Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday morning fun pit - Halloween edition.

Well, with preparation and luck on my side, I was able to watch a Saturday morning marathon of Halloween-themed cartoons online.

Don't really feel like reviewing them all (though I must say that "Toonsylvania" holds up best as a sort of six degrees-style hub connecting voice actors who - between them - were on every single cartoon in the 90s: Charlie Adler, Nancy Cartwright, Brad Garrett, Jess Harnell, Kath Soucie, Billy West), but I will say that I did enjoy myself, even with the expected technical issues (super-tight framing to obscure channel logos, advertisements interrupting the action).

The playlist:

6teen - "Boo, Dude"
Toonsylvania - "Were-Granny"
T.U.F.F. Puppy - "Happy Howl-O-Ween"
Dave the Barbarian - "That Darn Ghost"/"The Cow Says Moon"
Kim Possible - "Sink or Swim" (I still maintain that this is a far better Halloween episode than the show's official Halloween episode.)
The Weekenders - "Nevermore"
ReBoot - "To Mend and Defend"

Definitely want to try again soon. Maybe not with a holiday, but...something.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Yeah, it's been kind of a while since I posted anything. Long story short: watching Halloween movies in-between enduring the worst job I've ever had.

I didn't even have enough energy to post a YouTube video. I guess that's changing now.

Last year, Encore aired a bushel of Stephen King adaptations. One of them was the miniseries of "Salem's Lot". I caught a good deal of it. It was all right. The strongest aspect was the music by Harry Sukman, highlighted by a galumphing main title cue that made exceptional use of the 'Dies Irae'.

The soundtrack received release on Intrada the year before last. I keep thinking that the label is gonna single it out for the 'available while supplies last' thing they do every so often. Trust me, it's happening soon...and I'll be ready to pick up a copy.