Halloween: 5 to watch on Netflix

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I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely knackered! I took the ‘Happy Halloween’ stickers off the window early so that Him Indoors could get a bit of peace from the steady stream of trick-or-treaters (cute little moppets in creepy costumes – just the way it should be). It’s cold and my eyes sting where I can hardly keep them open. He’s asleep already, so I’m going to curl up in bed with my mobile phone and make good use of the Netflix app. So …what to watch?

1. Resident Evil

A surprisingly enjoyable piece of zombie fluff that works both as trashy horror and video game celebration. But then you know this, since they’ve made six RE films and statistically you’ve already seen at least one of them. Zombie-kills aside, this is chiefly fun to spot the rising cast before they were really famous.

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It was a dark and stormy night! Scary movies and freak weather

Frankenstein poster 1931

Now that at least everyone I know seems to have checked in safe and well, I wasn’t sure whether to do a Halloween post or a post-Frankenstorm gratitude post, so I figured I’d combine the two. Here’s a handful of fun movies that were set when the weather was less than balmy.  Continue reading

#musicmonday : House of Love – Shine On

This song has been going around in my head ever since I saw that Creation documentary and the fascinating interview with Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers. Chadwick was, by all accounts, extremely ambitious, while Bickers was drifting around in a volatile drug-fuelled manic depressive haze.

Shine On was initially released on Creation in 1987, followed by a tour with Felt and Zodiac Mindwarp. Their subsequent single, Real Animal, passed virtually unnoticed, but did lead to another tour (with Mighty Lemon Drops) and further single, the better-received Christine, which marked the departure of Andrea Heukamp. Continue reading

Design The Worst Band Shirt Ever – The 31 Finalists

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And we’re back. Well, sort of. Still have a ton of software to install and things to update and whatnot. It’s my birthday today, so my grand plan is to kick back with a glass of wine and watch The Vampire Diaries (OMG! Elena!). Meanwhile, because I care (see my care face!), I’ll leave you with this funny post from Low Times listing some of the more stupid ideas for band t-shirts.  Continue reading

Shock resignation stuns Planet

Issue 13 of Superman contains the startling resignation of ace reporter Clark Kent, who has worked for the paper for 72 years! The issue, which goes on sale Wednesday, also contains a “disturbing” text message involving Clark’s ex Lois Lane and her new boyfriend.

“I wasn’t going to test the waters. I was just going to do a cannonball in the Super-verse,” new Superman writer Scott Lobdell, who began his run last month with a special zero issue, told USA Today.

Read more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2012/10/22/clark-kent-superman-comic-book-series/1648921/

#musicmonday : Swans – Better Than You

Swans 2010 by Marcin Kutera

Computer’s still on the blink. Haven’t slept a wink after Princess Pickle was teething last night, and woke up about every hour, whimpering with pain, and wouldn’t settle until I held her hand until she drifted back to sleep. She refused her breakfast, and I tried to spoon it in anyway – big mistake – she vomited up one teaspoon of rice and several ounces of drool and phlegm. Oh, and my bus was diverted for roadworks, so I was late in at my first day back at work.

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