Matt Katz Topless Piano Magic for Gothtober Day 2

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Oct 012018
 

Visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and CLICK DAY  TWO to see today’s Gothtober Piece!

Imagine my surprise, my delight, my utter THRILL to receive this piece for Gothtober and present it to you. Matt Katz is one of my favorite musicians, I’ve only sung with him once, but I’d do it again in two shakes of a lamb’s tail! When he said he’d do a song for us, I was over the moon.

Here you can have a wonderful musical experience whilst gazing at his fine form playing a beautiful song by Goldfrapp. But this is no routine tickling of the ivories all regular style. He’s playing it topless AND blindfolded AND wearing what looks like a knit executioner-style hood from Robin Hood days!?!

In his own words, Matt says

“This song represents a story of mystery, of a person falling in love with danger for brief moment, and seemingly pays the ultimate price for curiosity. I chose to put my self in danger and play blindfolded. Happy Gothtober yall!”

I love how it sounds perfectly autumn-like, you can feel the temperature getting cooler, maybe some wet sidewalks and skittering leaves… and there’s a pensive, gloomy longing in the tune enticing you just around the bend for every note.

You could put this in your headphones and stand in front of a bog or a marsh, looking into the distance, wistfully, pulling your cloak a little closer to keep from shivering.

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Gothtober 2018 OPENS with Horror Movie Survival Guide!!!

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Oct 012018
 

Happy Gothtober, everyone! Visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and CLICK DAY ONE to see today’s offering! 

The calendar went LIVE last night, we always pick newbies for DAY 1, to get you in the mood for fall fun!

It’s time for puppets! It’s time for, specifically, puppets of the two hosts from the “Horror Movie Survival Guide,” Julia Marchese, and Marion Kerr. Created and puppeted by one of their fiercely crafty producers, Teri Gamble, you can watch the 2-D version of our hosts give you expert advice on how to STAY ALIVE when watching horror movies, very good tips!

This information is hard to get and highly prized, we trust you’ll watch, learn, and keep it away from evil forces, demons, flesh-eating zombies, you know, the horror hoi polloi. From oldies back in film’s beginning days, to VHS classics, to more modern creature features, this lively, witty and candid podcast delves deep with insights, minutia, personal anecdotes, and plenty of great facts and figures to boost your horror movie knowledge. For instance, did you know that Piper Laurie’s bible verses in Brian DePalma’s Carrie are all completely fake and made up… but somehow still amazingly believable?

Find all past and future episodes here!

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Gothtober 2018 Artists Announced!

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Sep 012018
 

The Jack o’ Lantern has SPOKEN!

By pumpkins fat and witches lean, by coal black cats with eyes of green, by all the magic ever seen, we’ve got our ghouls for HALLOWEEN!

Now the circle has been cast, 31 artworks built to last, boiling potions in cauldron’s deep, conjuring magic as you sleep!

When the clock strikes midnight October 1st, our countdown begins, a new surprise by a different artist launched each day until Halloween. Our SIXTEENTH autumn assemblage will contain films, crafts, recipes and goodies of all kinds bringing a cornucopia of strange delights to your phone, your tablet, your desktop screeeeeeeaaaaammmmsssss! (Oops, I meant screens, lol.)


1 – Teri Gamble
2 – Mat Katz
3 – Serafine and Daphna
4 – Yuki Okada
5 – Marquis Howell
6 – Del Norte
7 – Family Thomas
8 – David LeBarron
9 – Pauly G
10 – Ian MacKinnon
11 – Coral Lobera


12 – Ash
13 – Michael Gump
14 – Danny Torrance
15 – Lori Meeker
16 – Chris Baughman
17 – Gordon Vandenburg
18 – Rick Orner
19 – Mellocreme Fairchild III
20 – Family Fisher
21 – Francis and Clyde
22 – Federico Tobon


23 – Jenny Walsh
24 – Family Chambers
25 – Jenn Paige Gordon
26 – Family Waller
27 – Molly Allis
28 – Kimberly Kim
29 – Bona Bones
30 – Barry Morse
31 – Kristen Erickson


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Gothtober Day 31: Bona Bones Closes Out Gothtober 2017

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Oct 312017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 31 to see the VERY LAST DAY of Gothtober 2017 by Bona Bones!
Enjoy this lovingly mellow animated situation where a conjurer fixates on makings that suit the appetite. It’s not just fun to watch, it’s a treat for the ears as well. Wouldn’t it be nice to not open and close the fridge every time you wanted a snack, but just have the power to bring forth a snack from wherever using your powers? Ah, it would be nice, yes it would. Find out more about Bona Bones HERE! 
And that concludes our calendar of options, our artist show-off-a-rama for the Halloween season! Happy Halloween, eat all the candy, chop off all the fingers, and lick all the toads!
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Gothtober Day 30: Print-n-Fold Card from THE STIG!

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Oct 302017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 30 to get a printable, foldable Halloween greeting card from The Stig!
If you like Bassett Hounds, you’ll love The Stig, he’s the most famous hound we know. He’s got a big following, so this card goes out to fans old and new! The card depicts The Stig in front of a beautiful orange harvest moon, levitating with the power of bat wings! Is this a vampire dog? Could be…
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Gothtober Day 29: Wallers Share a Classic!

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Oct 292017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 29 for a story you know so well from awhile ago. As the narration floats in a jovial and tranquil fashion, we’re faced with a room that changes here and there… sometimes with cats, and sometimes with… individuals. Enjoy this “oldie” told in a newish way, filmed in California where the palm trees sway.
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Gothtober Day 28: Del Norte’s Tips for Better Living

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Oct 282017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 28 to understand, for better or for worse, what it takes to not totally ruin your Holiday Halloween plans. From not blendering your appendages into a whirly mush or using your ear canal as a pencil sharpener, Del Norte makes a lot of sense. They KNOW what they’re talking about, demonstrated by the uh… limbs and various body parts strewn and placed about this stern PSA!
I’m glad they’ve brought awareness to these issues, I don’t know how we’ve survived this long without these examples! Read up and have a safe time when it’s All Hallow’s Eve, and don’t forget to NOT pickle yer own fingers!!!
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Gothtober Day 27: A Recipe from the Kitchen of Yuki Okada

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Oct 272017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 27 to get a rather tasty recipe from Yuki Okada, author and illustrator of Arya Bakes a Pie, which is her website hosting recipes inspired by the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” You can look up recipes by course, OR by house, so for Gothtober, she decided to share with us a recipe from House Stark!
All these recipes have been cooked, tested, written, designed and illustrated by Yuki who is really adept at doing all of the things just listed.
For this particular recipe, she made multiple savory pies and tested the recipe oh… I dunno, like FIVE TIMES to get just the right technique and ingredients! It’s a biggie deep dish pie, you gotta use a springform pan, which is a lil’ advanced, but totally worth it. As the days get shorter and cooler, you’re gonna need a pie like this one to get you through winter because… winter is coming.
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Gothtober Day 26: “Gore” with Michael Gump, aka, Bob Bugs!

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Oct 262017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 26 to see the frightful, awful, terrible, gory and ghastly carnage brought to you by Michael Gump, also known as Bob Bugs! Mr. Gump dresses in a different disguise and publishes it on Instagram 365 days of the year!!!
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Gothtober Day 24: Stop Motion Magic with Ignis Fatua

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Oct 242017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 24 to see some lovely residential stop-motion film from Ignis Fatua!
There is so much to see in this arresting interior/exterior adventure! Watch the scene turn from night to day and back again, the curtains billow, everyday items perform mundane activities… or do they?
ARTIST STATEMENT
“It is a tragedie, exploring the possible inner lives of the objects around us and our unknown impact on them.”
And here it is for you to see, lovingly put together with gorgeous animated water colors, puppetry, sculpture and more.
Find out more about Ignis Fatua  here! 
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