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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, April 19, 2015

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  • JON DOWNES: Live at Reflektions
  • ORGANIK REFLEKTION ON SPOTIFY
  • GONZO WEEKLY #126

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

    News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

    From CFZ-USA:

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology?

    Well, everything, actually!

    In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.


    THE GONZO FROG SKIPS

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
     
    I am in a jolly good mood today,
    and that's the way I hope I'll stay
    sadly others I know are not
    but that's cos sadly they've forgot
    how to look at the sky and do your best
    cos the sun is shining and screw the rest!
     
     
    The Gonzo Weekly #126
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    Atkins-May Project, Judas Priest, Judge Smith, Peter Hammill, Van der Graff Generator, Edgar Allan Poe, 4th Eden, Phil Collins, Genesis, Monika, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#126) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has The Atkins-May Project  on the cover, and inside yours truly interviews Paul May about the new Anthology project. Doug writes about Phil Collins, Jon eulogises over Monika, and Michael Des Barres' new album, and interviews 4th Eden, and the director of a new staging of Peter Hammill and Judge Smith's classic opera 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. Jon critiques a book about 4Chan. Neil Nixon reports on an even stranger album than usual, Wyrd goes avant garde, Xtul gets even more peculiar, and there are radio shows from Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are still lost at sea, although I have been assured that they will hit land again soon. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons trying to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials having difficulty in making choices, 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!!!
     
    This issue features:
    Black Sabbath, The Polyphonic Spree, Bill Wyman, Abbey Road Studios, Paul McCartney, The Who, Percy Sledge, Ronnie Carroll, Gunter Grass, John Shuttleworth, Hugh Hopper, Rocket Scientists, Tommy James, Birmingham Sunday, Inner City Unit, Mick Abrahams, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine, Brantley Gilbert,Paul May, Al Atkins, Phil Collins, Colin Watkeys, Peter Hammill, Judge Smith, Hawkwind, Richard Freeman, Steve Hackett, Toto, Yes, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson, 4th Eden, Xtul, The Beatles, Ozzy, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Kate Bush, Muddy Waters, NSync, Michael des Barres, Monika, America, Furor Gallico
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
     
    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
     
    You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1587 - English admiral Sir Francis Drake entered Cadiz harbor and sank the Spanish fleet. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Pippa Middleton admits eating whale meat in newspa...
  • Unofficially it’s 365 rhino killed so far in 2015
  • 1st Photo of Rare Monkey Proves It's Not Extinct
  • Why is it raining worms in Norway? Bizarre weather...
  • Hope for world's zaniest fish
  • Voices of Rare 'Talking' Turtles May Prevent Their...

  • Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient rec...

  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)