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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Again, real life horror to me.  The confrontation of loss.  Enjoy some Kate Bush.  A vice that can make you cry.

(Regarding previous posts.)

...now to top off Tom's great grit with something beautiful and heartbreaking. KATE BUSH's tune MOMENTS OF PLEASURE. Outstanding work from a musical genius. Love Kate! "Just being alive. It can really hurt."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5hjWVS3ho

Some moments that I've had
Some moments of pleasure

I think about us lying
Lying on a beach somewhere
I think about us diving
Diving off a rock, into another moment

The case of George the Wipe
Oh God I can't stop laughing
This sense of humour of mine
It isn't funny at all
Oh but we sit up all night
Talking about it

Just being alive
It can really hurt
And these moments given
Are a gift from time

On a balcony in New York
It's just started to snow
He meets us at the lift
Like Douglas Fairbanks
Waving his walking stick
But he isn't well at all
The buildings of New York
Look just like mountains through the snow

Just being alive
It can really hurt
And these moments given
Are a gift from time
Just let us try
To give these moments back
To those we love
To those who will survive

And I can hear my mother saying
"Every old sock meets an old shoe"
Isn't that a great saying?
"Every old sock meets an old shoe"
Here come the Hills of Time

Hey there Maureen,
Hey there Bubba,
Dancing down the aisle of a plane,

'S Murph, playing his guitar refrain,
Hey there Teddy,
Spinning in the chair at Abbey Road,

Hey there Michael,
Do you really love me?

Hey there Bill,
Could you turn the lights up?


Another great TOM WAITS song, although made famous by Rod Stewart. Tom's original version is best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZhW76LAnTY

"Downtown Train"

Outside another yellow moon
Punched a hole in the nighttime, yes
I climb through the window and down the street
Shining like a new dime
The downtown trains are full
With all those Brooklyn girls
They try so hard to break out of their little worlds

You wave your hand and they scatter like crows
They have nothing that will ever capture your heart
They're just thorns without the rose
Be careful of them in the dark
Oh if I was the one
You chose to be your only one
Oh baby can't you hear me now

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train
Every night its just the same
You leave me lonely, now

I know your window and I know it's late
I know your stairs and your doorway
I walk down your street and past your gate
I stand by the light at the four way
You watch them as they fall
They all have heart attacks
They stay at the carnival
But they'll never win you back

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train
Where Every night its just the same
You leave me lonely
Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train
All of my dreams just fall like rain
All upon on a downtown train




Just a great Tom Waits song for fun. GOIN' OUT WEST, featured in the outstanding Fincher film, FIGHT CLUB (one of my all time fav movies).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBWMHsmDWKc

"Goin' Out West"

Well I'm goin' out west
Where the wind blows tall
'Cause Tony Franciosa
Used to date my ma
They got some money out there
They're giving it away
I'm gonna do what I want
Do what I want
And I'm gonna get paid

Little brown sausages
Lying in the sand
I ain't no extra baby
I'm a leading man
Well my parole officer
Will be proud of me
With my Olds 88
And the devil on a leash
My Olds 88
And the devil on a leash

Well I know karate, Voodoo too
I'm gonna make myself available to you
I don't need no make up
I got real scars
I got hair on my chest
I look good without a shirt

Well I don't lose my composure
In a high speed chase
Well my friends think I'm ugly
I got a masculine face
I got some dragstrip courage
I can really drive a bed
I'm gonna change my name
To Hannibal or maybe
Just Rex
Change my name to Hannibal
Or maybe just Rex

I'm gonna drive all night
Take some speed
I'm gonna wait for the sun
To shine down on me
I cut a hole in my roof
In the shape of a heart

And I'm goin' out west
Where they'll appreciate me
Goin' out west
Goin' out west

Saturday, October 24, 2015

NOT A HALLOWEEN SONG...BUT A TRUE HORROR.

This is one of my all time favorite Kate Bush songs, PULL OUT THE PIN. So intense and beautiful. It's about an Asian soldier coming up on an American soldier and trying to decide whether to kill him or not. The lyrics are outstanding. Take the time to listen and read this real life horror of personal dilemma. If it's me or him...pull out the pin.
 
Listen to the song here:

"Pull Out The Pin"

Just as we hit the green,
I've never been so happy to be alive.
Only seven miles behind
You could smell the child,
The smell of the front line's survival.

With my silver Buddha
And my silver bullet,
(I pull the pin.)

You learn to ride the Earth,
When you're living on your belly and the enemy are city-births.
Who need radar? We use scent.
They stink of the west, stink of sweat.
Stink of cologne and baccy, and all their Yankee hash.

With my silver Buddha
And my silver bullet,
(I'm pulling on the pin,)
Ooh, I pull out, pull out the pin.
(pulling on the pin, oh...)

Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
And I love life!
Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
And I love life!
I love life!
I love life!

I've seen the coat for me.
I'll track him 'til he drops,
Then I'll pop him one he won't see.
He's big and pink, and not like me.
He sees no light.
He sees no reason for the fighting

With my silver Buddha
And my silver bullet.
(I'm pulling on the pin,)
Ooh, I pull out, pull out the pin.
(pulling on the pin, oh...)

I had not seen his face,
'til I'm only feet away
Unbeknown to my prey.
I look in American eyes.
I see little life,
See little wife.
He's striking violence up in me.

With my silver Buddha
And my silver bullet.

Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
And I love life!
Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
And I love life!
I love life!
I love life!

Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
And I love life!
Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
And I love life!
Just one thing in it:
Me or him.
And I love life!
I love life!
I love life!




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PRAISE FOR SUICIDE THE HARD WAY...

"[Broadstone] is definitely raising the bar on horror entertainment..." –– Zachary Walters, The Mouths Of Madness Podcast

"[Broadstone's] stories stay with you and are delivered with an exclamation point." –– Christopher Zisi, Zisi Emporium For B-Movies

"These are stories that will seep beneath your skin. Some may make you cringe or squirm, some may garner a twisted chuckle, but all will stay with you. I am quite impressed by the versatility shown within these pages." –– Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews

"Broadstone's work is always a highly crafted effort of dark art. I know he will take me places where I may not want to go, but I have to. Plain and simple: he is one of my favorite contemporary authors/filmmakers. His work haunts and is the stuff of nightmares." –– Terry M. West, author of "What Price Gory?" and "Dreg"

"Broadstone’s short films are a dark, surreal exploration into the human psyche, evoking as much horror and fear in the viewer as contemplative thought." –– Michael Laimo, Bram Stoker Nominated author of "Deep In The Darkness" and "Dead Souls"


SUICIDE THE HARD WAY: And Other Tales From The Innerzone –– collects 7 never-before-released stories of the macabre from CHRISTOPHER ALAN BROADSTONE, horror filmmaker (3 DEAD GIRLS!) and novelist (PUZZLEMAN).  SUICIDE also includes 3 screenplays, film essays, 32 lyrics/poetry, and hyperlinks to music and much more!  (Please visit Amazon for detailed book description: http://tinyurl.com/nzjabmf )
Now this is truly one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time!

Titled eloquently: 22 Medieval Satans Who Are Just Having A Really Bad Day!

Thank you to Lee Bailes for turning me on to this.

Please have a great laugh right here:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/why-do-i-have-a-face-on-my-arse?utm_term=.msm8DnGEqv#.ls6dY1O35G

Friday, October 23, 2015


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Grab your copy @ Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/nzjabmf or Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/qdqaqlk


PRAISE FOR SUICIDE THE HARD WAY...

"[Broadstone] is definitely raising the bar on horror entertainment..." –– Zachary Walters, The Mouths Of Madness Podcast

"[Broadstone's] stories stay with you and are delivered with an exclamation point." –– Christopher Zisi, Zisi Emporium For B-Movies

"These are stories that will seep beneath your skin. Some may make you cringe or squirm, some may garner a twisted chuckle, but all will stay with you. I am quite impressed by the versatility shown within these pages." –– Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews

"Broadstone's work is always a highly crafted effort of dark art. I know he will take me places where I may not want to go, but I have to. Plain and simple: he is one of my favorite contemporary authors/filmmakers. His work haunts and is the stuff of nightmares." –– Terry M. West, author of "What Price Gory?" and "Dreg"

"Broadstone’s short films are a dark, surreal exploration into the human psyche, evoking as much horror and fear in the viewer as contemplative thought." –– Michael Laimo, Bram Stoker Nominated author of "Deep In The Darkness" and "Dead Souls"


SUICIDE THE HARD WAY: And Other Tales From The Innerzone –– collects 7 never-before-released stories of the macabre from CHRISTOPHER ALAN BROADSTONE, horror filmmaker (3 DEAD GIRLS!) and novelist (PUZZLEMAN).  SUICIDE also includes 3 screenplays, film essays, 32 lyrics/poetry, and hyperlinks to music and much more!  (Please visit Amazon for detailed book description: http://tinyurl.com/nzjabmf )

From 8.8.15 –– One more from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

A can of sauerkraut goes a long way.  So what to finally do with the last of the leftovers?  Make another batch of my Hearty Asian Hot & Sour Soup.  First pour 3.5 cups of spring water over the leftover sauerkraut, add chopped red & green bell peppers, celery, radishes, white mushrooms, green onions & chives, then pop into the microwave for 8 minutes until boiling.  Remove and stir in 3 packs of Mishima All-Natural Hot & Sour Soup flavoring and spice to taste with 3-Regions Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce.  At last, grill wild-caught shrimp (doused with original Tabasco sauce) on the Nu Wave Oven and add to a steaming bowl of soup.  Wish it was a cold night in the Fall, but it was delicious anyway.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Now here's a fun site to explore in effort to pump up the Halloween spirit!  Or at least surf through who might have helped make a whole bunch of folks into spirits.

Checkout MURDERPEDIA.com!  And see if maybe one of your relatives is listed there.

Here's an excellent place to start, ALBERT HAMILTON FISH: notorious sex pervert, including cannibalism, coprophilia, urophilia, pedophilia and masochism!
Ladies, how can you beat all that in one guy?

More about good ol' boy ALBERT FISH


Ever wonder where the inspiration for the outstanding stage play and 1944 film ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (starring Cary Grant) came from? 
 
Her name was "SISTER" AMY DUGGAN ARCHER-GILLIGAN (October 1868 – April 23, 1962), a Windsor, Connecticut nursing home proprietor.


According to Wikipedia: 

Between 1907 and 1917, there were 60 deaths in the Archer Home. Relatives of her clients grew suspicious as they tallied the large numbers of its residents dying. Only 12 residents died between 1907 and 1910, but 48 residents died between 1911 and 1916. Among them was Franklin R. Andrews, an apparently healthy man. On the morning of May 29, 1914, Andrews was doing some gardening in the Archer house.


His health collapsed within a day and he was dead by the evening. The official cause of death was gastric ulcer. His sister Nellie Pierce inherited his personal papers. She soon noted occasions where Archer-Gilligan was pressing Andrews for money. Archer-Gilligan's clients showed a pattern of dying not long after giving their caretaker large sums of money.

 
As the deaths continued, Pierce reported her suspicions to the local district attorney. He mostly ignored her. Pierce took her story to The Hartford Courant, a newspaper. On May 9, 1916, the first of several articles on the "Murder Factory" was published. A few months later, the police started seriously investigating the case. The investigation took almost a year to complete, but the results were interesting. The bodies of Gilligan, Andrews, and three other boarders were exhumed. All five had died of poisoning, either by arsenic or strychnine. Local merchants were able to testify that Archer-Gilligan had been purchasing large quantities of arsenic, supposedly to "kill rats". A look into Gilligan's will helped to establish that it was actually a forgery, written in Amy's handwriting. 

According to M. William Phelps, author of the true crime The Devil's Rooming House, investigations appeared to show that Amy was buying the arsenic to kill off large quantities of rats. However, it appears that Amy did not buy all of the arsenic which killed her patients; the doctor as well as some of the patients signed off to purchase it. The investigation was pushed to pursue Dr. King because more evidence was piling up against him. But suspicions were focused back on Amy when someone suggested to clearly check all records of arsenic purchases. Once evidence was found of Amy sending her own patients to the drugstore to buy quantities of arsenic, the police were able to arrest and convict Amy.

To learn even more about the lovely MS. ARCHER-GILLIGAN please visit MURDERPEDIA here:
http://murderpedia.org/female.A/a/archer-gilligan.htm

NOW ENJOY A CLIP from the hilarious film ARSENIC AND OLD LACE:




Wednesday, October 21, 2015


THE BRIDGE (Documentary 2006 –– Netflix DVD) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwl-Pa_QT0M 

Now, I'll say up front that this doc WON'T be for everyone.  I, on the other hand –– having long been obsessed by a morbid curiosity with death –– ran right out to see the film when it was released in theaters in 2006.  And I have to say, that although truly fascinating, it was also very unsettling to watch at times.  This is why...

Over the span of a year, cameras capture tormented souls trying to kill themselves by leaping from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, underscoring the landmark's rep as the world's most popular suicide destination.

That's right, as the viewer you are getting a front row seat, studying people on the Golden Gate Bridge who may or may not be intending to jump.  You have very detailed accounts from those who have been witness to jumpers; and all of the information given throughout the course of the film is fascinating.  It truly is like watching a train wreck about to happen...about to happen...and then actually happening right before your eyes.

I highly recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the psychology of death, of the reality of suicide and those who commit it, and just how serious the act of taking one's own life can be.

Very worth watching the preview on YouTube here, although it is only an account by two witnesses:


Between 1937 and 2012 an estimated 1,600 bodies were recovered of people who have jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.  Of those attempting to commit suicide, the impact from the fall kills 98 percent of people as they enter the water.  As of 2005, 26 people were estimated to have survived after jumping.  In 2013, 118 potential jumpers were talked down from their attempt and did not jump.

ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU VOMIT and DIE ANYWAY!

MERCY BROWN is one of the most documented and legendary cases of the New England vampire panic of he 1800s.  Yup, America had vampires too, not just Transylvania.  The panic was ignited by an outbreak of tuberculosis, which was called "Consumption" because the disease was believed to be the result of the deceased consuming the life of their surviving relatives.  Hence, Consumption!

According to Wikipedia:

The Mercy Brown vampire incident, which occurred in 1892, is one of the best documented cases of the exhumation of a corpse in order to perform rituals to banish an undead manifestation. The incident was part of the wider New England vampire panic.
Several cases of consumption (tuberculosis) occurred in the family of George and Mary Brown, in Exeter, Rhode Island. Friends and neighbors believed that this was due to the influence of the undead. Two family members' bodies were dug up, and, exhibiting the expected level of decomposition, were thought not to be the cause. Daughter Mercy, however, who was held in a freezer-like, above-ground vault, exhibited almost no decomposition. This was taken as confirmation that the undead were influencing the family to be sick. Mercy's heart was burned, mixed with water and given to her brother Edwin, who was sick, to drink, in order to stop the influence of the undead. The young man died two months later.

Uhgggggg...drinking a tea made from my own dead relative's ashes would be enough to make me vomit and die anyway.

Read more about Mercy Brown here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercy_Brown_vampire_incident