Tuesday tune at noon: The Electric Hellfire Club ‘Incubus’

  Got a taste for music that’s both dark and danceable, with maybe a little “Hellfire” thrown in? Then I got something suitable for you – today’s tune is from one of my favorite bands, The Electric Hellfire Club. The Electric Hellfire Club was formed in 1991 by former My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult keyboardist Thomas Thorn. I was first introduced to them … Continue reading Tuesday tune at noon: The Electric Hellfire Club ‘Incubus’

Midnight art: ‘The Food of the Gods’

Anybody ever hear of The Food of the Gods? We continue this week’s ecology-horror week with a poster from the 1976 movie The Food of the Gods. Allegedly based (very, very) loosely on an H.G. Welles story, the movie is about people trying to survive being attacked by giant wasps and rats who ate a mysterious substance that boiled up from the ground in British … Continue reading Midnight art: ‘The Food of the Gods’

Midnight Art: Oct. 23, 2017

Ever watch the environmental-themed horror movies that were all the fad during the 1970s? As a kid, I remember these being played quite a bit on cable, particularly on shows hosted on cable. Two of the most memorable were Commander USA on the USA Network and Grandpa Munster on TBS. I’m sure there are still quite a bit of movies made in the genre, but … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 23, 2017

Living Colour: ‘Auslander’

OK, everyone knows Living Colour for their song “Cult of Personality.” Whether they were rocking to it when it debuted on MTV as a single for the 1988 album Vivid or when it was used as the entrance theme for the wrestler CM Punk, most people recognize it when they hear it. Despite being 29 years old, the song still sounds fresh today. But, Living … Continue reading Living Colour: ‘Auslander’

Midnight Art: Oct. 20, 2017

How could we end Lon Chaney week at Midnight Art with anything else, but a poster from Phantom of the Opera? Released in 1925, it caused a sensation. Not only because of its use of color and grand sets, but because of Chaney’s amazing makeup job to create Erik the Phantom. It is probably Chaney’s most famous makeup job. For the role, he painted his … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 20, 2017

Midday Music Thursday: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Ever hear of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum? Probably not, which is often the way with the most adventurous and interesting of music. They’re very hard to describe because they blend metal, classical and art house music. That might sound like a recipe for disaster, but when put together, it makes for an unpredictable and fun whole. “Helpless Corpses Enactment” comes from their third, and so far … Continue reading Midday Music Thursday: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Midnight Art: Oct. 19, 2017

We continue Lon Chaney week at Midnight Art with one of his most famous roles. This time, we have a poster for the timeless Hunchback of Notre Dame story. Adapted many times over the centuries, it’s a story that perseveres. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chaney plays Quasimodo, the said hunchback. With that role, he earns his reputation as a master of makeup and … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 19, 2017

Tuesday Tune at Noon: Alien Sex Fiend ‘Now I’m Feeling Zombified”

It’s Tuesday Tune time. We’re closing in on Halloween and, of course, that means zombies nowadays. To get you in the mood, here’s Alien Sex Fiend playing “Now I’m Feeling Zombified” from their 1990 album Curse. If you were a teenager in the 1990s, the video may look familiar. That was because it got featured on Beavis and Butthead during one of their famous commentaries. Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: Alien Sex Fiend ‘Now I’m Feeling Zombified”

Midnight Art: Oct. 17, 2017

Tonight’s art is another Lon Chaney Sr. poster. This is the Swedish one for Laugh, Clown, Laugh. The film was released in 1928, and like almost of Chaney’s films, it was silent. As a silent film, you’ll see the actors do much of their talking through their body language and their facial expressions. You’ll also notice the makeup at the time accentuates the parts of … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 17, 2017