Saturday, November 01, 2014

Saturday 9: Welcome to My Nightmare

Saturday 9: Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Tell us about a bad dream you've had.

A. I dreamed the other night that I was at a government meeting, and a cult group came in to "demonstrate" something and they lopped off a child's head. Everyone thought it was fake, but my spidey sense told me otherwise, so I went back after the meeting to check things out. They were cleaning up their mess, and this one fellow came over and asked me to help him. He said they'd really killed a child in front of us. He said he needed to get out of there, but he couldn't leave. I called 911 and asked for help, but the sheriff's office said they couldn't respond, so I asked for an ambulance. However, no sirens were forthcoming, and I called my husband. He finally showed up driving our Kawasaki Mule (a utility vehicle that goes about 30 mph) and carrying a shotgun. Meanwhile, I was busily trying to convince these crazy killers not to leave until help arrived.

When I was younger, I used to dream about a bathtub full of blood. I have always had night terrors and occasionally sleep walk. I frequently wake both my husband and myself up with screams.

2) Sam is not crazy about spiders. What frightens you, or gives you "the creeps?"

A. I'm definitely not into snakes. I'm not a fan of spiders, either, but I will take care of them if I must. Also, I don't like live mice. Yuck. I do like mice dressed up like Santa Claus, though.

3) This week's featured artist, Alice Cooper, has always liked to dress up. Performing as Alice, he wears garish eye makeup. In his first group, he and his bandmates dressed as the Beatles. Will you be wearing a costume this weekend?

A. I will be my usual self, as far as I know.

4) Alice says his makeup was inspired by Bette Davis in his favorite horror movie, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? This Halloween weekend, will you seek out horror movies and scary TV shows, or will you avoid them?

A. I will mostly avoid them, although the plan for tonight is a Murder Mystery dinner.

5) Born Vincent Furnier, Alice used to tell reporters that he and his band got the name Alice Cooper from a Oujia board. Have you ever tried a Oujia board?

A. When I was much younger we had an Oujia board. I would like to get my hands on one now as an adult. I think it would be a different experience.

6) Alice and his band (also called Alice Cooper) were discovered by music manager Shep Gordon while playing in Venice, California. Have you ever visited Venice, California or Venice, Italy?

A. Not to my knowledge, no. No Venices for me.

7) In 1970s England, a morality campaigner named Mary Whitehouse persuaded the BBC to ban Alice Cooper. The ensuing publicity resulted in such a bump in record sales that Alice sent Ms. Whitehouse flowers. Do you believe in censorship? Or should adults be able to choose to see/hear whatever they wish?

A. I do not believe in censorship generally; however, there are limits. Pornography, for example, that blatantly shows the abuse of any human being or animal. Yelling "fire" in a crowded theater. Commonsense, which long left the building, should rule. Given that it is no longer with us, I suppose we must have somebody out there thumping the pumpkin to see what is ripe.

8) Today Alice has a popular syndicated radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper. Listeners all over the United States, Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, and the UK hear him introduced as, "a man for whom even Dr. Phil has no cure." Do you watch Dr. Phil?

A. No. I rarely watch TV, and certainly not Dr. Phil.

9) Did you get many trick or treaters this year? What candy did you give them?

A. I live in a rural community and far off the road. I've never had a trick or treater. However, I always buy some Smarties to keep on hand in case someone shows up. I end up eating them. At least they aren't chocolate.


  1. What a horrible dream! *shudders*

    Your take on censorship has me rethinking mine. I think you are right. Someone needs to be thumping that pumpkin.

  2. Ew! Your dreams are among the scariest, most Halloween-y tales I've heard thus far!

  3. I've always wanted to go to a Murder Mystery dinner!

  4. Ugh, that dream was creepy! How awful to have such night terrors!

    The Murder Mystery dinner intrigues me...what is it?

  5. That is a terrible dream to have! Yikes! Those murder mystery dinners always sound like fun! Please tell us more about it!

  6. Holy cow! If I had a dream like that I wouldn't go back to bed for a week! :)

  7. It sounds like Halloween had too much influence on your dream.

  8. Wow! I'm glad I don't live in your brain when I'm sleeping. Good thing your husband came or you might wake up mad at him for leaving you with crazy child killers!

    FYI, I have been to Venice CA as I used to live in Marina Del Rey, which is next door. I bought (and wore) a string bikini and burned my behind (and my in front) in the little open squares of the suit. I had that suit and tan for YEARS. LOVED it. As you may guess that was a LOOONG time ago. :)))

  9. Very creepy dream. We did not see as many trick-or-treaters as expected due to temps in the low 30s with windchills in the 20s.


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