Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trick or Treat!

Well everyone, its that time of the year again.  Time to dust off the old leather apron and dig that hockey mask out of the attic.  Yep, you guessed it, its Halloween! And what better way to celebrate that most phenomenal of holidays than with music!

I wanted to do something different this year, but alas, time has eluded me and well, I guess I'm going to have to do a bit research to find out what is the best Halloween music is...

And you know how I roll on the holidays, I manage to segue just a little bit of every decade in just because I can and well, it makes it more fun gosh darn it, don't you think so? 

So here is a small list of the some of the best Halloweenie tunes from decades past to present, for you to either revisit or visit for the first time.

This is Halloween from Nightmare Before Christmas

Highway to Hell by AC/DC

Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

Creep by Radiohead

Superstition by Stevie Wonder

Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon

Deal with the Devil by Pop Evil

Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett

Thriller by Michael Jackson

Well there you have it, just to name a few, I would like to thank Billboard magazine for their expertise in this area and give them credit for their list. Now I want to make a list of my own.


Feed My Frankenstein by Alice Cooper

Silent Lucidity by Queensryche

Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson

Cry Little Sister by Gerald McMann

Killing Moon by Echo and The Bunnymen

Spellbound by Siouxsie and The Banshees

Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo

War Pigs by Black Sabbath

Lucretia (My Reflection) by Sisters of Mercy

Halloween by Kirsty MacColl

So there you have my list for Halloween.  Enjoy and feel free to add some favorites of your own in the comment section.  Now if you will excuse me I have some rusty chains to attend to...

Happy Haunting...............................................

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Please Don't Read This Blog!

HA! Caught you! You know you wanted to read this blog.  But isn't that always the way it is? It is an inert desire in us to do the opposite of what is either suggested, advised or popular.  Hence this blog.

Now I know you have a favorite 80s song and YOU know you have a favorite 80s song.  I honestly believe that you sincerely want to tell me or someone or everyone,  I don't think it's a totally unreasonable request.  You have favorites and you know it! Tell Me!!!!

Okay now that I am calmer ;) I actually have a reason why I want to know. As some of you may know I am working on my very first album.  Its a long time coming and perhaps I may be past my prime as far as being a rock star, but I'm not aiming for rock star status. I am aiming for "I want to make an album" status.  I think I'm headed in the right direction.

With the love of the 80s as my guide I really feel sincerely that I should do an album of nothing but 80s covers. Ten songs that personified the 80s for everyone.  I want it felt the world over, and I want the input of all of my followers everywhere, young and old, black or white, rich or not so rich, butcher, baker, candlestick maker.  I will leave no stone un-turned.  I will go out into the REAL world if I have to.  And that's scary enough, so have mercy people!

So here is my pitch: You tell me what your favorite 80s song is and why.  I will go through the hundreds of responses (here that? hundreds!) and pick my favorites and when it comes time to do the acknowledgements on my album I will include the names of those that contributed, but showcase the ones that I picked.  Sound fair?

Oh did I mention that I was actually going to sing these songs? Yeah! that's the fun part about making an album that you and your friends like, they pick the songs and you sing them, kind of like playing Russian roulette karaoke. (I'm not the only one that's ever played that am I?)

So let's get out that vinyl, those cassettes and dust off those CD's and submit your answers today! I would like to get started working on this by the beginning of next year! Leave a comment, shoot me a DM but hurry, time's a wasting.

If you have any questions at all, please review the above statement. I will be posting songs that I have worked on in the past on YouTube here within the next few weeks so that you can hear what I sound like.  Hurry and get your answers in and you might get a free album!  How's that for a carrot!