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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, September 30, 2015

CFZ PUBLISHING: Our latest Kindle ebooks


The world's leading publishers of cryptozoology, forteana and fortean fiction, with over a hundred titles currently in print.


The latest post on the CFZ Publishing Group blog begins as follows:
We are continuing to issue our back catalogue as “print replica” Kindle ebooks, which can be purchased from Amazon as an electronic alternative to the original paperbacks (which are still on sale). The latest additions are:...
Click here to read the whole article.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. 

There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking.

  • NEWSLINK: Wounded rare leopard wins battle to retu...
  • NEWSLINK: UK Big black cat spotted
  • VIDEO: Just say.. roar? White tiger dental treatme...

  • NEWSLINK: Mountain Lion perched up pole near Couga...
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Bigfoot Different Species – Is it Possible or not?
    Huge shaggy wolf-like creature, white fangs, – Bigfoot Different Species DM. July 1958. Greggton, Texas The witness who was alone at home had ...

    Bigfoot howls in Canada
    Mystery howls spark Bigfoot hunt in Canada - Unexplained Mysteries [MEDIA] Residents of a remote island community have been plagued by ...

    UFO and Bigfoot Sightings in ALABAMA: A listing and examination of selected sightings Read
    About; Export; Add to. Read UFO and Bigfoot Sightings in ALABAMA: A listing and examination of selected sightings Read Book Download Free

    Tulsa World


    Harvey Pratt, forensic sketch artist, will tell how he sketched likenesses of Bigfoot based on witness descriptions, as he would for a crime suspect.

    Bigfoot Sighting in Maine
    A 12-year-old boy captured this footage of a Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, in Turner, Maine. This prompted one investigator to have a look for himself.


    Bigfoot runs from train! Enhanced photo!
    Bigfoot runs from train! Enhanced photo! Massive Sasquatch Who took this photo? When was it taken? Are there more photos? These questions and ...

    KCET


    Though the majority of biologists agree that the large, hominid-appearing creature known as "Bigfoot" is a flight of fancy, the cryptic creature has its ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

    The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday/Wednesday
     
    And so things are just about back to normal. Jessica has returned to work, Danny is back in the garden and Graham is crawling about on the roof. Business as usual really. I wish that I could think of something more interesting to say, but I cant so there!
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: ATKINS MAY PROJECT "A ...
    Zappa Plays Zappa revives sounds of the future, Dw...
    Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland at The New Brigh...
    DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION DETAIL SUBURBAN GHOST
     
    Gonzo Weekly #149
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Heart, Captain Beefheart, bootleg, Poco, M Destiny, Dog and the Universe of Swine Dirt, anarchopunk, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#149) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield and Buzz Aldrin on the front cover together with an interview with Tony Palmer about the legendary 'Space Movie' inside, Doug looks at Heart, Jon muses about Dog and the Universe of Swine. We review a controversial book about bootlegs, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem by a mad composer of piano music from the early 20th Century. John B-G looks at West Coast psychedelia on Youy Tube, and Jon presents a round up of anarchopunk news. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the last of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
     
    Suede, ELO, David Bowie, The Who, Janet Jackson, Ronnie Wood, James Burton, Albert Lee, Karnataka, Keith Richards, Barbara Dickson, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Raymond "Ray" Kenneth Warleigh, Peggy Jones, Ben Cauley, Jame "Brooklyn" Prefontaine, Jackie Collins, Yogi Berra, Group Captain Allan Richard Wright DFC & Bar, AFC, Brian Sewell, Hugh Hopper, THe Pirates, Ducks Deluxe, The Pirates, Wilko Johnson, Dr. John, Johnny Winter & Uncle John Turner, Billy Cobham, Brand x, Pete Sears, Frank Zappa,Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Heart, Dog and the Universe of Swine Dirt, John Brodie-Good, Spirit, Captain Beefheart, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Poco, Roy Weard, Sex Pistols, Crass, Vi Subversa, The Poison Girls, Chumbawamba, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, Bay City ROllers, Wham!, Freddie Mercury, Queen, Elvis Presley, 1D, Ringo Starr, Yes, Billy Sherwood, Alan Whiate, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Neil Nixon, Mark Bebbington, Tiarra
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
    Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
    Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
    Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
    Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
    Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
    Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
    Issue 139 (Raz cover)
    Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
    Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
    Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
    Issue 135 (FNP cover)
     
    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.com/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit…
     
    * 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten 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, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kitten?

    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: Tuesday/Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1861 - Chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr. was born. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • North Sea cod back on the menu, marine body says
  • China and US agree on ivory ban in bid to end ille...
  • I've got your back: Fish really do look after thei...
  • Nectar-Slurping Bat Tongues Move Like Human Bowels...


  • Flower declines shrink bee tongues


  • 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, September 28, 2015

    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.





    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. 

    There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

    The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking.


  • NEWSLINK: Keeper death 'should send message to zoo...
  • ARTICLE: Panther attacks are old news, reports sho...


  • ARTICLE: Lava Hot Springs residents remember escap...
  • THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN TAKES STOCK

    The Gonzo Daily - Monday
    I was up most of last night watching the blood moon eclipssy thing and singing Selene from Camembert Electrique as I did so. Therefore, today I am a little wobbity...
    Korg All Access: Rick Wakeman's buying guide to di...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Boomtown Rats Canadian review
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: James Brown & The Famo...
    This is what it looks like when Leonard Cohen gets...
    Gonzo Weekly #149
    www.gonzoweekly.com
    Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Heart, Captain Beefheart, bootleg, Poco, M Destiny, Dog and the Universe of Swine Dirt, anarchopunk, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#149) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield and Buzz Aldrin on the front cover together with an interview with Tony Palmer about the legendary 'Space Movie' inside, Doug looks at Heart, Jon muses about Dog and the Universe of Swine. We review a controversial book about bootlegs, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem by a mad composer of piano music from the early 20th Century. John B-G looks at West Coast psychedelia on Youy Tube, and Jon presents a round up of anarchopunk news. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the last of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
    Suede, ELO, David Bowie, The Who, Janet Jackson, Ronnie Wood, James Burton, Albert Lee, Karnataka, Keith Richards, Barbara Dickson, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Raymond "Ray" Kenneth Warleigh, Peggy Jones, Ben Cauley, Jame "Brooklyn" Prefontaine, Jackie Collins, Yogi Berra, Group Captain Allan Richard Wright DFC & Bar, AFC, Brian Sewell, Hugh Hopper, THe Pirates, Ducks Deluxe, The Pirates, Wilko Johnson, Dr. John, Johnny Winter & Uncle John Turner, Billy Cobham, Brand x, Pete Sears, Frank Zappa,Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Heart, Dog and the Universe of Swine Dirt, John Brodie-Good, Spirit, Captain Beefheart, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Poco, Roy Weard, Sex Pistols, Crass, Vi Subversa, The Poison Girls, Chumbawamba, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, Bay City ROllers, Wham!, Freddie Mercury, Queen, Elvis Presley, 1D, Ringo Starr, Yes, Billy Sherwood, Alan Whiate, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Neil Nixon, Mark Bebbington, Tiarra
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
    Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
    Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
    Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
    Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
    Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
    Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
    Issue 139 (Raz cover)
    Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
    Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
    Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
    Issue 135 (FNP cover)
    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.com/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit…
    * 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten 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, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kitten?

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    Prospector encounters a HUGE Bigfoot in California - BCS
    #bigfootisreal. Welcome to another episode of Bigfoot Campfire Stories. This weeks story comes from a Gold Miner named Troy M. from deep in the ...

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1066 - England was invaded by William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • EU clamps down on grey squirrels and other invasiv...
  • Boxing Mantis Shrimp Prefer Flurry of Hits Over Kn...
  • Mating success for the European mink
  • Giraffes Caught Humming in the Midnight Hour

  • Love's labors: Study shows male lizards risk becom...


  • 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, September 27, 2015

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

    News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

    From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
    From CFZ-USA:

    CFZ PUBLISHING: Special offer on Weird Wessex!


    The world's leading publishers of cryptozoology, forteana and fortean fiction, with over a hundred titles currently in print.


    In the latest special offer from CFZ Publishing, you can get your copy of Weird Wessex: A Tourist Guide to 100 Strange and Unusual Sights for just £10 (postage free within the UK) – with the first 16 copies including a bookplate signed by both authors! Click here for full details of the offer and how to order your copy.

    GONZO WEEKLY #149

    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 IS OVER THERE POSSIBLY

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
     
    I woke this morning at half past nine and got up for a pee,
    then went back to bed for a half hour snooze and didn't wake up until three
    so when I came down running stupidly late it was a nice surprise for me
    to find the debut album by Anderson/Ponty...
     
    Sundays don't get much better than this.
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Maori Hymn
    Rick rolling his way to the Priory
    GONZO WEEKLY #149
    PLAYLIST: Strange Harvest #4
     
    Gonzo Weekly #149
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Heart, Captain Beefheart, bootleg, Poco, M Destiny, Dog and the Universe of Swine Dirt, anarchopunk, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#149) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield and Buzz Aldrin on the front cover together with an interview with Tony Palmer about the legendary 'Space Movie' inside, Doug looks at Heart, Jon muses about Dog and the Universe of Swine. We review a controversial book about bootlegs, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem by a mad composer of piano music from the early 20th Century. John B-G looks at West Coast psychedelia on Youy Tube, and Jon presents a round up of anarchopunk news. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the last of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
     
    Suede, ELO, David Bowie, The Who, Janet Jackson, Ronnie Wood, James Burton, Albert Lee, Karnataka, Keith Richards, Barbara Dickson, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Raymond "Ray" Kenneth Warleigh, Peggy Jones, Ben Cauley, Jame "Brooklyn" Prefontaine, Jackie Collins, Yogi Berra, Group Captain Allan Richard Wright DFC & Bar, AFC, Brian Sewell, Hugh Hopper, THe Pirates, Ducks Deluxe, The Pirates, Wilko Johnson, Dr. John, Johnny Winter & Uncle John Turner, Billy Cobham, Brand x, Pete Sears, Frank Zappa,Tony Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Heart, Dog and the Universe of Swine Dirt, John Brodie-Good, Spirit, Captain Beefheart, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Poco, Roy Weard, Sex Pistols, Crass, Vi Subversa, The Poison Girls, Chumbawamba, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, Bay City ROllers, Wham!, Freddie Mercury, Queen, Elvis Presley, 1D, Ringo Starr, Yes, Billy Sherwood, Alan Whiate, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Neil Nixon, Mark Bebbington, Tiarra
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
    Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
    Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
    Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
    Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
    Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
    Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
    Issue 139 (Raz cover)
    Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
    Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
    Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
    Issue 135 (FNP cover)
     
    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.com/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit…
     
    * 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten 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, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kitten?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1938 - The League of Nations branded the Japanese as aggressors in China. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Wandering cat missing for two weeks finds his way ...
  • Antarctic seabed life reduces climate change
  • Tiny lung found in ancient ‘living fossil’ fish
  • Brrr! Duck-Billed Dinosaur Lived Through Alaska's ...

  • Diggers from down under: Eleven new wasp species d...

  • 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, September 25, 2015

    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 IS SASSY

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
     
    i was actually doing quite well this week until I received a letter from Exeter City Council this morning. In July last year I was informed that I would have to do a lot of expensive work on my house in Exeter before I would be able to let it to tenants. The fact that a lot of the damage that had been done had been done by the tenants that I had there at the time was irrelevant, and so I was forced to evict them. As I could not afford to do the repairs, I let the house stand empty until I could raise the funds.
     
    A couple of months back I was told by Exeter City Council that I was liable to pay Council Tax on the empty property, and I have now been informed that I have to pay 150% tax as of next year. This is, to my mind, completely bloody outrageous, and I intend to be as obstructive and difficult over the affair as I possibly can be. However, as the old saying goes, you can't fight City Hall, and I don't fancy my chances that much.
     
     
    COMING TOMORROW
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Mike Oldfield - The Sp...
    Laguna Beach singer and Yes carry on after loss
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Weekly #148
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    Wally Hope, Kansas, King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, Tony Palmer, Pink Military, Al Stewart, Beatles, harper Lee, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#148) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Wally Hope on the front cover together with an interview with Paolo, the Director of the new Wally Hope biopic inside, Doug looks at Kansas, Jon muses about Jeremy Corbyn. Mike Oldfield and Tony Palmer, Doug writing about Kansas, Lee about Pink Military and Max's account of going to see King Crimson. We review the controversial new book by Harper Lee which isn't a new book at all, Neil unearths a hidden gem by The Beatles. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the third of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
     
    Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Palmer, Al Stewart, Morrissey, New Order, Glen Campbell, Sister Sledge, Keith Richards, Brian May, Elephant's Memory, Badfinger, Joey Molland, Sleaford Mods, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Martin "Kiddie" Kearns, Gary Dean Richrath, Bryn Merrick, Hugh Hopper, The Pirates, Ducks Deluxe, The Pirates, Wilko Johnson, Dr. John, Johnny Winter & Uncle John Turner,  Billy Cobham, Brand x, Pete Sears, Frank Zappa, Wally Hope, Paolo Sedazzari, Kansas, Max Blake, King Crimson, Lee Walker,Pink Military, Jayne Casey, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Lemmy, Steve Hillage, Elvis Presley, Flaming Lips, Cher, John Lennon, Elton John, Wham!, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Bucovina
     
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
    Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
    Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
    Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
    Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
    Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
    Issue 139 (Raz cover)
    Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
    Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
    Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
    Issue 135 (FNP cover)
     
    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.com/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit…
     
    * 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten 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, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kitten?

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    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 - Thursday
     
    Graham has been away all week so Danny has been sitting in for him and has been doing all sorts of other fairly onerous tasks which I have been meaning to have done for ages (for example cleaning out the tortoises, newts and the tumble down fireplace on the North wall which is actually the oldest part of the house). Graham comes back tomorrow, which will be nice, but in his absence Danny has been very good indeed.
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Steve discusses truth behind rumours of “nuclear r...
    All-star band rocks Liverpool Beatle Week party ce...
    Ex-choir girl’s gig with rocker Rick Wakeman
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Auburn - Indian Summer...
     
    Gonzo Weekly #148
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    Wally Hope, Kansas, King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, Tony Palmer, Pink Military, Al Stewart, Beatles, harper Lee, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#148) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Wally Hope on the front cover together with an interview with Paolo, the Director of the new Wally Hope biopic inside, Doug looks at Kansas, Jon muses about Jeremy Corbyn. Mike Oldfield and Tony Palmer, Doug writing about Kansas, Lee about Pink Military and Max's account of going to see King Crimson. We review the controversial new book by Harper Lee which isn't a new book at all, Neil unearths a hidden gem by The Beatles. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the third of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
     
    Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Palmer, Al Stewart, Morrissey, New Order, Glen Campbell, Sister Sledge, Keith Richards, Brian May, Elephant's Memory, Badfinger, Joey Molland, Sleaford Mods, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Martin "Kiddie" Kearns, Gary Dean Richrath, Bryn Merrick, Hugh Hopper, The Pirates, Ducks Deluxe, The Pirates, Wilko Johnson, Dr. John, Johnny Winter & Uncle John Turner,  Billy Cobham, Brand x, Pete Sears, Frank Zappa, Wally Hope, Paolo Sedazzari, Kansas, Max Blake, King Crimson, Lee Walker,Pink Military, Jayne Casey, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Lemmy, Steve Hillage, Elvis Presley, Flaming Lips, Cher, John Lennon, Elton John, Wham!, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Bucovina
     
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
    Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
    Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
    Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
    Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
    Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
    Issue 139 (Raz cover)
    Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
    Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
    Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
    Issue 135 (FNP cover)
     
    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.com/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit…
     
    * 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten 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, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kitten?