Observation for Now

It has always seemed to me that the human race needs more things to wonder about, rather than less.

-- Gregory L Reece

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Music from Dead Famous People

Rosemary Brown claimed that various famous composer talked to her from beyond the pale.  Not only that, they dictated music to her, too!


Here's a LIFE magazine article from 1969 about her.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Halloween Crafts from Jack and Jill

Here are more pages from the October, 1964 issue of Jack and Jill.



Nowadays it might be harder to find a paper sack to make a mask from.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A World of Monsters

 The National Enquirer has always been a great source for monsters.

This 1989 story covers "new" video of Ogopogo, which according to Wikipedia is "a cryptid lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada."

Ogopogo sure ain't no Bat-Boy, such as used to be found in the Weekly World News.  Ogopogo has been sighted for decades, if not centuries.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Stephen King Movies

In 1985, Home Viewer magazine ran a story about movies made from Stephen King's works.


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Our Little Girl Wants to Be a Monster



I was sleepless in the middle of the night a few months ago when I wrote this song for our oldest grandchild, Jazra.  Here are the lyrics:


Our Little Girl Wants to Be a Monster


Our little girl wants to be a monster
When she runs out to play –
When her friends start to romp, she does the Frankenstein Stomp
And scares her friends away


Our little girl wants to be a monster,
An Invisible Man named Hank –
But when she’s been bad, it makes us mad
When we can’t see which end to spank!

           And when she sees a full moon
           She points and looks over the roof –
           I thought it was only the boy-childs
           Who want to grow into a wolf!

Yes, our angel wants to be a monster;
It’s driving her parents mad –
They feel such shame when she tells her name,
“But you can call me Vlad!”

           And when she goes in swimming,
           She’ll never come in too soon.
           She won’t tan – I think she’s greening,
           Like a kiddie from the Black Lagoon

Our little girl wants to be a monster;
“What a shame!” her folks lament.
But soon will come the day her baby sister comes to stay
-- And we can start a new experiment!






Monday, October 04, 2010

Musical Monday

For this entry of Blog-o-Ween, I'll share a fun 1960s album of monster songs, called Monster Rally.

This album was a collaboration between the great character actor Hans Conried, and performer Alice Pearce, who also made many appearances on TV.

They can also sing!  These are fun songs that are just a *little* bit "off," if you know what I mean.

Here is the link   http://www.megaupload.com/?d=70K0R1E4

CD and disc art are also included.

Here is the list of tracks:

1 Monster Rally

2 Flying Saucer
3 Close the Door
4 The Dracula Trot
5 Not of This Earth
6 (I'm In Love With) The Creature from the Black Lagoon
7 What Do You Hear From The Red Planet
8 The Thing
9 Mostly Ghostly
10 The Purple People Eater
11 The Invisible Man
12 Take Us To Your President

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Trick or Treat, from Jack and Jill

This tale is from the October, 1964 issue of Jack and Jill, a kid's magazine full of stories, activities, and fun.  It's a sweet tale.





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