For any B Fest fans out there, long time attendee Tim who distributes the annual ‘soundtrack’ CDs to all and sundry could use a little help keeping the tradition going for B Fest 2017. My first year as an attendee he came up to me out of nowhere and presented me with all of the […]Read more "B Fest Fans – Help Keep a Tradition Alive"
Just some things I’ve been musing upon that don’t deserve whole blogs to themselves. Played The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimentional Insurance Agent for the nerdlings (now 11 on Tuesday and 14, respectively) and their enjoyment confirmed that I do indeed have a teen boy trapped in my head, driving the humor train. Not sure […]Read more "Random Thoughts: Father’s Day Edition"
So I’ve got major ankle surgery coming up at the end of June and will be in a cast for three months post-op, so I’ve been spending a lot of my free time working on long-procrastinated household projects (as opposed to long-procrastinated blog posts*) that have got to get done before I’m laid up or […]Read more "Word Salad Wednesdays – Dio: Holy Diver"
January 22nd 2016, Norris Auditorium, Northwestern University – Once again I took my favorite seat, (second row, second seat from the left) curled up under my fuzzy blankie (to hide my personal Facebook updating during the event), and settled in for 24 more hours of the best of the worst. What I lacked in theme […]Read more "B-Fest 2016 – More Crap Happens"
Note: All photos herein were taken by me. I tried to remember to ask folks if it was OK to share them in this venue, but I know I missed a few people. If you are featured here and would prefer not to be, please let me know and I will remove you. Honestly, I […]Read more "It’s the Most Nerdi-Ful Time of the Year: MarsCon 2016"
Saving the best stuff for near the end and this is one of my absolute favorites. Dee Snyder and Alice Cooper, plus a cameo by zombie makeup king and sometimes actor Tom Savini (who also did all the makeup effects for the video). In addition to Alice, other (off-screen) musical guests on the song included […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Be Chrool to Your Scuel"
Alice’s signature tune. Sadly all copies of the clip from the CBS special with Vincent Price seem to have been pulled from YouTube, Boo!!! This is, if I have to guess, from the Trash tour. And because you can’t have just one rendition, here’s Alice and some much furrier monsters performing this one on The […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Welcome to my Nightmare"
And no, I don’t have any idea why a video for the biggest pretty-boy vampire flick of the 80’s consists entirely of a bunch of dancers traveling in a post-apocalyptic cattle truck. I like to imagine it’s supposed to be 25 years later, the vampires have taken over the world and these are some of […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Lost in the Shadows"
How about a little Mad Monster Party? Boris says you’ll like it! Introduction to the Monster, Monster series here.Read more "Monster, Monster – Saturday Morning Cartoon Edition"
Talk about the art of constant reinvention. We’ve seen Alice in the 70s and 80s, here’s a taste of what he was up to during the 1990s. Not the best monster video, but the song has become such a Halloween staple (though generally in bowdlerized versions) that I really couldn’t justify leaving it off the […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Feed My Frankenstein"