adjective ( scarier , scariest ) informal
frightening; causing fear: a scary movie.
• uncannily striking or surprising: it was scary the way they bonded with each other.
This week’s topic for our Halloween Mixtape is Scary songs. You may take full liberty with this topic my friends. Scary because of the content? The appearance of the performer? Or the song is just that darn bad. Maybe you have some definition I haven’t thought of yet. Get on it. I wanna know why those songs scare you!
In the olden days, whenever I made someone a mixtape I always made liner notes. I also tried to include some image that was appropriate, or maybe just interesting. I figured in honor of this eclectic mix
I clearly need to clarify based on the comments I have already received. The following pictures are not of me, for one, I only wish I was 6 in 1986! But more to the point I have my REAL LIFE Best Friend to thank for these photos. Her parents did this to her, and she was kind enough to share, anonymously. Because frankly. This is about as scary as it gets. If you lived in Detroit circa 1986 apparently this was an acceptable costume.
And then the reality of the giant mistake her (not mine) parents were making sets in.
In honor of her humiliation, and her allowing me to force her to re-live her horrible memories. Part one of our Thriller bookends.
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Seasons in the Sun – Terry Jacks
Shriekback – Nemesis
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill – brrrrrrrr
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
I’m so glad I run this show, AND am the queen of the universe, because this is TOTALLY cheating. But WHO CARES??!!!! It’s HALLOWEEN!
Thriller/Heads Will Roll – GLEE SOUNDTRACK!!! HA! and some enterprising little chickie pie mixed in The Nightmare Before Christmas! Awesome video if I do say so myself.
Being the music geek I am I just couldn’t let this one go. I needed to research the song of my nightmares, Seasons in the Sun. Guess what? It’s actually a tongue in cheek song about a wife committing adultery and him leaving, maybe dying, but basically saying ha ha! I’m going to die before you and get to heaven and tell on you!
Why Terry Jacks felt the need to re-make the song, change they lyrics and scare the crap out of
a bunch of kids me in the early 70’s I will never know.
*And as promised:
reproduction from an ovum without fertilization, esp. as a normal process in some invertebrates and lower plants. – You’re Welcome.
Thank you for listening, now share your MixTape with all of us. The best part of this party is we get to hear so much music that may be new, may be forgotten or may be just what you wanted to hear right now.
These are the rules. Five songs (give or take). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Check out the other players (everyone wants to share their tunes with you). Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!
Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try and visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.
And now, The List of all Lists
November 5- Free for all!
November 12 – Song’s that tell a story. These can be epics or not. Just a story. You know, just not la la la I love you or I hate you or whatever….
November 19 – Cheating Songs
November 26 – I know it’s gonna be hard, with Thanksgiving and all, but this is a really fun topic suggested by my favorite mixer-uper, literally, she’s always mixing up the topic. Kerri from Undiagnosed but Okay. She said, how about a “this song could’ve sent me to jail?” I was intrigued, but needed more. Hmmm let’s see the Doors come on baby get higher 🙂 Or Carrie Underwood doing a little grand larceny beating up her boyfriends truck? Blondie gets arrested after seeing Aliens in Rapture Or even to be funnier: Joe Cocker you can leave your hat on, so if I left just my hat on I would be arrested for indecent exposure. Trust me it wouldn’t be pretty! – Now I get it!
December 3 – It is officially OK to be listening to Christmas Music now! Bring it on! Maybe we’ll find some new favorite Christmas tunes for our holiday playlists!
Once it is officially Tuesday, Wrong Song Lyrics goes live over at Raised on the Radio. If you haven’t visited my sister site that is a collaboration with Linda Roy and Lance Burson, what are you waiting for? Also! If you haven’t contributed your Wrong Song Lyrics what are you waiting for? Click here, it’ll take 3 minutes top! And your blog will get a shout out too!