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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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Thursday, January 17, 2013

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

And so, life continues. Shoshannah telephoned me a few minutes ago; the orange cat is improving mightily, and was most impressed that Robert Schneck rewrote a slice of Crowley's Hymn to Pan in his honour. I had to explain to Shoshannah who Aleister Crowley was, and I am not sure how impressed she was. Rob Ayling telephoned me last night after visiting Steve Hillage, and we talked about cabbages and kings, and this morning my post included a stuffed mole with some weird mutations courtesy of Carl Marshall, and a copy of Keith Richards' autobiography which I found on eBay for 99p. Life is good.
 
More news (or otherwise) from Chris Squire about the forthcoming Yes album...
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/chris-squire-says-yes-is-gathering.html
 
Totally off topic - a new single featuring Steve Ignorant.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/paranoid-visions-split-personality.html
 
The recent insolvency of HMV worried some Hawkwind fans. Graham puts their mind to rest
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/hopeful-sign-for-those-with-gig-tickets.html
 
The novelisation of Tony Palmer's biopic of Wagner is now online, with the best headline ever (courtesy of Richard Freeman)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/wagner-on-trail-of-lonesome-rhine.html
 
Video of  Daevid Allen & Michelle Agius's latest art exhibition
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/love-is-careless-sea-exhibiting.html
 
Our daily visit to our friend Thom the World Poet, who is someone of whom I am really getting rather fond.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_17.html
 
Today's Gonzo Track of the Day is from the Baker Gurvitz Army
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-baker-gurvitz.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 - imaginatively - 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 which he shares with various fish and batrachians. 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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