It’s spooky time!!!!

I was just idly scanning this week’s GU film blog and in honour of Halloween, there’s an amusing thread on the scariest film of all time. Not surprisingly Uncle Jack got the most votes, but I was reminded of a TV series which terrified me as a child. If any of you were born in the late sixties, then you might just empathise with my involuntary shiver if I utter the four fatal words: Quiet. As. A. Nun…..
AAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!!
It was a cheesy seventies series called Armchair Thriller and was made in the same mould as Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected. But there was something about that blank, black face that was (and actually still is) the stuff of nightmares. Did this freak any of you good people out too?

And the question to go: It’s Halloween. Share your childhood TV and film terrors with us. What sent you skittering behind the sofa in fear and trembling? Happy Halloween my friends. Here’s enough fodder fpr a sleepless night here.

Oh and…..
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

(cackle)

Lunacy

This was in dropbox, and I accidentally copied it here…it’s a story about Billie Holiday. Who put it in the box?
Billie Holiday – I Wished on the Moon

THis is Billie Holiday singing I Wished on the Moon…
I Wished on the Moon
BH – What a Little Moonlight Can Do
Ella Fitzgerald – It’s Only a Paper Moon
John Prine – CLocks and Spoons
Tom Waits – Drunk on the Moon
TW – Nighthawk Postcards From Easy Street.
Carter Family – Meet Me By The Moonlight Alone
Carter Family – No More the Moon Shines On Lorena
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Underwater You and Me
Manu Chao – Luna y Sol
Manu Chao – Dia Luna Dia Pena
B&S – Waiting for the Moon to Rise
Radiohead – Sail to the Moon (Brush the Cobwebs off the Sky)
Talking Heads – Moon Rocks
Black Star – Astronomy
Black Star – Respiration
Mos Def – Sun Moon Stars
Busdriver – Unemployed Black Astronaut
Busta Rhymes – Shoot for the Moon

"Le voyage dans la lune" – George Méliès

According to Wikepedia;

Georges Méliès (December 8, 1861 – January 21, 1938), full name Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, was a French film maker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest cinema. He was very innovative in the use of special effects. He accidentally discovered the stop trick, or substitution, in 1896, and was one of the first film makers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour in his films. Because of his ability to seemingly manipulate and transform reality with the cinematography, Méliès is sometimes referred to as the “Cinemagician.”

The narration is by his niece, Madeleine Malthête-Méliès. It’s a wonderful little film, with what must have been state-of-the-art special effects in 1902.

Au Clair de La Lune…



There’s a French nursery rhyme called Au Clair de La Lune, but I can’t remember the second line, it’s right there on the tip of my tongue, anybody know it?

I realise there are a lot of songs here, feel free to use the ▶▏ button.

There’s A Moon Out Tonight – The Capris
The Killing Moon (Up All Night Mix) – Echo & The Bunnymen
Trip II The Moon (Kaleidoscopiklimax) – Acen

a soul cake, a soul cake…

Must have had the solos creep in ‘cos the first three wig out a bit… MGMT, stellastarr* and Yo La Tengo:
Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
Moongirl
Moonrock Mambo

a remix of fiest, Gift of Gab then Adem teaches me a word that I never knew:
My Moon, My Man (Arabesque remix)
Moonshine
You And Moon
Luna for my Double whammy:
Moon Palace

the other 30 tracks that I really rate have to be kept for other themes!!

(I tried to guess other peoples tracks and take in the early lists from ‘spill.. but I can’t get into RR at all.. so sorry if they are your shouts – doing the picture my computer was screaming – ‘NO VIRTUAL MEMORY’ @ me)