Saturday, March 7, 2009

You know you've watched too much True Blood when...

You start calling all your friends "hooker!" and go about wondering if so and so has a demon...

You sign up and post on a message board for the first time in your life just so you can communicate with other people who are as obsessed as you are. ( dedicated today to new friends)

...someone at work points out that you dropped some of your lunch on your sweater, you immediately breathe a sigh of relief that it's veggie soup and not vampire in your cleavage. consider getting a Wii just to see if you can beat Bill's score.

Please post yours....

Blood Copy Volume 3: A Vampire named Sampson

We are revisiting the Blood Copy videos which were part of the HBO true Blood viral marketing campaign that helped introduce the True Blood television series in the summer of 2008. We will be doing a radio show on this topic soon.
Previously we have see the mysterious packages were being received, the gatekeeper awakened on a mysterious website, .... HERE

The blog and videos not only were a marketing ploy but they also served as a prologue to the series ...

Here is the blog entry for that time period HERE ( June 23 2008)

It's great to watch these videos but you also must read the blog entry for that day

Dallas is on special assignment today..

I will be on special assignment today in, as Malcolm would say, " the Great State of Loozianna " ( Louisiana)

I will be twittering and you can follow my tweets below (on the right) in the black box or here:

Dallasis accompanied by ObjectDesire, Arianwyn and Nocturnalnnc ....

We will be staying the night in Bon Temps with @SookieBonTemps and there should be some twitter fun to follow ..

What? They've finally dug up a vampire?

Oh, what would Buffy say to this? They've finally dug up a vampire.

A skeleton of a woman with a substantial brick wedged between her jaws has been exhumed by Italian scientists.

Matteo Borrini of the University of Florence came across this sad and lonely woman when he was digging up plague victims on the island of Lazzaretto Nuovo in Venice. The woman probably died in the Middle Ages, a time when it was believed that 'vampires' were the actual cause of the plague.

These so-called vampires did not sup on the blood of their fellow man and woman. They spread disease by gnawing at their shrouds after dying. The brick in the mouth was invented to create something of a disincentive.

Many scientists believe that the vampire myth came to life because blood emerges from the mouths of dead people. This blood causes the corpse's shroud to dip and tear.

Dr. Borrini unveiled his 'vampire' at a meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Denver last week. He made the bold claim that this could be the first vampire ever examined so intimately.

However, Professor Peer Moore-Jansen of Wichita State University in Kansas seems ready to bite Dr. Borrini's head off. Or at least to take a chunk out of his neck. He insists he has found similar vampires in Poland (I have lived there and I find his claim to be entirely plausible).

Ah, countered Dr. Borrini, but this is the first time we have seen "exorcism evidence against vampires."

So there we have it. I blame the early Van Helsing family myself. I believe they performed a large number of these mouth-brickings for many centuries before they decided that a stake through the heart was far more commercial.
Chris Matyszczyk is an award-winning creative director who advises major corporations on content creation and marketing. He brings an irreverent, sarcastic, and sometimes ironic voice to the tech world. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET.

'Escape from the Dragon House' the title song for True Blood Season One Episode Four

I recently did a Season 2 Spoiler show for my Blogtalk radio show, where we looked at what we might know about the upcoming episode by examining the title song for that episode.

I can't tell you how many emails I received from folks saying they felt so stupid for not realizing that the True Blood episodes were named for songs. It's OK but I thought it might be a good idea to look back at the song, the artist and the lyrics for each of last season's episode title songs.

So let's look back to Season 1, Ep 4: Escape From Dragon House Aired: 9/28/2008.

Escape from the Dragon House is a song featured on an album of the same name by the band, Dengue Fever.

Dengue Fever is a six-member band from Los Angeles who combine Cambodian pop music and lyrics with psychedelic rock. They were formed in 2001 by Ethan Holtzman and his brother Zac after Ethan was inspired by a trip to Cambodia. As Ethan and Zac were searching for a vocalist to sing in Khmer, lead singer Chhom Nimol was discovered in a nightclub in Little Phnom Penh area of Long Beach. She was already a well-known karaoke singer from Cambodia, but decided to move to US after visiting her sister, and thought it was a good chance to make more money to send to her family back home. [1] Zac performs vocals and guitar, while Ethan plays the Farfisa organ. Rounding out the band are bassist Senon Williams (who also plays in Radar Bros), drummer Paul Smith, and David Ralicke on brass.

The scene from True Blood where we hear Dengue Fever

Pretty cool to see them performing live another song from the same album “ Escape from the Dragon house”

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Chosen Family by Loena Maess

Chosen family by Leona Naess LYRICS
Thanks Thellou