I just returned from a long weekend in Texas attending a movie festival. My travel review and Tween-Fest recap will follow shortly, but in the meantime here is some general Galaxy Jane randomness. If nothing else it should serve to provide insight into the banality of the stuff that goes through my head when exercising […]Read more "Random Thoughts: April Showers Edition"
Going old-school today with Germany’s Blind Guardian. For over 30 years they’ve been turning high-concept ideas into heavy-duty tunes and helping to define what today’s artists mean when they talk symphonic metal. Nerdy? Well they managed to make an entire concept album out of Tolkien’s The Silmarillion (Nightfall in Middle-Earth). If unironic songs about hobbits, […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays: Blind Guardian"
I think all of us who have somehow glommed on to Bad Movies as a hobby all have certain things we keep on the shelf to trap the unwary. Things so gloriously terrible that their very existence defies expectation. So of course we look for any opportunity to inflict them on our fellow man. I […]Read more "Pet Bad Movies: Never Too Young To Die"
Judging from the fact that I’ve received it from a couple of different sources already, I expect many of you have already seen this totally awesome video since it made it’s appearance a few days back: If not, give it a look, I’ll wait. Done? Excellent. This is so dead-on, that were it not for […]Read more "Notes From the ‘Net: Parody Edition"
Yes, you heard me right, Sir Christopher effin’ Lee. Sure, you just thought he was the best (OK, tallest) Dracula ever (or a kick-ass Saruman for the younger set, or a kick-ass Count Dooku for the younger set with no taste), but the man can rock out too. An operatic bass, he made several appearances […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays: Sir Christopher Lee"
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For those who think this is outside my blog’s purview, I want to point out that it is technically about travel. I might not have traveled far, but, if you count shanks mare, it even involves two different modes of transportation. So there. I need to get my butt in gear and make some desperately […]Read more "Galaxy Jane Cruises On Rollerblades: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Skinned Knees"
So after a crazy week here, I’ll leave you with some crazy music. While HammerFall isn’t necessarily one of my favorites, they can certainly be bombastic fun if you’re in the right mood (they can’t swing a beat to save their lives though, making their cover of Detroit Rock City the most wrong-footed I’ve ever […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays: Hammerfall"
Just saw that we lost Robert Z’Dar, he of the massive jaw, Monday night. He’s probably best known for his turns as the titular Maniac Cop, but he turned his unusual looks (the result of cherubism) into an asset, playing villains in an astounding number of (mostly B, but sometimes mainstream) films over the years. […]Read more "Sad week for B-Movie fans"