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, December 15, 2013


The Gonzo Daily - Sunday

And so another Sunday's here
and so once again it's time
to make sure Polyhymnia's here
and do the Gonzo blogs in rhyme
the way that I do every week
with the slightest motivation
'cos it amuses this poor freak
and others in this Gonzo Nation
So we start with issue 56
of the Gonzo Magazine
there are groovy words and pics
and interviews to keep you keen
Issue 56 of Gonzo Weekly is out, featuring interviews with Percy Jones of Brand X, Pam Windo about her extraordinary career with her late husband Gary, Nick Mason from Pink Floyd and Robert Wyatt. We have Cyrille Verdeaux going through the Clearlight compilation track by track. We have Hawkwind live in Southampton, me on the new George Harrison biography, more news from Clepsydra and XNA, Doug Harr on Rick Wakeman, and Orrin Hare on the enigmatic L-Voag. We have a visit to a Victorian freakshow with Crystal Grenade and columns from C J Stone and Kev Rowland and more news, reviews, features and comments than you can shake a stick at. And its free.
So as not to miss next week's copy (and also to make an old hippy editor very happy) subscribe here.
But now to move on to the next
news story (no we cannot linker)
the Track of the Day is (I suspect)
Joey Molland from Badfinger
And now I have (from me to you)
a Belgian Deviants review
which you might possibly have missed
extolling the virtues of the anarchist
And now the latest Strange Fruit Show
from Neil Nixon down in Kent
now live on our web radio
I'm posting it with good intent
And now something that I suspect
you may not have heard (but wow it's good)
the new album by Sky Architect
if you've not heard it, you really should
And our last post (and you should know it)
is from our friend Thom the World Poet
a man who is very good with words
from the profound to the absurd
And that is it from me this week
I'm signing off, signed Jon the Freak

*  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
* We should probably mention here that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

*  Jon Downes, the editor of all these ventures (and several others), is an old hippy of 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) - puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon, which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus...did we mention the orange cat?

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