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Amazon!

April 11, 2014

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Here’s a quickie note for ya: Call Me Greenhorn‘s Space Kitty 2000 album is now available via Amazon.com. Eleven tracks in total mixing up a wide variety of influences in one retro-sounding mess – and it’s yours for merely $7.99. Check it out here and if you wanna give it a spin you can do so at Spotify, Deezer and Last.FM.

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Monkey Shines

February 3, 2013

Well, as I’m finished with the weekend’s batch of new songs and am about to turn in a bit early for a change, I just gotta ask what’s your favorite film in the Planet of the Apes series? Mine’s the bit darker, Orwellian Conquest of the Planet of The Apes – even though the studio obviously chickened out and changed the (way more violent) ending. If you’ve seen it you know what I’m talking about, and if you haven’t I’m not gonna be a spoiler and ruin it for you. There used to be a 5 DVD box that collected them all with some nice bonus material, and if memory serves me correct it was pretty affordable. I’d bet you still can find it on Amazon.com, so check it out.

Anyway, the reason I’m asking is that staying true to my routine of just having a quick online check to get an update on worldwide news before hooking up with the Sandman I found these odd reports: There seems to be monkeys attacking people in both Saudi Arabia (check it out here) as well as Indonesia (link here). So it finally begins. I’ll get the guns, you call Charlton.

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Kolchak!

December 9, 2012

X-Mas courtesy eBay!

Well, as I wrote some time ago, I initially intended to name The Norliss Tapes either Kolchak, or Kolchak: The Night Stalker after the cult classic 70s tv-series with the same name. This was changed early on as I realized it sounded like a super-corny black metal or death metal name, and bands and musicians got enough struggling to do these days without adding the extra burden of having a name that’ll confuse music fans as exactly what sort of genre they can expect.

Anyway, a predecessor to Chris Carter‘s The X-Files if there ever was one, the debut made-for-tv horror movie Kolchak: The Night Stalker starred Darren McGavin as the tenacious reporter Carl Kolchak who’s convinced that a series of connected murders in Las Vegas are not the work of a serial killer but a modern-day vampire. Originally aired in 1972 the movie was a major hit (it aired in 1 out of 3 American homes) and spawned not only the follow-up movie Kolchak: The Night Strangler but also the ABC tv series that ran one season before folding. Producer Dan Curtis went on to The Norliss Tapes that oddly enough bombed and wasn’t picked up for a series – roughly 20 years later that same concept made Carter a rich man. Read more about that here.

Now, browsing on eBay during a short coffee break earlier today I decided to see whatever memorabilia was available and just lucked out with this  8″x10″ color “lobby card” for the pilot. Pure awesomeness! It’s gonna look great on my living room wall next to The Incredible Melting Man and The Exterminator. And while on the subject: If you don’t wanna buy the two DVD boxes that collects both the tv movies as well as the series separately (available on Amazon.com), how ’bout checking it out on YouTube:

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(The Sounds of) X-Mas

December 3, 2012

Well, again ’tis the season, and as I am a total music nerd what could be more fitting than for me to share some sounds that I think are great as well as fitting the coming holiday? First up is my absolute favorite X-Mas song (yeah, I’m pulling an Orson Welles and start at the top to slowly work my way down to the bottom baby!); Darlene Love‘s pure magical Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) produced by whack genius Phil Spector.

The same four chords over and over it actually predates the formula later perfected by The Ramones with that huge sound only Mr. Spector could achieve. And Darlene’s voice is just brilliant to the point of giving me goosebumps no matter how many times I hear it. Now, much has been said about ol’ Phil from everybody including former colleagues to ex-wives, and after the infamous murder he was guilty of much of it has been painfully proven to be true, but his recording techniques were still nothing short of brilliant. Him and Brian Wilson were the best American producers of the 60s and even today there’s a ton of his techniques to be incorporated into your work – like actually using phasing to create a fuller sound.

Now, I’m not one to condone anything that generates money into the pocket of a condemned murderer, but if my understanding is correct the profits gathered from today’s sales actually goes to his victim’s family (can anyone corroborate this?), so with that said I can highly recommend his 4 CD box set Back to Mono that includes the classic A Christmas Gift for You album – filled with classics like this. It’s available on Amazon.com, but at a whopping $120.

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Occupy Sandy Wedding Registry

November 5, 2012

Well here’s a great initiative: The Occupy Sandy’s Wedding Registry! This is a great use of Amazon.com to get the victims of Hurricane Sandy all the necessary things they need. Anyone can buy a useful gift, and it’s sent directly to Occupy Sandy HQ for distribution. Organized by Brooklyn residents who are in touch with the Occupy Sandy team that will receive the shipped items and organize daily deliveries to priority response areas.

I myself donated $20 to buy a US Army style wool blanket ’cause it’ll sure keep somebody warm in November. At twenty bucks a pop it means you get to buy one less CD this month so what are you waiting for? Check it out here and please share the link on Facebook etc.

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Weird World of Eerie Publications

October 10, 2012

Well, here’s a lil’ something I was hepped to via the great Tumblr site Crypt of Wrestling: Mike Howlett‘s mammoth book The Weird World of Eerie Publications: Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Minds! Yes kiddies, this 340-page monster covers not only the complete story of Eerie Comics (run by legendary exploitation-publisher Myron Fass), but is also filled to the brim with eye-popping reproductions of the (often) “crimson” covers and creepy art.

Released by the great Feral House, who in my opinion is not only one of the gutsiest but best damn publishers out there right now. Get it via Amazon.com here.

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Terry Border

October 9, 2012

Speaking of Eva Halloween‘s blog I was just hepped to this artist: Terry Border and his Bent Objects – nifty miniatures usually made out of peanuts and other snacks put in funny scenarios and topped off with a nicely dry pun.

He recently released the book Bent Object of My Affection: The Twists and Turns of Love (available on Amazon here) and there’s tons more of funny stuff on his blog, so check it out here. One more sample:

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Church Key

September 4, 2012

This is pretty neat for all of us El Santo-fans out there: Luchador bottle openers! Designed by Ariel Rojo and Andres Lhima for the Kikkerland Mexico Design Challenge they’re available via Amazon.com at $14.53 (get them here) and there’s more at Super Punch here.

Early instrumental surf/R&R-unit The RevelsChurch Key is a classic track that’s been covered by umm, roughly about a zillion surf bands so far (some bands back in the 60s actually just plain stole the riff and retitled it!). It’s one of many cool beer-fueled tracks you’ll find on Sundazed Records‘ compilation INTOXICA!!! The Best of The Revels – including the sax-heavy Comanche that you’ll probably remember hearing in that scene in Pulp Fiction – check it out!

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For Sale!

August 12, 2011

Whoof! Well, I sure as hell wish I had some spare copies of this left – Daddy needs some cash to pay the upcoming vet’s bill! At fifteen bucks a pop it sure would come in handy right now with my pet cat Xerxes having some sort of snafu in the great outdoors, ending up with a really swollen leg. My garage outfit The Plastiques‘ debut 7″ Shoplifting, originally released on German label Radio Blast Records back in 2003 is available at the number one collector’s site GEMM.com (or have they been surpassed by Pop-sike?).

It has been re-released digitally with bonus tracks on my site on Bandcamp, but if you’ve got some spending money you’ll find it here, but I recently saw it available on Amazon, at a much reasonable price.

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