Saturday, November 06, 2010

halloween compost mortem

I had a wonderful Halloween, but it was far from ideal. I simply can't cram the entire holiday into a mere month. For those of you who were wondering, my costume this year was General Zod from Superman II.

If you're reading this now, it probably means you're my friend. It also means that there's a good chance you weren't born by 1982 which explains why I had to explain my costume to so many people. I needed a costume that would make use of the beard I'm presently sporting (which is getting really itchy and obnoxious, but I already told someone I'd grow a beard for Christmas). Also, my hair (as little as I have) tends to stick up more than slick back. Oh well.

I just finished watching The Simpsons Halloween special this year. It sucks that they don't show it before Halloween, but I'm sort of grateful that they extend the season slightly since I ran out of time to do everything else.

Actually, I managed all the essentials.

Those of you who came over to my house last week, thanks. We made a great movie this year and I'll probably post it soon. I was toying with the idea of entering it somewhere, but I don't even know where and I'd rather just keep it fun and public where everyone can see it. I will be tweaking it this week though, so it won't be up for a little while. My friends are really awesome to deal with me while we put the thing together.

I watched about a dozen scary movies. Thanks to Zo, we had some serious organization on that front. Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish watching all of the Friday the 13th movies, but I got 3 1/2 done. Also, I make a point of watching Donnie Darko every year, but time escaped me.

Once again, I wasn't able to go out trick-or-treating (still not opposed to doing it in my old age), but it was cool to receive trick-or-treaters -- even though most of them don't even say "trick or treat." What's up with that? I have to prod them most of the time.

I hit two haunted houses. They're getting less fun. I love them, but unfortunately they're so popular that the businesses are forced to make them the most efficient continuous line of people.

J.R. and I finished the Halloween cd, but we so ran out of time that we didn't get our cover art, movie quotes or lyrics finished. Here's the list. I'll burn you a copy if you want one.

1. "Keepin' Halloween Alive" by Alice Cooper
2. "The Ghost Who Walks" by Karen Elson
3. "Goo Goo Muck" by The Cramps
4. "Only After Dark" by The Human League
5. "Mr. Splitfoot" by Paris Motel
6. "Walk Like a Zombie" by HorrorPops
7. "Dead Girl Superstar" by Rob Zombie
8. "Jack You're Dead" by Joe Jackson
9. "Skullcrusher Mountain" by Jonathan Coulton
10. "A Night On Bald Mountain" by Eugene Ormandy
11. "Wake the Dead" by Family Force 5
12. "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" by Tracy Jordan
13. "She Wolf" by Shakira
14. "Wolf Like Me" by TV On the Radio
15. "Bed Intruder Mix" by Bruce Lee Roy
16. "This Gigantic Robot Kills" by MC Lars
17. "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
18. "I Put a Spell on You " by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
19. "All Your Hate Lays On Me" by JonDis
20. "Good Man In a Bad Time" by Ian Hunter
21. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Roger Daltrey

"Bed Intruder Mix" is J.R.'s "original composition" this year. He took the famous joke song that's been auto-tuned and "scarified" it. My original is called "All Your Hate Lays On Me" and it's pretty much a portion of the ABBA song "Lay All Your Love On Me" played backward.

"Mr. Splitfoot" is the song in the trailer for the new AMC series Walking Dead. Have you seen that? I may start watching it. I watched half of the first episode and it's pretty good.

Here are a couple of great finds this year from the album --

"Wolf Like Me" by TV On the Radio

"The Ghost Who Walks" by Karen Elson

I may tone it all down next year.


Anonymous The Mad Giggler said...


November 08, 2010 8:42 AM  
Blogger jaime said...

Weird, but I have yet to receive one of your Halloween cd' yes, I would like one! Also, the Halloween movie this year was awesome!! You really need to go into that line of work buddy!

November 08, 2010 10:33 AM  
Blogger jaime said...

Ps- I keep looking at that pic of you with Jen, her costume was so creepy!

November 08, 2010 2:37 PM  
Anonymous dre said...

yes I want a cd!

November 16, 2010 10:55 AM  

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