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Channelling Forth My Inner Brother Voodoo

Channelling Forth My Inner Brother Voodoo

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on May 7, 2009

Well, some of you know that I used to draw. Not as much as I used to but from time to time I'll still doodle. But I've never been really good at it. In art school I was always better doing stuff like sculpture, paper mache, all that kinda stuff. For a while I tried to get back into drawing because it's damn hard to find an artist when you're a writer, but that went nowhere.A few nights ago I was rewatching The Serpent and the Rainbow with one of my best buds, Nadia, and for some reason that excited me. I thought of Brother Voodoo, an underrated Marvel character and a favorite of mine. I really want to write a buddy book with Voodoo and Blade. I can definitely see it working out. At the same time I REALLY want to see a horror Brother Voodoo book with someone like David Hine, or Phil Hester, or Mike Carey writing and someone like Leonardo Manco or Ashley Wood on art. Damn, just think of the craziness!But yes, due to that excitement, I started drawing the character... then I did another... and another... and quite frankly I don't recall the last time I've been so excited about drawing so much. Man!So below are the Brother Voodoos I've been churning out for the past few days now...The next one has to be my favorite, thus far. Love the snakes. And if you look close enough, you'll notice a Batman voodoo doll. Ha!Wanted to do one of the Bro sitting on a throne looking scary with a woman on his lap. I was at my local comic shop and was getting idea suggesting from some friends. It came down to Witchblade, Jean Grey, or a zombie. I decided for a zombie Jean. Drawing didn't come out how I wanted it to, may do another draft later on.And lastly is some doodles I did in class yesterday in sound class. I keep trying to make Voodoo look scarier, but to not much avail or what I have in mind. These doodles seem to be pointing to the right path, hopefully. And I love the way the one on the bottom came out. May make it an actual drawing.

Album Review:  Metric - Fantasies (2009)

Album Review: Metric - Fantasies (2009)

By in Blog on May 4, 2009

Rating: Track: Sound Code: Track Title: Length: **** 1. MH Help I’m Alive 4:47 ***** 2. MH Sick Muse 4:18 **** 3. M Satellite Mind (FCC) 3:43 *** 4. M Twilight Galaxy 4:54 ***** 5. MH Gold Guns Girls 4:06 *** 6. M Gimme Sympathy (FCC) 3:55 ***** 7. M Collect Call 4:46 *** 8. MH Front Row 3:35 **** 9. M Blindness 4:27 **** 10. MH Stadium Love 4:13 (Go to this link for the explanation of the review format) The 4th full length release from this Toronto based Indie Pop 4 piece fronted by sometimes Broken Social Scene member Emily Haines.  One of my favorite albums from 2009 so [...]

Album Review:  R.E.M. - Accelerate (2008)

Album Review: R.E.M. - Accelerate (2008)

By in Blog on May 3, 2009

Rating: Track: Sound Code: Track Title: Length: **** 1 MH Living Well Is The Best Revenge 3:12 *** 2 MH Man-Sized Wreath 2:33 ***** 3 MH Supernatural Superserious 3:24 *** 4 MH Hollow Man 2:39 *** 5 M Houston 2:05 *** 6 MH Accelerate 3:33 *** 7 M Until The Day Is Done 4:09 *** 8 M Mr. Richards 3:46 *** 9 M Sing For The Submarine 4:50 **** 10 MH Horse To Water (FCC) 2:18 ***** 11 MH I’m Gonna DJ 2:07 Highly publicized as R.E.M.’s return to ROCK, in the tradition of Monster (although the material is much better).  This is the veteran modern rock bands 14th full length release.  Stipe wrestles with [...]

Rave Ups:  Patti Smith - Dream Of Life

Rave Ups: Patti Smith - Dream Of Life

By in Blog on April 30, 2009

Dream Of Life is a stark and haunting portrait of Rock N Roll singer, poet and artist Patti Smith released in 2008.  Part historical document and part multimedia art project filmed by Steven Sebring but populated by Smiths talents and works.  The film begins with a rapid overview of the subjects life narrated by [...]

Rave Ups:  Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - The Motion Picture

Rave Ups: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - The Motion Picture

By in Blog on April 23, 2009

This concert film of David Bowie & the Spiders during the last public appearance as his alter ego Ziggy Stardust is directed by D.A. Pennebaker who is best known for directing the classic Bob Dylan documentary Don’t Look Back.  Oddly the film took a rather long time to surface as it only premiered in 1979 [...]

Rave Ups: &

Rave Ups: &

By in Blog on April 16, 2009

If you haven’t heard of the sites and, I’d have to ask you… what rock did you crawl out from under? If you did in fact just crawl out from a cave… They are customizable internet radio stations that allow you to listen to almost anything you want.  You sign up and you can [...]

Rx Tales: Stories To Make You Feel Better Update!

Rx Tales: Stories To Make You Feel Better Update!

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on April 11, 2009

Man! Last week I got some copies of the anthology and I was so excited to finally have it in my hands and read my script with a smile on my face! So excited! Thus far I've had some good feed back from a bit of folks who's read it and the manager of the comic shop franchise I go to became my very first customer and been telling folks about it and how he loved my story and how good the art was.If you're just joining in and have no idea of what I'm talking about, just check out these links below... anyone is interested in a copy, you can contact my cousin George at \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who's selling them for 3 bucks. Hope all is well. Peace.

Rave Ups:  Neil Young’s Albums 1989 - 1996

Rave Ups: Neil Young’s Albums 1989 - 1996

By in Blog on April 11, 2009

1989 - 1996 was a period of creative and professional rebirth for Neil Young.  He was inducted into the Rock N’ Roll hall of fame in 1995 and enjoy a renewed popularity and critical acclaim.  He would also be connected by the media to the hottest new music buzz word/style as the Godfather of Grunge.  [...]

Oh, The Horror! #28: The Vampire Bat

Oh, The Horror! #28: The Vampire Bat

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on April 10, 2009

Haven't been watching as much horror flicks as I'd like to due to school getting in the way, etc. Still have some stuff to do during my spring break, but someone I know from the net sent me a link of some old classical horror films that he knew I'd love so I decided to check it out. Man, am I excited when I saw the flicks they have in their selection. He recommended The Vampire Bat which I just finished watching just a few minutes ago. Not bad at all. I felt it was a little slow at first, but man did it start to pick up by the second half of the movie. In a small village named Kleinschloss, each night a new murder is discovered. The towns people begin to believe that a vampire is at bay and causing the murders due to teeth marks on the sides of the neck. The main inspector on the case, Karl, is highly skeptical on this whole deal while Dr. Von Niemann cares for each of the victims. A strange mentally disturbed man by the name of Herman Gleib is the main suspect as the vampire due to his love of bats.After going after Gleib, more story details are discovered about this whole murder situation which I'll back off from spoiling. Not a great movie that keeps you on your toes but it's a good hour to spend when you have nothing to do. I did like some camera movements, especially in the beginning. The characters were very well done, Dr. Von Niemann and Herman being my absolute favorite, Herman being played by Dwight Frye, best known for playing Fritz in the original Frankenstein movie.. And boy, I wish I had some pop corn when the revelation of the murders started making sense.If you're a fan of the original King Kong, actress Fay Wray, the original scream queen, plays the love interest of Karl, who was played by Melvyn Douglas.Directed by Frank R. Strayer.

Rave Ups:  New York Doll - The Movie

Rave Ups: New York Doll - The Movie

By in Blog on April 9, 2009

This documentary released in 2005 is about Arthur “Killer” Kane, former bassist of the legendary New York Rock band The New York Dolls and his involvement in the New York Dolls reunion at the 2004 Morrissey curated Meltdown Festival.  After the Dolls broke up in the mid 70s (after releasing only 2 great records),  Arthur [...]

Rave Ups:  Neil Young’s Albums 1981 - 1988

Rave Ups: Neil Young’s Albums 1981 - 1988

By in Blog on April 8, 2009

1981 -1988 were tough years for Neil Young.  At the start of this period he had just signed a million dollar per album contract with Geffen records (and had differences with them throughout the whole period) and his second child had been diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy.  At times during this period you could tell [...]

Rave Ups:  Neil Young’s Albums 1973 - 1980

Rave Ups: Neil Young’s Albums 1973 - 1980

By in Blog on April 3, 2009

I have recently discovered that 1973 through 1980 is my favorite era of Neil Young’s music.  It includes my favorite Album, On The Beach.  It was a dark period for Neil but it is filled with broken hearted gems.  I have outlined the releases from this period below.  Please note what I deem to [...]

Oh The Horror! #27:

Oh The Horror! #27: "Barry"

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on April 3, 2009

Can I say, "EEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!"EW EW EW EW EWW!!!!!|main|dl1|link3| 2) - Staff at a British aquarium have captured a massive sea worm that had been terrorizing other aquatic life.For months, the 4-foot-long creature -- which staffers call "Barry" -- had been devastating coral reef at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Tuesday. The menacing monster also apparently injured a Tang fish.Initially, aquarium workers weren't sure what was harming the coral, which in some cases was cut in half. After weeks with no clues, they decided to take the display apart to see if they could find the culprit, the Mail reported.Workers laid bait traps, which were mysteriously destroyed in the night, as the glutton apparently devoured the fish hooks right along with the bait. Finally, staffers spotted the tropical worm, which bit through a 20-pound fishing line before staffers were able to successfully remove it from the tank.The creature is covered with nasty bristles that sting and can cause permanent numbness in humans, the newspaper said."Tt really does look like something out of a horror movie," Matt Slater, the aquarium's curator, told the Mail. "It's over 4 feet long with these bizarre-looking jaws."Slater said he suspects Barry arrived as a baby in a shipment from another aquarium. The worm now lives in his own tank.

Christopher Priest's Black Panther Run Petition

Christopher Priest's Black Panther Run Petition

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on April 3, 2009

I'm attempting to start an online petition for Marvel to collect and trade the rest of Christopher Priest's 62 issue run of Black Panther. Thus far, only 12 issues have been collected and that was years ago. I know there are some Priest fans here. Help, signatures, and supports would be greatly appreciated.

Friends' Shoot

Friends' Shoot

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Blog on February 19, 2009

Well, friends of mine had a film assignment and I thought it'd be awesome to help out if they needed an actor. Originally they had a different story but it got changed to me now being a victim tied up and tortured by a loving husband and wife (who are married in real life and is the parents of one of my friends, ha!) But yeah, I had SO much damn fun and we do a lil' more shooting on Sunday. Here are a few pics from the dad's cam.

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