Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Z is for Zombie.  It seems like everywhere you go there are zombies. Movies, television, books and comics featuring zombies are very popular.  I can't understand the fascination of pop culture with zombies.  Max Brooks, who wrote the book on which the zombie movie World War Z is based. says that “people have a lot of anxiety about the future. They’re constantly being battered with these very scary, very global catastrophes. People need a ‘safe place’ to explore their apocalyptic worries. They can’t read stories about real plagues or nuclear war. That’s too scary. Zombie stories give people the opportunity to witness the end of the world they've been secretly worrying about while, at the same time, allowing themselves to sleep at night because the catalyst of that end is fictional.”

Lat fall while we were visiting Eureka Springs, Arkansas we saw a Zombie Parade.  Local people dressed up as zombies and paraded through the streets.  Here are photos that I took of the parade.

One of my favorite albums of the 60's was Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies.

The band broke up before the album was released.  Although the singles that were initially released went nowhere; the song, Time of the Season, was released over a year after the band broke up and became an iconic hit in the U.S.  Here are a couple of my favorite songs from the album.

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  1. I don't get the zombie craze either, but Max Brooks's explanation sounds plausible. Made for some interesting photography for you! Also, I loved The Time of the Season. Great song!

  2. I just don't get the Zombie craze.
    It gives me the creeps.
    I have to say you captured great photos though.

  3. That Zombies album is considered their best. They were up for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but, frankly, I don't know anything about them besides their hits.
    I don't get zombies either, but expect that Max Brooks' analysis is correct.

  4. It would be funny to see a zombie parade but I never did see the attraction some people have to them. I remember that song Time of the Season but not these two songs.

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  5. While the music is not quite my taste (I'm an old fogy), I do like the cover art on the album. :)
    Interesting pictures of the zombies. Some days I wake up looking like that!

  6. Oh my goodness--that's a new one, a Zombie parade!!!! My children are obsessed with the TV series "Walking Dead".