Is it just me, or are the weeks flying by faster than ever? I’m pretty sure it’s mostly because my work-from-home job has been hopping in a big way – I’ve been putting in a lot of extra hours, and learned that juggling really should be on my resume…heh! I love it, though, I work with such amazing people, so it makes me look forward to each and every day – long hours or not.
Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! For the month of October, our Spotlight Dancer is our friend and regular Monday’s Music Moves Me participant, Robin from Songbird’s Crazy World! She has chosen the theme for this week, which is “Songs of the season. You can celebrate Halloween, or autumn, or both”.
Since Halloween is Thursday, I decided to go with Halloween as the theme, of course! Let’s get this party started!
Let’s start with a group that Princess Nagger introduced me to years ago – 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.
Next up is a song from the film Hocus Pocus that was sung to hypnotize children. Totally appropriate for Halloween, no?
Be prepared to be mesmerized with Sarah Jessica Parker “Come Little Children (Sarah’s Theme)”:
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.
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.
Give a listen to The Band Perry with “Better Dig Two”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday and a Happy Halloween!
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, Callie of JAmerican Spice, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!
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!
Robin from Songbird’s Crazy World