I don’t know if there will be many treats for me this Halloween! So far, it’s been all tricks here at my house today! I’ve been working non-stop on doing some website housekeeping today, unfortunately to no avail. I’m going to be continuing to work on that this afternoon until my little pumpkin gets out of school a bit later. ( I suppose she is neither little, nor would she be amused by that term of endearment at this stage!)
Halloween has never been one of my favorite holidays , but I didn’t mind the trick or treat portion of the day! (I can hear Nick’s shocked gasp right about now…) Not a big fan of scary movies or any of that, and since I’m now a parent, I struggle just to find time to get it all done. It’s the kids holiday, not really mine, I guess. Case in point, I was sewing a costume for the aforementioned “pumpkin” just last night. She decided to go as a character from one of her favorite anime once she discovered that her school allows them to come in costume, which meant I had less than a week to pull something together.
Did I mention that sewing isn’t one of my better talents?
As a quick aside, I saw a T-Rex, Mario, Santa, and some Elves…and Deku (that’d be MY kid) this morning at the school drop-off. The kids refuse to wear their orange and blue school colors for spirit day, but they’ll sure as heck come in costume on Halloween. Sure, ok…I get it.
I think I’m struggling to get into the spirit of it all this year, which now that it is actually *the* day, I suppose it’s a bit late…but I’m going to try by referring to the Master himself, Mr. Nick Rhodes.
I ask you, has there really ever been a more dignified vampire?
Duranduran.com describes Nick’s playlist this year as “esoteric”…which makes me laugh. I’m just going to copy them here for all to enjoy! The best part of this list is that there are videos to match!
Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid
CJ & Co – The Devil’s Gun
Cameo – Rigor Mortis
Hot Blood – Soul Dracula
Souls Unlimited – The Raving Vampire
James Brown – Hell
Billy Preston – Creature Feature
Lee Perry & the Full Experience – Disco Devil
The Pop Group – She is Beyond Good and Evil
Brian Auger and The Trinity – Black Cat
The Temptations – Witchcraft (For Your Love)
Dusty Springfield – Spooky
R Dean Taylor – There’s a Ghost in my House
If that’s not enough for you, and you’re looking for a little more Duran this evening…I give you Roger’s playlist, the full list available on Spotify, or you could certainly recreate it elsewhere!
That’s it for me today. I’m back to website maintenance! We’ll chat again next Monday!