by, 11-05-2013 at 09:49 AM (1275 Views)
I didn’t listen to anything too particular. I have some music files that aren’t parts of albums with various “whatever” songs that I wanted to hear, and so I listened to those. Among them:
David Arkenstone’s “The Palantir” from the album “Music Inspired by Middle Earth”
The Buoy’s “Timothy”
John Cale’s “Heartbreak Hotel”
Jonathan Coulton’s “Re: Your Brains”
Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand”
Sabres of Paradise “”Haunted Dancehall”
The Bonzo Dog Band’s “Look Out, There’s a Monster Coming”
Also ran through Jeff Wayne’s “War of the Worlds” one more time, some “Phantom of the Opera”, some crazy-dark ambience by Lustmord, a bit of Loreena McKennitt. For old-times sake, I listened to a recording I made of Never Ending Wonder Radio’s 2009 Halloween broadcast.
Uncle Ozma broadcasted LIVE on Halloween for a few years, taking requests via email, live chatting a bit, asking for requests, etc. I didn’t get to listen “live” much, as I was generally working or taking my littles out to trick-or-treat. I could usually listen in for 3 hours or so after getting the littles to bed. But before work, I’d fire up TotalRecorder which did a great job recording whatever was playing, and recorded some of his broadcasts during the month of October to get ideas of what kinda music to look for. I kept the live broadcasts, which were so much fun. There was love in those broadcasts.
Didn’t listen to “Monster Mash” because I heard it on the radio to work. The radio … on the way to and from work … was pretty disappointing. I heard Buck Owens’ “Monster Holiday” on a country station, “MM” on an oldies station, and “Somebody’s Watching Me” during the 45 minutes I was in the car. THAT’S IT. Christmas, you get stations that play Christmas music all day, all week, or even starting the day after Thanksgiving. Halloween barely gets acknowledged.
But it looks like I heard MM 54 times … 25 by Pickett himself, 7 in a various mash-ups and mixes, twice by the Misfits, and the rest by whoever else wanted to record it.