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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Movies Suggetions - Five Directors Good and Bad

These are just five quick suggestions for movies you might want to watch tonight. I narrowed it down to five good and five "bad but fun" movies from famous directors. I wish I had more time to give you a list of great directors and films (It is hard to narrow it down to five). On the other hand the five "bad" directors had more than one "bad film that is fun to watch." Also these are my favorites not necessarily which one is best.

1. Alfred Hitchcock - Psycho
2. Tod Browning - Mark of the Vampire
3. Wes Craven - Scream
4. Ridley Scott - Alien
5. George Romero - Night of the Living Dead

1. Ed Wood - Plan 9 From Outer Space
2. Andy Milligan - Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves Are Here
3. Larry Buchanan - Zontar the Thing From Venus
4. William Beaudine - Bela Lugosi Meets the Brooklyn Gorilla
5. Al Adamson - Dracula Vs Frankenstein

Halloween Top 50 Songs

These songs are not in order:

Monster Mash – Bobby B. Pickett
Dinner With Drac – John Zacherle
Til The Following Night – Screaming Lord Sutch
Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Bela Lugosi’s Dead - Bauhaus
Children of the Grave – Black Sabbath
Creature with The Atom Brain – Roky Erikson
Season of the Witch – Donavon
Welcome to My Nightmare - Alice Cooper
Frankenstein – Edgar Winter Group
Black Magic Women – Santana
She’s Fallen In Love with a Monster Man – Screaming Lord Sutch
She’s My Witch – Kip Tyler
The Voodoo Walk - Sonny Richard’s Panics (with Cindy and Lindy)
Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
The Midnight Stroll – The Revells
Vampire Rock and Roll – Fabulous Poodles
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) – Marilyn Manson
Spooky – Atlanta Rhythm Section
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Red Right Hand – Nick Cave
Witch Queen of New Orleans – Redbone
Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein or Dracula – the Diamonds
Boris the Spider – The Who
Bloodletting - Concrete Blonde
Frankenstein - New York Dolls
Nightmare- Artie Shaw
In the Hall of the Mountain King - Sounds Incorporated
Casting My Spell - Johnny Otis Show
Night of Fear - The Move
You Must Be a Witch - Lollipop Shop
Charlotte’s Web - the Fuzztones
The Mummy - Bob Mc Fadden and Dor
The Blob - the Five Blobs
Ghost Riders in the Sky - The Ramrods
Hurry Sundown - The Outlaws
I Put a Spell on You - Screamin Jay Hawkins
Sympathy for the Devil - the Rolling Stones
Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
King Kong - The Kinks
Rockin in the Graveyard - Jackie Morningstar
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
The Witch - the Sonics
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black JuJu - Alice Cooper
I Walk on Gilded Splinters - Dr. John
Frankenstein’s Den - The Hollywood Flames
Screaming Ball at Dracula Hall - the Duponts
Grimly Fiendish - The Damned

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lebanon Still Produces Un-hip Kids

I grew up in Lebanon. Please don't hold that against me. It was during the Hair Metal Age of the 1980's. I was a big fan of Van Halen, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot and Ratt, along with the classic metal of BOC, Kiss, Led Zep, Ten Years After, James Gang and Deep Purple and a smattering of punk from the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and the Damned. Sadly, the local radio station KLWT FM 92 played mainly Barry Manilow and Air Supply. That was also the music the POPULAR KIDS liked. That was what was played at the school dances so all the cute girls could dance with the jock boys rather than me, Desdinova - the Coolest Kid In Lebanon High School. Some of the POPULAR KIDS thought my music was EVIL.

Then I subbed in at Lebanon High School a few years back. The kids in school then liked a mix of Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, Ice Cube, Marilyn Manson, Nirvana and old stuff (Beatles, Stones and Dylan). Desdinova thought "The future looks safe in these kids hands."

Well, I'm afraid the pendulum may have swung backward. On a message board called the Ozarks Regional Forums, a typical crank Lebanon adult calling himself Glock Doc (probably a NRA member) says he talked to some "young people" (DORKY POPULAR KIDS) who were upset with the music being played at a recent school dance.

"i had a chance to talk to several young people the day after the homecoming football game & dance at the highschool.some of the youth had never been to a dance at the highschool before and were talking about how they couldn't believe the school allowed music to be played with expletives including, but not limited to the "f" word, the "s" word, the "mf" word, and several street references to the human son told me that it's the norm since he began attending the school dances at 14 years old, 2 years ago.i know the kids probably aren't going to hear anything they don't already hear on a daily basis, but i have a hard time believeing that the r-3 school board, the highschool principal, & the faculty provide this sort of entertainment for our 14 to 18 year old school children.i don't even think the kids are allowed to purchase this type of music at the store at their age which leads me to some lhs headed towards a lawsuit for broadcasting material clearly labeled for people older than the ones listening?how many parents know that their kids are listening to school sponsored foul language?why can't the school play the edited version of the adult music that is available?who exactly makes the call as to what can be played and what is objectionable, or does anything go?i just believe that our public school system is using poor judgement in this case."

Note I copied this the way he posted it - without capital letters and all spelling mistakes. There was a slight formating problem.

First of all, who were these weenies? I assume POPULAR KIDS, who participate in sports and attend the Baptist church. Why do I say that? Because that is who is always the POPULAR KIDS in Lebanon - athletic Baptist kids (usually from Republican families). I wasn't because I was a sickly Church of Christ kid. Seriously, the ACLU need to send someone to bust the Lebanon R-3 School system. They don't hire teachers as much as they hire preachers.

It is kids like this that they elect Mr. and Miss Magnet and not hipsters like myself.
"Several street references to the human anatomy" INDEED!

Thinking About Saturday Morning Cartoons

When I was young, I loved to watch Saturday morning cartoons. Everyone my age did whether they would admit it or not. The three major networks caught flack from parents groups, educators and even some journalist about the cartoons. Eventually, the networks dropped cartoons and kids shows in favor of news programs for adults.

Many of the crank adults I was, unfortunately, around as a child didn't like the programs I watched on Saturday morning. These same adults are big fans of talk radio.

That gives me another radio to hope for a return of the Fairness Doctrine. You know what they say: PAYBACK IS A BITCH!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Why Does Radio Hate Halloween?

For some reason, you can not talk radio PD's into playing Halloween music on Halloween. You might hear "Monster Mash" played once on Halloween day. The announcer usually acts like he was just forced to were a clothespin on his penis. There was a lot of great fun music that can be played on Halloween, but radio stations refuse saying, "Our listeners wouldn't like that. They would be upset." SCREW YOUR MINI-VAN DRIVING UPPER-INCOME, WHITE REPUBLICAN LISTENERS AND HAVE SOME FUN FOR ONCE IN YOUR MISERABLE LIVES.

The same PD's who say that are the same ones who delight in bombarding us with every version of that depressing "I'll Be Home For Christmas" from Thanksgiving until New Years.

Another Christmas song I dislike is "No Place Like Home For The Holidays" in which a bunch of people tell the singer about their boring plans for the holiday. One stupid idiot says he is going out of state for a piece of pumpkin pie. Couldn't he find pumpkin pie at a local bakery? Maybe this pumpkin pie has got crack in it?

Now, radio stations have a new bad Christmas song to force on us. The horrible "Christmas Shoes." A child ask a stranger to buy a new pair of shoes for his dying mother. The kid says she needs new shoes because "she is meeting Jesus tonight." Like Jesus is going to say "Hey, Nice shoes!" If a kid gave me that cock-bull story I would say, "I'll buy you the shoes if a can see a death certificate and a corpse first." I have to have proof someone is dying before show sympathy.

Now, I DO love "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" because like Rudolph, I was mistreated and ostracized by other children when I was younger. I'll get my revenge though. Mwu-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

It looks like someone would play "Dinner With Drac" by Zacherle, "Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein and Dracula" by the Diamonds, "It's A Monster Holiday" by Buck Owens, "Bark At the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne, "Don't Fear the Reaper" by BOC (Although, I'm awfully partial to "Astronomy" too) or "Creature With an Atom Brain" by Roky Erikson.

Alas, the radio industry continues to make stupid decisions that only serve a handful of local advertisers (banks, mega-churches, insurance companies) serviced by un-hip, white guys over 50 rather than YOU THE LISTENER. Why play Halloween oriented music when we can have our morning show host cause trouble at a city council meeting?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Lois Maxwell A.K.A Miss Moneypenny Obit

LONDON (AP) - The actress who played the original MissMoneypenny in 14 James Bond films has died. Lois Maxwell's first Bond film was "Dr. No" in 1962: the first in the series. Herfinal Bond movie was "A View to A Kill" in 1985. The BBC says Maxwell died Saturday in a hospital near her home in Perth,Australia. Roger Moore, who played Bond in several of the films and was a long-time friend, says she had cancer. She was 80.

She also performed some voiceover work for Gary and Sylvia Anderson's Supermaration shows (however, she was not Lady Penelope).

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