Saturday, December 15, 2012

Clive Powell │ Children Of The Damned

 Clive Powell

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the 1963 classic film "Children Of The Damned".  This movie is actually the sequel to the "Village Of The Damned" that was released in 1960.  Both of these films were loosely based on the novel "The Midwich Cuckoos", written by British author John Wyndham.  Clive Powell plays the part of Paul Looran, the leader of the children.  I have to say that "Children Of The Damned" is one of the most frightening and intense movies that I have ever seen.  Much of this is due to Clive's enigmatic and extremely otherworldly persona.  Needless to say, this is Clive's movie.  It is interesting to note that the children in the movie are clearly implied to be Christ-like advanced human beings, complete with virgin births, and the raising of the dead.  Unfortunately though, the children are destroyed because society is not able to accept them due to ignorant paranoia.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Friday, December 14, 2012

ירושלים (Jerusalem) │ Shira Chadasha Boys Choir

In this very special edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the Shira Chadasha Boys Choir, from Israel.  When I heard them sing " ירושלים (Jerusalem)" for the first time, I wept for hours afterwards.  The text is taken from Psalm 125, and the words are haunting and beautiful.  Here are the lyrics:

 ירושלים (Jerusalem)

Haboitchim b’hashem kehar tzion,
lo yimot le’olam yeshev.
Yerusalayim harim saviv lah
ve’hashem saviv le’amo

Those who have faith in G-D are like Mount Zion
which never sways but remains forever.
Yerusalayim, her mountains surround her
so to, G-D surrounds his people
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Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Blast From The Past │ Johnny Crawford

In this special edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the multi-talented Johnny Crawford.  Most people don't remember that Johnny was one of Walt Disney's original Mouseketeers in 1955, but his greatest claim to fame was "The Rifleman" TV series where he starred as Mark McCain, the son of Lucas McCain, played by the late great Chuck Connors.  "The Rifleman" ran from 1958 to 1963.  Johnny also had an outstanding career as a singer and recording artist.  He produced five Top 40 hits, including the single "Cindy's Birthday," which peaked at #8 on Billboard's Top 40 in 1962.  His other hits includes "Rumors" (#12, 1962), "Your Nose is Gonna Grow" (#14, 1962), and "Proud" (#29, 1963).  Johnny still performs on retrospective musical venues today.  In the triple-video-play below, the topmost video is a really cool photo-montage of Johnny.  By-the-way, that is Johnny singing "Treasure" on the soundtrack.  In the middle video Johnny sings a really plaintive and touching version of "Greensleeves", followed by the video on the bottom of  Johnny singing "Something Special".  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.