|Posted by Anna H. on January 13, 2018 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
Because the original version of this previously published Song Saturday blog was deleted due to a glitch, this is a reprint of last Saturday's blog.
How's it going my gumdrops? Are you ready to be creeped out and disturbed? While working on this weekend's blogs, I managed to stumble upon a rare song and music video, which happens to be creepy.
If you have been frequently reading my blogs throughout these last 4 years or so, you already know that I regularly watched music videos during my youth. Never in all my years have I EVER heard or watched Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' "Where The Wild Roses Grow."
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds are considered to be Experimental, Alternative, Post-Punk, Art, and Gothic Blues Rock.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds "Red Right Hand" SCREAM Soundtrack (1996)
Spooky-sounding. Don't you think? In 1996, "Red Right Hand" was used as SCREAM's theme song (and has been for over 2 decades in the sequels).
That same year, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds released their album, Murder Ballads. The band collaborated with Australian Dance-Pop singer, Kylie Minogue on their song, "Where The Wild Roses Grow."
Kylie Minogue "The Loco-Motion" [Cover] Kylie (1987)
Bring back any memories? If not Kylie Minogue's 1987 cover of "The Loco-Motion," you may be familiar with her 2002 hit single, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head."
Kylie Minogue "Cant Get You Out Of My Head" Aphrodite (2002)
Are you still with me gumdrops? Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue's music collaboration is something I would've never imagined. Talk about a HUGE contrast regarding music genres.
"Where The Wild Roses Grow" reached number 3 in Norway, the top 5 in Australia, and the top 20 in Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, and the U.K. In 1996, there was ONLY a limited promotional release in America.
This would explain why I never heard of "Where The Wild Roses Grow" until now. MTV surely would've played the music video years ago had it been promoted enough.
After listening to the traditional, Appalachian murder ballad "Down In The Willow Garden," Nick Cave was inspired to write "Where The Wild Roses Grow."
"Down In The Willow Garden" was a murder ballad written from the point of view of the murderer.
The song is a tale about a man meeting his lover in the willow garden. While in the willow garden, he gives his lover poisoned wine, stabs her, and throws her into the river. Talk about dark and misogynistic.
The murderer in the song sounds as misogynistic as the character, Dr. Wiener in my Short Horror Story, The Horrors Of Womanhood. No one can say that "Where Wild Roses Grow" and "Down In The Willow Garden" lack storytelling.
Now that you know more about these murder ballads, here is Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds featuring Kylie Minogue in "Where The Wild Roses Grow."
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds [Featuring Kylie Minogue] "Where The Wild Roses Grow" Murder Ballads (1996)
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|Posted by Anna H. on December 23, 2017 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
Happy YuleChristmaHanukkah my gumdrops! Hopefully, your holidays have been going a lot better than mine. Yule, which was on Thursday was the 3rd holiday in a row that I have been sick.
Since Halloween, I have been barfing from skull crushing sinus headaches. I dread whenever it rains and snows. Every time it does, it triggers sinus headaches.
Normally, I don't vomit from sinus headaches. Let's all cross our fingers, toes, hope, and pray that I am not barfing from sinus headaches on Christmas Day. I want to be able to enjoy Christmas without a skull crushing sinus headache.
Also, this will be the very first time in 14 YEARS, that we will be able to celebrate Christmas in peace without pretentious family members inviting themselves over to collect a free Christmas dinner and gifts.
We all have those family members, that we dread having to spend our holidays with. They can't go at least 5 minutes without being so damn sickening. Meanwhile...
Tomorrow is NOT ONLY Christmas Eve, but also the late Lemmy Kilmister's birthday. If you were subscribed to It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns last year, you may recall me publishing 2 Song Saturday blogs in tribute to Motorhead's frontman.
Because so many icons died in 2015, 2016, and in 2017, I kept publishing tribute blogs for Song Saturday. Lemmy Kilmister died literally 4 days after his birthday, which was also 4 days before 2016 started.
By the end of 2016, I had published 2 Song Saturday Tribute blogs about Lemmy. Rather than featuring more songs, let's revisit those last 2 Song Saturday blogs in tribute to Lemmy Kilmister for today's Song Saturday.
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|Posted by Anna H. on December 15, 2017 at 8:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Originally, I planned to share this Song Saturday blog, tomorrow. Considering how incredibly exhausted I have been these last few weeks with chores, shoveling snow, and Christmas shopping, I am sharing Song Saturday 1 day early.
I still have more last minute Christmas shopping to do for family, which will be done tomorrow. Then, my shopping will be finished. So, how have you been enjoying this December's blogs?
It has been a while, since I last published a festive Song Saturday blog featuring any Goth Rock. If memory serves me right, the last Song Saturday blog I published with a Goth Rock song for Christmas was in 2013.
In case you missed London After Midnight's "The Christmas Song," click on the following link.
London After Midnight's "The Christmas Song" was 1 of my earliest Song Saturday blogs I published, after building my website, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns in 2013. It's amazing how time flies.
This next Goth Rock Song Saturday blog features the Goth Rock band, BATZZ In The Belfry. BATZZ In The Belfry has been around for the last 10 to nearly 15 years.
Nelson founded the band in San Francisco, CA during 2003. He wanted BATZZ to sound more like a Classic Goth Rock band.
After listening to the band perform the Christmas song, "O Holy Night" on their 2007 debut album, Sparks Fly Upward, I noticed that BATZZ sounds somewhat similar to Sisters Of Mercy.
If you have ever listened to the 1980's Goth Rock band, Sisters Of Mercy, imagine lead singer Andrew Eldritch singing "O Holy Night." BATZZ In The Belfry's cover of this song sounds creepy.
Even though BATZZ sounds creepy covering "O Holy Night," they still managed to do the song justice.
Everyone cannot sing "O Holy Night." I have noticed over the years, that not everyone can hit the notes of this Christmas song. Even if they can, someone usually RUINS the song by changing the style of how the song's meant to be sang in an attempt to sound "edgy."
After discovering 2 years ago, that the late great Scott Weiland sang "O Holy Night" on his 2011 Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, I was HIGHLY disappointed.
It was not that STP's late frontman could not perform the song. It was the style of the cover, that really disappointed me.
Can you imagine Scott Weiland turning "O Holy Night" into a Calypso song? As much as I loved and still love Scott Weiland as the original lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, I HATED his version of "O Holy Night."
I refused to add Scott Weiland's version of "O Holy Night" to the Song Saturday blog I published 2 years ago.
The blog I published 1 week after Scott's death, featured Christmas songs from his album, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. If you would love to hear his other covers of Christmas songs, click on this blog link.
BATZZ In The Belfry's cover of "O Holy Night" managed to sound creepy but still decent.
Critics may claim, that BATZZ In The Belfry was only trying to sound "edgy," in their attempt at covering "O Holy Night." However, I do NOT want to turn off the song.
BATZZ's creepy cover sounds like it should be used for a tragic ending of a Christmas Horror film. Don't believe me? Listen to the cover for yourself and you be the judge.
Batzz In The Belfry "O Holy Night" Sparks Fly Upward (2007)
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|Posted by Anna H. on December 9, 2017 at 10:20 AM||comments (6)|
How's it going my gumdrops? What a hectic AND exhausting week this has been. I was so exhausted yesterday that I kept rewinding the DVR more than several times. While watching TV, I kept falling asleep.
Speaking of TV, some networks literally the day after Thanksgiving, started airing Christmas specials. It sucks that networks refuse to air any Christmas Horror films.
Today everything is "offensive" and The Sensitivity Police are always on cue for the easily "triggered." I believe most TV networks fear a backlash over airing Christmas Horror films.
Even though there are other religious groups celebrating their own traditions and holidays before Christmas, December is meant to be about happiness, family, and celebrating Jesus' birthday.
Throughout the year, Christmas overshadows EVERY holiday. This is all the more reason why I feel there should be more Horror movies and songs about Christmas.
I can only imagine the number of Santaphobics in existence. This is especially after watching Christmas Slashers from the 1980's.
There are quite a few of them, that exist. All those, who did not already know, I published a review about Christmas Slashers on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns several years ago. Simply click on the following blog link.
It has been 3 years, since I last published a blog review about Christmas Horror films. If I have enough time out of my hectic schedule, I will try publishing ANOTHER blog review about Christmas Horror films.
All this talk about Santaphobia, blog reviews, Christmas Slashers, and Christmas Horror Movies in general puts me in the mood for Christmas Horror Music. Like I always say, the music used in a movie helps set the tone for the movie.
It appears that Rachel F. Williams shares similar interests and views as my own. Rachel F. Williams is not only a Romance, Fantasy, and Horror author, but also a music composer.
The song, "It's NOT Christmas" can be found on her album, 17 Tormented Souls. To embrace the horrors of Christmas, here's Rachel F. Williams' "It's NOT Christmas" for today's Song Saturday.
Rachel F. Williams "It's NOT Christmas (Insane Epic Horror Rock Music)" 17 Tormented Souls (2016)
|Posted by Anna H. on December 2, 2017 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? As you can see, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns has been updated. The background scenery is ready for the winter holidays. Also, the design on my About page is slightly different.
In addition to updating the site's appearance, here is a quick announcement. Starting TONIGHT, Adult Swim's Toonami block not only acquires another 30 minutes, but the Shonen Jump Action Comedy Anime, Black Clover ALSO premieres at 11:30/10:30pm Central.
I would've mentioned this news ~ 2 weeks or so ago, but I did not have enough time in my hectic schedule to publish an individual blog about Black Clover. That's besides me being sick.
Hopefully, Black Clover does NOT suck. Some MAY consider this news to be an early Saint Nicholas present, whereas most Toonami fanboys would find this news to be an early Krampus punishment.
Yes, it is that time of season again. In about 3 more days, Saint Nicholas' evil, cloven hoofed sidekick, Krampus will punish all misbehaving children, while seducing buxom women with his long tongue in between.
On December 5th, Krampus will arrive with his sack, birch switch, and lumps of coal to punish the "naughty." Then, Saint Nicholas will arrive the following day to reward well-behaved children with presents in their stockings.
Earlier this week, I had the hardest time choosing which song to share with you all for Song Saturday. Since Krampus Day is creeping around the corner in 3 more days, I am sharing this festive collaboration by Austin Dickey and Into The Flood.
Into The Flood is a Metalcore band from Tacoma, Washington. Last week, I watched their music video for "Death Posture." The song's not bad. I recommend listening to this band, whenever you have the chance.
According to Austin Dickey on YouTube, Into The Flood composed a Metal version of "The Nutcracker (The Mountain King)." Dickey asked if he could perform the vocals and write lyrics for the song.
Sure enough, this collaboration came to fruition making the song, "Krampus" his very own. For today's Song Saturday, here is Austin Dickey's innovative collaboration with Into The Flood on "Krampus."
Austin Dickey [Featuring Into The Flood] "Krampus" (2016)
|Posted by Anna H. on November 18, 2017 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Can you believe that Thanksgiving Day is in ONLY 5 more days?! It was JUST November 1st! Now, it is the 18th. As you already know, Christmas will be here, soon. No, this is not a Christmas-themed blog.
I want to refrain from the holiday and other holidays, until next month. Once it turned Halloween, my local CBS news showed Christmas Trees being chopped.
Like I said in the past, I LOVE Christmas. However, I am not in a rush to celebrate the holiday. Neither is any other average person, who celebrates Christmas. Advertisers already advertise Christmas Sales in both July and in December.
Why should Christmas Day constantly be exploited and advertised before and after Halloween, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving?
Let everyone enjoy all the other holidays before and after Christmas, for the LOVE of everything. We just celebrated Veterans Day last Saturday! Now, we are preparing for Thanksgiving.
Rather than relaxing, while reflecting on what they are truly thankful for in their lives, most families today will finish binge eating Thanksgiving Dinner to bum-rush each other on the streets for Gray Thursday and Black Friday Sales.
Otherwise, there are those divisive family members always instigating family feuds about politics, religion, in-laws, etc. Those are the types of family members, that generally make celebrating the holidays insufferable for others.
If I had it my way, I would have a PEACEFUL Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, eat desserts, drink sparkling cider, eggnog, turn on Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving Specials, and sleep.
Speaking of the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Specials, I am sharing the theme song from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Vince Guaraldi composed the theme song in 1973.
Yes, I know this is different from the usual Song Saturday blog. It is difficult trying to find songs with a Thanksgiving theme.
Then again, you already know that Thanksgiving is always shafted for Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas Day. If I had more time this November, I would've done another Thanksgiving Music Playlist for Song Saturday.
In case you missed the previous Thanksgiving blogs for Song Saturday, click on the following blog links.
Since Thanksgiving is only 5 days away and because I still enjoy watching Charlie Brown Specials as an adult, here is that classic theme song from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for this festive Song Saturday.
Vince Guaraldi Trio "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Theme Song" Peanuts Greatest Hits 
|Posted by Anna H. on November 10, 2017 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? If you were on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns on February 18, 2017, you should remember that I published a Song Saturday blog featuring the '80s Metal band, Dokken.
I would've published this 2nd blog about Dokken last Thursday but like I already said, I was still recovering from barfing up my lungs 4 times on Halloween.
What was so significant about last Thursday?
November 2,1987 was the day that Dokken's 4th album, Back For The Attack released in stores; Last Thursday was the 30th anniversary of their Back For The Attack album. I cannot believe it has been 30 years!
The fact that I was only 4 years old, when Dokken's theme song for the 3rd A Nightmare On Elm Street film ("Dream Warriors") released, and that I was in kindergarten, when Back For The Attack released, makes me feel old.
3 decades?! Wow! Where has the time gone?! Shouldn't I be older than 35? Honestly, it feels that way. My love for music had influence over me wanting to host my own radio show and becoming a disk jockey. By 20 years old, it came to fruition.
Looking back, I really should've aired some of Dokken's songs on my radio show. Then again, I don't think their songs would've attracted many college students, during the early 21st Century. However, my audience was male-dominated,15 years ago.
Years later, it STILL is male-dominated. Therefore, I could've aired Dokken and other bands from the 1980's and '90s. Listeners would've listened to my show, regardless.
After digging up the previous Song Saturday blog about Dokken's Back For The Attack album, I made some minor changes. The music videos for "Dream Warriors," "Burning Like A Flame," and "Heaven Sent" are still in the previous blog.
Meanwhile, Dokken's "Mr. Scary" from Back For The Attack was featured as a bonus song for that particular Song Saturday blog. Last night, I transferred "Mr. Scary" for today's early Song Saturday blog.
It was mentioned earlier this year in my previous Song Saturday blog, that "Mr. Scary" was a guitar solo by George Lynch and Jeff Pilson. On the band's Back For The Attack album, "Mr. Scary" is the 6th song, which happens to be the song after "Heaven Sent."
You may be wondering, "Anna, why didn't you share 'Mr. Scary' in a Song Saturday blog last month?"
There are only so many Saturdays in a month. If I could've, I would've re-shared the song.
Although, re-sharing it today is more fitting, since Dokken's Back For The Attack recently turned 30. "Mr. Scary" has Classic '80s Guitar Solo written all over it.
Without a doubt, Dokken is by far 1 of the most highly UNDERRATED Metal bands from the 1980's.
Even though Dokken's Back For The Attack was heavily promoted 30 years ago for A Nightmare On Elm Street: Dream Warriors, it is sad that they NEVER received the same amount of praise as other '80s Metal bands.
In case you missed the last Song Saturday blog featuring Dokken earlier this year, click on the following link as a throwback.
In the meantime, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dokken's Back For The Attack, let's revisit "Mr. Scary" for not only an early Song Saturday, but also as a throwback!
Dokken "Mr. Scary" Back For The Attack (1987)
|Posted by Anna H. on October 28, 2017 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Do you feel like you learned something from yesterday's blog in regards to trick-or-treating? I really hope so because there is a lot, that most of us didn't already know before I published that blog.
October will be over soon. Can you believe that Halloween is in ONLY 3 more days? This means the current background scenery will be gone until next September; The red floral scenery will return, next month.
At the beginning of this week, it was difficult trying to decide what to share for today. I could not choose between Siouxsie And The Banshees and Danzig's old Horror-Punk band, The Misfits. Both were Goth Rock bands with songs about the holiday, Halloween.
However, Glenn Danzig and The Misfits were more Horror-Punk. Because Siouxsie And The Banshees captures kooky and spookiness so much better, I decided to share more Siouxsie And The Banshees.
Songs from Siouxsie And The Banshees' 4th album, Juju work perfectly for Halloween. Juju was commercially successful in the United Kindgom, during 1981. The album has been viewed as a landmark album of the Post-Punk Rock genre.
According to The Guardian in 2007, Juju ranked on the "1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die" List. The British daily newspaper reported, "Perennial masters of brooding suspense, the Banshees honed their trademark aloof art rock to its hardest and darkest pitch on Juju."
I must say, the songs on Juju can be dark. This can most definitely be said about the song, "Voodoo Dolly." "Voodoo Dolly" should've been a hit single from Juju, if you ask me.
It is surprising that "Voodoo Dolly" was NEVER released on a soundtrack. "Spellbound" and "Halloween" are 2 other songs, that you should add to your Halloween or Horror Music Playlists.
Although, I am highly biased to say that "Voodoo Dolly" should be on your playlist, before any other song from Siouxsie And The Banshees' Juju album.
"Voodoo Dolly" has a haunting, spooky, and ominous tone. This is especially when you listen to Siouxsie Sioux's vocals on that track.
Whenever listening to "Voodoo Dolly," I automatically expect a ghost from the graveyard to suddenly jump out and frighten someone, if not a scornful witch performing a curse on an enemy.
Get ready to be spellbound before Halloween with a Vooodoo Dolly for today's Song Saturday Block. There is a triple dose of songs from Siouxsie And The Banshees' 4th album, Juju.
1) Siouxsie And The Banshees "Spellbound" Juju (1981)
2) Siouxsie And The Banshees "Halloween" Juju (1981)
3) Siouxsie And The Banshees "Voodoo Dolly" Juju (1981)
|Posted by Anna H. on October 21, 2017 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Some of you may be wondering why I didn't share this much sooner. Over this summer, I managed to come across this lyrical video by the Gothic Horror band, Others. Others is mostly a Horror-Punk band.
Throughout these last 3 years, I have shared some of Others' songs. In addition, I have been sharing SOME of my previous October blogs around social media for those, who may have missed them within the last 1-3 years.
For Throwback Thursday, I re-shared a Song Saturday blog, which featured Others. However, I can't believe I overlooked the band's lyrical video, "Heart Of Darkness." "Heart Of Darkness" was recorded for the 2015 film, Tales Of Dracula.
Wolfbain Productions' Tales Of Dracula On DVD Trailer: (2015)
The producer of Tales Of Dracula shot the 2015 film in black and white, in order to give it that Classic Horror appearance and is in tribute to Universal Studios' Dracula.
What is Tales Of Dracula (2015) about?
Tales Of Dracula is about the king of vampires (that being Dracula) returning to his native soil and his castle in the Carpathian Mountains, which is in Romania. Dracula returns to regain his strength.
While being in the Carpathian Mountains, The Dark Prince hunts for a new bride to do his bidding. Dracula chooses a farmer's daughter to be his new bride.
Henry Frankenstein's granddaughter (Victoria) on the other hand, strategizes how she can use the infected blood of Dracula's new bride to rejuvenate the Monster by mixing the vampire's blood with the Monster's. After Dracula discovers he has been betrayed, he swears vengeance.
Tales Of Dracula is on DVD for ~$6.00, if memory serves me right.
Meanwhile, you may be wondering about Others' song, "Heart Of Darkness." Their song made me say to myself, "This would be great to share in October."
What is the song, "Heart Of Darkness" about?
As I was told by Lord Marquis DeBlood, earlier this week, "Heart Of Darkness" was inspired by Francis Ford Coppola's version of Dracula. After Dracula's wife dies, he begins to denounce God.
Who sang the lyrics for "Heart Of Darkness"?
Marquis DeBlood wrote the lyrics and composed "Heart Of Darkness" with the help of Jeff DaBella. Lord Marquis' wife, Mistress Jessica sang the lyrics. She most definitely has beauty and talent. I cannot help commending them for creating such an artistic piece.
If you have your own personal Halloween Music Playlist, you should most definitely add Others' song, "Heart Of Darkness" to it. It is definitely a song worth listening to for Halloween. "Heart Of Darkness" has a very calm yet dark mood.
Since today's blog is in tribute to Dracula, here is "Heart Of Darkness" by the band, Others for today's Song Saturday.
Others "Heart Of Darkness" Tales Of Dracula (2015)
|Posted by Anna H. on October 14, 2017 at 7:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops?
Hex: Azazeal Seduces Cassie Scene (2004)
Surely you're scratching your heads and wondering, "What show is this?" Have you ever heard of the Supernatural Horror Dramedy, Hex?
[BBC America Promo:] Hex (2012)
There was no luck of me finding the above scene in English. I spent the last 2 days hunting for that specific scene because it has relevance to today's blog.
What foreign language was the above scene dubbed in?
Honestly, I have no idea. Judging by the sounds of it, Hex was dubbed in a Slavic language like Russian or something similar to it.
What was Hex about?
Originally, Cassie Hughes was the protagonist of Hex. During the first 6 episodes, the TV series was about her being a shy school girl struggling to assimilate with her peers, while attending a remote English boarding school called Medenham Hall.
Medenham Hall occupied the former manor house and grounds of the McBain Estate. During the 18th Century, the estate was the sight of a witchcraft scandal. Much like The Salem Witch Trials, the scandal consisted of women from the Medenham Witch family line being tried and executed.
Cassie's telekinetic, pyrokinetic, and clairvoyant abilities were awakened, after she touched an antique vase, which had been used for Voodoo rituals by the Medenham Witches. To Thelma's (Cassie's best friend's) surprise, she learned that Cassie was a descendant of the Medenham Witches.
Meanwhile, a "dangerous looking" creep by the name of Azazeal stalked Cassie around the campus. Azazeal was a fallen angel and the leader of the Biblical, Nephilim.
Previously, the fallen angel seduced not only Cassie's schoolmistress, Jo Watkins, but also Cassie's mother. Her mother being seduced by Azazeal in the past contributed to her mother's mental disorders.
According to Azazeal (fallen angel), he was "in love" with Cassie. It was not until the fallen angel seduced her, that she became pregnant with his spawn, Malachi. Cassie tried aborting Malachi and failed at doing so.
In the process of Cassie discovering, that she was a witch, being a descendant of the Medenham Witches, being seduced, and impregnated by Azazeal, her boyfriend left the campus.
Troy (Cassie's boyfriend, who was played by The Vampire Diaries' Joseph Morgan) was convinced, that Cassie was pregnant with HIS son. Troy left Medenham Hall, at the end of the original series.
There were many twists and turns, throughout this Supernatural Horror Dramedy. If you never had the opportunity to watch Hex, I recommend it. A number of changes were made by the 2nd season, as far as the writing went.
This week, I have something different from the usual to share with you. As I stated earlier, I spent the last 2 days hunting for that scene with Azazeal seducing Cassie because it has relevance to today's blog.
In the background of that scene, Helicopter Girl's song, "Satan's Seventh Bride" can be heard. Who is Helicopter Girl? Helicopter Girl is the stage name of the Scottish singer, Jackie Joyce. She debuted with her album, How To Steal The World in 2000. On that same album, "Satan's Seventh Bride" can be heard.
Speaking of Azazeal seducing Cassie on Hex, while Helicopter Girl's song played in the background, here is "Satan's Seventh Bride" for today's Song Saturday.
Helicopter Girl "Satan's Seventh Bride" How To Steal The World (2000)
|Posted by Anna H. on October 7, 2017 at 7:35 AM||comments (2)|
The image above was taken, during the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, which was in tribute to George Harrison. Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and Prince, performed "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
At this risk of sounding "melodramatic," it makes my soul weep knowing that we have lost so many legendary vocalists between this year AND last year. It seems as if 2017 has turned out to be just as shitty as 2016, in general.
I know I am not the only person, who wants this year to be over SOON. This is especially, when it comes to turning on the TV everyday and having to watch domestic terrorists attack innocent people at events.
To make matters worse, having the media exploit tragedies and overshadow other news. There are other catastrophes and tragic events for the media to report than spending an ENTIRE week replaying the same reels of homicidal maniacs.
The media fails to grasp, that THEY themselves are inciting MORE division and copycat massacres because they constantly harp on the same overplayed story, while ignoring other reports.
On Monday, we barely heard any reports about Tom Petty from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers dying and other news. Reading someone's post on a forum about the legendary Heartland Rocker's death was the only reason why I learned about it.
Once I learned that Tom Petty died, I was in shock. Shortly after, a news reporter on my local CBS reported, that the LAPD retracted their statement on Twitter.
Supposedly, Tom was NOT yet dead. He was "clinging for his life," according to the LAPD. Eventually, Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest, after being pronounced brain dead and taken off life support.
Before anyone attempts to comment on today's Song Saturday Tribute Block, refrain from posting, "I was never a fan of Tom Petty's music." Posting THAT comment is like pissing on someone's grave.
Regardless if the singer was your favorite or not, it sounds very disrespectful and rude to whoever it was that died. You have no idea how annoying it is to read, watch, and listen to someone having the audacity to say, "I was never a fan of ___ music."
You may think I am acting bossy but there are people out there, who need to have a little more empathy and COUTH. Love or hate the icon, but that person had family, friends, fans, etc.
Tom Petty's music was a part of at least 4-5 GENERATIONS. With The Heartbreakers, Petty released 13 studio albums, 68 singles, and 9 video albums. He also released 3 solo albums, 5 guest singles, etc.
Tom Petty was a part of my childhood, during the 1980's and '90s. Now, he is another music icon to be added to the list of many other music icons, that are dead. This can especially be said about an icon, whose music videos were heavily played on MTV and VH1.
I cannot help reiterating how depressed I become sometimes watching MTV Classic. Having to look back at all the music icons, that are now dead in music video blocks breaks my heart.
Music was a major part of my life growing up. Therefore, watching a bunch a dead music icons can be depressing. This is definitely a fact about life.
Eventually, all good things must come to an end. Anyway, in memory of the legendary Heartland Rocker, here are 9 music videos by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers for today's Song Saturday Tribute Block.
1} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Refugee" Damn The Torpedoes (1980)
2} Stevie Nicks [Featuring Tom Petty] "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Bella Donna (1981)
3} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Make It Better" Southern Accents (1985)
4} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Free Fallin'" Full Moon Fever (1989)
5} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Runnin' Down A Dream" Full Moon Fever (1989)
6} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Mary Jane's Last Dance" Greatest Hits (1993)
7} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "The Last DJ" The Last DJ (2002)
8} Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, & Dhani Harrison "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" A Tribute To George Harrison (2004)
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Room At The Top" Echo (1999)
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|Posted by Anna H. on September 30, 2017 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? In case any or ALL of you took offense to yesterday's blog, you have to remember, that I have spent the last 4 YEARS putting my blood, sweat, tears, and PRIDE into building this website. Having to constantly deal with those, who only care about themselves rather than me, my content, and others is upsetting.
Like I said countless times, if you do NOT genuinely care about anything I share on my website and are only here to say that you KNOW somebody, who has her own website to further your personal agenda, then please unsubscribe.
A definite way to be ousted from this site is to ask or ASSUME, that I am "PMS'ing." Nobody wants or needs false supporters, social climbers, rude, and inconsiderate critics as subscribers.
There are times when I am highly tempted to erase this entire website I built because it can feel pointless having it. This is especially, when SO many people are indifferent to my short stories and blogs because they are not about inciting political division and HATRED.
I cannot speak for everyone. However, I feel this week has been a nightmare for many of us on AND offline. You already know this past week has been brutal for yours truly. The last 2 days have especially been nightmares.
Ever have any of your nightmares come true? I have at least several times. Speaking of nightmares, today's music video by Alice Cooper is a classic. I hunted for a better quality of his music video for "Welcome To My Nightmare," but this was the closest I could find.
Sometimes MTV Classic plays Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare." This song is actually older than both the music video and yours truly. In fact, the song is literally 7 years older than me.
That's not including Cooper himself performing his song on The Muppet Show, during the 1980's. I am sharing the original music video for "Welcome To My Nightmare." It is a rare gem, that the younger generations never had a chance to see for themselves.
If you do not have MTV Classic, you are not likely to see this music video by Alice Cooper. That's unless you voluntarily search for it online.
Chances are highly great that Generations Y and Z have never watched the original "Welcome To My Nightmare." That's unless they were forced to watch it on a music channel because it was already on TV. Anyway, here is the original music video for Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare" for today's Song Saturday.
Alice Cooper "Welcome To My Nightmare" Welcome To My Nightmare (1975)
|Posted by Anna H. on September 16, 2017 at 3:05 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? After signing back online yesterday, there was a message in my inbox supposedly from Webs. It was about a "billing statement" I needed to pay. Otherwise, this website would be "terminated" within 24 HOURS.
I could not help reacting to such an e-mail message. I built this website for free, while I was still helping my uncle with his own company, 4 years ago. This e-mail message led to me contacting Webs.
Webs replied back and said, that they will be investigating this suspicious message. The "billing statement" message has also been sent to other site owners.
Aside from the suspicious e-mail message supposedly from Webs, this weekend's blogs have an Edgar Allan Poe theme. If you have been friends with me for the last decade or so or have at least been a subscriber of mine within these last 4 years, you already know that I am an Edgar Allan Poe fan. A stereotypical Goth trait. Am I right?
Considering that there are a few songs written about legendary authors, I decided to search for songs written about Edgar Allan Poe. Lo and behold were at least several songs about him.
"My Lost Lenore" by the Symphonic Gothic Metal band, Tristania, really caught my ears. The name of this band sounds vaguely familiar. Tristania comes from Dalane, Norway.
If you have ever read ANY of Edgar Allan Poe's work, the name, Lenore should sound very familiar to you. This is especially if you loved reading his narrative poem, "The Raven."
In the 1845 poem, "The Raven," the character Lenore is assumed to be a deceased wife. Poe wrote a poem specifically titled, "Lenore," which was published 2 years before "The Raven," also.
After listening to Tristania's song, "My Lost Lenore," I instantly thought of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The song was written by Morten Veland. If you would like to read the lyrics to "My Lost Lenore," click on the link right HERE.
"My Lost Lenore" was released on Tristania's debut album Widow's Weeds in 1998. Wow! This album will turn 20 next year and I just discovered this song 2 days ago. Had I known about Tristania years ago, I would've included the band on my music playlist, when I hosted my radio show.
To make up for it, I am sharing this Symphonic Gothic Metal band with you today. Besides, it has been a while, since I last shared any Gothic Metal bands in a Song Saturday blog. Better late than never, right? Anyway, here is Tristania's "My Lost Lenore" for today's Song Saturday.
Tristania "My Lost Lenore" Widow's Weeds 
|Posted by Anna H. on September 9, 2017 at 4:50 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? On Thursday night for Throwback Thursday, I re-shared 2 older blogs regarding clowns around social media. Let's just say I managed to "trigger" some people's coulrophobia.
First I re-shared my Song Saturday blog, which featured Trippy The Clown's music video, "Shut Up." The image of Trippy which appeared after sharing it on World of Anime, frightened some. On the Anime based social media site, I talked to a few about Trippy's image and coulrophobia.
Because those same coulrophobics seemed interested in my blog about coulrophobia, I shared that blog after the Trippy The Clown blog. In the coulrophobia blog, there is a gif of a cute and friendly-looking Auguste Clown waving. That image frightened the same people, also.
If any of you are interested in learning about the fear of clowns, click on the following link.
Now that the 2017 remake of Stephen King's IT has been released in theaters as of yesterday, it would not surprise me if more coulrophobics became "triggered."
IT Remake Extended Trailer (2017)
After watching the remake's extended trailer above yesterday morning, it seems as if the remake of Stephen King's IT has potential to actually be a decent remake. As you already know, I am opposed to remakes and reboots 97% of the time.
The remake for Stephen King's IT seems like it has more jump scares and Splatterpunk Horror than the original film. Because this 2017 remake is an R-rated movie meant for theater viewers, the filmmaker had more flexibility to show more grisly content from King's novel.
Have I ever read Stephen King's novel, IT? No, I have not. However, I did watch the original TV movie that aired on ABC in 1990.
IT Classic Trailer (1990)
Before IT aired on TV, I will never forget picking up the TV Guide in my cousins' house to check the TV schedule and seeing ABC's advertisement of Tim Curry as Pennywise The Clown. As a little girl, I remember feeling somewhat scared.
Stephen King's IT contributed to people's extreme fear of clowns. Pennywise The Clown is normally a source of most people's coulrophobia.
It was not until 3 years ago, that I began conducting research and learning about such a strange phobia. My youngest aunt has a fear of clowns. Although, her fear is NOT as extreme as some people's coulrophobia.
When it comes to Stephen King's Horror novel, IT is supposedly more of a Coming-Of-Age Story about 7 children being terrorized by shapeshifter, that exploits their fears and phobias. This is in order to disguise itself, while hunting its prey.
This creepy shapeshifter the 7 children refer to as "It" mostly appears in the form of a clown named Pennywise, in order to lure its preferred prey of young children. In the novel, "It" takes the form of bats, leeches, werewolves, and sharks.
Meanwhile, this shapeshifter takes the shape of a serial killer named Pennywise The Dancing Clown, Mr. Robert "Bob" Gray, and Mrs. Kersh. Its true form is a giant female spider in the novel and original movie from 1990.
By me not seeing the 2017 remake of King's IT, I have no idea if the shapeshifter's real appearance is also a giant female spider or not. Past readers and viewers like some of us know that Its actual appearance is a GIANT spider, that shapeshifts into any child's worst fears, that traumatizes him/her into adulthood.
The staple themes in Stephen King's Horror novel are the power of memory, childhood trauma that is carried into adulthood, the hidden ugliness lurking behind a small-town quaintness, and overcoming evil through mutual trust and friendship.
Aside from King's Horror novel IT and the movies based on it, Richard Bellis composed the score to the original 1990 film. If you have not noticed lately, I have been sharing more music from Horror movies.
I cannot help emphasizing how much music sets the tone for TV shows and movies. This is especially when it's in regards to Horror films. The song I'm sharing with you today by Bellis is called "George Dies."
The story begins with George Denbrough sailing his paper sail boat. The paper sail boat sails down the storm drain. Shortly after George's boat flows down the drain, Pennywise The Clown appears and entices him with balloons and circus food.
IT "George Meets Pennywise" Scene (1990)
As writen in the novel and shown in the original movie made for TV, George OR "Georgie" declines Pennywise's offer and reaches for his sail boat. While George reaches for his boat, Pennywise grabs him, rips off the boy's arm, and kills him.
Combining Tim Curry's voice with that creepy music is enough to scare anybody watching this classic. Anyway, here is Richard Bellis' "George Dies" from the IT Soundtrack for today's Song Saturday.
Richard Bellis "George Dies" IT Soundtrack (1990)
|Posted by Anna H. on September 2, 2017 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? It appears that some visitors and subscribers are really liking this festive background, now that Halloween is creeping around the corner. I got several oohs and ahs online yesterday. Thank you so much for liking the current scenery! After October, this scenery will return next September to usher in the fall, Halloween, and the 5th anniversary of It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
Aside from the latest scenery, it is Song Saturday. Originally, I meant to share this last April while house hunting last spring, but was side tracked with other issues at the time.
Last April, I went house hunting with my family and my grandmother wanted us to attend an open house for a house, that she and my mother found. After parking in front of that house, I instantly got creepy vibes from it. It was as if my whole body was humming The Amityville Horror Theme Song.
The Amityville Horror Trailer (1979)
Speaking of the 1979 Paranormal Horror film, it was based on Jay Anson's 1977 novel of the same name. If you have never watched the original movie, I recommend doing so. It should make you think twice about house hunting.
Like I said above, the house my family and I took a tour of last April instantly gave me creepy vibes to the extent that my entire body hummed The Amityville Horror Theme Song. Rather than it being painted white, it was a Lavender Blue color.
The overall exterior looked like an abandoned home on a cold and dreary-looking day with someone's ginormous, khaki shorts embedded into the backyard's grass. Who the hell flees a house leaving SHORTS behind and in the backyard? Come on! Was the house THAT haunted?
Regardless, that house creeped me out so much, I nicknamed it "The Amityville Horror House." It was already bad enough, that the house we've been living in for the last 17 years is currently haunted. Anytime someone left SHORTS behind in the backyard OF ALL places, there was no telling HOW haunted that Lavender Blue house was that we visited.
You may be in stitches from laughing at my description of that house, but the creepy vibes I got from it were INTENSE. There's no telling what happened in it. Somebody's corpse could've been buried in the backyard and the burier probably FORGOT to bury the shorts with the corpse.
To add to my unease, a mental institution was located literally 1 BLOCK AWAY from that creepy house. Call me "crazy" but there were too many red flags with that house and its location. Hypothetically speaking, if we were to live in "The Amityville Horror House," I would be getting less sleep than I have been over the last decade or so.
When it comes to the actual Amityville Horror House, Jay Anson's novel was based on the paranormal experiences that The Lutz Family endured in December 1975.
On November 13, 1974, which was 1 year EARLIER, Ronald DeFoe Jr. shot and killed 6 of his family members in a large, Dutch Colonial House, in the Amityville Village. This 5-bedroom house is situated on the south shore of Long Island, NY; It is in a suburban neighborhood in Amityville. The exact address of the murders is 112 Ocean Avenue.
In November 1975, which was literally 1 month before The Lutz Family moved into the house, Ronald DeFoe Jr. was convicted of 2nd degree murder. Meanwhile, The Lutz Family moved into the same house DeFoe killed his family in for $80,000.
That price was considered to be a so-called "bargain." The house was also still furnished, since the time of the murders.
The Lutz Family moved into the 5-bedroom Dutch Colonial House for 80 grand on December 19, 1975, then fled after 28 days of being terrorized by the paranormal activity stemming from the DeFoe murders.
While author Jay Anson documented The Amityville Horror, George and Kathy Lutz heavily supervised him. If ANYTHING, this real life story should make people think TWICE about house hunting on a bargain.
Anyway, since this blog heavily focuses on The Amityville Horror, here is the theme song for it composed by Lalo Schifirin for today's Song Saturday.
Lalo Schifrin "The Amityville Horror Main Title" The Amityville Horror Soundtrack (1979)
|Posted by Anna H. on August 26, 2017 at 9:15 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Tomorrow night will be the 2017 MTV VMA's, hosted by the God awful Katy Perry. Apparently, MTV was extremely desperate for a VMA host anytime she's hosting this year's VMA's. Sometimes Katy gets snubbed for a VMA.
After last year's RACIALLY DIVISIVE show (It was like the BET Awards), I noticed there are more RACIALLY DIVERSE performers. MTV actually included more white entertainers, this year.
However, there being more racially diverse performers doesn't necessarily mean, that the VMA's will be worth watching. It could be another politically and racially divisive show like the last 2 VMA's.
Then again, now that Taylor Swift is back to starting more shit with her usual call out songs, something tells me that a cat fight may break out between she and Katy Perry. I find both of them to be incredibly sickening including KimYe.
Maybe I WILL watch this year's VMA's, after all. The best part about the MTV VMA's are the feuds these days. God knows it's not the music videos. I would laugh my ass off if KimYe, Katy, and Taylor ALL got their asses kicked. They are SO sickening!
Hopefully, there will be music tributes this year, since we lost Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. Let's see if these tributes come to fruition unlike last year, when no music icon from MTV got a tribute. Last year, we lost 5 ICONS too soon!
Since I am already on the topic of Rock, I browsed the MTV VMA's archive to see what bands were nominated and won the Best Rock Video category. If you know the history of MTV, you already know, that the network launched in 1981.
MTV did not launch the VMA's, until 1984 YET the Best Rock Video category was NOT launched, until 1989. Considering that MTV has been playing Rock music videos since its launch, you would've thought the category always existed. Looks like you learn something new everyday.
Originally, the category was labeled Best Heavy Metal Video in 1989. Even though Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" was from 30 years ago, their video won this category 28 years ago.
GnR won over Aerosmith's "Rag Doll," Def Leppard's "Pour Some Surgar On Me" (both those music videos also released 30 years ago), and Metallica's "One."
When you have been watching MTV as long as some of us veterans, you start noticing the changes in the programming. Like I said earlier this month, how the mighty have fallen. Since 2004, MTV turned into a joke, especially when it comes to the VMA's.
In 2007, which was the same year Britney Spears bombed for the very 1st time ever as a VMA performer (also the same year she got divorced from Kevin Federline, had a breakdown, and shaved her head), MTV removed the Best Rock Video category.
The 2007 MTV VMA's was 1 of the WORST in VMA history. That year, MTV removed most of its original VMA categories. Then in 2008, the network brought them back probably because they realized that the 2007 MTV VMA's was a Shit Sandwich.
Once tomorrow night's VMA's end, something tells me that MTV will have to bring back their gender and some other missing categories, again because they will have angered more viewers for promoting genderless politics, CONTRIVED political correctness, and other regressive, political propaganda.
After last year's MTV VMA's, I believe it topped being the WORST to date. There is no telling how horrible this year's VMA's will be. For the 2017 MTV VMA's, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Green Day, and Twenty One Pilots have been nominated for Best Rock Video.
Because the MTV VMA's have been extremely contrived and RIGGED, since 2010 if not before then, chances are highly great the award will be given to any band except Foo Fighters. If they do happen to win over all those shitty Rock bands, I will be shocked.
As I browsed through the category for Best Rock Video, I realized that Rammstein was NEVER nominated for a VMA within the last 2 decades. They were blacklisted from our MTV VMA's.
This is shocking, considering that MTV heavily played their music video for "Du Hast" in 1998. Luckily, Rammstein won a European VMA for Best German Act in 2005.
Then again, with the media's feigned outrage and need to demonize Rammstein as being a "fascist" band because they are from Germany, it shouldn't be a surprise. I have noticed over these last 15 years, that people are quick to label something or someone as a "fascist" or a "nazi."
This is especially when it comes to someone being of German descent or speaking in German.
Leave it up to a news rag like The New York Times, which allows authors with money to lie and pay them to say their books are "best sellers," when they NEVER were, to demonize someone for only being themselves.
The New York Times, which is also called "fake news" today, labeled Rammstein as being a "fascist band" for having militaristic content. Earth to The New York Times! Rammstein is NOT a fascist band!
Rammstein is an apolitical, Industrial Metal band from Germany. The New York Times exemplifies why most people (including celebrities) have always hated tabloids and the media in general.
The media loves to over exaggerate and publish lies about anyone they personally feel is a threat to them.
Rammstein has a total of 6 studio albums, 23 singles, and 26 music videos. For those who don't speak German, here are the English translations of their song titles for the music videos I shared below:
1) "You Smell So Good" 2) "You Hate" 3) "Angel" 5) "Fire At Will!" 6) "No Desire" 7) "Fuel"
You have to click on the link below for the last music video I shared. You must watch it on Vimeo because it is pornographic. In Rammstein's music video for "Pussy," it has porn stars. The band also had their own body doubles for their porn scenes. Yes, we are getting raunchy today. Anyway, here is Rammstein for today's Song Saturday.
1) Rammstein "Du Riechst So Gut" Herzeleid (1995)
2) Rammstein "Du Hast" Sehnsucht (1997)
3) Rammstein [Featuring Bobo] "Engel" Sehnsucht (1997)
4) Rammstein "Stripped [Depeche Mode Cover]" Sehnsucht (1997)
5) Rammstein "Feuer Frei" Mutter (2001); XXX Soundtrack (2002)
6) Rammstein "Keine Lust" Reise, Reise (2004)
7) Rammstein "Benzin" Rosenrot (2005)
|Posted by Anna H. on August 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? In case you missed the blog I published Wednesday night, regarding primetime shows I will be watching this fall, here it is once again:
In that same blog above, I also gave quick reviews on Sleepy Hollow and Grimm. This was along with linking past reviews about those 2 shows and their flaws in that same blog.
Aside from Wednesday night's blog, you should've either read somewhere online or already seen the news about the solar eclipse on August 21st. My local news won't shut up about this eclipse and how we are not supposed to be staring at it.
At the same time, reporters repeatedly tell us to buy the right sunglasses for Monday's solar eclipse because there are faulty sunglasses being sold to stare at it. Does any of this make any sense to you? I am going with a NO.
Since the time the news has been reporting about the solar eclipse, Bonnie Tyler's hit single, "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" has been stuck in my head. MTV Classic aired the music video for it, last month. Every time I hear "Total Eclipse Of The Heart," I now associate it with that scene from the 1998 Slasher Horror film, Urban Legend.
Urban Legend was based on the premise that a serial killer was using strategies described in certain urban legends, in order to kill students at a New England university.
In the beginning of Urban Legend, a tone-deaf Michelle Mancini sings along to Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart," while buying gas at a gas station.
Urban Legend: Gas Station Scene 
It has been years, since I last watched this movie. Urban Legend was filled with urban legends from start to finish. In regards to this particular scene, Michelle Mancini had a killer in the backseat of her SUV. The urban legend about the killer in the backseat is a car-crime urban legend, that was documented by Carlos Drake (folklorist) in 1968.
According to the research done by Indiana University students in '68, the killer in the backseat urban legend typically involves a woman driving a car, while being followed by a strange vehicle. The driver of that vehicle flashes high beams, tailgates, and may even ram her car.
After finally making it home, the woman realizes that the driver was trying to warn her about a man, which could be a murderer, rapist, or an escaped mental patient, hiding in the backseat of her car.
In some instances like what you just watched in the scene above, a woman stops for gas and the attendant can be a lumberjack, trucker, OR a man with a scary-looking appearance, that she mistrusts without reason. He asks her to follow him inside the gas station to sort out her credit card problem.
Inside, the attendant asks the woman if she knows there is a man in the backseat of her car. The woman then assumes, that the gas station attendant wants to hurt her, when in reality, he ends up trying to save her life.
So, what is the moral of this particular urban legend?
It really should be common sense for people to check their vehicles BEFORE getting inside. This most definitely applies to female drivers. Women are always vulnerable to attack by some creep.
What does any of this have to do with the solar eclipse and Bonnie Tyler?
On August 16, 2017, it was reported, that Bonnie Tyler will be performing "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" with Joe Jonas and his Dance-Rock band, DNCE. They are scheduled to aboard the MS Oasis Of The Seas cruise for their performance.
I wonder if Bonnie Tyler, DNCE, and their fans have ever watched the Slasher Horror film, Urban Legend. If you have never watched it, I recommend doing so. It is quite the clever movie.
Not only is the writing for Urban Legend CLEVER, but it also features Robert Englund as Professor Wexler. In this Slasher, he is the professor of American Folklore teaching students about the different types of urban legends. The film especially pays homage to Englund by featuring a puppet of his notorious character, Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare On Elm Street.
I tried finding the exact clip of the Urban Legend scene but had no such luck. However, I did find a video with scenes of Robert Englund in the film.
The Englund Files: Urban Legend 
This should be enough news and trivia for now. Because this is supposed to be a Song Saturday blog about Bonnie Tyler and her 1983 hit single, here is the music video for Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart."
Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" Faster Than The Speed Of Night (1983)
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|Posted by Anna H. on August 5, 2017 at 9:15 AM||comments (6)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Most people don't know that MTV turned 36 on Tuesday. Yes MTV was launched on August 1, 1981. Wow! Like the old adage, "how the mighty have fallen." MTV is obviously in a rut and has been, since 2004.
The programming is so awful, that the network is reviving their afternoon countdown, Total Request Live a.k.a. TRL.
Of all the shows to bring back, TRL should've been the last. Don't get me wrong, Total Request Live was alright between 1998 to 2002. TRL became outrageous the moment MTV allowed Pop-Punk bands like Good Charlette to be number 1 on the countdown.
If anything, MTV needs to clean house with the current administration and restore the network to what it was before the late 1990's. MTV did not start going downhill, until 20 years ago. It reached its all time low either this year, or last year.
Watching the 2016 MTV VMA's left me with a disgusting taste in my mouth. Never have I ever watched such a racially divisive awards show saturated with poilitical propaganda, until 2016. The 2014 and 2015 VMA's weren't exactly stellar either.
Although, 2014 and 2015 had more performers, awards show hosts, and the winners of the Vanguard Award did NOT perform 4 times within the same night, unlike last year's VMA's. Even the Pre-Show was pathetic.
When MTV normally broadcasts the VMA Pre-Show, the crowd is somewhat lively and the celebrities act like they care to be there for the ceremony. Last year, the energy was dead.
The casts of Guy Code and Girl Code desperately tried to hype up the VMA's but failed miserably. Almost no one went. THAT'S how horrible the 2016 MTV VMA's were, last year.
As a long-time viewer, I was highly disgusted with the fact, that MTV's need to be politically and racially divisive takes precedence over entertaining we the viewers. This was along with the fact, that there were NO tributes performed at last year's MTV VMA's.
Considering the fact that Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, Vanity, Prince and Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland died, MTV should've planned tributes for ALL of them. Holding tributes was tradition. Over these last several years, MTV broke that tradition. Not only did the network break their own tradition, but also Beyonce.
Last year, Beyonce was supposed to do a Prince tribute at the MTV VMA's. Instead, she wasted our time by demonizing police officers with her performance and made criminals from national news into martyrs.
Beyonce acted like stereotypical ghetto trash with her SJW bullshit at last year's MTV VMA's.
This year, Katy Perry will be hosting the MTV VMA's. God help us all! Not too long ago, the pretentious blowhard said the VMA's were fake and rigged. As if we didn't already know that? Usually, Katy has a snide remark about being snubbed for a Moonman.
Speaking of MTV's Moonman trophy, it is no longer called a Moonman. Because MTV continues to be politically oppressive, the trophy is now called a "Moon Person."
The network wants to be "genderless" and went as far as removing the categories, Best Male and Female Video.
In addition to renaming the trophy as "Moon Person" and removing gender based categories, MTV continues to oppress viewers with the new category, Best Fight Against The System.
Seriously MTV? Keep burning those bridges with your viewers, until there are no more. Something tells me that more viewers WILL be boycotting this year's VMA's. I plan on doing the same as well, after the last 2 years of politically oppressive and racially divisive VMA's.
Since today's blog is about MTV, I thought I would start from the very beginning of MTV's launch. Here are the first 2 music videos that aired on the network by The Buggles and Pat Benatar for today's Song Saturday.
1) The Buggles "Video Killed The Radio Star" The Age Of Plastic (1979); (1981)
2) Pat Benatar "You Better Run" Crimes Of Passion (1980); Roadie Soundtrack (1980)
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|Posted by Anna H. on July 29, 2017 at 6:10 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? I have some exciting news, in regards to Adult Swim's Toonami block. Yes, I know today's NOT Cartoon Sunday. In fact, I am sharing this news for all those, who watch the block.
There appears to be a schedule change as of TONIGHT. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and Tokyo Ghoul have been moved up.
It would be nice if Naruto Shippuden was airing at the start of the Toonami block, but I can live with its new timeslot. I believe that The Toonami Team actually took what I said earlier this month into consideration on facebook.
On the official facebook page for Toonami, I told them that in order for more viewers to have a better chance of watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and Tokyo Ghoul, both shows should be airing at earlier times. Then, both of their viewer ratings would be higher.
We all know how NEUROTIC Toonami fans can be over cartoon ratings, that are already RIGGED.
Regardless, I am so excited to see Stardust Crusaders! Hopefully, Toonami plays The Bangles' "Walk Like An Egyptian." It is the ending theme song for Stardust Crusaders, after all. On April 29th, I published a Song Saturday blog, featuring the band's music video.
TALK ABOUT THE SO-CALLED FEELS!!!
Over 3 decades later, I still have The Bangles' album, Different Light on vinyl. My mother bought their 2nd album for me, when I was a preschooler. What can I say? Cartoons and music videos were a major part of my childhood, during the 1980's.
Now that I think about it, not too much has changed as an adult. I suppose some can say, that "old habits die hard." Meanwhile, the ending theme song for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency was a song I never heard in all my life. That was until last year.
When I heard Yes' "Roundabout" as the ending theme song for Phantom Blood AND Battle Tendency, it reminded me of the 1970's band, Earth, Wind & Fire. Because Yes was a Progressive Rock band from the '70s, Jazz, Funk, Latin, and Disco can be heard in their song, "Roundabout."
This song from their 4th album, Fragile released in 1971. That was 11 years before I was born. Considering that I listen to some songs, which happen to be YEARS before my time, it is surprising that I have never heard "Roundabout" on radio stations.
Yes released their song, "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" 1 year after I was born. I have known about that song for the last 3 decades and still love it until this very day.
Speaking of "Owner Of A Lonely Heart," a quick sample of the song was featured in an episode of Battle Tendency. The song quickly played, when Joseph Joestar was in the middle of doing his Hamon training with Lisa-Lisa and Caesar Zeppeli, last season.
Since today's Song Saturday blog is mostly about the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise, here is its original ending theme song by Yes.
Yes "Roundabout" Fragile (1971) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood & Battle Tendency Ending Theme Song (2012)
|Posted by Anna H. on July 22, 2017 at 9:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? On Thursday afternoon, I published a blog asking if you would like for me to publish more Q&A blogs. In case you missed that blog, click on this LINK.
While working on Thursday's blog, I clenched my chest in shock after reading the headline about Chester Bennington of both Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots.
Supposedly, Chester hung himself on what would have been Chris Cornell's (Chester's close friend) 53rd birthday had he also NOT supposedly hung himself, 2 months ago.
You may be wondering why I keep saying the word, "supposedly." Call me a conspiracy theorist, but both of their deaths were extremely sudden.
Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell's suicides remind me of Michael Hutchence's death from 20 years ago. In case you're unfamiliar with Michael Hutchence, he was the lead singer of the Australian Rock band, INXS.
In April 1997, the band released their final 10th album with Hutchence, Elegantly Wasted. It was named after their song, "Elegantly Wasted." INXS had lots of tours scheduled to celebrate their 20th anniversary that year.
By November 22, 1997 INXS's homecoming tour was canceled after Michael Hutchence was found dead hanging outside his hotel window in Sydney, Australia. Reports claim that Michael hung himself.
On January 19, 2016, Soundgarden announced that they were working on their next studio album. Apparently, they had been working on their music for the last several years and were touring.
After Soundgarden performed on May 17, 2017 at The Fox Theatre, which is located in Downtown Detroit, MI, Chris Cornell was found dead by his bodyguard on May 18th around 12:15 am. According to the reports, Cornell's body was lying on the bathroom floor of his hotel room at the MGM Grand Hotel.
***An exercise band was wrapped around Chris Cornell's neck and blood was in his mouth.
By the Detroit Police reviewing a hotel surveillance video, they ruled out a homicide. Supposedly, there was no evidence showing anyone entering or exiting Cornell's hotel suite, after the frontman's bodyguard left around 11:35 pm.
By June 2, 2017 the coroner confirmed that Chris Cornell committed suicide.
Chester Bennington was not only a close friend of Chris Cornell's, but also the Godfather of Cornell's son, Christopher.
In an interview with Radio.com, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda claimed that Chester was really aggrieved, as they performed "One More Light."
Radio.com: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Claims Chester Bennington Was Hit Hard By Chris Cornell’s Suicide (2017)
This interview with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda was taped on May 19, 2017. This was the day after Soundgarden's Chris Cornell died of suicide. I'm still not believing this story. Chris' death sounds very suspicious; It sounds more like he was murdered.
Considering that Soundgarden was last seen in Detroit, MI, it would NOT surprise me if Cornell was murdered. Detroit is notorious for having a criminal element. I know this because I have relatives, who unfortunately live there.
As for Chester Bennington, he grew up troubled. At 7 years old, he was sexually abused by an older male friend and was scared to ask for help. He did not want everyone thinking he was gay or a liar.
The abuse did not stop, until he was 13 years old. Here's the real kicker, Chester Bennington's father was a police detective, who worked with sexual abuse cases. Meanwhile, Chester's mother was a nurse. By the time he was 11, his parents got divorced and Chester's father gained custody of him.
During the time of their divorce, Chester Bennington began using marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD. After turning 17, he moved in with his mother. When she discovered that he was using drugs, she banned him from leaving the house. By 2011, Chester Bennington supposedly quit using drugs.
In addition to Chester Bennington's dilemmas, he and his wife were harassed by the cyberstalker, Devon Townsend. The cyberstalking went on for almost a year.
Luckily, Townsend was found guilty of tampering with the couple's e-mails, sending threatening messages, and was later sentenced to 2 years in prison. Learning about Bennington's cyberstalker makes me even more suspicious than before.
What if Chester's cyberstalker, Devon Townsend murdered him on Thursday and made his death appear as a "suicide"?
You may assume that I am some crazy fan with conspiracy theories. Given the fact, that people were always attacking Chester, anything is possible. Regardless if Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington's deaths were murders or suicide, the news about both frontmen dying was and still is tragic.
Excluding the critics, trolls, AND haters, both frontmen are worldwide losses. Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell greatly touched the lives of many families, friends, fans, and celebrities. If you don't believe me, here are 2 videos from these people.
1) Death Of Chester Bennington: Celebrities Reaction [Dwayne Johnson, Mike Shinoda, and Others] (2017)
2) Loudwire: Rock World Reacts To Chester Bennington's Death (2017)
After publishing Thursday's blog about my Q&A, Jesse posted in the comments section:
"The lead singer of Linkin Park has been found dead. What are your thoughts of him and his band?"
Depending on my chaotic schedule, I plan on answering Jesse's question. Anyway, here are my favorite Linkin Park music videos for today's Song Saturday.
1) Linkin Park "One Step Closer" Hybrid Theory (2000)
2) Linkin Park "Papercut" Hybrid Theory (2000)
3) Linkin Park "Points Of Authority" Hybrid Theory (2000)
4) Linkin Park "In The End" Hybrid Theory (2000)
5) Linkin Park "Bleed It Out" Minutes To Midnight (2007)
1) Linkin Park [Chris Cornell Tribute] "One More Light" One More Light (2017)
2) Jonathan Davis [Featuring Chester Bennington] "System" Queen Of The Damned Soundtrack (2002)