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A lot of people think Star Trek is about Outer Space. These days you might be forgiven for thinking it's about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. But back in the day when Gene was still alive Star Trek was actually about morality, and the unbreakable Spirit of the Human Race. That's why I put so many clips of it on the Mix Channel - there are lessons in life here that should be passed on and not forgotten. This episode from season one aired way back on October 26th, 1987. This scene where Picard encounters his mother is incredibly moving, in large part thanks to the incredible score by Ron Jones. I used this song as the first track on the mix THE MASTER SWORD for anyone who wants to hear this exceptional piece of music on it's own.
I originally was going to make this scene a part of IT KNOWS WHAT SCARES YOU but decided to put the clip up in the OTHERWORLD: SCENES AND THINGS department instead. Ah, Hellraiser. Where would horror be without you? Clive Barker's most famous work, based upon his story THE HELLBOUND HEART, is classic 80's horror. This scene is the first time we get a good look at the Cenobites....Female Cenobite, Butterball, Chatterer, and of course Pinhead. The rest of the movie at times devolves into some serious cheese, but there's nothing cheesy about THIS scene. It's the stuff of nightmares.
The Avatar is ambushed by the Shadowlords of Hatred, Falsehood and Cowardice in a dark and forsaken grotto. One by one they reveal themselves, bending the fabric of reality to their evil and twisted wills.
It Knows What Scares You : Track Two
Song: Dark Grotto
Artists: Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, and Kōji Kondō
Album: The Legend of Zelda: Twilght Princess OST
"THEY ARE YOUR CHILDREN. THEY ARE THE CHILDREN OF ALL WHO WALK THE EARTH UNSEEN. THEIR NAMES ARE IGNORANCE AND WANT. BEWARE OF THEM, FOR UPON THEIR BROW IS WRITTEN THE WORD.....DOOM."
May we all heed this warning from the past. Dickens knew what he was talking about. These shall be our children, the products of a fearful and spiritually bereft society, the spawn of a people who devalue and cheapen all life.
Get the fucking masks off of the children's faces, let them breathe the free air, and look upon them full in the face with Honesty and Love. If this is not done right now their Spirits may soon be damaged beyond the ability to heal.
In twenty years time when we, the elderly, look to this younger generation for assistance and compassion, there we shall find only ignorance and want, callousness and cruelty.
This need not be our fate if we turn the corner now.
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED
I often mention that POLTERGEIST is my favorite movie, but I rarely talk about WHY it's my favorite movie. I saw it for the first time when I was seven years old - we had free HBO for a weekend, Mom and Dad were out of town, and the babysitter was into it. The rest was history. Tobe Hooper's masterpiece was forever imprinted on my soul. This clip of the infamous "sucked into the closet" scene perfectly encapsulates everything that makes the movie work so well, from the effects (No CGI here!) to Jerry Goldsmith's legendary score, to the superb acting from the cast. There's been a raging debate since the movie was released as to who ACTUALLY directed Poltergeist - was it Tobe Hooper or was it producer Steven Spielberg? In the end I give it to Tobe. Spielberg provided the story and the suburbs, but it was Tobe who provided the horror through his Texas Chain Saw eyes. Film making at it's finest.
Hi y'all! Here's the Fireside for LAY IT DOWN. This mix is entirely composed of songs from the 80's and 90's (surprise). I talk about how this mix came to be and why it's structured the way it is. Oh, and I end the video with some brief Karaoke Chris just for fun. Till next time!
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Welcome to the Mix Channell! Come chill out for a bit. Fighting for the Soul of America, one song at a time.