CAROLINE BLUE’s song “Prey” can be heard during the end credits of the film “Transformation” (HEWITT FILMS). Directed by Brian Hewitt. “Transformation” premiered at THE PALACE THEATER in Syracuse, NY last Thursday 11/9/2017.
-Last night I found out that UVTV mastermind Rich Stahle had passed on due sepsis (Rich had MS-multiple sclerosis). Rich was the creator of a TV program called Underground Music Television (UMTV) which was later renamed Underground Video Television (UVTV). It first aired around December 2001, around the same time CAROLINE BLUE played its first show. Rich, along with his future wife Jerimi (2008) and her sister Cristl would go to shows and film the bands of CNY at that time and make music videos of them to play on their show. Mind you, this was before You Tube was even around so their work made an incredible impact in terms of promotion and networking with, literally, hundreds of bands. They were even able to expand their coverage to higher level bands like Prong and Type O Negative, doing videos for them when they played in Syracuse. They eventually moved to Chicago and continued working with higher level bands.
-Speaking only for myself and CAROLINE BLUE, I know the band would never had made the in-roads that we did without the help of the videos we filmed with UVTV- which include “Mine, Mine, Mine,” “Slave to the Hourglass,” Live performances of “Hard Life,” “Too Late,” “The Queen of Pleasure,” “Mine, Mine, Mine” (which I’m sure he got sick of me trying to nail down a great live version of this cause we filmed liked 3 or more live versions of this) and even a live performance of CAROLINE BLUE, in KISS makeup and outfits (at least I was) playing “Detroit Rock City.” Not to mention interviews, promos (where “The Spotlight” was born) and much more.
-I hadn’t talked to Rich in awhile-due to my hectic schedule more often than not. It was cool that he sent me some files from his old band, Spoiled Rotten, to check out a few years ago. Last I remember, I’d invited him, Jerimi and Cristl out to Day of the Dead in Indianapolis, IN to say hi and even drop off a copy of NoSS on DVD to them back in July 2017. I’m sure he would’ve gotten a kick out of what I had to do in that film. I don’t recall ever being told that he had MS so yesterday’s post from Jerimi came to me as a complete shock. 😦
-Below is one of the first videos done for UVTV-and arguable the most popular-from back in 2002. I know the stats on the official CB you tube page don’t back that claim, per se, but remember Rich was doing music vids before you tube was around. In addition, there was another unofficial CB you tube page where the “Mine, Mine, Mine” video at least 6 times the amount of videos and comments than what the “enhanced” version does on the official CB you tube page.
R.I.P. Rich-you will be missed. Prayers out to Jerimi, Cristl and extended family.
CAROLINE BLUE's song "Love Me or Leave Me' makes an appearance in the horror film Killer Campout. Directed by Brad Twigg. Currently on sale is a limited edition signed DVD of the film. Check out the page for the film via the link below. \m/
-Later today at 10 AM (Monday June 12, 2017), DJ Travisity (aka Travis Walker) will be hosting his show on BLUNT FORCE STEREO. Just got to their main website and download the amp to listen-this show Travis will be playing some CAROLINE BLUE -thanks Travis! \m/
CAROLINE BLUE makes an appearance in the Horror / Comedy film Night of Something Strange. Around the 3:49 mark, a CAROLINE BLUE show poster can be seen on the wall at the home of Cornelius (played by CB's Wayne W. Johnson. As you can see from the screenshot, not all the writing can be seen so, on the left, is the writing on the show poster. NoSS is available on DVD and blu-ray at https://nossmoviestore.com/
To all of CAROLINE BLUE's Fans, Friends & Freaks-Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!
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–CAROLINE BLUE ‘S “Happy Holidays” pic from 2006 is used for the Cover Pic for the Facebook group page CNY Music Archives. Pictured (L. to R.) is Josh Dean, Wayne W. Johnson and Johnny Sniper.Check it out via the link below.
Reports have come in stating that former CAROLINE BLUE drummer Kenny "Thunder" Simpson passed away earlier this morning at Crouse Hospital. Reason for death is unknown at this time. Kenny was the drummer for CAROLINE BLUE from April 15, 2003-August 26, 2003. He only performed one show with CB, which was at Mr. C's in Baldwinsville, NY on June 13, 2003. Kenny was also in one of CAROLINE BLUE"s music videos-"Mine, Mine, Mine." He was very proud of his performance in the video and never failed to tell me how that video made us "rock stars." Kenny was also a member of several CNY bands including Holly & New Yorkers, Alecstar, Tempter, Nightmare, 200 Proof and more. Services will be this Friday Oct. 14 at Newcomer Funeral Home from 11 AM-1 PM.
CAROLINE BLUE is now one of the featured artists to be played on Blossom City Radio. \m/ http://jeremystellhorn.podbean.com/
This week on The Necrocasticon-in addition to discussing various topics such as Pokemon Go, TV show "The Preacher" and this week in the history of metal / rock / horror, but also a nice length interview with me (Wayne W. Johnson) where we discuss various film projects I've been in (including Night of Something Strange, Tales of Dracula , Mohawk, Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II + more) but also a good amount about CAROLINE BLUE , as well as audio of the songs "Pain" and a live version of "Too Late" (w/ Az on bass!) \m/ The Necrocasticon crew consists of Thomas Clark, Scott Groverston, Walter Ball and Azriel Mordecai.