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Madame Laveau
Saturday, October 25, 2014      6 comments

Marie Laveau was a real Voodoo Queen in New Orleans way back in the 1800's (she died in 1881). She was powerful, beautiful, skilled in herbal medicines, respected and feared by all. Bobby Bare, a country singer, had a number one hit in 1974 with... Read more
Swamp Witch
Friday, October 24, 2014      7 comments

Jim Stafford (of the "Spiders and Snakes" song) wrote this one in 1973. Black water Hattie lived back in the swamp Where the strange green reptiles crawl Snakes hang thick from the cypress trees Like sausage on a smokehouse wall ... Read more
The Devil Comes Back to Georgia
Thursday, October 23, 2014      6 comments

After the major success of The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Charlie Daniels wrote The Devil Comes Back to Georgia. It's set to the same basic tune as the first one. I'd never heard of it! Johnny Cash narrates, Marty Stuart does Johnny's part... Read more
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      9 comments

The Charlie Daniels Band wrote and recorded this in 1979. The devil went down to Georgia He was lookin' for a soul to steal He was in a bind 'cause he was way behi... Read more
Season of the Witch
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      5 comments

From 1966, written by Donovan. When I look out my window Many sights to see And when I look in my window So many different people to be ... Read more
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Monday, October 20, 2014      9 comments

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 stop action film produced by Tim Burton. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, rules in Halloween Town. Tired of organizing the yearly Halloween holiday, he stumbles over a door into Christmas Town. Jack co... Read more
Pirates of the Caribbean
Sunday, October 19, 2014      5 comments

Who doesn't like pirates at Halloween? (The real ones were pretty scary, but fantasy is fun). This began as a popular Disney ride, then beame the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise (POTC: The Curse of the Black Pearl; Dead Man's Chest; A... Read more
Moon Dance
Saturday, October 18, 2014      8 comments

I heard this while driving in to work - had to sit in the car until the song ended after I parked. Been going thru my head all night. Van Morrison wrote and recorded "Moondance" in 1970. It's his most frequently played song in his concerts,... Read more
Monster Mash
Friday, October 17, 2014      8 comments

I have to do this one every year. From 1962 comes the novelty song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. I was working in the lab late one night When my eyes beheld an eerie sight For my monster from his slab began to rise And suddenly to m... Read more
Young Frankenstein
Thursday, October 16, 2014      6 comments

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 comedy directed by Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder as a grandson of the original Dr. Frankenstein. He hates being reminded of his mad scientist grandfather, and pronounces his name as "Fronkenstien". He inherits the... Read more
An American Werewolf in London
Wednesday, October 15, 2014      7 comments

So, yesterday I found out "Werewolves of London" wasn't the theme song for "American Werewolf in London" (it seemed a no-brainer, even the actors thought so!). Instead, the director, John Landis, used several moon themed songs (Moon Dance, Bad M... Read more
Werewolves of London
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      6 comments

Werewolves of London is a 1978 rock song written by LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, and Warren Zevon. It was recorded by Zevon. I thought it had been in the movie An American Werewolf in London, but nooooo. ... Read more
Beetlejuice
Monday, October 13, 2014      8 comments

Beetlejuice is a 1988 horror comedy film starring Gina Davis and Alec Baldwin as Barbara and Adam Maitland, a recently deceased couple haunting their beloved New England ... Read more
Spiders and Snakes
Sunday, October 12, 2014      8 comments

I just love this song. Jim Stafford and David Bellamy 1974 (recorded by Stafford) I remember when Mary Lou said, "You wanna walk me home from school?" Well I said yes I do She said I don't have to go right home ... Read more
(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Saturday, October 11, 2014      7 comments

Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976. A spooky song anytime, but especially around Halloween! All our times have come Here but now they're gone ... Read more

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