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King Tut
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      9 comments

Today in history, 4 Nov 1922, explorers discovered the door to King Tut's tomb. In 1978, Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons (members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) debuted this novelty song on Saturday Night Live. ... Read more
Witch Doctor
Saturday, November 01, 2014      8 comments

Dave Seville (real name Ross Bagdasarian, Sr) recorded this classic in 1958. He later created Dave Seville and the Chipmunks. I told the witch doctor I was in love... Read more
Thriller
Friday, October 31, 2014      9 comments

From 1982 comes Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller". It's close to midnight Something evil's lurkin'in the dark Under the moonlight You see a sight that almo... Read more
Witchy Woman
Thursday, October 30, 2014      8 comments

The Eagles wrote and recorded this in 1972. The inspirati0n was various women they had met and remembered as seductive enchantresses. Don Henley specifically referenced Zelda Fitzgerald in "drove herself to madness with a silver spoon" (she was ... Read more
Black Magic Woman
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      16 comments

Today, 29 Oct 2014, is National Cat Day in the US. Go, kittehs! Fleetwood Mac originally recorded this in 1968. I have no memory of this. All I think of when someone ... Read more
Abracadabra
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      4 comments

The Steve Miller Band, from 2012. It's magikal! I heat up, I can't cool down You got me spinning 'Round and 'round 'Round and 'round and 'round it goes Where... Read more
They're Coming to Take Me Away
Monday, October 27, 2014      5 comments

From 1966, a novelty song by Napoleon XIV about a man and his faithless dog - or is the man just looney? Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to leave because I'd go berserk? Well, you left me anyhow and the... Read more
Somebody's Watching Me
Sunday, October 26, 2014      8 comments

"Somkebody's Watching Me" was released by the Motown label. It was Rockwell's debut single, and has been covered by many other artists. Former Jackson 5 members Michael and Jermaine Jackson did chorus and background vocals. Who's watch... Read more
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

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