Posted on October 15, 2021
If I were to have a Pirate Radio Station, I’d call it KON Radio. The Flying Brown Eye or Flaming Brown Eye would be the logo. There would be an ongoing joke about Kahn of Star Trek fame (Ricardo Montalban).
His early “Rich Corinthian Leather” commercials would be factored in.
Up in the sky
Way up high
So close to heaven
Your flaming brown eye
An eye with wings
Good luck it brings
Right hand of God
Attached are no strings
Jesus loves you (if you)
Pay your annual dues
Make Time For Jesus
You cannot lose
Ricardo Montalban had quite an extraordinary career – when I read the Wiki on him I learned a few tidbits I didn’t know about him. He certainly seemed to have a great career, long marriage and was thankful for his opportunities.
The jokes about “Rich Corinthian Leather” and yelling “Kaaaaaaaaaahn!” works perfectly for KON Radio.
Posted on October 14, 2021
Instead of doing a haunted grandfather clock, I’m going to have the rat faced git clown puppet star as Televangelist Max Grifter. His “pitch” is that if you don’t immediately send him $666 and join his elite “Make America Grate Again” club at the Presidential True Patriot Level of giving, you’ll not reap Gods Great Harvest. For poor people (whom he refers to as The Meek), he will take 6 Monthly Payments on your Credit Card or electronic funds transfer. Payday loan advances are fine. His “nervous tick” is that he points to this clock and nervously says “Run, don’t walk, times running out, won’t you Make Time For Jesus?”……
America is now full on Idiocracy and The Church of the Subgenius combined. Step Right Up!
Posted on October 13, 2021
This little shit is one creepy dude . . .
Posted on October 12, 2021
The best thing about a glue gun is that you can use it as a way to prototype assemblages. Once you like the composition, you can commit with two part epoxy or super bond wood glue.
I like the basic idea – but I need to down scale it. Its thrown together and is only the start of where I’m headed with this, but its a ton of fun. As I look at the prototype over the next few days, ideas will flow.
All of a sudden the haunted grandfather clock is becoming my favorite theme this “Halloween Month”.
No more clowns
No more laughter
We pay well
And benefits you'll see
We lost our staff
To Washington, D.C
Everyone gets paid
To do nothing
Can't find help
So we'll be shutting
Posted on October 11, 2021
This was fun – I pulled out all the stops this year because I am so relieved (and eternally thankful) that we are healing from last year with its Smoke, Pandemic, Trump / Politics, Power Outages due to Fire Danger – have I left anything out?
Now lets pray for rain. I expect to do one Thanksgiving / Christmas set and photo shoot – but my thing is Harvest Festival and Halloween – and Thanksgiving – which is a Harvest Festival. I’m a Pagan I think . . . .
Posted on October 10, 2021
Settle down, relax a bit
We have time to kill
Good things come to those who wait
So please be ever still
The early bird catches the worm
We don't have time to kill
Hurry up, don't be late
Don't be sitting still
A broken clock whose arms have stopped
Tells time two times each day
Time marches to its own beat
This earth we cannot stay
Posted on October 9, 2021
A few years back I found what I think is the best pumpkin ale – it was by Almanac Brewing in Alameda, California. They don’t seem to brew it anymore. Smashed Pumpkin by Shipyard is Pretty decent – solid. I’ve never had one that blew me away, but I seriously doubt this style will (like Simtra Triple IPA or an Imperial Stout does like Sierra Nevada Narwhal or Alesmith Speedway Stout does.
Yet each year I look to see if something interesting awaits me at “Church” (Bevmo or Moraga Liquors).
Today I set the Imaginary Puppet Theatre stage for the 6th of 6 in 6 week episodes and photo shoots. This I have affectionately called “The Halloween 666 Series”. It looks awesome. I can’t wait to shoot and post it.
Hey! I’ll do it Sunday.
Posted on October 8, 2021
We have a couple “volunteer” Smoke Tree seedlings that started when my neighbor’s tree went to seed, and blew into our yard. They are super nice and interesting trees, and while they are tiny seedlings, they have great fall color.
The fall colors here are much more subtle here in Northern California, but there are plenty of really nice fall color trees if you keep an eye out for them.
Posted on October 7, 2021
Facebook isn’t the cause of our social unrest – but its been a tool to let miscreants foment hate and misinformation. Twitter is no better. I deep sixed my social media accounts years ago. It was obvious to me back then that these unsocial networks were making money off of their users woe. The more scandalous – the better.
Today’s song is just a little ditty. I’ve really been enjoying trying simple songs but where I can concentrate on writing melodies with the piano or organ. Its very much a musical exercise and practice.