How to Make a Monster (1958)

It will scare the living yell out of you

I watched the 73-minute, 1958 American International Pictures movie “How to Make a Monster” on Svengoolie. A Monster Make-up artist, of 25 years, and his assistant lose their jobs when the new studio owner wants to get rid of monster flicks. They feel that kids today want more comedy, music, girls, singing, and dancing. Angry, he uses an experiment mind control chemical, in his make-up, to control the monsters in the current movie to kill at his will.

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The History of Werewolves

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolf-bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright

We’ve all seen them in the movies and on television but are they real? The Beast of Bray Road and the Michigan Dogman[1] are described as werewolf-like creatures. Eyewitnesses describe them as bipedal, shaggy creatures with wolf-like heads. A werewolf is any person who can turn into a wolf or wolf-man hybrid, willingly or unwillingly, in an actual physical (not illusionary) transformation.

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Howard Morris Was Ernest T. Bass

“And if you wonder who I be, it’s me it’s me, it’s Ernest T.!”

Howard Jerome Morris was born September 4, 1919, to a Jewish family in the Bronx, New York, the son of Hugo and Elsie Morris. Morris attended New York University on a dramatic arts scholarship. During World War II he was assigned to a United States Army Special Services unit, the entertainment branch, where he was a First Sergeant. He was based in Honolulu and entertained the troops throughout the pacific.

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The Children Of “Houses Of The Holy”

By Doyle Tatum

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

Melody Hill #14 was our next to the last regular issue of the Melody Hill fanzine.

The cover for this issue was drawn by the Circle Sky store manager, and my good friend, Donnie Thompson.

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Album Art – Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream & Other Delights

Herb Albert was frightened that the cover would be censored.

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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Joel Whitburn Dies

Love Music? Love Trivia? Love Statistics? Then…

Joel Whitburn is known by music industry experts around the world for the detailed record research he began as a hobby. He was born November 29, 1939, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He started collecting records in his teens and subscribed to Billboard[1] in 1953. When they started the Hot 100[2] in 1958 Joel would record the chart placings of records on index cards.

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Album Art – The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

It was [over 54] years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play
They’ve been going in and out of style, But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

IT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD!

I watched one of the most classic sci-fi films ever made on Svengoolie. This 1956 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie has a starship crew in the 23rd century going to investigate the silence of a distant planet’s colony, only to find just two survivors, a powerful robot, and the deadly secret of a lost civilization. produced by Nicholas Nayfack (“The Invisible Boy” Robbie the Robot’s second appearance), and directed by Fred M. Wilcox (“Lassie Come Home”, “Courage of Lassie”).

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Computer Mouse History

x,y position indicator for a display system

In 1967, the patent was filed for the first mouse, calling it an “x,y position indicator for a display system.” The patent was awarded in 1970. Douglas Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) conceived the mouse while attending a conference on computer graphics, where he started thinking about how to improve interactive computing.

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My Favorite Albums – Free – Concrete Blonde

Up through the cracks, Up through the broken glass
In the hot red light of a black and white, Roses grow

I went with some friends from work to a restaurant in Sandy Springs, Georgia back in May of 1989 where 96 Rock was sponsoring a trivia contest. Our team won and we got a bunch of radio station swag and cassettes of the new album by a band I’d never heard of, Concrete Blonde. I have been a fan ever since that night.

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