Jordu, like you, team sports never did anything for me. I also remember pre-emted shows and being enraged. When I was a kid I remember my dad's favorite movie It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World preempted, not by sports but by a Nixon speech. He was pissed, as a kid would've been. It's not so much a feeling of envy toward dudes that are adept at team sports, it just truly bores me. I went to a 49er's game in the early 80's which held zero excitement for me, pleading internally for it to end, as I didn't know or care what was going on. One might consider me un-American and a sissy, I don't give a rat's ass. Show me a mummy and you can watch me light up just like a sports fan. Like you, I enjoy watching the Olympics where individuals glow through their hard-work through practicing. I too am fond of the things that the 70's and 80's gave us. My horror host was Bob Wilkins and I miss him. I am thankful that I was a kid immersed in personal creative projects like building things and filming them with super 8mm film, rather than nowadays kids thumbing at senseless videogames all spelled out for them. Thank God my parents never squelched their kids desires to create which trains the brain. Thank you Jordu for your once-a-week time machine.
I look forward to these each week. Jordu ScHELL is... The Storyteller
Great show tonight jordu thanks
Another wonderful blog, thank you so much for sharing...Wow...The Brian that Wouldnt Die....Yup still ranks as the most terrifying film of my youth..(we are about the same age)....damn that bloody smear on the wall..seemed to never end....ARRRghhH. A good pal bought be a copy on dvd a year or so ago and I still have not been able to gather the chutzpah to watch it!
Once again, thanks for the great blog. Always enjoyable. I love hearing about anything MASKS related so keep it coming! If you toss in a tip or two for mask making, thank would be great too. Thanks again Jordu.
These are great Jordu - I was a big NERDCast fan, so I certainly appreciate these direct audio blogs, please keep them going sir. Wanted to ask if your looking forward to MaskFest next month? Seems like it will be an awesome lineup with some fantastic artists/masks in attendance.
Regarding Masks history and info - I wanted to ask if you have you been checking out the Yellow Phantoms "Blood Curdling Blog of Monster Masks" blog? As primarily a monster mask/mask artist fan I find it to be an amazing resource of historical pics, articles, etc - lots of Distortions, Death Studios, Don Post coverage there on the daily.
thanks for the Todd Schorr story, very cool, thanks! keep up the great blog! i look forward to it every week!
That friggin' yellow light on the table! I thought the same thing for 20 years. Looks like an egg.
Great as always!!!
Would love to hear about your time at Movie Makeup Video Magazine quite a few years back, always loved those lessons- learned so much!!
Another question, will you ever direct your own movie/ or work on one of your own film endeavours ?
Looking forward to the next one :)
Funniest episode yet! And your overwhelming nostalgia is heartwarming.
Great episode! I laughed out loud many times. I saw Star Wars in the theatre, I was 7 when it came out. I had a weird recollection of Vader's head in the third film, like it was more bulbous and had a purple brain. I don't know why that image got stuck in my brain but the next time I saw it I thought the scene was missing because I remembered my version so clearly. I'm looking forward to the next episode!
A friend introduced to your blog not to long ago, love listening to your experiences since freelance wise its all so relate-able though your art and work is so different than what I do. Please keep it sharing with us ! : )
I'm so with you on the loathing of jock sports. I was an 80s kid, at school an art room, beta male Gorezone reading motherfucker.
If you could kick a ball then it was currency. If you drew then nobody gave a shit. Ha ha.
I wasn't ever allowed the sugary cereals when I was a kid. But once, when we visited my Aunt in California, I had my first bowl of Count Chocula, and the next day, my first bowl of Frankenberry. This was about 1980-1981. I fell in love with those cereals, instantly. We went back home, and I wasn't allowed to have them again. I spent years hoping to find them, and last year I was finally able to get them. I was so excited to get a bowl of my favorite cereal. I sat down, and with a excitement for food, I hadn't felt in years, I took my first bite. And it tasted like EVERY OTHER CEREAL NOW!!! Cardboard flavored nothing!! I was so pissed, and so disappointed, I almost wanted to cry. They've destroyed the best cereal in the world, to save a nickle per box...
Now about the sports thing. Like most of the people here, I felt exactly the same. They advertised for these awesome movies, Empire of the Ants, and of my favorites, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao. I get set for a Sunday of awesome shit, that was PROMISED to me all week long. Then the screen of disappointment hits: "The Following program has been pre-empted to bring you..." Mother fucking football. They fucking KNEW they were gonna air that shit, but still promised me movies I wanted to see, just to fuck with me. So now I have a special hatred for football, and all things football. The fans, the little chachkies, the reporting, all of it.
Anyway, thanks for the podcast. Although reliving all these memories of disappointment has put me in a mood. I'm gonna go listen to the next episode of your blog, and hope it ends well.
Love hearing about the masks from your youth. It totally brought back childhood memories of seeing the high-end masks at the local Halloween shop we visited once a year. For me, that was back in the late 80's early 90's. We were dirt poor so there was no way in the world I could ever actually own one but I remember staring in sheer awe at how awesome they were. My memory isn't nearly as good as yours so I can't even recall the name of the Halloween shop...must less who produced those masks...but I can still clearly recall the top shelf being lined with those awesome masks and that feeling of wanting to create something as cool as that.