Hey MGP! What’s Tasty These Days?

Not puppies. Besides, this isn’t about puppies. It’s about me and how I’m doing.

But, how AM I doing? I’ve hardly had enough time to even ask myself that question. Let’s see…

No doubt, many of you have noticed the onslaught of Monster Bash associated media over the last so many days. Not only will there be more (read: video clips on YouTube and future inclusions of interviews on respective episodes), but currently in the can (as they say in “the movies”) is the 2010 Monster Bash Podcast Special from Terror Transmission. Looking to put that out this Saturday or maybe even Friday night. Not sure, so you’ll just have to check the podcast feed for that one. Oh, and right here. And the podcast’s site. And Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc, etc.

My birthday vacation is coming up. Those who need to know where in the world it will be are already privy. It’ll be… somewhere. And it will be a blast.

Next episode of Terror Transmission will not only be our 25th episode, but will also be our one-year anniversary, will fall during the period containing my birthday, will be a horror movie favorite of mine, and will have something to do with an occurrence during those 15 days other than my birthday. What will I say? What will I wear? What will I DRINK!? I guess I’ll “give it to you straight” on 1 Aug.

Didn’t buy the iPhone 4 yet. Why? Because I do what every good tech consumer does… I wait out the potential bugs, flaws, bad software, etc. And it looks like I was right in my pre-planned late-adoption. Now, I’ll wait out the fixes and jump in when the getting is good. For now, I like Mr. Inahtko’s summary of the iPhone 4’s recent PR fiasco best. Sums it up nicely, warts and non-warts.

As for the iPad? I’ll get one as soon as I can figure out how to incorporate it into my life enough to make it worthwhile and whereby its functionality supplants any reasonable amount of comparative actions on either my laptop or my iPhone 3G. I could say more, but that almost calls for its own post. In any case, following my aforementioned late-adoption pattern, an iPad purchase might happen next year when the possibility of some hardware upgrades might occur. No rush.

Recent DVD viewing? In The Realm of the Senses. Easily the best ’70 Japanese pinku film I’ve seen to date. Might say more in a later post on this one, but one viewing might have you thinking about how utterly toothless and risk-free American cinema really is by comparison. And this was almost 35 years ago. (There are severely edited versions out there, so make sure to see the Criterion Collection one.)

That is all. End of line.


Matt G. Paradise is Executive Director of Purging Talon, a media company responsible for releasing groundbreaking and often imitated audio, video, print, and Web work since 1993, including the internationally respected Satanic magazine, Not Like Most. Paradise is also a Magister in the Church of Satan and, since the early-1990s, has also done media representative work for the CoS through all major media forms — network television, radio, print publications, and the Internet. He is the author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark, a collection of writings on Satanism; as well as editor of The Book of Satanic Quotations (First and Second Editions). He was also producer and co-host of Terror Transmission, a horror movie commentary podcast; and is currently the producer and host of three podcasts (The Accusation Party, Vintage Vinyl Vivisection and Strange Moments in Cultural History) on The Accusation Network.

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