Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone. I hope you all have a wonderful night of scares.



I will miss tonight's radio program of scary classical music I wrote about a few days ago. However, here is the link for the stream so you can listen. In fact, if anybody has the capability to record the stream to an audio file they could send me after it's over, I would be extremely greatful ;)

Stream link: http://www.abacast.com/media/pls/wdpr/wdpr-live-96.pls

Show starts at 6p.m. eastern and lasts until 8.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beggars' Night

A good tune to play for the yard haunt, or just have playing in your house really loudly all night long.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Here And Gone

This year the month of October flew by for me. With school and other activities/obligations I have had zero time to enjoy the season. I've tried, though, and that's good enough because there's always next year. Here's a couple wallpapers to make up for the missing posts this month.




Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Something Special

I am a fan of classical music. I can't hear a piece and tell you the composer and the symphony number, but I enjoy listening to it on occasion (especially to relax). Well, a pleasant surprise was bestowed upon me this afternoon while I was listening to the local classical radio station:

"This Halloween night, tune in to 88.1 for 2 hours of the scariest classical music we can find."

I was immediately filled with energy and happiness. That's all it takes. Small things like that. they let me know that Halloween is still important and present in a lot of people's lives and not just the hardcore fans. I love Halloween programming of any type. Anything that Halloween takes over, I'm a fan of.

I will post a link to stream the broadcast if anyone is interested. I can't wait to hear the chilling sounds on Halloween night.

The coolest part about it all? It's intended for the Trick-or-Treaters. They have set the time for 6-8pm in order to let people play it while the kids are out collecting candy. This station actually cares and gets creative. Granted, ToT in my town is on the Saturday before Halloween (as it should be everywhere) but I know other towns hold their ToT night on Halloween night.

I just had to post about this. It made me so happy to hear a local radio station doing something FOR US on Halloween. Very cool of them. I just wish it was longer than 2 hours.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chilling Mysteries

Growing up I thought the show Unsolved Mysteries was awesome. Every now and then there would be a feature on a ghost or ufo and that would highlight my day as a kid. However, I could never bear to watch the show in the dark and alone for one reason. No, not the content of the show. The music. When Robert Stack came on it sent chills down my spine. His voice and his eyes creeped me out. Then, add the theme song to the background and I was simply terrified. This music, to this day, still creeps me out and I think it's an awesome song for the season.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Merry Chri..... Wait....

This makes me sick to my stomach. This screen shot was taken yesterday.


I have checked their site (along with all the other shopping sites) just to see if they have done up a special Halloween site design/logo/theme/etc. I am a fan of the logo change and mini-sites that websites and companies do up each year and scour the web in hopes of finding some cool ones. Well, QVC failed to deliver all of September and had me thinking they'd wait to post it October 1st. Obviously October 1st came and went and nothing showed up.

I check back, just for fun, yesterday and there it is. The giant letters, in red, spelling JOY. Underneath, Christmas. Christmas trees, two of them, right on the front page. It's mid-October. 

Depressing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

All Eyes On You

I am fascinated with bust carvings and admire their beauty, but they also creep me out a little. One of my fears is being in a dim-lit room, by myself, that is filled with ancient bust sculptures lining the walls.




Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rainy Night

This is a video of the jazz band Medeski, Martin & Wood. One of my favorite bands. The only reason I feel it necessary to post this is because the song is very autumn-friendly, in my mind. Has a nice, laid back atmosphere like a cool, breezy night in October.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Let Them Fear

I always get a little spooked by these types of statues/sculptures. I can't explain it. The faces don't really scare me, it's something else that I don't even know myself.

Scary God, Kunming, China
This travel blog photo's source is TravelPod page: Kunming - Konrad's Pics

Scary God II, Kunming, China
This travel blog photo's source is TravelPod page: Kunming - Konrad's Pics

Scary God III, Kunming, China
This travel blog photo's source is TravelPod page: Kunming - Konrad's Pics

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friendly Reminder

The Walking Dead, season 2, will be on tomorrow night at 9 pm eastern. Set the DVR, get the popcorn ready... do whatever it is you have to do to make sure you see this season. I've heard that the presence of our undead friends will be much heavier in this season.


Personally, I'm extremely happy that the season is starting mid-October rather than Halloween night like it did last year. Gives us much more time to enjoy the series and remain in the Halloween mood instead of waiting for Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Spooks

Friday the 14th. Almost. The next one in October will be 2017. On a fun note, my birthday falls on a Friday the 13th next year. Fun fact: I was born on a Friday the 13th. I guess I was destined for Halloween fandom.



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bummer

I just doesn't feel like October to me. I guess classes/exams taking a lot of my time up and the stress of switching vehicles and a nagging injury which is preventing me from doing the things I love has made the beginning of October a bummer for me. Not to mention it's almost like Halloween is dead (in a bad way) around my town. I'm sure it's just the downer mood I've been in and being unable to relax and enjoy the weather/festive feelings. Well, this wallpaper kind of cheers me up and brings me back... a little. Click to view full size.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hysteria In Salem

Here is an old, yet cool, interactive website put up by National Geographic depicting you, the visitor, as being in Salem during the witch hunt/trials. As a builder of websites I really appreciate the work and effort they put into this site. Remember, this site was put together quite some time ago and the level of creativity put into it for a website of that time is really cool.


Click the image to view the site.

Monday, October 10, 2011

iPhone Creeps

For all you iPhone users out there. Here are some cool wallpapers recently drawn up by squidfingers.



Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Undead Are Among Us

Click to view the full size wallpaper.


Friday, October 7, 2011

The Raven Official Trailer

Excited for this one.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Jingle

Here's a Halloween promo jingle for a radio station or tv channel. I pulled it from Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Halloween special. If only these types of promos were played on today's tv and radio.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Silhouettes

Click to view the full size wallpaper.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's A Crawler

Here's a clever decoration tool that may go unnoticed, but people who do notice it will likely love it. Crushed zombie doorstop.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Braaiiinnss...er...Cooookkkiiess

Check this cookie jar out. It'd be perfect for a Halloween house decoration. However, I think it'd serve it's purpose best outside on the porch holding candy for the ToTers to pull their treats from. Of course, you'd have to be vigilant for any jerks who want to ruin the night by smashing things.


Click here to purchase.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Windy Night

An awesome wallpaper to add to the collection. Click to view the full size.


A lot more where that came from will be posted soon.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pure Poetry

Let's kick off October the right way with a great tune to have playing in the background of your party, prop building, yard set up, blog writing, etc.

Here's The Poets with "Dead." One of my absolute favorites.


Happy October 1st

A lot to go over here so let's just get down to it:

1. Planned on waiting a little while before redesigning the site again but I couldn't help it. Obviously, the site now has a new look. Simple layout, slightly vintage look and very Halloween-like. It's good to have the familiar black and orange back on the site.

2. NecroTV is now ready with 4 different shows. Use the link at the top of the site to visit the page and select which show you'd like to watch. I'll be changing them fairly regularly so be sure to watch them while you have the chance.

3. What was the third thing........


......Oh yeah! HAPPY OCTOBER! It's here and I feel like the site is kicking it off in a good way. New look, new features, etc. I hope this month is frightfully fantastic for you all and be sure to check back for a lot of updates throughout October.