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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, February 23, 2014

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH GIRL WAXES POETIC


The Gonzo Daily - Sunday


I have been asked to try and type this in rhyme
I would probably be better doing it in mime
"It's tradition, it's Sunday, you must," Jon said
So here I sit, in confusion, shaking my head.
It is not my forte to write as a poet
And once you have read this, you sure will know it
But I hope you will give me at least eight out of ten
For trying at least. I would be happy then.
It is two in the morning, I thought you should know
I've been yawning for hours, it's really time I should go
to sleep with the dogs, and cats, in a huddle.
Because my brain is beginning to muddle.
It's the last day of posting
These blogs that I'm hosting
I will see you again soon
I hope you like today's tune....

Ex-Yes Singer Jon Anderson: Fond Memories of Houston's "Space Dome"
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/02/ex-yes-singer-jon-anderson-fond.html
Original Kinks drummer Mick Avory returns to Twickenham Eel Pie Club
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/02/original-kinks-drummer-mick-avory.html
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Small Faces - Lazy Sunday (ca 1976)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/02/gonzo-track-of-day-small-faces-lazy.html

Issue 66 of The Gonzo Weekly features an EXCLUSIVE Corky Laing interview, various tributes to the Norse Gods' last battle Ragnarok, exclusive Hawkwind Space Ritual rehearsals, the return of the mighty Six Foot Three, Clepsydra box set details, news about Hawkwind live this weekend, a pork pie fight, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and packets of fruit chews (OK, no special chewy sweets, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT'S COMPLETELY FREE!!!

To make sure that you don't miss your copy of this and future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe http://eepurl.com/r-VTD

PS: If you are already a subscriber but think that you haven't been receiving your copies please check your spam filters. For some reason known only to the Gods of the internet, some e-mail programmes automatically count the magazine as 'spam' probably because it comes from a mass mailer. Either that or they are just jealous of our peerless content.

*  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.ukIf 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:

* 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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