Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tis the season...

Halloween is here! I am also here...and there...and everywhere! "Here" means I have original art hanging in the "Of Switzerland County" gallery in Vevay IN now through November. They also carry a selection of my Matted & Splatted prints. The gallery will be hosting a reception at which we will be present on Nov. 3rd. If you've never been to Vevay you really must do so. We spent a few hours there after hanging the art and I think it has become my favorite little town.

"There" means Seattle WA. I'll be a guest at ZomBcon this weekend. Guests include Chuck Palahniuk, Max Brooks, Malcolm McDowell, Jeffrey Reddick, Ben Templesmith, George Romero and Bruce Campbell among a slew of others! 

"Everywhere" means National Geographic's The Truth Behind Zombies Saturday at 10pm. The producers asked for some of my art to be used in the program so they may have used all, some or none of my stuff. It will be like playing Where's Waldo...only with zombies!

Vevay, IN

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween music...week 4

Last week! Halloween is almost upon us. For the final installment I thought I would showcase some bands that I have some connection which whether they are friends or clients or what ever.

Goblin Queen Impaler
Listened to these guys back in the day and recently had the honor of having them as booth neighbors at a local show. I believe their music is better than ever.

Soul Seller First Jason
Ari Lehman is pretty awesome. High energy on and off stage. We do several shows a year with him and he never fails to entertain. He is also working on Abyss Walker inspired music so keep your eyes peeled for that! for more info.

Sick Things Alice Cooper
I did t-shirt designs for both the US and UK chapters of Alice's unofficial fan clubs, both called Sickthings.

What's the Count Jack? Eerie Von
Chatted with Eerie online numerous occasions and just waiting for the opportunity to meet him in person. The guy is also a great artist. Stop by to see for yourself.

Changed Switchblade Syndicate
Some great friends of ours. I did the cover art for their debut CD. I only wish there was a better quality video of them but stop by for samples of their music.

Devilution The Reanimated
I've met some of these cats a few times. Check the out if you get the opportunity.

Sex Drugs & Formaldehyde Pagan Holiday 1313
Lastly but definitely not leastly, great band who musically is equal parts 80s metal, punk and Italian horror! And any band with a song called Dead White & Blue is pretty fuckin' cool in my book!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween music...week 3

Undertaker Batlord

Creature with the Atom Brain Roky Erickson

Entrance of the Devil Zior

Munster's Theme Surfin' Lungs

Black Ju Ju Lydia Lunch

Hot Rod to Hell Elvis Hitler

I Believe in Halloween The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day trip!!

On Saturday we'll be heading out to Vevay IN to set up for a gallery showing. I'm gonna be the featured artist in the "Of Switzerland County" Stores for November...and the showing just happens to overlap with Halloween! How's that for coincidence! I'll have a ton of original art on display as well as Matted & Splattedprints available for purchase. You can go here for more info! Unfortunately we won't be there for the opening this time but we will be making plans for a show there in 2011! The reason we can't make the opening is because we'll be knockin' 'em undead at...

You know. The con out in Seattle that is featuring Chuck Palahniuk, Max Brooks, Malcolm McDowell, Jeffrey Reddick, Ben Templesmith and a couple up and comers named George Romero and Bruce Campbell! 

I'll have more to say about that later but until then I will leave you with this:

...and this: Some of my art should be featured in a National Geographic documentary called The Truth Behind Zombies. It's scheduled to air Oct. 30th at 10 pm est. They asked for a bunch of images but I don't know what made the cut so it will be a surprise for all of us I guess!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween music...week 2

Short 'n sweet.

Bloody Hammer Roky Erickson

Little Demon Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Riboflavin 45 Grave

This House is Haunted Alice Cooper

Nightmare/Dreamtime Motorhead

Bad Moon Rising 16 Horsepower

Teenage Werewolf The Cramps

Friday, October 08, 2010

Halloween music...week 1

Here some songs for Halloween or Amateur Night as I like to call it! Making a Halloween playlist can be pretty easy. Misfits, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper etc. But I'm not gonna take the safe 'n easy route. I'm gonna turn lay some shit on you that will either leave you wanting more more or turnin' yer Fruit o' the looms into a fudge factory! Muahahahaha!

Jack the Ripper Screamin' Lord Sutch
I've never heard Alice Cooper refer to this underrated performer as an influence but the seeds are here...especially for the mid-70s Alice

Night of the Vampire Entombed
Great cover of a Roky Erickson classic

I Walked With A Zombie Roky Erickson
If you ain't familiar with Roky's work please check him out...because he's just passin' through our reality...

Murderdolls She was a Teenage Zombie
B horror movies, eyeliner, perfect mixture of punk and 80s metal & they like to say fuck...Perfect!

Bela Lugosi's Dead Bauhaus
The perfect goth band

Monster's Holiday Buck Owens
One of the first records I ever owned.

Nosferatu Blue Oyster Cult
Tryin' to decide which BOC song to add is a bitch!

Next week I'll have seven more!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Please don't touch

Song evolution installment! The classic Please Don't Touch originally recorded in 1959. Never heard it you say? You were missin' out but I have remedied that. You're welcome.

Versions to check out: Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Girlhead, The Downing Street Years & Hastyfishbone

Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

Girlhead (Motorhead & Girlschool)

Stray Cats



Kidd Kane & the Pirates

The Downing Street Years

Tom White & His Friends

The Meteors

Las Furias

Rachel Stamp

The Housewreckers


Friday, October 01, 2010

Darkwoods Con 1.5

Darkwoods Con 1.5
Lebanon KY
This friggin' weekend!

Survivor's Rupert, The Honky Tonk Man, Tiffany Shepis, Daniel Emery Taylor, Sam Flegal, World of Strange, Ari Lehman, Al Snow and on and on and on!

This is gonna be one helluva weekend!