July 2013 archive

State of the Union (Local)

There’s no denying it: July has fairly lean month in terms on content. There’s been a lot going on behind-the-scenes and several articles had to be put on the back burner. The biggest issue has been my impending move, which has naturally resulted in lots of packing and apartment hunting. Longtime readers know I’ve had …

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6′+ Delay

We’re sad to announce that our podcast’s annual “Local Music Showcase” episode featuring an international selection of music had to be postponed. As a result, there will be no new episode of the podcast this week and will instead premiere on August 3rd. If you have any suggestions for artists/bands from countries outside the US, …

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Beware…The Pike!

1982 was a very busy year for bouncer turned stock music composer turned author Cliff Twemlow. His autobiography The Tuxedo Warrior had been adapted into a feature film (which Twemlow also had a small onscreen role in) and his entry into the killer animal genre that was so popular in the UK, The Pike had …

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6′+ Episode 68 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It’s a Ghouls Night Out special, featuring music from the bands playing this weekend in Clifton, New Jersey. Along with Vagora, Bad Whoremoans, Black Cat Attack and Nim Vind (and more), you’ll hear Monstermatt Patterson get all goofy and Dr. Gangrene get all creepy with his …

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6′+ Episode 67 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Try to hide. It’s the latest episode of 6′+ and it’ll find you. It also has music from Governor Grimm and the Ghastly Ghouls, The Howling Bullets, Blitzkid and more. We try to lose Monstermatt Patterson but we always end up with the Monstermatt Minute. When …

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Tentacles: The Suckering!

Following up on the original tentacle project, I wanted to try making one with “suckers” running along it’s length. To make the sucker rings I used 1/2″ cabone rings applied while one of the sealing layers of latex was still wet. After that layer dried, effectively serving to glue the rings to the body of …

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Making A Tentacle

The humble tentacle is arguably the most iconic of Mythos images, trumping even the mighty Necronomicon. Rightly or wrongly (keeping in mind that actual tentacles are few and far between in Lovecraft’s works) it has become symbolic of the entire genre of cosmic horror. Now, at long last, I’ve made my first prop tentacle.The impetus …

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6′+ Episode 66 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “We start the second half of the year with some new music from The Mugshots, The Recently Deceased and Monkeyrobotarm; some classics from The Pits and Lurking Corpses. Plus – a whole lot more. Monstermatt Patterson is still Mint On Card though it’s more likely a …

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Repertum Post Mortem

Over the weekend, I was able to catch The Evil Streaks (Weird Jon wrote an excellent travelogue about his trip to see them) at Otto’s Shrunken Head. Always a joy, they were an excellent sight. One of the gents in the audience was wearing a Kings Of Nuthin’ t-shirt. In fact, you can see the …

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