Observation for Now

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.

-- Kurt Vonnegut




And now ...

And now ...

Friday, October 21, 2011

from October 1964

My copy of this magazine has no cover any more, but I found an image of it somewhere.  Here it is, along with a seasonal song.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Trick-or-Treat Twins and a Poem

From the October 1965 Golden Magazine:



Even if she had help from Mom and Dad, that's still a fine effort for a nine-year-old.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Frankenstein Is Colorized!

...courtesy of my daughter Melissa, who was about 8 at the time.



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Universal Monster Stamps

In 1997, the USPS issued these stamps featuring some of our favorite guys.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Ghouls with Attitude, Volume 1

The Oddio Overplay website no longer seems to carry this anthology of fun and “scary” music.  Glad I found it first to share with you!


This is Volume 1.  Next Monday will bring Volume 2.

Here are the tracks:

1 Tarantula Ghoul and the Gravediggers - Graveyard Rock   
2 Don Hinson and the Rigamorticians - Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsatured Blood   
3 Movie Trailer - Vampire Playgirls   
4 Bobby Bare - Vampira   
5 The Crewnecks - Rockin' Zombie   
6 Griz Green - Jam at the Mortuary   
7 Movie Trailer - Monsters Crash the Pajama Party   
8 The MSR Singers - Monster Man   
9 The Abominable Surfers - Monster Surfer   
10 Bobby 'Boris' Jones - Surfer Smash   
11 Jupiter Jones - The Spook Spoke   
12 Bob McFadden and Dor - I Dig You Baby   
13 Movie Trailer - The Mind of Mr. Soames   
14 Albert DeSalvo - Strangler in the Night   
15 Kenny and the Fiends - House on Haunted Hill   
16 Winchell's Donut House Halloween Record - Hear the Monsters (Spooky Sounds and a Spooky Tale)   
17 Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra - The Raven   
18 The Modernaires - The Rockin' Ghost   
19 Bob Rosengarden & Phil Kraus - Satan Takes a Holiday   
20 Boris Karloff and Friends - Ha Ha Ha / The Bride of Frankenstein   
21 Movie Trailer - Brain Eaters   
22 Groovie Goolies - Goolie Garden   
23 Hap Palmer - Haunted House   
24 Bruce Haack and Norman Bridwell - The Witch's Vacation   
25 Sounds of Terror! - Burned at the Stake    
26 Louise Huebner - Intro Orgies, a Tool of Witchcraft   
27 Marty Manning and His Orchestra - Night on Bald Mountain   
28 Criswell (The Legendary) - Someone Walked Over My Grave  

and here is the link:     http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WVXUPCF2


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