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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Sunday, May 06, 2012

DALE DRINNON: Political billboard

I have tried posting things on my blogs several times and nothing comes through: when I try to publish it always comes up a blank page.

Unfortunately I cannot do anything about this technical error but to try again later and hope that it goes away.

I don't have another blog up yet but I DO have a political billboard I have been posting around:


Monday morning at Blog Central, and its all go. This afternoon at some point I will be interviewing Martin Stephenson, and tomorrow I am interviewing Dan Wooding, author of the newly reissued Rick Wakeman biography.

In the meantime we have some great stuff for you. We have great news from Troy Donockley:

If you are in California, Mimi Page is up and about today:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/05/mimi-page-record-surplus-santa-monica.html '

Following on from my review of the smashing Frank Zappa record label DVD I reviewed yesterday, I was looking for a vintage clip of Wild Man Fischer when I found this:

By the way, if you missed the original review read it here:

As I always find inappropriate behaviour on Children's TV funny, here is a completely off-topic news story that made me laugh:

A new CD from the mighty Robert Calvert:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/05/robert-calvert-new-cd.htmlBy the way, we did a book of his poetry earlier in the year, and you can buy it here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Centigrade-232-Robert-Calvert/dp/1908728078/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336387691&sr=8-1(As it was the first book we did for Gonzo, I am plugging it shamelessly and unmercifully, so there!)

Auburn, fronted by the lovely Liz Lenten have been on tour over the Bank Holiday weekend. I truly think they are something very special, and will - I hope - be talking to Liz about the tour later in the week. In the meantime, courtesy of Le Grande Fromage himself, here are some photos from the first night:http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/05/first-pics-from-auburn-tour.html

Although I am a devotee of sophisticated, complex music like 'Yes' or other progrock greats, some of the best music ever made has only three chords and bucketfulls of attitude. Here, Michael Des Barres does 'Wild Thing', and I do my best to cajole him into doing 'Louie Louie':

And finally, last, but certainly not least, a student film project featuring the music of Mimi Page:

And did I tell you we have reached 10,000+ hits?

See you tomorrow...

HAUNTED SKIES: Daily Mirror 9.11.67.

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today


On this day in 2007 the tomb of the Jewish king Herod the Great was discovered.

And now the news:

Here's a photo tour of the tomb's site:



Bristol Zoo statement regarding city centre mystery

Earlier this morning (13/4/12) we were called by the managers of Broadmead to investigate this unusual activity in the centre of Bristol. It appears that a car has been partially crushed by some huge creature, which has also left remarkable, unworldly footprints in the ground!

This is highly unusual and very unlike anything we have ever seen – the footprints are over three feet long and of a very bizarre shape. We are currently taking samples, measurements and other evidence to help us solve this exciting mystery over the coming weeks. Whatever this creature is, we hope to be able to bring it to Bristol Zoo to show the public in all its magnificence - this could be the start of something big and exciting for Bristol this summer!