David Bowie: “Love is Lost”
Hidden, Ancient Peruvian Skeleton
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
For this final day of our 16th year of 32 Days of Halloween…what a long, strange trip it’s been. Let’s start with a music video I saw for the first time today, and figured we had to include it. This is from the press release:
Last week David Bowie had an idea. His new single, ‘LOVE IS LOST’, was to be released this week and a video clip was needed.
Eschewing both celebrity guests and splashy production, Bowie picked up his domestic camera from home, rescued a couple of puppets from his legendary archive and wrote, shot and edited the entire video over this last weekend in the darkened corridor of his office in Manhattan, New York.
With his assistant Jimmy King on camera and best friend Coco Schwab handling everything from continuity to sandwiches they worked through the evenings finishing on Monday morning, sending it out to the rest of the world.
As a result, we get creepy puppets, spooky projections, and the most ominous hand washing ever.
Then we go back to the Victoria & Albert Museum for this frankly astonishing conservation project…how they discovered a hidden skeleton on this ancient Peruvian piece and what happened next.
And for tonight’s feature…same one we’ve had every year to close out 32 Days of Halloween. It’s the only film a massive gumbo of insanity like this can go out on…the original Night of the Living Dead. Accept no substitutes.
Thank you to everyone for turning out for this year’s festivities and for listening to the Sonic Emporium shows and putting up with the delays thanks to my plumbing being possessed by Satan. Keep the flame of Halloween burning in your hearts. Or if that is too uncomfortable, keep it burning in someone else’s heart. Whatever works.