Category Archives: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Back to School Songs”!

Hi, everyone!

Technically, we’re still in the summer season. However, for students of every age, it certainly feels like summer’s coming to an end, because school is right around the corner!

But whether you’re looking forward to the start of classes or not, Jammin’ with Jamie is here to provide a great playlist to study to that’s busting at the seams with…

Get ready to take notes!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Continued Cosmic Choruses”!

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Last week, Jammin’ with Jamie beamed up a set of space songs to celebrate Star Trek Beyond beaming down into theaters across the galaxy!

Here’s the trailer…

You sent me some great requests last week, which means our mission’s not over yet! It’s time for…

Set phasers to “jam”!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Space Songs”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s time for another Jammin’ with Jamie jam session celebrating a new film release!

Last week, Star Trek Beyond boldly went into theaters across the galaxy!

Here’s the trailer…

So set your phasers to “stun,” make sure all your red shirts are way in the back of your closet (unless you’re Scotty), and buckle up, as we boldly go… where no jam session has gone before…

Beam us up!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Toe-Tapping Tunes (Part 1)”!

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Around this time of year, many people find themselves faced with a decision: whether or not to attend a dance or other event involving dancing. Whether this event is prom, another end-of-school dance, a music festival, an outdoor concert, or any number of other events, the start of summer means everyone wants to shake their tail feathers!

Just the idea of dancing makes some people nervous. But don’t worry: we at Jammin’ with Jamie have you covered with this two-part theme!

The next time a flash mob breaks out, don’t sweat it on the sidelines: sweat it out in the spotlight in the middle of the dance floor with the smooth moves you learned by jammin’ with us to…

Put on your dancing shoes!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Parental Tunes”!

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Last weekend sure was busy! Captain America: Civil War opened in theaters Thursday night, Free Comic Book Day was on Saturday, and Mother’s Day was on Sunday!

… Now that you’re done panicking because you forgot, it’s time for us to continue another grand Jammin’ with Jamie tradition and celebrate our moms, dads, and other parental figures in one of the best ways I know how: by jammin’ to…

Why? Because I said so!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Halloween Harmonies in April”!

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I’m sure you’ve all heard of the phenomenon of “Christmas in July.” At its core, it’s a way of bringing the joy of the holiday season two seasons ahead of time.

So, why not do the same for other holidays?

I secluded myself in my laboratory to concoct a solution, and I emerged with a new creation…

The suspense is KILLER!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “April Fools’ Follies”!

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This week, we have a brand new theme that I’ve never done before!

In real life, bad decisions usually lead to bad places. In song, though, bad decisions and bad calls of all sorts can make some of the most hilarious music!

In the spirit of the holiday that people either love or loathe, this week, we’re going to be jammin’ to…

Are you pulling my leg?

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Sidesplitting Serenades (Part 1)!”

Hi, everyone!

It’s that time of year.

All the pink… all the hearts… all that mushy… stuff…

It can only mean one thing…

Valentine’s Day.

(Cue dramatic music…)

Some people love it, some people hate it, and some people go back and forth depending on their relationship status at the time. But no matter what your feelings are about Valentine’s Day, there’s one thing we call all agree on: Jammin’ with Jamie is the place to be!

Why? Good question…

In the fifth installment (third since I’ve started this blog) of a grand Jammin’ with Jamie tradition, we’ll laugh our hearts out as we jam to…

I’m already in love!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Rousing Refrains!”

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At this time of year, it seems like a lot of people start to lose their spirits. The novelty of the new year has worn off and they start giving up on their resolutions. The holiday season has ended, but the cold weather and limited daylight remain.

Well, one thing I love to do on Jammin’ with Jamie is motivate you!

In fact, one of the best ways to get motivated is to have a song in your head, so with that in mind, let’s jam to…

“I’m pumped! Let’s go!”

Halloween Movies: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

It’s time to give yourself over to absolute pleasure, as we dive into the wonderfully weird and wacky world of…

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)!

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Here’s the trailer…

I found out about this movie by a strange coincidence. One of the mainstays of Six Flags’ Fright Fest every year is the family-friendly musical comedy monster mash, Love at First Fright. While the basic plot stays the same, jokes and references change every year, keeping the show fresh and just as fun and entertaining for veteran viewers as for newbies.

The musical numbers are all existing songs from various sources, so I knew most of them. But one of my favorite songs from the show remained a mystery. After the show, I asked one of the cast members where it was from. It turns out that it, as well as another song from the show, is from The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Which songs? I’ll reveal them later…

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of those movies that I bought and watched pretty much “blindly,” meaning that I knew almost nothing about it, other than the fact that it would have those two particular songs. Late one night a few years ago, I popped in the DVD and watched it for the very first time. I watched it alone, which in hindsight, was probably a good idea. Given my age at the time, watching it with my parents would’ve been really awkward.

The movie immediately hooked me with its tone and humor. In an instant, I was laughing and dancing along. A few scenes later, my jaw dropped. I found out that I was watching one of the funniest, weirdest, and most downright insane films I’d ever seen.

… And I loved every frame of it.

Here’s the basic, spoiler-free rundown…

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Plot: A clean-cut, newly engaged couple gets a flat tire on an abandoned road during a thunderstorm late at night and goes to a nearby castle in hopes of using a phone to call for help.
Villain(s): That would be a spoiler! It’s kind of up for interpretation, anyway.
Scare Factor: This movie is so ridiculously fun that the few minimal scares are more humorous than nightmare-inducing.
Gore Factor: The gore’s pretty minimal.
Family-Friendly Factor: If your family has members that are teenaged or older, then you can probably watch this one together. There’s a fair amount of swearing, though most of it’s pretty mild. In case you’re a complete Rocky Horror “virgin,” there’s a lot of sexual content.

VERY different…

VERY different…

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! Spoilers lurk beyond this point!

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