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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, March 24, 2013

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN COMPOSES BARBAROUS HEXAMETERS

I'll tell you something (although you should know it)
on sundays I become a poet
and I suppose it really could be worse
but I do the Gonzo Blogs in verse
Sometimes my rhymes are near the knuckle
but I do them 'cos they make me chuckle
and now I've let you readers know
its time to get on with the show
Now here's something you should understand
Zenit are a bloody good band
Their new album is excellent iniit
Its called 'The Chandrasekhar Limit'
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-gonzo-track-of-day-zenit-i-ching.html
I always think my rhymes will blow it
when you compare them with a real poet
like my mate Thom, let me take you down,
to visit him in Austin town
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-gonzo-track-of-day-zenit-i-ching.html
I used to be a true go-getter
but now I edit the Gonzo Newsletter
and I tell you with a joyous shout
#18 has just gone out
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/03/gonzo-weekly-newsletter-18.html
My friend Graham lives upstairs
sometimes he catches me unawares
like when he told me "take a look
at this groovy Hawkwind comic book"
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/03/cabinet-of-curiosities-hawkwind-at.html
Sometimes I get slightly psychotic
and these blogs wander slightly off topic
and the boss will sigh "for goodness sake"
but here's an interview with Greg Lake
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/03/link-greg-lake-and-squids.html
Regular readers will no doubt guess
I'm a pretty big fan of a band called Yes
so I've a treat for Yes fans now
a ten minute interview with Steve Howe
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/03/link-10-minutes-with-steve-howe.html
And that is it for my weekly rhyme
I'll be back next week at about this time
but don't worry there's no need to freak
there are stories here on prose all weel
*  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
* 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 53 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and his new orange kitten puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. 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 cats?

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