23rd October 22:34
So, the HO1KC dvd came out and I can tell from the wild enthusiam around
here that everyone is thrilled! Of course by "around here," I mean
Rob's hometown of Haverhill. Nope, people just can't say enough. Even
the local paper felt that they couldn't do it justice, so they didn't
mention it at all. But there are just so many celebrities from around
here, it's understandable. There's .... and .... Don't forget .... And
oh, yeah, ....
And that's just the directors!
For 80 years they have been talking about how Louis B. Mayer (the third
"M" in "MGM") opened his first movie theater right here in Haverhill.
Talk of the town! Big news! But let an actual living Zombie do
something. Well, you know what Jesus said. Proven once again.
The director's commentary does confirm my theory, as far I'm concerned.
Talking about Otis's speech to Mary about the "white socks with Mickey
Mouse on one side and Donald Duck on the other side," Rob says that it
is pretty much the same speech his class got from their Gym teacher at
the start of the seventh and eighth grades. So, maybe "House" isn't
Haverhill High School in particular, maybe it is just Haverhill in
Not to put him in a box and say that the whole thing is autobiographical
and that's that. Just that it is a little easier to see some of the
influences from here. It's like this guy I talk to at work. For two
years I worked with this chick who ended up as his girlfriend. We sat
together and yacked constantly for 6,7 hours a day. Then she moved in
with him and left the job, but I can hear her in him. I couldn't point
at something specific and say he got it from her, but she's there, in a
way having some of the same effects on him that she had on me.
Speaking of gal pals, there are some background shots on the DVD, of
Sherri Moon Zombie out of makeup and wearing sweats, where she looks
great. You know how some people "clean up real good"? She dirties down
real good, if you can call it that, which you can't.
Futureworld is on. Gotta go.
One thing: Rob really seems to be having a great time, no matter what it
"means." Funny for a Zombie to be more human than human!
23rd October 22:34
FU2 - I stand corrected!
Oh, brother, what a farking idiot! Read the Sunday paper (Lawrence
Eagle Tribune, Haverhill Edition, print edition only)! From the "My
Haverhill" column, page C3:
"So, now comes the chance for another party, or celebration, or whatever
you might want to call it.
One of the outstanding heavy music performers in the country today is
Rob Zombie, a Bradford [which is a neighborhood in Haverhill] guy who is
hitting it big on the entertainment chart. Between movies, DVD output
and other activities, he has reached national status.
His latest offering is a movie-DVD performance called "House of 1000
Corpses." If you aren't acquainted with his material, that title will
give you a clue.
This guy is flamboyantly weird,from the viewpoint of older generations,
but for young people today, he fits right into the way they live and love.
So take the title of that show, and it would be easy to build up a time
in Haverhill that would be quite a community event.
People could dress in costumes like zombies, or other wild outfits, and
we could have a parade from one of our cemetaries to another (Linwood to
How about on Halloween? That is when the dead are believed by some to
come back to life. That would be a fitting time for zombies--the
We could invite Rob Zombie to come back to Haverhill, but we could be
pretty certain he wouldn't, because the word has come back that he hates
Haverhill. There are those who say the "House of 1000 Corpses" actually
refers to Haverhill High, which he also hates, I am told."
So, there. It was in the paper. Shows you what I know!
Another little taste of Craggenmore, and I am going to sleep. but I
wanted to share.