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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, September 25, 2017

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Bigfoot is the name given to a mythological simian, ape, or hominid-like creature that is said to inhabit forests. Explore sightings of the mythological ...

Sunday, September 24, 2017

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS OK

ITS THE WEEKEND: ITS THE LITTLE RED ROOSTER

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
 
It's Sunday, and so I do my best
to be productive on the day of rest
and so that's what I have done today
and I've achieved quite a lot...way hay
 
 
Forgive me for banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for an many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
 
 
But now, here is the news:
 
A HOLOGRAM TO BE FRANK
PLAYLIST: F 229 – 8 OCT 2017?
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Dan Seals & the Voices...
Gonzo Weekly #253
 
Gonzo Weekly #253
THE SENSORIUM SUPERSTARS ISSUE
 
In which we meet the very legendary Dana Gillespie, Alan goes to the Hapi Festival, Richard presents part one of a short series on Steve Kimock, Greg remembers seeing Gentle Giant back in the day, Graham writes about Hawkwind,and we send Sensorium Girliebox to a desert island!And is there more? You can bet your pondohs there is. And it is all free/buckshee/gratis. There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but there is a truly free magazine!
 
Wooooot!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been culinarily creative, 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:
 
Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Biggles, Richard Gordon, Gerald Durrell, Yoko Ono, Bruce Springsteen, 2017 Progressive Music Awards, Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, Morrissey, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, John Everett Sandlin Jr., Laudir Soares de Oliveira, Harold "Harry" Dean Stanton, Violet Brown (nee Mosse), Wiarton Willie, Ameer Isah Hassan (aka Lil Ameer), Ben Dorcy, Mary Hopkin, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Dana Gillespie, Alan Dearling, Hapi Festival, Asylum Seekers, Daniel Wakeford, Big Brother Soul, Mike Pender's Searchers, The Fab Beatles, the Animals and friends, Forever Queen, Limehouse Lizzie, Fleetingwood Mac, From the Jam, Iron Tyger, Big Noise Samba Band, Greg Jarrells, Gentle Giant, Richard Foreman, Steve Kimock, Kev Rowland, Lightning Strikes, Afterbirth, Beastmaker, Ohio Knife, Opeth, Forever Still, Pelander, Midnight Oil, Sensorium Girliebox, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Nicki Minaj, ABBA, Neil Nixon, Easy Star All Stars
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Hurricane Irma Siphons Water from Shore, Strands 2...
  • Six-Toed 'Hemingway Cats' Survive Hurricane Irma
  • Nesting sea turtles are on Florida's frontlines as...
  • Marsupial moms express placental genes in milk
  • Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight
  • Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wal...
  • Badger culling gets go ahead in 11 new areas of En...


  • 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 22, 2017

    CFZ PEOPLE: Evelyn (my Granddaughter) is Three Years Old today....

    ...and I never believed it was possible to love that little girl so much!

    Image may contain: 1 person, child, sky and outdoor

    Gonzo Weekly #253

    Gonzo Weekly #253
    THE SENSORIUM SUPERSTARS ISSUE
     
    In which we meet the very legendary Dana Gillespie, Alan goes to the Hapi Festival, Richard presents part one of a short series on Steve Kimock, Greg remembers seeing Gentle Giant back in the day, Graham writes about Hawkwind,and we send Sensorium Girliebox to a desert island!And is there more? You can bet your pondohs there is. And it is all free/buckshee/gratis. There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but there is a truly free magazine!
     
    Wooooot!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been sulinarily creative, 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:
     
    Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Biggles, Richard Gordon, Gerald Durrell, Yoko Ono, Bruce Springsteen, 2017 Progressive Music Awards, Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, Morrissey, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, John Everett Sandlin Jr., Laudir Soares de Oliveira, Harold "Harry" Dean Stanton, Violet Brown (nee Mosse), Wiarton Willie, Ameer Isah Hassan (aka Lil Ameer), Ben Dorcy, Mary Hopkin, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Dana Gillespie, Alan Dearling, Hapi Festival, Asylum Seekers, Daniel Wakeford, Big Brother Soul, Mike Pender's Searchers, The Fab Beatles, the Animals and friends, Forever Queen, Limehouse Lizzie, Fleetingwood Mac, From the Jam, Iron Tyger, Big Noise Samba Band, Greg Jarrells, Gentle Giant, Richard Foreman, Steve Kimock, Kev Rowland, Lightning Strikes, Afterbirth, Beastmaker, Ohio Knife, Opeth, Forever Still, Pelander, Midnight Oil, Sensorium Girliebox, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Nicki Minaj, ABBA, Neil Nixon, Easy Star All Stars
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    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.

    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: Big cat population on rise in Wayanad
  • NEWSLINK: Conservationists elated at increase in B...
  • NEWSLINK: Snow Leopards are on the Rebound

  • NEWSLINK: In land of lions, are tigers making a co..

  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    On the trail of those on the trail of Bigfoot
    A single sighting isn't enough. Is there any physical evidence? Are there good photos? Is there an independent sighting? Watch out reporters of ...


    Bigfoot sighting have been reported all over Oklahoma. Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center will host the Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium Saturday ...


    Actor Rob Lowe (right), who played Sodapop Curtis in the movie “The Outsiders,” stands with his son John Owen at the Outsiders House in Tulsa in ...

    RAGE AGAINST THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
    If I was to do a flow chart for today it would run something like this:
    Oversleep> Edit Dana Gillespie interview> Blogs> Magazine> Podiatrist> Morrisons> Home> Gin> Bed
    My podiatrist appointment means I have to leave the house at quarter to three, so you can see why I am in a rush!
    Forgive me for banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for an many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
    But now, here is the news:
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Freddie King - Have Yo...
    FRANK ZAPPA IN THE NEWS
    YES feat ARP ARTICLE
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Weekly #252
    THE STRANGEFOLK ISSUE
    In which Kev Rowland returns to dear old Blighty, goes to Cropredy, meets Richard Thompson, watches Fairport Convention and friends, pays a visit to Stu Nicholson in hospital, and more. Jeremy examines The Flaming Groovies new album, Alan reads Sammy Stein, and Jon grieves for an old friend...
    And is there more? You can bet your pondohs there is. And it is all free/buckshee/gratis
    Wooooot!
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been sulinarily creative, 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:
    Syd Henley, Ringo Starr, Brian May, Mick Fleetwood, Yes, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, The Damned, Stick Men, Alive and Dangerous, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Grant Hart, Basi, Riem de Wolff, Jessi Zazu, Virgil Howe, Troy Gentry, Josh Schwartz, Don Williams, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE, Mary Hopkin, Endangered Species, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Kev Rowland, Cropredy Festival, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Clive Nolan, Pendragon, Stu Nicholson, Galahad, Show of Hands, The Trevor Horn Band,The Divine Comedy,Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Gerry Colvin Band, Quill, Gigspanner Big Band, CC Smugglers, Pierce Brothers, Petula Clark, Morris On, Judy Dyble & The Band of Perfect Strangers, Plainsong, Cats in Space, Marillion, Dougie MacLean, Mark Colton, Credo,  Alan Dearling, All That's Jazz, Sammy Stein, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, The Emerald Dawn, End of Green, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, Neil Nixon, Bob Dylan
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    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?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1792 - The French Republic was proclaimed. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Hurricane Irma Siphons Water from Shore, Strands 2...
  • Six-Toed 'Hemingway Cats' Survive Hurricane Irma
  • Nesting sea turtles are on Florida's frontlines as...
  • Marsupial moms express placental genes in milk
  • Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight
  • Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wal...
  • Badger culling gets go ahead in 11 new areas of En...


  • 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, September 21, 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.

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    Whatever you call them, many are variations on Bigfoot. To kick off the Big Sky Bigfoot Conference, which takes place in Hamilton this year, Breedlove ...

    This week on The Lowe Files, Rob and his sons head to remoter parts of Oklahoma as they search for Bigfoot, known to the locals the Wood Ape.

    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.







    IF THERE'S A BUSTLE IN YOUR HEDGEROW, IT'S PROBABLY THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

    The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
     
    And so it is magazine day again. My week has sort of coalesced into some sort of struccture, which is a first for anarchic ol' me! Beset by computer irritations which are largely my fault, I can think of nothing particular to write about except the merits of Tesco breakfast burritos, the biology of a South Chinese mountain crab, and the fact that Android Emulators on PC are particularly crappy, and I very much doubt whether anyone apart from me is interested in any of those.
     
    Forgive me for banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for an many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
     
     
    But now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Behind The Iron Curta...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Kevin Ayers Tribute By Soft Machine & Then Jakko &...
    MIKE WESTBROOK IN THE NEWS
    YES/YES feat ARW IN THE NEWS
     
    Gonzo Weekly #252
    THE STRANGEFOLK ISSUE
     
    In which Kev Rowland returns to dear old Blighty, goes to Cropredy, meets Richard Thompson, watches Fairport Convention and friends, pays a visit to Stu Nicholson in hospital, and more. Jeremy examines The Flaming Groovies new album, Alan reads Sammy Stein, and Jon grieves for an old friend...
     
    And is there more? You can bet your pondohs there is. And it is all free/buckshee/gratis
     
    Wooooot!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been sulinarily creative, 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:
     
    Syd Henley, Ringo Starr, Brian May, Mick Fleetwood, Yes, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, The Damned, Stick Men, Alive and Dangerous, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Grant Hart, Basi, Riem de Wolff, Jessi Zazu, Virgil Howe, Troy Gentry, Josh Schwartz, Don Williams, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE, Mary Hopkin, Endangered Species, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Kev Rowland, Cropredy Festival, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Clive Nolan, Pendragon, Stu Nicholson, Galahad, Show of Hands, The Trevor Horn Band,The Divine Comedy,Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Gerry Colvin Band, Quill, Gigspanner Big Band, CC Smugglers, Pierce Brothers, Petula Clark, Morris On, Judy Dyble & The Band of Perfect Strangers, Plainsong, Cats in Space, Marillion, Dougie MacLean, Mark Colton, Credo,  Alan Dearling, All That's Jazz, Sammy Stein, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, The Emerald Dawn, End of Green, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, Neil Nixon, Bob Dylan
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    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!

    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




    The analysis of three different animal droppings, two from Tasmania and one from South Australia, found no presence of thylacine DNA.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1792 - The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Box jellyfish will destroy future oceans by gobbli...
  • Conservationists See a Hurricane Risk: Florida’s E...
  • You Can't Kill Bigfoot in Washington and More Odd ...
  • World's first as endangered Bermudian Skink hatch ...
  • Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves


  • 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, September 20, 2017

    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 LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

    CFZ-USA

    LIFE'S A RIOT WITH THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
     
    Last night, due to me misreading what it said on Netflix, me and Graham and Mother sat down to watch the new Star Trek series. As it doesn't come out until next week we watched the middle one of the recent trilogy of movies, and - although Graham was scathing - Mother and I enjoyed it immensely and were far more impressed by it that I had supposed that I would be. Graham also managed to find our missing video camera which we have been looking for over the past six months. So things are slowly sorting themselves out.
     
    And finally, Jimmy Page has sanctioned the release of the Yardbirds live at Anderson Theatre; something he has been blocking for nearly half a century. It is truly excellent news, because the bootleg has been one of my faves for yonks.
     
    Forgive me for banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for an many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
     
     
    The video quality is not quite as good as the original, but as it is intended for a very small screen I don't suppose it matters. The original versions remain up, for those of you watching on a computer. All future episodes will have entirely original music, so I don't expect there to be any more problems.
     
    But now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: THE BALLAD OF SIR CLIV...
    HERMAN'S HERMITS IN THE NEWS
    LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS
    GEOFF DOWNES (NO RELATION) INTERVIEW
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Weekly #252
    THE STRANGEFOLK ISSUE
     
    In which Kev Rowland returns to dear old Blighty, goes to Cropredy, meets Richard Thompson, watches Fairport Convention and friends, pays a visit to Stu Nicholson in hospital, and more. Jeremy examines The Flaming Groovies new album, Alan reads Sammy Stein, and Jon grieves for an old friend...
     
    And is there more? You can bet your pondohs there is. And it is all free/buckshee/gratis
     
    Wooooot!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been sulinarily creative, 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:
     
    Syd Henley, Ringo Starr, Brian May, Mick Fleetwood, Yes, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, The Damned, Stick Men, Alive and Dangerous, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Grant Hart, Basi, Riem de Wolff, Jessi Zazu, Virgil Howe, Troy Gentry, Josh Schwartz, Don Williams, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE, Mary Hopkin, Endangered Species, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Kev Rowland, Cropredy Festival, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Clive Nolan, Pendragon, Stu Nicholson, Galahad, Show of Hands, The Trevor Horn Band,The Divine Comedy,Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Gerry Colvin Band, Quill, Gigspanner Big Band, CC Smugglers, Pierce Brothers, Petula Clark, Morris On, Judy Dyble & The Band of Perfect Strangers, Plainsong, Cats in Space, Marillion, Dougie MacLean, Mark Colton, Credo,  Alan Dearling, All That's Jazz, Sammy Stein, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, The Emerald Dawn, End of Green, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, Neil Nixon, Bob Dylan
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    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?