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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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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN


And so the busiest week of my year continues. The phone doesn't stop ringing, and the rain is pouring down. This evening I am expecting anything up to 100 people coming into my garden to drink Margaritas. God help us all.

And here, ladies and gents, is another interesting and informative interview with Michael Des Barres, a man who seems to be powered by some internal bionic generator (I succesfully overcame my temptation to use the words 'Power Station'), cos I have never seen such a publicity drive as the one on which he is currently engaged. Michael, I take my hat off to you...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/08/michael-des-barres-morley-views.html

Jon Anderson did a gig in London last week. Unfortunately we missed ut but we found a review of it online. God bless the Internet.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/08/review-jon-anderson-live-in-london.html

Captain Beefheart is still one of the most emotive artists in the music industry, and even years after his death (and even more years after he stoppoed performing) opinions about him are wildly mixed. Never mind, I know which side of the fence I am on.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/link-dvd-review-captain-beefheart-his.html

Have you noticed the Stalinist re-write of music history over the past few years? The accepted wisdom now is that Progressive Rock (now almost universally known as 'prog', which I find nearly as irritating a contraction as the term 'spag' for spaghetti) got more and more unwieldy and overblown until it was washed away by the cleansing power of punk. Of course, it isn't true. History is never as simple as all that. In 1977, Yes were one of the most popular bands in the world, and punk was nowhere near as popular as disco. However, even though I think his premise is fairly badly flawed, I have found a rather interesting article about Yes, and why Rick Wakeman left the first time...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/08/link-rick-wakeman-yes-and-insane-excess.html

I have always been a fan of Steven Stills, both in and out of CSN(&Y), and was particularly happy when Gonzo released the Steven Stills/Manassas volume in the acclaimed 'Lost Broadcasts' series, because it gave me an excuse to blog about him. Like this...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/08/link-csn-feature.html

And finally, we have another visit to Thom the World Poet:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/08/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_16.html

The eagle eyed amongst you will probably have noticed that my comments are shorter than usual. This is because we are only a few days away from the Weird Weekend http://www.weirdweekend.org.uk/. We shall be posting as normal, but the posts are likely to be a little bit more perfunctory than usual this week. If you want to know what all the fuss is about - there are still tickets available, and we would love to see you. Only £25 for the best Fortean Fun you can have with your clothes on. And there's free cake!

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