Already the last week of October – but we’re fast approaching my favorite time of year, as Thanksgiving happens to be one of my favorite holidays. It’s nice to take the time to reflect on what we’re thankful for, though we really should do that more than just once a year, don’t you think?
And of course it’s the one day you can pig out and not feel guilty. Ahem.
Since it’s Monday, it’s time for some music – a freebie week, but since Halloween is on Friday (and Princess Nagger changed her mind yet again on what she’s dressing up as, causing a last minute order and I’ll be holding my breath hoping it gets here before Friday which means I probably will do a lot of run on sentences. Or not.) I’m going with songs that are perfect for Halloween.
Let’s start off with a song that is perfect for Halloween, a little ‘out of the box’ thinking perhaps, but perfect nonetheless.
It hails from Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Chistmas” and is appropriately entitled, This is Halloween. Enjoy!
Next up is a song that Princess Nagger insisted I include in this week’s musical selection.
So, you know, to cease the nagging, I better share it. Especially since she’s been bugging me since the beginning of September asking me when we’re going to have a Halloween theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me. So yes, lots of nagging has been going on.
The song is the theme song of a funky game she and her friends have been playing as of late – you know, in between their Minecraft-ing and Roblox-ing and Spore-ing. They even thought to dress up as the characters from this game for Halloween, but I put the kabosh on that because my sewing machine is still buried in the garage with all the rest of the boxes, and time was a precious commodity without the luxury of which to create a custom costume. Maybe next year.
The game itself is a indie point-and-click survival horror video game that centers on the fictional pizza restaurant Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where the player must act as a night security guard, defending themselves from the malfunctioning animatronic animal characters by tracking their movement through the facility using security cameras.
The player must survive their shift, lasting from midnight to 6:00 a.m. (approximately 8 to 9 minutes of real time, 4-5 minutes on the mobile and tablet editions), without being attacked by one of the animatronic animal robots roaming the facility.
I know, right? Maybe I should rethink the permissions given to the Nag on games.
The musician that recorded this song is also did a bunch of My Little Pony ones, which is probably how Princess Nagger stumbled onto this particular game. She always loves the music that’s attached to games – it’s all about the music for her.
From Israel, the musician remixes and creates his own original music. His style varies from rock through many kinds of electronic music. He has also worked on soundtracks and sound effects for animation series, and has created a lot of music for the Brony community and has collaborated with various other Brony artists.
And in case you were wondering, a ‘Brony’ is a male My Little Pony fan. You know, because it’s even cool for boys to like My Little Pony. Princess Nagger was very happy to discover she has a lot of Brony friends in her class.
Here’s The Living Tombstone with “Five Nights at Freddy’s”:
Next up is a song that needs to be on the list – it’s not just the title that’s scary, the vivid imagery and accompanying music video will have you on the edge of your seat.
While it’s about the memory of a former lover, this isn’t just a song of heartbreak: It’s haunting, even a little bit terrifying, and as the artist says, “Some of it’s just damn scary.” It will likely have you avoiding trains, tunnels and coal until next October. Just you wait and see.
Last but not least is one of my favorite earworm songs. There’s love … and then there’s obsessive love. This song borders on the latter, and not only does it have an incredibly catchy chorus (hence the earworm quality), if you look at it closely, it’s actually pretty creepy:
“It won’t be whiskey, it won’t be meth / It’ll be your name on my last breath / If divorce or death ever do us part / The coroner will call it a broken heart”
Plus, the music video, complete with a gravedigger, gives an eerie visual to this perfect-for-Halloween song.
Give a listen to The Band Perry with “Better Dig Two”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday and safe Halloween – try not to overload yourself on candy!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and Becca of Everyday Life.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!