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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, July 31, 2019

On the Track (of Unknown Animals) Episode 24 (Loch Ness, Mystery Cats,. Climate Emergency)


 Here we have the twenty-fourth  episode of the relaunched webTV show by the Centre for Fortean Zoology, written and presented by Jon Downes and Charlotte Phillipson (who returned to the fold after doing her exams), their families and other animals.

This episode contains:

• The North Devon Garden Shark
• It's Wally
• Patreon and Social media
• Mystery big cats
• Is it a cat or a dog?
• Loch Ness Monster news
• Do we believe in the loch Ness Monster?
• CFZ and politics and humour
• Environmental emergency song (Come what May)
• Clarence the Catfish
• A big cat, a drone and a quarry?
• Rescuing slow worms
• Fido
• The Great animal Hunt
• Wildlife Gardening
• Graham builds a border fence
• Jimi Hendrix's parrots
• JUon sings a Kevin Ayers song very badly
• Graham takes Jon to task
• Watcher of the skies...with comedy results
• New and rediscovered:
     - New and rediscovered: New vine snake
     - New and rediscovered: New gecko
     - New and rediscovered: New Flying squirrel
     - New and rediscovered: New snakehead
• Fair use
• Coming next month
• The team says goodbye until next month
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Some useful contacts:

CFZ Website
www.cfz.org.uk

CFZ Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

OTT on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/

Jon on Twitter
@cfzjon

CFZ Blog Network
https://forteanzoology.blogspot.co.uk/

CFZ Publications
http://cfzresources.com/publishing/

CFZtv
https://www.youtube.com/user/cfztv

CFZ Next Generation Initiative
https://www.facebook.com/groups/29796...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF





I'd been out along Oregon's so-called Bigfoot Highway for hours, and hadn't seen hide nor hair nor print of the titular cryptid. It was getting dark, and I ...


Over 1,500 Bigfoot believers stood in line and gathered at the Gatlinburg Convention Center to discuss the mythical creature, also known as ...


ARLINGTON, Wash. -- In the Northwest, the legend of Bigfoot dates back hundreds of years. Stories of Sasquatch, a giant creature that roamed the ...


SEATTLE -- Stories of bigfoot have been spread across the Pacific Northwest for hundreds of years. Tales of the legendary creature were passed on ...

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.


LAKE AND SEA MONSTER NEWS

The hunt for Lake and Sea Monsters is probably the most iconic branch of Cryptozoology. Following our successful Mystery Cat and BHM Study Groups, we feel that these sightings should also be archived and published in a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. Curated by Sally Watts and Richard Muirhead.




THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN DOES MORE STUFF


The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/

And so life trundles on. Charlotte is toiling in the vineyard (for vineyard read mowing the lawn and tidying the outside flower beds), the new episode of OTT is out, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5bFXHrTovg&feature=youtu.be and all sorts of other srtuff is underway. However I also have a mild hangover which is both unexpected and undeserved. I would like to give a big public shout out to Richard Muirhead who is being a real brick, helping me with the Yearbook. This growing old thing is not much fun, and I truly need to learn to delegate more, because I cannot do stuff by myself the way that I used to.

YER EDITOR SEZ: THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
You guys recently did massive amounts of praying for Corinna, and she now appears to be cancer free. I am convinced that these two things are related, with the outpouring of good vibes transmitted electronically, being a little like a Tibetan prayer flag. Having used it once to such good effect - I want to try it on a larger scale. I am still trying to work out the details, so watch this space.

Find out more:
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/a-prayer-flag-lung-ta-is-colourful.html

Blessed be.

ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:

https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-gonzo-track-of-day-joe-cocker-with.html
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  Joe Cocker - With a L...
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/for-those-of-you-interested-in-my-day.html
FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN MY DAY JOB
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-ultimate-john-lennon-interview.html
The Ultimate John Lennon Interview: An Overview of...
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_31.html
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/yes-yes-asia-and-others-push-ahead-with.html
YES:  Yes, Asia and others push ahead with newer m...

THE GONZO PRIVACY POLICY
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog
And, yes,
http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:

UK
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/
US
http://www.gonzomultimedia.com

AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:

Our webTV show:
https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/posts/632561497117057
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-notion-of-shopkeepers.html
Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases

I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?

AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:

Gonzo Weekly #347/8
THE HAPPY TRAILS ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

In this week's phantasmagorical issue John and Thom say goodbye to Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service, we have Doug on U2, Jon meets Timm Bierry, Alan meets Dean James and the Black Dogs, Jon and Charlotte go to Geekfest, Mad Iccy goes to see The Stray Cats, we have a lukewarm appreciation of the Elton John biopic, and great reviews of Greta Thunberg's and Extinction Rebellion's new books. And plenty more...

Groovy eh?

Hail Eris!

And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit AND Canterbury Sans Frontieres, there is a columns from Kev Rowland, but Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for 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:

Geekfest, Beatles, 'Yesterday', Danny Boyle, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Ve Macrinnon, Greta Thunberg, Yes, Damon Albarn, Stevie Wonder, Stray Cats, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr., Paolo Vinaccia, Vivian Perlis, Costa Cordalis, João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira (known as João Gilberto), Thommy Gustaf Fredrik Kennet Gustafson, Yannis Spathas, Dick Richards (born Dick Boccelli), Jeremy Eugene Lawson, James "Jim" Henke, Russell Smith, Jonathan Clegg OBE, OIS, Pat Kelly, Robert Elwood Bly, Alan Rogan, Leon Redbone, The Fall, The Fall's Mark E Smith and Ed Blaney, John Denver with the Mitchell Trio, Man, Justin Hayward, Nico, Michael Bruce, Timm Biery, Doug Harr, U2, Alan Dearling, Dean James and the Black Dogs, John Brodie-Good, Gary Duncan, Kev Rowland, Mortuous, Node, Overkill, Phideaux, Praying Mantis, Tony Klinger,
Geopolitics, Digitiser, Mr. Biffo, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet, Extinction Rebellion, Sir Elton John, Rocketman



And the last few issues are:

Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 341-42 (America)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html


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:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

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 59 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA

  • DO THYLACINES STILL EXIST?
  • HUMAN-ANIMAL HYBRIDS
  • SPEEDY SKUNK APE
  • BEING WITH WINGS AND NO FACE
  • BIGFOOT AND UFOs SPOTTED IN DULCE AREA
  • MEDIEVAL FANTASTIC BEASTS
  • DOES PANGOLIN PROTECTION NEED A BOOST?
  • WHAT WAS THE BEING IN RED?
  • WHAT IS THE MBILINTU?
  • GIFTS FROM THE YOWIES
  • WHAT WAS THE KOOLOO KAMBA?
  • ORIGINS OF DRAGON LEGENDS
  • GREEN HILL MONSTER
  • BULGARIAN MYTHOLOGY - SCARY CREATURES
  • BIGFOOT IN MANITOBA
  • HANDPRINT OF BIGFOOT
  • LUKWATA - CREATURE OF LAKE VICTORIA
  • AUDIO OF BIGFOOT?
  • ANNUAL OREGON BIGFOOT FESTIVAL
  • OQUAKWA MONSTERS
  • MONSTERS OF MALTA
  • MORE MONSTERS OF MALTA
  • RENDLESHAM INCIDENT: NEW ACCOUNT
  • BIGFOOT OF EEL LAKE
  • OCEANA MONSTER
  • DEATH OF MINNIE MOUSE'S VOICE
  • ALIENS IN BRITAIN
  • SEA SERPENT IN LAKE MICHIGAN
  • YAKS ATTACK HIKER IN MASSACHUSSETTS
  • CONGRATULATIONS!
  • THE KING CHEETAH
  • NEW FLYING SQUIRREL DISCOVERED
  • BIGFOOT CLIMBS ONTO MACHINE....
  • IS THIS A BIGFOOT NESTING AREA?
  • FORT LEWIS BIGFOOT ENCOUNTERS
  • PASCAGOULA ALIEN ABDUCTION
  • DOGS MAY CATCH YOUR STRESS
  • NEW ISSUE OF "ANIMALS AND MEN"
  • TWO LOCH NESS MONSTERS ALLEGEDLY FILMED
  • POTOSI SHEEP SLAYER
  • SAMODIVA - BULGARIA'S WOOD NYMPH
  • WHERE HAVE RIVER TERNS GONE?
  • BIGFOOT ON THE HILLSIDE
  • BIGFOOT ENCOUNTERS
  • NEARLY TOUCHED BY BIGFOOT
  • CLIMATE CHANGE ALARM
  • BES JE'LA KOY
  • MYSTERIOUS CREATURES OF THE SEA
  • AGGRESSIVE BIGFOOT?
  • BIGFOOT AFFECTION
  • FLYING BIRD ON MARS?
  • DOGMAN IN NEW YORK
  • STAR PEOPLE
  • IS BIGFOOT A GHOST?
  • THOUSANDS PLAN TO STORM LOCH NESS
  • WAS DOGMAN FILMED IN TEXAS?
  • DISAPPEARANCES IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
  • SEVEN MONSTER SIGHTINGS
  • WOMAN TO MARRY CHANDELIER
  • A PAINFUL STORY: NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH
  • HOTEL BOOKINGS NEAR AREA 51
  • LAWSUIT AGAINST BIG OIL
  • AMERICAN LION
  • WHAT IS THIS BEING?
  • HAS NESSIE BEEN FOUND?
  • FEN DOGMAN
  • WAS THIS A WHITE BIGFOOT?
  • BIGFOOT INCIDENT
  • RETURN OF THE PARROT
  • MALCOLM'S MUSINGS

  • RAY-LIKE CREATURE IN HOUSTON
  • 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.


    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN -  1498 - Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Parasitoid wasps may turn spiders into zombies by ...
  • Features that make Male lizards sexy to females ar...
  • Rare bumblebee to get boost from bilberries in cag...

  • Blue whale fossil provides evidence that baleens g...

  • 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 29, 2019

    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.

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    The group enjoyed stories of Bigfoot investigations and sightings from Cliff Barackman, a Bigfoot Field Researcher and co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on 
    Searching for Bigfoot: If the elusive creature exists, he's probably hiding deep in the Santa Cruz ...
    Michael Rugg was four years old when he saw the Bigfoot. He's been chasing them ever since. Behind the desk of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in ...

    CRYPTOLINK: ...and another

    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. 

    People Spot A Mysterious Naked Animal In Need Of Help
    People Spot Mysterious 'Dog' — And Realize She's Not What She Seems. "'Y'all, this is not a chupacabra.'" By Lily Feinn. Published On 07/26/2019.

    CRYPTOLINK: Another mangy canid

    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. 


    WESTFIELD, NJ — A four-legged creature with pointy ears, thinning red-brown fur and a white-tipped tail has been making its way through the ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN DOES STUFF


    The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/

    Several ladies from the Gonzo extended family have introduced me to another way of wasting my already precious time. I am now seriously addicted to a damn fool Facebook Quiz game which is taking up far too much of my life. Really, girls. I am doing quite well, but whenebver there are questions on "Fashion" or "Sport" or "Celebrities" by brain (such as it is) shrivells up into a small, prune-like object and refuses to function.

    YER EDITOR SEZ: THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
    You guys recently did massive amounts of praying for Corinna, and she now appears to be cancer free. I am convinced that these two things are related, with the outpouring of good vibes transmitted electronically, being a little like a Tibetan prayer flag. Having used it once to such good effect - I want to try it on a larger scale. I am still trying to work out the details, so watch this space.

    Find out more:
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/a-prayer-flag-lung-ta-is-colourful.html

    Blessed be.

    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:

    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-gonzo-track-of-day-ccs-tap-turns-on.html
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  CCS - Tap Turns on th...
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/auburn-review_29.html
    AUBURN REVIEW
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/hunter-thompson-interview.html
    HUNTER THOMPSON INTERVIEW
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/yes-en-passant_29.html
    YES EN PASSANT
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_29.html
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

    THE GONZO PRIVACY POLICY
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
    http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog
    And, yes,
    http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

    CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:

    UK
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/
    US
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.com

    AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:

    Our webTV show:
    https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/posts/632561497117057
    And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
    https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-notion-of-shopkeepers.html
    Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases

    I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?

    AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:

    Gonzo Weekly #347/8
    THE HAPPY TRAILS ISSUE
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

    In this week's phantasmagorical issue John and Thom say goodbye to Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service, we have Doug on U2, Jon meets Timm Bierry, Alan meets Dean James and the Black Dogs, Jon and Charlotte go to Geekfest, Mad Iccy goes to see The Stray Cats, we have a lukewarm appreciation of the Elton John biopic, and great reviews of Greta Thunberg's and Extinction Rebellion's new books. And plenty more...

    Groovy eh?

    Hail Eris!

    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit AND Canterbury Sans Frontieres, there is a columns from Kev Rowland, but Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for 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:

    Geekfest, Beatles, 'Yesterday', Danny Boyle, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Ve Macrinnon, Greta Thunberg, Yes, Damon Albarn, Stevie Wonder, Stray Cats, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr., Paolo Vinaccia, Vivian Perlis, Costa Cordalis, João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira (known as João Gilberto), Thommy Gustaf Fredrik Kennet Gustafson, Yannis Spathas, Dick Richards (born Dick Boccelli), Jeremy Eugene Lawson, James "Jim" Henke, Russell Smith, Jonathan Clegg OBE, OIS, Pat Kelly, Robert Elwood Bly, Alan Rogan, Leon Redbone, The Fall, The Fall's Mark E Smith and Ed Blaney, John Denver with the Mitchell Trio, Man, Justin Hayward, Nico, Michael Bruce, Timm Biery, Doug Harr, U2, Alan Dearling, Dean James and the Black Dogs, John Brodie-Good, Gary Duncan, Kev Rowland, Mortuous, Node, Overkill, Phideaux, Praying Mantis, Tony Klinger,
    Geopolitics, Digitiser, Mr. Biffo, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet, Extinction Rebellion, Sir Elton John, Rocketman



    And the last few issues are:

    Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
    Issue 341-42 (America)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
    Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
    Issue 337-38 (Zee)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
    Issue 335-36 (Raz)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
    Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
    Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html


    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:
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

    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 59 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 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.

    LAKE AND SEA MONSTER NEWS

    The hunt for Lake and Sea Monsters is probably the most iconic branch of Cryptozoology. Following our successful Mystery Cat and BHM Study Groups, we feel that these sightings should also be archived and published in a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. Curated by Sally Watts and Richard Muirhead.




    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday/Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN -  1588 - The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Mountain hare 'saved by grouse moor'
  • Council accidentally bulldozes roadside nature res...
  • Over 75 turtles rescued from east Arkansas wastewa...
  • Pesticide exposure causes bumblebee flight to fall...

  • Bonobos and chimps equally love meat

  • 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, July 28, 2019

    THE WEEKEND HENS


    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
    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:
    And so its Sunday once again,
    the new issue of Animals & Men
    was published on Friday as you can see
    I hope you like it as much as me,
    and today (although it may seem sinister)
    I've not made a joke about the Prime Minister

    Bloody Hell I love you.

    Slainte

    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:

    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-gonzo-track-of-day-beautiful.html
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  Beautiful singing in ...
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/for-those-of-you-who-are-interested-in.html
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT I DO I...
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/leonard-cohen-stories.html
    LEONARD COHEN STORIES
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/fairport-convention-plus-joe-brown.html
    FAIRPORT CONVENTION: plus Joe Brown
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_28.html
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

    Yet another sterling revi...

    OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:

    For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
    http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog
    And, yes,
    http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

    CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:

    UK
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/
    US
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.com

    AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:

    Our webTV show:
    https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/posts/632561497117057

    And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
    https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-notion-of-shopkeepers.html

    AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:

    Gonzo Weekly #347/8
    THE HAPPY TRAILS ISSUE
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

    In this week's phantasmagorical issue John and Thom say goodbye to Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service, we have Doug on U2, Jon meets Timm Bierry, Alan meets Dean James and the Black Dogs, Jon and Charlotte go to Geekfest, Mad Iccy goes to see The Stray Cats, we have a lukewarm appreciation of the Elton John biopic, and great reviews of Greta Thunberg's and Extinction Rebellion's new books. And plenty more...

    Groovy eh?

    Hail Eris!

    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit AND Canterbury Sans Frontieres, there is a columns from Kev Rowland, but Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for 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:

    Geekfest, Beatles, 'Yesterday', Danny Boyle, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Ve Macrinnon, Greta Thunberg, Yes, Damon Albarn, Stevie Wonder, Stray Cats, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr., Paolo Vinaccia, Vivian Perlis, Costa Cordalis, João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira (known as João Gilberto), Thommy Gustaf Fredrik Kennet Gustafson, Yannis Spathas, Dick Richards (born Dick Boccelli), Jeremy Eugene Lawson, James "Jim" Henke, Russell Smith, Jonathan Clegg OBE, OIS, Pat Kelly, Robert Elwood Bly, Alan Rogan, Leon Redbone, The Fall, The Fall's Mark E Smith and Ed Blaney, John Denver with the Mitchell Trio, Man, Justin Hayward, Nico, Michael Bruce, Timm Biery, Doug Harr, U2, Alan Dearling, Dean James and the Black Dogs, John Brodie-Good, Gary Duncan, Kev Rowland, Mortuous, Node, Overkill, Phideaux, Praying Mantis, Tony Klinger,
    Geopolitics, Digitiser, Mr. Biffo, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet, Extinction Rebellion, Sir Elton John, Rocketman



    And the last few issues are:

    Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
    Issue 341-42 (America)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
    Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
    Issue 337-38 (Zee)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
    Issue 335-36 (Raz)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
    Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
    Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html



    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:
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

    * 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 59 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?


    * 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 59 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

    Animals & Men #88/9





    2.   Contents
    3.   Faculty
    4.   Editorial
    8.   A Legal Matter
    9.   In Memoriam
    12.  Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
    27. Newsfile: Blue Dogs
    29. Newsfile: Chupacabras
    31.  Newsfile: Man beasts
    33  Newsfile: Mystery cats
    35.  Newsfile: Aquatic monsters
    38.  CARL MARSHALL'S STRANGE SCIENCE: de Loys “ape”
    46.  Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
    67.  A mere marten
    75.  The Tufty club
    77. Horned alligators or crocodiles by Richard Muirhead
    88. The Nebraska Chupacabras
    92. Duties for regional representatives a discussion document
    93. Letters to the Editor
    98. Reviews
    106. CFZ Publishing


    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN -  1821 - Peru declared its independence from Spain. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of m...
  • Half-faced amphibians found in Jupiter Farms: poss...
  • David Hu Sell Quirky Research With An Apartment Fu...
  • Why jackals thrive where humans dominate
  • How the bumble bee got its stripes

  • Scientists warn bloodsucking worms found in Flori...

  • 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 26, 2019

    MUIRHEAD'S MYSTERIES: Strange carving


    I saw this peculiar object in the Pear Mill vintage market in Stockport in June (my aunt took the photo) with a dinosaur-like animal at the bottom of it. It is about 18 inches tall.Does anyone know who Soudani was or is? See bottom left. I didn`t buy it.


    Image may contain: indoor

    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 WATCHES THE NEWS



    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/

    And so, life goes on. It is significantly cooler today, thank goodness, and things seem to be going reasonably well, which is a good thing. The new issue of Animaks & Men is likely to be out this afternoon and Jim Jackson has just popped in and given me a bottle of gin. It is rather a nicve day.

    YER EDITOR SEZ: THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
    You guys recently did massive amounts of praying for Corinna, and she now appears to be cancer free. I am convinced that these two things are related, with the outpouring of good vibes transmitted electronically, being a little like a Tibetan prayer flag. Having used it once to such good effect - I want to try it on a larger scale. I am still trying to work out the details, so watch this space.

    Find out more:
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/a-prayer-flag-lung-ta-is-colourful.html

    Blessed be.

    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:

    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/hawkwind-1985-gwr-radio-interview.html
    Hawkwind - 1985 GWR Radio Interview
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/jon-anderson-news_26.html
    JON ANDERSON NEWS
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/billy-sherwood-remembers-chris-squire.html
    BILLY SHERWOOD: ...remembers Chris Squire
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_26.html
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-gonzo-track-of-day-gf-handel-ways.html
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  G.F. HÄNDEL: "The way...

    THE GONZO PRIVACY POLICY
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
    http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog
    And, yes,
    http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

    CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:

    UK
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/
    US
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.com

    AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:

    Our webTV show:
    https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/posts/632561497117057
    And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
    https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-notion-of-shopkeepers.html
    Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases

    I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?

    AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:

    Gonzo Weekly #347/8
    THE HAPPY TRAILS ISSUE
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

    In this week's phantasmagorical issue John and Thom say goodbye to Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service, we have Doug on U2, Jon meets Timm Bierry, Alan meets Dean James and the Black Dogs, Jon and Charlotte go to Geekfest, Mad Iccy goes to see The Stray Cats, we have a lukewarm appreciation of the Elton John biopic, and great reviews of Greta Thunberg's and Extinction Rebellion's new books. And plenty more...

    Groovy eh?

    Hail Eris!

    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit AND Canterbury Sans Frontieres, there is a columns from Kev Rowland, but Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for 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:

    Geekfest, Beatles, 'Yesterday', Danny Boyle, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Ve Macrinnon, Greta Thunberg, Yes, Damon Albarn, Stevie Wonder, Stray Cats, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr., Paolo Vinaccia, Vivian Perlis, Costa Cordalis, João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira (known as João Gilberto), Thommy Gustaf Fredrik Kennet Gustafson, Yannis Spathas, Dick Richards (born Dick Boccelli), Jeremy Eugene Lawson, James "Jim" Henke, Russell Smith, Jonathan Clegg OBE, OIS, Pat Kelly, Robert Elwood Bly, Alan Rogan, Leon Redbone, The Fall, The Fall's Mark E Smith and Ed Blaney, John Denver with the Mitchell Trio, Man, Justin Hayward, Nico, Michael Bruce, Timm Biery, Doug Harr, U2, Alan Dearling, Dean James and the Black Dogs, John Brodie-Good, Gary Duncan, Kev Rowland, Mortuous, Node, Overkill, Phideaux, Praying Mantis, Tony Klinger,
    Geopolitics, Digitiser, Mr. Biffo, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Thom the World Poet, Extinction Rebellion, Sir Elton John, Rocketman



    And the last few issues are:

    Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
    Issue 341-42 (America)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
    Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
    Issue 337-38 (Zee)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
    Issue 335-36 (Raz)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
    Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
    Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
    https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html


    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:
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

    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 59 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

    LAKE AND SEA MONSTER NEWS

    The hunt for Lake and Sea Monsters is probably the most iconic branch of Cryptozoology. Following our successful Mystery Cat and BHM Study Groups, we feel that these sightings should also be archived and published in a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. Curated by Sally Watts and Richard Muirhead.