Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Vader Project

I had a chance to check out The Vader Project, a collection of 100 Darth Vader helmets painted/sculpted/designed by 100 different artists, yesterday. They're currently on display at Freeman's Auction House in Philadelphia, but only through tomorrow. Then, on Saturday, they're being auctioned off. So if you happen to have a few thousand extra dollars lying around, why not place a bid?

A handful of my photos are below. But if that's not enough, you can see all the shots I took here.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Peoria Plague (returns!)

The Peoria Plague is a great radio drama from (I believe) 1972. Not only is it well-executed, but it most likely features the first modern (that is, non-voodoo) zombies in audio drama history. It's clearly an homage to the War of the Worlds, and there are some some relatively minor sound quality issues, but if you're a fan of old-time radio, modern audio drama, and/or zombie films and fiction, it's totally worth an hour of your time.

I posted a link to the recording here a couple years ago, but it's been down for a while. I love sharing obscure gems with people, though, so it's back up, and it wants you to listen to it. Download it here.

And while you're at it, check out my full review of The Peoria Plague in my Dead Air segment of the Mail Order Zombie podcast. It's in this week's episode, #127, right around the 42-minute mark.