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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, July 02, 2012

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

Yesterday's afternoon of bird watching went very well, with one slight drawback. Apart from some angry looking swans in the middle distance we saw no birds. However, we did discover a nice new place to walk, and it is definitely somewhere which we shall be going back to in the future. But back to the blogosphere:

The other day we started a new feature here on the Gonzo Daily. It is called 'Song by Song', and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Basically I go through an album song by song, and then pass my notes on to the artist who made the album in the first place, and see what they have to say. And now its time to look at what I think will be one of the most important new albums of 2012 - Carnaby Street by Michael Des Barres.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/michael-des-barres-carnaby-street-song.html

Helen McCookerybook is one of those singular talents that I probably would never have heard of if it hadn't been for writing the Gonzo Daily, so I am very glad that I do and have. Here is news of a forthcoming gig which I am very tempted to attend, despite the fact that I hate leaving the fastness of my rural retreat and visiting Babylon...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/helen-mccookerybook-live.html

I am rather proud of the design work that I did on Dan Woodings magnificent biography of Rick Wakeman. Here, Dan does some promotional stuff for the bo on his own webTV show.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/dan-wooding-talks-about-caped-crusader.html

“Roswell UFO Parade & Festival Hosts Jefferson Starship Sci-Fi Extravaganza” read the headlines for the annual July 3rd event that took place in Roswell, New Mexico in 2009. Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner and his legendary band Jefferson Starship and special guests, which included original Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, performed a one-of-a-kind sci-fi concert at Pearson Auditorium in Roswell in honor of the town's famed annual parade. Gonzo MultiMedia is releasing the the entire concert in an extravagant 4-CD box set.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/jefferson-starship.html

A link to a particularly insightful review of the smashing new album from prog-matallers (or are they neo-prog-metallers, I get completely confused) Galahad, who - despite the fact that I can never remember what genre they are in - are a bloody good band.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/link-galahad-review.html

On June 15th and 16th 2013 the First Gloucester Medieval Mystery Play Festival will fill the streets of the City of Gloucester. Every conceivable medieval event possible will be playing out in the streets, parks and Cathedral. the Gloucester Mystery Plays are being performed ‘on wagon’ at several loctions around the City. All this and Rick Wakeman performing ‘The Myths and Legends of King Arthur for the first time in 30 years...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/rick-wakeman-king-arthur-june-2013.html

As the original singer of YES, Jon Anderson is an artist that hardly needs an introduction. By phone, he discussed evolving with the music business, the differences between being a solo artist and a member of a band, and YES albums he would listen to today.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/link-jon-anderson-interview.html

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is that for today. See you tomorrow...

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