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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, December 07, 2012

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO DAH MAN

They say that deaths come in threes. Today is a very sad day - Dave Brubeck, Huw Lloyd Langton, and Ed Cassidy have all three died, and the vast majority of today's Gonzo blog has been set aside for us to remember them. May they rest in peace, and cherish the music that they gave us. In other news, all the books which needed to be uploaded have been uploaded. Sales of CFZ books are very slow at the moment, especially in America. Perhaps everyone is waiting to see whether the world actually will end on the 21st as some scholars of the Mayan calendar have intimated. Others have said that it will be a day of a great change in the consciousness of the human race. Me? I reckon that it will just be another friday, but we only have two more weeks until we find out for sure.
We start off today with a special visit to Thom the World Poet, who remembers Dave Brubeck and Ed Cassidy
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_77.html
We remember Dave Brubeck, with a personal anecdote of Jon's
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/those-we-have-lost-dave-brubeck-1920.html
The above four postings were done last night as the news broke. However, this morning there was an e-mail from Max Blake telling me that Huw had died as well
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/those-we-have-lost-huw-lloyd-langton.html
To lift the mood slightly, here is a new song from the lovely Mimi Page
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/more-new-music-from-mimi-page-black-and.html

*   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 - imaginitavely - 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

*   Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures 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, his mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

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