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, October 28, 2012


Sunday, last night the clocks went back
I had an extra hour on my back
being pushed out of bed by a jowly dog
when I should have been sleeping like a log

but week now out of my pen
spurts crappy poetry once again
and as I have written many times,
it amuses me to write bad rhymes.

If I was in London this afternoon I know where I would be
alongside my wife, and dog and mother-in-law and the intern called Sheri
We'd all be at Club Artyfartle, we know its worth a look
it's organised by Acton Bell and Helen McCookerybook

And now we have an interview that's not too out of place
cos its with a bloke called Chris Squire who plays some groovy bass
with what band I hear you ask, I wonder can you guess
for many years he has been the kingpin dude with Yes

Peter McAdam is a funny guy, his surreal take on life
is something sure to entertain myself, my dog and wife
each day this week we have posted up a stream of exclusive pix
proof the 9 Henrys were around back in 1066

Texas Thom the World Poet is a feature of this blog
just like me bitching about the Government or praising my fat dog
and once again we can present a poem just for you
this one's about coffee (sort of) and lots of other stuff too

She may have retired from music, but she's still a groovy chick
so when on YouTube I came across a movie of Grace Slick
I decided that I just had to repost it just for you
so here, my dears, is a multi part Grace Slick interview

It is sad when one has to report when a muse has sadly died
I found the following piece of news which Facebook had supplied
Marillion's Kay has passed away, and I have just one wish
to send Gonzo condolences to her family, the band and Fish

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 Editor 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. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

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