Friends, just a couple of weeks ago the Floppotron uploaded a brand new video. While in the past the Floppotron has covered the likes of the Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams as well as even Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. This go around it performs Toto’s Africa!
What is the Floppotron you might ask? Well, it just happens to be 8 hard disks, with 64 floppy drives, and 2 scanners. Of course all of that working together happens to create beautiful music from every genre. TV and movie themes, video game music, and popular 80s songs can be performed by the Floppotron.
Yeah, Vic…we know what it is made up of but how does the Floppotron play music?!
That is a good question. Honestly the easiest way to describe it is, just head over to Silent.Org and let Pawel Zadrozniak explain it, as he is the creator of it. In a nutshell however using an application that Pawel wrote in Python 2.7 – the devices are triggered, with speed determining the pitch of the device, like the hard disks.
Pawel states on his site that he uses the columns of floppy drives, in fact in stacks of eight. To simulate everything from a piano as well as string instruments. While I will certainly admit that some of the mechanics go over my head. At the very least I do know I highly enjoy the music it plays.
Now how about you enjoy the Floppotron playing Queen’s The Show Must Go On!
Pamela Voorhees. The name should conjure up images of a distraught but loving Mother. In addition to a grisly drive for punishment against Camp Crystal Lake as well as its counselors. And while I certainly admit that she perhaps crossed the line, I must say there is part of me that feels sorry for Pamela.
Of course I should add that I also feared the likes of Pamela Voorhees. Which is certainly one of the reasons I avoided heading to summer camp. Ever. Not to mention worries of the types of wildlife one might bump into while attending camp. Like snakes…and eels.
By all means I was a strange and lonely child. Having said all of that however it is a fact that Pamela Voorhees is an icon of horror. You don’t have to just take my word for it however. I’m willing to bet that friend to The Retroist and myself, the talented Travis Falligant would back up my statement. I would direct you to take a look at his Halloween coloring contest page featuring none other than Pamela from 2016.
Image courtesy of IBTrav.
It was Travis in fact that was kind enough to share this humorous video the other day. Combining the theme song from the 1988 hit TV show Just the Ten of Us with the…antics…of Mrs. Voorhees. Perhaps an alternate world’s intro to a different Friday the 13th television show?
I would warn that if you’ve not seen 1980’s Friday the 13th for yourself. Everything in the video below is a SPOILER!
With only ten days away until Halloween – it’s a good time to start looking at costume kits. Now you can certainly head to your local mall and pick up a zombie mask or some such. Likewise you could really stand out this year and take a look at Travis Falligant’s Halloween Costume Starter Kits!
They are NOT coming soon anymore – they are here!
Don’t you share a lot of Falligant’s artwork?
Yes, I most certainly do. Whether it be “lost” Scooby-Doo episodes or a mash-up between The Breakfast Club and The NeverEnding Story. Travis Falligant is a very talented artist and in addition he is one heck of a nice guy. In fact if you visit the Saturday Frights Facebook Page you will see how much art he has graciously shared.
Okay. Question answered. What about these Halloween Costume Starter Kits?
I was getting to that. Travis also has a wonderful taste in movies. Cult movies that is to say. Given that the three Costume Starter Kits he is offering for example have been inspired by the likes of Blacula, Frankenhooker, and the Howling II!
I will start off with my favorite – the “Blood Sucka”!
All images courtesy of Travis Falligant.
Each of the three Costume Starter Kits cost a mere $18 and come with:
1 High quality mask printed and pressed on E-Flute Cardboard and matte laminated. Ready to wear!
1 T-Shirt Transfer Kit complete with tee design, iron-on instructions, and transfer paper.
2 Laminate stickers featuring the artwork of the character you have chosen.
Candy Starter kit to get your Trick or Treat game begun!
You can order the Halloween Costume Starter Kits right this second over at Travis’Etsy Store. Furthermore you can order all three so you can truly fit in with any creature of the night!
Thanks to the talented Travis Falligant we fans of Scooby-Doo and horror films have been able to enjoy quite a few imaginative meetings between those meddling kids and some beloved fright icons.
Images courtesy of Travis Falligant.
Starting on July 6th at 12pm Eastern Time you can hop on over to the Official IBTrav Store to purchase the first in the “Lost Mysteries” series of lapel pins and while this version features The Spooky Shape of Haddonfield…it also GLOWS IN THE DARK!
There are only 100 of these so you be ready to jump on over to Falligant’s store on the 6th to secure yours and as a bonus you will also get a free Lost Mysteries sticker when you buy a pin! Now while we wait for that date to roll around it gives us ample time to start guessing on what the second pin might be…I’m hoping we get a certain madman from Valentine’s Bluff myself!
‘My Bloody Valentine’ Images courtesy of Travis Falligant.
It’s no big secret that we have quite a bit of fondness for the artwork of Travis Falligant whether on this site or on the Saturday Frights Podcast spot over on Facebook, the talented artist has always been kind enough to let us share his artwork.
Image courtesy of Travis Falligant.
The other day though he uploaded a new illustration to his own Facebook Page, a mixing of two fantastic 80’s films. The Breakfast Club and The NeverEnding story…both are classic movies to be sure. But when take John Bender’s (Judd Nelson) iconic victory pose…
…and marry it to the majesty of Falkor…
…why you can see how Travis just might have created a work of art that begs to be turned into an epic poster, right?
Image Courtesy of Travis Falligant.
I don’t believe that is in the works just yet but I can tell you that Travis is right at this very second selling his Golden Girls enamel pins over on his Official Store Page, for a mere $10 you can show your love of your favorite character from the classic TV series.
Image courtesy of Travis Falligant.
So please follow some of those links provided up top to check out more of Travis’ beautiful retro artwork and nab some of those Golden Girls pins for yourself!