Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Special tracklist and Download!

Howdy Folks,

Boy what a night! 4 hours of horror movie madness! I'll keep this post brief and get straight to the track listing and download! This week I played music from the films:

Planet Terror - Graeme Revell & Carl Thiel - (2007)
Cemetery Man - Manuel De Sica - (1994)
Poltergeist - Jerry Goldsmith - (1982)
Phantasm - Fred Myrow & Malcom Seagrave - (1979)
Dracula - Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet - (1992)
Troll - Richard Band - (1986)
Puppet Master - Richard Band - (1986)
Army of Darkness - Joseph LoDuca - (1992)
Halloween - John Carpenter - (1978)
The BLOB - Micheal Hoenig - (1988)
Fearless Vampire Killers - Krzysztof Komeda - (1967)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht - Popol Vuh - (1979)
Flesh for Frankenstien - Claudio Gizzi - (1973)
Suspiria - Goblin - (1977)
Rosemary's Baby - Krzysztof Komeda - (1968)
The Fog - John Carpenter - (1980)
Planet of the Apes - Jerry Goldsmith - (1968)
The 'burbs - Jerry Goldsmith - (1989)
The Dunwich Horror - Les Baxter - (1970)
The Day of the Triffids - Ron Goodwin - (1962)
Creepshow - John Harrison - (1982)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch - John Carpenter - (1982)


Thanks so much to everyone that listened and those that called in, and thanks to you guys downloading it now and listening to it later! Your feedback is much appreciated! Feel free to leave comments here! I leave you with a photo of yours truly at a costume party this weekend. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I ain't 'fraid a no crows!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

(Insert Morse Code Noises Here)


We interrupt this blog to bring you a special news bulletin

Reports from Washington have warned us of an approaching radio program that could send our community into fits of fear induced insanity! Lock your doors! Hide your children! Wear some diapers! At its current speed, scientists predict it could be in your area on MONDAY OCTOBER 29th AT 6PM - 10PM! Research also supports that listening to the full 4 hours could melt your brain! BEWARE! It's coming, and cannot be stopped!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

October fun time!

Howdy Folks,

This weeks show was a lot of fun, I played music from the following:


The Omega Man - Ron Grainer - (1971)
Fright Night - Brad Fidel - (1985)
A Touch of Evil - Henry Mancini - (1958)
The Dead Zone - Michael Kamen - (1983)
House 2: The Second Story - Harry Manfredini - (1987)
The Howling - Pino Donaggio - (1981)
Ravenous - Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman - (1999)
Dellamorte Dellamore - Manuel Du Sica - (1994)


The last hour of the show was music from films that will be shown at a local horror film festival I'm helping put together. For those of you that aren't local then, sucks for you, cause it's going to be fun! It will be going on all this's the flyer.

In other news, there was a pretty interesting interview with Sam Raimi done by those crack journalists over at He touches on the state of Spider-man (but after that third one, who cares) as well as a Hobbit film and possible resurrection of the Evil Dead franchise. Evil Dead has been a long time coming for a sequel or something, and Raimi says "if I could get together with Bruce and Rob, and we could get a story together and the financing, a lot of things would have to come together, but it would be nice." Which sounds to me like he's blowing a giant steam cloud out his fanny. A lot of things have to come together? WHAT? Like picking up the phone and going "Hey Bruce, buddy, want to be super duper famous?" to which Sam would probably hear nothing on the phone but heavy breathing, some excited jitter noises, the sound of a lot of poop being ejected into a pair of jeans, and Bruce Campbell collapsing into a faint induced heap. I've read in other interviews that Campbell is completely ready to do it, but just knows that Sam is a busy guy anymore. Also, Sam went on to say "I think it would probably have to be made as a cheap, cheap picture," he said, rejecting the big-budget mindset. "That's the only way it could be true to what it really wants to be." so how much effort does that leave for "financing" Sam? You big blowhard.

On a more hilarious note, looking for that perfect Christmas gift for the office? Well, you're in luck! Orson Welles' Academy Award is going to be auctioned off in December by Sotheby's, who estimated that it will sell for around $800,000 to $1.2 million. (which I guess was calculated by a complex algorithm that measures pretension with the ratio of money to brain cells) Doesn't anyone know these things are worthless? They aren't even filled with chocolate either. That's probably why Welles lost it in the first place, and it didn't resurface again till 1994. (article) Better start saving now kiddos.


PS - David Lynch is kooky and makes me chuckle.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

They got WHO to do that?

Howdy Folks,

October is my favorite month! I can't wait for the 4th Annual Drive-in Speakerbox Halloween Spooktacular! Though, that's another post entirely. First, let's recap last night's show, I played music from:

Thief - Tangerine Dream - (1981)
Forbidden Zone - Danny Elfman - (1980)
Judge Dredd - Alan Sylvestri - (1995)
The Fox - Lalo Schifrin - (1967)
The Royal Tenenbaums - Mark Mothersbaugh - (2001)
The A-Team - Mike Poste & Pete Carpenter - (1983)
Killer Clowns From Outer Space - The Dickies - (1988)
True Grit - Elmer Bernstein - (1969)
The Third Man - Anton Karas - (1949)
Warning Sign - Craig Safan - (1985)


In other news, I think Hollywood has lost its mind completely. Reading my weekly film news, my jaw came unhinged more than an 8th grader in a girls locker room. Why? Firstly, because Ben Affleck's directorial debut "Gone Baby Gone" opens this week. I was really hoping that most of the film would stay on the cutting room floor. Seriously...who let him DIRECT a movie? He can barely be around a movie set without intense levels of suck being caught on camera. Remember Glory Daze? Armageddon? Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back? Daredevil? Gigli? GIGLI for pete's sake!?! Now we're letting him make movies? It's as if he's that really ugly relative you have that you don't want in any of your family photos so you make them stand behind the camera and take the photos. They just don't have it in their heart to kick him out of Hollywood completely.

I wonder if Affleck was somehow responsible for Chris Pine getting casted as the new Captain James Kirk in the new Star Trek (you guessed it) remake. What? You didn't hear? Take a deep breath. I'm not even a big Trek fan (Though I never missed an episode of Next Generation) but I can't believe that this kid is being cast for such a legendary role along side Eric Bana and Simon Pegg. Just our luck huh?

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Also, I was reading that Netflix is starting a new online movie show, to I guess "help" increase traffic on the web based rental company's web site. The funny part? It's hosted by Dana Carvey. Yep. Dana "please forget I was in The Master of Disguise" Carvey. He hasn't had an acting gig in 5 years. I almost want to sign up for Netflix so I can cancel my subscription.

Though, not all things are as bleak as I paint them. Even in this world of washouts, no talents, and remakes; sometimes you see an potential gem pop through, maybe not a diamond...but at least a turquoise. Such is the case with the new film "Sleuth" opening this Friday in limited release, which is a remake of the 1972 original of the same name. The good part? They both star Michael Caine, though in the remake he passes the role of Milo Tindle on to Jude Law. Let's hope this coming week has some better news for us, yeah?

It's no wonder this was his last acting gig.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Hate it? Don't Pay, just like Wesley Snipes!

Howdy Folks,

Another week down and another show for the masses! Plus tons of neato movie news! This week I played music from:

The Ninth Gate - Wojeciech Kilar - (1999)
28 Days Later - John Murphey & Brian Eno - (2002)
Paprika - Susumu Hirasawa (2006)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Michael Kamen - (1991)
Agatha - Johnny Mandel - (1979)
Twilight Zone: The Movie - Jerry Goldsmith - (1983)
The Hobbit - Maury Laws & Jules Bass - (1977)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - Shirley Walker - (1993)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Stu Phillips - (1979)

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In other news, Japan is awesome. Though we already knew that right? Awesome because of people like Takeshi Miike, whose new film "Sukiyaki Western: Django" is already causing a stir with the posters alone! Protesters were pissed due to a scene where a man was hung from a Tori (one of those sacred Shinto arches) so they had to change the promotional material, cause that scene was smack dab on the front! (click here for the article) (click here to check out the originals) Though, if the people don't like the movie then they shouldn't see it...or better yet, they shouldn't pay! In an article from a movie theater in Hiroshima is allowing customers to pay based on if they like a movie or not...given our current Hollywood state, I'd save so much money on movies!

Speaking of our current Hollywood state...You know what isn't awesome? Ben Stiller. His new movie "The Heartbreak Kid" isn't doing what was expected on its opening weekend, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. (Even though it made $14 million) You know what though? The Farrelly brothers can cry me a freaking river. It doesn't take a genius to know that this is just a recycled "There's Something About Mary (1998)", which is no surprise...if the US recycled half as much as Hollywood does, our sustainability would skyrocket. I bet you had no idea Hollywood is so green.

Though it's not all sad news over here in the states, the trailer to the new Futurama feature length DVD has been released and it's given me a full on robo chub. I'm almost glad the series got canned early on so I could have three feature length movies. Cause frankly Sci-fi is in need of help lately, and Matt Groening is just the man to do it. Check out the trailer below:

Also, Wesley Snipes is STILL in legal battles over his tax evasion antics ($12 Million antics that is)from 1996-97. I guess he forgot that New Jack City was only a movie. According to Chicago's Metromix Snipes' lawyers asked for "more time to prepare" and then the judge was like "Naw son." Looks like you aren't karate kickin' out of this one, Snipes.

A dress and a nice rack don't always pay the bills.

Before I forget, these guys make me embarrassed to be a Star Wars fan. Embarrassed, but also envious.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Feeding the Hype Machine

Howdy folks!

This weeks program was a doosey! Though, when is it not? I played music from the following films:

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Bram Stokers Dracula (1992) - Phillip Glass & Kronos Quartet
Paprika (2006) - Hirosawa Susumu
Videodrome (1983) - Howard Shore
Top Gun (1986) - Harold Faltermeyer
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - Ennio Morricone
Lord of the Rings (1978) - Leonard Rosenman
Big (1988) - Howard Shore
Risky Business (1983) - Tangerine Dream
Drowning by Numbers (1988) - Michael Nyman
The Karate Kid (1984) - Bill Conti
Amacord (1974) - Nina Rota
The Wiz (1978) - Charlie Smalls

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In other news, the 45th New York Film Festival just passed and apparently Wes Anderson is once again fooling everyone into believing that he's a phenomenal director. They screened the premiere of The Darjeeling Limited (which stars none other than Anderson's cronies Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman, as if that's a real surprise); also if you missed the other Anderson stroke fest (literally), the internet has been stirring with praise over his recent short film Hotel Chevalier (view whole film) or (view what you'd just fast forward to anyway). Don't be fooled by his artsy pans, his interesting tracking shots and his stale signature use of hipster approved music...what everyone is really happy with is seeing Natalie Portman's keister.

Anderson aside, there's another high clout director that's got everyone's cine-panties in a bind and that's Francis Ford Coppola. He'll be showing his first film in a decade, Youth Without Youth, over at the Rome Film Festival next month. Hopefully he'll dazzle us as he did with Jack (1996) and Captain EO (1986).

Oh, and before I forget... I ♥ Jackie Chan.

When Disney was rad.