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Name: Weird Jon
Date registered: February 24, 2011

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  1. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Voodoo Organist — August 30, 2015
  2. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Vulcanos — August 24, 2015
  3. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Space Fezcapade — August 21, 2015
  4. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Turbosonics — August 17, 2015
  5. Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Crazed Mugs — August 12, 2015

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  1. Music to Haunt By: Nox Arcana — 15 comments
  2. Music to Haunt By: Midnight Syndicate — 12 comments
  3. Printable Halloween Decor — 9 comments
  4. Fear For Your Ears — 7 comments
  5. The Shadow Over Innsmouth — 7 comments

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Aug 30 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Voodoo Organist

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The Voodoo Organist Official Site Organ Voodoo, Dionysus Records 2015 Ever since the overstuffed first installment of the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari back in 2010, I’ve always made a conscious effort to keep my reviews limited to two exotica albums and two surf albums per year. But when Dionysus Records told me about this album, I …

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Aug 24 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Vulcanos

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The Vulcanos Official Facebook Meet The Vulcanos, Scatter Records 2013 Hailing from Argentina (Buenos Aires, to be specific), the self-described “mod-surf-beat-garage” band the Vulcanos have a particularly interesting history. Formed from members of the defunct surf groups Los Vengadores, Los Transmisores and MODelo ยด63, the band officially started in 2006. I say “officially” since two …

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Aug 21 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Space Fezcapade

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Ding Dong Devils Official Facebook Space Fezcapade, Tiki Tunes Records 2014 It has been a year since I had last covered the Ding Dong Devils here and the outer space album promised in that last review is now a reality. Hardcore exotica fans will recognize the name and cover art of Space Fezcapade as being …

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Aug 17 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Turbosonics

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The Turbosonics Official Site Live At Howlers – Pittsburgh, 2010, Self-release 2011 The Turbosonics, Self-release 2013 The story of the Turbosonics begins in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh in 2008 to be specific. That’s when drummer Timmy Klatte placed an ad on Craigslist in order to make his dream of playing in a surf band come true. …

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Aug 12 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Crazed Mugs

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The Crazed Mugs Official Site Find Forbidden Island, Orange Seal Entertainment 2011 The Crazed Mugs are a Florida-based exotica band which only could have formed in the internet age. Founded in 2004 by the mystery man known only as “pablus,” he met Ken Kanaka through the Tiki Central website. Mr. Kanaka was the man behind …

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Aug 04 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

2015 has proven to be quite the year for the world of exotica. Although several great albums have been (or will be) released, I thought it best to save discussion of those for another time. It seemed to be the only appropriate way to handle the matter, given the recent passing of exotica pioneer Robert …

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Jul 08 2015

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror

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Strange things are afoot in Dunwich, Massachusetts. The daughter of a local eccentric has given birth to a goatish-looking child named Wilbur who ages at a rapid rate. How rapid? He can walk and talk at only eleven months old and can pass for a teenager when he is four and a half! If this …

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Jun 24 2015

Music to Game By V

As was the case last year, I’m going to take another look at the albums I reviewed for my 2014 “Music to Haunt By” article series with an eye on their use in tabletop role-playing games. The order of the albums once again reflects the order in which I reviewed them and does not reflect …

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May 20 2015

Robert Kinoshita (1914-2014)

Robert Kinoshita was born in Los Angeles, California in 1914. His architecture and design degree in from the University of Southern California prepared him well for his future career in film. Some sources claim the first film he worked on was One Hundred Men and a Girl in 1937, but his earliest confirmed work in …

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May 14 2015

Free Zombie Music, Volume III

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In honor of Zombie Awareness Month, here is my annual selection of 13 zombie tracks arranged in no particular order. I’m not kidding, either. One of my favorite selections from this batch is actually the final track. There’s a lot of great music to be found here and I’m actually a bit envious of listeners …

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May 06 2015

Midnight Syndicate, AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

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Midnight Syndicate Official Site Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Linfaldia Records 2013 The Dead Matter is not the only project Midnight Syndicate has created a soundtrack for. In addition to The Rage, they have also provided the music for Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan. I have not …

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Apr 06 2015

Music to Haunt By: The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Midnight Syndicate Official Site The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Linfaldia Records 2010 This is an interesting situation for me. Since I’m going to be covering the film later on, I decided to save most of the back story about The Dead Matter for said review. Here are the basics: Our story begins in …

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Feb 28 2015

The Importance of “Invisible Ghost”

It’s all too easy to dismiss Invisible Ghost as just another Bela Lugosi poverty row movie. It has a low budget, inaccurate title and seemingly nothing else to make it stand out above its fellow bargain bin fare. Notice my use of the word “seemingly.” That’s due to the presence of Evans the butler. Despite …

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Feb 19 2015

Mr. Vampire: 30 Years of Fear

Mr. Vampire was released on November 7, 1985 and the world has never been the same. I had originally planned on reviewing the film in honor of its 30th anniversary, but scuttled my plans after discovering both the American DVD and VHS releases are grossly overpriced and it would be cruel of me to recommend …

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Jan 20 2015

Free (Legal) Download: A Shoggoth On The Roof

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Given the number of productions of the (in)famous Lovecraft-themed parody of Fiddler on the Roof in recent years, it seems easy to assume every attempt was successful. Sadly that was not the case for what is said to be the earliest attempt due to it having never made it into the public view. I know …

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Dec 25 2014

Solstice Spirits

It’s no secret I am a huge fan of Nox Arcana’s Christmas albums. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard they released a festive new EP called Ebonshire, Volume 2 this month. To celebrate, here’s a special music video for a selection from the Winter’s Majesty album taken directly from the official Nox …

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