The days are getting shorter, the leaves are falling, the pumpkins are ready for harvest, and…wait…what was that? Did you hear that sound? It came from over by that old cemetery…it can only mean one thing: Halloween is coming! And that means I’ve been spinning spooky tunes for about a month now! And I think it’s time to share.
What’s the deal with our obsession with zombies? It’s not anything new, as this tune will attest. ‘Zombie Jamboree’ is a zombie-themed calypso tune from 1956. That’s really all I know about it. It’s all I, or you, need to know about it.
We’re smack dab in the heart of the Halloween season, and I’m starting to feel it. Finally. It’s been a rough autumn with the passing of my mother, and I haven’t really felt the ‘holiday spirit’ too much. But dammit, you know what? It’s late October, there’s a chill in the air, frost on the pumpkins, and the fall foliage is stunningly gorgeous this year. Life’s gotta go on, so I’ve got the Halloween tunes playing all day and night (and yes, it does get tiresome after awhile) and I thought I’d share some cool Halloween videos by a super talented artist, filmmaker, graphic designer and blogger Jason Willis.
Well, it’s here. Halloween. For a holiday in which I personally don’t do much anymore (too old to trick or treat, not really into the whole costume thing), I really love Halloween. It’s an excuse to gorge on candy, and to celebrate the darker things in life. The leaves are falling off the trees, the temperature is dropping… it’s just a great time of the year.
October is one of my very favorite months for lots of reasons.. the cooler temperatures, the beautiful explosion of color as the leaves on the trees put on one last show before winter, Octoberfest beers…. and Halloween. And one of my favorite things about Halloween is that it gives me an excuse to watch ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.’ I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve missed it in any of my 44 years on earth. It’s to the point where if I MISS it, I will be depressed for days. This is crazy, because I’ve owned it on DVD for probably 15 years. Click through for the full post and a glimpse of these magical music.