August 2011 archive

Appointment With Fear

Fans of old time horror radio all know that Suspense is considered as one of “top dogs” of horror radio dramas. What they might not know is how the show has a British counterpart. When I say “counterpart,” I’m not referring to a show with similar stories and popularity; I’m referring to an official adaptation! …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: King Kong vs. Godzilla Soundtrack

Akira Ikufube Official Site (Label) King Kong vs. Godzilla Soundtrack, La-La Land Records 2006 (Original release date: 1962) I know this seems like a bizarre way to close out this year’s Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. Truth be told, even I thought the idea that the King Kong vs. Godzilla soundtrack had anything to do with exotica …

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Dead on the Beat

Since I’m no longer under the legal drinking age limit, I don’t watch MTV anymore. Because of such, I had no idea that the network developed its own take on the “cops v. spooky” fad that’s hitting us soon. I knew about that ‘Teen Wolf’ remake but this ‘Death Valley’ show was under my radar.  io9.com has …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Crimson Ghosts

The Crimson Ghosts Official Myspace Earth EP, Necro-Tone Records 2009 One cannot discuss the Crimson Ghosts without first discussing the Misfits. Formed by Glenn Danzig in 1977, the punk band has gone through many changes since its humble beginnings in Lodi, New Jersey. Although their name came from a Marilyn Monroe film, the band’s image …

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Tuesday uEtsy: JM Tolman

JM Tolman http://etsy.com/shop/JMTolman ART CARDS No. 20- Slurp II The hurricane came along and seemed to blow away the last bit of summer ’round these parts. The morning chill is far too deep into September for being a few days left to August. We guess that this year’s weather and disaster is going to be …

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Room For All

Have you checked the ABOUT page? Did you see our motto? Omnis Habet Locum. ‘Everyone has a place.’ See. I don’t agree with a lot of the world. Considering how big it is, that’s no surprise. In the fight between you and the world, back the world. It’s bigger, more politically connected and better financed. Similarly, there’s a …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: More Arts & Crafts

Seeing as how last year’s article about making your own Tiki stuff turned out so well, I thought I would revisit the subject this year. If the wooden Tiki idol how-to from last year was not to your satisfaction, then perhaps you should try this article about making a cement Tiki garden idol. What better …

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Tuesday uEtsy: Salvaged Expression

Salvaged Expression www.etsy.com/shop/SalvagedExpression Do Not Use This Pin “Return to repairing instead of replacing, of making good with what scraps you can when you cannot afford something new.” So said the voice, heard by one of the Hobbs cousins, a youth named Darren. Heard it sometime after he found a piece broken off a plastic …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: 6′+ Episode 11 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It wouldn’t be summer without the annual event over at Gravedigger’s Local 16: The Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. You can check out all the hooplah at the luau here while you listen to this episode. We have some of the hits from Tiki’s past, present and future. …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Ding Dong Devils

Ding Dong Devils Official Myspace Tassels, Mai-Tais & Mischief, Tiki Tunes Records 2010 Based out of Los Angeles, the Ding Dong Devils are not your average exotica band. In addition to the obvious exotica and surf influences, the band also draws inspiration from “fuzzy 60’s garage rock, amped-up rockabilly, tremolo-laden surf, and even the greasy …

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We sCare.

Considering that 20% of American’s juvenile population was found to be living in poverty (according to a 2009 study), the announcement of the sCare Foundation comes at a much needed time. “[Malek] Akkad is excited to announce the launch of the sCare (Suspense Community Allocating Relief and Empowerment) Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating …

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Tuesday uEtsy: Creepy Glowbug Concoctions

Creepy Glowbug Concoctions http://www.etsy.com/shop/glowreahhh   Creepy Cute Girly Bow Skull pendant – black/silver spiral skull with pink bow We recently caught up with Hector, poet laurite and up-to-the-minute news reporter. Hector was spotted hanging out the Circle-K and spoke of the following: “Last night, a lady and feller Went off to the Fortune teller Doors …

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A silver bullet to the head.

So, Disney got cold feet at the idea of shelling out upwards to a quarter-of-a-billion-dollars in a budget for a movie based off a property that was old back when your parents were young. Yes, The Lone Ranger reboot that had Johnny Depp slated as Tonto. The premise of the Lone Ranger is that six …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Go!Tsunami

Comrade Voorhees approves!

Go!Tsunami Official Myspace New Wave Order, Deep Eddy Records 2009 The exact origins of Go!Tsunami are just as mysterious as the hockey mask-wearing musicians that make up the band. Checking their official bio will tell you the band was formed in Springfield, IL and how the band consists of: Riptide Stan Overboard Stringray Jr. The …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

That’s right…the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari is back and better than ever! We even have a logo this time around! We’re still going to take a look at the connections between Tiki culture, surf music and horror while not being quite as…overwhelming as last year’s installment. Weird Jon has also been fine-tuning his music reviewing style …

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I’m Back! (Let’s Do The Time Warp Again)

As faithful readers are already aware, June was a rough month for me. Two lengthy articles had to go on the back burner and my computer’s untimely death set back both my GdL and real-life responsibilities, so much so that I had to spend all of July (and some of August) catching up on everything. …

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