Monday Blah’s

I woke up late this morning and that discombobulated the whole day. Ugh.

And it’s not like the weekend was super busy to make me exhausted so that I slept through the alarm. It was actually pretty lazy. I mostly just a lot of sat around and watched stuff.

Here are Some Things that Happened Over the Weekend:
– Saw Red at the theater.
– Drank some Lagunitas Brown Shugga’. It’s a damn fine beer.
– Started watching Penny Dreadful. So far, so good.
– Walked around the Lake.
– Took a nap!
– Watched Hell Fest. Mindless but fun.
– Watched The Strangers: Prey at Night. Annoyingly stupid at points.
– Did a very, very small amount of freelance work.
– Watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Amazing animation!
– Bought four hex bolts and Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar Cheese.
– Watched Crooked House. A fairly descent who-dunnit.

Thank goodness we had some sun on Saturday. Any break in the monotony of the dreary, rainy weather that has become the standard here is like a life line. We went from Dreary, Rainy Friday to Sunny Saturday to Cold, Gross, Rainy Sunday. Today was also cold and gross. Quadruple Ugh. I am over it!

Isn’t talking about the weather exciting?

Meanwhile … here is something pretty for you to purchase.

Waxworks Records has released CRUISING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Score. It’s a 3-LP colored vinyl edition of the complete soundtrack to William Friedkin’s controversial 1980 movie. The package is designed by Aesthetic Apparatus and looks amazing. Get it!
CRUISING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Score
CRUISING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Score

Word on the street is that Arrow Video is going to be releasing Cruising on Blu-ray sometime in the near future. I am pretty pumped about that! Check out the trailer …

Monday Blah’s

Listen Now [Dreary Day Edition]

It’s another dreary, gross, cold day here in the mountains with rain (and maybe some wintery mix) forecast until Sunday. I want to get out and hike! I want there to be sun and fun! Ugh.

While I re-orientate my mood, enjoy this chill tune that will make you think of cocktails, beaches, beautiful people, and warm summer nights.

Listen Now [Dreary Day Edition]

Music Roundup

It’s been a great month of so for new music. These albums are currently out and you should get them … RIGHT NOW!

The Twilight Sad – IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME
Ladytron – Ladytron
Pet Shop Boys – Agenda [EP]
Piroshka – Brickbat

On a Related Note: It looks like my order for the Exclusive Deluxe Edition CD of Ladytron is now in limbo thanks to Pledge Music’s jackassery. If you look on Ladytron’s campaign page, that’s a lot of items bought that may never make to the fans. Apparently all the merchandise is ready and in some shipping facility in the UK. Everything is being held hostage by Pack Smart Ltd. because Pledge Music hasn’t paid them anything for the fulfillment service and there apparently isn’t anything Ladytron can do about it. Ugh. This really sucks. (#FWP)

Music Roundup

C’mon Weekend

This week has been a bit too busy. I have had regular work and I am trying to get a head start of some of the stuff (posters, banners, ads) for the theater. So, work all day and most of the evening. Yay. All the while I may have been eating too many All Dressed chips. Yum!

“What’s on tap for the weekend?”, you might ask.
– Gatlinburg for Moonshine
– BaconFest Dinner
– Hopefully some Sunday Mega Napping™

I think the Super Bowl is this weekend too … but, honestly, WHO CARES?

Meanwhile, the first Ladytron album in seven years is now out. I am loving the cover … and the tunes are first rate. Get it!
Ladytron

C’mon Weekend

Opening Night … Plus IWBLTATT

So, the week has been consumed by work and dress rehearsals. We open Dead Man’s Cell Phone tonight! Come on down and see us!

Pictures of the production will be posted soon.

Meanwhile …

The Twilight Sad‘s new album IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME is finally out after nearly six months of anticipation (and three singles). It’s every bit as good as I was hoping it would be. Get thee to your local record store (or use your favorite digital service or online service) to get it!

It Won/t Be Like This All the Time

Opening Night … Plus IWBLTATT

Finally Acquired [Skinny Puppy Edition]

One of the things I was on the lookout in Toronto was original pressings of certain Skinny Puppy albums. The original Canadian pressings (the band is from Canada after all) of certain albums have cool designs or features not available on the pressing readily available in the States back in the 80’s. The original pressing of Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse has an insert with the track names (none were listed on the back) and a lock groove at the end of side two so that Burnt with Water plays on until you lift the needle. The original pressing of Cleanse Fold and Manipulate has really cool A & B Side labels on the vinyl. These pressings tend to be expensive to get here in the States and I was hoping to find them cheaper in their native country. I did not find these two …

Which brings me to VIVIsectVI, Skinny Puppy’s masterpiece. I LOVE this album and it has my favorite-est sleeve art ever. Plus, it’s the original pressing I have been wanting the most. I have been trying to find it for quite a few years but this particular pressing seems to be scarce and expensive to buy. Hell … any pressing of VIVIsectVI from 1988 is expensive. The original pressing of this album features a gatefold sleeve and the A & B Side labels have art that was used as the 12″ sleeve art for the first single. Steven R. Gilmore has been quoted as saying this his favorite of the sleeves he design for the band and that it was always intended to be a gatefold presentation. If the internet is to be believed, only 500-1,000 of these were made before they switched over to a single sleeve with the inner gatefold art being used to make the front/back of a printed inner sleeve for the record.

So, I was absolutely gobsmacked to have found a copy at Sonic Boom Records. And, it was reasonably priced too! Needless to say, I am pretty beside myself to finally own this. Now I just need to find those other two and my Skinny Puppy Vinyl Wishlist will be almost complete.

Skinny Puppy's VIVIsectVI
Skinny Puppy's VIVIsectVI
Skinny Puppy's VIVIsectVI Gatefold Sleeve
Skinny Puppy's VIVIsectVI Gatefold Sleeve
Skinny Puppy's VIVIsectVI Vinyl Label

Finally Acquired [Skinny Puppy Edition]

Laziness

Hi, Blog. I have been lazy about posting to you even though a few things have been going on.

The big thing was the cool Halloween party that the boyfriend and I threw this past Saturday. We had the house all decorated up with colored lights inside for a spooky atmosphere. Lots of folks came over dressed up in costume and everyone seemed to have a good time. I was dressed up as Robin (duh!) but felt really self conscience about the costume showing off my cock and balls to everyone. So maybe party goers got a show and maybe they didn’t. The party rocked on for quite a while. I got to bed around 3 AM. I am too old for that 3 AM shit.

On Sunday, we went and saw The Bad Seed at the local theater and then hit up the somewhat passable Chinese buffet we have in town. The show was pretty good. The buffet was … well … it was what it was.

I have freelance work I need to do but I just can’t seem to muster the energy for it. I also want to do some hikes and go to Biltmore. Again, I am being lazy about setting up plans for that as well.

So, yeah. Feeling lazy and uninspired about getting things done.

Maybe it’s the weather? We were sporting summer temperatures until about a week ago and then it suddenly became winter. Ugh. I wanted so nice moderate fall temperatures! Now everyone is having to run around in winter coats. Oh well.

Meanwhile … I am totally crushing on this song off John Grant’s new album.

Laziness

MonsterFest Pre-Trippin’

The annual trek to Florida for a visit with Dr. Phibes and Co. (and celebrate MonsterFest) is upon us! There’s packing to do and work to catch up on before leaving. Thankfully I engineered it so that I don’t have to spend the whole evening doing laundry. Yay (said with enthusiasm).

How many horror movies will we consume this year? We shall know in the cold light of day on Monday.

So, tomorrow is a travel day. Yay (said with sarcasm).

Meanwhile … enjoy the Cocteau Twins’ swan song.

MonsterFest Pre-Trippin’