Songs on Rotation
Vegas – Doja Cat – No, I didn’t watch the Elvis movie from which this song was released. I’m not a huge Elvis fan even though I know a lot of his songs. On the other hand, the trailer for the movie was compelling, and I may check it out at a later date. This song just sounded like a lot of fun and is currently on my driver playlist.
Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson – This is an older song I hated when it was released, but for some reason, Youtube felt the need to rec the video of this song a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed it so now this song is on rotation. I thought the video was a lot of fun.
Dance And Shout – Shaggy/Michael Jackson Remix – Both versions of this song are pretty old, but I love the mashup.
Nice For What Remix – Drake /Tupac – I feel like Tupac can be successfully remixed with just about any artist, and I think he probably has!
Meth Lab Zoso Sticker – 7Horse – I think I heard this song in an ad for who knows what, and it just got stuck in my head. I love the beat.
Sailor’s Lament – Audionautix – This is a song I heard in a review of the movie The Banshees of Inisherrin. The movie is deeply melancholy but I liked it. This song is, unfortunately, not in the movie but perfectly fits its mood.
Breathe – Feverkin – There’s a CGI channel on Youtube that sends out challenges for digital visual artists about every six months or so. This is the music from their last challenge which involved some martial arts poses. The goal is for the artists to make their 30-second animation as unique as possible within the parameters set out in the challenge, then the best ones get spliced together in a ten-minute montage. This was the music chosen for this montage and is a deeply relaxing song.
Black Sea by Natasha Blume – This is from the documentary Merpeople airing right now on Netflix.
Books To Be Read
I will watch and read Horror all year round, but this Summer I’m catching up on a special genre that will NEVER appear on anybody’s bestseller list: The SplatterPunk Western. I will probably break that up with the occasional non-fiction, or fantasy book. We’ll see how it goes. Here’s my TBR pile:
The Ghost in Bone by Mike Carey
The Dead Man and Other Horror Stories by Gene Wolfe
13th Koyote/Last of the Ravagers – Splatterpunk Westerns
Honey, I’m Homo by Matt Baume
The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu by Tom Lin
Six Guns Straight From Hell: Horror Western Anthology Series
Bleeding Shadows Anthology by Joe R. Lansdale
Movie Theater Playlist
Barbie – This one is just for me and my niece.
The Blackening – I’m going to ask my niece if she would like to go see this in the theater. If not then I’ll just wait until it comes to digital.
The Flash – My nephew and I have already made plans to see this, and surprisingly, my niece has asked to come along. My nephew pretty much sticks to action, sci-fi, and superhero movies, with the occasional anime thrown in, but my niece has some wider-ranging tastes, it seems, with a combination of superhero films, fluffy girl-related movies, and Horror.
They Cloned Tyrone – This is airing on Netflix, stars some of my favorite actors, and I love a good Horror Comedy.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Uh, yeah, this movie is just for me. Anyone is welcome to join me but this movie is mostly for me.
Last Voyage of the Demeter – I won’t take my niece and nephew to see this movie unless they specifically ask to go. My niece does love a good Horror movie (she loved M3gan, and is a huge fan of Stranger Things) so she might ask.
Blue Beetle – This movie is also mostly for me, but my nephew will watch pretty much anything with superheroes in it, so he’s welcome to come along!
And then finally, me and my niece and nephew are gonna end this Fun Movie Summer with me probably going to see The Equalizer 3 all by myself.
Ultraman Season Three – I watched the first two seasons of this show because I have fond memories of the original airing on TV on Saturday afternoons as a kid. I was curious about this so I decided to check it out and I kinda liked it. So this is season three airing on Netflix and I think it’s worth a watch. I’m not normally into a whole lot of anime but there is a nostalgia factor involved.
Sakra – This movie starring Donnie Yen is now on demand. I rented it on Amazon for like 4 dollars and it was really worth it. I really enjoyed it although the plot is somewhat convoluted. Its kind of a cross between a superhero movie, a wuxia film, and a little bit of John Wick thrown in for good measure. The action scenes are very satisfying.
Black Mirror Season Six – I more or less enjoyed the other seasons of this show so I’m curious to find out what’s going on in this six-season which is once again airing on Netflix.
Star Trek Strange New Worlds – The first season was a bit hit-and-miss for me but I generally enjoyed it. I definitely loved the characters, which seems to be the strong point of all these latest Star Treks we’ve been getting which is fine with me because it’s the characters that ultimately capture me and keep me coming back for more of a series.
Secret Invasion – I’m of mixed feelings about this series. I don’t watch all the MCU series Disney puts out and I’m not a huge fan of the Secret Invasion storyline from the comic books or the Kree- Skrull War either, so I’m not enthused about this. On the other hand, it’s the first time I’ve ever seen Samual L. Jackson in a TV series, so that’s a plus.
Ahsoka – This is a Star Wars series I’m very much looking forward to. I’m a middling Star Wars fan. I’m more into Trek than Wars, but I am an Ahsoka fan, but more importantly, I’m a Rosario Dawson fan, and have been following her career since the 90s. I love to see actors I’m a fan of getting to play Jedis.
What We Do In the Shadows Season Five – This show has done some absolutely crazy stuff, and I love the characters here, almost as much as I love the ones from the original movie. It’s really fun and funny, and I’m eager to see what kind of shenanigans these vampires are going to get up to this Summer.