Get those eyeballs all dusted off. They’ll be a BRAND NEW EPISODE this Saturday on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!
As some of you may have noticed, there’s been a sporadic noise popping up during broadcasts of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN over the past several months. It’s a sharp, quick, chirp-like bit of digital noise that happens alone and sometimes in groups. This is NOT supposed to be there and it is definitely NOT a part of THE DARK VAULT programs. It is the product of a problem with the new equipment that Time Warner Cable (now Charter/Spectrum cable) installed last year. We notified the overseers of the channel about it months ago, but nothing has been done to correct it yet. A video sampler documenting some instances of the noise was forwarded to the cable folks by us several weeks ago, and we have been told they will investigate the matter. But we’re a little skeptical . So, if you have noticed the noise on your TV, please notify your local cable providers or general tech support and tell them that you want it fixed and NOW! (And don’t let them tell you it’s your cable box, because it’s definitely not.) Maybe if enough complaints come in to their offices, they may actually do something about a problem that was caused by their recent “improvements”.
And don’t forget, you can always contact us at unclepeteshow@ gmail.com.
In honor of some new laws that took effect this year, THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN gets organic this week. Join UNCLE PETE and El Vato as they roll out the green carpet this Saturday night with a bona fide cult classic scare film and one of our fan favorites – REEFER MADNESS. Released in 1936 as Tell Your Children, an anti-marijuana educational film, it stars Carleton Young as Jack and Thelma White as Mae – a couple of scurvy pot dealers. It also stars one of the DARK VAULT’S favorite actors – Dave “Tex” O’Brien – as Ralph, a strung out, unbalanced ex-college student (someone we can relate to). They soon get youths Jimmy (Warren McCollum) and Bill (Kenneth Craig) turned on to some “real good cigarettes”, starting them on a downward slide into the dark, destructive world of cannabis.
Reefer Madness is a big departure in the career of Dark Vault favorite Dave “Tex” O’Brien who spent much of his long career in East Side Kids movies, Pete Smith Specialties, and westerns (many with Tex Ritter). Reefer Madness, intended as an educational movie to warn parents about the pitfalls of pot, became a cult movie legend after NORML founder Keith Stroup bought a cheap copy in 1971 and began to circulate it in the college movie circuit.
Meanwhile, back at the Dark Vault, El Vato’s incense (or something) has a bit of an effect on UNCLE PETE. But while UNCLE PETE relaxes in the den, he brings you an assortment of stuff including a film from the 60’s called Keep Off The Grass and a musical interlude called Radiation Baby. Azul stops by to demonstrate a new use for a Vito Gold product, and UNCLE PETE tickles the ivories between assorted refreshments and snack breaks along the way.
So grab lots of munchies and turn on (your TV set) and tune in this Saturday night, January 14, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome), channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose, PA), and channel 30 in the North Country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Champlain) with replays at midnight and 2 AM. It’s murder, debauchery, and some jazzed up piano playing as UNCLE PETE goes green this Saturday with the 1936 cult classic Reefer Madness, our feature presentation on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.
(And on Beta Max TV on the Roku System, take a trip to a wild planet and accessorize with Vito Gold for The Planet Of Prehistoric Women, Saturday at 7PM!)
Tune in to the Uncle Pete Show Annual Jazz Of The 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s Special this Friday, January 13, 2017 from 4PM to 7PM. You can listen locally at WHRW-FM, 90.5 on your radio dial and you can listen anywhere at whrwfm.org. The show usually gets started early with some old-time radio shows (maybe at 2 or 3PM) and then at 4PM the music gets rollin’! So load up on your annual dose of some little heard music from the sweet to the hot with your host UNCLE PETE this Friday! It’ll be the best Friday the 13th you ever had!!! (contact UNCLE PETE at unclepeteshow @gmail.com)
UNCLE PETE will be keeping an “eye” on things this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN to see stuff like one of the title characters in our feature presentation. From 1961, it’s Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops. It stars Mitchel Gordon (aka Gordon Mitchel) as Atlas who comes to the aid of a village whose residents are getting regularly chomped by a giant, one-eyed meanie in a nearby cave. There’s also a lion, a bunch of guys with swords and an evil queen to round out our honest-to-goodness sword and sandal action picture. From director Leonviola (all one word) and featuring Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Aldo Bufi Landi and Little Fabio (who would grow up to be on the covers of many romance novels and in margarine commercials) and with music from the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra it’s Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops.
Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE is deep, deep, deep in the Dark Vault Crypt way beneath the Cinema Graveyard. You can pick up the broadcast on your digital receivers as usual and you can always watch us in 3-D where available (with the Vito Gold 28K Gold 3-D Decoder(TM)), but special this week we’ll be broadcasting in 1-D (for those of you with the Vito Gold One-Dimensional Glasses (TM)) to let you watch the movie just like you were an evil mythological giant with one big eye in the middle of your head! So tune in this Saturday, January 7, 2017 on channel 4 around Binghamton, channel 99 around Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome, channel 17 around Sayre/Montrose and channel 30 in the north country (Champlain/Malone/Watertown/Massena/Ogdensburg) from 10PM to midnight (and again at midnight and 2AM) for Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!
(And this week on Beta Max TV on the Roku streaming system, it’s the 1984 high action crime drama Cop In Drag with our favorite Italian cop, Nico Giraldi (Tomas Milian).)
Join UNCLE PETE on the radio this Friday, January 6, 2017 for an UNCLE PETE SHOW Christmas Special! With all the Christmas and year end chores we had around THE DARK VAULT in December, there wasn’t time to get to the radio station and make a Christmas Special happen. But with Russian Christmas coming up on January 7, this seems like the perfect opportunity to break out some yuletide vinyl not heard anywhere else on the planet. Tune in this Friday, January 6, 2017 from 4PM to 7PM for a giant snow drift full of novelty, rock, doo-wop and all that kinda great stuff from the Christmas goldmine. The place is WHRW, 90.5 on your FM dial. Those of you outside the radio wave range can tune in on-line at WHRWFM.org (there’s a link around here somewhere). Give UNCLE PETE a call, send an IM, call your friends, call some strangers, but make sure you listen. That’s this Friday, January 6, 2017. UNCLE PETE may kick it off a little early with some special stuff with the meat of the show starting at 4PM. Keep those yules tiding with the UNCLE PETE SHOW Christmas Special on WHRW, the only real radio station in town! (And tune in on Friday the 13th for The Uncle Pete Annual Jazz Of The 20s, 30s, and 40s Special at 4PM)
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Thanks for watching THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!
Thanks for your support and spread the word – fun TV still exists in the New York/Pennsylvania/New Hampshire area. In 2016, we solidified our expanded viewing times to include replays at midnight and 2AM on all the channels that carry us in New York and Pennsylvania. We expanded our viewing area to include the Utica/Rome area and the entire northern section of New York State including Watertown, Champlain, Massena, Malone, Ogdensburg and all their surrounding areas. And we joined the line-up of the nationally streamed station Beta Max TV (Thanks John!) available on the Roku system. So now the DARK VAULT can be seen all across the good old U.S. of A.!!! We also brought you a whole bunch of brand new episodes and have a bunch lined up for showing in 2017. Keep checking our site, tell your friends, and as always, contact us at darkvaultpd or unclepeteshow (both of those are @gmail.com). And our official Dark Vault T-shirts are still available (in 2 styles)!
So, break out the bubbly, crank up your Guy Lombardo records (cuz none of those commercial stations – even those so-called public and educational stations – play the real New Year’s Eve stuff) and keep on watchin’! We’ll see you in 2017! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!