Today, I have the pleasure of working the graveyard shift. It's quiet... just myself and the cats holding down the fort. Graveyards aren't so bad- I have a chance to catch up with the news, and I'll be driving home when most people are on their way to work. I do, however, miss the back-and-forth with the commentariat here **sniff**.
After catching up on some reading, I tracked down a video for Tomb of Ligeia, which I alluded to in a post last month. At 4:40, Vincent Price throws a head of cabbage at a cat, and he delivers his wonderful lines about it starting at 7:19:
I wonder if Eccentric Uncle Robyn was inspired by the film to write this song:
I also got around to arranging the Clark Ashton Smith tales I copied off The Eldritch Dark into folders. I have all of the Averoigne tales, the whole of the Zothique stories which inspired Jack Vance's "Dying Earth", and the whole Commoriom Myth Cycle preserved by the Atlantean high-priest Klarkash-Ton. It's been a good day for some serious weirdness, and it's not even dawn. As much as I love Clark Ashton Smith's work, he's probably not everybody's cup of tea. I'd probably suggest The Return of the Sorceror as a good, gruesome introduction to CAS, but my favorite tale of his might be The Seven Geases.
As luck would have it, I found an adaptation of The Return of the Sorceror from Rod Serling's Night Gallery starring Vincent Price, but it's dubbed in Portuguese:
Before I wrap this post up, I just want to engage in a bit of speculation... how much cooler would Star Wars have been if Vincent Price had played Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hell, I'm not knocking Alec Guinness, but we're talking Vincent Price here!
UPDATE: I found an English language version of the "Night Gallery" episode. I also found another episode based on H.P. Lovecraft's Pickman's Model.