Saturday, March 10, 2012

Getting to Know - Co-Host Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

Name: Jeremy Hawkins 
Blog[s]: "Retro-Zombie" "Two Thumbs"
Other Online Info (Twitter, Facebook, Website): Tweet "@iZombieJMH", Facebook "Jeremy" and "Ebook Designs"
Publications: I have recently finished a book called "CHATTERBOX" that I wrote back in 1996, that I have wanted to share and I did. It was meant to be a very visual book and in 1996 no publisher wanted to touch it, times have changed and I made it like I wanted to see it.


01. What is the most daring thing you've ever done?
-Doing an opening for a tv show I worked on in the 1990's for something called Fangoria's "Weekend Of Horrors" I had to do my opening on the stage before the show started. People kept coming in to sit and I was nervous to begin with, there were a good 300 hundred people cheering me to screw up. 25 takes later and a crowd of who turned on me about 12 takes into it...

02. What is your favorite article of clothing?
-My leather jacket that is pushing 15 years old.

03. What is your favorite monster?
-Peloquin from "Nightbreed"

04. If you had to dress up as your favorite literary character, who would it be?
-Gandalf - JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

05. What is your favorite fairy tale, urban legend or nursery rhyme?
-Hey Diddle Diddle

06. What is a cause near and dear to your heart?
-Fighting Cancer... for my father [rest in peace]

07. What's the strangest item you've used as a bookmark?
-Banana Peel.

08. Do you have any nicknames? What are they and how did you earn them?
-My friends used to call me "JH" cause we all went by our initials and it sounded cool, lately I am more of a "grunt sound". People now sort of call me "J" it's easy I guess...

09. Name one habit you want to change in yourself:
- My focus is so bad I find myself one place and the next I am somewhere else... what were we talking about?

10. Tell us something interesting or shocking about yourself:
- Shocking, huh? I wear a cowboy hat when I work on my computer [and nothing else, shocked... ha], it gives me a sense of a wild side. Interesting about me, I love soundtrack/scores to films I have over 4000 plus and it's mostly scores. Some get confused what is the difference between a score and a soundtrack... a score is the musical piece and the soundtrack is different bands singing songs.


01. What was your favorite A-to-Z post from 2011?
-This is an easy one... the letter "O" and I am not sure why it brings the most attention... people come looking for my "O" post at least 50 a week.

02. What brought you to the A-to-Z originally? Tell us about your first A-to-Z:
- I knew a guy who knew a guy and that guy knew this girl... I am thanking my good friend and co-host Alex who has this amazing gift to be on the pulse of the blog world and his love for "Rush". It's funny how it started for me, at the time I was doing lots of art/design that features "ZOMBIES" and felt this was a great chance for me to switch to something less monstrous. A to Z challenge was my chance to be normal, but if you have seen my stuff... what is normal?

03. Are you doing a theme?
-There is a theme, though will it be entertaining... fingers crossed!

04. Are you writing & scheduling posts in advance?
- Oh my gosh, yes... last year I went in unprepared and it is harder to come up with something, I went blank at least 26 times.

05. What is your favorite letter of the alphabet, and why? What letter do you like least?
"W" is my most confused letter in the bunch... shouldn't it be "Double V" instead of "Double U"... though it's not a hate more of a sadness. I love the letter "X" cause that marks the spot to many things... treasure, last crusades and a world of generation "X'rs.

I am hoping you all will stop by the retro-ranch soon... those who might be interest in reading my mess of a book... I will let you... email me and I will send you a link....

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]



Quite a selection of answers, enjoyed getting to know you.


Pearson Report said...

Hey Jeremy...loved this intro - you are quite a multifaceted guy. I'm glad to know more about you.

You and my daughter are on the same page in the music department - she is a score junkie! I'm not sure if she rivals your 4000, but I'm sure she's nipping at your heels.

I'm off to read "O"...thanks for sharing all these great insights! You're one interesting guy!

Your co-host pal, Jenny @ Pearson Report
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
Twitter: @AprilA2Z

PR said...

Wow 4000, that's impressive :)

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Hello, Jeremy,nice to get to know you. I'll go visit your blog now.


DL Hammons said...

I'm constantly surprised how many people confuse a movies score and soundtrack! And just a Cowboy hat huh? :)

Great getting to know you better! :)

Heather Murphy said...

Cowboy hats and banana peels...hmmmm

MISH said...

Hey Jeremy, it's great to learn more about you.
The 4000... mostly scores... bit of info really grabbed my attention... wow! It must have taken you a while to build up such a collection? Are you using the scores?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I chuckled all the way through this!
Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors? I am so envious. Not that I'd want to be on stage either.
And let's hear it for Rush!!

Konstanz Silverbow said...

I think using a Banana Peel for a bookmark out does all the other things I have seen used as a bookmark!

Awesome getting to know you!

Marta Szemik said...

Hehehe! Cool question and cool answers J. A banana peel? That's pretty original and mushy for a bookmark ;)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love musical scores too. I have a stack and often play them while I write or bake.
No comment on the cowboy hat thing.

Unknown said...

well met, Jeremy :) Using a banana peel as a bookmark is genius; it's practical and leaves your book smelling like a fruit salad. Win win :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'd have to say a banana peel is a strange book mark. Don't want to leave it in too long. I use paper clips. Kinda boring, I know.

Nicole said...

It's funny (not so much) how a crowd of people cheer for someone else to experience pitfalls, yet, they would not want to be in the same position where others are turning on them. People are a trip.

A banana peel is definitely a strange choice for a bookmark. It's decorative and convenient though :)

As a multitasking insomniac, I can relate to your lack of focusing habit. Cowboy hats are cool...and keep YOU from having to do laundry, I guess, lol. You have a point there with your most confused letter. It was nice to get to know you, Jeremy. If your posts at the ranch are as entertaining as this one, then we all must stop by there more often. Also, Congrats on finishing your book!

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Tina said...

Wow, and I thought I knew more about you than the other the banana peel, the cowboy hat thing, going to check out O...though I have an idea. One of my most popular posts is about How to Survive Physics, it gets read every week. Lots of googlers out there trying to do just that...I guess.
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge
P.S How to Survive Physics

Anonymous said...

Jeremy is awesome!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Well now, #10 sort of redefines talking to you on the computer...

How did the banana peel work out for you?

Congrats on the book!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

I am so bad to respond so late, I am working on too many projects... I love your comments, I am grouping them all in one place...

Some highlights:
Cowboy hats... are cool.
Banana peals... last for three days.
Scores... anyone want to trade? I love music...
Fango Photos coming soon...

Thanks everyone. said...

You're so off-the-rails talented. I love your Where's Bernie, and I love Bernie, and that's the most creative Bernie meme I've seen!

Alex sent me.
Cheers, Jeremy.