October 31, 2009
What I'm listening to today while I work and get ready to go to a Halloween party:
"Every Day is Halloween" by Ministry. Believe it or not there are some 20 year olds in my house today who had never heard this song. They're rockin' out now, loving it.
Now I'll creep them out with the Halloween movie theme which they associate with a lot scarier movie than it is in reality.
Korn: Kidnap the Santa Claus - From the "Nightmare Revisited" album.
Haha, someone made a video for Rammstein's "Engel" using imagery from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Can't go through Halloween without listening to Dead Man's Party. Here's Boingo playing live at the Ritz in 1985. I'm checking out this video in particular, rather than their normal cool stop-motion animated video because Danny Elfman is such an amazing performer. His facial expressions are so interesting to watch.
Not sure how I got started on the tradition of listening to The Cure's "A Forest" every Halloween, but now it's not Halloween officially until I enjoy listening to this song..
NiN covered "Dead Souls" by Joy Division for the Crow soundtrack.
Not a Halloween song, but one of my all time favorite goth songs ever, Attrition's "A Girl Called Harmony." Beautiful!
This is not at all Halloween related, but I get a kick of watching this incredibly geeky girl uh.. handsynching? to Basshunter, while wearing spoonfingers. I had a momentary Edward Scissorhands flashback during this.
October 12, 2009
Redecorating Middle-Earth in Early Lovecraft is a really interesting blog by an author and editor. They're a geek with cool interests. I thought you'd like to read a bit here, where it's "Always Halloween and never Thanksgiving."
Clothes that Kill has an awesome sense of humor. Just check out the annotation for their "Sookeh" True Blood-themed T-shirt: "Sometimes, when you have a heavy accent and you're very excited, you may not be able to clearly pronounce the name of your loved ones. This can be terribly frustrating. Printed on 100% cotton 6.1oz t-shirt." Haha, Bill's pronunciation of Sookie's name has been driving me crazy. Glad I'm not the only one who noticed! Check out "Dead Bat Designs" while you're here.
Twilight Beauty is a showcase and shop for the Twilight licensed beauty products being hawked ferociously right now.
This is a bit off-topic, but I wanted to show you the beautiful packaging on these Norman Love Confections "Black" Chocolates. I love the purple, teal and red colors the chocolates are dipped in. If any of my RL friends are reading this post, hint, hint, my birthday is April 2! cough, wink, etc!
Follow the White Rabbit! is a blog by a woman who creates plush and vinyl toys. Most of it is adorably cutesey, not dark, but if you are interested in customs and urban vinyl toys at all, you might like checking this out real quick.
Check out these striped floor lamps. They're a bit modern, a bit 1950s, and what the heck, I just love stripes so much!
Here's an interesting article called "Baby Bats to Eldergoths: A Guide to 21st Century Goth Culture." It's a simple overview to various goth subgroups, including Tradgoths, Romantigoths, death rockers, cybergoths, rivetheads, perky goths, Corpgoths, J Goths, and more. The pictures are fun to look through!
You might enjoy checking out A Short Love Story in Stop Motion, on Vimeo. It's by Carlos Lascano.
Zombie Shooters offers 24 quick, fun little Flash games you can play online right away.
Fonts and Graphics:
Skeleton Logo Generator Tool uses a skeleton font to make a graphic using the word you choose.
Books and Literature:
Southern Vampires is a fan site for the Sookie Stackhouse vampire books.
Speaking of which, All Things Sookie is a simple fan site with a "Sookie-pedia."
Haunted Houses 2009:
Scare for a Cure is a haunted house in Austin, Texas that's donating proceeds to cancer charities.