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Archive for October, 2013

Halloween Song of the Day: “Years Ago/Steven”

And for your final Halloween Song of the Day, hands down the most chilling tracks on Alice Cooper’s Welcome To My Nightmare:  “Years Ago” and “Steven.”  The two songs form a set.  Their power to creep me out is not diminished after all these years.


Just close your eyes and listen to what Cooper does with his voice—to say nothing of the lyrics themselves.  I’m still not entirely sure what they’re about, but then, my best explanation is so horrifying I’m not sure I believe it.

What do you think it’s about?

Is someone calling me?  I hear my name . . .

Happy Halloween.

Current Music: "Years Ago/Steven"--Alice Cooper

Halloween Song of the Day: “Diary of a Madman”

Ozzy at his creepiest, with frenzied, brilliant guitar work by the immortal Randy Rhoads:

Is he trying to get out, or trying to enter me?

Current Music: "Diary of a Madman"--Ozzy Osbourne

Progress Report, in which I gird my loins

Research for Apocalypse Pictures Presents is nearing its end.  Time to apply what I’ve learned.

Some significant hurdles remain, and I’m still not sure how I’ll address all of them.  Needless to say, this rewrite will be a real challenge for me.  But hey, it’s gotta be done, and it ain’t gonna finish itself.

But first—oh, you knew there had to be a but, didn’t you?—I have a galley to proof.  Seriously.  Cut me some slack; I can’t help the timing of these things.  After that, though, I shall gird my loins for battle.  Expect much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

No updates for Write Club.

Into the abyss . . .

Current Music: "Hell Child"--Lynch Mob