The final week of October! Which means the end of the year is fast approaching. I really need to learn the art of not blinking, because every time I blink, time zooms on by.
Saturday is Halloween – I better get busy finishing up Princess Nagger’s costume before then – at least the hardest part is done (aside from the eyes) of her Corgi head, just need to do the paws. Luckily she opted not to have furry feet since they might trip up her fast pace for collecting as much candy as possible Saturday night…heh!
She’s been taking the head for a test run – even while playing Animal Jam the other day:
It’s safe to say both minions are very excited and wish Saturday would be here already.
Luckily Little Dude is at the age where he’s thrilled to don a store-bought costume – now just to make a final decision on which Super Hero he wants to be.
Hopefully there will be some left (and on sale!) when the final decision is made. Better get him in gear to make that decision, no?
Meanwhile, it’s Monday – and since it’s the Monday before Halloween we’re doing our annual ghoul theme – well, not necessarily ‘ghoul’, but certainly fun and/or scary and/or cool Halloween themed tunes. Grab your favorite and play along, won’t you?
Let’s start with a song from the film Hocus Pocus that was sung to hypnotize children. Totally appropriate for this week’s theme, no?
Be prepared to be mesmerized with Sarah Jessica Parker “Come Little Children (Sarah’s Theme)”:
Next up is a group that Princess Nagger introduced me to – she loves the shenanigans these guys do and post on YouTube. It’s an American rock band formed in December 2002 and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The band has a relatively significant cult following (Princess Nagger included), and is known for upbeat melodies and whimsical lyrics; the band members once described their musical style as “wonky rock” and “fabloo rock”.
The five members are distinguished by the color of their neckties: vocalist and guitarist yellow tie, vocalist and bassist blue, vocalist and guitarist red, percussionist gray, and vocalist and keyboardist green.
Without further ado, don’t be too scared by Tally Hall with “Turn The Lights Off”:
Next up is 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 Christmas” and is appropriately entitled, This is Halloween. Enjoy!
“This Is Halloween”:
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.
Fun Fact: This song was on a recent episode of “The Blacklist”. If you haven’t been watching, you don’t know what you’ve been missing! One of my favorite shows, and James Spader is phenomenal.
For your listening pleasure, I give you Eric Church with “Creepin’”:
Last but not least is one of my favorite ear-worm 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 ear-worm 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.
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday!
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, and Naila Moon from Just the Stuff Ya Know.
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!