This is Woodmas number ten that I have celebrated. Ten. TEN! That's fuckin' HUGE, man, ten years that I've been celebrating this holiday. And it seems like only yesterday when Tom and my brother Joe and I were doing Jack shots and watching Ed Wood's "Plan 9 from Outer Space" in my room in Glendale, Arizona.
Now ten years later I'm here in California with a wife and two kids and I'm watching the classic 1980s Ed Wood-loving tribute movie "It Came From Hollywood." Wow. Ten years of Woodism.
My religion has really come full circle.
And just for the record I am nearing the end of beer two and am about to start beer three and I've barely eaten anything all day, so straight to the head for these beers.
Also, this is the 500th post since 2002. Impressive, huh? It's like a dual celebration.
HAPPY WOODMAS, EVERYBODY!
Flip the Switch: Plan 9
The ska band Flip the Switch played at our live show Edwoodstock in 2004 and since then they've been the OFFICIAL PATRON SAINTS OF SKA in our religion. Their music is awesome upbeat happy ska punk and the guys in the band are all super nice and I am honored to have had them play in our big live show. At Edwoodstock we had a contest to see who would be made legally cannonized saints right on stage. Flip the Switch won easily by being the only band with the testicular fortitude to write a song specifically for the event, a song based on Ed's magnum opus "Plan 9 from Outer Space" and even mentions our church in one of its lyrics. Beyond that, it's a really good ass song. So, enough with the talkin' and just download the damn thing already because it absolutely rocks ass!
Reverend Steve Galindo: "Angora on The Shelf"
Essentially, this is the Elton John classic song "Candle in the Wind" re-written to be a song about Ed Wood. It was originally recorded in 1997, then lost, then discovered again in mid-2003 and put on the internet to act as the official theme song of the Woodian religion. It's a touching song about a man in love with Wood and it serves not only as the official theme song of Woodites and casual Ed Wood fans the world over!