Today I went to visit my dad in Blairsville, up in the north Georgia mountains. Very close to his area is a little town(?) called Booger Hollow, and this time I was determined to snag some evidence.
I have reviewed several spooky/unsettling videos on here; I still have yet to review “Rockit”,but I may overcome that this season.
A video whose song I loved and was a little freaked out by its video is “Go Insane” by Lindsey Buckingham. Buckingham is one of those artists whom I didn’t know were part of other, bigger entities when I discovered them back in the 1980s, when my music tastes were developing. Once I learned he was part of Fleetwood Mac, I felt a little embarrassed. Same story with Paul McCartney—– once I figured out McCartney was one of the Beatles, I had to backtrack and realize that was Paul singing on on so many of my favorite old songs. I could go on—-Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Lynne, etc. Anyway, Lindsey Buckingham’s “Go Insane” video has some of the early roots of computer animation and good old superimposing at work, making some pretty wacky stuff for its time..for instance:
Quiet, Please! was a fantasy/horror radio program created by Wyllis Cooper. He also created the show Lights Out.
“The Thing on the Fourble Board” is regarded as one of the scariest episodes of Quiet, Please! and, to some critics, in all of radio history.
The episode is narrated to us by Porky(Ernest Chappell) an oil-field worker who encounters a bizarre creature dragged up from the earth’s depths hiding high up on the “fourble board” of an oil derrick . This is a bit of oil worker jargon: the “fourble board” is a narrow catwalk that is as high up as four lengths of drilling pipe placed vertically (two lengths of pipe are a “double”, three are a “thribble” and four are a “fourble.”)
Cecil Roy’s vocal performance as the creature was said to be especially chilling, managing to sound barely human yet strangely sympathy-inducing. Roy was a radio actress who was well known in radio broadcasting of the 1930s and 1940s as “The Girl of a Thousand Voices”.
“And, believe me, I didn’t want to see its body — I can see that in my nightmares. But its face… I can’t help wanting to see that pathetic, little girl face.”–Porky
Click HERE to listen to this chilling episode.
My pal Erica, who married a Swedish fella and moved across the pond, sent me this photo; she snapped it from a bus she takes regularly. She had told me about the “monster tree” and I was really looking forward to seeing it, but I didn’t exactly want her to be hanging out the window or anything to get it. To my delight, she got a super-clear pic of it.
She explained additionally:
It seems to just be a random tree with a big creepy hole in it that someone decided to paint like a monster, complete with sharp teefs. I just love it! There’s a lot of random art in/around Stockholm though, so not sure if it’s official art or just some awesome vandalism. 😉
This is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever drawn…but I like it.