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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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Thursday, December 17, 2009

THIS IS FOR MUIRHEAD AS MUCH AS IT IS FOR ME

I am sure that there is a bevy of middle-aged men of a certain background who will feel an unexpected upsurge of emotion when they watch this. It has always amused me that Richard M and I (the last two people one would think of as CRASS fans) are the ones in the CFZ for whom this means the most. It has to be remembered that if it had not been for a lecture Igs gave me in the sitting room at Dial House in 1982 about the fact that it is quite possible for folk like us with a dream to go out and make it happen without the backing of a recognised pillar of the establishment. So we did, and the CFZ is the result. Thanks Igs.

For those of you not in the know Igs is Steve Ignorant, and here he is with his new band at the Durham Punk Festival in September this year....

2 comments:

Syd said...

I've heard pigs making more tuneful noises from their rear ends.

Jon Downes said...

Oh Sydney :(