June 2013 archive

Super Moon

Sigh…it’s late and the article I’m working on is just not coming out the way it should. Maybe I should just put it aside and bust out some “Super Moon” pictures. Not of the most recent one that was apparently the largest and closest one this year, but the one that was hyped before that. …

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The Master Mystery

International Patents, Inc. has a pretty good racket going: They buy up the patents from unwary inventors and suppress them. That way, any new inventions that could potentially render products patented by their client corporations obsolete never make it to the market. Naturally, thus makes for a lot of angry inventors and the empty promises …

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Stellar Corpses, RESPECT THE DEAD

Stellar Corpses Official Site Respect The Dead, HairBall8 Records 2007 Taking their name from the astronomical term for dead stars, Stellar Corpses first appeared on the Santa Cruz music scene in 2005. Drawing from a wide range of musical inspirations including (but not limited to) Black Flag, Social Distortion, Black Sabbath, The Misfits, Sepultura and …

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House of 1000 Muppets

Longtime readers know the drill: I talk about how much I love the Muppets and then showcase a Muppets-related video. This time around it’s a hilarious (but not exactly kid-friendly) mashup of the Muppets and the trailer for Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses, as uploaded by stang779: As it turns out, Rob Zombie actually …

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6′+ Episode 65 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Let’s send off the first half of the year in style, with music from bands familiar to 6′+. Hear new music from Kill, Baby…Kill, Go!Tsunami, Man…Or Astro-Man?, The Brains, Messer Chups and more. An all new edition of All This And Gore focuses less on 2013 …

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Kill, Baby…Kill, CORRIDOR X

Kill, Baby…Kill Corridor X Buy at Deep Eddy and on Amazon / iTunes [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Kill-Baby…Kill-Something-on-the-Wing.mp3] I had the pleasure of catching Kill, Baby…Kill when they played on their last 2012 tour, the band having expanded on its Sometimes They Come Back! EP to incorporate music that would comprise the 2013 release, Corridor X. The show was …

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6′+ Episode 64 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “As we close in on the end of the halfway mark for the year, it’s time once again to look back in our annual Best of the Year (So Far) episodes. Featuring new music released in 2013, this first of a two part series showcases bands …

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No Bones About It: The Boneyard (1991)

ZC Rating 2 of 7: Fair It was a late winter night for us in the cinematorium. Zimba stretched out on the Empire scroll sofa, already snoring away, while I prepared drinks for myself and Zombos. “Make mine a double-espresso with lots of foam,” said Zombos. He stretched out his long legs and slumped in …

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Free RPG Day Is Here!

Once again, it’s Free RPG Day and we here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 are doing our own unofficial contribution to the event. What is Free RPG Day? It’s when gaming stores all over the US (and other countries) give away free RPG adventures and other useful role-playing items. You can find out what retailers in …

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Music to Game By III

With Free RPG Day just around the corner, I have decided to once again delve into the world of gaming music. More specifically, I’m going to look at how the albums I reviewed for the 2012 version of my annual “Music to Haunt By” series can be used with role-playing games. As was the case …

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6′+ Episode 63 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Oooh, it’s a mystery! Who’s it going to be for your mystery date killer at the end of the episode? Get the Doctor – Dr. Gangrene! Or the prom king/queen with All This And Gore’s JR and Tammy. Just don’t get the dud with Monstermatt Patterson …

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Free RPG Day Is Coming!

The 7th annual Free RPG Day is scheduled for June 15th, so make sure to keep that date in mind when you make your plans for the weekend. In addition to some nifty steampunk dice, the other freebies scheduled for this year that might be of interest to readers of this blog include: NeoExodus: Temple …

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6′+ Episode 62 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “I rolled my stats and came up with all 6s. It’s a RPG music episode of 6′+, celebrating the upcoming FREE RPG DAY. Our party consists of pair of warriors (All This And Gore), a wizard (Home Haunting: Jersey Devil Style) and one jester (The Monstermatt …

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Free (Legal) Download: Swamp Foetus

Like any Halloween enthusiast, I’m a huge fan of Pumpkinrot. I love the creepy, distinctive look of his props and keen eye for setting up (and photographing) great scenes. So when I found out the man behind that website had made a short film, I was ecstatic. Even moreso when I learned it had won …

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