September 4th, 2012
December 15th, 2011
Set the mood with a selection of haunting Disney music, both official and unofficial on Spotify. The playlist consists mostly of Nightmare Before Christmas music to fit with this year’s theme, but there are some other goodies sprinkled in, too.
You’ll need the free Spotify software.
October 27th, 2011
Did you miss Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice? Did you catch it, but need/want to see it again? Watch it right here!
And, be on the look-out for two songs by Plain White T’s (“Nuttin’ for Christmas“) and Grace Potter (“Naughty Naughty Children“). You can download both online from Amazon.com.
October 25th, 2011
Here’s one that you may have missed for your audio collection. This is “Ghastly Stomp” by the Ghastly Ones. It has a hauntingly familiar tune that you can find on their album, A Haunting We Will Go-Go.
October 20th, 2011
“Fun love letter” is a perfect description of Luke McQuillan’s rendition of “Grim Grinning Ghosts.”
October 3rd, 2011
“Nuptial Doom: The Bride in the Attic” is a nice, long (20 mins.) story about . . . you guessed it . . . the Haunted Mansion’s attic bride as originally imagined by WED Enterprises. More than that, it’s the back-story for the mansion itself.
The story is narrated by actress Kat Cressida, the current black widow bride in the attraction. You can download the mp3 for a measly 99¢ over at DoomBuggies.com.
March 4th, 2010
I love finding remixes to “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” one of my favorite songs. As a treat, I thought I’d sprinkle spooktastic recordings throughout the month. If you know of any that should be featured here this month, contact me.
October 18th, 2009
On Tuesday, the soundtrack to Alice in Wonderland came out. If you act quickly, you can download the first track for FREE on Amazon.com. You’ll need an account, which is free, to get the free track. Since I’ve been a little dubious about downloading the whole soundtrack (only $8!), I’ve got “Alice’s Theme” playing on a loop. It’s very nice. Download it for free while you can.
I love Tim Burton films. They’re dark, surreal, and like nothing I’ve seen.
I immensely enjoy Johnny Depp’s acting. He so versatile, and his characters all have unique personalities of their own that don’t carry over from film to film . . . unlike some other actors. *cough* Eddie Murphy *cough*
I love much of Danny Elfman’s theatrical scores. Not everything, mainly the more other-worldly pieces.
Bring these three things together, and you get something very special.
September 6th, 2006
First off, I don’t have a small head. What I do have is an awesome two-for-one special. I’ll tell you about it some time.
Secondly . . . woo-hoo! My email was read on the 50th episode of Mousetalgia! I was hoping it would get on there. You can listen to an edited snippet, above, but the full audio (2-3 minutes in length?) is at the 52:31 mark on the podcast. Download episode 50.
Mousetalgia podcasts are available every Monday. I would have reported this sooner, but I typically don’t listen to the episodes until later in the week, and while I’m laying in bed at night. It’s perfect for winding down the week and letting go of the worries & cares of both the past and coming days.
Now, if only the Mousetalgia crew can perfect a way to use Skype so that their special guests (mainly me) can join in remotely.
I’ve finished listening to the two audio discs, plus quickly flipping through the bonus CD-ROM content. I was so wrapped up in listening to the audio that it doesn’t seem like over 2 hours of content.
The two best interviews, in my opinion, are the ones about Cast Member life on the WDW attraction and the design of the Tokyo Disney Sea ride. In both instances, I could almost imagine being there. There’s a lot of interesting information there that will have any Disney theme park geek busting at the seams.
The audio quality is occasionally shaky, but it’s pretty darn good considering that they recorded all of their interviews over the telephone. The tracks are lightly woven together with a storyline about the Nemo family in hiding. It’s corny and silly, but that’s part of the charm of this 2-disc set.
The CD-ROM content is mainly a series of photos and a couple minor videos. It’s nothing to really get all hyped up about, but it is a nice jot through memory lane.
Blemishes aside, the key attributes of the issue is an air of light-hearted fun and a wealth of information. Boy-howdy, there’s a wealth of information! The issue isn’t perfect, but you have to remember that it’s produced by fans using whatever they have at their disposal. In my opinion, it’s worth both the money and the time to listen to the whole set. I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to get into it, because I’ve never been on anything other than the Submarine Voyage at Disneyland, and I didn’t care for it too much.