Archive for October, 2011
Written by HIH Houseguest Lizzy Cline
There just can never be enough pop culture and geek conventions!
This is the first year for the new Comikaze event and it’s a strong opening. The one and only Stan Lee will be gracing the event along with a long list of geek/comic leaders. The best thing about the event this year is that a normal ticket price for conventions can run 40 and up which in this economy is quite a strain on the pocket. Comikaze tickets are only a mere 12 dollars. We will be trolling the isles looking for interesting and new tidbits of geekdom. For sure lots of pictures and interviews await.
During my internet travels this week I found an article at starcostumes.com called “The 12 Greatest Costumed Rock Bands Ever”.
Click here to check it out.
I have to admit I don’t know most of the bands listed except the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper and KISS.
What costumed bands do I know besides the ones above? Check out this 5 on Friday and find out!
5 Bands in Costume
1. Let’s a “Go-Go” to this Hulla Baloo dance party with Paul Revere & the Raiders! Anyone know who the cute guy is that introduces them? I do.
Visit Paul Revere & the Raiders to see them still rocking in costume http://www.paulrevereraiders.com
2. Move over Paul Revere & the Raiders because Adam & the Ants are riding through. Stand & deliver artsy fashion, also known as cool costumes.
Adam Ant still delivers his New Romantic style, check him out at http://www.adam-ant.net
3. Uno, dos, tres, quatro…Wooly Bully time with Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Watch it now!
Find out what Sam the Sham is up to, visit http://www.samthesham.com
4. Cher! Okay so Cher is a singer and not really a band but it’s my site and I can post what I want to.
See what Cher is wearing these days… http://www.cher.com
5. Need an idea for a costume? Look no further than The Village People. They’re like a costume catalog on stage.
Click here to watch everyone’s favorite group dance song, YMCA.
Wow, 35 years of The Village People on their official site! Visit http://www.officialvillagepeople.com today!
I was at Henry’s Marketplace the other day, shopping for protein powders and healthier junk food. They always have a fun music list playing in the store and this time it was a whole lotta Rockabilly. I was practically dancing in the aisles. This got me thinking that I haven’t been listening to Rockabilly music lately.
I’ve always had a thing for 50’s and 60’s music. I have a thing for most music in general no matter the decade but my favorite activity when I was a kiddo, besides reading & watching TV, was blasting my mom’s 45’s in my room. She didn’t have every rockabilly record but she had enough to get me interested. By the time the Stray Cats strutted their way on the radio in the 1980’s, I was amped with rockabilly excitement.
“The term rockabilly is a portmanteau of rock (from rock ‘n’ roll) and hillbilly, the latter a reference to the country music (often called hillbilly music in the 1940s and 1950s) that contributed strongly to the style’s development. Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues. While there are notable exceptions, its origins lie primarily in the Southern United States.”—Wikipedia
So I’ve been rockin rockabilly style again, seems like a perfect reason for an HIH Five on Friday post.
Here are 5 of my Fave Rockabilly Tunes:
Eddie Cochran— C’mon Everybody
Bill Haley—Rock Around the Clock
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps— Be-Bop-a-Lula
Elvis Presley—That’s All Right Mama
Stray Cats—Stray Cat Strut
What are your favorite Rockabilly tunes?
Check out the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, click here.
If you grew up in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s then you know Gumby. A little green slab of clay that turned into a pretty cool dude, he could jump into books, shape shift and do a lot of fun things. He also had a good heart and kind nature. It’s no wonder why I loved tuning in to see what he and his friends were up to.
There’s a lot of fun trivia to be found about Gumby via cyberspace. Did you know they tested audition reaction by showing Gumby for the first time on the Howdy Doody Show? Did you know that Art Clokey created Gumby just after finishing film school? I bet you knew that Art Clokey also created another one of my favorite TV shows, Davey & Goliath.
Click here to watch Art Clokey’s first stop motion clay animation, Gumbasia.
In honor of what would have been Art Clokey’s 90th birthday, Oct. 12, 2011, Google created a Google Doodle in the style of his Claymation characters.
Are you a Gumby fan?
Not that I need to be online anymore than I already am, but I tripped over a cool site the other day called pinterest.com .
It got me thinking about my denim vest in the 80’s all loaded up with fun pins, a.k.a. buttons. You remember those don’t you?
I had so many pinned to my vest, showcasing everything I was interested in. From Prince, to Prince and the Revolution, to Purple Rain, alright so maybe I didn’t have a diverse bunch of buttons but I had a lot of them. It was fun wearing my interests for the world to see, or at least my closest circle of friends.
These days, pins are making a comeback. Walk into a Hot Topic store and you’ll see what I mean. Here’s a few on my daughter’s denim vest.
If you stop by pinterest.com you’ll see something very similar in the form of images. You can create “boards” and add “pins” to them. You can pin images via links or upload from your computer. Here are a few of mine.
In my “MUSIC” category:
In my “DECADES” category:
Fashion: I call it What I Wear:
Sharing is easy with an automatic post to Facebook and you can embed code like I did above.
The fun thing about pinterest.com is you can see what other people are interested in and then re-pin them yourself. The interests that is, not the people.
Are you pinning & re-pinning at pinterest.com? Follow me htpp://pinterest.com/suzannehih
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