Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween Miscellaneous

Poopie-bears. I got distracted (don't ask) and wound up ignoring the Halloween Countdown for an entire week. In fact, I just realized I never even finished my supposed catch-up post. Sucks for me that life interferes with my having fun. Ah, well; better late than never.

Halloween Countdown Day 15

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. I said I was going to play catch-up and then wussed out on Day 14, but I have an excuse--last night my friend (and Hugh Laurie look-alike) Robio* dragged me to the The National for the Buckethead concert, which is vaguely-- vaguely--Halloween-related. To wit,

Buckethead wears a (KFC**) bucket on his head and a white plastic (William Shatner) mask similar to that of Michael Myers.*** He was inspired to wear both items on the night he watched Halloween 4.[1] Whenever dressed like this (most of the time during performances) he represents a character who was 'raised by chickens, and has made it his mission in life to alert the world to the ongoing chicken holocaust in fast-food joints around the globe.'

Here he is leading off with some specifically Halloween-appropriate music:

When he wandered offstage he probably sucked down a few frou-frou Halloween Cocktails:

*His name is actually Robert, but a few years ago when his hair was much longer we used to tease him that he was going for the Fabio look. The name stuck. Mea culpa.

**But not last night; he wore a generic white fast food bucket instead. My guess is the KFC people caught wind of his act and expressed a little... concern, since guitar music fully capable of sterilizing toads at 2000 yards is probably not something they want associated with their corporate image.

***Don't forget the boiler suit! We musn't forget that!


Anonymous said...

Halloween kit I really want: Dead Flamingos.

Cathy VanPatten said...

Oohhh. I'm going to be down around Gethsemane Garden Center this evening... maybe I'll go early and browse the skeletal flamingos!

Hey, GW! Missed you at the FFF. It looks as if I'll be in the big W the first weekend in December, though--don't know if there's anything of note going on there then, I just need to use up vacation time, and I want to try to see my mom more often...