August 2010 archive

Tuesday uEtsy: Von Erickson

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] Von …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Chaino

Chaino Official Site (Label) Eye of the Spectre, Dionysus Records 2008 (Original release date: 1957) One of the most striking things about this CD is the cover, the artwork on which looks like something from a horror comic by Eerie Publications. It features an African tribesman strangling and preparing to whip a native woman in …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Moon-Rays

The Moon-Rays Official Site Sinister Surf, Sound Imp Records 2006 This may surprise you, but I already knew about the majority of the surf bands I’m reviewing before I started the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. If I hadn’t heard of them on my own, then Strange Jason had recommended them to me. However, there are a …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Arts & Crafts

With all of the music reviews that are being done for the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari, odds are that some of you have developed a hankering for some Tiki stuff of your very own. The appeal of Tiki bar decor is very understandable, whether you want it regular or spooky. With that in mind, I have …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Kava Kon

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Kava Kon Official Site Departure Exotica, white label detroit 2005 Tiki for the Atomic Age, Dionysus Records 2009 For this installment of the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari, we’ll be taking a side trip into the world of neo-exotica. What is neo-exotica? From what I can tell, neo-exotica is exotica music made using synthesizers and other electronic …

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Tuesday uEtsy: The Chop Shop

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] The Chop …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Daikaiju

Daikaiju Official Site Daikaiju, Reptile Records 2005 Not to be confused with the similarly-named anthology series, Daikaiju is a surf band known for music influenced by Japanese monster movies (hence the name) and the kabuki masks worn by the four band members in order to hide their identities. Thankfully, the band’s origins are much less …

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They say it starts showing up earlier every coming year….

Man, I feel like it’s Halloween-time already. It’s going to be a long one, folks.

Tuesday uEtsy: blacklilypie

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] blacklilypie …

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TGIF13 Flashback

Not only is today Friday the 13th, but it’s also the last Friday the 13th of the year. That’s right, there won’t be another one until May 2011! Naturally, the Local feels it necessary to pay tribute, but we’re too short on time (and ideas) to come up with a new installment of our “TGIF13” …

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Tuesday uEtsy: The Mighty Squirm

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] The …

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Tuesday uEtsy: The Mad Crafter

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] The …

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