BJ’s Weekend Report

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Zombie Girl
Walking Dead Girl | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Hello…its me BJ

As most of you know this week once again we have lost a very talented musician and wonderful friend to that thing they call cancer Ron Clayborn (Monolith) has gone on to join Alex Gonzalez-Arguinzoni(Toyz)…I am not going to write about how sad it is or how he is now feeling no more pain. I am not going to try to tell you he’s in a better place or how much everyone loved him and  he touched so many lives(we all know that). All those have been said by people and family closer to Ron than I was.  I am just going to tell you that you will be missed Ron Clayborn and that you made your mark on a lot of hearts and you will always live on within them.

Here is a link for anyone wanting to help with the Clayborn family memorial expenses. http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/help-the-clayborn-family-pay-for-memorial-expenses/253988 .

“Hey kid, Rock and Roll….ROCK ON!!!”

 

Ron Clayborn and Jeff Blaser
Ron Clayborn and Jeff Blaser | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

“Trick or Treat?”

 

Trick or Treat? | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
Trick or Treat? | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Remember as a kid how exciting Halloween day was? Going to school in costume parading in line through each classroom to show yours to everyone. Candy corn and carmel apples. How  reaching into a big bowl of spaghetti noodles and sauce in a dark room would spark the gruesome image of blood and guts? How about the smoking witches brew in the bubbly black cauldron?   After school it got even better …the anticipation  of what would  be lurking around every corner in the dark and knocking on every door and saying those words “Trick or Treat” and hope for the latter.

 

Witch
Bitboy as a Halloween witch | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Best of all the candy, all that candy all yours and just waiting to be eaten. Those days are past but ! wanted to take you back there for just a few minutes and let you feel like a kid again.

Zombie women
The Undead walking |photo by Billie-Jo Miller

As adults and i think those of you reading this right now are just that “adults” and most of you have grown up. I know boo right? There are places to go and bands to be seen. Theres that anticipation again! Whats lurking out there this Halloween?

Zombie Girl
Walking Dead Girl | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

So here is this weekends “Where When and Whats” going on.

 

Winged Demon
Rock and Roll Demon

For Halloween night: The Mohawk will be having a Halloween party with live music from Bulls on Parade starting at 9pm. Dress up come in and have a ghoulish time!

The Halloween show at the Black Forest will be live music from local bands Fallen Theory, Black Hare, Black Out, and Engraved.

Shamble out to drain for the Halloween Dance party with  Rock and Roll party band Code Red at La Pinata restaurant and lounge.

Code Red
Code Reds Mark Nash and Greg Montgomery | photo by Billie-Jo

Tonight Fri. the 31st (Halloween) The Whiskey River ranch is throwing their 4th annual Halloween Hoedown with live music and prizes for the best costume! $10.  On Sat. the 1st of Nov. its classic gold country with a hint of southern rock and blues with Showdown. $7. Both nights doors open at 7pm, shows starting at 9pm

Mill Casino: classic rock/power pop from Phamous Phaces.

Three Rivers Casino: Halloween Costume party live at Aces with music by Amy Clawson and Coltane fom 8pm to 1:30am. The Coors Light Girls will be there and cash prizes given for the best costume in these catagories:

9:00 PM: for Scariest Costume
10:00 PM: for Sexiest Costume
11:00 PM: for Most Original Costume

 

Shane
Vampire Shane | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

I hear tale theres something kind of eerie taking place tonight(Halloween night), in a town they call Klamath Falls. Zombies and Rock~n~Roll will mix together to create a Monster Mash of a Halloween party. Dress up for a chance to win cash prizes, I dare you, but be careful, you never know whats gonna happen when them Dragstrip Superstar boys turn into Deadstrip Superbrains on Halloween night at the Aftershock. And on Saturday Nov.1st join Dragstrip Superstar for the Day of the Dead celebration. Cash prize for the best sugar skull face paint. The Aftershock 3901 Brooke Drive, Klamath Falls Or.

 

Derek Zane
Demon Derek Zane | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

If your looking for an out of this world Rock and Roll time in Salem this weekend, Alien boy will touch down at Woodys Cantina,1486 Hawthorne ave. NE. Salem, Or. both Fri.Oct. 31st and Sat. Nov.1st.  Fun times to be had by all!

 

Elvis and Michael
The Walking Dead Kings | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

For a great Halloween scare you can head to Cottage Grove for the Severed Armory Haunted house starting at 7pm and open til midnight on Halloween. Or the Lone Pine farm Haunted nights corn maze  7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Yikes! Daytime non haunted maze 10am to 5pm.

 

Zombie Child
Little Zombie | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

And now for my favorite Halloween story, I tell it every year:

A man is walking home alone late one foggy Halloween night, when behind him he hears:

BUMP… BUMP… BUMP…
Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.

BUMP… BUMP… BUMP…

Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him.

FASTER… FASTER… BUMP… BUMP… BUMP….

He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him. However, the casket crashes through his door, with the lid of the casket clapping.

clappity-BUMP...clappity-BUMP… clappity-BUMP

on his heels, as the terrified man runs.

Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, he locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.

With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.

Bumping and clapping toward him.

The man screams and reaches for something, anything…

All he can find is a bottle of cough syrup! Desperate, he throws the bottle of cough syrup at the coffin

…and…of…course,

…the coffin stops!

You are welcome.

 

Josephine Warren
JoJo Zombie | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

 

Well friends time to sign off for this weekend.

Please if your going to drink get a designated driver or a taxi to do the driving for you.

Happy Halloween and watch out for creepy crawlies.

 

Snake
Hissssss…. | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

BJ

Billie-Jo Miller is an Oregon mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and an award winning photographer. "I can never remember a time that i didn't have a camera in my hand and when my daughter started to call me 'paparazzi' I realized I needed to do something with my love of photography."
Billie-Jo is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and has done extensive freelance work and has spent time as a photojournalist for several newspapers. Billie-Jo is now an EDN Columnist and an in-demand live events photographer.

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