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Saturday Matinee Halloween Edition – The Ramones, Sally Cruikshank & Oingo Boingo

Saturday, 31 October 2020

First recorded in 1976, The RamonesI Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement is sort of appropriate.

Sally Cruikshank‘s animations are Betty Boop on acid.
Face like a Frog (1987) includes the Cab Calloway-esque song Don’t Go In The Basement (starts at 02:26 ). In 2017, Cruikshank herself added this to the YouTube comments:

Danny Elfman composed the track for this film. Period. Copyright mine. Then a year or two later I gave his agents permission to include it on a compilation LP, I guess put out by [David] Geffen. Now they claim I got the music from the album or something. They’re wrong. My film came first. My husband’s going to get into it with Geffen.”

“I don’t always listen to Dead Man’s Party, but when I do so do the neighbors.” – YouTube comment

Oingo Boingo was a standout band of the 1980s, combining ska, punk, jazz & rock, and Dead Man’s Party became a Halloween party standard. According to Wikipedia:

The lyric, “I hear the chauffeur coming to my door / Says there’s room for maybe just one more,” is a reference to “The Bus-Conductor,” a short story by E. F. Benson about a hearse driver, first published in The Pall Mall Magazine in 1906.

Video is from the 1986 movie Back To School. Yeah, 34 years ago…

Happy Halloween, folks!
This year I’m gonna scare half the neighborhood by NOT wearing a mask. Hope you get all the tricks you deserve and all the treats that you don’t.

[Paranoia moons previously posted here. More Halloween-related posts in the archives.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 656 – Smiley Fireus & The Ska-letones

Friday, 30 October 2020

[Flaming emoji found here. Don’t remember where I found the other guys.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 655 – Fido Fort, Streaming the Sliders & Skydancer Attack

Friday, 23 October 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 654 – Bottle Washer, Snow What & Mentos Russian Roulette

Friday, 16 October 2020

[Top & bottom .gifs found here and here; misplaced the source for Snow Way.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 653 – Armadillo Pillow, Trippy Tree Topping & The Stars of Salar de Uyuni

Friday, 9 October 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 652 – The Trade Up, Elsie & A Roomful of Rodneys

Friday, 2 October 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 651 – Feral Hairball, Puddle Princess, Basketball Jonie & Ice Buckethead

Friday, 25 September 2020

[Bottom three found here, here and here. I misplaced the source for the hairball.]

104° in the Hot Links

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Guarija Flute, Tito Puente (1961) GNP Crescendo Records.
Tito Puente was also called El Rey Del Timbal, and guarija is a cubano music style that traces to 18th century Spain.

The Tire.

The Crow.

The Baptism.

Cool your ferrets.

How storks keep cool.

Conical Kähler metrics.

It’s all about the Vespas.

Campaigning in Uganda.

The Greatest Entrance Ever.

Paul Harvey’s history lesson.

Jailed, freed, keyed and jailed.

Check out THIS recording label lineup.

Hurricane Laura got blown away [sound up].

Play-by-play: Steve Inman’s Top 5 (August 25 edition)

[Top .gif stolen from The Day The Earth Caught Fire trailer (1961).]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


The .Gif Friday Post No. 650 – Cat Bomber, Coaster Bird & The Possession

Friday, 4 September 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 649 – Four Swallows, Grouper Grab & Fast Food Dash

Friday, 28 August 2020

[Found here, here and here.]


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