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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, September 12, 2012

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN


And so we trundle on towards the weekend. Once again, the office is enriched by the presence of the divine Ms H, and Prudence has had to be restrained from turning out the bins. Business as usual in other words.
Rick Wakeman tours New Zealand nexct month. In anticipation interviews with him are turning up in antipodean publications. Such as this one...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/09/rick-wakeman-new-zealand-interview.html
We are all very excited at the prospect of seeing Jefferson Starship next month (we being Corinna, me, and the smaller of the two Jessicas). In the meantime here is an interesting interview with Paul Kantner...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/jefferson-starship-paul-kantner.html
It need not be pointed out that we are big fans of Michael Des Barres here at Gonzo, and are always happy to find another interview to post:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/09/michael-des-barres-interview.html
Our friend Erik Norlander is getting some pretty impressive reviews of his two new CD/DVD sets out through Gonzo..
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/09/erik-norlander-review.html]
Another visit to the universe of Thom the World Poet:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/09/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_13.html
I don't follow football, but my friend, colleague and Gonzo Hawkwind fan tells me that Moldova beat England last week 5-0. However, a few days late, here is Tony Hawks' guide to Moldovan football...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tony-hawks-critiquing-moldovan-football.html
The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

BIG CAT NEWS ROUND UP


The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. In September 2012, Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.




NEIL ARNOLD: The Mysterious Black Puma
NEWSLINK: St Osyth furore costs £3,600+

Here are the latest postings:

HAUNTED SKIES: Sun (The) 11.9.68.


DALE DRINNON: Giant Lizard Tracks/Spirit Cave Mummy

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1916 Roald Dahl was born. Dahl is best known for reinventing children’s literature with books like The Twits, Georges Marvellous Medicine, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Esio Trot and for his tales of the unexpected short stories for adults.

And now the news:

The trailer for Tim Burton's movie of Charlie and the Chocolate factory (to date the only one of his films to star Jonny Depp and not to star his wife-thing):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyB4s9eox2o

BIG CAT NEWS...

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. In September 2012, Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.

Here are the latest postings:


CFZ PEOPLE: Max Blake

Happy Birthday, my dear boy. And well done for being accepted onto the PhD programme. We are so very proud of you....