Sunday, November 30, 2008


(That picture from the previous post -- is awesome -- and seems so completely without possible explanation and at the same time utterly perfect. Man doesn't have head. Man wants head. Man cuts off a head. Here is a man who knows what he wants ans knows how to get it. Head & Halberd will travel. Pretty simple. It's from the infamous 60s-70s B&W Warren publication "CREEPY". Anyway...)


We have to thank Return of the Living Dead for that one. Fucking brilliant. Little do you all know that this 1985 horror-comedy masterpiece was written by the best friend of John Carpenter and writer of sci-fi masterpiece Alien, Dan O'Bannon.

"tina... teeeeeena... I can smell your brains..."

So good. It's got punks and zombie-punk strip teases, people slowly turning to zombies, zombies trying to eat their girlfriends... ah un-death does complicate love, but what doesn't.

"Send... more... paramedics."

Like every good movie from the 80s it's got nuclear holocaust. It's got the split dog. It's got Burt, Frank and Freddy:

Burt: I thought you said if we destroyed the brain, it'd die?
Frank: It worked in the movie!
Burt: Well, it ain't workin' now, Frank!
Freddy: You mean the movie lied?

Lotsa gore. Mobs of undead brain eaters. I had the Glow-in-the-Dark poster of it on my wall back in the Dartmouth days. My DVD case of it Glows-In-The-Dark still. So 80s. So awesome. And it's got the wicked evil explanations of zombie quality of (un)life:

Ernie: Why do you eat people?
Corpse: Not people. Brains.
Ernier: Brains only?
Corpse: Yes.
Ernie: Why?
Corpse: The PAIN!
Ernie: What about the pain?
Corpse: The pain of being DEAD!
Ernie: [laughing in surprise to his friends] It hurts... to be dead.
Corpse: I can feel myself rotting.
Ernie: Eating brains... How does that make you feel?
Corpse: It makes the pain go away!

SHIT DAMN! I need to watch it tonight.

Today's Song of the Day is "Broken Face" by the Pixies of their 1997 Live album "Death to the Pixies."

Crazy Fact: I've sent so many damn pixies songs I'm all out... Except they had a reunion tour in 2004 and I have yet to hear the album. I'm scared.


Saturday, November 29, 2008


I love Zombies the most of all the scary-ones.

So begins Zombie week.

Night of the Living Dead is just awesome. Every Halloween I used to dress as a zombie, (except the time I dressed as a chick... what a mistake. or when I dyed my hair black and dressed as the devil... what a mistake. That SHIT does NOT wash out of your hair after 4 washings. BULLSHIT. It took MONTHS! Never trust those packaging bastards. It made my skin look awful, as it slowly faded from black to brown to grey brown to lighter grey brown.. man!

Anyway, I used to watch Night of the Living Dead every Halloween, to help me get into character and because it was sooo awesome. I fell out of the habit, dunno why. I guess it had something to do with the Return of the Living like-a-student. So the Night(s) of the Living like-a-student were way less fun this time around. This time I was focused on my brains and less nightly shambling around looking for trouble.

Today's Song of the Day is "Surfin' Dead" by the Cramps of their 1983 album "Smell of Female".

Crazy Fact: The Cramps appeared on Beverly Hills 90210 in 1995. No Lie.