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, March 07, 2011


Once upon a time, a long time before Kurt Cobain, there was a band called Nirvana. They were an excessively psychedelic duo, and I first came upon them when I found a second-hand LP called Local Anaesthetic, which I thought had the best cover I have ever seen.

Now their main man has a new album out, and it is well worth you checking out:

I have a sneaking suspicion that the only two folk regularly reading this blog who are aware of this are me and Andy Roberts. That would be a shame.

1 comment:

Syd said...

Why does that song bring back memories of David Farrant and the CFZ weird weekend 2000 at Exwick.
I am now wondering if it could be something to do with the lyrics, where the singer mentions "Falling off the STAGE".