80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Looks That Kill ⛧

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

Seeing that Mötley Crüe is my favorite band EVER I bet you all were wondering why I haven’t done one Post on them. (Actually, I did a short one back in 2019.) Answer: I didn’t want to be that predictable – plus I wanted to savor this moment.

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve see the Crüe live. One memorable show was at De Anza College’s ampitheater. It was very intimate and we were seven rows from the stage. Nikki was interviewed that morning on one of the local stations and said that everyone attending that night was not only going to be allowed to bring in recording/video equipment but were ENCOURAGED to do so. (The band was battling with their record company at the time, but shortly thereafter Mötley Crüe would become the proud owner of their music. 🤘)

But I’ll never forget the first time I saw them live. Sacramento on the Shout at the Devil tour. (The best album. Ever. By anyone.) Coincidentally, the first time I the band was on MTV in the video for “Looks That Kill”. I was hooked.

Third track on Shout at the Devil (1983).
Released as a single later that same year.

Now, listen up
She’s a razor sharp
If she don’t get her way
She’ll slice you apart

Now she’s a cool, cool black
She moves like a cat
If you don’t get her game
Well, you might not make it back

She’s got the looks that kill
That kill
She got the looks that kill
That kill
She’s got the look

She’s got looks that kill
She’s got looks that kill

Now she’s bulletproof
She keeps her motor clean
And believe me, you
She’s a number thirteen

The church strikes midnight
She’s lookin’ louder and louder
She’s gonna turn on your juice, boy
Oh, then she turns on the power

She’s got the looks that kill
That kill
She got the looks that kill
That kill
She’s got the look

She’s got looks that kill
She’s got looks that kill

She’s got looks that kill
She’s got the look

Now, listen up
She’s a razor sharp
If she don’t get her way
She’ll slice you apart

Now she’s a cool, cool black
Move like a cat
If you don’t get her game
You might not make it back

She’s got the looks that kill
That kill
She got the looks that kill
That kill
She’s got the look

She’s got looks that kill
She’s got looks that kill

She’s got looks that kill
She’s got looks that kill

She’s got looks that kill
She’s got looks that kill

She’s got looks that kill
She’s got looks that kill

She’s got looks that kill
She’s got looks that kill

I almost used “Shout at the Devil” here, but since an original music video was never made of it I said “Fuck it. I’m saving the best for last.” (My Post. My site. My rülz!)

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80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Gonna Get Close to You 🧛‍♂️

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

Originally written/recorded by a group named Dalbello, “Gonna Get Close to You” is the fourth track on Rage for Order and the first single off that album. (BTW, Dalbello’s version is ANEMIC by comparison.)

I saw Queensrÿche in 2016 at Rockbar Theater and was so disappointed they didn’t include the song in their set list. My guess was there’s a copyright dispute which has prevented Queensrÿche from performing it live. (The band has been mired in copyright conflicts, although most have been with former singer, Geoff Tate.)

The accompanying video has always been one of my all-time favorites and I’m delighted to be able to share it!

I like to look at shadows sweating on the wall
I get excited when I hear your footsteps in the hall
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Ooh, outside your balcony, I have a room with a view
And I’m watching you
I dial your telephone each and every afternoon

I wait by your door till you’re asleep at night
And when you’re alone I know when you turn out the light
(Turn out the light)
I’m gonna get close to you
Oh oh, so close to you
I’m gonna get close to you
I’m gonna get close

You fumble for your keys, I’m six or seven steps behind you
I’m so close to you
Are you terrified of me? What do I know about you?
How did I find out?

You think I’m a fool or maybe some kind of lunatic
You say I’m wasting my time
But I know what to do with it
It’s as plain as black and white

I’m gonna get close to you
Oh oh, so close to you
I’m gonna get close to you
Oh, so close

If you knew my infinite charm
Oh oh, there’d be no reason to be so alarmed

Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right
Maybe I’m some kind of lunatic
You say I’m wasting all my time
But I know what to do with it
It is plain as black and white

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80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Creatures of the Night 🦇

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

The first single from KISS’ 1982 album of the same name.

Searching in the darkness, running from the day
Hiding from tomorrow, nothing left to say
Victims of the moment, future deep in doubt
Living in a whisper ’til we start to shout

We’re creatures of the night, we’re creatures of the night, hey

Breathing in the madness, spitting out the lies
Searching for an answer, keep your alibis
Don’t know where we’re goin’, just know where we’ve been
Remember when the clock strikes twelve, the losers always win

We’re creatures of the night, we’re creatures of the night, hey

Searching in the darkness, running from the day
Hiding from tomorrow, nothing left to say
Gathering up our courage, ready for the fight
Howling in the shadows ’til we start to bite

We’re creatures of the night, we’re creatures of the night
We’re creatures of the night, we’re creatures of the night

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Happy Caturday! (10.22.2022)

By Prince Ramses XII

On Saturday 5th November 2022, it’s time to Catwalk!
Participate either on your own or take part in an organized Catwalk.

HOW DOES CATWALK WORK?

Register your participation for Catwalk 2022 here today. During registration you will learn about the seven Big Cats, and be asked to dedicate your Catwalk to your favorite Big Cat. This will be your Cat Crew. Choose between Leopard, Lion, Cheetah, Puma, Tiger, Jaguar, or Snow Leopard.

Catwalk is an annual, global, up-to-7km outdoor walk, designed to raise awareness about our interconnected wellbeing by highlighting the plight of the 7 Big Cats. You can walk as little as 700 meters (that’s .43 miles), and can achieve your distance however you like: walking, running, hopping, skipping, jumping, biking – however you like! REGISTRATION IS FREE. Register here.

If you wish to donate to the cause, you may do so at panthera.org/catmosphere.

(We have registered as part of the CHEETAH CREW.)

Please mote that I will mot be participatimg with HER; however, I will be cheerimg HER om as SHE bikes om behalf of all the Cheetahs aroumd the world. Purrrr

SHE tells me “It’s that time of year.” I dom’t kmow what that meams but SHE has remimded me to imclude this stuff. (amd I thought I was im charge of these Caturday Posts…)

9 Exceedingly Creepy Cat Movies

Cats can see pretty well in the dark, and if you own a cat, you’ve probably witnessed them looking at something that you can’t quite see. Great vision is one thing, but do cats have another sense that we can’t tap into as humans? In many societies, cats have traditionally been associated with things that are unexplainable; cats were frequently associated with witchcraft, and even today, black cats are associated with Halloween and evil spirits. Ancient Egyptians worshipped cats not just because they’re the superior house pet, but because they believed cats could communicate with the spirit world.

So, when your cat stares at something you can’t see- especially at night – should you be alarmed? Can cats see ghosts?

When you walk into the living room and see your feline friend staring blankly at a wall, you might think the answer is yes. As strange as this sight seems, these are very common cat behaviors – but it might bring you to ask the question of if your cat has a “sixth sense.” It turns out, there could be a very likely (and more real-world) explanation for this.

Since cats have a heightened vision and hearing when compared to humans, it is more likely that cats are detecting light spectrums or hearing sounds that we can’t. In fact, scientists have stated that cats can see in ultraviolet light. So, with cats being able to see in UV light and hear frequencies up to four or five times higher than we can (those cat ears are shaped like little radar dishes for a reason!), it’s a definite possibility your feline friend can see or sense things we can’t. And, no, we aren’t talking about paranormal activity!

If you remember your high school biology or anatomy class, eyes sense light with rods–a type of photoreceptor cell found in the retina. Cats have quite a few more of these than humans do, which allow them to see in low light conditions that would blind their owners. This, of course, isn’t exactly reassuring if you’re hoping for confirmation that your cat isn’t seeing something weird in your house. In all likelihood, it’s probably just strange cat behavior, but the next time your cat stares oddly at a corner and meows, take a minute and breathe. Fluffy might have just seen or heard something that’s not visible to us, which is hopefully just an odd light or sound. Unfortunately, if ghosts do exist, then cats probably would sense them before us. Sleep well!

Source: Can Cats See Ghosts?

Stramge cat behavior imdeed! We CAM commumicate with the “spirit world”. Silly humams…

People who don’t like cats only hate them because they’re scared of their power & fear their superior intelligence.
— Paul Dock (@PaulDock93) December 29, 2018

MOL!

After scolding one’s cat, one looks into its face
and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word.
And has filed it for reference.

– Charlotte Gray

(Yes we have…)

He’s plottimg his revemge for all that scoldimg. – R

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P.S. Happy Howl-o-weem!

80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Lady Evil 😈

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

From Black Sabbath’s ninth album, Heaven and Hell,
featuring Ronnie James Dio (RIP).

There’s a place just south of Witches’ Valley
Where they say the wind won’t blow
And they only speak in whispers of her name
There’s a lady they say who feeds the darkness
It eats right from her hand
With a crying shout she’ll search you out
And freeze you where you stand

Lady Evil, evil
She’s a magical, mystical woman
Lady Evil, evil in my mind
She’s queen of the night
All right!

In a place just south of Witches’ Valley
Where they say the rain won’t fall
Thunder cracks the sky, it makes you bleed, yeah
There’s a lady they say who needs the darkness
She can’t face the light
With an awful shout, she’ll find you out
And have you for the night

Lady Evil, evil
She’s a magical, mystical woman
Lady Evil, evil on my mind
She’s queen of the night

So if you ever get to Witches’ Valley
Don’t dream or close your eyes
And never trust your shadow in the dark
‘Cause there’s a lady I know who takes your vision
And turns it all around
The things you see are what to be, lost and never found

Lady Evil, evil
She’s a magical, mystical woman
Lady Evil, evil on my mind
She’s queen of the night

She’s the queen of sin
Look out, she’ll pull you in!
Lady wonder!

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