Welcome To The Curios

The Curios have been gathered from near and far. They may be common-as-muck or one-of-a-kind. They may be worth a pretty penny or a dime-a-dozen. They may be horrifying, captivating, loathsome, or scintillating.

Whatever the cause of their creation, hopefully they bring enjoyment to someone out there.


11.12.11

The Big Band - I Think Of Demons



The Big Band have released another song! This time, it's a cover of the legendary Roky Erickson's 'I Think Of Demons'. We're all very proud of it and we want you to hear it.

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(cover image by Irina Ionesco)

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26.11.11

Postcards - Reproductions from Erotica Universalis 30 Postcards - Taschen
























Bernard Montorgueil - The Four Thursdays - Dressage, 1930s

21.10.11

It's Hallowe'en Time Again!

Ah, it's that time of year again, when bloggers across the globe go Hallowe'en crazy!

I'm a little disappointed, as this year may be the first year I won't be going to a Hallowe'en costume party. For the past 8 years or so, I've been going to an annual party, held at a notorious house just south of Adelaide in South Australia.

Here's my past 6 years' efforts, along with the originals for comparison:










But I've just moved to London, and have only really just found my feet here, as such, I don't have anything planned. I've got ideas in mind, but as we're only 7 days away from the Hallowe'en weekend, I'm not really sure if I'll be able to pull it off. If worse comes to worse, maybe I'll just spend the weekend wearing my costume around the flat.

Regardless, as per tradition, here is my annual Hallowe'en compilation!

This year, I've taken inspiration from the 1996 stinker 'Werewolf'... or if you're an MST3K fan like myself (see above), you may know it better as 'Wharwilf'.


















1. In the House/In a Heartbeat (28 Days Later) - John Murphy
2. Howling At The Moon (Sha La La) - Ramones
3. Wolfsbane - Adam WarRock
4. King Knight - SALEM
5. Dead Billy - Big Black
6. Skinwalker - The Big Band
7. The Siege and Investiture of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria - Blue Öyster Cult
8. Thunder & Lightning - Thin Lizzy
9. Darkness Be My Friend - Bruce Dickinson
10. Ghost Shark - Rocket From The Crypt
11. Bat's Mouth - Bat For Lashes
12. Tomorrow Wendy - Andy Prieboy
13. Your Ghost - Kristin Hersh & Michael Stipe
14. The First Five Minutes After Death - Coil
15. Take Me To Your Leader - The Lancers
16. I Ain't Nuthin' But A Gorehound (Live) - The Cramps
17. Weird Ones - The Graytones
18. Dead Man's Stroll - The Revels
19. Country Skin - Michael Stanton
20. Buried Me Alive - The Frogs
21. I Think Of Demons - Roky Erickson
22. Hotel Lament (The Beyond) - Fabio Frizzi
23. The Black Dog Runs At Night (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me) - Angelo Badalementi

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Download SKINDRIVING - A Hallowe'en Compilation From Ringo Stalin's Curios (rar - 130Mb - mediafire)

2010 Compilation - Something Bad Happened To A Clown
2009 Compilation - Meat For The Beast
2008 Compilation - One For The Freaks

25.9.11

Postcard

15.9.11

Relocated

Hello all,

Almost exactly one year ago, I posted a compilation regarding my intent to relocate myself to London. Well, that's finally happened and I'm currently writing to you now from a flat in Angel which we are currently dossing at, thanks to our lovely hosts, Will & Luella.

So here's to new beginnings. Cheers.

-R.

The Girls From La Vie Parisienne, Paul Dinnage, 1961, Neville Spearman Pty Ltd


28.8.11

Postcard - Reproduction from Erotica Universalis 30 Postcards - Taschen






















Anonymous, 'Give Me Some Colouring To Do', 1840, from Erotica Universalis 30 Postcards - Taschen

17.8.11

23.7.11

Postcard - Reproduction from Erotica Universalis 30 Postcards - Taschen






















Gustav Klimt - Woman Sitting with Spread Thighs, 1916-1917
from Erotica Universalis 30 Postcards - Taschen

11.7.11

The Big Band - I Understand And I Wish To Continue

The Big Band's album 'I Understand And I Wish To Continue' is now available to download for free via Bandcamp.
















Note: only the first 10 tracks are available for download on the Bandcap site. The CD version has all 20 tracks and is available through asking any Big Band member... such as yours truly.

Download 'I Understand And I Wish To Continue' by The Big Band.

6.7.11

The Big Band - I Understand And I Wish To Continue - Grace Emily, 9 July 2011

Since September 1999, I've been a proud member of a band called The Big Band, with my friends Nigel, Spencer and Steev. This Saturday, we launch our newest album 'I Understand And I Wish To Continue' and we're playing a show to celebrate. This also marks our final live show in this line-up ever.






















Here is a little taster of the album:

The Big Band - Team 3

The Big Band - Lean On Me I Won't Fall Over (Carter USM cover)

3.7.11

Futurama Playing Cards; OR 'Grunka Lunka Dunkity Dasis'

As is quite obvious on this blog, I do love playing cards. So to celebrate the return of Futurama to television (now halfway through Season 6!), here is a deck I purchased some time ago.

Futurama is easily my favourite TV show and I was very happy to see that some thought had been put into the production of these cards and weren't just cheap headshots of the primary characters. They even arrived in a mock Slurm can, which even contains its own nutritional information table!