Saturday, July 27, 2019


Believe it or not, Tabonga and I rarely discuss what we're doing here, and work almost completely independent of each other, so the fact that we're discussing birds two posts in a row, and specifically black birds is pretty ironic, a complete coincidence, or maybe some kind of omen, but that's just the way it works!
The bottom line is, it's a Saturday Night Special, so let's rock!!

"Black Carrion" was episode number seven of a 1984 TV series called "Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense," and I guess that name was just too long, or too easy to get mixed up with "Hammer House Of Horror," so somewhere along the line, they changed it to "Fox Mystery Theater."

To set the time and scene, they opened with some stock footage of kids dancing to show what it looked like in 1963!

I just had to show you this hep cat!

These are The Verne Brother, but instead of reaching the pinnacle of their success, they just up and disappeared in 1963, never to be seen again!

These guys are actually quite good, and the music carries the whole show.
Allan Love is Ray Verne, and his brother Ron is played by Julian Littman! I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who played the music in this show, because there were no real credits or info to be found, but then I noticed that both Allan Love and Julian Littman were actually real musicians, so I'm just figuring they played all this great music themselves, and it rocks consistently through the whole show! Good job guys, "I got the rhythm in my knee bone!"

Another take on Abbey Road revisited!

It's a little hard to see here, but that is a crow or raven design on the yoke of the shirt!

Pathetic young thugs in a diesel truck keep bumping these old people's car until it runs off the road!

All the lost souls end up here somehow!

This village is not only deserted, it's not even on the maps any more, since they built the highway!

Seemingly deserted that is, except for the birds and..................!

So if this was a real record, I'd buy it!
Among other things, Allan Love performed in "The Apple," and later in life opened his own seafood restaurant called "Ruby Tates" and/or "Love's Fish Market" in Brighton. It was featured on "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" in 2007, because the restaurant was in real turmoil. It looked like it would get turned around, but in the long run, even Gordon Ramsay couldn't save it, and it closed the following year! (I just watched the show on Prime, and it's worth the time if you can find it)
Julian Littman went on to write the big Sheena Easton hit "Strut!"

Interesting shot!

Linda (Baby Love, Taste The Blood Of Dracula, The Blood on Satan's Claw) Hayden is in there too as Ellen!

The Knebworth House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK has been used in over 60 movies over the years, and it's pretty easy to understand why!

The brothers had a disagreement kind of like the Everly Brothers, but worse, while hanging out in this village, and that's where the whole disappearance thing started! There you've got a better look at the bird shirt!

After being totally insulted, the locals are not amused!

 This is a nice timeless shot of Leigh (Hammer House Of Horror) Lawson and Season (Escape From New York)(She was married to Kurt Russell at the time) Hubley that looks like it could have come from a movie decades earlier, and kudos to that! They've been trying to get to the bottom of this story the whole time!

I ain't trying to explain this thing, because it's hard to understand something that doesn't make any sense, like what the birds are all about. You just need to watch it for yourself! Like I said earlier, the music rocks, and it's worth it just for that alone!

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??