The gorgeous early fall weather we enjoyed last week and weekend has been replaced by rain and drab. It reminds me so much of the weather we had the week Max ran away. Dreary dreary. I don't mind it much, though. It makes me feel more introspective, makes me look deeper into things than I do when I can just take Pookie outside and gallivant in the leaves to forget troubles. (Yeah, I gallivant occasionally. I can't be a cynical cuss ALL the time.)
There is a lot going on, I have a lot on my mind, but it's all too jumbled about to write anything worth reading. So instead, I'm going to catch up on my Halloween songs - I think I've missed (*counts*) 12! 12 songs! AH! AH! AH! (<-- read that in The Count's voice)
Zombie Zoo - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - "Sometimes you're so impulsive, you shaved off all your hair. You look like Boris Karloff, and you don't even care."
Skin and Bones - Raffi. Some of the best Halloween songs are for kids. I remember singing this one in the graveyard by my cousin's house. I'm not sure exactly WHAT is behind the door, and perhaps it's better that way.
October - U2 Not technically a Halloween song, but captures that melancholy autumn vibe that is swirling around. Also, I'm a sucker for long piano intros.
Cry Little Sister - Gerard McMann Ahh, The Lost Boys. The film is so spectacular as to warrant its own post, and the soundtrack is a large part of that. I quote this film at least every other day. And at least every other day, someone gives me the quizzical dog head tilt. Look, y'all, it isn't my fauly that you aren't properly versed in quotations from this awesome movie. Worms, Michael. You're eating worms.*
* Apparently this was just remade, bluesily for True Blood (which I've never seen, but understand is basically porn with blood.) It's pretty good, I might have to get it on the ol' pod.
**That video does nothing to change my vamporn ideas about True Blood.
Halloween - Aqua. Cheeserific Euro-pop. The lyrics are like the opening scene in Scream, with less Drew Barrymore. But you know, poppy. But also creepy. And poppy. Creepop.
Burn - The Cure (The Crow soundtrack) The Cure was just made for Halloween mixes. Where would goth culture be (not to mention the entire eyeliner industry) without their contributions. This song wins out over the very similar "Where the Birds Always Sing," because it's darker, and it was on the freaking Crow soundtrack. All things considered, The Crow is up there on Halloween movies lists. *insert obligatory comment about Brandon Lee's gothy vinyl-wrapped hotness*
OK, I'll do 6 more in a bit ... stay tuned, ghouls and boys.