Audio Interview With Dave Dyer From St Louis’ Contamination Convention

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After a two year absence Contamination returns to the St. Louis area for what promises to be a great weekend.  I had a phone conversation with Dave Dyer who is the shows promoter.  It is going to be a great weekend for any sci fi or pop culture fan.

Click here to listen to my chat with Dave Dyer!

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Audio Interview With Big Brother’s Ginamarie Zimmerman Posted

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Ginamarie Zimmerman is one of Big Brother’s most memorable house guests ever.  She played the game like a pro and was the runner-up in the 15th season of the show.  She was in the film Piranha Sharks and the short Bellz Angel.  I was lucky enough to sit down with this beautiful lady and talk with her at Fanboy Expo in Nashville last weekend.

Click here to listen to my interview with Ginamarie Zimmerman!

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Alice Cooper Nashville Concert Review Posted!

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The master of Madhouse Rock retuned to Nashville to play in front of a sold out crowd at the Tennessee Preforming Arts Center on May 2, 2016.  Alice brought along with him all the tricks and treats that have made his show famous for 40 years.

Click here for my review of the show!

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The Return Of Contamination – June 17-19, 2016 – St Louis, MO

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Contamination returns June 17-19 to The Strafford Inn in St Louis.

Click on the image above to see what guests will be attending the show this year.  Hope to see you there!!! It’s going to be a great show!!!

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Audio Interview With Ryli Morgan Posted

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I had the pleasure of attending The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina a couple of weeks ago.  While I was there I interviewed actress Ryli Morgan.  Ryli and her husband Mark run the production company On Mark Productions. They have been making films for over ten years.

Click here to go to Ryli’s interview page.

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Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Convention – Nashville, TN – March

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Nashville’s Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Convention returns for it’s 15th great year.  This years show promises to be another great year.

Click the image above to go to the Full Moon Page for more info!!

Artwork by Joel Robinson

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Days Of The Dead Atlanta Review Posted!!!

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Click here to view our Days Of The Dead Atlanta review!!! As always an amazing weekend!

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Days Of The Dead Invades Atlanta Feb 5 – 7, 2016

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Days Of The Dead returns to Atlanta Georgia Feb 5-7, 2016

Don’t miss the best party to ever be held in the Peachtree State.  All weekend long film fest, parties and you favorite horror icons taking photos and signing autographs all three days.

Click the image above to go to the website.

See you there!!!

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RIP David Bowie

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The world has lost many great music icons over the past few years but I don’t think any of them has hit me as hard as this one has.  I just found out that one of the musicians who shaped me into the person I am today has passed away, David Bowie.

When I was about 14 years old I had been into music for a couple years.  Back then there was no internet and my main source of information was the radio and rock music magazines.  I would go to the local drug store every Monday with my mom are head straight to the magazine rack to see if there was a new issue of Circus, Hit Parade or Cream Magazine.  I would take these books home and read them cover to cover, soaking in as much info as I could.

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One name that I kept seeing was David Bowie.  He was a rather strange looking chap for the time.  Bright red hair and heavy make-up and very odd clothing.  One day I was with my mom at a local dept. store looking at their selection of records and I came face to face with one of the albums I had been reading about in those magazines, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

I pulled out my 4 dollars (yes kiddies that is how much an album cost back then) and walked to the check out counter to pay for the record.

I can remember it like it was yesterday, dropping the needle on the record and being amazed at the music coming out of the speakers.  Songs like Moonage Day Dream, Starman and Ziggy Stardust reached out and grabbed me.  Little did I know at the time, I was getting my first taste of music that would totally change me life and the way I listened to music.  I studied every inch of that 12 inch album cover.  One the back of the album were the words “To Be Played At Maxium Volume” and I did just that. I can’t remember how many time my mom would yell at me to turn that music down.  I would tell her “But it says on the back…..”, that was when the headphones would come in handy.

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I went back and got two of Bowie’s previous albums “Space Oddity” and “The Man Who Sold The World”.  They were totally different than the music on “Ziggy” but equally as good.

Bowie would go on to release album after album in the next few years and I would get them as soon as they came out.  “Diamond Dogs”, “Aladdin Sane”, “Pin Ups” “Young Americans” and many more.  The album covers were always works of art.  My favorite was always the Pin Ups cover which featured Bowie with British Super Model Twiggy on the front.  The photo was supposed to be used for the cover of Vogue Magazine but at David’s request was used as the album cover art work.

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I was lucky enough to see Bowie live 3 times in the 70’s.  The best show being The Diamond Dogs Tour which was a mind blowing full stage production with props and dancers.

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The thing about Bowie back then was, you never knew what the next album would sound like.  One album would be hard rocking and the next would have more of a soul sound to it.  In 1976 he was one of the few white artists to appear on the show “Soul Train” singing his hits “Fame” and “Young Americans”.

Bowie released albums after album though out the years always changing and some how predicting the type of music the world would be listening to next.

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He also appeared in several movies as well, “The Man Who Fell To Earth”, “The Hunger”, “The Last Temptation Of Christ” and the Jim Henson film “Labyrinth”.  The latter became an instant classic thanks to Bowie’s amazing role as Jareth The Goblin King.

David Bowie passed away January 10, 2016 after an 18 month battle with cancer.

Bowie has left the world with a legacy of music that will live on for music fans in the coming generations.  He was an innovator, a trend setter and a true legend of our time.

Good bye Mr Bowie, Major Tom, Ziggy……May God’s love be with you!

David Bowie January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016

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RIP Angus Scrimm

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Angus Scrimm, a character actor best known for playing the frightening “Tall Man” in the Phantasm horror films, has died at the age of 89.

He had many other appearances in horror movies including “Witches Brew” and “Scream Bloody Murder.” However he became a horror movie icon for his terrifying character in “Phantasm” and its three sequels. Scrimm recently finished playing “Tall Man” for a fifth Phantasm movie which is scheduled to be released later this year.

Fans will also soon be able to see Scrimm in a restored version of the original “Phantasm”. That version is being overseen by Star Wars director, and “Phantasm” fan, J.J. Abrams.

He also had a recurring role as an SD-6 agent on the television series “Alias.”

Scrimm was born Lawrence Rory Guy in Kansas City, Kansas. He was originally a journalist who wrote for TV Guide and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He also wrote liner notes for the albums of many notable music acts including Frank Sinatra and the Beatles including the album “Meet the Beatles.” Scrimm won a Grammy for his liner notes.

Actor Bruce Cambell had this to say about him on Twitter:

Angus Scrimm. Class act. Soft spoken. Old school. Honored to work with him. Credit to his craft. Safe passage.

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