October 2006


i couldn’t help but to steal a crop of this picture my sister blogged about here. this is me as frankenstein and my sister as sylvester. of all my halloween costumes this was definately my favourite. how could you beat a glow in the dark frankenstein? ok, so those dots are really the only glowing part, but still super cool. seeing this picture again makes me wish i still had that frankenstein costume…

yesterday evening, on a whim, peter and i took the train to kaohsiung. while we were wandering around we came upon the wonder woman dvds, and couldn’t resist. it’s been years and years since i’ve seen the show. so many little things i’d forgotten about and a lot of little things i got a kick out of seeing again: the way her eyes flash during the opening credits, the way she spins around to change her clothes, and those stars between scenes. we’ve only watched the pilot episode, but am i reading too much into this or is there some gay subtext going on? i mean paradise island being a paradise where men were not required, the women competing to decide who got to take steve off the island had uniforms that displayed a red triangle(ok, so it’s not pink but still(which was also used to keep score on the score board)), etc. another thing i doubt i even noticed when the show was on the air is how wonder woman makes reference to treating women better/as equals etc.

aside from the wonderful kookiness of the show, i’m in love with the music. i suspect alot of it may be library music, but whoever did it i wish i had it on cd to listen to over and over again.

some music just in time for halloween. first up is music for robots. how can it be bad with a title like that? second up is calling all fiends:

Halloween is meant to be scary, right? Year after year we dust off the old novelty records. While those oldies are fun, they not at all frightening. Oddio Overplay put the challenge to musical artists the world over to create Halloween music that is “frightening, damaging and disturbing.” No “Monster Mash,” instead creepy soundtracks to a fiendish Halloween. They succeeded with CALLING ALL FIENDS! Some of these pieces will creep you right out of your skin.

i’m looking forward to being creeped out once i’ve downloaded these. via pcl linkdump.

this week’s audioscrobbler chart. there was a time when the chameleons were my favourite band. but like so many bands, these days it’s rare when i put them on. is it just a case of burn out? interests changing? or a little both? i’m not sure.

mack over at the far eastern audio review has put together a list of his favourite south and east asian 60s pop clips found on youtube. wonderful.

forbidden crypts of haunted music. not just a haunted record gallery, but one where you can click on the albums and stream the music. just in time for halloween. via exclamation mark

yesterday when i was at 7-11 i picked up this flyer for what appears to be hello kitty wine. hello kitty and daniel kitty. this is one of the nice things about taiwan, you never know when kooky stuff like this will just magically appear out of nowhere. a picture of the bottles can be found here, and a larger one of just the labels can be found here.

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