11:15pm Hawaii time, and I suddenly remembered I meant to do this one for Dave and his 597 plant theme!

I'm pretty sure it's weird enough for 598 as well.

(I had to take a quick intermission from watching "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes", which is still every bit as cleverly hilarious as I remembered from 4 decades ago. It's on YouTube, free ... go there now.)

Verandah 2 Jam night 13.

"Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was the first film, 1978. "Return of the Killer Tomatoes" was 1988, then "Killer Tomatoes Strike Back" 1990, the animated TV series was 1990-91, and "Killer Tomatoes Eat France" was 1991. The novelization just came out in April this year, 2023!

I think "France" is the only one I didn't find on YouTube (or anywhere else), so if you find it, please let me know! I'm binge-watching them right now!
A crossover entry about a gnome rocking on a toadstool, causing it to crack under his weight.

Here's one about Unicorns. I first heard it about 40 years ago when June Tabor sang it, but it was written by another English folkie, Bill Caddick.

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I hope this isn't too U.S.-centric for our crowd, but if anything screams "weird" or "supernatural," that would be most of the movies aired during the 200+ episodes of "Mystery Science Theater 3000." I'll link to the Wiki page for a better explanation, but just imagine choosing to watch really bad movies with your most smart-alecky friends and talking back to the screen the entire show. That's what the writers and performers in MST3K did and continue to do.

The programs were aired on local access TV in Minnesota before graduating to Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S. A theatrical episode was filmed and released in cinemas, and the show was canceled after 10 seasons, only to be revived by a touring company and, later, two crowdfunding campaigns (I backed both of them). The first landed them on Netflix; the second led to the launch of, a website that airs many of the episodes along with side projects various cast members continue to produce, mostly along similar themes.

This is an extremely amateurish take on the original theme song, which has a budget that's about the same as the one the founding cast had when they were on public access TV. If you've never heard of this or not seen it, "push the button" and plan to never leave your favorite viewing location.

From the Wiki page:

While the cast of MST3K changed throughout its history, the basic premise of the show remains consistent: a human test subject—first Joel Robinson (Joel Hodgson), then Mike Nelson (Michael J. Nelson), and most recently Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) and Emily Connor (Emily Marsh)—has been imprisoned aboard the spacecraft Satellite of Love by mad scientists (collectively called "The Mads") and is forced to watch a series of bad movies in order to find one that will drive the test subject insane.

In an attempt to keep his sanity, Joel built sentient robots ("the bots") from parts aboard the Satellite of Love, and they subsequently remained aboard with Joel's successors as test subjects. The Bots include Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, GPC (formerly Gypsy) who is in charge of satellite operations, and Cambot, the silent recorder of the experiments. Crow and Servo join the human test subject in watching the film in the satellite's theater. To keep from going mad, the trio frequently comment and wisecrack during the movie, a process known as "riffing". At regular intervals throughout the movie, the hosts leave the theater and return to the bridge of the satellite to perform sketches (commonly called "host segments") that often satirize the film being watched.

I did this for TCK. In a comment on one of my entries last week, he asked me to teach him clawhammer and help him write a song about Bigfoot. I think at that time Dave has seen this week's theme.
So I did. LOL.

Dave -
I hope this is enough material for you to write a better song about Bigfoot! :--D
I even played this in the key of D because I think that is your preferred key.
As for teaching you clawhammer, I can't teleport to your house but I can start to write a song about Bigfoot, while playing clawhammer!
Anyway, whether you do end up writing or singing songs about Bigfoot, this is for you.

I also left a space on the right for anyone who might wanna add stuff over this silly thing. (PM me and I will send the video to you)
Also, thanks for hosting, Val.
Hope you have a lot of fun this week.

Thought I'd play and submit this instrumental, which I arranged about a month ago. I hope it fits the theme. After all, the film did have Oompa Loompas. Thanks.


Come with me and you'll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you'll see
Into your imagination

We'll begin with a spin
Traveling in the world of my creation
What we'll see will defy

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There's nothing to it

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you'll be free
If you truly wish to be
As a young reader I used to like the gothic horror short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Here I have set one of his poems to music. I think I may have emphasised the wrong syllable in the word " sepulchre"....doesn't come up in conversation that often :confused: .
Congratulations to any cricket team that may have won last night.
Here’s a song I ran into last year that stuck with me. It gives me another chance to record something suitable for this Stuart Wailing baritone resonator uke. The original was played on a resonator as well.

Here’s “Demon Host” by Timber Timbre. Don’t worry, despite how the title sounds - it is NOT a heavy metal tune. AS IF…

Well, now that a certain vegetable ("well, technically, it's a fruit") has been banned, how about insects?

Continuing with movie themes with ridiculous monster villains, here's a Dr. Demento favorite from 1973, "The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati". There was no actual movie with this title, though apparently now there is (1996), though its plot has nothing to do with the song or the actual made-up Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati, and I have no intention of watching it or getting anyone else to watch it or getting cockroaches banned. (Good luck getting cockroaches banned anyway, they will outlive humanity.)

Verandah 2 Jam day 14.


Warren Zevon mashed up with Three Dog Night... Ah ooooh!

Hello, Sir! For some reason, YouTube won't let me upload your splendid video to the Playlist. (I am wondering whether it is because it is set at 240 ... it just isn't giving me the option of saving it.) Would it be possible to resubmit it ... maybe on 480? Meanwhile, I'll keep trying.
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Something weird that I have observed at our summerhouse... ants swarming for a nuptial flight.
I don't usually do instrumentals but a few days ago I took a video of ants with wings emerging from their nest. Apparently when they want to start a new colony the females that are born develop wings, and there is a frenzy of activity around the nest. The females fly off and have sex on the wing... sex an flying what a joyous combination... and when fertilised go off to start a new colony.
Read about the nuptial flight of ants here.
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