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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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Tuesday, April 05, 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



New Interview With Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman
Gunnar Monson and Shane Corson of Monster X Radio recently interviewed Finding Bigfoot's very own Cliff Barackman. They discuss new Finding ...

Monster X Radio with Cliff Barackman
Cliff is a Bigfoot Field Researcher and Co-Host of Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot. We'll be catching up with Cliff regarding the latest with Finding ...

Group Hits Myakka Trails, Captures Footage Of A Bigfoot Turkey
Ok, so not every sound you hear in the woods is a bigfoot. But at least this proves skunk apes have something to eat in Myakka State Park. The Trail to ...

Rougarou, Louisiana's Dogman, Captured On Aerial Footage
The Cajun legend of the Rougarou can take on multiple forms. Originally derived from French stories of the “loup-garu,” or “wolf man,” the monster is ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS SOMEWHERE OVER THERE

The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
 
Good morning boys and girls. I have a favour to ask you today. I am not terribly good at this social media lark, coming from the generation for whom 'social media' meant three of you taking turns at rolling a suspiciously long cigarette on the back of the same album cover. However, the world has changed massively in the past few years, and I am afraid I am rapidly becoming a tired and grumpy old man. So I need your help. This summer sees the seventeenth Weird Weekend, and I would be very grateful if you can pimp the following link all over Facebook and all the other places that you do things...
 
 
Thank you my dears. I truly appreciate what you do for me.
 
GENRE PEAK REVIEW
Corky Laing interview
The Byrds at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, 1...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Patto - Time To Die
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
 
Gonzo Magazine #176
 
Badfinger, Joey Molland, The Raz Band, Happy the Man, Live Music, Daevid Allen, Gong, Greil Marcus, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
Joey Molland, the last man standing of Badfinger is on the front cover, with an interview with him about his work with The Raz Band inside. Doug gets all lyrical about Happy the Man, John asks worrying questions about the future of live music, Alan talks about his experiences with Daevid Allen the poet, while we review a book by Greil Marcus and Biffo is uncertain about Crowd Funding. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit and Mack Maloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons ouyside 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:
Motorhead, Pet Shop Boys, Brian Wilson,  Rolling Stones, Noel Gallagher, Barry Gibb, Paul McCartney, Tony Hawk, John Ellis, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett, CBE, Andrew Laurence (Andy "Thunderclap") Newman, David Nathaniel Baker Jr., Roger Marcel Cicero Ciceu, Captain  Beefheart, Brand X, Osibisa, Pink Fairies, Gram  Parsons'- The International Submarine Band, Gib Guilbeau, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Sons of Fred, Percy Jones, Norman Wisdom featuring Rick Wakeman, Joey Molland, The Raz Band, Happy the Man, Roy Weard, John Brodie-Good, Daevid Allen, Alan Dearling, Mr Biffo,  Hawkwind, Xtul, Greil Marcus, The Beatles, Billy Fury, Jimmy Page, Michael Jackson, Cameron Mitchell, Bob Marley, The Who, Neil Nixon, Garth Brooks, Niburta
                                                                                    
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 174 (Keith Emerson)
Issue 173 (Pink Fairies action figures)
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
Issue 165 (David Bowie)
Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
Issue 163 (Lemmy)
Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 159 (Jon Anderson and Matt Malley)
Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
Issue 152 (4th Eden)
 
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 56 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: Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1614 - American Indian Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Turtles suffer 'Floater Syndrome' when they ingest...
  • Giant remote-controlled cyborg beetles could repla...
  • Apes remember their old friends' voices

  • Ancient fossil marks bridge between early arachnid...

  • 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)