Saturday, October 25, 2008

Show 74: Happy Halloween!

It's the Thrifting for Tunes
First airing on October 25 in my usual time slot...
Repeat on October 31 at noon (listen as you get your costume ready!)

The Mauna Loa Lounge gets extra spooky,
and Zombies are on the house!!!
(see recipe way down below)

Have a happily haunted Halloween folks...
and enjoy this sickly set of
spoken word weirdness and ghoulish grooves!

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Song : : Desolation Theme
Artist : : Ken Nordine, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz
Album : : Stay Awake, Music from Vintage Disney Films

Song : : Entrance
Artist : : Stan Ridgway and Pietra Wexstun
Album : : Blood, Miniature Paintings of Sorrow and Fear

Song : : Black Mass
Artist : : Les Baxter
Album : : The Dunwich Horror (original score)

Song : : The Witches, The Witches
Artist : : David Greenberger
Album : : Duplex Halloween Planet

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Song : : The Raven
Artist : : Christopher Walken
Album : : Closed on Account of Rabies

Song : : Ulalume
Artist : : Buddy Morrow
Album : : Poe for Moderns

Song : : My Eye
Artist : : Brian Dewan
Album : : Tells the Story

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Song : : Zombi
Artist : : Richard Hayman
Album : : Voodoo!

Song : : Voodoo Dreams
Artist : : Les Baxter
Album : : The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter

Song : : Mamba
Artist : : Richard Hayman
Album : : Voodoo!

Song : : Zambezi
Artist : : Les Baxter
Album : : The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter

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Song : : Run Home Screamin’
Artist : : David Greenberger
Album : : Duplex Halloween Planet

Song : : Severed
Artist : : John Gilmore & Skip Heller
Album : : Laid Bare

Song : : The Pit and the Pendulum
Artist : : Buddy Morrow
Album : : Poe for Moderns

Song : : Tricks or Treat
Artist : : David Greenberger
Album : : Duplex Halloween Planet

Song : : Selected Readings from RAT CATCHING
Artist : : Crispin Hellion Glover
Album : : THE BIG PROBLEM ≠ the solution. The Solution = LET IT BE

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Song : : Goblin Dance
Artist : : Gershon Kingsley and Peter Waldron
Album : : Ghostly Sounds

Song : : Ai Margini della Follia
Artist : : I Goblin
Album : : Zombie, Le crepuscule des morts vivants

Song : : Outro
Artist : : Gershon Kingsley and Peter Waldron
Album : : Ghostly Sounds

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The Mauna Loa Lounge's
Halloween ZOMBIE Cocktail
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • 1/4 oz falernum
  • 1 oz Havana Club AƱejo Reserva rum
  • 1-1/2 oz Appleton Estate V/X Jamaican rum
  • 1/2 151 rum
  • 1/8 oz Sambucca
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Handful of crushed ice
  • Blend all ingredients for a few seconds
  • Pour into a tall glass
  • Add ice cubes to fill
  • Garnish with a mint sprig

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From the archives...
a Halloween blast from the past


In those days, we’d actually dance when we went out to the clubs. We were wannabe new wave rude boy skasters out on Halloween... a big deal when you’re still into all kinds of gory horror movies.

Some of our nuevo wavo acquaintances had some punky acquaintances who were in this punk band that was playing in a club for a Halloween party (and in costume too! One guy we knew did all their makeup. He was an amateur movie stuntman and makeup artist who’d actually done all the bloody effects for this cheap Canadian horror flick — about a big retarded guy with a chainsaw — filmed up north just outside the city).

So I was a zombie with a cleaver in my head and guts hanging out of my belly (another amazing use for condoms!) and we were all backstage after the show as the band was peeling the rubber off their faces. This one girl — probably the only really decadent, anarchist girl I’ve ever really spoken to — at one point grabbed my bottle of fake blood and emptied it out all over my head and shirt. This was a hell of a lot of fake blood! In keeping with the spirit of the evening, of Halloween and of punky anarchy, I wound up and gave the girl a good kick in the ass, sending her swearing down the hallway.

We got out of there and headed up to another Halloween party in a huge mainstream disco right in the heart of downtown. The blood was wet all over me and it was a cold Halloween, so by the time we’d walked over to the disco, I really needed a bathroom.

I was pushing my way through the crowd but people kept stopping me and admiring my bloody makeup job. In a particularly tight spot in a passageway near the washrooms, I ran right into this guy’s chest... a huge guy... but I was so frustrated, I just pushed him and said “Move, fuck!” Looking up, I was stunned to see that the chest belonged to David Hasselhoff (this was post-Knight Rider but pre-Baywatch). Who’d have known he’d be a big star, a chart-topping singer in Europe?

The people at the disco took my picture but I didn’t win any prize for my costume... one of the last Halloween parties I attended.

1 comment:

litlgrey said...

Sorry I missed this. At the time I was having to restart because this dumb PC dropped the internet connection.

Yes, the PC did. I checked with a secondary PC on the same network and the connection was fine.

What a stupid piece of crap I have.