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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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Friday, March 14, 2014

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN SAYS GOODBYE TO THE ORANGE CAT

The Gonzo Daily - Friday
Today is a sad day. First of all, we have lost Tony Benn, one of the few politicians whom I actually respected. He was a great man, and British politics is going to be even more of a disgusting and corrupt shambles without him. And secondly my old friend Spider aka the orange cat, has died. Rebecca Lang wrote: "Spider was a real fixture at the CFZ - Centre for Fortean Zoology and Jon's constant companion as he wrote and edited numerous magazines and books at his computer. Many people love cats but cats only love some people (as cat owners/servants well know!), and that cat really loved Jon, and was always perching on his knee or very close by. There will certainly be a little hole where that gorgeous ginger cat once lingered." For the last eighteen months he has been living in Staffordshire with my step-daughter (the vet) and son-in-law, and so there are two households grieving this day. He was Shoshannah's cat before (and after) he was mine, and so the final words should be hers: "Have an awesome time in the Heaviside Layer. You were my little dude. Love forever and always".
Rick Wakeman revives concept album Journey To The Centre of the Earth
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/03/rick-wakeman-revives-concept-album.html
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Robert Wyatt - The Red Flag (for Tony Benn)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/03/gonzo-track-of-day-robert-wyatt-red.html

This week's issue of Gonzo Weekly is very nearly here. Hooray!!! It has some unpublished Pink Fairies stuff from over 20 years ago, an encounter between Keith Levene (ex The Clash and PiL) and Graham Inglis (who lives in my spare room) a new Auburn video and a report on The Musical Box plus Acid Mothers Temple, Dr Who, Hawkwind, Eric Burdon, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and and long nosed potoroos (OK, no rabbit sized macropoda,  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 ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
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*  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: www.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 an orange kitten named after a song by Frank Zappa puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 kitten?

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