Monday, September 25, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with BEN from The Vamptones

The HORROR HOOTENANNY is less than a week away!
But we still have Dr. Gangrene's 13 questions with....
Today it's Ben from The Vamptones!



1. Name and weapon of choice in the band:
My name's Ben I play wild guitar

2. Favorite movie monster?
I'm gonna have to go with Frankenstein, although I love all the classics. My fave Frankie movie is Son of Frankenstein.

3. Best horror movie you've seen recently?
I really, really liked The Void.

4. Remakes: Yes or No?
I usually don't get excited about them. But I've seen some good ones. That wasn't a good answer was it?

5. What bands inspired you to play music?
If I had to pick a couple I'd say Talking Heads and Pixies.

6. What do you like to do when not playing music?
I like to podcast. Lately I've been watching a ton of The Waltons. I read a lot of Archie comics

7. Munsters or Addams Family?
Definitely Munsters! One of my favorite things is my Herman pull string Talking puppet from 1964!

8. Favorite song to play live?
Favorite Vamptones song would be Wizard of Gore which is obviously a song about H.G. Lewis. My favorite song of all time to play would definitely be Tequila.

9. Favorite moment on stage/tour?
One time my old band played L.A. and Keith Morris of Circle Jerks came and stood right up front the whole time. That was cool

10. Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Ramones all the way!

11. Pet peeves?
Bad drivers. People being late. People that drive bad because they're always late

12. Favorite Halloween memory?
When I was around 5 my grandparents put on a mini haunted house for me and my brother. It actually scared the shit outta me

13. What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?
"It's a Dead Man's Party, who could ask for more

Saturday, September 23, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with BO DINSKY

Dr. Gangrene is interviewing the people of THE HORROR HOOTENANY.
13 Questions each.
Today's victim is BO DINSKY - THE TINGLER from THE CREEPING CRUDS!



1. Name and weapon of choice in the band:
bodinski - drums.

2. Favorite movie monster? the Tingler! 
Well, really I'm all about the buzzer under the seat. Sorry if that's more information than you wanted.

3. Best horror movie you've seen recently? 
CNN

4. Remakes: Yes or No? 
Yes, I suppose, except for Disney. LET IT DIE.

5. What bands inspired you to play music? 
PUSA, KISS, the Banana Splits, the 7 Dwarfs. Buy me tequila & I'll explain.

6. What do you like to do when not playing music? 
Eat the Mrs. cookin' (see #12)

7. Munsters or Addams Family? 
Blue. No - Yellow!

8. Favorite song to play live? 
All of them. This will be my third Cruds show & each is better than the last. Thanks for adopting me, bitchez!

9. Favorite moment on stage/tour? 
I played a live radio show once where the front man's (let's just call him "Dave") hybrid guitbass amp rig (my design but surely a coincidence) died right at the start. Dead air = Good times!

10. Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps? 
Motörhead.

11. Pet peeves? 
None yet, but we have two cats.. See also: Singers that puke on stage.

12. Favorite Halloween memory? 
Hot li'l saloon girl, circa 1991.

13. What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done? 
Y'all might as well skip the stone since I won't be there long...

Friday, September 22, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with BETTY DEAD

Dr. Gangrene is interviewing the people of THE HORROR HOOTENANY.
13 Questions each.
Today's victim is BETTY DEAD from THE DEAD DEADS!


Name and weapon of choice in the band:
        Betty Dead, weapon of choice baseball bat

Favorite movie monster?
       Jaws

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
         VHS

Remakes: Yes or No?
         Uh no

What bands inspired you to play music?
MC5, Iron Maiden, AC/DC,

What do you like to do when not playing music?
     Cook and play video games

Munsters or Addams Family?
 Adams Family

Favorite song to play live?
Super Tiny

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
     All of them.

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Ramones

Pet peeves?
     People being to grabby or getting too personal.

Favorite Halloween memory?
    One year I dressed up as batman at a friend's party and accidentally hit myself in the face with nunchucks. I stole that weapon from a friend dressed as a ninja turtle. Batman and nunchucks don't go together. 

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?
You're welcome


Thursday, September 21, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with HANDSOME JIMMY

Dr. Gangrene is interviewing the people of THE HORROR HOOTENANY.
13 Questions each.
Today's victim is HANDSOME JIMMY from The CREEPING CRUDS



1. Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Handsome Jimmy, low-end guitar with 4 strings and those turny things on top for decoration.

2. Favorite movie monster?
Gojirrrrrraaaaa!!! Hands down; best movie monster ever.

3. Best horror movie you've seen recently?
The one with the guy who finds that thing but it’s like totally possessed or possibly broken and he’s all like “I gotta get rid of this thing” but he can’t just throw it out cuz he like totally lives near a daycare or nuclear waste dump or something so he tries to sell it and then some kid spills water on it and the devil comes out and he’s all like “uh-oh” so he fights the demon-thing with like a broom handle and a flame-thrower and then he accidentally burns down a church and his whole family gets cursed except for the one kid who is like adopted or something and that kid turns in to a mutant and fights spider-man. I think Bill Pullman was in it, or maybe Bill Paxton.

4. Remakes: Yes or No?
Yes, please. Just keep going until you get it right.

5. What bands inspired you to play music?
Led Zeppelin, New York Dolls, The Moviees, Beau Brummelstones, the Mosquitoes

6. What do you like to do when not playing music?
Rescue orphans from fires, help old ladies cross the street, eat pizza, watch videos of people getting hit in the nuts.

7. Munsters or Addams Family?
Munsters!

8. Favorite song to play live?
Now that it’s back, “I sold my Brain” is classic Jeano material. Dood’s a genius. No question.

9. Favorite moment on stage/tour?
Anytime McNasty falls onstage, hilarious!

10. Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Cramps baby!!! Also, the Ramones.

11. Pet peeves? 
People who pick two things from a list of three things.

12. Favorite Halloween memory?
Where I grew up, it was either really beautiful out, or there was a blizzard.
Every other year. So, I guess I have great memories of every other Halloween. Trick or treating in your snowsuit was awful. No one could see how scary my clown costume was. Also, there was one year when four kids in my subdivision were murdered by Satanists. That was fun too.

13. What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?
“Look out! He’s behind you!” I’m kidding, no one should ever spend money on a tombstone.

Whatta waste.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with ERIN VAMPTONE

Dr. Gangrene is interviewing the people of THE HORROR HOOTENANY.
13 Questions each.
Today's victim is ERIN from THE VAMPTONES!




Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Erin - drums

Favorite movie monster?
Alien

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
It Follows

Remakes: Yes or No?
No - too contemporary

What bands inspired you to play music?
My friend's bands

What do you like to do when not playing music?
Laugh, learn, and fart

Munsters or Addams Family?
Both!

Favorite song to play live?
The ones where people "woooo" at the end.

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
The Horror Hootenanny at The Pond was a lot of fun.

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
All three!

Pet peeves?
The overuse of hand sanitizer.

Favorite Halloween memory?
Going around the neighborhood as a kid. No one does that anymore.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?
No need for a tombstone.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with TIM from DEAD DICK HAMMER

Dr. Gangrene is interviewing the people of THE HORROR HOOTENANY.
13 Questions each.
Today's victim is TIM from DEAD DICK HAMMER!



Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Tim Howard (Hekter) Drums

Favorite movie monster?
Can't say I have a favorite, there's so many. Dracula, Jason, Mike Myers are a few

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
Went to see IT, it was pretty good

Remakes: Yes or No?
Depends on the situation. For me the remake has to pay homage in some way to the original.

What bands inspired you to play music?
I have a lot of influences, I'll name a few..80s Metallica, Kyuss, clutch

What do you like to do when not playing music?
I like to watch old kung fu movies, I like to draw, I like to throw darts

Munsters or Addams Family?
i like them both

Favorite song to play live?
That's a tough one...I would say Catfish Gravy. It gets you going

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
Hmmm..I don't really have a favorite moment.

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Ramones

Pet peeves?
Rude people

Favorite Halloween memory?
I have several. One year we let my step daughter have some friends over, got to scare some kids lol

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?

Nothing. No tombstones. No graves.

Monday, September 18, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with DAISY DEAD

Dr. Gangrene is interviewing the people of THE HORROR HOOTENANY.
13 Questions each.
Today's victim is DAISY DEAD from THE DEAD DEADS!



Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Daisy - Fender Jazz Bass

Favorite movie monster?
Sloth Fratelli

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
Rewatched "They Live" recently, pretty trippy to watch it now!

Remakes: Yes or No?
 Yes - worst case is if they suck, they still shine a fresh light on the originals

What bands inspired you to play music?
Dead Milkmen, Weezer, Ramones, The Clutters

What do you like to do when not playing music?
Hiking, reading, playing on social media

Munsters or Addams Family?
The Addams Family *buh da buh DA -snap snap*

Favorite song to play live?
The new ones

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
Too many to pick a favorite, but our last show of Halestorm tour in Baton Rouge was a big highlight. Bittersweet that it was ending, but a great crowd, great show, and a big celebration of our new friendships :)

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Another hard one!! With a gun to my head, it's Ramones

Pet peeves?
Their/there/they're

Favorite Halloween memory?
First show as Dead Milkmaids in 2013

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?

Don't dream it, be it.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with MCNASTY

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Today's featured Hoot-head is...
MCNASTY from THE CREEPING CRUDS



Name and weapon of choice in the band:
McNasty - Blood Red Gretsch

Favorite movie monster?
Leatherface or Phantom of the Opera

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
The nightly news...

Remakes: Yes or No?
NO.

What bands inspired you to play music?
AC/DC, the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem

What do you like to do when not playing music?
Sleep. Spending time with my wife.

Munsters or Addams Family?
That is impossible for me to answer definitively... I'm going to say Munsters, because if the family car.

Favorite song to play live?
Currently, the Fury or Teenage Werewolf.

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
The Hootenanny in 06. That was the night I first met my wife.

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
RAMONES with the Cramps a very close 2nd.

Pet peeves?
People who eat loudly with their mouths open.

Favorite Halloween memory?
Getting married in a haunted house.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?
Don't look at me, I'm irrelevant

Saturday, September 16, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with Jeff from MANI-YACK MONSTERS!

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Tune in daily!
Today's victim is!
JEFF CARLSON from MANI-YACK MONSTERS (one of our great prize sponsors!)





Name of your company
Mani-Yack Monster Designs

Favorite movie monster?
Creature from the Black Lagoon

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
Get Out

Remakes: Yes or No?
Remakes - Yes

Munsters or Addams Family?
Started out as a die-hard Munsters fan but now really enjoy the Addams.

One of your proudest creations?
My Dracula medallion is probably my proudest creative moment.

What do you like to do when not making cool ManiYack stuff?
I also enjoy making jewelry ... it's my day job when I'm not making monster stuff.

Favorite thing at art shows?
Meeting and talking with fellow weirdo artists/tribes-people at shows is always fantastic.

What "creatures" most inspired you most?
Low rent, B-movie monsters have always provided the most energy to me. The main classic creeps (Universal) already get plenty of love IMO.

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Cramps

Pet peeves?
People who chew loudly

Favorite Halloween memory?
As a very young kid, I had someone scare the crap out of me wearing a vintage Don Post Phantom mask ... I'll never forget it.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?

"He missed his last deadline."

Friday, September 15, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with DOREEN LAVEAU

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Tune in daily!
Today's victim is!
DOREEN from DEAD DICK HAMMER




Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Doreen Laveau - Bass

Favorite movie monster?
Creature from the Black Lagoon

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
The Green Room (only because we have played some similar places-without knowing beforehand)

Remakes: Yes or No?
Movies-not so much.
Songs-depends on the band.

What bands inspired you to play music?
Triggerfinger, Graveyard, Clutch, QOTSA…

What do you like to do when not playing music?
Hang with my fur babies

Munsters or Addams Family?
Munsters

Favorite song to play live?
Creature from the Black Gal’s Poon

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
Favorite moment on tour would have to be blowing people’s minds who have never heard us before. (A little full of myself p)

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
 Cramps

Pet peeves?
Offensive drivers and when people look up answers on their phone, instead of taking someone’s word for it.

Favorite Halloween memory?
Don’t have one yet.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?

Wife, Mom, and Best Bass Player in the World. HAHAHAHAH