Spring Loaded: A Message from the Editor
Greetings, Internet citizen who may or may not be a Pezhead! You've stumbled on a somewhat unique website, where the magic and wonder of Pez is celebrated in a variety of ways, including poetry, photography, song parodies, convention recaps, videos, artwork, Photoshops, and more. On the pages of Pezhead Monthly, Pez dispensers answer probing questions, pop culture and history are viewed through a Pezzified lens, and creative odes abound to the world's greatest treat to eat in a puppet that's neat.
From 2001 to 2015, this website provided original Pez content on a monthly (or sometimes less-than-monthly) basis. You can check out all of the wackiness from those years on the Pezhead Monthly archive page, which is organized by volume/issue, and which also includes archives of various other features such as song parodies, quotes, and haikus.
Over the past couple of years, time has gotten away from me and I have not updated this site. However, this should not be taken as a sign that my love of Pez has somehow dissipated. On the contrary, my Pez collection continues to grow (I am currently at about 1600 dispensers), even as current circumstances warrant most of my collection being in storage. I still attend Pez conventions- I am looking forward as always to Pezamania in July- and I still hunt for Pez in stores, aided by a helpful community of Pezheads on social media who always share where they find new stuff. I still feel the thrill whenever I find a new Pez dispenser or collector set. And earlier this year I made a return to the fantastic Pez Visitor's Center in Orange, Connecticut.
So rest assured, I am still a Pezhead to this day, even if this website may not necessarily reflect that.
Which brings us back to Pezhead Monthly. While I wanted to post this long overdue update, and I certainly miss some of the silly and crazy stuff that I have been able to do on this website, I still don't expect that I'll be able to resume providing new content on a consistent, monthly basis, at least not right away (which, unfortunately, is kind of the point of Pezhead Monthly). While I would still like to share my creative odes to Pez, I may need to reconsider the website's format, and layout, and maybe even the website name, in the months ahead. I'll provide updates thru Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail (see links below).
In the meantime, there are a few features from the archive that are quite relevant to note today. See below for more details.
I hope to be in touch sometime soon with some more news on Pezhead Monthly.
Until then, thanks, and Keep On Pezzin'!
Forty years ago today, the first Star Wars movie opened in theaters. This is a big deal, people!
As a huge Star Wars fan, I have featured many Pez odes to this film franchise in Pezhead Monthly over the years.
Finally, in one of my proudest moments, I created a short video that merged 3 of my favorite things: Pez, Star Wars, and Quentin Tarantino movies.
I am very excited to share that I will be going to see the legend Neil Diamond in concert tomorrow night! I saw him once before. I had a great time then and Iknow I'll have a great time tomorrow night too.
To celebrate this happy occasion, I'd like to take us back to June and July 2005, when I imagined what Neil Diamond's life would be like if he was a Pez dispenser, including SEVEN alternate, Pezzifed songs that he might have written. Check it out!
Enjoy Pez, but please do so responsibly.