October 31, 2012

Music By WITCH to Trick or Treat
— Jack M.

A little insight into the creative process here: think of the following as liner notes from me to you. (I'm actually not old enough to remember liner notes, but Dave in Texas tells me they used to appear on the inside of sleeves containing black vinyl discs called "records." I'm thinking he's bull-shitting me tho.)

I originally wrote: "Music to Trick or Treat By." But that damn preposition bugged me. Knowing that y'all expect full value for your money on posts here at the HQ, I then switched it to "Music By Which To Trick or Treat."

Then I realized I could substitute "WITCH". It's that kind of value that I bring to this blog, and it's why Ace still hasn't eliminated my privileges despite my not having contributed a meaningful post in 7 and a half years. Or ever.

Anyway, now that we've dispensed with the studio chatter, let's check out some Halloween-appropriate tunes that y'all should listen to as you ensure that the neighborhood children get their fair share of candy, and that they remain safely outside of 500 feet from Greg's house.

Your "Trick or Tracks"/"Tracks or Treats" (see...more of that cleverly phrased added value thing) await you beneath the jump.

1. I Put A Spell on You (Creedence Clearwater Revival).- This cover of a Screaming Jay song kicks all kinds of ass. And Clearwater is a city in Florida. So it's Halloweenish and Topical.

2. Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)- "This is a song about an old, Welsh witch." Or, as you know her, LauraW.

3. Season of the Witch (Donovan)- This 1966 tune goes out to all y'all who like your Halloween with a little proto-psychedlia. And who doesn't? Besides, Dave told me if I didn't put a track down from his 40's, he'd be pretty pissed.

4. Witch's Promise. (Jethro Tull)- Now, you might wonder why I'm putting this here. Then again you might not. This is, really, my long distance dedication to Greg/Gerg/Greggums. And not because of the "Lend me Your Ear while I call you a fool" opening line. But because I hear he's big on one-legged flute solos. Whatever that means.

Added bonus/horror: I think the Tops of The Pops molester guy makes an appearance in this vid. Gee..whoda thunk it?

5. Any song by the London boys.

No, I wouldn't do that to you. I promise.

How about this instead:

6: Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)- When I get around to writing/shooting my "Jason Vs. Muppets: Grand Prize Manhattan" slasher flick, this will be in the soundtrack.

7. Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)- Why not? I would put Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band in here too, but I'm afraid if I did it would kill off the thread faster than I do already.

Have fun. Enjoy Trick or Treating. And if you show up at Ace's place and he asks you to grab your candy from a bowl mysteriously elevated around his waist. Run. Run like the wind.

Because Ace has notoriously bad treats. It's like UNICEF pennies and dried apple snacks and toothbrushes and stuff. That's all I meant. If you have your own favorite Halloween kinda songs, dump them in the comments.

Im on Twitter as @jackmcoldcuts and I approve this message. Follow me or imma egg your house.

Posted by: Jack M. at 01:42 PM | Comments (79)
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1 Witchy Woman?

Posted by: rd at October 31, 2012 02:16 PM (zLp5I)

2 Is the campaign sex thingy gonna break on this thread?

Posted by: Othered at October 31, 2012 02:17 PM (EuW9O)

3 Obama and Toure in the broom closet, with a snorkel

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 31, 2012 02:18 PM (nTgAI)

4 Black Magic Woman

Posted by: Al at October 31, 2012 02:19 PM (aOAEM)

5 I miss albums. My lawn. Off it.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2012 02:19 PM (5H6zj)

6 "Spooky"  by Atlanta Rhythm Section

Posted by: roamingfirehydrant at October 31, 2012 02:19 PM (DA2Hm)

7 No Monster Mash? Blasphemy!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at October 31, 2012 02:19 PM (uhAkr)

8 Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe. The whole album.

Posted by: Eddie Willers at October 31, 2012 02:19 PM (bRdb3)

9

Witchy Woman by the Eagles.

 

http://preview.tinyurl.com/34dzcf4

Posted by: rd at October 31, 2012 02:20 PM (zLp5I)

10 I saw the Burning Down the Hiuse tour when I was in college. Most excellent.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2012 02:20 PM (5H6zj)

11 Werewolf by Five Man Electrical Band.  Wish I knew how to link.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2012 02:21 PM (Rrc6j)

12 Drudge has this up now: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING.. Anyone have any idea what this is about?

Posted by: Victoria at October 31, 2012 02:21 PM (tV5ow)

13 Dumped on Halloween by Raymond & Scum

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2012 02:21 PM (QKKT0)

14 He may have been s pederast but I still like Thriller now and then.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2012 02:21 PM (5H6zj)

15 "Bitches Brew" by MD. No, wait, that was about Michelle....

Posted by: Cricket at October 31, 2012 02:22 PM (2ArJQ)

16

I almost put Witchy Woman on the list. But then I thought about that Seinfeld episode.

 

And that blew the deal.

Posted by: Jack M. at October 31, 2012 02:22 PM (ZXOR3)

17 Oingo Boingo, It's a Dead Man's Party!

Posted by: PJ at October 31, 2012 02:22 PM (DQHjw)

18 Dead Man's Party, by Oingo Boingo

Posted by: kinlaw at October 31, 2012 02:22 PM (uLTng)

19 Note to self:  it ain't easy to do the Time Warp while sitting on the couch.  But damn if I ain't giving it my best.

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at October 31, 2012 02:23 PM (GrtrJ)

20 Oingo Boingo, It's a Dead Man's Party!

Posted by: PJ at October 31, 2012 07:22 PM (DQHjw)

18 Dead Man's Party, by Oingo Boingo

Posted by: kinlaw at October 31, 2012 07:22 PM (uLTng)

 

Jinx and a good song

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 31, 2012 02:23 PM (nTgAI)

21 Slayer: Dead Skin Mask http://youtu.be/Zp_ntrq_K40

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 02:23 PM (jKE+Z)

22 Damn, PJ beat me by like 30 seconds

Posted by: kinlaw at October 31, 2012 02:23 PM (uLTng)

23 "Halloween" by the Dead Kennedys.

Posted by: Braineaterbob at October 31, 2012 02:23 PM (uNg8z)

24 Witch Hunt - Rush
Temple of Syrinx/YYZ - Rush

(Doesn't have "Witch" in it but sets the right mood IMNSFHO).

Posted by: Al at October 31, 2012 02:23 PM (aOAEM)

25 I thought Stevie Nicks was the witch.......

Posted by: Adam at October 31, 2012 02:23 PM (/YJYi)

26 I Can't Decide

http://tinyurl.com/3uckae

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 31, 2012 02:24 PM (QKKT0)

27 Nothin. I gots it.

Posted by: fluffy at October 31, 2012 02:24 PM (3SvjA)

28 Fox Exclusive: Classified cable warned consulate couldn't withstand 'coordinated attack'

Posted by: USA at October 31, 2012 02:24 PM (RIg+t)

29 Spooky - Atlanta Rhythm Section

Posted by: Havedash at October 31, 2012 02:24 PM (ToMJU)

30 "Dick or treat? That is the question." -- Hamlet Obama

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 31, 2012 02:24 PM (o5KHg)

31 Helloween !

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 31, 2012 02:24 PM (nTgAI)

32 Dave in Texas gave me advice about the " G-Spot " . Once . Only once . It was not good .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 02:25 PM (lo/S5)

33 Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. Mom and Dad have to do SOMETHING for themselves before they start handing out candy...

Posted by: Cricket at October 31, 2012 02:25 PM (2ArJQ)

34 Anything by StaticX, or even just a pic of them.

Posted by: Havedash at October 31, 2012 02:26 PM (ToMJU)

35 Not sure how a sex scandal vs Obama would play. Might backfire on us. But I guess drudge isnt saying it has to do with a presidential campaign?

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2012 02:27 PM (5H6zj)

36

Drudge has this up now: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING..

Anyone have any idea what this is about?

Posted by: Victoria at October 31, 2012 07:21 PM (tV5ow)

 

 

Odds are it is a congressional campaign.  One out of 355. 

Posted by: drudge trolling for hits? at October 31, 2012 02:27 PM (zLp5I)

37 I'm doing trick or treat for my dad and am getting annoyed with the little beggars. It seems they no longer yell "trick or treat". I've had to turn the sound practically off to know it they are there. Also the last two years there were tons of kids and we ran out. So I bought a huge amount of candy. And hardly anyone is trick or treating this year. So my dad and I are already working through the good stuff.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2012 02:27 PM (kUnhC)

38

; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;" class="MsoNormal">19Note to self: it ain't easy to do the Time Warp while sitting on the couch. But damn if I ain't giving it my best.

Posted by: DangerGirl

; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;" class="MsoNormal">The whole trick to the time warp is not to do it, but to do it... again.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2012 02:27 PM (Rrc6j)

39 "Spellbound" by Siouxsie & the Banshees.

Posted by: Braineaterbob at October 31, 2012 02:27 PM (uNg8z)

40 Oops. Ace stomped on this thread.

Posted by: Y-not at October 31, 2012 02:28 PM (5H6zj)

41 Hotel California!

Posted by: Paladin at October 31, 2012 02:28 PM (Id+W0)

42 This guy dies and goes to Heaven.  When he gets there, there are two gates for the men.  One has a huge long line and the other has only a single man standing there.  So he asks one of the guys in the long line why he is standing there.  He says, "Well, this line is for men who were henpecked by their wives."  So he goes over to the short line and recognizes the guy as Obama.  He asks Obama why he is standing there.  Obama says, "Because my wife told me to stand here."

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 31, 2012 02:28 PM (XUKZU)

43 12 Drudge has this up now: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING..

Anyone have any idea what this is about?     Could this be the Trump thingy?

Posted by: Marybeth at October 31, 2012 02:29 PM (fkaOH)

44 42

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 31, 2012 02:29 PM (o5KHg)

45 My halloween horror story from when I was a kid. My parents had a small fruit farm. People gave us APPLES! On the plus side, in those days there were people who gave out home made caramel apples and popcorn balls, and full size candy bars.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 31, 2012 02:31 PM (kUnhC)

46
It's that kind of value that I bring to this blog, and it's why Ace still hasn't eliminated my privileges despite my not having contributed a meaningful post in 7 and a half years. Or ever.








Come on, it's only been a couple of years since the last of your epic poetry. Although, one might balk at describing some of those poems as "value" or "meaningful" as opposed to "Exhibit 5B on the restraining order application".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 31, 2012 02:31 PM (TIIx5)

47

Come on, it's only been a couple of years since the last of your epic poetry. Although, one might balk at describing some of those poems as "value" or "meaningful" as opposed to "Exhibit 5B on the restraining order application".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 31, 2012 07:31 PM (TIIx5)

 

To be fair, I did do an epic poem on my twitter feed about 3 months ago. See, what you missed out on by not following me?

 

Why did I just lose 75 followers???

Posted by: Jack M. at October 31, 2012 02:34 PM (ZXOR3)

48 It's that kind of value that I bring to this blog, and it's why Ace still hasn't eliminated my privileges despite my not having contributed a meaningful post in 7 and a half years. Or ever. Translation for the moron impaired : I post how I get paid .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 02:37 PM (lo/S5)

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2012 02:37 PM (Rrc6j)

50 Ain't Superstitious, Black Cat Crossed My Trail - Jeff Beck

Posted by: chuckR at October 31, 2012 02:39 PM (UGxsK)

51 Actually, I DO follow you on Twatter. But I only look it over about twice a month......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 31, 2012 02:39 PM (TIIx5)

52 >> Dave in Texas tells me they used to appear on the inside of sleeves containing black vinyl discs called "records." Bitch get with the times. Vinyl is BACK baby.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at October 31, 2012 02:40 PM (pUqSw)

53

Ain't Superstitious, Black Cat Crossed My Trail - Jeff Beck

 

Solid, #50.  I always kick myself on these things, because I always forget about Jeff Beck. I don't know why, b/c I like him, but I do.

Posted by: Jack M. at October 31, 2012 02:41 PM (ZXOR3)

54 Still just two little ghoulies/ghosties at my door. It's a little wet outside. It's depressing turnout. I gave them double portions for being first (and so I don't have to tote as much to class for my students tomorrow).

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 02:41 PM (jKE+Z)

55 Be another hour or so 'till DiT scrolls down to the important stuff .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 02:41 PM (lo/S5)

56 Its 9:11 pm here (NT) in a subdivision (we don't have any gated communities) and we had a grand total of 16 kids come to the door.  Each kid gets bag of chips, full-size bar and handful of rockets and suckers.    In my day I had to do half a street to get that much.  I never even told one to get off my lawn.  (Even tho I wanted to.)

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2012 02:42 PM (Rrc6j)

57 Screw the political crap. I'm just squatting here until the ONT.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 02:44 PM (jKE+Z)

58 Zombie Jamboree, Cha-Cha With The Zombies, Haunted House.

Look 'em up on YouTube

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2012 02:45 PM (pFqpP)

59 56 Its 9:11 pm here (NT) in a subdivision (we don't have any gated communities) and we had a grand total of 16 kids come to the door. Each kid gets bag of chips, full-size bar and handful of rockets and suckers. In my day Ihad to do half a street to get that much. I never even told one to get off my lawn. (Even tho I wanted to.) Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2012 07:42 PM (Rrc6j) --You're in The Rock?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 02:46 PM (jKE+Z)

60 Every minute I stay out here by the pool, I get weaker, and every minute logprof squats in this thread, he gets stronger. >> "Dave in Texas gave me advice about the " G-Spot" I told you you're setting yourself up for disappointment if you're going to buy into that whole "female orgasm" myth.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at October 31, 2012 02:47 PM (pUqSw)

61 Alberta Oil Peon , Where are you I'm one as well . How's it going logprof ?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 02:48 PM (lo/S5)

62 Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2012 07:42 PM (Rrc6j) --That reminds me; when I first moved to Canada and saw ads for chocolate bars with Smarties in them I gagged. It was a couple of weeks before I found out Smarties in Canada are like M & Ms, and what are Smarties in America are Rockets in Canada. N.B. I actually love Smarties/Rockets but they're too tart to mix with chocolate!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 02:49 PM (jKE+Z)

63 Don't fear the Reaper.

Posted by: red923 at October 31, 2012 02:51 PM (CX71c)

64 Dave . What's this information worth to you ? Assuming , of course , I can prove it's existance ?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 02:53 PM (lo/S5)

65

; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal">That reminds me; when I first moved to Canada and saw ads for chocolate bars with Smarties in them I gagged. It was a couple of weeks before I found out Smarties in Canada are like M & Ms, and what are Smarties in America are Rockets in Canada.

N.B. I actually love Smarties/Rockets but they're too tart to mix with chocolate!

Posted by: logprof

; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;" class="MsoNormal">Drop by, we have bags of both.  Boxes of Smarties (like M&Ms) are the Nestle Chocolate Bar mix.

; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;" class="MsoNormal">BTW, I never found out what a Twinkie was until I was in my 30's.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at October 31, 2012 02:54 PM (Rrc6j)

66 How's it going logprof ? Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 07:48 PM (lo/S5) --It's okay, a little damp here, but so far I've at least had about 15 trick-or-treaters. Like previous years, there's usually 10-15 minutes of quiet followed by 2 or three visits together. I'm giving out Rice Kristy treats. Not sure how much the little monsters like them, but screw it, it's what I would have wanted when I was their age.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 02:55 PM (jKE+Z)

67 Drudge has this up now: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING..

Anyone have any idea what this is about?


***

Let's hope like all hell that if he reports something about Ryan or Romney, he has his facts straight, because it will spread like wildfire.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 31, 2012 02:56 PM (piMMO)

68 Dead thread, but I cannot believe this was not an entry:
http://tinyurl.com/cup6ef

Bobby Bare:  Marie Laveau

Posted by: jwb7605 at October 31, 2012 02:56 PM (Qxe/p)

69 Bill, do not tempt me with the Grail. It does not exist.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at October 31, 2012 02:58 PM (pUqSw)

70

68Dead thread, but I cannot believe this was not an entry:
http://tinyurl.com/cup6ef

Bobby Bare: Marie Laveau

 

I can list everything jwb7605...I have to worry about load times for all the videos (maybe I should call Joe Biden?) and ensuring that it doesnt become a movie review.

 

Good song choice, tho.

Posted by: Jack M. at October 31, 2012 02:59 PM (ZXOR3)

71 in 70 Can = can't

Posted by: Jack M. at October 31, 2012 03:00 PM (ZXOR3)

72 Where are you I'm one as well . How's it going logprof ?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 07:48 PM (lo/S5)


Bill, I am currently on a wellsite near Edson. My home is not far from Three Hills.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 31, 2012 03:00 PM (pFqpP)

73 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is on!

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 03:01 PM (jKE+Z)

74 "Excitable Boy" - Zevon.

Most of the early Iron Maiden catalog (especially "Iron Maiden")

And speaking of eponymous songs, "Black Sabbath".


Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at October 31, 2012 03:12 PM (celt+)

75 The Canucks rule this dead thread . And Dave , there is no try . There is . Much effort is involved . Too much for some . AOP , I'm in Calgary . Howdy .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 03:13 PM (lo/S5)

76 So we have NL, MB and AB representin' so far! Did I miss anyone?

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 03:19 PM (jKE+Z)

77 These days NL and AB are interchangeable , depending on the time of the year .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 03:23 PM (lo/S5)

78 For the newfs , naturally .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 03:25 PM (lo/S5)

79 78 For the newfs , naturally . Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 31, 2012 08:25 PM (lo/S5) --But there are no grizzlies in NL, and no puffins in AB.

Posted by: logprof at October 31, 2012 03:27 PM (jKE+Z)

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