Showing posts from May, 2021

UNLEASHED: The 2021 Summer Playlist

The face masks are coming off (for some of you), and there is a certain energy in the air, one that is screaming at the top of its lungs, "Watch out, world! I'm gonna have me a Hot Vax Summer!" This is an energy unlike any other felt at the beginning of the season. These aren't some pent-up feelings from a long, dreary winter. This is more like a life-force that has been suppressed since March 2020, and it. Needs. To. Come. Out.  While I still advise all of y'all to embrace these new "roaring twenties" with caution, I do suggest that you soak up every moment you're given – and use this as your soundtrack while you do it.  As usual, be sure to come back and revisit this playlist as I'll be adding more tunes to it over the next several weeks. @TheFirstEcho

Obsession of the Week: The 'Fear Street' Teaser Trailer

Last week, the teaser trailer for Netflix's Fear Street trilogy of movies dropped, and yours truly woke up to the news, immediately reverting back to his 12-year-old self. To say this is a major event for me would be an understatement. (If you don't know what the hell I'm talking about, go do some Wikipedia-ing.) Anyone who really knows me knows that this is my Marvel. This is my Lord of the Rings , my Game of Thrones . This is the book series that truly shaped me into the horror-loving bookworm and writer who stands before you (and with all due respect, f**k Goosebumps ). I own all 80+ titles of the original series, plus 2005's  Fear Street Nights , 2014's six-book reboot, and the latest rendition, Return to Fear Street , that came out two years ago. I've literally waited YEARS for this adaptation to be made. I've been anticipating a release ever since 20th Century Fox  announced its development , attaching Leigh Janiak as the director back in 2017. (*Net