Saturday, October 08, 2016

HALLOWEEN: The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers

One of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite TV shows, Faerie Tale Theatre. My sister and I used to savor this show as kids every time a new episode came on. This episode stars Peter MacNicol as a young man who doesn't know fear and attempts to discover what it is, based on the Grimm tale "The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was." Narrated by Vincent Price, and also featuring appearances by Christopher Lee, David Warner and Frank Zappa, this one's a real pip.

Friday, October 07, 2016

HALLOWEEN: Peanuts, 1989-1990

1989

1990

Thursday, October 06, 2016

HALLOWEEN: Danse Macabre

I've been blogging for some time now, and this year I decided to look back at some of my Halloween posts from (gulp) 10 years ago. That year, *most* of what I posted were videos, and nearly all of them have gone away since 2006. So, what the hell, since this is some of my favorite stuff to play in October, why not share it again to enhance my own Halloween mood?

So, Thursdays in October, I'll just be putting up some pieces of art music that my Halloween is never complete without. This is one of those pieces I've imagined my own animated short version of that will never exist.

First up: Danse macabre, Op. 40, composed in 1874 by Camille Saint-Saëns. This in particular is my favorite performance of this piece, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

HALLOWEEN: Ruth Morehead Art

I'll have a few of these up this year; this is from Ruth Morehead's Teenie Weenies series. These take me back a little. Some of you probably hate this kind of cutesy thing, but it just reminds me of walking around Jo-Ann Fabrics or even So-Fro Fabrics with my Mom as a kid.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Muppet Monday

It's the spooky season, but Wembley's not scared; I mean, he says it right in the song. Written by Philip Balsam & Dennis Lee, this song appeared in season 1, episode 8 of Fraggle Rock, "The Terrible Tunnel."

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Song of the Week: "People Make the World Go Round"

I spent the day yesterday watching all of Luke Cage on Netflix, and it is just fantastic. Luke Cage is one of the most inspiring heroes to come out of the MCU. And besides how well-acted and captivating it is, its soundtrack is gold. The rest of the year's Songs of the Week could just easily be the entire Luke Cage soundtrack. This is a 1972 single by The Stylistics that I've always dug, and it was nice to hear in the first episode.

HALLOWEEN: Tumblr Finds

What I like about these posts is that they're little blasts of Halloween to keep the spirit going when I don't have a lot else to post about it. Just reveling in the season.