Monday, May 26, 2014

Music Monday - Horror

I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend for all who celebrated it, but... I have to scare ya now. So make sure you have your favorite blanket, stuffed toy, or loved one to help you get through the next few songs. You're gonna need 'em!

A little note about this first one:
The book this movie was based on was handed to me by one of my best friends, a sweet, young church-going girl who told me it was a good book. Now, I don't know if she was just trying to freak me out and wanted to get rid of the book herself or what, but I read maybe the first couple of pages and simply could not read any further. The book gave me a very bad feeling. I put it away and left it when I left home a couple of years later.  My father and I watched the movie and I will admit I had to keep the lights on when I went to bed for a long time after that.  I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. But I do know that I don't like the fact that they damaged Linda Blair's back when they were making the movie, despite her complaints the whole time. However, I do think Mike Oldfield is an amazing artist and I love this song, the whole album, really.

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells used as the theme to The Exorcist

The first time I saw Halloween I was over at my friend's house. Her boyfriend was there as well. We were all sitting on the couch watching. She was in the middle and her boyfriend and I flanked her. After a while I noticed that the space in which I was seated was becoming more and more narrow. In fact, it had gotten to the point that I was completely squished up against the arm of the couch. I suspected it was my friend and that she had gotten quite frightened and was simply hugging up against me in her fright. Imagine my surprise when she told her boyfriend to move over because they were obviously squishing me. I can't help but laugh about that to this day. I should have known better anyway, my friend is the kind of girl who giggles when she gets scared.

Michael Myers Halloween Theme (Dubstep)

This next one also makes me smile and giggle a little when I recall seeing it with friends, one of the same friends who squished his girlfriend and me against each other on the couch during our viewing of Halloween. That's because despite how scared I was it was a lot of fun watching him growing smaller and smaller and smaller in his theater chair with every new terror that entered the screen. However, that doesn't even compare with the fact that my own big man also grew smaller and smaller and smaller in his chair as he watched Aliens with the exact same reactions as my friend. Is it just me or are guys really cute when they're terrified? Okay, maybe not for real terrified, of course, but the movie going kind of terrified that makes even the biggest, strongest guys try to completely disappear in their seats.

Aliens Main Title Theme

What made the next movie such a memorable experience for me -- besides the creepy scare factor of it -- was the audience that I first saw it with. There were people who were literally jumping up out of their chairs and screaming with fright. It was one of the most enjoyable horror movie experiences of my life.

A Nightmare On Elm Street Theme

The next one is because I love clowns so very much. No, not really -- only the ones with the big, fuzzy, red buttons.

It Theme

This one's just because I think this is one of the most well written and portrayed series on television.

The Walking Dead - Bear McCreary - Main Title Theme - UNKLE Remix

And a surprise!

Well, I wouldn't want you to have too scary of an evening... Or would I? Mwah ha ha ha ha!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Barkticles - Be Good to Bees!

Hi! Sweetlips K. Beagle here again with something that I think most everyone, even cats, can get on board with -- helping bees!

As many of you already know, bees are finding it more and more difficult to survive in our harsh chemical laden world. Pesticides, herbicides, and many other factors are causing harm to the environment. Bees, like the sensitive canaries used to detect harmful gases in mines, are showing the effects of our reliance on mass produced chemical additives and treatments used on our home lawns and gardens, golf courses, and businesses.

Is the competition to have the greenest, most bug free lawn on the block really worth losing something as precious as our bees and other helpful insects? Where would we be without bees? Bees provide both food and medicine. They pollinate crops and help to keep our world a beautiful and healthy place to live. The least we can do is help them to thrive once again.

Just click the link below and it will take you to a site where you can help our friends the bees, and it's free!

So barks I, pawed --

Monday, May 19, 2014

Music Monday - Thrillers

Thrilling thriller music here to thrill ya!

Chinatown - Jerry Goldsmith

Chase At Sea - Harry Gregson-Williams (feat. Hans Zimmer & Nick Glennie-Smith)

Sumiko's Death - Klaus Bedelt

The Break-In - Howard Shore

The Dark Side of Time - Eric Serra

Inquietudes - Alexandre Desplat

Jade (Main Title Theme) - James Horner

And a surprise!

You know I had to go there.

Have a thrilling night.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Music Monday - Comedy

 Ha ha!

I Lost On Jeopardy - Weird Al Yankovic

You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd - Muppets Version

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Allan Sherman

The Streak - Ray Stevens

The Dog Song - Dan Hamann

Fast Food Folk Song - Rhett & Link

Have a meditative evening, or at least have some laughs!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Music Monday - Drama!

Tonight's music selection has a dramatic flare.

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

Ohio - Neil Young

Killing In the Name - Rage Against the Machine

Sunset - Uriah Heap

The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap

Fighting For Strangers - Steeleye Span

Breath - Breaking Benjamin

In the End - Linkin Park

Steppin In A Zone - The Moody Blues

Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Ava Adore - Smashing Pumpkins

Helena - My Chemical Romance

My Beautiful Friend - The Charlatans

Shatter Me - Lindsey Stirling

Have a meditative evening.