Saturday, January 13, 2018

Gotta Get Back In Time

I look up, and it's another month since I've blogged, and I still have nothing to say. 

Jenny got me a Dell Latitude 2006 laptop, and the keyboard actually works, so now I have no excuse not to update the blogs tonight. She also gave me the iphone 4, and I've been trying to learn how to make use of it, but it's just too dang small to make sense to me. But now I have a very old laptop and a very old iPhone and I enjoy yhem both. 

The keyboard action on this Dell is like an electric typewriter. I like it.

Lately when everyone is gone on Saturday afternoon I watch Werewolves On Wheels and Psychomania before they get home from karate. 

Drove down to my hometown late this week to see my doctor and get blood drawn. I was very, very tired in 2017, and I hoped the blood panel would offer some clues at to why. I got the results back Friday night, and went over them myself, and nothing seems out of whack, so I think it may be the beta blocker.

We've been watching Mad Men lately, and near the end of season four I realized I want to put almost everyone in the show in The Hall of Bad Dudes, which will give me material to update that blog.

Going to have a cup of tea and get ready for the Patriots game.  Pin It

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I Was Here

Going to spend the night here at Zombie Logic Press headquarters on the Holmes Block. Just rented Enter the Devil on Amazon video. Haven't written a word here in two months. Not a damn thing to say about anything going on. I play Dungeons and Dragons on Tuesdays, and nothing that happens in those sessions strikes me as any more bizarre and surreal that was has happened around me this year.

We got a piano this week. And a roll top desk much like the one my parents had in their home. Nothing fancy, just a department store style roll top desk, but when I saw it at the thrift store I knew I had to have it. Been looking for five years now, and this one just appeared when we were trying to waste a few minutes browsing on our way to something else. I bought her a piano and she bought me a desk.

Night of the Living Dead has been on a constant loop on the VHS lately when I'm here at the apartment. 

recently I stopped collecting vinyl records and started collecting cassette tapes instead, for a couple of reasons. First, vinyl records are just too expensive, and I never really liked them in the first place. I was happy when cassettes, then compact disks came along. I just wanted listening to the records at all, but I have no fear about putting a five dollar cassette in my boombox and listening to something like Van Halen or Tom Petty.

Enter the Devil is a really effective and unique low budget horror movie shot in Texas in the early 70's. A nice addition to the Satanic cult genre that was so en vogue then. And a unique take on it. 

I was here.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Bloodroot Silverthistle

Bloodroot Silverthistle by Ella Mathews
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Moving On To the Next Thing, But Really Even the Next Thing After That

Hard to believe Bittersweet Observations is coming down Monday. It seems like just yesterday we were doing the installation. We'll have to lug those four heavy typewriters home, the 26 panels from the book that were in the exhibit, and seven huge paintings that Jenny did. I want a couple of the panels for my apartment. The truth is, as every artist knows, the second you finish something and it is displayed somewhere you move on to the next thing. Which we have. Our latest Zombie Logic Press book, Lonely Bird, will be released October 7th at a book release party at Luna Datura's Curious Gifts

Poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg at Bittersweet Observations exhibit at Rockford Art Museum

In fact, Jenny is at MainFraiM this afternoon staining the wooden cover for Lonely Bird. 

Jenny, Jeremy, and Carmen assembling Stephen Schreiner's book Lonely Bird at MainFraiM.

Our good friend Ryan Davis took these photographs of us Monday. 
My Smith and Corona. Can't wait to get it home and bang on it a while. 

It was an honor and a surprise to be selected an exhibiting artist at the Rockford Art Museum.  Pin It

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lonely Bird Book Party

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“Lonely Bird” by Stephen Schreiner

Zombie Logic Press is proud to announce the launch of its 5th book in the Rock River Literary Series, “Lonely Bird” by Stephen Schreiner. Lonely Bird is quite a unique book for children and adults alike. The story follows the misadventures of a zany flock of birds and is appropriate for all ages.

The design and making of Lonely Bird is just as unique, with an artisan, handcrafted wooden cover, assembled by Jeremy Klonicki, Jenny Mathews, and Mona Lindvall at 
Mainfraim, insuring each book will be one of a kind. 

There will be a book release party on October 7th from 4-6 p.m. at 117 S. 3rd Street during Rockford Art Scene Luna Datura's Curious Gifts for first-time local author Stephen Schreiner's book Lonely Bird. The author will be on hand to sign copies of his book.

The four previous books in the Rock River Literary Series, created specifically to publish Rockford area writers: Iced Cream by Jesus Correa, The Zen of Beard Trimming by C.J. Campbell, The Blood Dark Sea by Dennis Gulling, and Atrocious Poems A To Z by Jenny Mathews and Thomas L. Vaultonburg, are also available at Luna Datura, a storefront specializing in curious gifts that opened recently at 117 S. 3rd Street.
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Kolchak: The Night Stalker: They Are, They Have Been, They Will Be...

Received these wonderful, untouched VHS tapes in the mail Saturday. Got them for the price of postage. All twenty episodes of one of my favorite television shows of all time: Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Plus the televions movies that preceded the television show, The Night Stalker, and The Night Strangler. 

I decided to start my watching party tonight with "They Are, They Have Been, They Will Be...", and episode that aired on September 27, 1974. It's about aliens, but it's also intermingled with a story of Kolchak desperately trying to finish his reportig so he can get to the Cubs' World Series game, which he has tickets for.

Few television characters, maybe even only Hawkeye Pierce, are more beloved to me than Carl Kolchak. It is a shame there were only twenty episodes, but it's also a mini miracle there were twenty episodes. The special effects are never much more than comical, and intentionally so, but it all works in ways movies that have spent 100 million dollars on special effects never did. 

Dan Curtis, of Dark Shadows, had either produced or directed the two television movies that preceded the series, but was neither producer or director of any of the television episodes. 

It may take me several months to get through these with fantasy football season upon us, but hopefully I'll have time.  Pin It
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