Jungle, The Nite Cats (1962) No information about this group, but the song is suitable for Halloween ambient neighborhood music. The Nite Cats recorded this wonder on the CPM (Consolidated Music Publishing) Records label, and it appears in several “jungle rock” compilations. The flip side of the 45rpm is Skip School Flu.
Halloween Safety (1977).
[Top image: No idea what that’s all about but I like it. Might be a still shot from a Netflix series that I haven’t watched. Found here. h/t Charlene.]
“It’s not easy for a movie-star to age – especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster. Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect.”
Article with “the making of” video here.
David Lynch does the creepo.
Alabama Black Snakes fit in with the theme.
Gonna be some pumpkin sacrificin’ around here, even if Halloween comes on a Monday this year. Have a good one, see you tomorrow.
[All found in here.]
Pix2Pix is a simple fun AI to mess around with. Fairly intuitive, it creates grotesque images via a basic mouse- or pen-controlled paintbrush, with options for faces, scenes, facades, cats and shoes. Some examples:
One drawback: There’s no “undo” function, so either stop while you’re ahead or you get to start over. Be sure to screen cap your work if you want to save it.
The tasselled wobbegong is a species of carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae and the only member of its genus It inhabits shallow coral reefs off northern Australia, New Guinea and adjacent islands Reaching 1.8 m in length, this species has a broad and flattened body and head.
I want to know what it tastes like. Somewhere somebody knows.
A landslide in Ronchi di Termeno, Italy, January 2014, sent two boulders down a cliff, one destroyed the barn. The boulder in the foreground was already there from a previous slide.
Two huge boulders sent tumbling by a landslide narrowly missed a farmhouse in Ronchi di Termeno in northern Italy on January 21, 2014. The above photo, taken two days later, shows one of the boulders after it rumbled down the hill and destroyed the barn before coming to rest in the vineyard—halted within a meter of the house. The second boulder, hidden behind the house, stopped just short of the building.
While smaller boulders tumble down cliffs often, [geologist Ben Mackey of NZ] says, huge rockfalls like this one are fairly rare. In a given location, boulders of this size would fall maybe once in many thousands of years. “Generally, it would not be advisable to live under a cliff prone to rockfall like this,” Mackey says.
[Found in here.]
Safe European Home, The Clash (1978) The song is about a trip to Jamaica gone wrong, hence the lyrics “I went to the place where every white face is an invitation to robbery.”
Singer Joe Strummer and guitarist Mick Jones were sent to Jamaica for two weeks in December 1977 to write songs for their upcoming second album. “We must’ve looked like a strange pair to the locals… I’m surprised we weren’t filleted and served on a plate of chips” noted Jones. “We went down to the docks and I think we only survived because they mistook us for sailors.”
[Top image: Belgian goat with Doppelbock found here.]
Felix Semper‘s paper sculptures are trippy as all heck, and the reason for it is even better. [h/t Suz P.]
Andy Bean & Fuller Condon, aka The Two Man Gentlemen Band, got some damn hot licks for having such clean hands.
Batmobile was founded in 1983:
After several months of covering Elvis Presley, Johnny Burnette en Gene Vincent songs, Jeroen Haamers (vocals/guitar), Johnny Zuidhof (drums) and Eric Haamers (double bass) decide to start writing their own material.
Best part happens at 1:17.
Hillbilly Moon Explosion is done with that truck but keeps driving anyway.
Okay, that’s it for now, gotta save something for then. See you tomorrow.