Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

All previously posted elsewhere. Bottom image: Inverted color version of storm clouds photographed by Sol R. Land who is living somewhere in the bush with his dog.

2022 & 2021 Grumpkins

The missus butchered this year’s Grumpkin in record time, and not a single tricker treater showed up last night. On the plus side, we have about month’s worth of Reese’s and I know where they’re hidden.

For some reason, our last year’s Grumpkin butchery was never posted, so here it is:

Previous years’ Strutts  Grumpkins here.

Nictitating Hot Links

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.

A Prayer.

踊ってみた

Dog gets it.

Reeperbahn.

Biddy Boys 1972.

Do the monster mask.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

Funeral greeting cards.

Halloween Safety (1977).

Someone ran over a bird.

Throat singer on the intercom.

A day in the life of a Twitter employee” is NOT a parody.
[h/t Bunkerville]

[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.]


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Saturday Matinee Halloween Edition – Rebooted, David Lynch, Tom Waits & Alabama Black Snakes

“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 Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect.”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.

Who needs Halloween music when you got Tom Waits.  Little kids wouldn’t come near our house once they got within earshot of Bone Machine.

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.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 754 – Eyebollard, Nightcat Zoetrope, Driving Mr. Boney & A Rorshach Crow

[Found here, here, here and here.]

Goons and Goblins

He lives 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.

Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

Saturday Matinee – The Firebirds, Dracula’s Daughters, Mad Jack & the Hatters, and The Meteors

The Firebirds were the only British band to play the 2002 Rockabilly Festival, which marked the 50th anniversary of Sun Records and 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.

Dracula’s Daughters are Emily & Elizabeth Butters (with Forrest Butler and Jim, Mitch & Elias from Boston’s Triple Thick).

Mad Jack and the Hatters are, um, interesting…

Formed in South London in 1980, The Meteors are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band (and the second band to use the term).

Halloween be upon us, so carve a squash, spook the kids, mock the mask-mongers and have fun sending the Aos Sí back to their hidey holes for another year. See you back here for tricks and treats tomorrow.

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