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SPOOKY KABUKI

Posted in SPOOKY KABUKI with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2008 by alphabetfiend

Welcome to SPOOKY KABUKI — Alphabetfiend’s ode to Halloween. From now until the 31st these pages will be devoted to all things spellbinding. This blog is hereby haunted.

kabuki-1-1.jpg picture by plushied

Bonjour lover-lords, hello new creatures, welcome to SPOOKY KABUKI.

What is SPOOKY KABUKI?

It’s the ghost in the dark with the bone-white boo, the demon urge that calls to you, the childhood nightmare that still makes you shiver, the dark hallway of your heart that sets your brain a-shiver.

We’ll look at the pageantry of the season, the October summoning that lights up our psyche, the transformative power of fear. The wicked crossXbones allure of taboo & fantasy. The freedom of the mask. The scary of the clown. The beauty in the creepy. The razor blade in the chocolate bar. The affection of ghosts. The bumblebee in the spider’s web. It’ll be a far-reaching sugar buzz of eerie wonder.

We’ll tell ghost stories & play Exquisite Corpse. We’ll look at scary books, lurid television, spine tingling art, bone chilling music. We’ll feast on lady fingers and gulp ghostinis. I’ll scrawl a spell for you, on the inside flap of a Sugar Skull Hotel matchbook, and then someone will tell you “But there’s no such place!” You’ll say, “But she gave it to me, with the pale face, in the black lace.” You’ll turn to point me out but I’ll be gone.

Check in all week for tricks and treats.

Also listen to Spook Juke  — 100+ songs about death, blood, roses, murder, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, zombies, witches, bitches, homicidal cheerleaders, haunted houses, carnies, spiders on candy-striped legs and much more mayhem. Warren Zevon, Roky Erickson, Tom Waits, Cure, Concrete Blonde, MisFits, Johnny Cash, Beck, The White Stripes, Cat Power, Jace Everett, Judy Garland, Quintron & Miss Pussycat and countless other creeps.

True Blood Theme Song: “Bad Things” by Jace Everett

Posted in Rock & Roll, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by alphabetfiend

I got lotsa hits on my blog about HBO’s vampire soap opera “True Blood”and from the searches y’all were doin’ to get there it’s clear you’re beguiled by Blood’s theme song —  “Bad Things” by Jace Everett.  The song is G-damn juicy and so far it’s the best thing about “True Blood.”  On his myspace page, Everett lists existentialism & American Spirit Cigarettes among his influences.  (He’s also an Obama fan. Good man.)  “Bad Things” is a great fit with “True Blood.”  The song has a gritty southern sound and a mysterious, naughty vibe.  Very Vampire in the deep south looking to lunch on a telepathic virgin!  Chomp chomp. 

I wanna do bad things with you

When you came in the air went out.
And every shadow filled up with doubt.
I don’t know who you think you are,
But before the night is through,
I wanna do bad things with you.

I’m the kind to sit up in his room.
Heart sick an’ eyes filled up with blue.
I don’t know what you’ve done to me,
But I know this much is true:
I wanna do bad things with you.

When you came in the air went out.
And all those shadows there are filled up with doubt.
I don’t know who you think you are,
But before the night is through,
I wanna do bad things with you.
I wanna do real bad things with you.
Ow, ooh.

I don’t know what you’ve done to me,
But I know this much is true:
I wanna do bad things with you.
I wanna do real bad things with you.

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I love’s me a trickster fox so this trailer with decomposing fox is some sly bewitching… the trailer and the theme by Everett are the best of HBO’s “True Blood” but I’m expecting more with Six Feet Under’s Alan Ball at the helm.  The man also brought us the masterpiece “American Beauty” so there’s gotta be more to “True Blood” than bad accents and rapish goaded gnashing of man-fangs.  I do doubt that Southerners consider it polite to masturbate on your neighbors porch.  Why, that’s just manners!

If only the show were more like the trailer….

Alphabetfiend is Dia VanGunten — a writer & wanna be circus freak living in Austin, Texas.

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