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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, October 31, 2016

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HITS THE GROUND ...........UM HOBBLING

The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
 
Golly! What a strange life we lead. Well, I suppose it is Samhain, so what does one expect? Today's strangeness begins with a not very convincing photograph from Alaska reporting to be that of a river monster. http://tinyurl.com/jos55rf So, of course, those jolly nice fellows of Her Majesty's Press have been contacting me in droves for comments. Basically this is what I wrote in return:
 
“That video from Alaska looks very much like this video from Iceland a couple of years ago: http://tinyurl.com/zevqqlj
 
That turned out to me an inanimate construct of ice in flowing water and I strongly suggest that this is something similar. Although there are reports of mysterious aquatic creatures from various parts or North America, including Alaska, I am not aware of any from that particular river.
 
Sorry about that.”
 
On top of that, I may or may not be on ITV tonight talking about all sorts of thugs that go bump in the night, and we are also having a quiet Samhain soirĂ©e this evening, at which a splendid time will be guaranteed for all. Chloe and I have been busy little beavers this afternoon putting together tomorrow's issue of the CFZ newsletter, and pootling about with the Pink Fairies Website. If you are interested it only costs £12 a year and there is plenty of time for you to subscribe using the link at the top of the page on the CFZ website. http://forteanzoology.blogspot.co.uk/
 
Hopefully life will return to normality once the festivities are over, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
 
And now for the news................
 
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
David Peel on the Upper East Side 2 16 1991
HAWKWIND INTERVIEW (2016)
Pink Fairies - Do It!
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Deviants - I'm Com...
 
Gonzo Magazine #206
 
This week we see the mighty Raz Band live with Joey Molland, Doug goes to see Brian Wilson, John travels across the Atlantic to see Steely Dan. Alan muses on Justin Johnson, and The Flame Trees, Jon reads about Tony Visconti and eulogises on Ed Harcourt. And there is a chance to win a pair of  tickets to next year’s UK shows by Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman. Gee willikins!
 
Good ‘ere innit?
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
Ed Harcourt, John Cale, Prince, Sinead O'Connor, John Lydon, Phil Collins, Emily Eavis, Yoko Ono, Moby, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert Thomas Velline (Bobby Vee), Peter Jozzeppi "Pete" Burns, James "Jimmy" Perry, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, ARW, The Raz Band, Brian Wilson, Alan Dearling, Flame Tree, John Brodie-Good, Rickie Lee Jones, Steely Dan, Justin Johnson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, Tony Visconti, Justin Bieber, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Neil Nixon,  Gene Clark
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
 
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 57 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two small 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kittens?

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.



BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:




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NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Monday/Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1984 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near her residence by two Sikh security guards. Her son, Rajiv, was sworn in as prime minister. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • New nematode is hermaphrodite: One of the smallest...
  • 'Robomussels' used to monitor climate change
  • How animals sense the rate of temperature change
  • Peru investigates death of 10,000 Titicaca water f...
  • New bee arrives for first time in the UK
  • Gorilla recaptured after escape at London zoo


  • 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, October 30, 2016

    Gonzo Weekly #206

    Gonzo Magazine #206
    This week we see the mighty Raz Band live with Joey Molland, Doug goes to see Brian Wilson, John travels across the Atlantic to see Steely Dan. Alan muses on Justin Johnson, and The Flame Trees, Jon reads about Tony Visconti and eulogises on Ed Harcourt. And there is a chance to win a pair of  tickets to next year’s UK shows by Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman. Gee willikins!
    Good ‘ere innit?
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Ed Harcourt, John Cale, Prince, Sinead O'Connor, John Lydon, Phil Collins, Emily Eavis, Yoko Ono, Moby, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert Thomas Velline (Bobby Vee), Peter Jozzeppi "Pete" Burns, James "Jimmy" Perry, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, ARW, The Raz Band, Brian Wilson, Alan Dearling, Flame Tree, John Brodie-Good, Rickie Lee Jones, Steely Dan, Justin Johnson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, Tony Visconti, Justin Bieber, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Neil Nixon,  Gene Clark
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    Issue 196 (Paul May)
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
    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 57 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two small 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kittens?

    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 GONZOID HEN

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
    On Friday I went to the Podiatrist
    who gave me bad news so I got pissed
    as the proverbial rat and then I slept
    for nearly a day until I crept
    downstairs at ten on Saturday night
    for something to eat (not a pretty sight)
    and I must say (with an apologetic cough)
    I hope I don't have my foot cut off
    love on ya J
    Pink Fairies: Walk Don't Run
    PLAYLIST: SF#185
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Let all mortal flesh k...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Weekly #206
    Gonzo Magazine #206
    This week we see the mighty Raz Band live with Joey Molland, Doug goes to see Brian Wilson, John travels across the Atlantic to see Steely Dan. Alan muses on Justin Johnson, and The Flame Trees, Jon reads about Tony Visconti and eulogises on Ed Harcourt. And there is a chance to win a pair of  tickets to next year’s UK shows by Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman. Gee willikins!
    Good ‘ere innit?
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Ed Harcourt, John Cale, Prince, Sinead O'Connor, John Lydon, Phil Collins, Emily Eavis, Yoko Ono, Moby, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert Thomas Velline (Bobby Vee), Peter Jozzeppi "Pete" Burns, James "Jimmy" Perry, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, ARW, The Raz Band, Brian Wilson, Alan Dearling, Flame Tree, John Brodie-Good, Rickie Lee Jones, Steely Dan, Justin Johnson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, Tony Visconti, Justin Bieber, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Neil Nixon,  Gene Clark
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    Issue 196 (Paul May)
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
    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 57 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two small 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kittens?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1961 - The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved an order to remove Joseph Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Gorilla recaptured after escape at London zoo
  • Has the Great Barrier Reef died? Not quite.
  • Monkeys create stone tools forcing scientists to r...
  • Hundreds of jellyfish invade New Zealand coastline...


  • 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, October 28, 2016

    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.


    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:




    24/7 LIVE Outdoor Wildlife Cam In Minnesota - Watch For Bigfoot
    All that is needed is one clear video such as that showing a Bigfoot going thru the motions. Thousands of these webcams set up by hunters and never ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN EXCULPATED

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
     
    "You started telling me a funny story, and I fell asleep
    Oh Wot a dream that was"
     
    I have just returned from the podiatrist in Bideford, and it appears that I have ulcerated pressure sores on each foot from sitting in the same position too long. The one on my left foot is particularly bad, and I have been warned that it could have very serious complications. The a-word was even used. You know; the one that rhymes with amplification but has nothing to do with music or electricity. As I told the podiatrist (who was very sweet to me) I have no objections to getting legless but I don’t wish to BE legless.
     
    "Oh Wot a dream that was"
     
    And there are problems with my potential tenants in my Exeter house. After what happened with the last bunch I want a month’s rent in advance. I have no intention of becoming a nasty slum landlord, and - in fact - I want to be as kind and equitable as I can be. But I don’t want to find myself, once again, being a patsy that is being taken advantage of left right and centre.
     
    "Oh Wot a dream that was"
     
    Talking of Exeter, the Royal Clarence Hotel in Cathedral Close is currently in flames, and there are great fears that many of Exeter’s oldest and most loved buildings are at risk. The Cavern Club was torched some weeks ago, and I believe that there have been other fires in recent weeks, some of which have been confirmed as arson.
     
    "Oh Wot a dream that was"
     
    But the new album by The Divine Comedy is their best in maybe eighteen years, and young master Hannon is on top form. This is the latest in a glut of great records that have appeared this autumn. At least the crappy times elsewhere in life are being given a soundtrack par excellence…
     
    "You started telling me a funny story, and I fell asleep
    Oh Wot a dream that was"

    And now for the news................
     
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    Pink Fairies - the snake (john peel session)
    Barbara Dickson - Caravans
    Peter Hammill interview - Schio, 11th May 2012
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Brahms - Symphony No. ...
     
    Gonzo Magazine #205
     
    We have exciting news about the new Pink Fairies album  together with exclusive photographs of them in rehearsal, Jon burbles on about Alan Bennett and the movie of The Lady in the Van, Doug goes to see The Specials, and Alan meets Lenny Helsing, whilst we run a book review a century and a half late.
     
    Good ‘ere innit?
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive, and because last week was a full moon, Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, The Who, Boy George, Rolling Stones, The Last Shadow Puppets, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Chuck Berry, John Lydon, Leonard Cohen, Bart Lancia, Alan Dearling, Clowns, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert “Big Sonny” Edwards, William Nelson "Sonny" Sanders, Robert Bateman, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, The Pink Fairies, The Specials, Lenny Helsing, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Gizz Butt, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Jules Verne, Neil Nixon, Keith Christmas
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    Issue 196 (Paul May)
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
     
    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 57 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two small 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kittens?

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

    From CFZ-USA:

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1965 - Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Global warming doubles size of forest fires in US ...
  • On the line: call for Danish anglers to help catch...
  • Dolphin pictured killing porpoise by flipping it i...
  • Rainbow boa preying on a vampire bat in a cave in ...


  • 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, October 27, 2016

    RICHARD FREEMAN: Oral History interview - Alison Reid (1996)

    Filmed by Roslyn Sargent, Jean and Kevin Mitchells in 1997 this is an interview with Alison Ried.

    This video was an oral history interview done with Miss Alison Reid. Alison was the daughter of the curator of Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, Tasmania. She looked after the last captive Tasmanian wolf. In the interview she speaks of her memories of the thylacines at the zoo and her conviction that they still exist today. She also stuffed dead thylacines and raised many young animals of different species.

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:



    Louisiana Swamp Ape Investigation - Large Tracks Found
    A group of investigators find some large tracks, and other possible bigfoot sign, while researching a wildlife management area in northern Louisiana.

    Bigfoot Hiding In Plain Sight In Mississippi
    From Bono Russell and M.B.E.S.T. - The Mississippi Bigfoot Diaries. This is a collection of Videos and Still Photo's , collected over the last 4 month's, ...

    Bill Dranginis Presentation At 1st Annual Virginia Bigfoot Conference
    Sorry for the wait folks, but here is the Fouth video from the "1st Annual Virginia Bigfoot Conference" Put on by "Sasquatch Watch of Virginia" at Hungry ...

    Survivorman Bigfoot: Legend Of Klemtu Hill
    Survivorman Bigfoot Les Stroud Show. Here is another past episode of Survivorman Bigfoot featuring Les Stroud. Enjoy!

    Can Bigfoot Predict Our Actions In The Woods?
    The Trail To Bigfoot team shares some interesting information and theories about bigfoot and how they may be able to predict our actions as humans ...

    Dr. Webb Sentell Speaks At The Honobia Bigfoot Conference
    Dr. Webb Sentell speaks on the firsty day of the Honobia Bigfoot Festival and Conference in Oklahoma. Enjoy. An error occurred. Try watching this ...

    OI, WHERE IS THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN?

    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
     
    And so it has rolled around to being Thursday once again. Charlotte attended Professor Downes’ Academy for Young Ladies yesterday, and did very well indeed. And the best news is that after two and a half years of being a money drain, work on my Exeter house is complete and I have new tenants ready to sign a tenancy agreement on Monday. many thanks to Graham for all his hard work.
     
    Our car failed its MOT terminally on Monday so we are using Julia’s until we get a new one.
     
    You may well have noticed that we are running late with several things at the moment. Life is massively complicated with health issues, family issues and all sorts of other metaphorical crap on our equally metaphorical plate at the moment. But we are getting there ….. Slowly. And normal service, like they used to say on the BBC when the transmitter went belly up, will be resumed as soon as possible.
     
    Ciao darlings….
     
    And now for the news................
     
    Peter Hammill interview - Schio, 11th May 2012
    Elaine Paige, Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well...
    PINK FAIRIES Live 1973
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles - We Can W...
     
    Gonzo Magazine #205
     
    We have exciting news about the new Pink Fairies album  together with exclusive photographs of them in rehearsal, Jon burbles on about Alan Bennett and the movie of The Lady in the Van, Doug goes to see The Specials, and Alan meets Lenny Helsing, whilst we run a book review a century and a half late.
     
    Good ‘ere innit?
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive, and because last week was a full moon, Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, The Who, Boy George, Rolling Stones, The Last Shadow Puppets, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Chuck Berry, John Lydon, Leonard Cohen, Bart Lancia, Alan Dearling, Clowns, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert “Big Sonny” Edwards, William Nelson "Sonny" Sanders, Robert Bateman, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, The Pink Fairies, The Specials, Lenny Helsing, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Gizz Butt, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Jules Verne, Neil Nixon, Keith Christmas
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    Issue 196 (Paul May)
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
     
    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 57 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two small 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kittens?

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS

    The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
     
    Strange Days indeed (Most peculiar Mama). And trust me, they don't get much stranger than this.
     
    And now for the news................
     
    CRASS. Steve Ignorant on Crass. Un-Cut
    David Bowie tribute Rick Wakeman & Tracey Ullman i...
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Shostakovich: Symphony...
    Never-Before-Heard JUDAS PRIEST Demo Extract To Be...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Magazine #205
     
    We have exciting news about the new Pink Fairies album  together with exclusive photographs of them in rehearsal, Jon burbles on about Alan Bennett and the movie of The Lady in the Van, Doug goes to see The Specials, and Alan meets Lenny Helsing, whilst we run a book review a century and a half late.
     
    Good ‘ere innit?
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive, and because last week was a full moon, Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, The Who, Boy George, Rolling Stones, The Last Shadow Puppets, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Chuck Berry, John Lydon, Leonard Cohen, Bart Lancia, Alan Dearling, Clowns, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert “Big Sonny” Edwards, William Nelson "Sonny" Sanders, Robert Bateman, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, The Pink Fairies, The Specials, Lenny Helsing, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Gizz Butt, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Jules Verne, Neil Nixon, Keith Christmas
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
    Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
    Issue 202 (Gong)
    Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
    Issue 199 (Yes)
    Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
    Issue 196 (Paul May)
    Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
    Issue 194 (Auburn)
    Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
    Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
    Issue 191 (Karnataka)
    Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
    Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
    Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
    Issue 186 (Beatles)
    Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
     
    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 57 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two small 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 the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kittens?

    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.