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, May 07, 2012

Messer Chups - Chupacabra Twist

We are always impressed to see the crossover between cryptozoology and popular culture:

Messer Chups are a Russian experimental surf band that have been going strong for over a decade now. The band has released so many albums in so many different versions that it’s hard to say how big their output actually is. The Messer Chups use a lot of samples in their music and their tracks often feature a good old theremin. Type in their name on YouTube and a shitload of video’s can be found of collages of original material, excerpts of American b-movies and weird Russian/Eastern-European video material.

The “Chupacabra” Twist is from their 2011 release Surf riders from the Swamp Lagoon. To learn more about the band or to get your hands on one of their records, visit their website.

1 comment:

Richard Freeman said...

Damn, she is one hot momma!