Where I-Go, Mi-Go

A seasonal treat:

Lyrics gratefully taken from the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society songbook “A Very Scary Solstice

Freddie the Red Brained Mi-Go

[to the theme of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer]

You know Deep Ones and Dark Young and Shantaks and Shoggoths
Nightgaunts and Polyps and Fungi from Yuggoth
But do you recall the most loathesome beastie of all?

Freddie the Red Brained Mi-Go
Had a very slimy brain,
And if you ever saw it, you would scream and go insane.

All of the other Mi-Go
Laughed at him and made remarks.
They never let poor Freddy whisper to them in the dark.

Then one foggy Solstice eve
Hastur came to say,
“Freddy with your brain so bright, won’t you scare some folks tonight?”

Then how the Mi-Go loved him
As they buzzed about the place.
“Freddy the Red Brained Mi-Go, you’ll live out in darkest space!”

Loud, Proud & Purple

I’d got some e-mails from Si of the ‘Violets saying my pledge items had been posted, but by 12.30 today I’d given up hope Royal Mail would deliver them this w/e…but the postie turned up late with a box of goodies…

Yup, I’d splashed out on the bigger options:

  • Double pack CD, with the extra remixes (more of which later)
  • t-shirts, well who could say no to a jaw dropping culty t-shirt* ?
  • poster, my picture and name amongst the other people who funded this adventure (stroke my ego)
  • booklet, lots of pictures and all the lyrics, why not ?
  • badges
  • signed note

A full list of the remixes is here. Any band that writes a Happy Birthday song for the son of one of their fans has to be respected – and yes it is in typical ‘Violets style. That’s not the only new track either, and several remixes have extra lyrics.

The booklet…well Si has obviously spent a lot of time on this one. We are treated to all the lyrics, a page for each of the band members (Si, Tom, Rosie and Jo) along with lots of photos and even a painting of Rosie in full on vamp mode (and I must say I like that…dribble). Rosie also fills her page with poetry, alluding to March Violets tracks. Tom has his guitar geek page, and Jo her cat page.

Oh, and best of all the text refers to a video of Billion 3. Looking forward to that.

The Remixes

Immerse yourself in a film sound track set in a strange punk/goth/disco/dance/rave you can only leave by taking exits from the labyrinth that lead to psychedelic hammer horror films/twilight zone of a dystopian world of environmental, financial and sexual collapse.

The album as originally mixed was not a gothic dirge, the remixes are, well, hatstand. Regardless of the style, its the ‘Violets.

The extra lyrics and vocals on several tracks are really fitting and make the tracks really good. Given the originals are pretty stonkingly good that’s a hard thing to achieve.

What did you want time running backwards ?

* And no the cats couldn’t…they spent much of the afternoon curled up hard asleep on the t-shirts even before I’d worn them.

Weapon – paraGun

Also arriving today and distracting me:

Yeah… were gonna all see
A truth born sayer or a weapon to deceive
Turn of a switch if you think you still can dream
A calculated risk for all sheep while sleeping
I challenge you to take a hard look
At just what’s creeping there behind their truth
A salivating, toothless, crooked root thanG
Is sucking on and on gag gag
Got knife back it up fight gottA find a reason to slice in
Can’t forget the piece of the pie
A poison we can’t get away from

Got a knife back a nation feel the class system closing in
Like an abscess in the back of the neck
GottA keep the mind on intention
Radiate feeling baked catch the high high
Sure this season seems so clean
A filibuster dusting all the cesium leaves
A low grade dose of a rabbit up the sleeve
A card trick release from the pretty fuel fleas
I’m getting sick from the way we all look
In the face of annihilation under a jack boot
An ass ripping particle base disguise
Take me back to times of black plague lies
Radiate feeling baked catch the high high
Make it up pass the buck… fuck fuck

The March Violets: Made Glorious Tour 2013

Those little scamps the March Violets have announced some gigs.

The March Violets Tour 2013

Hike on over to here to find the dates…which are subject to, er, updates…

Downsizing

Several games rules use playing cards to determine game events, in particular Went The Day Well ? which we use for AVBCW, and propose to use for BoB/RCW under the moniker Went the Revolution Well ?. For me and some others this is a great idea, but has a downside in that you place the playing cards next to the units, actually on the table. Now, anyone having read the House Rules, will immediately realise this falls foul of my rule regarding having no extraneous rubbish on the table !

Full size playing cards are visually intrusive and large compared with many 28mm units (eg Command, HMG, Artillery etc). So the brain cell had an idea – buy some miniature playing cards

Sorry but I have to…a teenage party featured this repeatedly…and it really is a great track.
So, I went off to Amazon and got some…

As you can see they are less than half the size of the normal playing cards. That’s a Musketeer RCW/WW1 figure for scale purposes, more of which shortly I have been busy with brush and paint.

Six packs for the bank breakingly big sum of £2.33 !

This should reduce the visiual impact of the cards greatly on the games table.

A Heart of Glass

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine
Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind
If I fear I’m losing you it’s just no good
You teasing like you do

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Much of mistrust, love’s gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I’m the one you’re using, please don’t push me aside
We could’ve made it cruising, yeah

Yeah, riding high on love’s true bluish light

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out to be a pain in the ass
Seemed like the real thing only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Once I was a kid in the seventies…

Burger !

Painting curtailed due to early arrival of BBQ guest. I had spent the morning at my local butchers, investing in some heart stoppingly large burgers that they do…

That’s not a knife Burger…
This is a knife Burger !

Yup about an inch thick.

But size isn’t everything but when BBQ’d this burger, did not shrink, did not shed much fat onto the BBQ, and did not become dry and dessicated…

Organic, local beef and onions, all raised within 10 miles of the City of Carcosa (probably within two miles as the Butcher’s family own one of the local farms). Complete with plastic processed cheese slice ! 😉

Reminds me of an old Frankie Goes to Hollywood B-side….Don’t lose what’s left of your Little Mind

I am The Count, this is my song.
A coffee, a burger, you cant go wrong.

Rock me Daddio.
Rock it.

I am The Count and I love to wear silk stockings on my head.

Sing it my pretty sing.

Hip hop, be bop,

I am The Count, this is my song.
A coffee, a burger, just sing along.

Rock it.

Take it to the bridge, take it up, up, up, up.

Transylvania.

Our chance living in the mystical powers.
Instead I am here alone, a bird in a cage.
I will spread my wings and head home.

Transylvania.

Sock it to me baby.

Burger, burger,

One coffee, two burgers, three ham and cheese burgers,
and one chicken sandwich.
Poor on the mayo, pass me the relish.
Some more onion rings