Friday, October 31, 2008

spider vs bird

cancel my appointments

the man who cross-examined Hitler

nice article on Britain's commandos in WWII


Bobby "Boris" Pickett performs The Monster Mash

Let's face it, if you're one of the "Monster Kids" amongst the baby boomer generation, then this song and Bobby are legends. The man was the Guy Lombardo of Halloween, and no party is complete without at least one rendition of his hit. A Classic.

for Beach Boys fans

Bowling & Death
I've always wanted to bowl a 300 - now, I'm not so sure...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A Halloween Treat From Bruce!

Happy Birthday Kinkster!

One of my faves, (and for some reason, his website is down....).

Happy Birthday Tom Paxton!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

the castaway...

the love that dare not ubble dialogue its name,25642,24576437-5014239,00.html


the "hate circuit"

Piffle. Mine is an entire power plant capable of challenging Hoover Dam in its power output...

Goth Polka...

a final plug for NeverendingRadio

Just got this announcement:
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM THE INSANE UNCLE OZMA!Uncle Ozma will be hosting his annual Halloween live broadcasting marathon this Thursday and Friday October 30 and 31.I'll be live providing the spooky soundtrack to your horrible Halloween antics again this year.I'll be taking your scary requests and DEAD-ications starting 10 AM Pacific Time Thursday until I pass out or the zombies get me!Tune in to NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio here:http://www.NeverEnd ingWonder. comCome chat with the Insane Uncle Ozma!http://neverendingw onder.myg5. com/IRC/

If you aren't spending Halloween here at the Manor, this is the BEST source for Halloween music that I know of. Highly recommended!

Happy Birthday Grace Slick!

Happy Birthday Otis Williams!

Last of the original Temptations.

Happy Birthday Ruth Gordon!

Anniversary of Orson Welles' broadcast of The War Of The Worlds

Wodnerful drama.

Happy Devil's/Cabbage/Tick-Tack/Mischief/Corn/Trick/Gate/Goosy/Beggar's Night!

Happy Punkie Night!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

love conquers all...

Happy Birthday Ralph Bakshi!

One of my faves...

Happy Birthday Bill Mauldin!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Bard...

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

fanvid of Roky's I Walked With A Zombie

From a man who really did walk with zombies...

Blue Oyster Cult performs Don't Fear The Reaper

I know, I know - it needs more cowbell... One of those bands that were once on the cutting edge....

Santana performs Black Magic Woman


Zep performs Misty Mountain Hop

My fave song by Led Zeppelin. I think it's one of the most sinister tunes that I know of. The words, rhythm and beat all combine into something dream-like and otherworldly. It works perfectly as a soundtrack to Jonathan Harker's carriage ride to Dracula's castle in Nosferatu. It goes well with a bottle of cabernet...

video for Bloodrock's D.O.A.

Ah yes, disturbing little song. I remember when I first heard it on the radio back in high school, thinking this was the freakiest thing I'd ever heard.

the cutting edge of economics

Beer bottle caps....I'm a gazillionaire!

The Vikings - Prissy Slaves To Fashion

yea, right....

Cylon Jack-O-Lantern!


(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Happy Birthday Elsa Lanchester!

The Bride of Fankenstein...

Monday, October 27, 2008

fan vid of Glass Prism's performance of The Raven

Amazing, I thought I was the only one who remembered this band and album - an entire LP* based on the works of Poe. Very cool.

(*Missy - it's fabulously rare...)

Zappa performs Camarillo Brillo

One of the great occult pop songs...

Talking Heads perform Psycho Killer

Disturbingly cool...

Broccoli People!

the disposable razor robot

Gibraltar's "Stay Behind Cave"

Another amazing footnote to WWII.

the return of radio drama for Halloween!

Happy Anniversary to You Bet Your Life!

Premiered on radio on this date in 1947. Wonderful show.

Happy Birthday Gary Tallent!

Happy Birthday John Cleese!

Genius. Essential.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

an oldie but goody - Medieval Tech Support

I love this sketch...

Happy World Zombie Day!

Happy Birthday Natalie Merchant!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Local Appearances by Count Gore!

Google's Air Force...

Janis & Big Brother on the Hollywood Palace

The Pointer Sisters on the Mike Douglas Show

Godfrey Cambridge recording online!

Great stuff!

The Halloween Table...

skull jewelry

pretty pricey...

death by toilet seat,_six_injured_after_faulty_toilet_seat_falls&in_article_id=369972&in_page_id=34

Our Long National Nightmare Is Over...

virtual murder...


the dangerous teddy...

Bunnyman In Sweden!,_fails&in_article_id=351268&in_page_id=2

he does get around...

and more Lovecraftian radio dramas!

new Lovecraft collections on the way!

Online posting of the radio drama of The Dunwich Horror with Ronald Coleman!

as predicted - the rot sets in

And so, we slowly but surely see the latest efforts at pop technology turn into corporate sludge. I knew this would happen - it has to. The very nature of the market demands it. In a few years you'll be paying for a satellite feed that is no more interesting than the current crap on free radio. Internet radio is where it's at guys, because the market doesn't matter when any dude with a thousand dollars can put on a show...

Theirs Not to Reason Why...

Today is the anniversary of The Charge of the Light Brigade...

Happy Allantide/Allan Day!

There's some disagreement on when this day is celebrated - either today or on Halloween itself. Do both!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Calls For Cthulhu #6

My fave Advice program.

fan vid for Dave Edmunds' Creature From The Black Lagoon

Laibach's video of Sympathy For The Devil

Alice Cooper's video for Welcome to My Nightmare

the real Boys From Brazil

Another interesting little tidbit of WWII history.

Synaesthesia Induced By Hypnosis


glow in the dark kitty

Churchill's Censor

An interesting little tidbit of WWII history.

parenting goes to the dogs...

Happy Birthday to Butch & Sundance!

Premiered on this date in '69. One of my fave movies. A baby boomer essential.

Happy Frankenstein Friday!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Do The Lurch!

Screamin' Jay Hawkins performs I Put A Spell On You

There's only one Screamin' Jay...

Tull performs Witch's Promise

Sinead & Shane video for Haunted


Cheap Trick performs Surrender

Perfect power pop.

Polka With The Stones!

(Thanks for the link, Peter!)

Virginia Vipers...

Santa Saved?

more analysis and debate about Welle's War Of The Worlds broadcast


And Double-Ewwww!!!!

At The Mountains Of Madness....

Of course, this discovery will not surprise in the least anyone of a Cthulhoid nature. Just wait till they find out what awaits them in those mountains....

virtual theft....,,2-13-1443_2413603,00.html

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.....

electric eel based bio-batteries...

My competition...

We must stem this phenomena, nipping it at the bud, and leave blogging to those of us with roots in the community who are capable of branching out into new areas. Besides, I suspect this whole operation is evidence of graft...

X-Ray Scotch Tape

Dead Water


Happy Birthday Ellie Greenwich!

One of the great pop songwriters.

Happy Birthday Weird Al!

Happy Birthday Johnny!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Family Scrabble Game

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

an ecard you don't want to receive....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Anniversary to The Sterile Cuckoo!

One of my fave movies, (and unlike so many, I consider it better than the book). Absolutely charming, and one of the most accurate on college romance. Forget about all the later drama and soap opera antics, Liza is absolutely perfect in this. Why this isn't available on DVD is beyond me.

Happy Birthday Bobby Fuller!

Great talent.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Museum of Torture Devices...

I've always preferred a more "hands-on" approach to learning....

the search for Genghis Khan's tomb...

the hearse stalker....

the cutting edge of food delivery

Ultra-cool Pumpkin Carvings!

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Only Ten Days till Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2008

the cutting edge of thievery...

stuck horse...

I bet it sounds like Joy Division...

I shall live forever....

neat new sleep research results

I guess my only question is what all these sleepy people are doing listening to Michael Stipe?

more details on the ultimate Monty Python box set

I can't believe that those of us who purchased the earlier box set are now being punished for our enthusiasm...

Cthulhu Movie Pitch!

Fun stuff!

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain performs Shaft!


(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

I've always loved Carolyne's music. One of those artists who I think deserved to be much more successful.

Happy Birthday Margaret Dumont!

The ultimate straight woman. An essential member to my all-time fave comedy act, The Marx Brothers.

Happy Birthday Art Buchwald!

I've written a bit about Buchwald in the past, I'll just say that he's always been a reminder of happier times for me.

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

Happy Birthday Bela!

One of my all-time faves!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Donovan performs Season Of The Witch

Halloween Awakening

neat little stop-action video

And Autumn's Closing In...

It's been a good weekend - got a lot of errands run, the new computer is up and working, the temperature is cool outside, the trees are turning color, (and the setting sun is hitting 'em perfectly as I type this), the wolf's bane is blooming, and we had a couple of crows sitting on top of our little Halloween garden flags about an hour ago - very cool. Here are a few videos for the Halloween Season:

Black Widow performing In Ancient Days

Black Sabbath fan video for Behind The Wall Of Sleep/N.I.B./Basically

Coven fan video for Black Sabbath

Dream Syndicate fan video for Halloween

The Ramones video for Pet Semetary

Roky Erickson performing Creature With The Atom Brain

The X-Files intro

Today is the anniversary of the Yorktown Surrender

Halloween Costumes For Newborns


Anniversary of the start of the War of Jenkin's Ear!
My fave name for a war...

Happy Birthday Tor Johnson!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

True Gamesman

Hot Stuff!

There have been a few interesting changes here at the Manor over the last week or two. We just got a new computer, a Dell, and it's our first laptop. It's also the first machine I've ever had with Windows Vista. In addition, we got rid of the old cable service and now have fiber optics, and am wireless with an additional hard drive on the network for backups, etc. This 21st century stuff can be pretty neat!
The irony, (and there' s always irony here at the Manor), is that one of the main reasons I wanted such portability was so we could take the machine into the living room, sit in front of the fireplace and listen to the collection of old radio shows I have on MP3 files. So, we're spending a small fortune on 2008 technology in order to be entertained by 1938 technology. Go figure.
I'll also take this opportunity to thank my friend John for helping hook all of this stuff up and get it working properly - we couldn't have done it with out you, man. Nearly six hours of work and all it cost was some shoo-fly pie and some Arrogant Bastard beer. We really appreciate it!

Happy Birthday Bunnyman!

'Twas on this date in 1970 that Bunnyman made the first of several infamous appearances, just up the road from where I sit in the Manor. There's been so much bullshit written about him over the years that I don't know whether to be amused or appalled, (like many of you, I remember quite well when this was occuring). The above link is the definitive story. As for me, on the darkest of nights, I can still hear him hippity hoppiting along, spreading terror....

Happy Birthday Laura Nyro!

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

The REAL King of Rock'N'Roll! Absolutely Essential.

Friday, October 17, 2008

a cutout by any other name...

does Michelin award negative stars?

ironic convenience...

the rabbit seen from space...

Stayin' Alive...

Unbelievably cool Halloween Haunt!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

I prefer my galaxy medium rare....

new info on Franco and Churchill in WWII?

It's possible, there were all sorts of schemes going on in that dark year, but I would tend to err on the side of caution. First of all, I seem to remember some statistics regarding America supplying a lot of food to Spain and how this would have been cut off should they have openly attacked Britain. Another factor is that the Spanish army, frankly, sucked. It's sucked for several hundred years, in fact, and the civil war had not exactly left the country in great fortune. Like other supposed and public "neutrals", (Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland), Spain WAS pro nazi - how could it not be; but didn't want to expend any more effort than it had to, especially when such effort might involve serious consequences, (like an American invasion in 1944). Franco was smart, and thus stayed in power, (much to my disgust). I might note that in addition to his contributions to the nazi cause listed in the article, he also sent a division to help fight the Russians, the "Blue Division". So much for Mr. Neutrality.
On the other hand, Britain had much better relations with fascists than our modern historians grant them. Right up until September of '39, the British were much more afraid of Stalin than Hitler and often ignored the latter or even helped him if they thought it would thwart the former, (one must dig deep to ferret out this information, it is not popular...). During the Spanish Civil War, Gibraltor would alert Franco to Russian supply ship movements to the Republicans so that his German and Italian allies could locate and bomb them. You see, "blowback" didn't start with Afghanistan. History is quite interesting...

WWII bomb disposal in Germany,1518,584091,00.html

A dear friend of our family was a bomb disposal expert for Britain DURING the war. A remarkably humble and calm man...

Code Talker Medals to be Awarded

just in time for Halloween - Secrets of Disney's Haunted Mansion!

Very cool article. I remember visiting the Florida attraction, I think in '70, and this was my fave ride.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Cool Pirate T-Shrit!

RIP Levi Stubbs

I am honestly bummed by this news, though it's not unexpected. Levi and the Tops were one of the greats. A wonderful voice.

Happy Birthday Jim Seals!

Happy Anniversary to Hollywood Squares!

First broadcast on this date in 1966.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Making Fiends TV season is online!

Hooray! Come and watch the Making Fiends tv show online! Just click on the Halloween button under "make a selection" and you'll find Making Fiends:

One of my faves...

the cutting edge of briquets...

Sheriff: Family cremated mom on BBQ, kept benefits

-->The Associated Press
CORNING, Calif. -- The family of a dead elderly woman cremated her remains on a makeshift barbecue and continued collecting her retirement checks amounting to more than $25,000, authorities in Northern California said. Ramona Allmond's daughter and grandson were arrested Sunday on suspicion of embezzlement, elder abuse and disposing of a body without a permit.
Allmond, 84, likely died of natural causes, though investigators were still trying to determine the exact cause of death, said Tehama County sheriff's Capt. Paul Hosler.
Allmond's daughter, Kathleen Allmond, 50, and Allmond's grandson, Tony Ray, 30, told investigators their relative died in December. They left her body on her bedroom floor for a week before cremating the remains in their backyard fire pit, Hosler said.
Investigators said the two kept collecting Allmond's monthly retirement checks, amounting to more than $25,000. Sheriff's Detective Richard Knox said they may have been trying to honor Allmond's desire to die at home and be cremated.
The two were arrested after Allmond's son grew suspicious about her whereabouts.
Both were in jail in lieu of bail, with arraignment scheduled for Thursday. The sheriff's department said they do not yet have attorneys.

(Thanks for the story, Peter!)

Happy Birthday Nico!

Happy Dictionary Day!

Birthday of Noah Webster...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

the worst anti-drug ad

This makes me WANT to take drugs...

great moments in science

Occupational Hazard

the military's "synthetic telepathy"

I've seen this coming, particularly the need for it with modern weapon systems and aircraft. This is going to happen, and it's going to be big. And from there, we start talking about Borg...

all sorts of robot news!

Remember Kids, Don't Drink And Harness

Happy Birthday Justin Hayward!

One of my faves...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dames Who Eat Brains - The Zombie Pinup Calendar

butterfly art

pretty cool...

Pleistocene Night Fever!

Beware of the Satanic Moslem Doll!,2933,435164,00.html

and a dozen horror movies are launched...


Classic conditioning. Is there anything in this article/study that wasn't well known by Psychology undergraduates 40 years ago?

robot skin

the military's "pain ray"


Foggy Mountain Brain Surgery

an unbelievable coincidence and love story from WWII

Happy Birthday Rhymin' Simon!

Happy Birthday Lenny Bruce!

An American Original.

Happy Herb Day!

Happy Columbus Day!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Trent Reznor & Peter Murphy perform Bela Lugosi's Dead

Inkubus Succubus video for Wytches
Cool band...

The rock'n'roll graveyard

The theme song to the film Halloween

A very cute satire.

The Wolfsbane Is Blooming At The Manor!

Now it's a proper October! The last three years have been tough for the plants, we only have about a quarter of what we started with, and I'm not sure what the problem is. The plants get hit in mid-summer with a rotting disease that leaves only a few healthy enough to flower. But there' still enough to keep Lon Chaney Jr. at bay...

Happy Birthday

One of the Temps, and one of the great R&B bass singers...

Happy Birthday Sam Moore!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Zombie Musical

The International D.C. Horror Film Festival!

Just down the road from the Manor, of course!

nice article in the Post on Count Gore!

Along with listings of his local Halloween appearances.

20 Days Till Halloween!

Happy Anniversary to To Have & Have Not!

One of my fave films...Bogey & Bacall...

Happy Anniversary to Saturday Night Live!

Premiered on this date in 1975. One of the greatest TV shows, ever.

Happy Pulaski Memorial Day!

A great patriot.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Diamond Dave Roth!

One of my faves. Dave understands rock'n'roll. I'll always remember an irreverent interview he had (I think it was with Rolling Stone). He said, "I won't go down in history - but I will go down on your daughter!" That, ladies and gentlemen, is rock'n'roll....

Happy Birthday Kirsty MacColl!

Wonderful singer and songwriter.

Happy Birthday Ed Wood!

The Master. Essential...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

zombie wedding cake topper

a request

As many of you know, my hobbies inlcude local folklore, parapsychology and Fortean phneomena. Every year around Halloween, the media see fit to print stories about local legends and spooks. I'd appreciate if you could let me know of any online articles regarding ghosts, ghost hunting, monsters, spooky legends, and witchcraft, as well as parapsychology within the greater DC region, (D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania, & the Northeast panhandle of West Virginia). I'd also include the Western Slope of Colorado. Thanks!

Happy Leif Erikson Day!

Happy Birthday John Entwistle!

Happy Birthday Jackson Browne!

Happy Birthday John Lennon!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

10 Neat Museums!

And Bloggers too, we're unbelievably essential, especially the ones who like Springsteen

computers and Maxwell's Demon...

the cutting edge of aquariums

Elvis has left the building...

Remember - Smoking Is REALLY Bad For Your Health!,1,1357064.story

Halloween Events in Delmarva


Was released on this date in '71...

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Happy Birthday John Mellencamp!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Possessed Books

Actually, a lot of my books act like this already...

a very strange show...

My friend Mathew just turned me on to these guys (thanks Mathew!). Is anyone else familiar with them?

I love The Onion

I've been studying Revolutionary era history off and on for many years. This is wonderful!

Zombie World News!

Happy Ivy Day!

Happy Mad Hatter Day!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Anoka Minnesota gets ready for their favorite holiday

And don't forget Hell, Michigan!

Happy Anniversary Monty Python!

Premiered on this date in 1969. Geniuses. Essential.

Happy Anniversary to You Bet Your Life!

The TV premiere was on this date in 1950. Wonderful show.

Love Me Do

The Beatles first record was released on this date in 1962...

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Extreme Pumpkins

I've mentioned this site in the past. Very cool!

cute Halloween beads

a nice little history of Aurora Monster models

From count Gore DeVol's site, of course!

Happy Birthday Buster Keaton!

RIP to "The Mole"..


udderly incredible....

I would love to be at the trial when this arrest picture is entered as evidence!

Alert John Drake!

the i-phant

"turning on" savant skills...


a beer that's been 45 million years in the making....

One of our Condomovil's is missing...,,2-10-1462_2402931,00.html

the allergy attack....

and the bellhop carries their trunks....

Darwin award nominees...

it's not just the stock market that's fishy...

feeding time...;_ylt=Al4hIsopmOIwYX08.DOfzysPLBIF

Just toss the kid in too....

I've got my bottle of Boone's Farm all ready....

the cutting edge of financial debt

Neat Ad - 100 years of British History!

(Thanks to Infidel753 for the link!)

Cthulhu Pumpkin Carving Template


RIP Janis

She died on this date in 1970...

Happy Birthday Sputnik!

launched on this date in 1957.

Happy National Taco Day!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Happy Birthday Charles "Ming The Merciless" Middleton!

Ming Rocks! I consider him a mentor in my business career, (along with Fearless Leader from Rocky & Bullwinkle).

Happy Birthday Eddie Cochran!

One of my faves. A great American Rocker. Essential.

Happy Birthday Lindsey Buckingham!

Happy Birthday, Captain!

Captain Kangaroo premiered on this date in 1955...

Happy Anniversary to the Dick Van Dyke Show!

Probably my fave sitcom. I loved that show. It premiered on this date in 1961.

Happy Anniversary to The Maltese Falcon!

One of my all-time fave films. Premiered on this date in 1941.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Heart performs Magic Man
It was late '76 and this song was all over the radio. Edmund's uncle owned an old house out west of Bluemont in what was then abandoned farmland, (there are probably a thousand townhouses there now...). Then, it was the middle of nowhere. About half of the roof had collapsed in on the second floor, and that area was covered in about 3 inches of bird/raccooon/whatever shit; but the remaining four or five rooms were serviceable, and so we decided to have a Halloween party out there. To get to the place was tricky, you took Route 7 to some little road, travelled a while to another smaller blacktop, then a hundred yards or so down a private dirt driveway to an old Black man's shack, where you had to abandon the vehicle, jump a creek and walk another 50-60 yards through dense woods to the ruin. All through the Fall we'd travel up there, clear a path through the woods, built a primitive bridge across the creek, and swept out the house as well as we could, and made peace with the old guy in the shack. We were set for a night that will live on in legend. Halloween came, and the god's showed their disapproval of our plans by unleashing one of the worst rainstorms I've ever seen. The world was water. I left my car on the last blacktop and stumbled in total darkness down the dirt driveway, I'd rather risk my car to redneck vandals than getting stuck in the mud at the bottom of buttfuck Virginia.
As I stumbled across our now treacherously slippery "bridge" and groped my way through the newly hewn path in the woods, I wondered if anyone would be there. But there was a glow in the distance, and Edmund, Scott and a few others huddled inside. Over the the next hour or two a couple more dozen showed up. It was a night of heroes and madmen. Oh, it was a godawful place and night to be out. But duty called to the Elite. After all, there was a party, and we were professionals. Some of you reading this were there. And amongst that number, a few of you might even remember it. From fragments still kicking around inside my brain, I know I had fun. There was at least one near bottle fight, (Fortunately, the beer had been emptied from it before Bob smashed the end off te bottle. There's no reason to be uncivilized about these things). There were oil lamps and candles everywhere, and for weeks thereafter most of us were sneezing and/or coughing up black soot. Life spans were shortened that evening. It's a wonder we didn't upset a flame and burn the damn place down, (not that it would have burned, being totally drenched in rain). Those memory fragments tell me that the overall party was a cross between Animal House and a Black Mass. Vincent Price meets John Belushi.
I had to work the next day, so left around midnight, and managed to claw my way through the mud back to my unmolested car. Many spent the night, which was the sane thing to do. But hey, it was the mid 70's, sanity was out of style.
At any rate, we were talking about Heart and Magic Man. The tie-in is that there was a little magic there and then that night; some nice synchronicity with that song as it played on the radio, so long ago....

Spririt promo film for I Got A Line On You

Great, great song....

Little Anthony & The Imperials performing Goin' Out Of My Head

Fantastic song and performance. Little Anthony Rules!

good fan video for Steely Dan's Here At The Western World

A wonderfully soft song of decadent slouching....

The Association perform Windy

It's early June of '67 and my family is loading up the trailer to go to Colorado. School is out in a few days, and I'm sitting around on a brilliantly sunny Saturday with my little RCA transistor radio listening to WPGC and this song comes on. I don't have any responsibilities, and not a care in the world.

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition perform Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town

Great country pop song.

Sonny & Cher perform I Got You Babe

I know it's contrived, but I always liked this song and these guys...

video for Screaming Lord Sutch's Jack The Ripper


new Monty Python megaset!

Sigh, now my old megaset is out of date....

The Ultimate Halloween Radio Experience

I just saw this posting on a Yahoo group and am reprinting it here. I've mentioned Neverendingwonder radio before. I consider these Internet stations to be essential and they come with my highest recommendation. Ultra-Cool!

The NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire is online for the 2008 Halloween Season!The 8th Annual Halloween Extravaganza began October 1st on NeverEndingWonder. com and promises to be their biggest and best Halloween Celebration yet!In addition to broadcasting the widest varity of Halloween themed music & comedy on three award winning Halloween Radio stations every October, The NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire announced an exciting new feature this year: The Voices of Halloween! This audio series will present Halloween greetings, memories and station IDs from some of the most infamous names to horror fans, as well as many names they will be happy to learn. You'll hear the renowned Forrest J. Ackerman himself, as well as David Hedison (star of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the original version of The Fly), David Chomiak (writer of Fido), Sean Keller (writer of Dario Argento's upcoming film Gaillo), as well as other horror writers, horror film actors, makeup and effects artists, horror hosts, musicians and others!This proves to be the biggest and best year yet on NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio, which boasts an expanded playlist with thousands of new songs and dozens of new albums sure to delight Halloween fanatics. New soundtracks this year include the original 1932 production of the Mummy, Flowers in the Attic, Teen Wolf, The Lost Boys, John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars and Christine as well as many standout soundtracks from great horror films of the last few years including 1408, Grindhouse, The Mist, Behind the Mask the Rise of Leslie Verson, Zodiac, Pan's Labyrinth, Sweeney Todd and more. More variety in Halloween themed music will be in evidence as well with more rock, classical, alternative, horror punk, horror pop, punkabilly, rockabilly, psychobilly, horror surf, Gothic, industrial, and other types of music from such artists as Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Blue Oyster Cult, Lacuna Coil, This Mortal Coil, Type O Negative, The Meteors, Man or Astro-Man, kings of Wizard Rock Harry and the Potters, Michale Graves, Wednesday 13, Elvis Hitler, Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Midnight Syndicate (including their hot of the presses new CD Dead Matter: Cemetary Gates) and of course, much more.Naturally the ever popular twice daily doses of spooky Old Time Radio shows will be back at noon and midnight Pacific Time.Welcome to Weirdsville - the Silly Side of Halloween has expanded their offerings this year as well, presenting dozens of rare cut-in or break-in novelty records, more monster novelty songs from the monster heyday of the 50s and 60s. New albums added include The Addams Family TV theme Album, At Home With The Munsters, Mike Hoffman's Monster University Touchdown and Astro Al's Psychodelic Drive-In Music.Halloween On Broadway is back again this year, presenting strange, off the wall and out of this world musicals like Rocky Horror, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera and so much more. New this year are the Sweeney Todd soundtrack featuring Johnny Depp, David Bowie's Labyrith soundtrack, the expanded edition of Nightmare Before Christmas and Mike Hoffman's Western Gothic Spaghetti and Blood!You can tune into the stations of the NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio Empire here: Radio can also be accessed on iTunes by going to their radio section and looking in the ECLECTIC genre.The insane Uncle Ozma will be repeating his insane stunt from last year and will broadcast live shows Oct. 30 & 31 for as long as he can stay awake!

all I want for Christmas....

This is just SO COOOL! I'm gonna nag Linda until she gets me one....

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Happy Anniversary to The Twlight Zone!

Premiered on this date in 1959. One of the greatest TV shows of all time. Essential.

Happy Brithday Bud Abbott!

Another comic genius. Essential.

Happy Birthday Groucho!

One of the Immortals. Essential.

Happy Birthday Charlie Brown!

Peanuts premiered on this date in 1950.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Damn! Where did I leave that thing?

30 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Anniversary to The Tonight Show! (the Johnny Carson version...)

Johnny took over the helm on this date in 1962. The world, and popular media have changed so much*, we'll never see a show with quite this much cultural importance and influence again.

Happy Birthday James Lawrence!

One of our greatest Naval heroes, now almost forgotten. Don't Give Up The Ship...

American Pie...

I don't know the exact date, but Don McLean released American Pie this month in 1971. Great song. I think that if you were born at a certain time, it's pretty much required and expected that you know all the lyrics to it. A generation Lost In Space....