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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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Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

At half past five to bed I crept
which is probably why I overslept
I stayed up talking with a friend
but after all t'is the weekend
 
and every sunday lunchtime I
allow my inner muse to fly,
and I write the Gonzo blogs in rhyme
cos it still amuses me every time
 
One piece of advice, I think you's better
have a look at the latest Gonzo Newsletter
I'm proud of it, it's looking fine
and goodness me its #9
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/gonzo-newsletter-9.html
 
The other day on the telephone
I had a chat with Don Falcone
who makes some great music I'm learning
with his project Spirits Burning
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/exclusive-don-falcone-of-spirits_20.html
 
Last night a load of prog fans cried
at the news that Nic Potter has died
on bass guitar there were few greater
(he played with Van Der Graaf Generator)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/those-we-have-lost-nic-potter-1951-2013.html
 
And now a very touching story
(which we reproduce in all its glory)
about Jon Anderson, its here
and his early days in Lancashire
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/memories-of-jon-anderson.html
 
And here is news (for goodness sake man)
of Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman
a duo who are dear to me
and their forthcoming new CD
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/bart-lancia-sent-me-this-news-about.html
 
And once again here, can't you guess
an interview with Chris from Yes
about the tour, but no I fear
there won't be new music this year
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/link-well-see-how-this-one-goes-chris.html
 
And now as I do every day
there is something that I have to say,
I've said it so often that you know it
"Ladies and Gentlemen, its the World Poet"
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_20.html
 
And finally, another thing I say
it's the Gonzo Track of the Day
its very cool so you must grab it
it's Trevor Rabin's old band Rabbitt
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-rabbitt-hard-ride.html
 
So once again my rhymes are done
and although they were lots of fun
in fact they've made today a fun day
and they will be back next sunday!
 
*  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...

*  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: 
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html

*  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat - puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish and batrachians. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

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