starring Dr. Hal !
BIRTHDAY SHOW, FEATURING "THE HEAD"
November 28, 2014 10:00pm
I, Dr. H. Owll, became 64 years old on the day of this show.
The epigraph was Robinson Jeffers's poem, Vulture, a remnant
of the Rev. Baby Bear influence. This program then featured the
entirety of the 1959 German horror film, with commentary by Dr.
Howll, Puzzling Evidence and Pete Goldie, while excited fans
watched and listened at home. When the mysterious, obsessed
Dr. Ood (Horst Frank) arrived at the laboratory of Prof. Abel and
Dr. Burke and volunteered to help the former with his experiments,
the professor was working in some unusual directions, including
keeping the detached head of a dog alive on an operating table for
several days. This process is technically known, among mad
scientists, as Perfusion. Through plot developments, Prof. Abel
awoke from an operation to find himself now a living severed head,
perfused by laboratory apparatus. Dr. Ood next contacted one Irene
Sanders, a hunchbacked nurse and former patient of Dr. Burke's,
and completed his plans to replace her body with that of an
attractive nightclub stripper. Unusually, for movies like this, the
operation was a spectacular success, though some may prefer the
stripper's original head. A mysterious pipe-smoking man also
prominently figures in the plot... Birthday festivities conclude with
a blow-by-blow account of The Day Time Ended (1979), or at least
the good parts.
Again, deranged “edits” segue into a cascade of echoing glossolaliac
madness, the voicing of lyric ruminations from the free-falling brains
of disintegrating personalities.
Counting down to the upcoming live show: ADH at Viracocha
again-- January 3rd!