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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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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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WELL THEY DO LOOK LIKE LAKE MONSTERS...

I didn't even know that ostriches can swim...
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I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

And so another day dawns here at the converted potato shed from which I sally forth to plot world domination. Another exciting day is in store as I wait for a team of Irish radio journalists, and my friend and colleague Richard Freeman (not necessarily in that order)...

I really am very fond of the music of Erik Norlander, who is not only a very talented chap, but also (as far as I can tell from emails and our one conversation) is a really nice chap. His two cd/dvd packages on Gonzo Multimedia are getting a lot of critical acclaim with reviews like this one:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/link-erik-norlander-review_31.html


Today I am reposting a review of the Gonzo Captain Beefheart DVD. Whereas it is a very good review, it ends with the sentence "For the Captain Beefheart completists, this will be a must have, though at barely 30 minutes there's not much here for the casual fan." I just have one thought. The good Captain wasn't exactly Take That. Are there such things as casual fans of Captain Beefheart?
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/in-1972-captain-beefheart-late-don-van.html


Now, I enjoy writing and compiling the Gonzo Daily very much, and apart from occasional pieces by Davey Curtis, Graham Inglis, Dave McMann and my lovely wife Corinna I do it pretty well single handed. However, the volume of response that we have had proves to me that I am not as much of a lone voice crying in the wilderness as I have always thought. Its world domination time.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/08/gonzo-daily-needs-you.html


Bloody Hell Michael. He is getting so much good press at the moment that it is impossible to keep on top of it all. I went away for a few days to deal with her Majesty's constabulary in Oakham, and then truncate yesterday to have my ears syringed, and when I come back there are so many bits of Des Barres-related news that I am forced to steal a round-up of latest events from the front page of his website.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/michael-des-barres-whats-been-did-and.html


For days I have been promising to post a video that Michael sent me last week of Little Latin Lover live on the Andy Dick Show. So today we have two Michael Des Barres stories on the Gonzo Daily. Good innit?
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/michael-des-barres-little-latin-lover.html


There is an awful lot of interesting Jon Anderson news at the moment, and those of us who have been Andersonfans for yonks are like pigs in clover. There are new recordings, gigs and all sorts of stuff. We have already covered most of this stuff on Gonzo Daily, but it does no harm to reiterate it..
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/these-are-exciting-times-for-jon.html


And that's it for today. I will be back with more groovy stuff tomorrow..

KARL SHUKER: SWAMP CRITTERS AND SAND WORMS - INTRODUCING THE SPECTACULAR IMAGINARIUM OF ANDREW SCOTT

One of the chief delights for me in joining Facebook has been meeting and becoming friends with so many interesting people – some of whom, moreover, are gifted with the most extraordinary and wonderful talents. One such person is Andrew Scott from Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, whose ability to manufacture astonishingly life-like models of real and imaginary animals is truly breathtaking. Using acrylic on PVC gel and iron wire or copper and aluminium for many of them, each of his numerous sculptures has been skilfully created by him with meticulous attention to detail, and the result is never less than mesmerising.

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HAUNTED SKIES: Times (The) 1.11.67


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/


On this day in 1555 Edward Kelley was born. Kelley was an alchemist and occultist chum of the better known John Dee and claimed to be able to summon angels and the spirits of the dead. He also claimed to be able to change base metals into gold, something that he apparently was unable to do when people were watching (hmm...).

And now the news:

Can it be true that I hold in my hands a nugget of purest green?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkZFuKHXa7w