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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I don't hear any slobbering.


So...last private party at The Castle for a while, as WFMU gears up for Crunch Time: our stealthy, low-impact, October stopgap fundraiser. Fun times last night, more fun to come.

I learned a few things this week; a) you can buy ridiculously inexpensive desktop-printer ink off-brand that works FINE; b) living in the moment as often as possible will always serve you best; and c) Netflix's contractual situations don't care if you want to spend October watching great movies, great SCARY movies, etc.—Oct. 1, what a day to remove The Exorcist, Invisible Invaders, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Blue Velvet, Bloody Sunday, Yesterday Today and Tomorrow, Going Places, Justine, Nightmares Come At Night, and Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (see above) from their streaming universe. Ah, first-world problems!

Had my usual blast last night, starting off with "Stolen Police Car" by King Tears Bat Trip, sounding like Albert Ayler backed by Boredoms 77, and receiving much approval on our playlist. What followed was a flood of black-ish metal, including the newest (and apparently final) tape from Canada's Putamen Insula, a band I've followed with great interest (featuring members of Oppression and Verglas); wild punk-black from Brasil's Velho; a great, split-single A side from Ancestors Blood on Tour de Garde; also on T-d-G, one whole tape side of creepy, funereal ambience from Old Tower; a classic speed track from Germany's Running Wild (have been playing their first album, a 2015 WFMU Record Fair acquisition, to DEATH at home); and yet another track from Bloodfucking Freaks by Throaat—our special, live guests on next week's program! [Facebook event announcement]

Our final hour was an electronic festi, with tracks from Slenderman, Alexandra Atnif (crunchy, beat-based, home-cassette goodness!), Long Distance Poison's new LP (not to boast AT ALL, but I wrote the liner notes, and WFMU's own Michele Colomer did the design and layout), Golden Retriever, et al.

Click on officer pigtails above, to reach the archive and playlist for last night's horrorcast™, and please join us @ WFMU & My Castle of Quiet next month for live music, Singles Going Steady week, and more. Info tc.

I must dash, and rewatch Curtis Harrington's Night Tide before it's too late.

6 comments:

  1. Oh no! The Exorcist is being taken of Netflix! Haha, I've seen that movie so many times I can't watch it anymore. Sad to see some of Jess Franco's films being taken off. Me personally I don't like Netflix. Amazon prime is where it's at for me. Lots of Jean Rollin films for free on Amazon prime and also; Rollin's "The Demoniacs" is listed on Amazon instant video but it's actually Jess Franco's L'eventreur de Norte-Dame (Exorcism) for FREE! One of my favorite Franco's up there with Diabolical Dr. Z and Sinner.

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    1. Netflix has also been slowly chipping away at Mario Bava's films.

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    2. I can really watch The Exorcist any time. Never feels worn to me.

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  2. I have a love/hate relationship with Netflix. I love the fact that they have some of my favorite movies/programs of my youth, but I hate that certain shows l like to watch and catch up on isn't put on Netflix. UGH.

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    1. It's all subject to backroom contractual agreements, engineered so that no one streaming service has everything. Such is Capitalism.

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