Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Music (1910 to 1950)

Finishing out the Halloween 2013 postings this year with a quick reminder that if you are searching for some spooky tunes of our early century past (1910s to 1950s) click over to this seasonal vintage music station sponsored and programmed by Bindlegrim on Bindlegrim Halloween. For the next seven days through the Halloween weekend the station has been upgraded to offer up to 60 non-VIP listeners at a time (up from the usual 5)...!

These Bone Daddies from the 1920s-50s make good poster chillins for the type of vintage old Halloween music found on Bindlegrim radio

This is about 4 1/2 hours (as of this writing) of music from the 1910s to the 1950s featuring the music you might have found on 78 RPM, such as jazz, swing, big band, ragtime, lounge & more... (this is before rock and roll which has plenty of sources for that genre). The music here (not always p.c.) is about ghosts, witches, devils, skeletons, spooky haunts, or even just the simple pleasures like the autumn leaves, by musical artist such as Louis Armstrong, Kay Starr, Glen Miller, Betty Hutton, Cab Calloway...

Screenshot of Bindlegrim Halloween radio on live365 - a broadcast of old vintage Halloween music from the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

Hope you enjoy! And suggestions / requests for songs are always welcome (though I may not get to them in the current year).  There is no monetary compensation in this for me. This is just a hobby as something I like to do (as a fan of music from all eras) that brought together my love of vintage decor with the music of that holiday past. Happy Hallowe'en...!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween Gives Me the Creeps!

There has been a big sigh of relief here in the Bindlegrim labs - as the Creeps have walked off the production slab, and nestled snug in sealed packages ready for new homes. As of tonight there are 3 listings at 3-day auctions on ebay for your consideration, just in time to arrive before Halloween week! Oh, but what shall it be? There are Creeps (Shadow Edition), Creeps (1st Color Run), and Creeps (12-sided lantern). Well obviously the main idea here appears to be giving you the Creeps! Links are listed below in order of first to the last listed.

View of the pumpkin and scarecrow on vintage-style Bindlegrim Halloween paper lantern floating over a sea of vintage orange crepe.

1: Creeps (Shadow Edition) Full set JOL, Witch, Bogle, Cat, Devil, Clown, as stark soot-faced minimalistic design versions. Silhouettes lend to their mystery and fit a classic to modern Halloween decor style... with translucent facial features that glow in the dark. The diecut characters are made of 2-play acid-free museum board (same as Bindlegrim 12-sided lanterns): Vintage-Style Halloween CREEPS SOOT FACE Candy Box Lantern WITCH CAT DEVIL CLOWN

For a modern minimilistic Halloween look these silhouette lanterns look great in a sea of white decor and glow after dark
A folio package of pumpkin, witch, scarecrow, cat, devil, and clown silhouette Halloween slot-tab containers or lanterns by Bindlegrim

2: Creeps (Color Run) is a first edition 5/5 print run of this artist-designed diecut series .This is for the complete set of six characters, on vintage-style slot-and-tab candy container/lanterns offering printed imagery on front, sides, and back, and of course those translucent eyes for that after dark glow:  Vintage-Style Halloween CREEPS Candy Container Lantern Set WITCH CAT DEVIL CLOWN
Creeps on crepe, these vintage-style slot-tab candy container lanterns by Bindlegrim for Halloween 2013
Bindelgrim set of six Creeps (vintage-style candy-container slot-tab lanterns glowing with candle light at night)
3: Creeps: (12-Side Lantern) - A very special limited edition return of the Bindlegrim 12-sided vintage style Halloween lantern with Creeps imagery! If your counting this very special 5/5 limited run is the eighth Bindlegrim 12-side lantern and was unplanned but the idea spilled over from the candy container/lantern project seen above - here re-introduced on full-color translucent vellum scenes: Vintage-Style Halloween CREEPS 12-Side Lantern WITCH CAT DEVIL CLOWN SCARECROW

Vintage-style paper lantern by Bindlegrim features six creepy characters for Hallowen - clown, devil, witch, cat, pumpkin, & scarecrow.
A packaged lantern by Bindlegrim (top view) features the creeps - jack o'lantern pumpkin, clown, and witch
A packaged lantern by Bindlegrim (lower view) features the creeps - black cat, scarecrow, and devil

So that's all for now all you autumn-minded folks! Please accept the deepest of apologies for squeezing these in so close to Halloween... but auctions will end Wednesday, October 23rd, and I can be sure to ship on Thursday in time for next week's celebrations.

Happy Halloween from Bindlegrim...!!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bindlegrim Calls it Creeps

The following limited edition sets are now complete for Halloween 2013 or beyond! Will do a barrage of sales info via blog posts, newsletter, and social media (facebook, twitter, etc.), for you curious cats. Stay tuned!

Creeps (Color Run) edition of 5 (character six-pack) as full-color candy container / lanterns:

A sixpack of vintage style slot-tab candy container lanterns in full color by Halloween artist Bindlegrim

Creeps (Shadow Edition) of 5 (character six-pack) as silhouette candy container / lanterns:

A limited edtion of candy container Halloween lantern boxes by holiday aritst Bindlegrim 2013
A dark sixpack of vintage style slot-tab candy container lanterns as silhouettes by Halloween artist Bindlegrim
Detail of an interior package of limited edition slot-tab candy container lanterns by Bindelgrim

Creeps (Lantern) an edition of 5, 12 sided pendant style lanterns:

Bottom view of vintage style 12-side lanterns in full color by Halloween artist Bindlegrim
Top view of vintage style 12-side lanterns in full color by Halloween artist Bindlegrim

Thursday, October 10, 2013

2013 Sci-fi Fantasy Book Finalist

Okay, I admit, I am 30 days late to the party! This was announced on September 20th - and I've been so lost in the new candy container / lantern designs that I missed this incredible news:

On Stranger Winds (Tall Tales for Shorter Days) by Robert Aaron Wiley (aka Bindlegrim) was listed as a finalist in the science fiction and fantasy category of the 2013 New Mexico & Arizona Book Awards. (In June the NM Book Co-op mentioned processing over 1200 entries and getting more every day)...! New Mexico Books promotes the best in local New Mexico & Arizona books. The list of finalists are available here: 2013 Finalists.
New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards 2013 Finalists announced with On Stranger Winds (Tall Tales Shorter Days) by Robert Aaron Wiley (aka Bindldegrim) selected in the scifi fantasy fiction category.

Just to mention once again - the book can be found on both Amazon & Barnes & Noble as a self-published work from Bindlegrim Press. Amazon (in print and on Kindle). Barnes & Noble (on Nook).

Thanks once again to David Irvine of The Gnarled Branch for the cover art "The Traveling Ghost." And to Cara Wilhelm for her help editing some of the contents. Also, please note the newest cover design utilizes a font Zombie Holocaust by Sinister Visions.

Best October wishes to all. This is the perfect season to read these tales!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Scary Monsters & Super Creeps

October is here and it has been a whole month since the last post, and looks like Bindlegrim didn't give up the ghost after all, not entirely, and he may have a small first run of these 6 Halloween diecut Creeps (vintage-style slot-and-tab candy container lanterns for Halloween 2013) available to ship this next week! Here are just a few photos in various states, angles, and moods during their studio test production..., and a new post this week should offer further details on their availability....?!?!

Bindlegrim Creeps are vintage style Halloween candy container lanterns featuring characters like a black cat in front of a full moonClose up of diecut by Bindelgrim - this black cat is  vintage style slot and tab candy container lantern with vellum eyesCreeps 2013 are 6 vintage style slot-and-tab candy container lanterns by Halloween artist designer Bindelgrim
In the studio of Halloween artist Bindlegrim these vintage style slot-and-tab paper candy container lanterns begin to take shape
Front view of the 6 smaller Halloween characters of these vintage style slot-and-tabl paper boxes both candy containers and lanterns with vellum eyes & mouths
A clown, witch, and devil glow in the dark created as vintage style slot-and-tab candy container lanterns by holiday artist Bindlegrim
Devil, Witch, and Creepy Clown! These are 3 of the 6 Halloween characters created by Halloween artist Bindlegrim for 2013 in a vintage graphic style of design

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