, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Wayne Dockery, Philip John "Jon" Hiseman, Jaroslaw Kozidrak, Maria Butaciu, Neil Evans Boyd, Ras Kimono, Daniel David Kirway, Dominic Joseph Fontana, Jimmy Gonzalez, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Alien Weaponry, Kev Rowland, Doug Harr, Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, Alan Dearling, Francoise Hardy, Black Royal, Machine Head, Nightwish, Bruce Lamont, Caba, Cave Bastard, Chris Bay, Coreleoni, Hawkwind, Matthew Wright, The Wild Colonial Boy, Jon Downes, Martin Springett, G.P.Ching, Iron Maiden, Elvis, Beatles, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Liszt
    And the last few issues are:
    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 HO HO HEN GOES HO HO HO. WHY? BECAUSE HE CAN, YOU KNOW.

    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 stayed over last night and we drank a bottle of strawberry gin
    it was the first time for a long time the old gang was back again
    we have sorted out the trailcams and other equipment he needs
    you never know this might be the mission that finally succeeds
    he is flying off to Tajikstan to look for a thing called the gul
    and we'll see him again when he comes home and his stories are bound to be cool
     
    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.
     
    Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
     
     
    And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
     
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore seems to be in order: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
     
    buy my novel:
    buy the record by the main protagonist of the novel who isn't me in an elephant mask, honest:
    buy my single:
     
    But for now, here is the news:
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Dan Wooding interviews rock keyboard legend, Rick ...
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:   Byzantine chant - Δε...
    10-06-18 – SHOW 262 – THE PET PROJECT
    Gonzo Weekly #291
     
    Gonzo Weekly #291
    THE APPLES AND ALIENS ISSUE
     
    Kev meets Alien Weaponry, the blue eyed boys of New Zealand Maori Metal, Doug waxes lyrical about ex Stray Cat guitarist Brian Setzer, Alan reads about Francoise Hardy, Jon encounters the Apple help desk and critiques Genevieve Ching. And there is Hawkwind and the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
     
    #Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, though Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are absent this time arounf. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, 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:
     
    houghty2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Black Grape, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Robert Smith, The Cure, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Wayne Dockery, Philip John "Jon" Hiseman, Jaroslaw Kozidrak, Maria Butaciu, Neil Evans Boyd, Ras Kimono, Daniel David Kirway, Dominic Joseph Fontana, Jimmy Gonzalez, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Alien Weaponry, Kev Rowland, Doug Harr, Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, Alan Dearling, Francoise Hardy, Black Royal, Machine Head, Nightwish, Bruce Lamont, Caba, Cave Bastard, Chris Bay, Coreleoni, Hawkwind, Matthew Wright, The Wild Colonial Boy, Jon Downes, Martin Springett, G.P.Ching, Iron Maiden, Elvis, Beatles, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Liszt
     
    And the last few issues are:
     
    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?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN -  
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • 'Wolf-like' creature shot near Montana ranch puzzl...
  • 14 wild animals you had no idea you could see in t...
  • How a Prairie-Dog Plague Vaccine Could Protect Fer...


  • Diverse and abundant megafauna documented at new A...

  • 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, June 15, 2018

    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: Two Sumatran tigers to make new home at ...
  • CARL WRITES
  • PHOTO: Blue Mountains 'panther' caught on camera -...

  • PHOTOS: Rare one-month-old tiger cubs as they are ...
  • GOODNESS ME IT IS THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
     
    A much publicised survey by Deezer claims that people stop discovering new music at just 30 and a half.
    “The peak age for discovering new music, the results suggested, was 24. This is when 75% of respondents said they listened to 10 or more new tracks a week, and 64% said they sought out five new artists per month. After this, though, it seems people's ability to keep up with music trends peters off.”.
     
    Well I will admit that I don’t discover as much new music as I used to, but I have discovered all sorts of new things in the past few years; hiphop for example. This was a genre I really didn’t get when I was younger. And from what I gather from my fellow Gonzo Weekly writers, we are all getting into new stuff still, and most of us are somewhere over our mid fifties.
     
    So, does this mean that Deezer have got it wrong? Does this mean that me and the Gonzo posse are totally out there freakazoids? Or does this mean that most older people don’t subscribe to Deezer?
     
    I would suggest that it is a mixture of all three, but I have to say that when I tried using Deezer I couldn’t understand it at all and went back to using Spotify as God intended.
     
    Like most things in life, there are no cear answers and things usually turn out to be chicken and the egg situations anyway.
     
    Watch this space.
     
    And for those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
     
     
    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
     
     
    But for now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Osibisa - The Warrior ...
    NIC POTTER Interview (youtube edit)
    I Watched the World…30 Years After Brautigan
    VOTE FOR BRUFORD IN THE PROG AWARDS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
     
    Gonzo Weekly #290
    THE OVERNITE SENSATION ISSUE
     
    We continue to trawl the counterculture with this particularly groovy issue, in which Jon talks to Frank Zappa’s younger sister about her book, her brother and other things, Jeremy goes to see Wreckless Eric, Doug goes to see Echo and the Bunnymen, Alan goes to see Woody Pines, Graham riffs on Hawkwind, Jon writes about Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, and there is loadsa other stuff as well ….
     
    #Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo and Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna . There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, 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:
     
    Pink Floyd, Nick Mason, Ringo Starr, Jon Anderson, Damon Albarn, Prince, Yes, Morrissey, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin, Marc Ogeret, Robert Maksymilian Brylewski (also known as. Afa and Robin Goldroker), Edward Harrington (aka Eddy Clearwater), Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, Sinan Sakic, Demba Nabé, Ralph Santolla, Brian Browne, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Patrice Zappa, Frank Zappa, Doug Harr, Echo and the Bunnymen, Alan Dearling, Woody Pines, Jeremy Smith, Wreckless Eric, Kev Rowland, Sex Dumpster, Soniq Theater, Soul Doubt, Umphrey's Mcgee, Usurpress, Voidhanger, Alghazanth, Animal Drive, Besvarjelsen, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, The Durrells, Nick van der Leek
     
    And the last few issues are:
     
    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?

    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.



    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN -  1381 - The English peasant revolt was crushed in London. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Wasps drum to alert one another of food nearby
  • Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate
  • Limiting warming to 1.5 degree C would save majori...
  • After 60 years, Isle Royale continues world's long...



  • 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, June 14, 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.




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    The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
     
    Today is Charlotte's birthday and I am more than slightly miffed that her present from me has not yet arrived. I have known her for five years now, and I still cannot believe she is sixteen. Corinna is out collecting Olivia's new Samsung tablet, and also buying various aquarium-related things, I am finishing the blogs and the magazine, and preparing to sit quietly in my armchair and meditate upon the great mysteries of existence (go to sleep).
     
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    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Levitation ...
    Badfinger - Interview/Perfection - Pete Ham
    Captain Beefheart - Co De Kloet Interview (July 23...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Piano Odyssey
    Cross Rhythms VETERAN prog rock art...
     
     
    Gonzo Weekly #290
    THE OVERNITE SENSATION ISSUE
     
    We continue to trawl the counterculture with this particularly groovy issue, in which Jon talks to Frank Zappa’s younger sister about her book, her brother and other things, Jeremy goes to see Wreckless Eric, Doug goes to see Echo and the Bunnymen, Alan goes to see Woody Pines, Graham riffs on Hawkwind, Jon writes about Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, and there is loadsa other stuff as well ….
     
    #Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo and Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna . There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
     
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    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)
     
     
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    CFZ IN THE NEWS


    Richard Freeman, of the Devonshire-based Centre for Fortean Zoology, said he thinks they are most likely giant sterile eels. Sometimes sterile eels ...

    CFZ PEOPLE: Charlotte Phillipson

    Happy Birthday my dear. I still can't believe you are sixteen

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    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN -  1789 - Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrived in Timor in a small boat. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Wasps drum to alert one another of food nearby
  • Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate
  • Limiting warming to 1.5 degree C would save majori...
  • After 60 years, Isle Royale continues world's long...
  • Giraffes surprise biologists yet again



  • 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, June 13, 2018

    CFZ PEOPLE: Joan James (aka Mother)

    Mother is 89 today. Happy Birthday


    THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

    CFZ-USA

  • LAKE MANITOBA MONSTER
  • IRISH LAKE MONSTER
  • NEKOHABITORI - CRYPTID OF JAPAN
  • IS THE GORILLA DESCENDED FROM A HYBRID?
  • CREATURE WITH MANY EYES
  • UNEEKA - AN UNUSUAL HYBRID
  • BIGFOOT ATTACK
  • BIGFOOT KILLS
  • HORSES WITH CURLY HAIR
  • THEORY OF THE MIND
  • BIPED IN ARGENTINA
  • THUNDERBIRD IN ILLINOIS
  • BIGFOOT AND THE HERMIT
  • ABSURD-LOOKING ENTITIES
  • WILLIAMS LAKE MONSTER
  • LITTLE PEOPLE OF USA
  • MONSTER OF ACHILL ISLAND
  • THE SEA SERPENT IN IRELAND
  • JARJACHA - PERUVIAN CRYPTID
  • MYSTERY ANIMAL ON CCTV FOOTAGE
  • RAPUNZEL ANNOTATED
  • FOTSIAONDRE - SHEEPMAN OF MADAGASCAR
  • POMBERO IN PARAGUAY
  • NATIVE AMERICAN WATER BABIES
  • FAIRIES - HISTORICAL EVIDENCE
  • OLDEST BIGFOOT PHOTOGRAPH - 1894.
  • HUNTING FOR BIGFOOT
  • DOGMAN - TWO ENCOUNTERS IN MICHIGAN
  • IS MOKELE-MBEMBE A DINOSAUR?
  • GRIFFINS AND BIG BIRDS
  • COULD NEANDERTHALS HAVE REACHED CALIFORNIA?
  • IS THERE A TOKOLOSHE ABOUT?
  • APOTAMKIN - NATIVE AMERICAN SEA-SERPENT
  • SPACE-TIME AND FAERIES
  • DAKWA - MONSTER OF THE CHEROKEE
  • SEA TROWS
  • ALIENS - FINNISH CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
  • GREEN-CLAWED BEAST
  • BIGFOOT HANDPRINT
  • LIZARD MAN FESTIVAL
  • WHAT IS BIGFOOT?
  • LIGHT ENTITY IN MEXICO
  • THE AMAZONS OF SOUTH AMERICA
  • BIGFOOT BEHAVIOR
  • LAKE ELSINORE MONSTER
  • SEA SERPENTS
  • VIRGINIA BIGFOOT SIGHTING
  • DID GIANTS EXIST?
  • BATSQUATCH ENCOUNTERS
  • WHAT IS A LEITXU?
  • FORTHCOMING BIGFOOT LECTURE
  • OLDEST KNOWN FOOTPRINTS
  • BIPEDAL CANID IN PENNSYLVANIA
  • CREATURE OF LBL
  • SELECTION OF YOU-TUBE BIGFOOT VIDEOS
  • STRANGE ANIMALS IN ENGLISH FOREST
  • A LOOK AT CRYPTID WHALES
  • BIGFOOT IN DAYLIGHT
  • BIGFOOT IN SWEDEN
  • BIGFOOT IN TEXAS
  • LAKE MINNETONKA MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT IN THE 21st CENTURY
  • ALIEN IMPLANTS AND ABDUCTIONS
  • BIGFOOT IN BRITAIN
  • BAT-WINGED CREATURE AND UFO
  • ZITIRON - CREATURE OF DUTCH LEGEND
  • DAVY CROCKETT AND THE APE-MAN
  • LEKA SIGHTING
  • SECOND STRONG NESSIE SIGHTING 2018
  • WAS CHINESE LAKE MONSTER ON VIDEO?
  • VEGETABLE MEN/SPACE FAIRIES/ALIENS
  • DID THE CHOCTAW-BIGFOOT BATTLE TAKE PLACE?
  • ANIMALS AND MEN - LATEST ISSUE
  • DOES BIGFOOT ROAM KENTUCKY?
  • REPTILIAN IN CALIFORNIA
  • BIRDMAN IN KILKENNY
  • SHEEP-DOG HYBRID
  • COURTS OF THE FAIRIES
  • BEASTS IN THE AIR
  • BARMANU - WILDMAN OF PAKISTAN
  • DAVENPORT DEVIL - WINGED CREATURE
  • BIGFOOT RUN OVER
  • IS CRYPTOZOOLOGY A SCIENCE?
  • HUGE WINGED HUMANOID IN MILWAUKEE
  • FINNISH MYTHICAL BEINGS
  • GAMBO - MYSTERY AFRICAN CARCASS
  • OGOPOGO - CANADIAN LAKE MONSTER
  • ENDANGERED SMALL MAMMALS
  • MYSTERY APE OF CHILE
  • CRICK SAYS OUR GENES COME FROM SPACE
  • BIGFOOT OF THE CHOCTAW
  • HAUT - SOUTH AMERICAN ANIMAL
  • FAIRY CENSUS 2014-17
  • DOGMAN AND TWO BOYS
  • ALMAS - RUSSIAN WILDMAN
  • WHITE COLD PEOPLE
  • COONIGATOR - CREATURE OF VERMONT
  • WHAT FLEW ABOVE MEXICO CITY?
  • GUIRIVILU - UNKNOWN ANIMAL
  • THE MONTANA CANID
  • WEREWOLVES OF IRELAND
  • BIGFOOT IN FLORIDA
  • MONSTROUS ANTARCTIC INSECTS
  • MONO GRANDE - SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATE
  • KIKIMORA - CREATURE OF SLAV MYTH
  • PENTAGON AND METASCIENCE
  • MONSTERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK
  • SCIENTIFIC DISAGREEMENTS
  • RENDLESHAM FOREST MYSTERY: NEW RESEARCH
  • KUMI LIZARD - NEW ZEALAND CRYPTID
  • GIANTS AND ALIENS
  • SLEEPING GIANTS
  • GASSINGRAM
  • PUKWUDGIE
  • BIGFOOT AFLOAT
  • BIGFOOT IN OREGON
  • MONTANA BEAST STILL NOT IDENTIFIED
  • HUNTING BIGFOOT IN BRITAIN

  • BAT-WINGED HUMANOIDS IN MISSOURI