SIR BUDDHA GONZALEZ is a lover of the original classic horror films including the Universal monsters series. While growing up, he tuned in to the classic horror hosts SVENGOOLIE and SON OF SVENGOOLIE. They sparked his fascination with many different horror hosts including ELVIRA and MT GRAVES as well as JOE BOB BRIGGS and the well known MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER crew.
He came across MR. LOBO through a comment he had posted on SVENGOOLIE’s Facebook page. At first, SIR BUDDHA thought our host was a local gentleman hosting his own version of a horror show. Out of curiosity, he checked out CINEMA INSOMNIA and he caught the CINSOMNIA bug. Today his most favorite Cinema Insomnia episode is the A VERY VHS HALLOWEEN special followed closely by the one that featured the Sci-Fi classic–THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE(1961)! Later on, a friend of his directed him to the documentary AMERICAN SCARY which featured MR. LOBO. BUDDHA commented on the discovery,
“When I heard MR. LOBO speak about the genre and saw his love for horror hosts and for the true art form, I thought he was very intelligent and was spot on with everything he was saying. (I am) very happy to have found MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA. I know that one of my favorite art forms and past times will still be around for years to come.”
Buddha is an actor, musician, and entertainer in his own right and is the lead performer in his band BUDDHA GONZALES and the MAGGOT OVERLORDS OF FUNK. He is currently working on an album that will tribute horror hosts and Creature Features including Svengoolie and Mr. Lobo. He has a new song called SLEEPLESS INSOMNIAC that we’re all dying to hear. His band was also tapped by MR. LOBO to do a Funk version of the CINEMA INSOMNIA theme to be used in upcoming retro episodes.
He is an amazingly talented and humble man. He has worked with some of the greats in the recording business and has his own fans for his accomplishments in the Funk genre with members of Parliament Funkadelic, Mutiny, and Maggot Overlords of Funk.
Thank you, SIR BUDDHA GONZALEZ, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can download and print. Congratulations, SIR BUDDHA GONZALEZ –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for February 13th through 19th, 2015!
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