Ghoul’s night out

Halloween parties are par for the course this weekend. Looking to liven yours up? First, you should tune into this tonight at midnight, Central Standard Time at 90.7FM (for those of you in the Kansas City / Lawrence area) or listen online at KJHK’s web site….

halloween flyer

Failing that, there are scads of mp3 blogs willing to help you with your spooky partytime fun. Scar Stuff has Sounds to Make You Shiver for download. Coincidently, this is the same music I’ll be using for background on Sunglasses After Dark tonight.

Oddio Overplay has two compilations for download, both of which are guaranteed to get your party rocking from dusk ’til dawn. There’s Calling All Fiends, whichis “frightening, damaging, and disturbing” Halloween music or Ghouls With Attitude, a slightly more traditional, “fun” mix.

Dave’s Free Halloween Sounds is loaded with .wavs for your mix cd pleasure. Plenty of creepy, oddball, and fun shit.

Failing that… you can always download a shitload of Misfits bootlegs and spend your evening getting your scare on like that.

the Misfits – “Monster Mash” (live)

Thanks to Nuthousepunks you have the soundtrack for your Halloween party, now all you need are wicked costumes to wear. Get creative and go as the Misfits with a kill devillock, some black leather and plenty of white make-up. There are so many adult costumes that you can wear that run the gamut from strange to sexy, or horrifying to goofy. If you happen to be throwing a party, turn your place into a haunted
house with some killer Halloween decorations that will surely be remembered by everyone who attends.

Trying for a cheering up

Not to lay my problems on you people, but my grandmother’s in the hospital for the third time in about a year, and this go ’round, it’s the intensive care unit. I had this really great post about meating people based on band merch, and it was all tied into High Fidelity and shit like that, but I haven’t really had the energy or will to do much of anything other than sit around and worry all day.

So, um, here’s some music that’s happy and cheery and completely the opposite of the way I’m feeling right now. An entire collection of Muppet-related music. Soundtracks to damn near every show and movie Jim Henson’s little creations have ever done. And as I could use something screamy and upset, there’s Leftover Crack‘s “Muppet Namblin’.” “Rainbow Connection” torn to shreds.

Albums upon albums of Muppety goodness here. Thanks to Copy, Right? for the link.

Leftover Crack – “Muppet Namblin’