Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Australians don't really celebrate Halloween. Children down under can spend their entire childhoods without ever feeling the exhilarating pleasure of running up to a strangers door and threatening them with malicious acts unless they give you some kind delicious treat as a payoff. Halloween is catching on here, very slowly, but I think that in the next ten years or so celebrating Halloween will be just as big here in Australia as it is in the States. Stores are stocking some (but not very much) Halloween related costumes and decorating paraphernalia, candy is being packaged in distinctly Halloween-related themes, and supermarkets are putting pumpkins out on display, even going as far as to advertise websites to consult for help with carving, all of which seem to indicate that Halloween is on the cusp of greatness here. Rhiannon and I are going to a party, we're going as Rick Deckard and Pris from Blade Runner, not only because it's a great film, but we were able to put the costumes together by compiling items from our own closets and the very first thrift store we stopped at. Anyway, I compiled a Halloween themed mixtape for your consumption in a handy Zip file that contains all of the tracks listed below and the original artwork I came up with. I like the album art you see above better, so if you prefer that one, just right-click and save as. Enjoy the mixtape and let me know what you think of it in the comments section below!
Halloween Mix 2010
1. M83 - Car Chase Terror
2. Bat for Lashes - What's a Girl To Do?
3. Muse - New Born
4. Radiohead - Kid A
5. The Knife - Silent Shout
6. Crystal Castles - Doe Deer
7. Cat Power - Werewolf
8. Portishead - Sour Times
9. Mogwai - I Know What You Are But What Am I?
10. Dead Man's Bones - Pa Pa Power
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
12. Jace Everett - Bad Things
13. Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses
Download the Halloween Mix in the "Pages" section of this site! (can be found on the right)