|Posted by Anna H. on May 14, 2016 at 7:50 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Originally, I meant for today's Song Saturday blog to be about Rock City Morgue. After giving it more thought, I've chosen to make this blog about bassist, Sean Yseult.
Last month, you may recall that I published a Song Saturday blog about the Horror Groove Metal band, White Zombie. After publishing that blog, Leaf Pile from Leaf Pile Radio asked if I wanted to interview Sean Yseult from White Zombie. The next thing I knew, an interview was already being arranged.
I haven't exactly interviewed her yet because I had no idea what our schedules were going to be like. April and May have been extremely hectic months for me, since 1/2 my family's birthdays are in both April and May. Also, Mother's Day was last Sunday.
Now, there have been unexpected events that have thrown monkey wrenches into my own plans at the last minute. You may be wondering to yourselves, "Sooo... are you gonna interview Sean or what?"
Yes, I will be interviewing Shauna Reynolds a.k.a. "Sean Yseult." I already typed 12 questions to ask her. Leaf Pile already sent my questions to Shauna's publicist.
We are currently aiming for a telephone conference interview on 5/24/16.
Hopefully, this schedule is doable for all 3 of us. I have been withholding the news about this, since last month because I wanted to wait for it to come to fruition.
Last month, I already told a few friends and shared the news about it on Adult Swim's message board. Some people are happy for me whereas some have been evil eyeing and trying to jinx me. The pressure is on. I am somewhat apprehensive but at the same time excited to interview the former bassist of White Zombie.
There's always this joke about bassists in Rock bands being irrelevant or something along those lines. However, I have to somewhat disagree. There is a lot that most people don't know about Sean Yseult. She was the co-founder of White Zombie.
In addition to being White Zombie's bassist and co-founder, Shauna has artistic abilities. Over 1/2 year ago, the bassist debuted her own art exhibit in N.Y.C.
Metal Injection Exclusive: Sean Yseult's Retrospective Solo Art Exhibit (2015)
Sean Yseult is mostly known as "The Chick from White Zombie" for all those, who religiously watched MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head, during the 1990's. In fact, White Zombie hails Beavis and Butt-Head for making them famous.
Beavis said MTV needed to play White Zombie's music videos more often and the network listened.
After White Zombie disbanded circa 1998, Rob Zombie became a soloist and Sean Yseult eventually became the bassist for several other bands. Shauna became the bassist and pianist for Rock City Morgue, The Famous Monsters, and now Star & Dagger.
Sean Yseult is immensely talented. Before I forget, I want to mention that she designs her own scarves at Yseult Designs. It would be fantastic if more people knew about Shauna's other talents.
Even though Rob Zombie is best known as the vocalist/founder of White Zombie, I believe that his fame overshadows his bandmates from the past and present.
It is more understandable that Rob always has the spotlight on him because he was always White Zombie's frontman/music video director. This was before he became a Horror "filmmaker." I have never interacted with Rob Zombie.
Throughout the mid to late '90s as a teenager, I used to be a Rob Zombie fan girl. After reaching my 20's, I grew up and realized how much he and his content have changed over the decades.
The more I think about it now, the more I believe that most of the bandmates from White Zombie have been overlooked, especially Sean Yseult. While brainstorming questions for my interview, I tried making my questions as unique as possible.
To list some examples, I will be asking Shauna about why she goes by "Sean Yseult" rather than Shauna Reynolds, the struggles that she faces as an artist/musician, if there will EVER be a White Zombie Reunion, and her impressions of Adult Swim's Metalocalyspe. Those are only 4 of the 12 questions, that I will be asking.
Meanwhile, I thought I would share a live concert performance of Rock City Morgue. So far, I love their song, "Carry It With You." I tried finding an actual music video for the song but had no such luck.
Anyway, here are 2 music videos featuring bassist Sean Yseult. 1 from Rock City Morgue and a classic from White Zombie for today's Song Saturday.
1) Rock City Morgue "Carry It With You"/ "Disconnected" [LIVE] The Boy Who Cried Werewolf LP (2010)
2) White Zombie "Thunder Kiss '65" La Sexorcisto Devil Music Vol. 1 (1992)
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|Posted by Anna H. on May 7, 2016 at 7:40 AM||comments (6)|
REST IN PURPLE, PRINCE!!!
How's it going my gumdrops? Are you Princed out yet? It's amazing. The Purple One died 2-3 weeks ago and was cremated yet the media is still talking about him. We know there are some people suffering from Prince fatigue.
Honestly, I would much rather hear and read more about Prince than this farce of an election any day of the week. If anything, everyone should be politically fatigued.
I meant to publish this Prince tribute blog ~3 weeks ago, but I have been completely swamped both on and offline with shopping for Mother's Day and birthday presents, celebrating birthdays, trying to schedule an interview with a famous Metal bassist, and handling cyber bullying on Adult Swim. More news also continues to surface by the hours about Prince.
Since we are on the topic of Prince, we have learned that he did NOT die from the "flu." The Purple One died from a drug overdose. Considering that he had to take Percocet for his hip injuries and underwent surgery, chances are great that the prescription caused the overdose.
Whenever I hear Percocet being mentioned on the news, I automatically think about Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Eventually, I will update that 2-year-old Song Saturday blog, which I published about Nirvana. Cobain took Percocet for his stomach ailments.
When Kurt no longer had access to the prescription, he turned to heroin, which is much stronger than the prescription, Percocet.
Judging from what I continue to learn about the prescription, Percocet could possibly be the so-called "gateway drug" to heroin. Here in WI ~2 months ago, I heard on our local news, that hospitals are trying to allow EMT's to give heroin addicts Narcan to counteract heroin overdoses.
Shortly before Kurt Cobain's supposed suicide, the doctors gave him Narcan in March 1994 because he overdosed on heroin. Weeks later, he was found dead.
Speaking of the Grunge band, Nirvana, Krist Novoselic and David Grohl considered Prince to be 1 of their musical influences. By my own personal observations about these 2 surviving members of Nirvana, I believe Dave Grohl enjoyed listening to Prince more than Krist and Kurt.
In fact, the Nirvana drummer now turned frontman for The Foo Fighters covered Prince's song, "Darling Nikki." The cover is on a B-Side album from 2003.
As I have mentioned at least several times in past blogs, "Darling Nikki" from Prince's Purple Rain album led to Tipper Gore launching the Parental Advisory (nicknamed "Tipper Stickers") labels on explicit albums in 1984.
Prince was actually the main contributor to censorship in entertainment, during 1984. Tipper Gore flipped her shit because she caught HER DAUGHTER, Karenna listening to Prince's "Darling Nikki." Don't you just LOVE masturbation?
BTW: May is Masturbation Month. HAPPY MASTURBATION MONTH!!!
Getting back on the topic of Prince, he made his mark in entertainment throughout these last 3-4 decades in various music genres. He released 30 studio albums, wrote songs for other singers in Pop, Country, Rock, R&B, etc. under different pseudonyms, and wrote THOUSANDS of unreleased songs, which are said to possibly last an entire century.
There are many reasons why people hail The Purple One. Prince managed to surpass not only Elvis and Jimi Hendrix, but also Michael Jackson as a music icon. This speaks volumes.
Since the time of Prince's death, I have read news articles, watched news programs, and famous musicians on social media performing tributes. I was really surprised to see Metal and Rock bands paying tributes to Prince by covering his most popular songs, if they weren't posting their condolences.
Growing up, I wasn't a huge Prince fan, but like I creepily mentioned in my Vanity blog, I knew my uncle would be devastated if Prince were to die SOON.
My uncle idolized The Purple One and his androgynous ways. He may love Jimi Hendrix, but he ALWAYS worshiped Prince. In a way, Prince can be somewhat considered the Jimi Hendrix for Gen Xers.
While I was watching ABC's 20/20 News special about Prince 3 weeks ago, my mother walked into my bedroom imitating me, when I was a little girl. Watching her imitate me listening to "When Doves Cry" with my headphones on as a toddler was hilarious.
The more I think about it, it makes me realize that I haven't changed all that much as I became an adult. I still listen to music wearing my headphones. If only friends could see me, now.
Even though I am NOT an extreme Prince fan like my uncle, I still enjoy listening to some of his songs. It would take me forever to mention facts about The Purple One but I will mention a few. Here's some trivia for you all:
Prince did the entire soundtrack for Tim Burton's Batman movie in 1989. If you were a fan of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer during the 1990's, you may remember the character, Jenny Calendar. The actress, Robia LaMorte was 1 of Prince's dancers in his music videos for "Get Off," "Cream," and "Strollin'."
This is the part where I let you watch some of my favorite Prince music videos from the 1980's and '90s for today's Song Saturday.
7) Prince And The New Power Generation [Featuring Rosie Gaines] "Cream" Diamonds and Pearls (1991)
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|Posted by Anna H. on April 16, 2016 at 6:40 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? On Thursday night, someone on Adult Swim posted a thread about liking 1 of Rob Zombie's newest songs. It's called, "In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High." I told the poster, that I still enjoy White Zombie better than Rob Zombie's more recent work as a soloist.
Over the last decade or so, I really haven't cared for Rob Zombie as much as I used to, since the 1990's. When Rob formed White Zombie years ago, he seemed more focused on writing music, that did NOT sound as commercialized as his latest songs. Also, he directed every White Zombie music video.
After Rob Zombie started his solo career, his music became more commercialized and he began spending more time as a Horror "filmmaker." I always knew he was a Horror fan. It was the main reason why I gravitated towards White Zombie's music.
Now that the Horror genre has become more acceptable, glamorized, and "trendy" compared to it always being demonized and notorious, throughout the last several decades, I feel more apathetic. Today almost everyone is suddenly a Horror fan, writes Horror books, films, music, etc. It's mostly to turn a profit.
Don't get me wrong. I am by no means at all saying, that we should boycott Horror. If anything, it feels like suddenly everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon of liking the Horror genre.
You're probably saying to yourselves, "Well, you already knew Rob Zombie was a Horror fan and you liked him years ago. What has changed?"
In general, I believe that Rob Zombie is spreading himself too thin with his need to always create Horror films whether they are his own or REMAKING old films, which did NOT need to be remade from decades ago. Also, I feel that Rob has somewhat "sold out."
Between 1999-2000, Rob Zombie and his younger brother, Spider One from Powerman 5000 hosted an MTV special together. At that time, Powerman 5000 and Rob Zombie's music were really popular. I remember Spider being a fan of Rap Music, whereas Rob was NEVER a fan of the genre.
A little over a decade ago, I regularly exchanged albums with someone, who was interested in dating me; When we were college students, we burned CD's into our laptops.
While listening to Rob Zombie's album Past, Present & Future, I discovered that he collaborated with not only Lionel Richie from The Commodores, but also with the raunch feminist rapper, Trina. They covered The Commodores "Brick House."
That REALLY threw me off. As you already know, I always listened to Rap, Rock, and other music genres. However, Rob was NEVER a fan of Rap Music. I suppose he made exceptions for Trina, since she acts as slutty as Lil' Kim and her songs are as sexually explicit as Rob Zombie's content in general.
Then again, he always loved having bimbos at his side. That's something else, that really began to annoy me as I became older.
When Rob Zombie's band, White Zombie existed years ago, he dated his, bassist Sean Yseult. Sean or Shauna did NOT act like a bimbo. Meanwhile, Rob's wife Sheri Moon Zombie acts like a bimbo every time I see her in his music videos and movies.
Sheri Moon Zombie might be a nice woman outside of entertainment, but she reminds me of when Vanity used to act like a bimbo before she got "saved." This is besides the fact, that Rob Zombie needs her in every music video and Horror movie he makes for fap material.
In Rob Zombie's latest music video, "Well, Everybody's Fucking In A U.F.O." Sheri Moon Zombie is in it as fap material. I've always known that Rob was perverted and created pornographic content. All the while, I fail to understand how he can stand having his wife act like an airheaded slut in EVERY music video and film he creates.
Rob Zombie must have The Brian Griffin Syndrome.
The more I really think about it, the more I realize and understand why that guy, who pursued me, always called Sheri Moon a "stupid whore." I do NOT necessarily believe, that Sheri is a stupid whore. Although, she acts like a stupid whore every time I see her on the screen and her own husband thinks it's acceptable to objectify her.
BTW: I am NOT some hardcore feminazi. If anything, I am beyond tired of constantly staring at certain women depicting every woman like we are all dumb sluts with no self-respect and continuously having to deal with self-entitled sleazebags, that expect to get laid 24/7.
Those are my thoughts, for now. Anyway, here are some more obscure songs and music videos from Rob Zombie's old band, White Zombie for today's Song Saturday.
1) White Zombie "Welcome To Planet Motherfucker" La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1 (1992)
2) White Zombie "Feed The Gods" Airheads Soundtrack (1994)
3) White Zombie "The One" Escape From L.A. Soundtrack (1996)
4) White Zombie "I'm Your Boogieman" [KC And The Sunshine Band Cover] The Crow: City Of Angels Soundtrack (1996)
[BONUS MUSIC VIDEO:]
Rob Zombie "Well, Everybody's Fucking In A U.F.O." The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (2016)
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|Posted by Anna H. on April 9, 2016 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Yes, Song Saturday is back this week. Within the last 24 hours or so, I have managed to get another early start on 3 different blogs. Since this is birthday season, it's necessary. These blogs are also more Horror and Supernatural themed, including today's Song Saturday blog.
If you are at least 30 years old or close to it, you may remember the Industrial Rock band, Filter. For the last 2 decades, there have been continuous gaps over the years, whenever Filter releases albums or releases songs for soundtracks.
The gaps between Filter's albums were partly because of vocalist, Richard Patrick's substance abuse. He went to rehab at least once, over the years. Otherwise, it was because of Patrick forming a few side bands such as The Damning Well and Army Of Anyone.
Usually, Filter was featured on Horror, Thriller, and Supernatural movie soundtracks such as Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight, The Crow: City Of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, Spawn, and The Stepfather remake. This is only naming a few examples.
When the Industrial Rock band debuted in late 1994, they were featured on the Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight Soundtrack with the song, "Hey Man Nice Shot." During that time, I was going on 13 years old. It's amazing how time flies. Here I am going on 34. The times have really changed, as the years keep passing by.
While choosing which Filter songs I wanted to share with you all yesterday, it really made reminisce about the old days of buying albums and soundtracks as a teenager, during the 1990's. During the mid to late '90s, Filter's songs and music videos were heavily played on Rock stations and MTV.
Then again, the last 20 years of the 20th Century spent more time promoting entertainment compared to the 21st Century promoting political propaganda. Recently, Patrick chose to jump on the political bandwagon like almost every Hollywood entertainer.
About 2-3 weeks ago, I read an article on HardDrive Radio's Dirt page about Filter's latest album being a political album. Filter making a political album is unnecessary. As if this last decade of self-righteous, political blowhards wasn't overkill enough. When will this end in entertainment?
I want to be entertained and NOT chastised about my political views by pseudo-intellectual, political blowhards from Hollywood.
Entertainers really need to get back to writing music, books, movies, and shows, that do NOT center around hating the latest smarmy politician, in order to sell their work. There are numerous topics to write about, that do NOT have to revolve around the most divisive, caustic, polarizing, and oppressive issues such as politics.
I know I am not the only person, who has been sick of this for the last 10-15 years. We all have our own political views and should NOT be so determine to convert everyone into being brainwashed sheep.
You know how most of us don't want Christian extremists and Jehova's Witnesses lecturing us about going to church and their religious views? The same applies to those trying to convert everyone into believing the same political views as them.
Earlier, I read the song titles on Filter's new album, Crazy Eyes. In addition, I listened to the band's new song, "Take Me To Heaven." Patrick wrote it about his dead father. As devastated as he must be about his dead father, I will have to pass on the song.
Even though this album is supposedly going back to the band's earlier instrumental sound, I don't want to feel like I'm going to a political rally or a protest. With that being said, Richard Patrick is alienating some of Filter's original fans by feeling the need to act self-righteous about his political views.
He especially lost my respect for him as a fan.
I would much rather listen to Filter's older songs than their latest album, Crazy Eyes. This time, I think I will pass. In case you never heard any of these older Filter songs, that were featured on Horror, Supernatural, and Thriller soundtracks, you can listen to them below for today's Song Saturday.
Just a quick reminder, the cover of The Turtles' "Happy Together" was featured on The Stepfather Soundtrack, in 2009. It was later featured on The Great Gatsby Soundtrack, in 2013. Anyway, here's this week's Song Saturday.
1) Filter "Hey Man Nice Shot" Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight Soundtrack (1994); Short Bus (1995)
2) Filter "Jurassitol" The Crow: City Of Angels Soundtrack (1996)
3) Filter [Featuring The Crystal Method] "Can't You Trip Like I Do" Spawn: The Album (1997)
4) Filter "The Best Things" Title Of Record (1999); The Crow: Salvation Soundtrack (2000)
5) Filter "Happy Together" [The Turtles Cover] The Stepfather Soundtrack (2009); The Great Gatsby Soundtrack (2013)
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|Posted by Anna H. on March 12, 2016 at 6:20 AM||comments (7)|
How's it going my gumdrops? We have only 5 more days until Saint Patrick's Day! This is going to be a more quirky Song Saturday. Honestly, I must say, that I have NEVER heard of The Irish Rovers or their song, "The Unicorn," in all my years of living.
While searching for Irish and Saint Patrick's Day themed songs 2 weeks ago, I stumbled upon The Irish Rovers and their song, "The Unicorn." "Very interesting" is all I will say.
The Irish Rovers happens to be an Irish Folk band originally from Northern Ireland. The band relocated to Toronto, Canada, during the early 1960's and were offered their very own CBC-produced TV show called, The Irish Rovers Show in 1971.
The Irish Rovers Show won an ACTRA Award for Best Variety Performance. The series also ran for 7 years.
In regards to The Irish Rovers' music, I just learned that they are the band behind the song, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." I had absolutely KNOW idea, that The Irish Rovers wrote that song. Over these last 23 Novembers and Decembers, I have listened to it on the radio stations. You learn something new everyday!
The Irish Rovers evolved in their sound, throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s. During the early 1980's, The band's music evolved into more of Country Rock Music and renamed themselves, "The Rovers." It wasn't until the late '80s, that they reverted back to The Irish Rovers branding.
More than 5 decades later, The Irish Rovers continue to release albums. Last year, the band released another album titled, Songs For The Wee Folk. I have yet to listen to any other songs by The Irish Rovers. Then again, I probably already have over the years but didn't realize it.
Only judging by the songs, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" and "The Unicorn," The Irish Rovers seems to be a satirical, if not a quirky Irish Country Folk band. For today's Song Saturday, I chose "The Unicorn" because this site is called, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. That's along with The Irish Rovers being an Irish band.
Sounds convenient, don't you think? This song is known as both "The Unicorn Song" and "The Unicorn." It appears that most people know it as "The Unicorn Song" because the song is from The Irish Rovers' album, The Unicorn.
It would NOT surprise me if people's reactions will be, "What the hell is this shit?!" "Is Anna high or something?" "What's wrong with her? Is she feeling alright?" "Anna must have lost her mind."
Not to worry my gumdrops, I am perfectly fine. Like I said earlier, I happened to stumble upon this song by The Irish Rovers and decided to share it for quirky and satirical purposes only 5 days before Saint Patrick's Day.
Next Song Saturay, I will have something different to share with you all. There hasn't been anything, that I have decided on yet for next weekend. However, there should be something.
How have you been enjoying these last few blogs? If there is enough time in my schedule these next 5 days, I will try publishing at least another blog for Saint Patrick's Day after Cartoon Sunday.
Anyway, with that being said, here are The Irish Rovers with "The Unicorn Song" for today's Song Saturday.
The Irish Rovers "The Unicorn Song" The Unicorn (1967)
|Posted by Anna H. on March 5, 2016 at 3:55 AM||comments (6)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Did you enjoy yesterday's blog about the Irish Horror Folktales? In case you missed it, the link is below.
As stated in the last blog, these next few blogs will be Irish and Saint Patrick's Day themed. This includes the next 2 Cartoon Sunday blogs as well. Hopefully, you will enjoy them all and possibly learn something new about each blog I publish, in the following days.
Today we have an Irish themed Song Saturday. Some of you may be familiar with the Irish Black/Celtic Metal band, Primordial.
It would NOT surprise me, if a Metal friend/subscriber of mine from Blogster already knew about Primordial. I have heard of the band over the years.
However, I never had the opportunity to listen to any of their music, until recently. Primordial comes from Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland and has existed for nearly 3 decades. To be more specific, the band's roots go all the way back to 1987.
Iron Maiden, Venom, Metallica, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, and Megadeth are some of Primordial's influences.
The band also incorporated Traditional Irish Music into their songs. Earlier this week, I noticed that they have a song on their Storm Before The Calm album titled, "Hosting Of The Sidhe."
After conducting research about folktales from Ireland and reading the song's title earlier this week, I automatically noticed the reference to The Evil Irish Fairy Muse, Leanan Sidhe.
If you read the previous blog from yesterday, I explained about Leanan Sidhe. I find it quite interesting that Primordial wrote a song about the muse, that had the ability to seduce poets and musicians. Then, they would die after she left them and would only return to collect their blood in a giant red cauldron.
Those with very little to zero knowledge about Leanan Sidhe would NOT have understood Primordial's reference to her.
Luckily for my gumdrops, I did my homework this past week. Anyway, here is Primordial's "Hosting Of The Sidhe" for today's Song Saturday.
Primordial "Hosting Of The Sidhe" Storm Before The Calm (2002)
|Posted by Anna H. on February 27, 2016 at 2:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Can you believe that February is close to being over already? Wow! There is something about 2016, that seems to be flying by fast.
While transferring last weekend's Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday blogs, I realized that it has been a while, since I last published any Song Saturday blogs with veteran rappers on here. Considering that February is Black History Month and that it's close to being over, it would NOT hurt to share more music from talented, black, female musicians.
Last Saturday, I shared Vanity's cover of Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy." Today, we're going back to the '90s with Queen Latifah. It's amazing how much she has changed throughout these last 3 decades. I wish Queen Latifah would return to Rap Music because she needs to school today's so-called female rappers about having more self-respect.
Years before raunchy female rappers such as Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Nicki Minaj, and Trina, Queen Latifah was and continues to be 1 of Hip-Hop's pioneer feminists. This was a positive position to be in, during the late 1980's and '90s.
Similar to other female rappers such as MC Lyte and Yo-Yo, Queen Latifah actually served a purpose. Rap and Hip-Hop weren't always about being some big and flashy thugs off the street bragging about money, strippers, hookers, gang-banging, and degrading minority women.
Rap and Hip-Hop had a few positive messages about society in general. Queen Latifah helped give females young and old positive messages such as having self-respect. She addressed issues about domestic violence, street harassment, sexual harassment, and derogatory slurs used against minority women in Hip-Hop Culture on her 3rd album, Black Reign in 1993.
Until this very day, "U.N.I.T.Y." is still my favorite song by Queen Latifah. "U.N.I.T.Y." was mostly a song that put lowlife black men in their places. In the song, she makes referrence to the underground rapper, Apache with his song "Gangsta Bitch."
Apache, who died 6 years ago from heart failure, was originally from the group, Flavor Unit. His song "Gangsta Bitch" highly encouraged black women to act like Gangsta rappers.
Meanwhile, Queen Latifah felt women should NOT be labeled as bitches, hoes, or act like they are gangsters. Those so-called "Gangsta Bitches" were considered wannabes. My favorite line from Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y." is "...real bad girls are the silent type." I cannot agree more with her because it's the truth.
More than 20 years later, there are still those girls and younger women, that feel the need to prove how "gangsta" and bad ass they are, when they're not. If you have ever watched the last several years of The Bad Girls Club on The Oxygen Network, you already understand what I am saying.
Hopefully, Queen Latifah will return to her old days of being a militant, female rapper addressing societal issues and encouraging black women to have more self-respect. This new era needs her, if not Yo-Yo or MC Lyte.
A raunch feminist rapper like Nikki Minaj, for example, really deserves to be put in her place and be educated about the way she depicts other black women in today's society. Being a Lil' Kim wannabe, ripping off Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," and twerking live up to all the negative stereotypes of hypersexualized and fetishized black women.
Being hypersexualized and fetishized by self-entitled, lowlife men is disgusting. This was partly why I stopped dating, 10 years ago. There are men, who expect me to live up to these negative stereotypes. Also, I do NOT listen to most of today's Rap Music. It's mostly a genre of Lil' Wayne's Music now, anyway.
Hypersexualizing and degrading black women was already a problem, throughout the '90s. However, we still had a variety of other rappers to listen to with more positive messages compared to today's younger generations.
The mainstream music industry in general is an abomination today. This especially applies to Rap and Hip-Hop. Or should I call it, "Hip-Pop"? Anyway, here is Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y." for today's Song Saturday.
Queen Latifiah "U.N.I.T.Y." Black Reign (1993)
|Posted by Anna H. on February 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Literally 1 day after Valentine's Day, Denise Katrina Matthews also known as Prince's former protege, "Vanity" died from Renal Failure. Vanity was 57 years old.
This is not only surprising, but also tragic. It appears that more entertainers have been dying again, including this past week. She just celebrated her birthday on January 4th. Over 1 month later, she's dead.
I don't know about anyone else, but it seems like the year of 2016 will be worse than the last several years. I really dread what this year has in store for us all. This year got off to a brutal start with famous people, most notably musicians dropping like flies.
As I was saying, Prince's former protege, Vanity died from Renal Failure on February 15, 2016. It's great that Prince hasn't died yet. My uncle would most likely go postal over him dying. Prince has always been more of an idol to him than Jimi Hendrix.
Even though my uncle loves them both, he still favors Prince over Hendrix.
Personally, I was never a huge Prince or Vanity fan growing up, during the 1980's and '90s. However, my youngest aunt and I both had our own parakeets named Prince and Vanity. My aunt had a blue parakeet named Prince and I had a purple parakeet named Vanity.
More than 3 decades later, I still believe that having a purple parakeet named Vanity is strange because Prince was about purple. He has an album called Purple Rain, for an example.
When my youngest aunt and I had our 2 parakeets, I was only a pre-schooler. She claims that my parakeet (Vanity) literally pecked her parakeet (Prince) to death. Supposedly, Vanity pecked out all Prince's feathers and gave him a disease. Talk about a vicious bird.
Other than having 2 parakeets named after Prince and Vanity, I was NOT a huge fan of their songs. Growing up during the 1980's, I listened to more Pop Music and Glam Metal. My mother did NOT allow me to listen ANY Rap Music. Regardless, I always listened to whatever I wanted to growing up.
Earlier this week, I learned some interesting tidbits about Vanity. For example, I had no idea that Vanity and Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue were engaged to each other in 1986. On YouTube, I stumbled upon an old interview with Arsenio Hall interviewing Vanity.
Arsenio Hall Interviews Vanity (1986)
Watching the way that man salivated over Vanity repulsed me to NO END.
Growing up, my grandmother always ranted about how much she could NOT stand Arsenio Hall. My grandmother normally referred to him as being a "lowlife." After watching his interview with Vanity as a 33 going on 34-year-old woman, I have to agree with her. Arsenio reminds me of those sleazebags from the street.
Meanwhile, I was annoyed watching Vanity act like a bimbo on stage. Not to speak ill of the dead, but she was literally a bimbo on crack or a "crack whore." Vanity used so much crack throughout the 1980's, that she and Nikki Sixx broke off their engagement in 1987.
The Howard Stern Show: "Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Explains Why He & Vanity Broke Up" (2007)
By 1994, Vanity overdosed on crack and nearly died from Renal Failure. Because of the large amounts of cocaine she used throughout the decades, she began having kidney problems and had to go through a Peritoneal Dialysis 5 times a day.
After surviving a cocaine overdose in '94, Vanity chose to become a "Born Again Christian" and went into Evangelism. In 1995, MTV aired an '80s special.
The network was reflecting on music videos and groups from the 1980's, along with giving news updates about past '80s musicians and VJ's. Vanity explained in an MTV interview about her drug addiction, as well as how she became "saved" and an evangelist.
In addition, she began blaming Prince for her cocaine problems. As a 13-year-old girl at the time, I couldn't help rolling my eyes at Vanity's interview.
Unless Prince physically forced Vanity down and made her use cocaine, or slipped it in her drinks, he is not at fault. She chose to become a drug addict. Don't get me wrong. I think it's wonderful that Vanity quit using drugs and changed her life for the better.
All the while, Vanity acting self-righteous and blaming Prince for being a crack whore was and continues to be bullshit. I completely empathize with her wanting to change her life for the better and leaving her scandalous past behind.
In spite of Vanity's past as being a "Nasty Girl," she really needed to take ownership for her dumb choices. Hopefully, the woman did before dying.
Before I forget, I learned something else about Vanity, that I found to be interesting. Like a few other singers in the past including the late David Bowie, Vanity did a cover of the old Nat King Cole song, "Nature Boy."
In 1989, Vanity made her cameo appearance on Friday The 13th: The Series as a Pop singer named, Angelica. It was on Season 2: Episode 20 titled, "The Secret Agenda of Mesmer's Bauble." In that same episode, it featured Vanity's cover of Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy."
Some may be assuming that I am half-assing today's blog. I really hope this is NOT the case. This has been quite a rough week and I almost didn't publish ANY Song Saturday blog for today.
Rather than doing an entire block of Vanity songs, I thought I would share this extremely rare cover of Vanity singing "Nature Boy" for today's Song Saturday.
Vanity "Nature Boy" [Cover] Friday The 13th: The Series (1989)
|Posted by Anna H. on February 13, 2016 at 1:50 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? As you already know, tomorrow is Valentine's Day. This is that time of winter, when most American men in today's society DREAD the holiday.
If you do NOT have any Valentine's Day plans, I suggest treating yourself to something nice and avoiding stalkbook like it's the Zika Virus tomorrow, if possible.
With tomorrow being Valentine's Day and if you happen to be in a Cello Rock mood today, you're in luck. I have 3 songs from the Cello Rock group, Rasputina.
Rasputina is an American Cello Rock band from New York, that has been around, since 1989.
The band released their debut album, Thanks For The Ether in 1996. Most people are unfamiliar with Rasputina, even though the group has collaborated and gone on tours with Nirvana, Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez, and Siouxsie Sioux from Siouxsie And The Banshees/The Creatures. This is in addition to being featured on soundtracks, over the last 2 decades.
In fact, the original version of Rasputina's "Transylvanian Concubine" was featured not only on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series, but also on the soundtrack. I've spent these last several days hunting around YouTube for that scene with Drusilla dancing to "Transylvanian Concubine," but there was no such luck.
Rasputina's song played, during a scene in Buffy The Vampire Slayer's "Surprise" (Season 2: Episode 13). If you were a Buffy fan during the late 1990's, you may remember everyone celebrating Buffy's 17th birthday. Meanwhile, Drusilla was dancing to "Transylvanian Concubine."
At the time, I never heard of Rasputina. They weren't a group that was heavily played on MTV or radio stations. However, Rasputina was featured on Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Album.
I cannot help saying how much I enjoyed frequently buying soundtracks, during my adolescence. Even though I never bought that soundtrack (I had no idea it existed, until I became a dj), soundtracks were and still are the best ways to learn about undiscovered musical talent, especially in today's music industry.
Radio stations and music television no longer believe in exposing us to other music genres and sub-genres other than dumbed down and highly overrated American Top 40 Pop Music. Growing up during the 1980's and '90s, we had MORE variety in music genres and sub-genres. This was especially during the '90s.
By the early 21st Century most specifically 2004, most entertainers became sell outs by focusing on oppressing everyone with their "political views." With that being the case, I lost interest in most entertainment. It was to the extent that I no longer wanted to host my own radio show anymore.
After graduating from college 10 years ago, I no longer listen to ANY radio stations unless I'm the car. That should say something to everybody. Anytime a former radio show hostess/dj quit radio because musicians became pretentious political sell outs with their need to convert everyone with their political views and overall stupidity, that should be a major clue.
Aside from those issues, trying to upload Rasputina's "Hunter's Kiss" and "If Your Kisses Can't Hold The Man You Love" cover were complicated. Therefore, you must click on the links below, in order to listen to those songs.
Because there is very little knowledge about Rasputina, their music is scarce around cyber space. Anyway, here is Rasputina for today's Song Saturday.
1) Rasputina "Transylvanian Concubine" Thanks For The Ether (1996), Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Album (1999)
2) Rasputina "Hunter's Kiss" Cabin Fever (2002), A Radical Recital (2005)
3) Rasputina "If Your Kisses Can't Hold The Man You Love" Frustration Plantation (2004)
|Posted by Anna H. on January 30, 2016 at 1:05 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Nearly 2 years ago, I published a Kanon Wakeshima blog for Song Saturday.
Yesterday, I did quite a bit of web-surfing and YouTubing for Kanon Wakeshima's more recent music. Trying to locate her songs from her latest album, Tsukinami was like an oral extraction. I was amazed that there weren't many official music videos or official songs streaming via YouTube for Tsukinami. In a way, I guess it's not too big of a deal.
When I was searching for Kanon's songs from her latest album, I felt disappointed. Most of the songs from her Tsukinami album I disliked. Tsukinami actually means "mediocrity" in Japanese. Naming her album, Mediocrity was an understatement.
Don't get me wrong. Kanon Wakeshima will always be a very talented singer/cellist. However, her latest songs sound too much like cheesy, stereotypical, happy, J-Pop Anime Music, in my opinion. I was expecting for her to say "nya," which is the noise cats make in Japanese rather than saying, "meow." It feels as if Kanon's music has been mutated into being overly commercialized J-Pop, that panders too much to Anime Otakus.
I miss Kanon Wakeshima's Neoclassical Dark New Wave sound from her earlier albums. That's what attracted me to her music. Kanon was normally featured as a singer with her songs being the opening and ending theme songs to Anime and they were usually Horror Anime.
Hopefully, Kanon Wakeshima will revert back to her darker sound, when she does her future albums. The stereotypical, J-Pop Music was NOT her original sound. Although, I'm sure the Anime Otakus, Weeaboos, and Westernized creeps with the submissive, "Asian Girl Fetish" will lap up her latest music like it's candy. Not to sound like a narrow-minded feminazi, but it's the truth.
I would love to hear more future songs by Kanon Wakeshima, that are similar to her songs from her debut album, Shinshoku Dolce. As of right now, I did manage to somewhat like a select few of Kanon's songs from her Tsukinami album.
"Nightingale" is my favorite from Tsukinami.
The other 3 songs, that I chose for today's Song Saturday are songs I can tolerate from Tsukinami. "Sakura Meikyuu" was originally featured to the video game based on the Shonen Action/Romance Anime, Fate/Extra CCC in 2012. "Signal," on the other hand, was originally used as the ending theme song to the Supernatural Action Anime Strike The Blood in 2014.
I tried my hardest to find official music videos for these songs by Kanon Wakeshima and only managed to find 1. Like I said earlier, trying to find songs and music videos from Kanon's Tsukinami album was the equivalent of performing an oral extraction. Please bear with me for today's Song Saturday.
1) Kanon Wakeshima "Sakura Meikyuu" Fate/Extra CCC (2012),Tsukinami (2015)
2) Kanon Wakeshima "Signal" Strike The Blood (2014), Tsukinami (2015)
3) Kanon Wakeshima "Nightingale" Tsukinami (2015)
4) Kanon Wakeshima "Monster Star" Tsukinami (2015)
Thank you my gumdrops! Don't forget to leave your feedback in the comments section below!
|Posted by Anna H. on January 16, 2016 at 1:45 AM||comments (7)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Wow! I don't know about anyone else, but this week felt like a roller coaster. I am exhausted. At least I was able to be highly productive with my time. This week felt like it was going by so fast, that time kept slipping through my fingers.
I meant to publish another blog this week in regards to Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister. Before this week got started, we suddenly learned that David Bowie died from Liver Cancer. He died literally 2 days after his 69th birthday and his final album's release.
Throughout this week, we have heard about celebrities dying practically everyday. Then again, musicians have been dropping like flies, since early December 2015. It started with Scott Weiland.
It's really weird. Last month, I randomly got Stone Temple Pilots' song, "Atlanta" stuck in my head. I had NOT listened to their No. 4 album in years. Suddenly, I witnessed Scott Weiland's death "trending" on social media and on Adult Swim's forum.
Around the same time I learned about his death, I thought about how much of an influence David Bowie was on Scott. Towards the end of last month, we learned Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister died 4 days after his birthday. Lemmy's family and friends just had his funeral last Saturday.
Then, David Bowie died of Liver Cancer 2 days after celebrating his 69th birthday and releasing his final album, Blackstar. We are only going into the 3rd week of 2016 YET celebrities have been dying almost everyday. Something tells me that 2016 will be a very grim year for many people, especially for celebrities.
Getting back on the topic of David Bowie, I was never a huge fan. However, I still enjoy listening to some of the songs that he released over the DECADES as well as many of his family, friends, and fans. "Lady Grinning Soul" and "Dead Man Walking" have been my favorites for years.
Bowie still appears to be extremely influential among many people decades later. If people haven't learned much of anything from David Bowie, they should learn to be more innovative, diversified, original, open-minded, fearless, and LEARN how to EXPLORE.
Today's Song Saturday will be a LENGTHY block of music from David Bowie. Here are 6 songs and 1 music video. "Lazarus" is his final music video. Bowie's final music video really nails his last goodbye to all his family, friends, and fans. It also shows all the suffering, that he went through battling his last hours with Liver Cancer.
1) David Bowie "The Man Who Sold The World" The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
2) David Bowie "Andy Warhol" Hunky Dory (1971)
3) David Bowie "Lady Grinning Soul" Aladdin Sane (1973)
4) David Bowie "Let's Dance" Let's Dance (1983)
5) David Bowie "Dead Man Walking" Earthling (1997), The Saint Soundtrack (1997)
6) David Bowie [Featuring Trent Reznor ] "I'm Afraid of Americans" Earthling (1997), The Best Of Bowie (2002)
7) David Bowie "Lazarus" Blackstar (2016)
RIP DAVID BOWIE!!!
|Posted by Anna H. on January 9, 2016 at 1:35 AM||comments (6)|
How's it going my gumdrops? How are you liking the latest scenery? Yesterday I changed it to have more feminine qualities. I feel that It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns' current background reflects the name of the site with a sarcastically humorous tone; It's like My Little Pony meets snark.
Here's the burning question: Can you read the font?
I purposely chose a lighter turquoise font color to coordinate with the patterns and because a darker color would better suit a bright and pastel pink scenery. Someone complained about the original turquoise shade, leading me to change it to hot pink.
Then, I changed the hot pink font color to a darker turquoise. This current shade of turquoise is a lot better and easier to read the blogs. I've been wanting to use this current background for the last 2 1/2 years and I am just now using it. Hopefully, everyone agrees with this font color and can read it against this current scenery. Otherwise, I will have to completely change the color, AGAIN.
Aside from changing It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns' latest appearance, I have been trying to do more of my own "social networking" offline. I contacted our local library. I wanted to see, if it's possible to do some type of "cross-promotion" or to have the library spread the word about It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
Hopefully, the library's director won't be traumatized by the content on this website or witnessing my "rough around the edges" personality through my blogs. Those who have visited and/joined It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns throughout the last 2 1/2 years, already know that the content is uncensored.
Regardless if it's the music, animation, my blogs, or the samples of my short stories published on my "Horror" page, everything is free and uncensored. Since the time of being a teenager, I have always been against censorship. That was years before my radio show days.
Whenever I had the opportunity to occupy the Safe Harbor timeslot, I made use of it. I also aired complete albums uncensored, which was fantastic.
Speaking of music, it's that time of the week again; Today is Song Saturday. We revisit the Industrial-Electro group, Alien Vampires. Nearly 2 years ago, I shared 2 of their songs for Song Saturday.
Song Saturday: Alien Vampires (2014)
During the time of Halloween, I shared some of Alien Vampires' music, when I created my own Adult Scare Music Playlist thread on Adult Swim's message board. Honestly, it was the funnest time I ever had, since the time of joining Adult Swim.
I am still amazed that our main moderator ALLOWED me to share uncensored music from various music genres and sub-genres. It's not as if I was ever a favorite on Adult Swim.
Just so you know, I am sharing only 5 of Alien Vampires' songs for today. Most of their songs for today's block are from their latest album, Drag You To Hell.
Because it was difficult trying to upload the last 2 songs for today's Song Saturday block, I shared YouTube links going directly to the songs "Lock It" and "You Rule, I Cum." Anyway, here is today's Song Saturday.
1) Alien Vampires "Rave To The Grave" No One Here Gets Out Alive (2007)
2) Alien Vampires "All The Fakes Must Die" Drag You To Hell (2015)
3) Alien Vampires "Sworn To The Lust" Drag You To Hell (2015)
4) Alien Vampires "Lock It" Drag You To Hell (2015)
5) Alien Vampires "You Rule, I Cum" Drag You To Hell (2015)
|Posted by Anna H. on January 2, 2016 at 2:50 AM||comments (6)|
Airheads: Trick Question Scene (1994)
How's it going my gumdrops? Happy New Year! I hope you all are safe and warm for the beginning of 2016.
Lately, it seems like more talented singers and musicians have been dropping like flies. As you already know, Scott Weiland recently died last month on December 4, 2015. Then, Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister died this past Monday on December 28th, when he just celebrated his birthday on December 24th (Christmas Eve).
Within a matter of 24 hours or so, we have recently learned, that Natalie Cole died. She died at 65 years old from congestive heart failure. So many talented singers and musicians keep dying left and right.
As a fan, I'm still grieving over the death of Scott Weiland. In a way, it feels a little weird for me because I have taken his death much harder than I ever expected. I'm taking his death much harder than Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Alice In Chains' Layne Staley.
As I was saying earlier, Motorhead's vocalist, Lemmy Kilmister died on December 28th at the age of 70. I read earlier this week, that he just learned that he was dying from cancer within a matter of a few days. That's shocking as well as sad. Nobody including Lemmy expected this to happen.
Throughout the DECADES, Lemmy Kilmister has collaborated with various types of entertainers ranging from actors to musicians. The video above is a scene from the 1994 movie, Airheads. I have owned Airheads on VHS and its soundtrack for over 20 years. It's amazing how time flies.
If you have never watched Airheads, I recommend checking it out. Lemmy Kilmister was featured in the movie as well as on the Airheads Soundtrack. As an entertainer, he had versatility, which cannot be said about most entertainers in music. This most definitely applies to Metal.
There are iconic rappers like Missy Elliott for example, who are Motorhead fans. In her music video, "Get Ur Freak On," she was caught wearing a Motorhead T-shirt in 2001! I also forgot to mention earlier, that Ice-T collaborated with Lemmy on the Airheads Soundtrack for Motorhead's song, "Born To Raise Hell."
In addition, Lemmy mentioned during an interview in 2008 on Stay Thirsty Media, that he wanted to work with Janet Jackson at some point. I can only imagine why the man would want to collaborate with Janet Jackson. Janet is a talented Pop Music Icon and Lemmy Kilmister had a history of being a manwhore.
Regardless, we still love that horny goat (Lemmy was a Capricorn) dead or alive.
Because it's Song Saturday, it's only fitting to have a Motorhead block in tribute to Lemmy Kilmister. Today's blog has music from the band, Motorhead and Lemmy's music collaborations with Ice-T, Whitfield Crane, and Dave Grohl from Nirvana/Foo Fighters and his side project, Probot. Enjoy!
1) Motorhead "Ace Of Spades" Ace Of Spades (1980)
2) Motorhead "Under The Knife" No Remorse Compilation Album (1984)
3) Motorhead [Featuring Ice-T & Whitfield Crane] "Born To Raise Hell" Airheads Soundtrack (1994)
4) Ugly Kid Joe [Featuring Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister] "Little Red Man" Motel California (1996)
6) Probot [Featuring Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister] "Shake Your Blood" Probot (2004)
7) Motorhead "Thunder & Lightning" Bad Magic (2015)
RIP LEMMY KILMISTER!!!
|Posted by Anna H. on December 12, 2015 at 3:15 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? I meant to publish some other blogs throughout the week, but it is that time of the year when everyone is busy shopping for mostly Christmas gifts. That's along with our house still being under construction and scheduling doctor's appointments.
Throughout this past week, I have been so busy, that I have been too tired to function properly. Also, I went from having allergies to another cold. As if being sick the last 2 months wasn't miserable enough?
Aside from having a very busy week, I managed to listen to 1 of Scott Weiland's cover albums yesterday. Last weekend, I mentioned that the late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver lead singer released his own Christmas album. It's titled The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.
Since I have NOT kept track of songs written and performed by Scott Weiland over this last decade, I had no idea that Scott released his own Christmas album in 2011, until he died more than 1 week ago.
I CANNOT help emphasizing how incredibly sad and disappointing it is to learn, that another talented musician died from substance abuse.
Out of the 3 dead Grunge vocalists (Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, Alice In Chains' Layne Staley, and Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland), Scott Weiland was definitely the most talented Grunge vocalist, who died from hardcore drugs. Scott and Layne had more singing versatility than Kurt Cobain in regards to musical talent.
Like I said before to others, I don't discredit Kurt Cobain for having talent. Honestly, I believe that Kurt Cobain was extremely talented, when he created his own artwork. Have you ever seen any of his paintings? They were phenomenal.
However, Scott Weiland was a unique lead singer. He had the ability to sing more than 1 musical genre and sub-genre, which was highly underrated about the man. While listening to Scott's Christmas cover album, I became really depressed.
This especially applies to listening to Scott Weiland cover Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home For Christmas." As someone said on YouTube, listening to him singing the song is a "sad, twisted irony."
Now that Scott Weiland is dead, he WON'T be home for Christmas with his current wife and children. We as Scott's family, friends, bandmates, and fans wish, that he would've went to drug rehab and stayed long enough to get clean for us all.
This is the 2nd Song Saturday in a row, that features music from the late Scott Weiland. I just stumbled upon at least 3 music videos/live peformances of him covering Christmas songs.
Scott Weiland's live performance of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" was aired on Jay Leno, nearly 10 years ago. Out of the 3 songs for today's Song Saturday block, it is my favorite cover.
1) Scott Weiland "The Christmas Song" [Nat King Cole Cover] The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2011)
2) Scott Weiland "I'll Be Home For Christmas" [Bing Crosby Cover] The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2011)
3) Scott Weiland "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" [2006 Judy Garland LIVE Cover] The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2011)
|Posted by Anna H. on December 5, 2015 at 2:05 AM||comments (8)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Yesterday I learned that the former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver (Scott Weiland) died at 48 years old. Earlier this week, I was just thinking about Scott Weiland. Now, I learn that he's dead.
This is mostly devastating news for us Old School Stone Temple Pilots fans. These last 3 months, I have not been keeping up with the latest news in Rock Music. So much has been happening both on and offline, that I have been spreading myself too thin.
Nearly 2 years ago, I posted a Song Saturday blog about Linkin Park's Chester Bennington being Scott Weiland's replacement for Stone Temple Pilots.
Because Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver just died and since STP was a major part of my youth, it is only fair to share at least 2 songs from them.
Most people don't know, that Stone Temple Pilots was originally called "Mighty Joe Young." Not only were they Mighty Joe Young, but they also appeared on The Crow Soundtrack. Originally, the band meant to release their song, "Only Dying" on the soundtrack.
"Only Dying" was created 3 years before The Crow movie and soundtrack (both based on James O'Barr's comic book, The Crow) were released.
At the last minute, Mighty Joe Young now turned Stone Temple Pilots refrained from releasing the song. They felt it would've been disrespectful considering that Brandon Lee was just killed, during the making of The Crow in 1993.
STP replaced "Only Dying" with "Big Empty" for The Crow Soundtrack. "Big Empty" can also be found on the band's 2nd album, Purple from 1994.
Mighty Joe Young a.k.a. Stone Temple Pilots "Only Dying" [DEMO] (1990)
Out of all the Stone Temple Pilots songs, "Atlanta" is 1 of my many favorites. This song can be found on their 4th album, No. 4.
Stone Temple Pilots "Atlanta" No. 4 (1999)
As you already know, it is Song Saturday. Have you been naughty or nice? If you were naughty, Krampus must have paid you a visit and left you a lump of coal. You're lucky he doesn't banish you to hell.
You may recall, that I mentioned sharing more music for Krampus Day, last weekend on Song Saturday.
Today, let's revisit Craterface's "Krampus Carol."
GRUSS VOM KRAMPUS & RIP SCOTT WEILAND!!!
|Posted by Anna H. on November 28, 2015 at 2:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Several nights ago, I created a Google+ profile, joined some group pages, and I am following a few.
Judging from its interface, Google+ feels similar to being on other social media sites. Luckily, my news feed is not being flooded with selfies, politics, and house cats.
Eventually, I will adjust my Google+ on the Links page here. As you can already see, the Christmas scenery is back. Hopefully, you all like the latest scenery. I will try to keep it up until January 8th, 2016. Orthodox Christians do NOT celebrate Christmas, until January 7th.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I thought I would share more than 1 blog about Krampus. Over these last several years, Krampus has been getting a lot more exposure in the good ol' U.S. of A.
In fact, a PG-13 rated Horror Movie is being released in the movie theaters about Krampus on December 4th.
That's literally 1 day before Krampus makes his appearance to punish naughty children and 2 days before Saint Nicholas is supposed to give presents to nice children.
Krampus Official Trailer (2015)
I love how the filmmakers play on coulrophobia (fear of clowns) with the Jester Clown being a monster.
How many kids play with or have toy clowns in today's era? Aren't they too busy playing with video games and other electronics?
Since we are on the topic of Krampus, you may recall that I posted a few blogs about him over these last 2 years. Next week, I will re-share at least 1 of those other blogs for December 5th because that is the day, when Krampus makes his appearance and punishes naughty children. Sometimes he even banishes them to hell!
Meanwhile, it is Song Saturday. Last night, I stumbled upon these 2 Gothic Horror Fantasy Instrumental composers. They are called Midnight Syndicate. You should check out their website below.
Currently, I'm following them on Google+ and alerted them about me sharing their song, "Night Of The Krampus."
The song can be found on their new album, Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering. Anyway, here is Midnight Syndicate for today's Song Saturday.
Midnight Syndicate "Night Of The Krampus" Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering (2015)
|Posted by Anna H. on November 21, 2015 at 1:05 AM||comments (5)|
How's it going my gumdrops? This has been a very exhausting week. I dread having to shovel snow today. Yesterday and the day before, our local meteorologists gave at least 3 different weather forecasts.
On 1 local channel, they said we were supposed to get 5-9 inches of snow starting at 6pm, last night. Another channel said 2-4 inches. Now, we're supposed to be getting 4-6 inches of snow.
Which is it? Can these meteorologists give a more accurate snow forecast already?
Wisconsinites like myself have gotten a little spoiled with our weather. So far, our weather has been pretty mild, this fall. Over the last 2 years, we have had bitterly cold temperatures during the fall, winter, and spring. I keep forgetting, that it is November. This month really hasn't felt like November.
Our temperatures kept fluctuating from the 40's to the 70's. The same applies to last month. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in only 5 more days? Wow! I don't know about everyone else, but it doesn't feel like it's November to me. You won't see or hear me complaining about our warm temperatures. That's for sure.
Too bad the temperatures and the weather can't be this mild and warm all throughout the year. I already finished raking the last of our leaves yesterday. Now, I have to get ready to shovel snow.
Yesterday, I barely had much sleep. We have been re-arranging furniture and doing other household chores both indoors and outdoors. This is along with the fact, that I have been dosing off at the screen, while being in the middle of sharing this blog for today.
Because it is Song Saturday and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it's only fitting to revisit last year's Song Saturday blog. Last year, I published a Song Saturday blog mostly explaining in detail about the weblog community site JournalHome.com.
In that same blog, I shared Ray Davies' song, "Thanksgiving Day." Today, let's revisit that same blog from last year for today's Song Saturday.
Song Saturday: Ray Davies' Thanksgiving Day (2014)
Thank you, my gumdrops! Don't forget to like, subscribe, share, +1 on Google Plus, and leave your feedback in the comments section below!
|Posted by Anna H. on November 7, 2015 at 1:10 AM||comments (11)|
How's it going my gumdrops? So far, I have made it to a total of 301 blogs on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. This will be the 302nd blog. It's amazing how time flies I tell you.
Sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday, that I created this website. I have been tempted to go back to revising and editing more blogs from the past 2 years.
Not only have I been meaning to revise and edit more old blogs, but I have also been meaning to share some Dethklok from Metalocalypse for a while. I have not checked my notifications lately on stalkbook about the Metalocalypse NOW Campaign. I can't help reiterating how much Adult Swim has screwed over the Metalocalypse fan base.
Creator, Brendan Small approached the network, Adult Swim with the idea to create the finale as a so-called "big mini-series" for Metalocalypse. Adult Swim turned down the idea and this Dark Humored/Macabre Horror-themed animated short about Death Metal bands is presumed to be canceled. (Thanks a lot, Adult Swim!)
However, no one has made an official statement about Metalocalypse being canceled. The short appears to still be on hiatus. Brandon Small created his Metalocalypse NOW Campaign and has been updating us fans on social media about Metalocalypse quite frequently.
As a Metalocalypse fan, I really hope the show is NOT moved to Hulu Plus. Some of us on social media and on Adult Swim's forum have said, that we do NOT want to pay to watch Metalocalypse online, especially when we are already paying to watch other cable/satellite channels.
If Adult Swim wants to make 1 of its long running cash cows expendable for shitty live action shows and low IQ'ed cartoons, Metalocalypse fans will be pissed. Metalocalypse mostly caters to us Metal fans, who understand the inside jokes and Metal references to other Metal bands in the music industry.
Also, Brendon Small has collaborated and gone on concert tours with actual Metal bands such as Machine Head, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder, Chimaira, Soilent Green, etc.
All the while, the Adult Swim Team wants to make Metalocalypse expendable for shitty programming.
Because I have spent this blog discussing Metalocalypse on a Song Saturday, it's only fitting to share something from Dethklok. Nearly a decade later, the "Dethtroll" episode is still my favorite next to "Religionklok."
In "Dethtroll," Dethklok accidentally woke up the lake troll (Mustakrakish) in Finland.
Dethklok "Awaken (Mustakrakish)" The Dethalbum (2007)
|Posted by Anna H. on October 31, 2015 at 1:30 AM||comments (2)|
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, GUMDROPS!!! Like I said previously, I have been working really hard on my Adult Scare Music Playlist Thread on Adult Swim, since last weekend. I'm quite surprised at how far it has gotten. The thread is currently 6 pages long.
Right now, I'm trying to get more posters to give me more feedback about what music genres and sub-genres with a Halloween or Horror theme they mostly want to hear. I plan on sharing more Metal but I want there to be a little something for everybody.
Since there is very little feedback, I will continue to do what I have been doing. It's really hard to know what Adult Swim posters want, when most will not respond.
More and more, I am starting to believe posters are more interested in seeing how far I "push the envelope" in regards to sharing uncensored music in [Adult Scare] on Adult Swim.
Speaking of music, Song Saturday fell on Halloween this year. How convenient, right? Last spring, I shared a Song Saturday blog featuring Type O Negative.
It's only fitting to have more Type O Negative on Halloween.
Lately, I have been noticing that more people are treating Halloween like it's the new Christmas. Has anyone noticed this besides me? In a way, I believe some people are celebrating it more than usual because so many stores, radio stations, and Christian extremists cram Christmas down everyone's throat.
Don't get me wrong. I am not someone, who would turn down a Christmas present, but what's the big rush? Christmas is in December for most of us Christians yet the holiday upstages every holiday 2 months or so in advance.
Halloween and Thanksgiving come before Christmas.
I'm not the only person, who is sick and tired of hearing about Christmas not getting enough acknowledgement, when it is overkill. Last year, local radio stations in my town were playing Christmas Music in October! That's ridiculous!
With the way people are getting fired and the unemployment rate being sky high over the last 2 presidencies, we would think that the advertisers would learn to wait closer towards the end of November to start advertising Christmas merchandise. This would be after both Halloween and Thanksgiving are over.
We need time to regroup from each holiday being month after month after month. Celebrating each holiday is very expensive, especially when people don't have the money and means to buy whatever we want and need. There is more distress with shopping and celebrating Christmas or any holiday in general than anything.
Rather than complaining about the overkill of Christmas, I have 2 Halloween themed songs from Type O Negative. John Carpenter's composed theme song to the original Slasher, Halloween is also a bonus for today's Song Saturday.
1) Type O Negative "Black No. 1" Bloody Kisses (1993)
2) Type O Negative "All Hallow's Eve" World Coming Down (1999)
John Carpenter "Halloween Main Theme Title" Halloween (1979)
|Posted by Anna H. on October 24, 2015 at 2:10 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Over the last few evenings, I have been spending more time on Adult Swim. I'm already on the message board on a regular basis. Right now, I've been doing a lot of contributing to the board's [Adult Scare] folder.
It's a shame that [Adult Scare] isn't a regular folder. It would be a great section for Horror, Goth, and Halloween fans to congregate in daily and nightly. Lately, I have been spending more time in [Adult Scare] to get away from the usual social politics and drama from other folders.
Over the last 2 months to 1/2 year, I have been at the center of both. My friends and subscribers normally ask me, "Why don't you leave?" I stay on Adult Swim because other posters and friends would be upset about me leaving.
Meanwhile, there are other posters, who have been determined not to like me and want to see me gone. You may be saying, "That's not true. You only assume they want you gone." No, I am serious. You would be amazed at the extremities, that some have gone through, in order to chase me off Adult Swim.
Within the last 24 hours to 6 days, I have given a few Adult Swim posters a piece of my mind. There are some extremely toxic posters, that enjoy belittling posters like myself, who are passionate about entertainment rather than politics.
I still fail to understand why entertainment websites, including forums allow and condone political oppression and trolling in general.
Politics is a very divisive topic to allow and condone on entertainment sites. I will admit, politics is in almost everything including entertainment. However, people today waste time acting self-righteous about their political views and not enough time enjoying their lives and learning about each others hobbies/interests.
While [Adult Scare] continues to be uploaded to Adult Swim's message board, I am utilizing it as much as possible. Within these last 2 months, that [Adult Scare] has been up, I have been making the most out of it. I'm responding to posters' threads.
In addition, I have been asking posters about their favorite shows and movies. I have also been creating my own Adult Scare threads and tried making them as interesting, entertaining, and informative as possible.
On Thursday morning, I created my very own music playlist thread in [Adult Scare]. It would NOT surprise me if a few assholes had something snide to say about it. I'm sure they think I'm only being an "attention whore." My Adult Scare Music Playlist Thread is meant to get other posters into the spirit of Halloween.
An Adult Swim Helper has been very helpful by embedding the links I share in my thread. In that exact thread, I have given explanations about each genre and the musicians I have already shared, as well as more about me as a person.
What I am doing in my [Adult Scare] thread is very similar to what I do here on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
Also, Adult Swim posters are being exposed to Goth Rock, Horrorcore Rap, Death Metal, Industrial Metal, Industrial Electro, Acid House, etc, etc. Most Adult Swim posters aren't exposed to a variety of underground music, artists, and groups.
The music that is currently embedded in my thread is mostly music, that isn't necessarily heard on traditional radio stations.
This is along with the fact, that a lot of the remaining Adult Swim posters are in their 20's. Most of the younger Millennials do NOT have as much knowledge and experience about entertainment as us 30-somethings and older Gen Xers. This is most definitely in regards to what entertainment was like, during the 1970's, '80s, and '90s.
I want them to see and hear what music was like throughout the decades with a diversified underground, Horror, and Halloweenish twist.
Before I forget, I have another song by Fear Factory. Next Saturday is Halloween. Anyway, here is Fear Factory's cover of "0-0 (Where Evil Dwells)" for today's Song Saturday.
Fear Factory "0-0 (Where Evil Dwells)" [Wiseblood Cover] Obsolete (1998 )
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