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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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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Gonzo Weekly #255-6

Gonzo Weekly #255-6
THE A IS FOR APPLE ISSUE
We meet the legendary Judge Smith and talk about his new film, The Garden of Fifi Chamoix, and still in a horticultural mood Alan visits an Apples and Art exhibit which sounds cracking fun. Richard presents the second part of his critique of Steve Kimock, Jon muses about Cat Stevens and Liam Gallagher, and Biffo causes ructions in the Lord of the Rings gaming community.
Wooooot!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Canterbury sans Frontieres and Friday Night Progressive. Strange Fruit, is taking a week off, but will be back soon. 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 southern dibblers who have books to peruse (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been to the library, 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:
Liam Gallagher, Yusuf Islam, Nile Rodgers, 200Fish, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Love Theatre, Rolling Stones, Queen, Small Faces, Bono, Prince, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jerry Jan Ross, Skip Haynes, Walter "Bunny" Sigler, Jan Arvid Johansen, Jimmy Beaumont, Grady Bernard Tate, Dave Bry, Iain Shedden, Sean Hughes, Roy Dotrice, OBE, Grape-kun, Gordon Edgar Downie CM, Mary Hopkin, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Judge Smith, Alan Dearling, Dave Watson, Morag Eaton, Graham Bell, Richard Foreman, Steve Kimock, Kev Rowland, Alunah, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Made in Cuba, Steve Howe, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Sammy Davis Jr, Bob Marley, Elvis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Jackson, Neil Nixon, Preston Epps
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 HEN SCRATTING

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
 
It's Sunday so it's doggerel time,
when I get to write the blogs in rhyme,
and .....um, it's not usually this way,
but I can't think of a thing to say,
and the pet crow in the kitchen's trillin'
along to the latest by Bob Dylan,
and I sit with a gormless look on my face
and stare out blankly into space.
 
Yes I like Sundays...
 
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: Coptic Hymn of the Int...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Tangerine Dream - German TV Edgar Froese Interview...
PLAYLIST: SF 232 – 29 OCT 2017?
Gonzo Weekly #255-6
 
Gonzo Weekly #255-6
THE A IS FOR APPLE ISSUE
 
We meet the legendary Judge Smith and talk about his new film, The Garden of Fifi Chamoix, and still in a horticultural mood Alan visits an Apples and Art exhibit which sounds cracking fun. Richard presents the second part of his critique of Steve Kimock, Jon muses about Cat Stevens and Liam Gallagher, and Biffo causes ructions in the Lord of the Rings gaming community.
 
Wooooot!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Canterbury sans Frontieres and Friday Night Progressive. Strange Fruit, is taking a week off, but will be back soon. 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 southern dibblers who have books to peruse (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been to the library, 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:
 
Liam Gallagher, Yusuf Islam, Nile Rodgers, 200Fish, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Love Theatre, Rolling Stones, Queen, Small Faces, Bono, Prince, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jerry Jan Ross, Skip Haynes, Walter "Bunny" Sigler, Jan Arvid Johansen, Jimmy Beaumont, Grady Bernard Tate, Dave Bry, Iain Shedden, Sean Hughes, Roy Dotrice, OBE, Grape-kun, Gordon Edgar Downie CM, Mary Hopkin, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Judge Smith, Alan Dearling, Dave Watson, Morag Eaton, Graham Bell, Richard Foreman, Steve Kimock, Kev Rowland, Alunah, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Made in Cuba, Steve Howe, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Sammy Davis Jr, Bob Marley, Elvis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Jackson, Neil Nixon, Preston Epps
 
 
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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1962 - U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S.forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • As badger culls begin, could one pioneering vet’s ...
  • Many of Florida’s Sea Turtle Nests Were Destroyed ...
  • Scientists complete conservation puzzle, shaping u...
  • Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives' thanks...


  • 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 20, 2017

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    On Friday, Bigfoot believers will descend on a remote part of Northern California to celebrate a shaky, minute-long film from 1967 that not only ...

    Bigfoot Researcher Visits KOOBDOOGA
    Cliff Barackman, Bigfoot researcher, presented the second of October's four KOOBDOOGA programs at the White Salmon Library on Saturday.


    Bigfoot, and other creatures like it have reportedly been spotted by a local farmer near Avocado Lake, according to self-described paranormal expert ...

    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.


  • PHOTOS: Stunning picture of one of only 80 of the ...
  • NEWSLINK: Second large cat sighting reported in MS...


  • NEWSLINK: Sabah’s Clouded Leopards are in Trouble

  • FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


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

    Well, everything, actually! 

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





    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN WITH A RING IN THE END OF HIS NOSEY WOSE

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
     
    So another week trundles on to its close. And can I think of something clever and insightful to say? Not really. The new episode of OTT seems to be doing rather well, although one person has said that the kazoo version of the Star Wars theme at the beginning makes it "difficult to take seriously". That bit is....um a joke. But unfortunately it is not possible to keep everyone happy, all of the time. And I won't be stopping the jokes any time soon, because they are what keeps me going. This morning, by the way, a female friend of the family was talking about having been prescribed pessaries for a medical problem. I thought she said PECCARIES which gave rise to all sorts of surreal images, with comedy results. Oh well, I was only half awake.
     
    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:
     
    Tangerine Dream Interview, Australian TV Jan '82
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Man 'Day and Night' (...
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN MY DAY JOB
     
    Gonzo Weekly #255-6
    THE FALL OF LOVE DOUBLE ISSUE
     
    Tony Palmer, remembers when he first met John Lennon and talks about his film The Beatles and WW2, John provides an epilogue to the Summer of Love plus 50 celebrations, Alan goes to the Southdowns Folk Festival and critiques The Stone Tapes, Richard visits The Girl from the North Country, and Jeremy goes to Soho Rising: The Muses Invade Manette Street with the Doctors of Madness and also goes to see the Flamin' Groovies (Look, I spelled it right this time).
     
    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:
     
    David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Wolf Alice, Florence Welch, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Thomas Earl Petty, Azra Kolakovic, Allan Thomas "Tom" Paley, Ellis CeDell Davis, Robert "Apex" Dickeson, Mary Hopkin, Barbara Dickson, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Rachmaninoff, Benjamin Britten, Tony Palmer, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, The Stone Tapes, M. Peach, K. Beem, Grey Malkin, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, Theatre Royal, Southdowns Folk Festival, Wriggle Jigglers, Edgelarks, Charcoal Burners, The Cheer Up Mollys, Megson, The Alistair Goodwin Band, Homeservice, Skerryvore, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, David LaFlamme, Richard Foreman, Girl From the North Country, Bob Dylan, Doctors of Madness, Richard Strange, Lilybud, Jeremy Reed, Gingerlight, Kev Rowland, The Pilgrim, Rage, Rings of Saturn, Russkaja, Siiilk, Mr Biffo, Paul Rose, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Dr Alex Durig, Rick Parfitt, Elvis, Charles Manson, Dennis Wilson, The Beach Boys, Derek Taylor, Jimi Hendrix,  Neil Nixon, Karen Elson
     
     
    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?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1740 - Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Snack attack: alligators like to eat sharks, study...
  • 'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists
  • Lusius malfoyi wasp: New Zealand insect named afte...
  • Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system
  • 'Fake fin' discovery reveals new ichthyosaur speci...
  • Do male fish prefer them big and colourful?
  • Lovelorn koala nabbed after zoo escape in hunt for...
  • What is on the menu for dragonflies


  • 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 19, 2017

    LOCH EEL MONSTER'S HEAD STOLEN

    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.

    The head of the sculpture — an eel-like creature modelled on the Loch Ness monster and made of tyres on Lake Bumbunga, near Lochiel — has been ...

    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: Sabah’s Clouded Leopards are in Trouble
  • NEWSLINK: Are mountain lions on their way to Penns...
  • NEWSLINK: Pride of lions released in game reserve

  • VIDEO/PHOTOS: Sand cat kittens captured on video i...

  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    Images of Bigfoot are also a blend of indigenous and Western lore. They are essentially a syncretic blend of giants and monsters from several Native ...

    Bob, along with good friend Roger Patterson, is responsible for the most famous Bigfoot footage of all time: the famed Patterson–Gimlin film. This short ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN WRAPPED UP IN A FIVE POUND NOTE

    The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
     
    Yesterday, after a lot of banging about, Charlotte, Graham and I finally finished episode three of our relaunched OTT,featuring Javan Tigers, Giant Sharks, and Cornish Werewolves as well as a whole bunch of other groovy things. The link is below. On my personal playlist this week is the new album from Yusuf/Cat Stevens. Its title is a reference to one of Cat Stevens' earlier hits, "The Laughing Apple" that was included in his 1967 album New Masters.” All very well, and it is wonderful to hear Paul Samwell-­Smith back at the controls again. What he does here is as excellent as one would have wanted it to be. WITH ONE EXCEPTION And yes, the capital letters are intentional. Because there is one big thing that I truly don’t understand about this blasted album. The opening track is a splendid scene setter for the album, with gorgeous swirling soundscapes. But the drums.GOOD LORD, THE DRUMS
     
    I cannot remember ever having heard such a horrible drum sound. I have played it to various other people on various other devices, and each time we play it it sounds worse. Please go check it out and tell me what you think.Then see if you can explain it to me.JUST TELL ME WHY, YUSUF!
     
    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: Liberace and the Lond...
    LEONARD COHEN NEWS
    1983 MTV Yes Jon Anderson + Chris Squire Interview...
    STONEHENGE FESTIVAL CAMPAIGN
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Weekly #255-6
    THE FALL OF LOVE DOUBLE ISSUE
     
    Tony Palmer, remembers when he first met John Lennon and talks about his film The Beatles and WW2, John provides an epilogue to the Summer of Love plus 50 celebrations, Alan goes to the Southdowns Folk Festival and critiques The Stone Tapes, Richard visits The Girl from the North Country, and Jeremy goes to Soho Rising: The Muses Invade Manette Street with the Doctors of Madness and also goes to see the Flamin' Groovies (Look, I spelled it right this time).
     
    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:
     
    David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Wolf Alice, Florence Welch, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Thomas Earl Petty, Azra Kolakovic, Allan Thomas "Tom" Paley, Ellis CeDell Davis, Robert "Apex" Dickeson, Mary Hopkin, Barbara Dickson, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Rachmaninoff, Benjamin Britten, Tony Palmer, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, The Stone Tapes, M. Peach, K. Beem, Grey Malkin, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, Theatre Royal, Southdowns Folk Festival, Wriggle Jigglers, Edgelarks, Charcoal Burners, The Cheer Up Mollys, Megson, The Alistair Goodwin Band, Homeservice, Skerryvore, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, David LaFlamme, Richard Foreman, Girl From the North Country, Bob Dylan, Doctors of Madness, Richard Strange, Lilybud, Jeremy Reed, Gingerlight, Kev Rowland, The Pilgrim, Rage, Rings of Saturn, Russkaja, Siiilk, Mr Biffo, Paul Rose, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Dr Alex Durig, Rick Parfitt, Elvis, Charles Manson, Dennis Wilson, The Beach Boys, Derek Taylor, Jimi Hendrix,  Neil Nixon, Karen Elson
     
     
    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?

    On The Track (of Unknown Animals) Episode 84 (giant sharks, Cornish werewolf, Javan Tiger etc)



    Here we have the third episode of the relaunched webTV show by the Centre for Fortean Zoology, written and presented by Jon Downes and Charlotte Phillipson, their families and other animals. This episode contains: • We say goodbye to Richard Dawe • The return of the Javan tiger? • Whale Sharks in Atlanta • Giant Sharks in the South Seas • A Cornish werewolf • Richard spends the night in a Russian ruined castle • Colin interviews Ronald Murphy • The Yellow Belly • Watcher of the skies • New and rediscovered: Giant rat from the Solomon Islands • New and rediscovered: Loads of new Australian ants • New and rediscovered: Strange new crab from Taiwan • The team says goodbye until next month

    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 - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte's French forces began their retreat out of Russia after a month of chasing the retreating Russian army. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction
  • Monstrous crocodile fossil points to early rise of...
  • Fish shrinking as ocean temperatures rise
  • Meet Madagascar's oldest animal lineage, a whirlig...


  • 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, October 18, 2017

    THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

    CFZ-USA


  • MOKELUMNE RIVER MONSTER
  • NORTH AMERICAN DOGMAN PROJECT
  • GUIDE TO SPANISH GNOMES
  • BIGFOOT AN ALIEN?
  • BIGFOOT: A SCARY ENCOUNTER
  • WHAT WAS THE BAYFART?
  • DID CRYPTID KILL MASSEUR?
  • DID ALIENS REMOVE KIDNEY?
  • LIFE ON MARS
  • GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED
  • DOES THE HUIA SURVIVE?
  • GIANT RABBIT OF NEW JERSEY
  • THE CRAWLING MAN
  • CHICAGO MOTHMAN
  • KITS SWAMP MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT IN ALASKA
  • BIGFOOT IN ALABAMA
  • HAIRY HUMANOIDS IN AFRICA
  • VATNAGEDDA: CRYPTID FISH
  • BIGFOOT IN NETHERLANDS
  • STRANGE KIND OF BEING
  • MONSTERS IN THE MURRAY?
  • BIGFOOT AT AVOCADO LAKE
  • BIGFOOT IN CALIFORNIA
  • NEW SPECIES OF GANDONOV
  • UNUSUAL LOOKING BIGFOOT
  • LITTLE MEN
  • SEA SERPENT
  • THE YOWIE
  • BOY SCOUTS MEET SASQUATCH
  • BRITISH HOBS AND HOBTHRUSTS
  • DOGMAN TRIES TO ENTER HOUSE
  • WHITE FLYING HUMANOID
  • TEXAS BIGFOOT CONFERENCE
  • CARNIVAL CRUISE MONSTER
  • INVASION OF CHESTNUT RIDGE
  • NUNUPI - COMANCHE LITTLE PEOPLE
  • MYTHICAL AND FOLKLORE CREATURES
  • BLUE DOG SIGHTING
  • BIGFOOT ROARS
  • FISH JUMPS DOWN MAN'S THROAT
  • CHICAGO MOTHMAN/CHICAGO PHANTOM
  • MANGSHAN PITVIPER
  • CHESTNUT RIDGE: FORTHCOMING MOVIE
  • STUDENT OF BUTTERFLIES AND BIGFOOT
  • BIGFOOT PICTURE
  • SHAGFOAL - LEGENDARY EQUID
  • SHUSWAP LAKE MONSTER
  • MOTHMAN - AN OVERVIEW
  • BIGFOOT IN OHIO
  • ARE THERE ALIENS ON GANYMEDE?
  • NEW CAVE-DWELLING CREATURE DISCOVERED
  • DID ANY DINOSAURS SURVIVE?
  • BIGFOOT - WITNESS DESCRIPTIONS
  • LAC-WOOD SCREECHER
  • KAWUK - BIPEDAL REPTILE
  • STRANGE BIGFOOT ACCOUNT
  • BIGFOOT IN NEW MEXICO
  • FRESNO NIGHTCRAWLERS
  • VADAKILLA MONSTER
  • A LOOK AT THE BASILISK
  • SCIENTISTS AND WIND ENERGY
  • LOOKBACK AT HONOBIA BIGFOOT FESTIVAL


  • WINGED WOMAN OF VIETNAM
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




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    Happy Birthday Colin

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    ISSUE 62 OF ANIMALS & MEN IS NOW AVAILABLE




    Since 1994, Animals & Men has been the world’s premier cryptozoological periodical, covering all aspects of the study of unknown animals. Appearing in a variety of print formats over the years, Animals & Men can now be purchased in two formats, as a printed paperback or as a Kindle ebook. In addition, a FREE “flipbook” digital version is available to read online.
    Yes, boys and girls, issue 62 of Animals and Men is now available at:

    http://cfzresources.com/publishing/animals-men/

    It features:

    2.  Contents

    3.  Faculty
    4.  Editorial
    8. Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
    17. Newsfile: Chupacabras
    21. Newsfile: Blue Dogs
    22.  Newsfile: Man beasts
    25.  Newsfile: Mystery cats
    30. Newsfile: Aquatic monsters
    34. Obituaries
    39.  Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
    52.   The Beast that Bladenboro Feared
            by Colin Schneider
    64. Death by Cryptid
    by Richard Freeman
    76. Amazonas Mission
    by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE FRSGS
    86. The Mystery Caverm
    by Ronan Coghlan
    90. Weird Weekend North
    by Glen Vaudrey
    96. Duties for regional representatives
    97.   Letters to the Editor
    99.  Recent books from CFZ Press


    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN WENT TO SEA IN A BEAUTIFUL PEA GREEN STOAT

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
    Lars, Chris and Linda were here for two days and we had a splendid time. For those of you who remember the severed lamb's leg which was retrieved from the front lawn of a house in North Cornwall. Lars carried out an examination of the lamb leg as promised, but sadly it transpired that it had been cut off by a knife rather than a big cat's teeth. So my best guess is that either someone was poaching lambs and their dog ran off with a bit of the victim, or - even more prosaically - a stray dog or fox pinched it from a bin. But there are no teeth marks, so if this was the case the scavenger was disturbed before it could feed. Because of this. it may be more likely that it was scavenged by a bird that dropped it.
    But the job of the CFZ is to solve mysteries - big and small. And just because the solution turns out to have been prosaic, it is STILL a solution. Job done!
    And whilst on the subject of CFZ things, issue 62 of Animals & Men was published yesterday and can be read at:
    This 100pp issue features:
    2.  Contents
    3.  Faculty
    4.  Editorial
    8.  Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
    17. Newsfile: Chupacabras
    21. Newsfile: Blue Dogs
    22. Newsfile: Man beasts
    25. Newsfile: Mystery cats
    30. Newsfile: Aquatic monsters
    34. Obituaries
    39. Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
    52. The Beast that Bladenboro Feared
        by Colin Schneider
    64. Death by Cryptid
        by Richard Freeman
    76. Amazonas Mission
        by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE FRSGS
    86. The Mystery Caverm
        by Ronan Coghlan
    90. Weird Weekend North
        by Glen Vaudrey
    96. Duties for regional representatives
    97. Letters to the Editor
    99. Recent books from CFZ Press
    Ta-ra
    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:
    HERMAN'S HERMITS IN THE NEWS
    LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS
    FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN MY DAY JOB
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gib Guilbeau - Sweet S...
    Gonzo Weekly #255-6
    THE FALL OF LOVE DOUBLE ISSUE
    Tony Palmer, remembers when he first met John Lennon and talks about his film The Beatles and WW2, John provides an epilogue to the Summer of Love plus 50 celebrations, Alan goes to the Southdowns Folk Festival and critiques The Stone Tapes, Richard visits The Girl from the North Country, and Jeremy goes to Soho Rising: The Muses Invade Manette Street with the Doctors of Madness and also goes to see the Flamin' Groovies (Look, I spelled it right this time).
    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:
    David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Wolf Alice, Florence Welch, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Thomas Earl Petty, Azra Kolakovic, Allan Thomas "Tom" Paley, Ellis CeDell Davis, Robert "Apex" Dickeson, Mary Hopkin, Barbara Dickson, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Rachmaninoff, Benjamin Britten, Tony Palmer, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, The Stone Tapes, M. Peach, K. Beem, Grey Malkin, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, Theatre Royal, Southdowns Folk Festival, Wriggle Jigglers, Edgelarks, Charcoal Burners, The Cheer Up Mollys, Megson, The Alistair Goodwin Band, Homeservice, Skerryvore, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, David LaFlamme, Richard Foreman, Girl From the North Country, Bob Dylan, Doctors of Madness, Richard Strange, Lilybud, Jeremy Reed, Gingerlight, Kev Rowland, The Pilgrim, Rage, Rings of Saturn, Russkaja, Siiilk, Mr Biffo, Paul Rose, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Dr Alex Durig, Rick Parfitt, Elvis, Charles Manson, Dennis Wilson, The Beach Boys, Derek Taylor, Jimi Hendrix,  Neil Nixon, Karen Elson
    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?