The 1st Country Music Horror Film ever!
The 1st Country Music Horror Film ever! It's A Musical And It Has Giant Ants Eating Bakersfield. Hank Ray is doing a musical with the theme of Zante Misfits or "THEM!" but it takes place in "Nashville West" that's the old name for Bakersfield, California. Bakersfield was the stomping grounds for such country music rebels as Buck Owens, Merle
Haaggard and Clarence White.
Hank Ray is making the low budget country horror musical short as a statement; "The ants represent the new musical styles coming into Bakersfield and the Ants prey represent the old school Bakersfield musical styles." Hank is a huge fan of all things "Bakersfield Sound" and the musical is made to pay homage to "Bucks music" as well as say a sad good bye to it, as it is really rare nowadays. Hank contacted many of the younger hold ons of the Bakersfield sound but none wanted to be in the film...image that!
One or two have expressed some interest however and I will blog those as they evolve.
Anyone interested in being a part of this film let me know...
Dr. BLT is fired up to help on the project.
Fresh back from the Bakersfield Country Music Awards (BCMA) at Trouts Dr. BLT is fired up to help on the project. BLT is truly an inspiration and go between for underground country!
"Dr. B.L.T. (Bruce L. Thiessen, Ph.D.), but you can call me Bruce or Dr. BLT. I'm a singer/songwriter who writes, records, and produces his own music in his own storytelling style, but he also brings in other artists as performers, vocalists, and co-writers who offer their own creative interpretation of his unique style. My music credentials include: recently placing a song on the top 30 at #21 at mp3000.net with a song that has become known as The Black Santa Song; getting national airplay; and having a cameo on an MTV-award-nominated music video by Cake for a song called Short Skirt/Long Jacket. In addition to being a singer/songwriter, I have a day job. I am a clinical/forensic psychologist, a university instructor. I was born and raised in Canada, but I am a dual citizen, a long-time resident of California, and a current resident of Bakersfield. For ten years, I've been write articles that integrate psychological principles and spiritual insights for Vocations and Prayer magazine. For nearly as long, I've been writing an advice column, writing interview/profile pieces, and doing CD reviews for the e-zine, Phantom Tollbooth: http://www.tollbooth.org I am the "Fan in Black," who wrote and released an entire CD featuring original songs about the life and music of Johnny Cash. If you've visited Russo's at the Marketplace recently, you'll also notice that I've released several other CDs, including Confessions of a Buckaholic, a Buck Owens tribute CD featuring original songs about the life and music of Buck Owens. I listen to, write, and record modern rock, alt rock, retro rock, classic rock, country, alt country and many more styles of music. I write and record a new song almost every day. What can I say? Music rocks! PS: "I am always looking for vocalist and other musician to perform, and record my many many songs. So if you live in the Bakersfield area and would like a chance to record one of my songs please contact me" THIS IS FROM BAKOTOPIA.COM