Come celebrate the darkness by bringing your light.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our Second Hallowe'eniversary!

Oh it's time for some joy!

A happy birthday to my little sister Betsy, of course.

And a happy Summer Solstice to you all.

But mostly...
It's high time for a celebration!


Well, loyal S&Pers, it's hard for me to get my brain around the fact, but something
remarkable has happened.

As of today, this little Skull & Pumpkin pub is 
TWO YEARS OLD!

Free drinks all around!


Yes, two years ago I thought I'd try my hand at this blogging thing, and carve out a little place for my own silliness in the online Hallowe'en and haunting community, and I simply cannot believe I not only did it and kept it up, but that we're now celebrating two years of S&P goodness!

I have been so gratified and humbled to have made so many new friends because of our li'l pub, and you've stuck around even though you know very well how much permanent damage all the Hallowe'en madness can inflict...

Even as monstrous as some of you may be, you are all the real jewels of this place, and I thank each of you from the bottom of my Hallowe'en Lovin' heart.

As a small token of appreciation, I have given the ol' place a minor clean-up, removing some old imagery and replacing it with... well, with more old imagery, but a little more personal and special to me. Look around, click what's new. See where it takes you.

I have also added a few little gems of spooky, old school Hallowe'en joy to the ol' radio we have been enjoying for so long now.

First, a mid-70s LP version of what has to be a favorite of any Hallowe'en fan: Ginny Tyler as Witch Hazel in Disney's cartoon classic Trick Or Treat!


Then, a creepy little tale about the passing of years and the growth of twisted roots and branches -- a 1941 offering from the popular series Dark Fantasy aptly titled The Demon Tree...


So wow.

Two years since I found the pluck to scribble my very first post.

Two years of twisted growing, delighted exploring, nostalgic recalling, excited traveling, stupid joking, philosophically waxing and most importantly, friend making.

I never follow through on things so it's damn near a miracle.

And while things have been busier and a little less focused this year, I still plan on continuing to bring all of you loyal S&Pbrains the fun, freaky and festive offerings you have come to expect from this humble house.

There's still so much to celebrate.


A toast, to two years, to another trip around the Sun celebrating the dark beauty of the Moon.

Come on... say it, shout it with me...
DUMDUMSHREKPOP!!!

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on two years. I discovered your blog not too long ago but actually have been a fan of your work for awhile ever since I your pirates on the HGTV special. Also enjoyed seeing Vincent the Raven in person at Monsterpalooza this year. One of my favorite pieces in the museum.

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  2. Glad to have you along for the ride!! Looking forward to may more years of your fantastic company!

    Cheers!

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  3. Thanks Chris, I will be haunting this place for a long time!
    And Dave, I really appreciate the kind words, especially from such a talented and successful artist who knows how to haunt it up right.

    Humbled.

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  4. Congratulations! I loved all the skeleton pictures in this post. What's going on in the picture where those interesting looking people have taken off their masks? That reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode!

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  5. That's because it IS a Twilight Zone episode called The Masks! They wore them all night long, and when they took them off, their faces had changed to look like the masks (which bore the ugliness of their personalities, etc.)... so your memory may be fuzzy, but your instincts are very trustworthy! :-)

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  6. Congratulations on two wonderful years! It's always a pleasure to stop by. :)

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  7. Two Years!

    How time flies . . .

    Seems like only a couple of years ago you opened this place up.

    Here is to many more years at the Skull&Pumpkin!

    DUMDUMSHREKPOP!!!

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  8. Thanks Fester, great to hear from you, hope all's well!

    DUMDUMSHREKPOP!

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  9. Things are fine. I just installed a new Firefox update and now I'm back in business. Now it no longer takes 5 minutes to access your blog.

    Lemme Buy a round!

    DDSP!

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  10. Sounds good to me! A round on Fes! DDSP!

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  11. hey I know that bag of bones sitting in his coffin!

    im buried right next to him and we share a bottle of

    scotch every night, or hallow's eve!

    it's all gooooooooooooooooooooood, we just love being

    dead and at night when fog covers the entire cemetary,

    well, we all jig it up and laugh, howl at the moon

    with the wolves, god I love being dead so much, it's

    much more fun then being alive, come join us and see

    what I mean, it's just like "Corpse Bride"!


    IT'S A DEAD MAN'S PARTY, WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE, EVERY

    BODY'S COMING, LEAVE YOUR BODY AT THE DOOR, LEAVE YOUR

    BODY AND SOUL AT THE DOOR!


    WE ALSO LOVE HAUNTING TOO!

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