Sunday, December 31, 2006

Gone In '06

January 7 - Lou Rawls, singer, of cancer, 72
January 12 - Eldon Dedini, cartoonist ("Playboy"), of esophagus cancer, 84
January 14 - Shelley Winters, actress, of heart failure, 85
January 19 - Wilson Pickett, soul singer ("Mustang Sally"), of a heart attack, 64
January 31 - Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist, following a stroke, 78
February 3 - Al Lewis, actor (Grandpa on "The Munsters"), after a lengthy illness, 82
February 5 - Franklin Cover, actor (Tom Willis on "The Jeffersons"), of pneumonia, 77
February 6 - Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, actor ("Rio Bravo"), of natural causes, 80
February 9 - Phil Brown, actor (Uncle Owen in "Star Wars: A New Hope"), after a lengthy illness, age not reported
February 16 - Ernie Stautner, NFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 80
February 20 - Curt Gowdy, sportscaster (NBC), of leukemia, 86
February 24 - Don Knotts, actor ("Three's Company"), of lung problems, 81
February 24 - Dennis Weaver, actor ("McCloud"), 81
February 25 - Darren McGavin, actor ("A Christmas Story"), of natural causes, 83
March 1 - Jack Wild, actor ("H.R. Pufnstuf"), of cancer, 53
March 6 - Kirby Puckett, major leaguer (Minnesota Twins), following a stroke, 45
March 13- Maureen Stapleton, actress ("Reds"), of lung disease, 80
March 13 - Peter Tomarken, game show host ("Press Your Luck"), in a private plane crash, 63
March 25 - Richard Fleischer, film director ("Soylent Green"), 89
March 25 - Buck Owens, country singer / TV host ("Hee Haw"), cause not reported, 76
March 27 - Dan Curtis, TV director/producer ("Dark Shadows"), of a brain tumor, 78
March 28 - Caspar Weinbergar, U.S. secretary of defense (1981-87), 88
March 30 - Gloria Monty, TV producer ("General Hospital"), of cancer, age not reported
April 5 - Gene Pitney, pop singer ("24 Hours From Tulsa"), of natural causes, 65
April 11 - June Pointer, pop singer (The Pointer Sisters), of cancer, 52
April 23 - Linn Sheldon, Cleveland children show host "Barnaby", of congestive heart failure, 86
April 27 - Steve Howe, major leaguer (Los Angeles Dodgers), in an auto accident, 48
May 8 - Iain MacMillan, photographer ("Abbey Road" album cover), cause not reported, 67
May 10 - Val Guest, science fiction filmmaker ("The Quatermass Experiment"), 94
May 11 - Frank Thomas Jr., actor ("Tom Corbett, Space Cadet"), following a stroke, 85
May 14 - Lew Anderson, actor (Clarabell the Clown on "The Howdy Doody Show"), of complications from prostate cancer, 84
May 27 - Paul Gleason, actor ("The Breakfast Club"), of mesothelioma lung cancer, 67
May 27 - Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, NFL football player (New Orleans Saints) / Zest spokesman, of a brain tumor, 39
May 27 - Alex Toth, comic artist ("Space Ghost"), case not reported, 77
June ? - Moose, actor (Eddie on "Frasier"), 16 ½
June 6 - Billy Preston, pop musician ("Will It Go Round in Circles"), of kidney failure resulting from chronic hypertension, 59
June 8 - Robert Donner, actor (Exidor on "Mork & Mindy"), from a heart attack, 75
June 11 - Tim Hildebrandt, artist (Star Wars movie poster), from complications of diabetes, 67
June 18 - Richard Stahl, actor ("Beware! The Blob"), of Parkinson's disease, 74
June 21 - Theo Bell, NFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), of kidney disease, 52
June 23 - Aaron Spelling, TV producer ("Charlie's Angels"), following a stroke, 83
June 24 - Patsy Ramsey, person of interest in the murder of her daughter, JonBenet Ramsey, of ovarian cancer, 49
June 26 - Jeffrey Brock, actor (Fleegle on "The Banana Splits"), of a brain tumor, 64 or 65
June 28 - Lennie Weinrib, voice actor ("H.R. Pufnstuf"), following a stroke, 71
July 6 - Kasey Rogers, actress (Louise Tate on "Bewitched"), of cancer, 79
July 7 - Syd Barrett, rock musician (Pink Floyd), of complications from diabetes, 60
July 8 - June Allyson, actress ("Too Young to Kiss", Depends commercials), after a lengthy illness, 88
July 9 - Christian Drake, actor ("Them!"), cause not reported, 82
July 11 - Barnard Hughes, actor (Buzz Richman on "Blossom"), after a brief illness, 90
July 13 - Red Buttons, actor ("Sayonara"), of vascular disease, 87
July 16 - Mickey Spillane, author (Mike Hammer series), 88
July 19 - Jack Warden, actor ("Heaven Can Wait"), after a long illness, 85
August 11 - Mike Douglas, TV talk show host ("The Mike Douglas Show"), 81
August 13 - Tony Jay, voice actor ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"), of complications from lung cancer surgery, 73
August 14 - Bruno Kirby, actor ("City Slickers"), of complications from leukemia, 57
August 29 - Jumpin' Gene Simmons, rockabilly musician, after a long illness, 69
August 30 - Glenn Ford, actor ("Superman"), 90
September 4 - Steve Irwin, wildlife documentary host ("Crocodile Hunter"), stung by a stingray while taping a documentary, 44
September 11 - Pat Corley, actor (Phil the bartender on "Murphy Brown"), of congestive heart failure following heart surgery, 76
October 14 - Freddy Fender, country singer ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls), after a lengthy illness, 69
October 19 - Phyllis Kirk, actress ("House of Wax"), of a post-cerebral aneurysm, 79
October 20 - Jane Wyatt, actress (Margaret Anderson on "Father Knows Best"), of natural causes, 96
October 21 - Sandy West, rock drummer (The Runaways), of cancer, 46
October 28 - Arnold "Red" Auerbach, NBA basketball coach (Boston Celtics), of a heart attack, 89
November 3 - Paul Mauriat, orchestra conductor ("Love Is Blue"), 81
November 8 - Basil Poledouris, film & TV soundtrack composer ("Les Miserables"), of cancer, 61
November 9 - Ed Bradley, TV journalist ("60 Minutes"), of leukemia, 65
November 10 - Gerald Levert, R&B singer ("Baby Hold On to Me"), cause not reported, 40
November 10 - Jack Palance, actor ("City Slickers"), of natural causes, 87
November 17 - Ruth Brown, R&B singer ("Teardrops In My Eyes"), of complications from a stroke and heart attack, 78
November 17 - Bo Schembechler, college football coach (Michigan), after collapsing (probably of heart failure), 77
November 20 - Robert Altman, film director ("M*A*S*H"), of complications from cancer, 81
November 20 - Andre Waters, NFL football player (Philadelphia Eagles), shot (suicide), 44
November 26 - Dave Cockrum, comic book artist (X-Men), of complications from diabetes, 63
November 27 - Casey Coleman, sports announcer (Cleveland Browns), of pancreatic cancer, 55
November 29 - Emmett Kelly Jr., clown, of complications from pneumonia, 83. He was the son of clown Emmett Kelly
December 9 - Martin Nodell, aka Mart Dellon, comic book artist (Green Lantern), 91
December 10 - Jay "Jaybird" Drennan, country music disk jockey (Akron, OH), from a blood clot following surgery for a broken ankle, 78
December 12 - Peter Boyle, actor (Frank Barone in "Everybody Loves Raymond"), of multiple myeloma and heart disease, 71
December 14 - Mike Evans, actor (Lionel Jefferson on "All in the Family"), of throat cancer, 57
December 18 - Joe Barbera, animator ("Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"), 95
December 25 - James Brown, soul singer ("I Got You (I Feel Good)"), of heart failure, 73
December 27 - Len "Boom" Goldberg, disc jockey (Cleveland WMMS), 74
December 27 - Gerald Ford, U.S. President (R, 1974-77), 93
December 29 - Saddam Hussein, Iraqi president (1979-2003), executed by hanging, 69

This is only a partial list of famous people who passed away in 2006. Most of this list is courtesy of Who's Alive And Who's Dead.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

A Classic Cartoon Christmas, Three

I made my own volume three to "A Classic Cartoon Christmas". Here's the track listing --

1. 'Christmas At The Farm' from The Garfield Christmas Special (1987). I downloaded this and track 3 a couple of years ago (don't remember where, though).
2. 'Christmas Chimes Are Calling Santa Claus' from the Rankin/Bass special 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (1974). This track is courtesy of Check The Cool Wax. Check out his blog for a ton of cool Christmas music.
3. 'Christmas Is Here' from The Garfield Christmas Special.
4. 'Flintstone Christmas Night' from the CD A Christmas In Bedrock (1999).
5. 'Jingle Jingle Jingle' from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). From the CD soundtrack.
6. 'Linus and Lucy' by the Vince Guaraldi Trio from A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). From the CD soundtrack.
7. 'The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year' from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964).
8. 'To Every Child In The World A Toy' by Jim Cummings from The Story Of Santa Claus (1996).
9. 'Trim Up The Tree' from How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966).
From the CD soundtrack.
10. 'We Are Santa's Elves' from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964).
11. 'We're Gonna Pull It Off' by Jim Cummings, Miko Hughes, Kathryn Zaremba and Tim Curry from The Story Of Santa Claus (1996).
12. 'What Child Is This' by The Vince Guaraldi Trio from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Edited 12/12/2010 - Download link re-upped to Mediafire. Added three more songs to the mix.

13. 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' by Tony Bennett from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
14. 'Christmas Town' by The Pointer Sisters from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)
15. 'The Garfield Twelve Days of Christmas' by Garfield (Lorenzo Music) from an episode of Garfield & Friends (1994)

Click below to download--

--> A Classic Cartoon Christmas, Three <--

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Parodies - The Drew Carey Show

This track is from the CD "Cleveland Rocks! Music From The Drew Carey Show" (1998).

From the episode "The Vacation"
Originally aired 12/17/97

In an attempt to win a Winfred-Louder workspace decoration contest, Mimi offers up a choir-in-a-workspace number that unfortunately loses to Drew's edible gingerbread desk-and-office space.

Christmas Parodies - Mimi & Boys Choir

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Merry Christmas Santa Claus (You're A Lovely Guy) - Max Headroom **Updated 11/28/07**

I was a fan of Max Headroom back in the 80's, I remember the Coke commercials and his TV series. I even have the set of Max Headroom trading cards. I was not aware of this song until it was posted on Falalalala a couple of years ago. It was originally released as a single on Chrysalis Records in 1986.

Link updated 11/28/07.

Click below to download --

--> Merry Christmas Santa Claus (You're A Lovely Guy) <--

Sunday, December 10, 2006

A Classic Cartoon Christmas, Too

Here's the sequel to 1996's A Classic Cartoon Christmas. 1997's A Classic Cartoon Christmas, Too. I love these old specials, especially the ones by Rankin/Bass.

Track Listing

1. Heat Miser from "Year Without A Santa Claus"
2. Snow Miser from "Year Without A Santa Claus"
3. We Wish You A Hairy Chestwig from "The Ren & Stimpy Show Crock O' Christmas"
4. The First Toymaker To The King from "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
5. No More Toymakers To The King from "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
6. Silver And Gold from "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
7. There's Always Tomorrow from "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
8. Holidays from "Madeline's Favorite Songs"
9. Follow That Star from "The Beginner's Bible Sings"
10. The Lord's Blessing from "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol"

Link updated 11/14/07

Click below to download --

--> A Classic Cartoon Christmas, Too <--

Saturday, December 09, 2006

O Tannenbaum

Our Tree

Sorry it has taken so long between posts. I hope to have A Classic Cartoon Christmas, Too up by tomorrow. To tide you over, here's a picture of our tree. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

A Classic Cartoon Christmas

Here's a great CD released by Nick At Nite Records in 1996. It features 14 songs from the following classic cartoon TV specials --

How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Frosty The Snowman
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Muppet Family Christmas (are The Muppets cartoons?)
The Little Drummer Boy

Track Listing
1. Welcome Christmas from How The Grinch Stole Christmas
2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
3. We're A Couple Of Misfits by Billie Richards & Paul Soles
4. Frosty The Snowman by Jimmy Durante
5. Put One Foot In Front Of The Other by Mickey Rooney & Keenan Wynn
6. Christmas Time Is Here by The Vince Guaraldi Trio
7. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing by The Vince Guaraldi Trio
8. Medley: Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock by The Muppets
9. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft
10. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town by Fred Astaire
11. O Tannenbaum by The Vince Guaraldi Trio
12. The Little Drummer Boy by The Vienna Boys Choir
13. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives and Chorus
14. We Need A Little Christmas by The Muppets

I will (hopefully) post part two of this in a week or so. Stay tuned.

Link Updated 11/14/07

Click below to download --

--> A Classic Cartoon Christmas <--

For more classic cartoon goodness visit Check The Cool Wax for Rankin/Bass 'Twas The Night Before Christmas Complete Story and Original Soundtrack. He also has lots of other cool Christmas stuff.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Christmas Song - Angel

The rock band Angel was discovered by KISS' Gene Simmons in a Washington, DC club in 1975. They released six albums between 1975-1980 but never quite hit the big time. I had their album On Earth As It Is In Heaven (1977) when I was a kid and listened to it along with my KISS and Alice Cooper records. In 1978 they released a single called The Christmas Song (not to be confused with the 'Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire' song).

The Christmas Song (5.54 MB)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Christmas In The Stars

Here's the classic (?) Christmas In The Stars: STAR WARS Christmas Album. My neighbor had this on vinyl when it came out in 1980. This rip is from the 1996 CD release from Rhino. This album was produced by Meco Monardo, best known for his disco album Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk. It features the voice of Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and sound effects wizard Ben Burtt provides the sounds for R2-D2 and Chewbacca. The strangest thing about this album is that it features an 18-year-old Jon Bon Jovi (credited as John Bongiovi) fronting a high school choir on the song "R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas." Be warned -- this album is pretty cheesy.


1. Christmas In The Stars
2. Bells, Bells, Bells
3. The Odds Against Christmas
4. What Can You Get A Wookie For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb)
5. R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
6. Sleigh Ride
7. Merry, Merry Christmas
8. A Christmas Sighting ('Twas The Night Before Christmas)
9. The Meaning Of Christmas

Link updated 11/14/07

Click below to download --

Christmas In The Stars: STAR WARS Christmas Album

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Christmas Season Has Officially Begun

By decree of the King, let the festivities begin!

Go to where the King of Jingaling is preserving the memories of Christmas vinyl past.

But, be sure to come back here. I'll be posting some Christmas goodness myself.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Origin Of Pumpkin Pie

From Uncle John's Bathroom Reader --

This traditional holiday treat comes from an old Colonial recipe: a hole was cut in the top of a pumpkin, the seeds were removed, and the cavity was filled with milk, spices, and honey. The pumpkin was then baked. This eventually evolved into baking the mix into a pie. The spices used then--nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla--are still used today.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Remembering Robert Altman...

Director Robert Altman passed away Nov. 20 at age 81. He was responsible for two of my favorite films -- M*A*S*H (1970) and Popeye (1980). In tribute to Mr. Altman, here is a song from each of those movies.

Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)

I'm Popeye The Sailor Man (sung by Robin Williams)

Friday, November 17, 2006

21st Annual Cleveland Christmas Connection

My wife and I spent most of Friday at The Cleveland Christmas Connection at the IX Center. It features over 900 booths of funky, unique and affordable arts, crafts, retail and decorating items for your holiday shopping! We got a start on our Christmas shopping and I got autographs from several Cleveland Browns alumni.Ken Konz (DB 1953-59)
Vince Costello (LB 1957-66)
Ross Fichtner (DB 1960-67)
Sam Rutigliano (Coach 1978-84)
Matt Bahr (K 1981-89)

I also picked up a new CD by Mr. Jingeling, The Keeper Of The Keys called Story & Songs. Mr. Jingeling has been a Cleveland tradition since 1956. I've been looking for his theme song for a while now and this year is the first time it has been made available. It's not the original version, but it will have to do. Here's the track listing for the CD --

1. Mr. Jingeling's Jingle
2. Story of "How Mr. Jingeling Became the Keeper of the Keys"
3. "I Have The Key"
4. Mr. Jingelings Jingle Sing-Along Version
(tracks 5-24 are blank)
25. Hidden TrackHere's the lyrics to Mr. Jingeling's Jingle --

Mister Jingeling
How You Tingeling
Keeper of the Keys
On Halle's Seventh Floor
We'll be Looking for
You to Turn the Keys

Instrumental Break

He Keeps Track
Of Santa's Sack
And Treasure House of Toys
With Wind Up Things
That Santa Brings
To All Good Girls and Boys

Mister Jingeling
How You Tingeling
Keeper of the Keys
On Halle's Seventh Floor
We'll be Looking For
You to Turn the Keys

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

If Anybody Calls, Tell Them Barnaby Said 'Hello'... (link updated July 2, 2007)

Anyone growing up in Northeast Ohio (or Canada) from the late 50's through the late 80's was aware of Barnaby. He was the host of a children's show created by Linn Sheldon. Here's the theme music and his signature ending --

Click below to download (link updated July 2, 2007) --

--> Barnaby <--

The following two novelty Christmas songs were recorded by Barnaby in 1960. Thanks to Lee at Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else for posting these last Christmas.

Boofo Goes Where Santa Goes

Rabbits Have A Christmas

Sadly Linn Sheldon passed away this past April at age 86.

Space Academy Coming To DVD

This was a live-action Saturday morning show by Filmation from 1977. I remember watching this as a kid. The cast included --

Jonathan Harris ... Commander Issac Gampu
Ric Carrot ... Captain Chris Gentry
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Cadet Laura Gentry
Brian Tochi ... Cadet Tee Gar Soom
Ty Henderson ... Lt. Paul Jerome
Maggie Cooper ... Adrian
Eric Greene ... Loki
and Peepo the Robot

Read the story HERE.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Halloween Stomp Reminder

I posted this great CD at the beginning of the Halloween season, if you didn't get it then - what are you waiting for?! Christmas?! :) Get it while you can, you won't regret it. Here's the original post --

Halloween Stomp

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lost Toys

McFarlane toys is releasing a line of Lost figures. They are --








Click HERE for photos.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Thank You & Monster Christmas

Thanks to everyone who visited my little blog during October. I hope I made everyone's Halloween a little bit creepier. I have some other (non-Halloween) stuff I'll post this month, though probably not as often. I'm still on dial-up and it takes a looooong time to upload and download stuff (plus my wife likes to get on the computer every once in a while). I'm gonna start gearing up for Christmas. Next to Halloween, Christmas is my favorite time of year. I've been searching for music that combines Christmas and monsters, I have the Tales From The Crypt Christmas CD, The Monster Christmas Mash and a few other songs. If anyone knows of any such music I'd like to hear about it.

Thanks again everybody.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Scrap Happy

Hello, my name is Erick...
(Hi, Erick!)
And I make scrapbooks.

Yes, I'm a scrapper and proud of it. I go to the local Archiver's on crop night and scrap with the ladies.

I made the above poem for a swap in an online scrapbooking group I belong to. Here's how a swap works -- First, the hostess chooses a theme (this one was Halloween). Each group has 12 people in it. Each person makes or buys 12 of the same thing (topper, stickers, paper, poem, brads, ribbon, etc.). You then mail your items to the hostess and she splits them up so that you get one of each different item and she mails them back to you. Hopefully I'll get back some cool stuff to make a Halloween scrapbook.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Is it Halloween already? My, how time flies. I had a bunch more music and stuff I wanted to put up before today, but I ran out of October. Oh well, who says it has to be Halloween to listen to spooky music? Here's some trivia from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader --


An exclamation used to frighten or surprise someone

Origin: The word comes from Boh, the name of a great Norse general and son of the god Odin. According to ancient legend, he was so fearsome that the very mention of his name struck panic in his enemies.

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The tradition of carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns dates back to an 18th-century Irish folktale. A drunkard named Jack happens upon the Devil and traps him in an apple tree. The Devil escapes but never forgives him. When Jack dies he is not accepted into heaven, but hell won't take him, either. With nowhere else to go, Jack is cursed to wander the night, lighting his path with a lit piece of coal inside a hollowed-out turnip. The turnip later became a pumpkin when the tradition reached the United States.

Here's one last song for Halloween --

Mysterious Mose - R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders

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This is a great link courtesey of Max from The Universal Monster Army --

The Worst Halloween Costumes Of All Time

Zacherley - The Cool Ghoul!

I wasn't aware of Zacherley until I was an adult. But, I've since become a big fan. He's the ultimate in Halloween campiness. I met "The Cool Ghoul" at this years Monster Bash.
I bought his newest CD Interment For Two (2005) and he autographed the cover and the disc.
He also signed a record I brought.
Here's a classic tune from Zach.

Frank And Drac Are Back

Monday, October 30, 2006


Alice Cooper

Nobody says Halloween like Alice Cooper. Here's some songs spanning 30 years of creepiness.

1. Cold Ethyl
2. Feed My Frankenstein (live w/ Rob Zombie)
3. He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
4. Inmates (We're All Crazy)
5. Pick Up The Bones
6. Sick Things
7. This House Is Haunted

Alice Cooper (38.56 MB)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Ookla The Mok

Ookla The Mok is a filk band that has been performing at science fiction and comic book conventions since 1994. They bill themselves as Rock Music For Nerds.

I've seen them perform live a couple of times at The Pittsburgh Comicon. I took these photos of them probably five to seven years ago (Sorry about the quality of the pictures.)

A lot of their music is about sci-fi, comic books and other pop culture.

Here's a couple of the monster themed songs they have recorded.

Bride Of Wolfman

Song Of Kong

Friday, October 27, 2006

Spooky Sounds Of The Season!

What would Halloween be without some spooky sounds? I have a few sound effects CD's, and gathered the better creepy sounds from them (in my opinion).

Some of these tracks are from Sounds To Make You Shiver! This was one of my favorite records when I was a kid, I still have the original vinyl. Go to Scar Stuff to download the whole album and many more great scary records.

1. Banging Shutter
2. Bees
3. Big Cat
4. Breaking Window
5. Cat Meow
6. Chains
7. Churchbells
8. Creaky Door
9. Dogs
10. Ghost Sounds
11. Gorilla Growls
12. Gun Shots
13. Heart Beat
14. Howling
15. Pipe Organ
16. Rain
17. Run On Gravel
18. Snarling Dogs
19. Thunder
20. Tiger Growl
21. Whip Crack
22. Witch Laugh
23. Woman Scream

Spooky Sounds Of The Season! (16.41 MB)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

John Williams & The Boston Pops

I'm a huge fan of John Williams. It all began with a little movie called Star Wars. I first saw it when I was 10 years old in 1977 and haven't been the same since. I love the music of Star Wars and started looking for other soundtracks by Mr. Williams. That lead me to The Boston Pops. I searched through all the John Williams & The Boston Pops CD's that I have (about 10) and found these three spooky tracks. Enjoy.

Alien (Closing Title)

The Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)

Theme from JAWS

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Actress Phyllis Kirk, star of `House of Wax,' dies at 79

Read the story here.

Midnight Syndicate

This is from their website --

As Midnight Syndicate, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been producing classic gothic nightmare soundtracks for the imagination for over nine years. The standard for Halloween, Haunted Attractions, and roleplaying games, their CDs are designed to take you to the darkest and most fantastic corners of your imagination. So dim the lights and journey forth . . . if you dare.

Here's a couple of tracks from their out-of-print CD Born Of The Night (1998).

Born Of The Night

Something Wicked

Critters 2:The Main Course OST (Intrada 1993)

Here's an interesting soundtrack, Critters 2: The Main Course. The movie was released by New Line Cinema in 1988. Music composed and conducted by Nicholas Pike. Here's the track listing--

1. Primordial Planet
2. Grover's Bend
3. Charlie Thinkin'
4. Qugley Killed
5. Brad In The Attic
6. Nan's House
7. Critters At Burger Plant
8. Easter Morning
9. Bunny Attack
10. Spaceship Landing
11. Critter Convention
12. Transform To Playmate
13. Nana's Critters
14. It's Me, Brad
15. Critter At Gazette
16. Tranform To Nero
17. Rectory
18. Cheesehead Get It
19. Ug Loses It
20. Setting The Trap
21. Night
22. Victory Romance
23. Critters Roll
24. Grover's Bend Farewell
25. Finale

Critters 2: The Main Course (61.12 MB)

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Nightmare Before Christmas

I just found out that Disney is releasing a two disc special edition version of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. Disc two features songs from the movie rerecorded by rock and pop stars and some demo songs by Danny Elfman. Marilyn Manson on a Disney CD? What's this world coming to. I might just have to buy this.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Danse Macabre

This track is from a CD called Arthur Fiedler * Boston Pops - Pops Concert (RCA 1987). Here's what it says in the liner notes:

Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre (originally a song) gives a faithful orchestral narration of the events of a Henri Cazalis' poem describing what happens in a cemetary when "Death plays a dance tune, Zig and Zig and Zig, on his fiddle." Harp notes betoken the tolling of midnight, and then Death tunes his fiddle--in the minor; use of harmonicas in the orchestra's strings lends eeriness to the tuning, and the xylophone creates an effect of skeletons stealing forth and waltzing. With the voice of the oboe, one hears the cock crow his signal of dawn--and the skeletons scamper away and are quiet.

Danse Macabre (9.37 MB)

Frankenstein View-Master (GAF 1976)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


I grew up watching Godzilla (or Gonzales as my dad used to call him) movies on Superhost. I have a soft spot for Godzilla vs. Megalon, it was the first Godzilla movie I saw on the big screen. Here are a few of my favorite tracks from The Best Of Godzilla 1954-1975.

Footsteps FX - Godzilla (1954)
Godzilla's Rampage - Godzilla (1954)
Main Title - Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster
Jet Jaguar Megalon FX - Godzilla vs. Megalon
Main Title - Godzilla vs. Megalon

Visit X-Y-Z-Cosmonaut's CosmoBlog for nearly every Godzilla soundtrack ever made.