Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It Happened One Morning

I'm curious. How many of you droogs believe in ghosts?

I don't think you know this, but aside from a lazy person who blogs about random things, I also moonlight as an avid ghost hunter. Yeah. Dig that.

And I'm also pretty sure my current house is haunted.

Take this morning for instance.

About three in the morning, I was in bed listening to music. I was laying on my right side toward the wall when I began to feel something weird on my back. Like someone breathing. I couldn't hear it, but I could damn well sure feel it. After a few minutes of that, I also got the sensation of someone running their finger over my shoulder blade. Talk about being creeped out.

For what I'm about to tell you next, keep in mind, pillow #1 is underneath my head. I positioned pillow #2 at a specific angle to where it would not fall on me. Guess what it did? Yeah, it fell on me. Several times.

Nevertheless, I fell asleep anyways because, well, it was three in the morning. I've had strange shit happen to me in the middle of the night before; it doesn't really affect me much. It just weirds me out.

I woke sometime between 6:30 and 7 am to the cat meowing to be let out of her dungeon. Her cage is maybe seven or eight feet from my bed. When I got back to bed... Remember the positions of the pillows? Pillow #1 is now leaning against pillow #2, which was not how I had left it ten seconds ago.

After shaking my head and mumbling "What the fuck???", I climb back into bed, just wanting to be left alone to sleep. Yeah, that worked for about five minutes.

Harley (my cat) was eating at her bowl. I could hear her munching away. And then the bowl hit the wall. That's right, THE BOWL SLID ACROSS THE FLOOR AND HIT THE WALL. Not gently either. Cat food was scattered on the floor. Harley freaked out (but finished what food she had in her mouth).

I told my sister about that. She said, "It was the cat, of course."

No, it was not the cat, of course. The cat does not play with her bowl when she eats. She's too busy, I don't know, eating. Besides, if she had been playing with it, the bowl would have slid at an angle, not straight into the wall like it did. Nor would it have hit with as much force as it did.

Who knows. Maybe I do have a ghost. In that case, it means it's following me, because this is a brand new house. No one has ever lived in it before. There are no Indian burial grounds. Nothing. It makes the most sense. I had strange things happen at my old house and at the dorm I stayed it this past school year.

So, now I toss the ball to you. Do you think I'm crazy? Do you have an alternate explanation for the things that have happened to me? Do you have a story to tell? If you do, please tell.

Until tomorrow droogies, beware the witching hour.

Monday, May 30, 2011

I Have Yet To Have It

No video or song today.

Why?

Because a little show by the name of Freddy's Nightmares still isn't on Region 1 DVD.

...

Okay, I lied, here's a video.


Yes, it's from the 80's. Yes, it has it's lame moments. Yes, it's kinda cheesy.

But it's Freddy fucking Krueger. I love Freddy Krueger. Robert Englund is adorable.

Petition is here. I hope you sign it, because I am sad I don't have this on DVD. I don't like scouring the internet looking for full episodes. I don't like waiting for it to come on TV. I will fucking pay for this shit.

On a semi side note, have I told you how much the song "A New Game" by Mudvayne reminds me of Freddy?


Yes? Oh. Well. Moving on.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wishing He Was Here

Today is the birthday of an actor who I hold dear to my heart, Vincent Price.




One of a kind, and one of my favorites. He would be 100 years old today.

So sad they can't last forever...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Should Have Known There Was More To It

Everyone has seen Inception, right? Of course you have. Where have you been?

Anyway, I was having a discussion with a few people yesterday, and they pointed out something very interesting about the movie, and which apparently other people have noticed too.


Your mind... has been blown.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Something Else Caught My Attention

So I didn't post Monday.

It wasn't until I was in the middle of watching my Mavricks win in overtime (which was fucking amazing) that I though, "Oh, shit."

Oh well.

The song of the day is...

"I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)" by Marilyn Manson


No, this song isn't really about drugs. In short, very short, I find it to be more about how society uses other things (as seen here, television and the media) as a drug to dull their minds and "numb" the "pain". This song may be even more prevalent today than it was then.

Which was about twelve years ago.

Times have changed. Some for the worse.

Friday, May 20, 2011

That Pretty Much Sums It Up

While rummaging around some of the blogs I follow (and half watching the Mavericks play), I found this video of this guy playing "10 Genres of Metal in 3 Minutes."


Pretty accurate, I must say, and after watching his other videos on his channel, I willing to say he's pretty goddamn good.

Plus, he likes Pantera.

Go check him out.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It Seems I've Been A Little Preoccupied...

So, while I should have been watching the music news instead of my favorite, favorite German basketball player acting the beast that he is on the court, two releases slipped by me. Both from the Black Dahlia Murder.

Yep, they're coming out with a new album this year, Ritual, and have already released two singles from it. TWO.

First, "Moonlight Equilibrium"



Second, "Conspiring with the Damned"



Sounds like Black Dahlia to me. I now have June 21 marked down on my calendar.

Damn you, Dirk Nowitzki and your awesome Germanness. I love Black Dahlia and I missed their releases for you. You better be happy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Too Many Songs I Don't Know That I Have


Day Ten: Draw a picture in Paint of your feelings when you listen to the 20th song listed in your iTunes.

"The Air Near My Fingers" by The White Stripes

This is me driving to the song, because that's how it makes me feel.

Paint is awesome. I am such an artist.

The White Stripes - The Air Near My Fingers .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

And so ends the Ten Days of iTunes. A new challenge comes next month!

Or whenever I run out of things to blog about.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kind of Obvious, I Would Think

Day Nine: What is your interpretation of the last song you added to your iTunes?

"Rise Lazarus Rise" by Rufus Rex


Um, I find it as an interesting version of bringing the dead back to life, starting with this fellow Lazarus....

"38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39 “Take away the stone,” he said.

“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” (John 11:38-44, New International Version)"

Not to mention that this song was released around Easter.

Woo! Dripping with religion!

JUST SAYIN'.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh, So Tired

Sorry I haven't posted lately. I've been busy with a move and, at the moment, my head it pounding like a bad hangover.

Day Eight: Put your iTunes on shuffle. Find a YouTube video of someone covering the first song to play.

"Enemy" by Drowning Pool

Thursday, May 12, 2011

We Find That Hard To Believe

Day Seven: Handwrite the first verse to the fifth played song on your iTunes.


"Long Road Out of Hell" by Marilyn Manson.

MARILYN MANSON - Long Hard Road Out Of Hell .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Now This, I Wasn't Expecting

Day Six: Which artist has the most songs on your iTunes?

Dope, with 74 songs. (I have all of their albums.)




Not my favorite, but still pretty awesome. And a vocalist in my gallery of "Yes, I Know I Have an Odd Taste in Men."


Erm, carry on.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Um, Yeah...

Day Five: What artist would people be surprised to see in your iTunes?

Lady Gaga.

Yeah....

My cred just went down 500 points.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Brand New Scar

Day Four: A song from your iTunes that describes you.

"Feel Like I Do" by Drowning Pool


One of the many...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Now Wreathed in Crimson

Day Three: What is the top played song in your iTunes?

"Those Once Loyal" by Bolt Thrower


Fuck. Yes.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

That's Interesting

Day Two: Put your iTunes on shuffle. Make a sentence out of the first three songs.

"Pieces of You make a Small Silhouette to Erase the Doubt."

"Pieces of You" by Murderdolls



"Small Silhouette" by Mudvayne

Personally, my favorite song by Mudvayne, and it's not even on any of their studio albums. It's from the Masters of Horror soundtrack. Creepy shit.



"Erase the Doubt" by Mushroomhead

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

About That Time Again

I decided it's about time for another challenge. This time, it's only ten days long. I call it, "Ten Days of iTunes."

Day One: The chorus to the song you're currently listening to.

"This dark fever is unstoppable / This burning chill is unstoppable / This blackest wish has taken hold / I'm sorry it cannot be controlled."

"I Have a Need" by Black Light Burns



Much, MUCH better than Limp Biskit, I must say.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just to Feel Your Heart Beat

This week's song:

"Feed The Machine" by RED


This has been stuck in my head for the past three days.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bit of A History Lesson

One hundred sixty years ago, 1851, the first World's Fair took place in London's Hyde Park. Forty-two years later, one man would use the Great Exhibition as a cover up for one of the most infamous, yet little known crimes of all time.

Meet H. H. Holmes, America's first (second? - google servant girl annihilator) serial killer. More prolific than Jack the Ripper, and just as brutal.


Except for the fact that he got caught. Yeah, don't do that.