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, February 02, 2014


The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
Last week a charming American girl
read my stupid doggerel
giving me the best compliment I could use
comparing me to Dr Seuss
He was a genius, I'm just fat
and couldn't have invented the Cat in the Hat
but even though I'm completely shattered
thank you my dear, I'm really flattered
We've been travelling all week and its been no hardship
doing family stuff and filming Jefferson Starship
and since we came home on Thursday night
our schedule has been rather tight
I'm sure that you know what I mean
we've produced a full length magazine
and now I must make a confession
I've also played two recording sessions
And so it's Sunday once again,
so me and my imaginary hen
sit down and have a jolly time
doing the Sunday blogs in rhyme
When I was young I often heard
about the fabled Oozelum bird
which moved so fast when you thought you'd gottem
that they disappeared up their own bottom
And I tell you what guys, here's the deal
I know just how that bird must feel,
and I probably need a magick elf
to help me catch up with myself
I have an awful lot of things to do,
and I'll do them all I promise you
I'm a tired overweight hippy man
but I'll do them as fast as I can
I don't want you to think that I'm complaining
I look outside for once its not raining
and I hear the singing of the frogs
and cheerfully do my Sunday blogs
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Crystal Grenade - Nothing to do with me.
OK boys and girls, it's that time of the week again. Issue 63 of the Gonzo Weekly magazine is out. It features the Pink Fairies reunion, an exclusive interview with Mark Murdock, the man who teamed up with members of Brand X to make one of the most extraordinary albums I have heard in a long time, a jolly cheerful chat with Stu Nicholson from Galahad, about their exciting plans for the year, Jefferson Starship in Wolverhampton, tributes to the late Pete Seeger, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and kangaroos (OK, no Macropoda 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 COMPLETELY FREE!!!
To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
PS. There is a slight problem with some of the subscriber copies of this week's issue. If you are not viewing it properly in your e-mail browser, or if some of the sales links don't work, we apologise. Please check out this link.
PPS. If you are already a subscriber but think that you haven't been receiving your copies please check your spam filters. For some reason known only to the Gods of the internet, some e-mail programmes automatically count the magazine as 'spam' probably because it comes from a mass mailer. Either that or they are just jealous of our peerless content
*  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 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) 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 cat?

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