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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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Friday, November 17, 2017

Gonzo Weekly #261

Gonzo Weekly #261
THE LAMENTING LEN ISSUE
 
Marking the anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, we take a look at the outpouring of grief the tributes manifest, Alan looks at Matthew Smith’s Exist to Resist, Richard presents part three of the Steve Kimock story, and Jon looks at Black Mirror and Netflix.
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
 
Black Mirror, Beatles, Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Prince, Alan White, Elton John, Walter Becker, REM, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Charles Henry Mosley III, Frederick Lee Cole, Chad Hanks, Little Mama, Keith Barron, Michael ‘DikMik’ Davies, Lillith and Nilly, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Peter Perrett, Jeremy Smith, Alan Dearling, Exist to Resist, Matthew Smith, Leonard Cohen, Richard Foreman, Steve Kimock, Kev Rowland, Thy Art is Murder, Travelin Jack, Trem do Futuro, The Two Tens, Ultranova, Venom Inc., Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, David Bowie, Gerald Scarfe, Pink Floyd, Chopin, Queen, Elvis, Freddie Mercury, Jim Morrison
 
Marking the anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, we take a look at the outpouring of grief the tributes manifest, Alan looks at Matthew Smith’s Exist to Resist, Richard presents part three of the Steve Kimock story, and Jon looks at Black Mirror and Netflix.
 
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
 
 
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.

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Big foot creature spotted in back mtn!!!
A big foot creature was spotted by hunters in the upper hills at Harvey's lake in back mtn..and in upper hills of Tunkanock!!!!.we tried to communicate ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS PRETTY VACANT

The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
 
I am sad to report that the legendary Dik Mik, of Hawkwind's most legendary incarnation, has died. Dave Brock has said:
 
"I remember when DikMik joined the band, he bought himself an audio generator from Tottenham Court Road, got himself a Watkins Copycat echo unit, a fold up card table, (complete with green baize), and became one of the innovators of electronic music! It was on DikMik’s suggestion, and later persistence, that we got Lemmy to join the band and you know the rest!
 
Goodbye old chap, your legend lives on……x”
 
Another part of my past has passed.
 
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
 
 
And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
 
But for now, here is the news:
 
COMING THIS WEEKEND
DIK MIK RIP
YES IN THE NEWS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Urban Gueri...
 
Gonzo Weekly #260
THE PORT OF HAMSTER JAM ISSUE
 
Alan visits a festival in an Amsterdam squat, John goes to see Steely Dan, Davey goes to see the Hawklords, Jon muses on Alexandra David-Neel and Led Zeppelin, and Neil waxes lyrical on some groovy psychedelic ephemera! And there is more alright.
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna, although  Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, are taking a week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
 
Dame Alexandra David-Néel, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Yes, Paul McCartney, Bono, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert De Cormier, Pentti Glan, Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon Jr., Robert Knight, Dudley George Simpson, Paul John Buckmaster, Gilbert Rouget, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Alan Dearling, ADM Festival, Hikury Beach, De Hardheid, John Brodie-Good, Steely Dan, Neil Arnold, Six Feet Under, The Ravelles, The Vampires, Ace of Cups, McPhee, Fifty Foot Hose, Mellow Candle, Analogy, Julian's Treatment, Made in Germany, Kev Rowland, Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band, Show of Hands, Steeleye Span, Sxuperion, Syn Ze Sase Ri, Davey Curtis, Hawklords, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, KLF, The Isley Brothers, Elvis, Beatles, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Nixon, Esquerita
 
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
 
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
 
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
 
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
 
* The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
 
* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
 
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
 
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 58 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown kittens, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

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: Nod for mineral prospecting near tiger c...
  • NEWSLINK: Will a New Family of Mountain Lions Soon...
  • VIDEO: New lion attraction at zoo puts humans in b...
  • NEWSLINK: Rare big cat flees exile and returns 700...

  • SIGHTIING, UK: Man’s shock as he sees ‘large black...



  • FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


    What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology? 

    Well, everything, actually! 

    In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1558 - Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary Tudor. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • How a tiny shrimp fires a savage shock wave using ...
  • The first ancestors of giant pandas probably lived...
  • A legal trade in rhino horn could be twice as big ...
  • How a 'flipped' gene helped butterflies evolve mim...
  • Three-toed footprints reveal 'very large' dinosaur...
  • Giant lizards are thriving on Borneo's oil palm pl...


  • 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, November 16, 2017

    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: Rare big cat flees exile and returns 700...
  • SIGHTIING, UK: Man’s shock as he sees ‘large black...
  • NEWSLINK: Big cat remains on M25 Hertfordshire sli...

  • NEWSLINK: Cougar suspected of snatching pets from ...



  • THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS HUNGOVER

    The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
     
    The filming went well yesterday, the editing less so. All sorts of minor things happened later on to upset my equilibrium so I went to bed with Archie and my Russian "medicine" and as a result I feel a little worse for wear today. Our friend Enid Raines (wife of cartoonist Mark) has been admitted to hospital and our love and best thoughts go our to them all for her swift return home.
     
    Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
     
     
    And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
     
    But for now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beatles "Help" Liv...
    YES IN THE NEWS
    BRAND X NEWS
    RICK WAKEMAN IN THE NEWS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Weekly #260
    THE PORT OF HAMSTER JAM ISSUE
     
    Alan visits a festival in an Amsterdam squat, John goes to see Steely Dan, Davey goes to see the Hawklords, Jon muses on Alexandra David-Neel and Led Zeppelin, and Neil waxes lyrical on some groovy psychedelic ephemera! And there is more alright.
     
    Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna, although  Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, are taking a week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
     
    Dame Alexandra David-Néel, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Yes, Paul McCartney, Bono, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert De Cormier, Pentti Glan, Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon Jr., Robert Knight, Dudley George Simpson, Paul John Buckmaster, Gilbert Rouget, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Alan Dearling, ADM Festival, Hikury Beach, De Hardheid, John Brodie-Good, Steely Dan, Neil Arnold, Six Feet Under, The Ravelles, The Vampires, Ace of Cups, McPhee, Fifty Foot Hose, Mellow Candle, Analogy, Julian's Treatment, Made in Germany, Kev Rowland, Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band, Show of Hands, Steeleye Span, Sxuperion, Syn Ze Sase Ri, Davey Curtis, Hawklords, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, KLF, The Isley Brothers, Elvis, Beatles, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Nixon, Esquerita
     
    Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
    Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
    Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
    Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
    Issue 252 (Cropredy)
    Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
    Issue 250 (Jamms)
    Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
    Issue 248 (The Selecter)
    Issue 247 (Don Airey)
    Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
    Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
     
    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
     
    You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
     
    SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
     
    * The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
     
    * The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
     
    * We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
     

    * Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 58 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown kittens, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)




    The Loch Ness monster has had a busy 2017, with more "official" sightings than any other year this century. Admittedly, the number of official sightings ...

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Bigfoot - search of /research in Willow Creek
    In Search of Bigfoot. interested in finding real details and real experiences? visit and support: Willow Creek - China Flat Museum ...
    The Son of Bigfoot (2017)
    The Son of Bigfoot (2017). A teenage boy journeys to find his missing father only to discover that he's actually Bigfoot.


    A guide to the wildlife of northern California will invariably include black bears, mule deer, maybe some spotted owls. What won't you find?

    Next February, Hastings, Nebraska, will host its second Bigfoot Conference. Wait, don't tell me why a second is necessary. Is it possibly because ...

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1885 - Canadian rebel Louis Riel was executed for high treason. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • How declining mammal populations in the Florida Ev...
  • Remains of 18-Foot-Long Sea Monster Found with Its...
  • Mass seal deaths in Russia's Lake Baikal
  • Lemurs are weird because Madagascar's fruit is wei...
  • Newly discovered orangutan species is 'among the m...
  • Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of din...


  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day).

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Hunter Captures Bigfoot On His Trail Camera
    GETTYSBURG, PA - Pat Witmer of Gettysburg captured what he says is Bigfoot on his trail camera.


    Florida Bigfoot Video
    More amazing bigfoot evidence from Mark Zaskey and the Crypto Reality youtube channel. Mark tells a story about some Marines who had a sighting ...


    Most identify the oncoming winter season with cold weather, the holidays and the start of a new year. But that's not the case for John and Joneric ...


    The two are the creators and admins of Bigfoot 911, a Facebook group and community consisting of over 8,000 members across 26 different countries, ...

    Investigating Australia's Bigfoot
    Creatures of a Bigfoot-like appearance are not exclusive to the United States, the Himalayas, and the wilds of South America, Russia, and China.

    Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot of Washington County
    The AIMS team travel to Washington County, PA to investigate the Dustman, thought to be the fastest and most agile bigfoot in the region.

    Tim "Coonbo" Baker and Jim "Bear" King
    Hear how Bigfoot kill and seemingly dissect large animals. Learn about the different types of Bigfoot, their habitat, population, calls, and other ...


    NOT ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

    Cards Against Humanity, the "party game for terrible people," has purchased a plot of land on the Mexican border and retained an eminent domain law firm to block the construction of President Trump's border wall.

    "Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. So we've purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built," the company wrote on their website.

    http://abc7.com/2648686/

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    'Record Year' For Alleged Sightings Of The Loch Ness Monster
    'Record Year' For Alleged Sightings Of The Loch Ness Monster.

    CRYPTOLINK: Nine-year-old boy snaps Loch Ness monster in EIGHTH 'official' Nessie sighting this year

    A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 

    Sam Knight photographed the mysterious 'fin' in the water while taking a cruise down the loch and experts have credited it as an official sighting.
    Sam was so keen to go monster-spotting during a family holiday in the area he even brought ropes in the hope of tying Nessie to the boat and a kit to take genetic samples. During the cruise he took hundreds of pictures of the loch – and it was as the family studied them later the incredible “fin” shot emerged.

    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




    Clockwise from top left: Thylacine, gastric-brooding frog, quagga, heath hen (Popperfoto/Getty; Michael J. Tyler/University of Adelaide/Science Source; ...

    WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN?

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
    Today is a jolly one. Charlotte is coming over later to put the finishing touches to OTT#85 and to film a new intro for the Patreon Page. Oh! Didn't I tell you? The Patreon Page for OTT is finally up after a lot of work from Louis in Sussex. You can access it here:
    The new Morrissey album isn't even out yet, and it is provoking strong responses. The Quietus posted a massively funny review which basically ripped it to shreds.
    But there is a vague reconstruction of it on YouTube with live versions of some songs interspersed with the studio versions of ones that have already been released, with only two missing. And I have to admit that I thought it sounded promising. I am expecting some money next week and will probably buy it. I will report back then.
    Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
    And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
    But for now, here is the news:
    YES ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
    THE MAGIC BAND ON TOUR
    BARBARA DICKSON IN THE NEWS
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beach Boys Surf's ...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Weekly #260
    THE PORT OF HAMSTER JAM ISSUE
    Alan visits a festival in an Amsterdam squat, John goes to see Steely Dan, Davey goes to see the Hawklords, Jon muses on Alexandra David-Neel and Led Zeppelin, and Neil waxes lyrical on some groovy psychedelic ephemera! And there is more alright.
    Hail Eris!
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna, although  Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, are taking a week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
    Dame Alexandra David-Néel, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Yes, Paul McCartney, Bono, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert De Cormier, Pentti Glan, Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon Jr., Robert Knight, Dudley George Simpson, Paul John Buckmaster, Gilbert Rouget, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Alan Dearling, ADM Festival, Hikury Beach, De Hardheid, John Brodie-Good, Steely Dan, Neil Arnold, Six Feet Under, The Ravelles, The Vampires, Ace of Cups, McPhee, Fifty Foot Hose, Mellow Candle, Analogy, Julian's Treatment, Made in Germany, Kev Rowland, Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band, Show of Hands, Steeleye Span, Sxuperion, Syn Ze Sase Ri, Davey Curtis, Hawklords, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, KLF, The Isley Brothers, Elvis, Beatles, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Nixon, Esquerita
    Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
    Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
    Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
    Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
    Issue 252 (Cropredy)
    Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
    Issue 250 (Jamms)
    Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
    Issue 248 (The Selecter)
    Issue 247 (Don Airey)
    Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
    Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
    You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
    SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
    * The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
    * The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
    * We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
    * Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 58 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown kittens, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?
    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
    Today is a jolly one. Charlotte is coming over later to put the finishing topuches to OTT#85 and to film a new intro for the Patreon Page. Oh! Didn't I tell you? The Patreon Page for OTT is finally up after a lot of work from Louis in Sussex. You can access it here:
    The new Morrissey album isn't even out yet, and it is provoking strong responses. The Quietus posted a massively funny review which basically ripped it to shreds.
    But there is a vague reconstruction of it on YouTube with live versions of some songs interspersed with the studio versions of ones that have already been released, with only two missing. And I have to admit that I thought it sounded promising. I am expecting some money next week and will probably buy it. I will report back then.
    Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
    And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
    But for now, here is the news:
    YES ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
    THE MAGIC BAND ON TOUR
    BARBARA DICKSON IN THE NEWS
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beach Boys Surf's ...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Weekly #260
    THE PORT OF HAMSTER JAM ISSUE
    Alan visits a festival in an Amsterdam squat, John goes to see Steely Dan, Davey goes to see the Hawklords, Jon muses on Alexandra David-Neel and Led Zeppelin, and Neil waxes lyrical on some groovy psychedelic ephemera! And there is more alright.
    Hail Eris!
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna, although  Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, are taking a week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
    Dame Alexandra David-Néel, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Yes, Paul McCartney, Bono, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert De Cormier, Pentti Glan, Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon Jr., Robert Knight, Dudley George Simpson, Paul John Buckmaster, Gilbert Rouget, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Alan Dearling, ADM Festival, Hikury Beach, De Hardheid, John Brodie-Good, Steely Dan, Neil Arnold, Six Feet Under, The Ravelles, The Vampires, Ace of Cups, McPhee, Fifty Foot Hose, Mellow Candle, Analogy, Julian's Treatment, Made in Germany, Kev Rowland, Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band, Show of Hands, Steeleye Span, Sxuperion, Syn Ze Sase Ri, Davey Curtis, Hawklords, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, KLF, The Isley Brothers, Elvis, Beatles, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Nixon, Esquerita
    Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
    Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
    Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
    Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
    Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
    Issue 252 (Cropredy)
    Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
    Issue 250 (Jamms)
    Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
    Issue 248 (The Selecter)
    Issue 247 (Don Airey)
    Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
    Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
    You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
    SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
    * The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
    * The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
    * We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
    * Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 58 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown kittens, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?