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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Oy Marky Mark ! on: April 20, 2014, 07:24:12 AM
That's a cool tune, and it would be good for a local band, but I don't think it is for them. They are jam band devotees and want to focus on freelance improv.  Learning songs takes too much discipline, you know.
2  Horror Drive-In / Intermission / Re: The Not-So-Wonderful World of Online Dating on: April 19, 2014, 11:41:32 AM
Stephen,

That's one hell of a story. I can't imagine what you went through. It's a testament to what a good person will endure on behalf of his or her children. Thanks for sharing.

I'm glad to hear that you found someone right for you. I have hope, but it seems hopeless. I have an idea of how messed up I am. In some ways it has been the dating, as well as therapy, that has made me aware of how bad it is.

Sadly, I have no family. Not to speak of. They are not part of my life. At all. As for friends, I could not take hanging out with burned-out potheads who use me and drain me emotionally and financially.

I do have some good friends, but they like to drink and I am avoiding that sort of thing as much as I can. It is very difficult for me to be around it.

I do appreciate the friends I have here, and it helps a lot, but it isn't like having people in my immediate life. A buddy I can say, hey, let's take a hike and talk. Let's see a movie. Let's hit some thrift shops.
3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Record Store Day is THIS SATURDAY, April 19th on: April 19, 2014, 10:18:19 AM
The RSD releases are the audio equivalent of small press deluxe books. They are made of heavier vinyl, with deeper grooves, giving the music a richer sound. They are intended for audiophiles and collectors.

Sadly, the store I frequent got few of them. They ordered a lot but not many came in. Lots of titles slipped through the cracks of distribution and ended up on ebay. Corruption is unfortunately inevitable with the human species.

I was mostly excited about the used records that were new to the store. I wanted a lot of them, but I settled for Brian Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets, and Talking Heads' Remain in Light.

The place was packed, and there was a festive atmosphere in the store. I saw a number of ponytails, but I did not hold it against anyone. I was mostly happy to see American Oldies Records making good money. The independents have a tough time competing against Amazon, big box stores, itunes and other download sites, and of course downloads of the illegal sort. That old inevitability of corruption again.

I cut out early because I do not feel well. I loathe Spring with a passion. The pollen always makes me feel wretched. 
4  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Cold in July Trailer on: April 19, 2014, 04:25:17 AM
I guess it's too much to hope for a theatrical release.
5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The All-New Reading, Watching, and Listening Thread on: April 19, 2014, 03:48:53 AM
Reading: A re-read of Laymon's Night in the Lonesome October

Watching: Nothing at all

Listening: In the car, Preston and Child's Still Life With Crows; in the house, the upcoming Rudy Schwartz Project release, Winter Dance of the Koala Sperm Harvest. Like any RSP release, it is a life-changing event.
6  Horror Drive-In / Intermission / Re: The Not-So-Wonderful World of Online Dating on: April 19, 2014, 03:45:41 AM
One of the problems I've faced with dating women my age is, some of them are stuck with The Mommy Syndrome. They have been mothers for decades and can't break the pattern.

The woman I dated last year, when things seemed to be going well? She started treating me like I was ten years old. And she was treating her own children, who were nearing college age, like they were ten years old, too. When I first heard the way the kids spoke to her, I was shocked. Then I realized why.

I'm certainly not perfect. One of my problems has been my inability to open up. I've kept things bottled in so long, and that habit is hard to break, too. Some women I have dated have complained that they never know what I am really feeling or thinking. I guess I keep my guard up.

I figure when it is right, it will feel right. If it ever happens. I gotta tell you, coming home to an empty house every day gets old. I've cut off most of my local friends, because I can't deal with their nonstop partying ways. I'm pretty much on my own.
7  Horror Drive-In / Intermission / Re: Summer Concert Series on: April 19, 2014, 03:15:16 AM
Ben Folds with an orchestra on April 30th. That's all I have planned so far.
8  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Record Store Day is THIS SATURDAY, April 19th on: April 18, 2014, 05:47:34 PM
Every day sort of is to me too, but there will be a lot of new stuff on the shelves at my favorite store. I heard something like 1500 new albums.

Standing around chatting is one of my favorite activities in the store. I love the social aspects of it.
9  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Record Store Day is THIS SATURDAY, April 19th on: April 18, 2014, 05:35:06 PM
I have no drive-in, no decent bookstore, but at least--at the very least--I have a great little record shop nearby. I have made some good friends there, and I have gotten dozens of fantastic albums for my collection.
10  Horror Drive-In / Intermission / Re: The Not-So-Wonderful World of Online Dating on: April 18, 2014, 02:10:55 PM
I agree, but it's not that easy. It's not like I can go gallivanting off to a bunch of cons a year. With only one paycheck holding down the fort, and now a car payment, I scrape by.

I will be going to Scares That Care, and it will cost me a fortune. A plane ticket for India to come to NC. I let her fly in there to see her grandparents and cousins and stuff. I will drive back and forth before and after the con. Getting a room both times. Then, there is my room, and I must get lodging for India. She is staying with someone else. Con memberships for both of us, food, spending money, and Lord knows what all else.

On top of that, I am paying for India's Prom.

But, yeah, maybe I will meet a horror woman at the show. Then again, they have all been horror women in their own ways.  Roll Eyes
11  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Record Store Day is THIS SATURDAY, April 19th on: April 18, 2014, 08:42:45 AM
Just picked up on vinyl:

Rolling Stones "Some Girls" first issue and super clean.
Pink Floyd "The Wall" first American issue and pretty clean.


Bro, you need to come out to American Oldies Records with me sometime. Their selection is amazing.
12  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Twilight Zone: The Movie on: April 17, 2014, 02:33:39 PM
The order of the segments is different in Bloch's novelization. He wrote it from an early version of the screenplay. Otherwise is it pretty faithful.
13  Horror Drive-In / Intermission / Re: RIP Monster Librarian, Dylan Kowalewski on: April 17, 2014, 02:28:45 PM
What? No...

I barely knew him, but we exchanged several emails and I did a little reviewing for him. Dylan seemed like such a nice guy. Totally passionate and committed to horror fiction. What happened?
14  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: F. Paul Wilson's The Compendium of Srem in Paperback on: April 17, 2014, 04:21:56 AM
I'm not really sure, but it takes place during the Spanish Inquisition.
15  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: F. Paul Wilson's The Compendium of Srem in Paperback on: April 16, 2014, 06:04:53 PM
I got this in the mail today. It's such a cool little book. I love things like this. A small perfectbound softcover. I plan to read it when I am done with the book I am on now.
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