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Archive for May 16th, 2008

The Cyclops, the Martian, and the Monsters

Posted by shanoah on May 16, 2008

All right, intermissions over. In fact, it looks like your post arrived right about the time the intermission did. Oh well…

Since you’re posting about Martians, Sean, I thought this would be an appropriate time to post a few Dr. Demento tunes. Plus one by They Might Be Giants, of course, but who’s counting?

Cyclops Rock – They Might Be Giants

This is a classic They Might Be Giants song in that the lyrics stick in your head, and while you know what they are staying, they are still utterly incomprehensible and fascinating.

Martian Boogie – Brownville Station

This is the song that started me on this post. A classic story of going out to eat one day and running into a Martian. Entertaining song, if nothing else.

The Monster Mash – Bobby (Boris) Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers

And, of course, back to the classics. Everyone knows the Monster mash; in fact, the Misfits did a cover. What I’m playing here is the original, though, whith a montage of horror movie clips going by as it plays. It cuts off something like 5 seconds too soon, but the syncing of the horror clips was so good that I didn’t really care that much…


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A brief intermission

Posted by shanoah on May 16, 2008

We, the management, apologize for the lack of posts. Let us assure you that this situation will be rectified soon. In the meantime, a brief intermission.

Chiyo-chans cooking song – Azumanga Daioh

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Fruity Oaty Bars – (from Serenity)

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5-16-08 I Turned into a Martian

Posted by Sean on May 16, 2008

My brother was the Misfits (MySpace here) fan of the family, in the sense that he actually listened to them. There was a time when the boys from Lodi were too scary for me. But I’ve let a few miles roll under me, been beat up by life a few times, and now I gotta say… I like them.

I Turned into a Martian,  off 1982’s Walk Among Us, got me thinking about them. I heard them yesterday on Diane’s Kamikaze Fun Machine, on (you guessed it) WFMU. Never has horrific bodily transmutation sounded so good.

Video courtesy of backporchvideos.

Ah, for the days when you could actually get away with wearing outfits like that…

And here, from benabus, we have actual documentary evidence (as opposed to that fake documentary evidence that they pawn off on you at the flea market) of a human being being turned into a martian! Or possibly Spiderman! It’s a bit hard to tell. Video by the Poonheads.

From the odd to the just as odd… here’s I Turned into a Martian reggae-style, with one-half of a band called Paradox and one-half of a band called False Rhythms. Not bad.

Courtesy of pipp187.

And from odd to the truly bizarre, here’s a horror punk classic… unplugged! Courtesy of Hunter Singleton at huntersingletonmusic, and I have to admit, once I got past the urge to stick this in a “What the FUCK” post, It’s pretty good. Who knew the Misfits could sound so soulful and sad?

And from the truly bizarre into Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth territory, here’s the latin version of I Turned into a Martian. It’s Me Convierto en Marciano by Mexico City’s Molotov (MySpace here) and, though it’s in another language, it’s undeniably I Turned into a Martian.

Courtesy of xKingBeanerx.

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